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RebelMouse vs. Arc Publishing

RebelMouse has a modern CMS platform that delivers for all stakeholders and prioritizes performance so that content maximizes audience reach. How does RebelMouse compare to Arc XP?

Arc Is a Risky Bet

When most people hear about Arc, it's typically mentioned along with The Washington Post or Jeff Bezos. While the associations are great publicity, it also highlights that Arc may be a small fish in the big WaPo/Amazon pond. Is their CMS a priority business, with enough funds and resources allocated to keep up with the industry? Or is it a side project that's sometimes a distraction?

The reality is that Arc, launched in 2016, falls short when it comes to editorial tools and the robust developer platform that modern-day publishers need. And while Arc boasts a sizable sales force, it can't mask a platform that is years behind in the development cycle. As a result, Arc publishers end up with websites and progressive web apps powered by underwhelming tech that yields poor page speed scores, at a time when publishers can't afford to have low-performing sites.

Today, Google is heavily penalizing site experiences with poor site performance, and potential customers are known to quickly abandon slow pages. When one also considers the steep investment Arc requires, it's a risk publishers shouldn't take.

RebelMouse Was Built to Solve Publisher Problems

RebelMouse, the brainchild of former HuffPost CTO Andrea Breanna, was designed to address systemic problems that publishers experience with hastily built CMS tech. We unconventionally operate with no sales team, which allows us to focus on building the best product teams love using that undeniably moves the needle for publishers. Problems with page speed and low pages per visit? Failing Google's Core Web Vitals test? We've solved these problems for you. Looking for opportunities for editors to have a better experience? We've solved this as well.

But don't just take our word for it. Compare the Google PageSpeed Insights scores of sites powered by Arc and RebelMouse. The difference is clear when we look at the performance scores of major companies using Arc...

...and compare them against the scores RebelMouse clients enjoy.

With RebelMouse, our clients get a platform that delivers in ways that are truly meaningful to organic reach and traffic growth.

We're the Right Platform for Every Stakeholder

We've proudly built a product that actually achieves the goals that CMOs, CEOs, and CTOs need their digital product to fulfill. Our authoring tools make editorial, audience development, and social teams efficient and savvy, thanks to proprietary technology that's been engineered to optimize content across platforms. Likewise, our analytics tools make your marketing and strategy teams feel happy and supported. We give them digestible data to understand and better optimize content for strategies that drive meaningful traffic. Our design tools appeal to product and revenue teams because of our next-level customization control and flexibility within site design and performance. And our platform is a developer-friendly solution for engineers to deliver far better results to their companies without straining tech resources.

Learn From the Best Tech and Team

With RebelMouse, you get the right technology that keeps teams innovative, efficient, and happy in a cost-effective way. We teach publishers how to build high-performing web experiences and traffic growth that's hard to replicate anywhere else. It's why RebelMouse is the best CMS platform you could choose to help move your company forward.

Request a proposal today to learn more about how we can transform your business.

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Delivering a secure, high-performing environment with extreme reliability is essential to all of our clients at RebelMouse. We only use industry-leading, reliable approaches to host our infrastructure. This ensures maximum stability and security for all of our clients’ data. Here are just some of the reasons we’re able to maintain a hard-bodied product that’s flexible, too.

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Google Made Major Changes to Its Formula for Page Speed. Here’s What to Do About It in 2022.
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Make sure your site is set up for success in 2022.

In the spring of 2020, Google let the world know that its Core Web Vitals would become the new benchmark for measuring a site's performance in its search results, known as the page experience update. Fast forward to more than a year later in August 2021 when, after much anticipation, Google's page experience update became official.

Since its rollout, developers have felt the impact of how their publishing platforms stack up against the new standard. Important decisions around the architecture of your site can now make or break your site's performance in the eyes of Google.

HTTP Archive, a tracking platform that crawls the web to identify trends and record historical patterns, has revealed how top content management systems (CMS) have weathered the page experience update through the creation of its Core Web Vitals Technology Report. RebelMouse consistently outperforms major CMS platforms on Google's most critical metrics since its rollout and into 2022:

Getting superior scores on Google's performance benchmarks isn't easy, either. The Ahrefs blog analyzed Core Web Vitals data from the Chrome User Experience Report (CrUX), which is data from actual Chrome users, to see how the web stacks up against Core Web Vitals. Their study found that only 33% of sites on the web are passing Core Web Vitals.

data from Ahrefs tracked on a line chart finds that shows only 33% of sites on the web pass Google's Core Web Vitals From Ahrefs.

Luckily, performing well on Core Web Vitals is possible with thoughtful, strategic changes to your site’s codebase. Here's what you need to know and how we can help.

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