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Facebook starts crawling Croatian .hr websites again, after a month of ignoring the problem

For the last month or so, community managers all over Croatia have faced serious issues with Facebook and websites hosted with on the .hr domain name. Facebook refused to crawl titles, images and excerpts of the text when sharing, showing only the link instead. People managed, posting photos to the page wall and manually inserting links in the status, but nobody knew what the problem was. Eventually, after more than a month of submitting bug reports and even creating Facebook apps that override this problem, Facebook managed to fix it and now everything should work just like before, Facebook Hrvatska reports.

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id=”attachment_8″ Why was there a problem in the first place?

For the last month or so, community managers all over Croatia have faced serious issues with Facebook and websites hosted with on the .hr domain name. Facebook refused to crawl titles, images and excerpts of the text when sharing, showing only the link instead. People managed, posting photos to the page wall and manually inserting links in the status, but nobody knew what the problem was.

Eventually, after more than a month of submitting bug reports and even creating Facebook apps that override this problem, Facebook managed to fix it and now everything should work just like before, Facebook Hrvatska reports.

There were 2 Facebook applications available that helped, Publish It Right by Ivan Arar of 24sata Digital and .hr FB Fix by Nivas. The only problem with these apps was that Facebook grouped them on user’s news feeds. Just 30 minutes before Facebook released a bugfix, DRAP released its Poveznice.net application that used a somewhat different approach.

The bug seems to be fixed, but we’d all love to know why it even happened and more importanty; why did it take so long to fix it? Web professionals in Croatia would love to get an apology from Facebook as well, although they might never get it.

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