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Why RebelMouse Is the Best Content Marketing Platform

RebelMouse is a unique platform and company. The company was founded on the vision that media companies would need an always-modern solution to thrive in the new connected internet, and that brands would have to behave like new media companies and use the same platforms.


Our company has built massive pop culture hits like The Dodo, Axios, La Verità, and Motherly, but we also power United Airlines' content hub, Mikkeller Brewing NYC's site and shopping experience, and FSA/HSA Store's content journey, among many others.

A Next-Generation Website and Publishing Platform

Working with RebelMouse means you can experience the following and more:
  • High Pages per Visit
  • High Loyalty
  • High Engagement
  • High Reach
  • Social UX for Media

The leading platform for reach, loyalty, and engagement.

The Always-Modern Platform

Unlike WordPress and custom CMS solutions, RebelMouse continuously iterates in the cloud for you.

We help you keep up with Google, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, e-commerce, etc.

The only way to stay modern at scale.

Blazing Fast

Our platform offers unparalleled page speed and scalable performance.

Check out your own website's PageSpeed Insights scores. RebelMouse is state of the art.

Speed is vital to success with content.

Multivariate Testing Built In

It used to take entire departments, teams, and agencies to do what one person can now do on our platform. Enable creativity efficiently using RebelMouse.

We empower creatives to launch ideas quickly and iterate based on data.

Proprietary SEO Tools: Win With Every Post

We offer proprietary SEO tools for editors, writers, and creators to help them understand how to build site traffic.

Clients see massive growth on social traffic.

Proprietary Social Tools Grow Organic Reach

Our proprietary social CRM lets you manage relationships created by content:

  • Social Scheduling
  • Instant Articles
  • Apple News
  • Google AMP Support
  • Native Email Integrations

Clients see massive growth on social traffic.

Proprietary E-commerce Integrations

Our proprietary e-commerce tools enable a seamless integration with the latest in e-commerce.

Clients see huge returns on content and conversion.

Elegant, Efficient Workflows to Optimize Content

RebelMouse makes managing complex workflows efficient and easy. We power site networks and have multilingual capabilities.

We make global content teams hyper efficient.

Native Support for Paywalls and Sign-up Walls

RebelMouse lets you deploy paywalls for digital products with sophisticated multivariate testing. This also includes sign-up walls to capture emails and social tokens.

Launch revenue-generating digital properties.

Build Thriving Communities

Our platform allows you to launch communities on your site that can have leaders, contributors, and custom workflows. Get premium content from your best creators and grow traffic organically.

Launch vibrant, mobile-first communities.

Launch Robust Contests With Voting and Submissions

One of the most important forms of premium content is systematically discovering who are the great creators in your audiences.

Create a premium content flow to grow reach and impact.

An Intuitive Platform

One of the first things clients tell us when they onboard is how easy and intuitive the platform is to use. Everything on desktop works for mobile. Editors, writers, and product teams never want to use anything else after using our platform.

Empower your team.

Insightful Native Data

We offer velocity alerts, traffic data in dashboards, sophisticated data tools, and data visualizations to help you make important decisions quickly.

"The RebelMouse stats that we get help us learn from our audience and, in turn, grow that audience."

—Joanna Harp, Chief Revenue Officer, DanceMedia

The Hyper-Connected, Developer-Friendly CMS

RebelMouse offers native integrations with all the social giants and distribution platforms — including enterprise-grade APIs — and is developer friendly.

Connect RebelMouse into your stack easily.

We Were Built for the Acceleration of History

WordPress and Drupal offer crippling page speeds, hidden costs, and product backlogs.

Adobe Experience Manager is something no new media company would ever choose to use.

We built our platform from the ground up for today's world.

We Are the Last Mile — Where Content Reaches Your Customers

RebelMouse has been used to build mass pop culture hits that grew organically to become household names.

Our platform transforms your business and relationship with your customer.

The Strategic CMS and Agency

RebelMouse has a unique background that gives it a strategic advantage in the market.

Marketers and digital executives trust our platform and agency to modernize and amplify their content efforts.

Case Studies for Every Vertical

RebelMouse just works...

What Do You Need to Succeed With Us?

We work with brands and media companies that come to terms with these facts:

  • You can no longer just buy names and ads to reach people.
  • You know you need a direct connection with your customers.
  • You have to give your audience what they want with content, not just product.

