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Add a Call-to-Action (CTA)

Calls-to-action enable your audience to participate directly with your content.  Each interaction motivates shares and contributed posts, driving more traffic with each engagement. Using a simple creation interface built for authors and editors, The RebelMouse entry editor makes it easy to add CTAs with a wide-range of functionality.

 

 

Petitions
Petitions encourage people to share a message or viewpoint to their existing social connections. 

Choose the petition option and add a call to action message +  a hashtag. The hashtag will be automatically included whenever users share the petition to social:

*Tip:  We recommend that your call to action message should be something that encourages users to share. One thing that can help is thinking about what you would put as your "caption" in a Facebook post. That caption often makes a great CTA for your post.

 

In Advanced Options, you can:  

1) specify whether users can directly share or must sign up before sharing.  Encouraging signup allows you to collect user data or add them as a community member to your web property.

2) you have the option to track performance based on the number of people sharing a the hashtag or  article views:

Learn more about our CTA counting logic


Once you save the petition, here's what it looks like in the post:

 

Polls

Use polls to gauge public opinion on a particular topic.

Write the question + options (you can add as many options as necessary) and save:

 

Once you save the petition, here's what it looks like:

 

Users can easily share with their social networks once they vote:

Learn more about RebelMouse CTA tools

Next:  Add Teaser Images + Headline

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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