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Your Website Roadmap Is Outdated: Why You Need the RebelMouse Compass

Technology continues to accelerate the way we consume + interact with media. And while media companies are looking for a way to keep up with the times, they're following a roadmap that ultimately leads them nowhere. They're caught in a hamster wheel chasing these ever-changing trends.

What works within the social sphere changes constantly, not to mention fast. We've seen it with the recent big push to video, mobile's domination, paid subscription models, etc. But trends are fickle, and with the constant algorithm updates, platforms steal most of the spotlight — taking focus away from vital audience building and monetization on sites.

RebelMouse was built in the age of social, so we are well equipped to handle these disruptions. Our clients are seeing crazy results amidst the changing social landscape because we've mastered the right mix of strategy + tech to propel them into the future.


We'll Be Your Compass

Quite literally. We can point you in the right direction, and teach you how to navigate the changing media landscape. You may think you know how to follow the map, but you have the map for a world that no longer exists. You leveled up in Zelda and you keep losing because you don't know how anything works anymore. We are your new roadmap.

Our software is different, in that it's built to set you up for success before publish. We are a creative agency that doesn't leave you to navigate the waters alone. We have a team of experts to help with content strategy, important integrations, and thoughtful revenue building. We never let one of our clients fall behind. Instead, we keep them on the leading edge of what it means to be a publisher in 2017.

Data Nobody Else Has


We are inspired by intuition and gut, but compare everything against data — lots of it. As one of the few, if not only, creative agencies that has access to data across a ton of properties and media sites, we can better set up the next steps for our clients' growth.

When launching with RebelMouse, our clients are seeing numbers that leave industry standards in the dust. We worked with darling new media company Axios to create a next-gen, front-end experience. In the first three months after launch, Axios saw 40M+ page views and a bounce rate under 15%.

We also worked with Azula to modernize their website and propel it into the age of social. After leaving WordPress and launching with RebelMouse, Azula saw their Facebook traffic increase by 398%.

We Rock at Content Distribution

Recently, a ton of media companies that pivoted almost entirely to video are now seeing a decrease in page views. Firing editorial staff and focusing on one major platform and strategy has caused their traffic to tank.

At the same time, RebelMouse clients are watching their traffic soar. While other media companies are focusing on one sole strategy, RebelMouse knows the importance of distributing across all platforms, using the right mix of content, innovative editorial tools, and technology to reach max potential. Our Social UX for Media makes sites as viral and binge-worthy as the social feed. We've married websites with social media, and it's working.

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How to Control the Order of Posts on a Section Page

As an editor, you might want to manually control the order of your posts on any given section page. With our powerful CMS platform, this is as easy as dragging and dropping. Watch how it's done in the following video:

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Try This New Video Preview on Facebook Instant Articles

There's a new function for Facebook Instant Articles that shows a video preview on mobile. The option has been successful for some of our clients at RebelMouse, and we want you to give it a try too!

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How to Thrive in a World Without Ads

Mike Mallazzo, Director of Marketing at Narrativ, recently wrote a post on Medium: "Life After Ads: The recent purchase of TIME should remind publishers of the power a strong brand can wield."

He discusses how some media companies are starting to question their total reliance on digital advertising. With Facebook and Google capturing the majority of revenue in the online advertising space, Mallazzo talks about how some companies are diversifying their revenue streams with models that depend on building loyalty and trust through subscriptions and commerce content in addition to just advertising. He writes:

"Media conglomerates have rediscovered the power of brand equity, offering the most plausible hope for sustainability since the proliferation of the internet."

At RebelMouse, however, we are still seeing digital advertising work. Our clients — such as Dance Magazine — are seeing huge success with digital advertising. But what if you were a media company in a world where traditional digital advertising didn't work at all? What would you do? How would you make money and continue to grow as a company?

The key is loyalty. You can't have a brand without loyalty.

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