Contact us today if you're ready to transform your business.

Why Premium Creative Agencies and CTOs Choose to Develop on RebelMouse vs. WordPress and Drupal

The Intersection of Design and Development: Where Your Clients Thrive

We started RebelMouse seven years ago knowing that there was a fundamental design flaw in the world of traditional CMSs: Every instance, on every platform, had to be updated independently. It's similar to an era when users had to manage their own Microsoft Exchange Server for email. The costs of managing, maintaining, and iterating on a CMS to keep it awesome and world class is typically a $10 million-a-year endeavor. But even then, these cost-prohibitive CMSs are still behind the times.

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Native Multivariate Testing at Scale With RebelMouse

What Differentiates Our Approach

There are many popular tools that allow you to perform experiments and A/B tests on your users — primarily Google Chrome Experiments and Optimizely. But all of these solutions are JavaScript additions to your web page that sidestep the problem of old, outdated, and clumsy CMSs. These solutions work by calling on a third-party JavaScript library that rewrites a page after it's rendered. This approach adds extra page weight and creates strange user experiences due to having to wait for everything to load and be rewritten on the fly.

At RebelMouse, we've solved this in a very elegant way. At the core level of our platform, we can natively render different layouts and track the exact differences in performance when comparing a test to your other layouts.

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Modern E-Commerce: Blur the Line Between Content and Design

Create Modular + Reusable Design Patterns on RebelMouse

Content saturation is an industry-wide problem, and the e-commerce space is no exception given that it's filled with big brands, small Etsy stores, and everyone in between all fighting for similar audiences. The best way to fight this symptom is to understand your audience and provide them with what they want.

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Instagram-style E-commerce Features on RebelMouse

Revolutionizing E-commerce on RebelMouse

Whether you're a brand with a blog or a media company with a site, driving purchasing behavior and building an audience that uses your content to find things they love to buy is vital. We're very proud to have built out the same functionality that everyone is now used to on Instagram, with layovers on images that lead to products with attribution.

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Building Premium Communities and User Journeys on RebelMouse

RebelMouse is much more than just a replacement for a traditional CMS. Our platform is a tremendous community-building experience. Today's social ecosystem has given us a seemingly limitless number of premium creators who understand how to create gorgeous and relevant content that drives the growth of their own audiences. These creators and influencers are either experts in certain topics, or heavily engaged in targeted content that drives their interests. They're not only consuming the content they're passionate about, but they're contributing to the conversation, too. The new role of the editor is not just to cover the most important topics and people around their expertise, but also to invite those preferred influencers into their community and get them to participate in creating premium content.

Read our deck here...

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Dynamic Voting: Grow Traffic and Engagement Organically

Help your audience find its voice.

Creating quality content is no longer on marketers alone. We live in a universe of creators who are willing to not only consume content that resonates, but play a role in the creation, promotion, and conversations surrounding it.

Since the start of RebelMouse, we've been on a journey to create dynamic media that is easier for content creators to curate and amplify on social. It's why we've built an online engagement platform centered around the power of communities that thrive naturally in the digital ecosystem.

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How to Monetize Your Website in Today’s Publishing Environment

In order to define distributive publishing, we have to ask the following question: If you have quality content, but nobody sees it, does it even exist? The answer is no, because your content needs to be supported in a way that lets it move seamlessly across all channels, especially site, search, and social. But let's take this question a step further: If you can't monetize your content to generate the support it needs, how do you create quality content in the first place?

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Learn More About RebelMouse’s High-Performing Infrastructure

To ensure every site powered by RebelMouse is high performing, secure, and optimized for user experience, we only use the best and most reliable methods to host our infrastructure. Here's a detailed look at some of the services and security measures we use every day to secure maximum stability and security for each of our sites.

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Facebook Offering Small Business Grants Program During COVID-19 Crisis

Program to provide $100 million in cash grants and ad credits for small businesses

Publishers big and small all over the globe are grappling with the financial constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Trying to find the right brand messaging in this unprecedented time is a balance that none of us have ever faced before.

We've developed a live-blog experience that's designed to maximize your potential on search. Keep your audiences up to date by the second as they turn to you for the latest news, updates, and guidance.

In an effort to help ease the strain on publishers, Facebook has announced a Small Business Grants program for publishers. The social network is offering $100 million in cash grants and ad credits during the crisis. The offer is available for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses across 30 countries.

