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This documentation is intended for developers who want to integrate FLAYYER with their current service, app or any kind of amazing software you are building.

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The SEO talk you are tired of

Nowadays people talk about SEO and how important it is. They are right! Your site needs to be easy to find on Google and having a better positioning than your competition is crucial to overcome the already saturated global market.

A key factor to improve SEO is having correctly setup "meta-tags". These tags are just a code snippet your site must have in the <head> of its HTML code.

Once you have this meta-tags it is going to be easier for indexation services like Google or social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin to find your site and complement the link when shared with some meta information (hence the name of "meta-tag").

To have an image displayed when a link is shared you only need to setup a couple of meta-tags. Here is an example:

<meta property="og:image" content="https://company.com/static/image.png">
<meta name="twitter:image" content="https://company.com/static/image.png">

Going beyond SEO

There is an overload of information on the internet, and the fight for the user's attention is becoming more and more competitive.

Your site can have 100/100 score on Lighthouse or similar, but that's not going to be enough to capture user attention in a very competitive space.

Remember when YouTube videos used to have very simple thumbnail previews? Those days are over, today every video on YouTube has very well-crafted cover images with text and images, every single video wants to be unique.

What is FLAYYER for?

FLAYYER helps you automating the process of generating images for every page of your website.You don't need to manually create all of yours link previews. Just code a couple of templates and use them everywhere.

You might not need this service if you have a small business, because you can craft by hand any image preview you may need.

On the other hand, you might need FLAYYER if:

  • 🏢 You have a medium-to-large company
  • 🗄 Your websites has a lot of content and multiple pages
  • 🌐 You want users to share links of your website
  • ⚡️ More important: you want people to click your links

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Some example of companies who may take advantage from their competition if they use FLAYYER to create meaningfully link previews:

  • E-commerces
  • News or magazines
  • Social networks
  • Blogs
  • Content aggregators
  • Travel agencies
  • Software factories
  • Agencies and Portafolios
  • Financial companies or markets with tons of charts
  • ... whatever you want! We encourage people to find more usages to this technology