Do you want to lead traffic from your social media directly to your website? It's easy! Just add a link to the post.
When you insert a URL in the text box, the website preview is automatically pulled up. It includes the site title, description, and thumbnail image.
You can delete the link preview and add your image, but clicking on the visual in the feed won't direct you to the URL destination. Only clicking on the link itself will lead you to the website.
Here are two examples of how to create a Facebook post with a link in PromoRepublic.
Website original preview
When the post is ready paste a hyperlink into the text bar in addition to the caption. Once you do this, the website preview will auto-populate.
When the post is published, it will look like this in the feed.
Post with a customized visual.
When preview auto-populates, delete it and add your visual.
Or add the URL to a visual. This way the preview won't upload because the image is already there.
Once the post is published, it will look this way in the feed.
The visual won't be clickable unlike in the first case, but only the link.
If the preview doesn't populate, check the website settings in the Facebook debugger. In case there is no thumbnail image, it means that it is not developed.
We hope this guide was helpful!
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