More information on how to apply for the program is forthcoming. Click here to learn more and sign up for updates. Check out Facebook's COVID-19 Business Resource Hub here.

Live-Blog Feature: Publish Real-Time Updates + Maximize Search Performance

Make sure your audience never misses an update

Many organizations are facing communication challenges after the recent outbreak of COVID-19. With so much information available everywhere, it is harder than ever to control the message of your own audience.

At RebelMouse, we're constantly iterating on our platform to help you make your content as relevant as possible. In the current news environment, staying on top of breaking stories using live blogs is incredibly important.

We've implemented our own version of the live-blog experience that's designed to maximize your potential on search. We power this new functionality using WebSockets, which allows for near-instant updates.

The advantage of creating a live blog using RebelMouse is that we index each live-blog update for search so that you receive SEO credit for every single update. This means if one of your live-blog updates hits on a key search phrase, it can drive a lot of traffic from search. This is superior to the traditional way of doing live updates where it was simply embedded JavaScript loading posts.

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The RebelMouse Creative Agency

  • Built for Times of Uncertainty
    • RebelMouse has had a distributed, remote workforce for years:
      • Our team collaborates easily across time zones.
      • Leaders in the company excelled within an ethos of remote work.
      • Our growth-centric team has worked closely together for years.
      • RebelMouse is made up of 60 people in 28 countries, exempt from any risk of a centralized shutdown.
      • Iterative culture that allows us to adapt rapidly to change
      • Diversified portfolio - we have clients across every vertical and every business type. Our solution works for brands and media companies of varying sizes and any content vertical
    • We're the best in breaking news and crisis communications:
      • Our digital services agency built the version of Axios that fueled their rapid growth, making them a new media giant over the past three years.
      • United Airlines uses RebelMouse's agency and tech services to power their content hub and communicate with customers.
      • We're the agency behind La Verità, a subscription-based news site in Milan, Italy that has been at the center of the COVID-19 crisis.
    • We build products designed for a mobile, office-less world:
      • Editors, writers, reporters, and creators can keep up with breaking news and vital edits, and can create content all on their mobile device.
      • In times of crisis, being fast to respond is critical. Solutions that require a desktop environment to create and edit content are no longer appropriate.
    • We don't require any new capital:
      • Our business can elegantly move up and down like an accordion to fit in the current publishing climate.
      • RebelMouse has not required capital for over three years, and is in a strong cash position to survive hard economic times.
    • "No business travel" has been our company policy for many years:
      • It's our policy to avoid business travel if possible. We haven't required a single in-person meeting to close a new deal or launch a new property in years.
      • We know how to work with clients through technology to understand each other and deliver what's needed for success.
      • Our unique work culture makes us very resilient in times where business travel is shut down.
  • Lower-Cost Products With Bigger Returns
    • We build best-in-class digital experiences:
      • The RebelMouse CMS will outperform any platform on page speed, stability, and breadth of features.
      • We power massively popular websites and scale without breaking a sweat.
      • Our CEO is a technical, product-focused person who built HuffPost. The team she's built at RebelMouse since 2012 is passionate about products that outperform.
  • Digital Growth Specialists
    • RebelMouse + Media companies:
      • We grow RPMs.
      • We improve ad visibility.
      • We create new opportunities for digital revenue.
        • Paywalls
        • E-commerce
        • Native advertising
        • Programmatic advertising
    • RebelMouse + Brands:
      • Our digital agency helps brands reach potential customers at scale by winning in search and social.
      • We put in better conversion units and the data systems to track iterations on the metrics that matter.
      • RebelMouse technology builds smarter, faster pages that convert better for paid campaigns.

Learn more about the team at RebelMouse.

No More Website Updates: Publish Like It’s the 2020s

These are the next-gen updates you need to stay ahead of the competition

Content creation is still the most powerful engine that propels every publisher forward. But in 2020 and beyond, quality content won't sustain a site on its own. The modern content lifecycle hinges on a number of things working together in unison — including page speed, intelligent SEO, and effective distribution, just to name a few.

However, there's one thing that can throw a wrench in the entire system, and that's platform updates. Whether you're publishing on a common CMS solution like WordPress, using a custom in-house CMS, have access to a dedicated team of developers, or any option in between, platform updates can be both costly and frustrating.

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