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The CFO's Guide to RebelMouse

A look at how you gain more and spend less with our platform.

Every Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has an important mission: Balance efficiency with fiscal responsibility while eliminating risk. To survive and thrive in today's publishing industry, this can be a tall order. New options for vendors, hosting, and service providers pop up all the time, and as technology advances, so do the kinds of tools you need to grow reach and revenue.


A smart CFO wants to give their teams access to all the best technologies so they can succeed and excel faster than any competitor. This is why industry-leading brands like United Airlines, and new media powerhouses like PAPER Magazine, made the switch to RebelMouse. Our CMS doesn't just publish articles — it gives teams every advantage they need to set their content apart from other publishers who are caught up in expensive CMS solutions that require endless third-party integrations and maintenance.

RebelMouse virtually eliminates many of these integrations because they're already woven seamlessly into our product to create a lean platform. Here's a quick list of just some of the technologies and services that you can cross off your financial forecast by making the switch.

Servers and Data Centers

  • Amazon Web Services
  • BigQuery
  • Compose/MongoHQ
  • Docker
  • Heroku
  • MySQL
  • Redis
  • WordPress Hosting
  • And more...

DevOps and SysOps Tools

  • Atlassian
  • CircleCI
  • GitHub
  • Looker
  • New Relic
  • Rollbar
  • Sentry
  • And more...

CDNs and Bandwidth Providers

  • Akamai
  • Cloudflare
  • Edgecast
  • Fastly
  • And more...

Paywall Technology

  • Braintree
  • Piano/Tinypass
  • Stripe
  • And more...

A/B Testing Tools

  • Google Optimize 360
  • Optimizely
  • Tealium
  • And more...

Service Vendors

  • DevOps and SysOps Freelancers or Vendors
  • Security Freelancers or Vendors
  • System Administrator Freelancers or Vendors
  • And more…

Staff and Service Vendors

Depending on your circumstances, our creative agency can fill in any staffing gaps you may have during a migration to RebelMouse — whether you're launching from the ground up or just currently undergoing a constraining lack of resources.

Since we blend technology and strategy together in everything we do, we can meet whatever staffing bandwidth you need us to. Here's a brief look at some of the roles RebelMouse can provide with our full-stack solution:

Technology

Creative Agency

CSS Developers

Search Engine Optimization Gurus

Site Designers

Display/Native Ad Strategists

Data Analysts

Social Media Marketers

Growth Experts

Audience Development Teams

How to Include Interactive Elements in Posts

Enhance your articles with rich and creative media

Every article is a fresh chance to grab new readers and nurture loyal followers. This is why we give creators every opportunity to build content rich with media elements that enhance every reader's experience.

Add More Layers to Your Content

You can easily add interactive elements, like charts, to posts on our platform. For example, if you need to embed iframe code into a post, this can be done via our Add Media Bar. To do so, click the code icon (< >):

A text box will appear so you can insert your code:

Embedded Code Across Platforms

One important thing to keep in mind is that Google AMP, AppleNews, and Facebook Instant Articles will not always support embedded code. So if you use an iframe, it's best to turn off distribution to those channels for that particular post. If you have a lot of posts that require embedded code, this could be problematic for growth across those important platforms.

If you do want to use an iframe on a post destined for Google AMP distribution, it can be possible if the iframe is not at the top of the page or within the first 75% of the viewport when the page is scrolled to the top (whichever is smaller). AMP is a fast technology designed for mobile users and iframes are loaded using arbitrary timing that AMP's technology cannot ensure. For this reason, it's suggested that iframes be included in places that are not visible by users upon load.

If you have an article that needs to include an iframe at the top of the page, or within the first 75% of the viewport, AMP can be turned off for that individual article within Entry Editor.

If you don't need an interactive chart to be interactive in nature, can turn it into an image and upload it directly to your post. This way it will work on all platforms, including Google AMP, Apple News, and Facebook Instant Articles. This option, when possible, is ideal to ensure you're optimized for page speed.

Take Advantage of Shortcodes

Another great way to embed media is through our shortcodes functionality. Click here to learn more about shortcodes. Shortcodes can also inserted using the Add Media Bar. Click the brackets icon ([ ]) to choose the shortcode you want to use.

Here's an example of a chart on an article page that's been inserted using a shortcode:

If you have any questions about how to add interactive elements to your content, please email support@rebelmouse.com or talk to your account manager today.

Shortcodes Dashboard: Dynamic Media in Just a Few Clicks

Create multidimensional content with easy-to-find shortcodes

We believe static media is dead, and that every piece of content should be multidimensional and engaging. This is why our platform enables creators so they can add dynamic media to their content in easy and efficient ways.

One simple way to add interactive content to any post is through the use of shortcodes. Shortcodes are small snippets of code that are easier to remember than longer sequences. They typically will activate a feature or embed media into an article.

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How to Add Scalable Vector Graphics to RebelMouse

Quickly add an SVG to any page

A Scalable Vector Graphic, or SVG, is a type of graphic format that gives you more flexibility than standard formats like JPEG or PNG.

To add an SVG to your RebelMouse site, first go to your Layout & Design tool. Next, open the SVG in a code editor and copy the entire <svg> element. Then, add a Custom HTML element to your layout and paste in the SVG code:

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