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Optimize your website
Each time an user adds a website to FlashBeing, the platform will download and index it, using data from both feed and homepage (See introduction page for more). If any basic information is missing or it isn’t possible to find the link to a feed, the user will be notified that the website can't be followed; to avoid this, we invite you to optimize your website according to the following instructions.

To check if your website is already optimized or to verify its performance, use Feed Tester
Authorize FlashBeing’s user agent
FlashBeing fetches websites using the following user agent:
FlashBeing/VERSION (+;
Verify that your server doesn’t prevent the access from this user agent. Because FlashBeing usally doesn't cache requests, traffic from FlashBeing servers to a source (RSS Feed, Atom...) can be really high and it's equal to the number of fetch requests that FlashBeing's users perform to that specific feed.
Understand architecture
All pages of your website must include the following tags in order to be accepted and indexed by FlashBeing:

  • <title>
  • Title tag is used to save and allow to search the page in FlashBeing: <title>My website</title>

  • <meta name="description">
  • Description helps the platform to understand better what is your page is about and to help users to find it. The description should be about 120 to 160 characters long. For example: <meta name="description" content="My website is a portal dedicated to the latest news from IT. It offers prompt articles and detailed reviews on hardware products.">

  • <link rel="alternate" type="*">
  • It's mandatory to specify the link to your Feed in every page of your website. If your website provides multiple feeds, specify the one which matches the contents of the shown page. For example, if your website is about both economy and politics, specify the feed with economic contents in articles about economics and the politics one in contents about politic. If no feed is specified and the user doesn't searches and pasts directly the link of the feed, FlashBeing won’t be able to automatically obtain the url of your feed and will notify that it's not possible to follow your website.

    You can link RSS, Atom and Connected Web feeds as shown in the following lines. In case multiple types of feed are declared, the platform will follow the following hierarchy: <link rel="alternate" type="application/connectedweb+jsonp" title="My Connected Web feed" href="" /> <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="My RSS feed" href="" /> <link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="My Atom feed" href="" />

    If you like to priortize a feed just for FlashBeing, you can add the flashbeing:feed property to the link tag. For instance: <link rel="alternate" type="application/connectedweb+jsonp" property="flashbeing:feed" title="My Connected Web feed for FlashBeing" href="" />
    Be aware that if you prioritize a feed for FlashBeing, type hierarchy will be ignored.

    It is recommended, but not mandatory, to specify the language of your website in the html tag. Language will be used categorize a website according to its geographical area; if absent, the website may have less visibility. For example: <html lang="en-US">

    Finally here is an example of a web page that is compatible and optimized for FlashBeing: <!doctype html>
    <html lang="en-US">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
    My website</title>
    <meta name="
    description" content="My website is a portal dedicated to the latest news from the IT sector. It offers prompt articles and detailed reviews on hardware products.">
    <meta name="
    keywords" content="my website, IT information, hardware reviews, IT news, IT articles, computer, notebook, server, tutorial video, IT forum, italian IT community">
    <link rel="
    alternate" type="application/connectedweb+jsonp" title="My Connected Web feed" href="" />
    <meta property="
    flashbeing:feed" content="">
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