Get embedded

One of the nice features when you use some social media services - such as Facebook or Google+ - is the automatic generation of link previews complete with image and short snippet. From a user's perspective, I believe it's always reassuring to be able to see where a link will take you and if you're a website owner it definitely helps make links more appealing to click on.

Unfortunately most content management systems and blog services do not offer a link preview feature.

Fear not! There are online services which offer this functionality for free and, so long as you have access to edit the HTML source code in your chosen editor, you can include link previews in your pages.

The service I use is embed.ly which offers not only link previews for free but other services such as cards, bookmarklets and sharing buttons as well.

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