Discovered an oddity when copying longer posts from Facebook to be added as a blog article on my website…
Facebook adds tracking codes to the post you are copying.
I had copied my post as I’ve done many times before, but the last few times I noticed the layout on my website wasn’t the same. So I went into the text feature on my WordPress website and looked at the coding. There I found it…
That code was attached to every line in the post I copied. In the case of my post it was there 15x.
So my suggestion if you don’t like removing code or messing with code or like the idea of Facebook tracking your posts beyond Facebook…
(1) don’t copy long posts directly from Facebook to your website.
(2) write your long posts in a word or note file first then share to Facebook and your website.
(3) some text editors will remove the code if you decide to copy from Facebook, paste into your text editor, then copy to your blog
I have no idea why that tracking code is there other than Facebook wanting to keep tabs on where their collective posts are showing up.
However, because there is code there, if Facebook decides to delete your post from their system it could in fact render the post you shared to your website as a blog article null and void.