Why does it say "Image not verified"?

There may be some situations when you might see a red band above the image of your link preview, with a message saying "Image not verified". 

Why does this happen? 

SocialBee is trying to fetch link previews for your posts. When the "Image not verified" label appears, it means that this may or may not be the featured image of your post. 

The featured image is determined by the OG:image meta tag. If the tag is not set, the link preview will get an image that's found on the web page from your link (if an image exists). 

How to fix it? 

First, you should use a tool such as the Facebook Debugger to check the preview of your link. 

If the preview you're getting in SocialBee matches the one you're getting with the tool, then you're all set. You don't need to do anything else. 

However, if the preview you get in the debugging tool does not match the one from your post in SocialBee, or you want to truly control the image used by Facebook when anybody is sharing your content, you should take a look at the OG:image tag on that article, directly on your website.

On Wordpress, you can use a plugin such as Yoast  or Squirrly to change the meta tags. 

Make sure the image you want in the preview is added to your article with the OG:image meta tag. It might take some time to fetch new information, but eventually, the correct image will show up. 

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