Why my new blog picture and short description is not showing on other sites

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  • #1083217

    syndofyouths
    Member

    Hi,
    I’ve changed my blog picture and the short description of my blog but, for example, when I paste “http://thehadzhiev.wordpress.com/” on Facebook, there’re still the old ones. I made these changes yesterday.

    Thanks for your time!

    The blog I need help with is thehadzhiev.wordpress.com.

    #1083284

    Based on some other posts here on the board, it could take a few days for the changes to take effect.

    #1083344

    syndofyouths
    Member

    Thanks for the reply! :)

    #1083382

    syndofyouths
    Member

    Okay but now I really do not understand. Right now in Google+ and LinkIn the new image and the short description are available and can be seen but in Facebook only the description is showing and the old image. Is this still normal?

    #1083399

    macmanx
    Staff

    Facebook has their own internal cache which we have no control over.

    If the same link is shared, they just pull info from the cache.

    The last time I checked, it seems like it took them a week to flush the cache, but in some cases having someone who is not a friend share the link seemed to refresh the cache. I can’t even begin to guess why that worked (it makes no sense), but it did in 4 out of my 5 tests.

    #1083436

    syndofyouths
    Member

    macmanx, obviously the same goes for Twitter.
    Up until now only Google+ has changed both – the image and the short description.

    If this is a temporary problem, I decided to go on with my new domain because, after all, I think that you’re right.

    #1083437

    syndofyouths
    Member

    I’ve also tried to post my blog in Facebook through two different Facebook profiles but with no success…

    #1083446

    macmanx
    Staff

    Try reconnecting with Facebook following the complete procedure at http://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/#reconnecting-facebook

    #1083450

    syndofyouths
    Member

    Nope. I’ve also cleaned the cookies and the cache of the Mozilla Firefox 17. No result.

    #1083453

    macmanx
    Staff

    There’s more to it than that. You also need to delete the Facebook app.

    Please follow the complete procedure, step-by-step: http://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/#reconnecting-facebook

    #1083454

    syndofyouths
    Member

    Oh, yes. I did that. This was actually the first thing I did. :)

    #1083455

    timethief
    Member

    Try flushing your FB cache but disconnect from FB first http://umairj.com/146/how-to-clear-facebook-shares-cache/
    Then try the full reconnect procedure again detailed at http://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/#reconnecting-facebook including step 3 (removing the FB app), which is probably the most important step.

    #1083457

    syndofyouths
    Member

    Nope. Even in the debugger of Facebook there’s the old image…

    #1083458

    macmanx
    Staff

    It’s still going to take some time for Facebook to clear their cache.

    We really have no control over that. I had hoped that reconnecting would kick them in gear, but it appears the ball is now in Facebook’s court.

    #1083466

    syndofyouths
    Member

    Okay, guys. I’ll keep you updated on the matter and I hope that it won’t take much longer for Facebook.

    I didn’t cancel my new domain within the 48 h so I’m really looking forward to posting in Facebook my new articles because this is almost my only way of popularizing my blog.
    Thanks for your time, macmanx, timethief and notawoodpecker!

    #1083476

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    #1083502

    syndofyouths
    Member

    I’m starting to become non-Facebook fan.
    Google+ refreshes its cache in 1 h…

    #1083503

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. I have never been a Faceplant fan. LOL :D

    #1083539

    syndofyouths
    Member

    macmanx, could you check out the latest strange situation concerning Facebook. Could you share this: http://hadzhiev.com/ (not as a message but as a post) in your Facebook profile? You should really see this…

    #1083540

    macmanx
    Staff

    Just the URL itself, no specific post?

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