Featured Feeds – Figure.fm

Featured Feeds – Figure.fm

Image by Danny Choo
Once the Mirai Gaia Bot has confirmed that you have the figure.fm feed on your site, the Mirai Gaia Spider will then proceed to spider your feed which will then start to show up all over figure.fm including the top page.
You will see "Application Approved" under your Featured Feed Status. If you see any other message like "Application Rejected" then its most likely that Mirai Gaia Bot could not discover the feed on your top page and blog detail pages.You will also see a link under "Application Approved" to a list of posts that Mirai Gaia Spider went to fetch. The spider usually runs once an hour and fetches the latest couple of posts from your feed.A few things to note:-
Mirai Gaia Spider looks for the first <img src="/moo/someimage/.jpg"> in your post and makes a thumbnail from that. At this moment in time, only jpegs are supported. If your image tags are malformed then then the spider will not be able to fetch images.
Images over 1MB will be ignored.
If there is only a YouTube video to be found in your post, the spider will attempt to make a thumbnail from the video.
Posts without any images or videos don’t show up by spec – sorry!
If your application has been approved but are not showing up on figure.fm then check the validity of the feed at W3C Feed Validator.
Check to see if your server or blog settings don’t have leeching settings on or we wont be able to grab your image to make a thumbnail.
Check your profile settings to see if your feed has been approved. Remember that it is your responsibility to ensure that you have a valid feed registered.
You will not receive any notification at this moment in time regarding your feed status – you need to check back under your profile settings.
If you are trying to grow readership of your site, do be careful with other "Featured Feed" programs which have you placing their feeds on your site which constantly contain many adult type words which will reduce your Google Page Rank and affect your search engine rankings. Read this post for more details. The idea of a feed share program is to increase readership of your blog – not reduce it by having your search engine rankings reduced.
Mirai Gaia Bot will regularly visit partner Featured Feed sites. If it cant find the figure.fm feed anywhere, it will deactivate your feed and it will not be spidered anymore. In this case, your posts on figure.fm will disappear. Need all partners to play fair which is why the Mirai Gaia Bot was programed to be Tsundere.
However, we understand that there are technical issues from time to time and Mirai Gaia Bot will check a site a few times before deciding to deactivate a Featured Feed partner in the event that the figure.fm feed cannot be found.
Please display at least 5 items from the figure.fm feed.
Mirai Gaia Bot does its rounds when it feels like it and usually goes out during low traffic periods.
Hmmmm. I thinking that the Suenaga World needs a new mascot robot or pet called "Mirai Gaia Bot" ^^;The figure.fm RSS feed is here – look forward to working with you!

The original article for this images lives at www.figure.fm/post/en/3038/Featured+Feeds+-+Figure+fm.html

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