Can I use Twitter Cards without Twitter crawling?


#1

My website host does not allow crawling (don’t ask!), so is there anyway I can gets Twitter Cards to work? The meta-tags seem very similar to those on Facebook and that works perfectly (presumably without crawling) - is there a way to do this with Twitter Cards? My Facebook posts look professional, my Tweets look dreadful!


#2

Should work, as long as the meta tags are present when you post your article (request should be done once)

I have a similar setup using some custom PHP functions to only add the tags once twitter does a request. The problem here on twitter is (as far as i know) they manually approve the domains.


#3

I have all the required meta-tags, but because I cannot edit my robots.txt to provide access to the Twitterbot I just get:
“Fetching the page failed because it’s denied by robots.txt”

No option to request approval
:frowning: