When sharing content on Facebook and other social networks, clickattractivity is really important. An optimized preview tailored to the target group leads to significant improvements in the Click Trough Rate. With the Open Graph protocol you can optimize your social sharing performance and thereby achieve a competitive advantage. Therefore, it is very important to implement the Open Graph tags valid. Opengraphcheck.com will help you do the job best. And the most awesome thing is the Open Graph Check is for free!
For a valid Open Graph implementation, you need to put certain tags to your pages. There are four required tags for every page:
The usage of Open Graph tags is largely self-explanatory. The following example illustrates the basic implementation:
<html prefix="og: http://ogp.me/ns#"> <head> ... <meta property="og:title" content="The Title" /> <meta property="og:type" content="website" /> <meta property="og:url" content="http://example.com" /> <meta property="og:image" content="http://example.com/images/image.jpg" /> ... </head> ... </html>
There are tons of optional Open Graph tags - but if you have a valid implementation of the required tags you should be fine and already ahead of your competition. If you want to learn everything about the Open Graph protocol you should read the documentation. After you have implemented the required tags you should test the implemantation for free with the Open Graph Check.
The Open Graph protocol was originally created by Facebook but it is in fact supported by a wide range of social media platforms which includes:
If you consider that social media platforms are one of the most important traffic sources, it is definitely worth implementing the Open Graph protocol. If you already have implemeted the required Open Graph tags, you should definitly test your implementation on a regular basis.
In order to check the implementation on your website the Open Graph Check will download the source code from the given URL. Once the download is finished the Open Graph Check will search for Open Graph tags in the source code. After finishing the search process all tags will be displayed in a human readable manner. The whole process will be finished in just a few seconds. Furthermore, there is no danger that the check will affect the functionality of the website in any way.
We have developed this tool to test the implementation on the websites of our clients. After the development of the Open Graph Check was completed, we wanted to give the entire world the opportunity to test their implementation of the Open Graph protocol quickly, easily and free of charge. We firmly believe that together we can make the Internet better for everyone, if everyone contributes a small part. So please feel free to use this tool to optimize your website.
That is not possible. But do not despair. The implementation of the Open Graph protocol is very simple. If you do not have the time or skills, you will surely find a local web developer who can implement the required tags for you at a low price. Maybe you know a computer science student? The implementation of the Open Graph tags should be a child's play for him and a great way to make a little money. But ff you have a large websites with hundreds of pages it is probably a good idea to ask a professionell social media agency to do the job for you. You should definitely check out more than one social media agency because the prices can vary very much.
You should check your implementation after every change on a webpage. Also you should repeat the test if you are not sure that the implementation is still valid. Do not forget to run a test whenever you create a new webpage. Since our service is for free you can run as many test as you like without any cost. Therefore, there is absolutely no reason not to perform the test frequently. Always check the most important pages regularly and thoroughly.
There is no way that the test can harm your website. The test will just download and analyze the source code of the given page. This process is as safe as a regular visit to your website. Since we do not crawl your entire site there will also be no problems with load times or data transfer rates. As you can see there is no reason to worry.
Not at the moment. We have awesome ideas for new features for the Open Graph Check but we have also other exiting projects we want to work on. As soon as we can spare some time we will priorize our iedeas and add new functionality to the Open Graph Check. So if you return to this tool in the future you might be pleasantly surprised.
That is really nice of you, you are a good person. But there is no need to thank us, we had a great time building the Open Graph Check. If you like this tool you should share it on social media, link to it from your website or blog or just tell your friends and colleagues about it. But it is also absolutly fine if you do not want to share this tool. We are just glad that you use and like the Open Graph Check.