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How to Add a MailChimp Signup and Pop-up Form to RebelMouse

When used in a smart way, pop-up forms can be a powerful tool for growing audiences, generating leads, and creating loyalty.

If you have a MailChimp account, you can easily set up a pop-up form on your RebelMouse site by following these simple steps:

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Add Media Bar: Adding Audiovisual Content to Your Article's Lead Media and Body

In the RebelMouse Entry Editor, you have a variety of options when it comes to adding media content to your articles.

In the body as well as in the lead media (splash) of the post, we support many formats and ways of adding audiovisual pieces:

In the Media Bar, you can:

Upload your own content:

With the camera icon at the far left.


Search For The Right Media Piece

Inside GIPHY, Facebook videos, YouTube, Instagram, and our Digital Asset Manager.


Embed any code snippet:


Insert content via URL

For example, you can paste a Facebook video or YouTube link and we'll scrape it! (We highly recommend you use videos in the lead media too!)


Bonus: Best Practices For AMP, Apple News and FB IA

We do support any embed code added via the Add Media Bar, but please do bear in mind that:

  • Embed codes have a lot of properties and values that can be very specific, so rendering can fail depending on the device, browser and content of the post.
  • Embed codes will most certainly fail in AMP, Apple News and Facebook Instant Articles (with the exception of iFrames for FB IA). If you're planning on enabling any of these publishing platforms for your posts, we strongly recommend you use the URL feature of the Add Media Bar instead of embedding.

How to Anchor a Link to a Specific Assembler Particle (Listicle Item)

You can now hyperlink to a specific particle within your article. Check out an example here.

Here's How It Works

Each item/particle created in the Entry Editor is automatically allocated an id called rebelltitem$:

In the 7x7 example above, they wanted to link a snippet of text to particle #5 on their list:

Here's How to Implement It

  1. Select the text snippet you want to link.
  2. Enclose the text inside of an <a href> tag. It needs to look like this: <a href="rebelltitem$">TEXT YOU WANT TO LINK</a>

To find the correct ID, you can either physically count to the item, or you can search for it in the HTML of your post.

How to Link to a Specific Particle in the Post URL

This feature allows you to hyperlink a specific particle in your post, so that when the link gets clicked, readers will be directed right to to it.

This is based on the same rebelltitem$ logic. You simply need to append
?rebelltitem=$#rebelltitem$ to the end of your URL.

Here's an example of a post that automatically loads to a specific particle.

LATEST: Product Updates Make Sharing a Breeze

There are two things we love at RebelMouse: upgrades and social sharing. Our CMS remains intuitive through our upgrades, mainly because we are constantly making small tweaks to improve our clients' workflow. Our latest round of product updates now set up your content for even more social success — keeping the almighty share top of mind.

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NEW! Edit Media Tool for Post Images

It's no secret that imagery is critical to creating a compelling post. A captivating visual is what really helps drive shares and engagement on social. That's why we're constantly updating and creating new tools that enable you to create the perfect image-centric post. Meet the new Edit Media tool.

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How We Do Website Redesigns

Did you know that we offer website redesign services that don't require you to re-platform to RebelMouse? We understand the word "redesign" can seem a bit daunting, but a high-quality, well-functioning site is of paramount importance to your social traffic and success. Facebook announced earlier this year that they would kill reach to posts that link to low-quality, spammy sites — and any site containing a video ad is now considered Facebook enemy No. 1.

Let us help.

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Important: Mandatory Facebook Upgrade Arrives in 2018

The media world is ever-evolving, but one thing is abundantly clear: Facebook and Google, the almighty duopoly, have a firm grip on digital ad revenue. While successful media companies and brands struggle to meet revenue goals, the platforms are reaching new heights. As the state of digital media continues to puzzle publishers in 2017, it can be hard to strategize with all the changes and updates these mega platforms throw our way.

We often see media companies frantically trying to adopt a new strategy to monetize without knowing how to successfully execute. Case in point: The pivot-to-video trend, which has really been more like a pivot to ad-backed digital media, is causing editorial teams to take drastic measures prematurely.

RebelMouse is here to make life easier, and help you with your strategy along the way. Our team of experts live and breathe digital content. We stay ahead of all the algorithm updates, the platform changes, etc., so you can focus on producing great content. We help you take back control of your content and stay abreast of the best monetization strategies so you can bring in real revenue.

One of Facebook's recent updates makes it mandatory to switch to their Monetization Manager by February 2018. We'll walk you through this process so this change doesn't affect your monetization strategy.

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Pingdom - looking for performance issues cause

Login to Pingdom and check the tests reports.

 

Identify reports that are having oddly high load time values. Check test details.

 

Test details summary. You might see some warning signs already in the test summary, but that is not the case here. The only improper value is load time. Scroll down to Timeline to investigate further.

   

In Timeline section you can see what resources were requested. Per resource how long did it take to load it. Did resource load succeed and more.

 

Please note that you can sort  Timeline in many ways, but Sort by load order and Sort by load time will be useful to our needs.

     

 

Using Sort by load order first, identify major load delays in the graph like shown below. For the resource that caused it check its domain to find out where is it coming from. You can also check details (chevron on the right) to look for more information.

 

Continue looking for all major delays and identify all resources responsible for those. 

 

Switch to Sort by load time view and review resources that were loading the slowest. Unless those are site images (that is expected), your load time might be suffering due to external requests not finishing in timely manner.

    

Taking into account the above,  the most usual cause of performance issues are Ad providers networks that fail at given time to provide prompt response to requests from your site. On the other hand there are also times when even Facebook requests fail, so the most important is to define who is behind the resource domain for which requests do not return in timely fashion. 

NEW! Google Analytics Tracking for Facebook Instant Articles

We're a bunch of traffic junkies here at RebelMouse. We geek out over data, and we want our clients to geek out too over the insights we provide them. That's why we obsess over our clients' metrics on a daily basis. It's our belief that a clear understanding of data will drive strategy adjustments that lead to real audience growth. But this means that your traffic overview has to be as clear and easy to read as possible. Enter one of our latest updates.

A lot of our clients prefer to use a separate Google Analytics profile to track their Facebook Instant Articles traffic, and now this is incredibly easy to set up in our platform. We have a sophisticated Google Analytics integration that can accurately track every one of your UTM mediums, including Google AMP, Facebook Instant Articles, and traditional website traffic. It's a feature that, if we're honest, Google Analytics does very poorly on its own.

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Strategy Services from Experts in Growth

At RebelMouse, we talk a lot about being born in the age of social. We went viral in 2012 as being the first content aggregator and the internet's first "social front page."

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NEW! Primary Tags and Social Scheduling Button

We're rolling out two new features in our Entry Editor that will make social sharing much easier.

Primary Tags

A Primary Tag is almost the same as the Tags that you're already used to applying in the Entry Editor, but there's an important difference. The Primary Tag only lets you assign a single tag to its field. It's built on the same principle as a primary section in this sense. This one tag lets you assign higher importance to certain pieces of content when processing and organizing your posts.

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Importing to RebelMouse: Technical Guidelines

In order to ingest a client's content into RebelMouse, we must be able to fully parse the site's content. RebelMouse accepts several input formats for content ingestion.

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