Setting Facebook Social Meta for Your Homepage

When you or your visitors share the homepage of your site on Facebook, Facebook will display a title, description and image which represents your site.

This information can significantly increase the click-through rates when people see your site on Facebook, leading to more visitors and greater engagement.

Luckily, All in One SEO makes it easy to control this information so you attract attention to your site when people scroll through their Facebook feed.

Here we’ll show you how to set your Facebook Social Meta when your homepage is set to display your latest posts, and when your homepage is set to a static page.


Setting the Facebook Social Meta When Your Homepage Displays Your Latest Posts

To get started, click on Social Networks in the All in One SEO menu and then click on the Facebook tab.

On the Facebook screen, scroll down to the Home Page Settings section. You should see the Preview along with fields for Image, Title, Description and Object Type.

The Preview shows how your homepage will look in Facebook based on the image, title and description you set.

Now let’s set an image in the Image field that will appear in Facebook when your homepage is shared.

To set your image, click on the Upload or Select Image button and upload an image, or choose an image from your Media Library.

You can also type or paste the URL for an image into the field.

The image you set will appear below the Image field and in the Preview.

Next, let’s set the title that will appear when your homepage is shared on Facebook.

Above the Title field you’ll see some smart tags. Click on any tag to add it to the field.

You can also type the hash character ( # ) in the field to display a list of available tags you can choose from.

You can also enter text in the Title field or combine text with the smart tags.

Now we can set the description.

The Description field works in the same way as the Title field. You can select from one of the smart tags displayed above the field, or type the hash character ( # ) in the field to display a list of available tags you can choose from.

You can also enter text in the field or combine text with smart tags.

Finally, we’re going to set the Object Type. You’re typically going to set this to Website because this best describes what the homepage is.

You can set this in the Object Type drop down.

Setting the Facebook Social Meta When Your Homepage Displays a Static Page

To set the Facebook Social Meta when your homepage displays a static page, go to Pages and click on your home page to edit is. Scroll down to the AIOSEO Settings section and click on the Social tab.

You should see the Facebook tab where you’ll see the Facebook Preview, Facebook Title, Facebook Description, Image Source, Video URL and Object Type settings.

The Facebook Preview shows how your homepage should look when posted on Facebook based on the Title, Description and Image or Video you set. There are icons in the top right corner to view how it may look on desktop or mobile.

To set the title for your homepage, click on one of our smart tags shown above the Facebook Title field.

You can also type the hash character ( # ) in the field to display a list of available tags you can choose from.

You can also enter text in the Facebook Title field or combine text with the smart tags.

Now we can set the description for your homepage.

The Facebook Description field works in the same way as the Facebook Title field. You can select from one of the smart tags displayed above the field, or type the hash character ( # ) in the field to display a list of available tags you can choose from.

You can also enter text in the field or combine text with smart tags.

Next we’re going to set the image.

You can do this using the Image Source setting. Click the drop down to see the available choices.

You can select Custom Image and a Facebook Image setting will be displayed where you can upload an image, select an image from your Media Library or paste the URL for an image.

As an alternative to an image, you can also set a video. Just paste the URL for any video in the Video URL field.

Finally, we’re going to set the Object Type. You’re typically going to set this to Website because this best describes what the homepage is.

You can set this in the Object Type drop down.

That’s all! You’ve now set the social meta that Facebook will use when your homepage is shared.

When you or your visitors share the homepage of your site on Facebook, Facebook will display a title, description and image which represents your site.

This information can significantly increase the click-through rates when people see your site on Facebook, leading to more visitors and greater engagement.

Luckily, All in One SEO makes it easy to control this information so you attract attention to your site when people scroll through their Facebook feed.

Here we'll show you how to set your Facebook Social Meta for your homepage.

To get started, click on Social Meta in the All in One SEO menu. You'll see that Home Page Settings is the first section.

If you want to use the SEO title and description you've set under All in One SEO » General Settings » Home Page Settings then you can enable the Use AIOSEO Title and Description by checking the checkbox. This will hide the Home Title and Home Description fields.

The first field we're going to complete is the Site Name field. Type the name of your site or business in this field.

Next, let's set the title that will appear when your homepage is shared on Facebook. Enter the title for your homepage in the Home Title field.

Next we'll set the description. Enter the title for your homepage in the Home Description field.

Finally, we're going to set an image in the Home Image field that will appear in Facebook when your homepage is shared.

To set your image, click on the Upload Image button and upload an image, or choose an image from your Media Library.

You can also type or paste the URL for an image into the Home Image field.

Important: Facebook prefers images that are 1200 pixels wide by 630 pixels tall. The minimum dimensions they accept are 200 pixels by 200 pixels. Full details can be found in Facebook’s documentation here.

That's all! You've now set the social meta that Facebook will use when your homepage is shared.