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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?

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 modern editorial tools and the robust developer platform that publishers need today. 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. As of 2019, Google is heavily penalizing site experiences with poor page speed, as is Facebook, 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? We've solved these problems for you. Looking for opportunities for editors to have a better experience? We've solved this as well.

Compare the Google PageSpeed Insights scores of sites powered by Arc and RebelMouse. Keep in mind, we've set 60 as a benchmark score given how Google's own sites and apps perform.

The difference is clear when we look at the page speed scores of major companies using Arc...

The Washington Post (on Arc)

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbeta.washingtonpost.com%2Fnational%2Fwith-hurricane-dorian-dangerously-close-floridians-wonder-will-it-turn%2F2019%2F09%2F02%2F5bf5cdc2-cd97-11e9-8c1c-7c8ee785b855_story.html

Le Parisien (on Arc)

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.leparisien.fr%2Fpolitique%2Fnicolas-sarkozy-dezingue-greta-thunberg-et-nicolas-hulot-devant-le-medef-29-08-2019-8141571.php

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

Hub From United Airlines (on RebelMouse)

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhub.united.com%2Funited-charmed-africa-employee-travel-2639276401.html

GZERO Media (on RebelMouse)

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gzeromedia.com%2Fif-the-global-economy-melts-down-politics-will-make-things-worse

Tomorrow Unlocked From Kaspersky (on RebelMouse)

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tomorrowunlocked.com%2Fthe_nomads

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 our 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 how we can best partner together.

RebelMouse CEO: Reimagining Diversity “Starts in the Office”

Why women, minorities, and the LGBTQ+ community will restructure workplace norms

Entering a new decade means a new opportunity to change how we approach diversity. In a joint interview alongside Leanne Pittsford of Lesbians Who Tech, RebelMouse founder and CEO Andrea Breanna said that the only way to fight patriarchal dominance is to encourage and nurture more women, minorities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace, particularly in tech.

Over half of RebelMouse's employees are women or identify as LGBTQ. Read our full diversity and inclusion report here.

Check out the full video below.

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