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Ad Manager Dashboard

If you rely on ad revenue, the article page is your cash cow — it generates views and keeps audiences on your site. The RebelMouse Ad Manager dashboard enables you to easily swap out ads, change placement, and experiment as much as you want without relying on tech resources. Here's how to enjoy incredible control over your revenue.


Access the Ad Manager Dashboard

Click on the hamburger menu (☰) to open up the navigation menu and select "Ad Manager" or type the following into your address bar: YourDomain/core/dashboard/a_manager.

How the Ad Manager Is Divided

Header

Your ad network provides you with header code that needs to be placed in the header tag to run your ads.


Body

Add an ad tag to the Body section to serve ads at the beginning of your articles, before any content begins. This is a common ad placement because it's visible on first load. You can toggle this ad option on or off.

Here's an example of an ad at the top of a page:


Body Words

The Body Words sections is where you set ads to automatically appear after a certain number of words in your article. This helps ensure ads appear evenly throughout your article — not too close together.

Note: The platform will not cut off a paragraph midway through to place an ad. If you select 150 words, for instance, RebelMouse will find the closest end of a paragraph after 150 words.

Just as before, you can toggle any ad placements that you place into the Body Words section on or off, or even delete them if you wish to.

And you can keep adding as many "Show ads after X words" placements as you like with the "+ Add Item" option at the bottom of the page.

Here's an example of what an ad after 60 words looks like in an article:

Feel free to add multiple ad placements this way. For instance, you might wants ads to appear after 150 words, 500 words, and 1,000 words. If the article is shorter than the number of words selected, that ad will not appear.


Body Listicle

The Body Listicle section is where you can set ads that will automatically appear after a certain number of listicle items in your article. This number can be set globally in the Layout & Design tool or per post in the listicle settings.

If there is only one ad placement set up, the ad will be repeated.

Example: You have a listicle with 15 items and you choose to show an ad after every five items.

Result: The one ad you have set up in the Ad Manager will be shown three times.

If there is more than one ad set up in the Ad Manager, the ads will be displayed in the order they are listed in.

Example: You set up two ads in the Ad Manager, have a listicle with 20 items, and you choose to show an ad after every five items.

Result: The first ad displayed will be ad #1 in the Ad Manager. The second ad displayed will be ad #2. The third and final ads displayed will both be ad #2 again. The reason for this is because there are no more ads to display, so we repeat the last ad that was set up in the Ad Manager.


Customize Ad Codes by Device

You can add separate ad codes for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices to ensure that your ad placements fit each type of screen correctly.

Note: You can also add Google AMP-compatible ad code to each placement.

Learn more about Google AMP + RebelMouse.


Your Ads in Facebook Instant Articles

As you saw above, you have the option to implement ads for Facebook Instant Articles in the Body Words section (ad placements every X words) and the Body Listicle section (ad placements between listicle items).

Here are a few best practices:

  • Facebook Instant Articles do not support placing an ad before the body of a post, so don't add ads to the Body or Header sections of the Ad Manager.
  • When placing an ad in the Body Words section, we recommend placing the ad after no less than 100 words. Otherwise, it could be rejected by Facebook.

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.

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