I have a pet peeve. A bone to pick with Facebook page owners everywhere. You see, every time a page owner shares a link on Facebook, and then duplicates it in the Link Preview pane below that, I break out in hives. I die a little on the inside. If you own or manage a Facebook page, this mini tutorial is for you.
Let’s look at a couple of guilty parties, shall we?
Yes please, because my stomach is getting upset alright.
My eye is starting to twitch.
Please, please, make it stop!!
Now folks, if you’ve been guilty of this, there is hope. I’m willing to concede that many people just don’t know that there is a trick to this! If you’re one of them, let’s take a look at some folks out there who are doing it right:
Thank you Jeep! There’s only one.
Therapeutic indeed. My hives are subsiding already.
Fat AND extraneous URL free. Yummy.
And so, now you know why you lost a couple of fans after the last time you shared a link on Facebook. All us OCDs ran screaming for the hills!
“But how do I correct this vile habit??” you ask. I’ve had this lovely little “Tutorialgraphic” created to show you the ropes. Please do me and my fellow obsessive-compulsives a HUGE favor: share this image profusely. The world needs to know! And I need my eyes to stop twitching. Behold (click it to big it):
Confession is good for the soul…are you a serial double-URL poster? Go and sin no more. Next time you’re on Facebook, you’ll see lots of link-sharers who need to change their wicked ways. Make sure you share this post with them – and don’t you dare double-link it!