Are You Maximizing Your Content?

Five years ago, a checklist to make sure you were doing the most to maximize your content would have been a lot more simple. It would be full of best practices like replying to every comment, using CTAs, and diversifying content across platforms. All of those are still important, but the social sphere is a lot more complex now, and we're able to reach new audiences like never before.


While the social ecosystem has evolved, so has digital publishing β€” maybe even more so. The complexities that have to be understood to create a website that is maximized for user experience and monetization takes a lot of smart + efficient content optimization and strategy.

But whether you think your content may be plateauing or you're just looking for an extra boost, there are a few things you can run through to make sure you are making the most out of your content in 2017.

Facebook Instant Articles

We hold the πŸ”‘ to Facebook Instant Articles monetization.

Instant Articles have come a long way since their debut, and Facebook has done a lot to make the experience better for publishers. At RebelMouse, we see clients get super-high CPMs on Instant Articles, but there is a specific secret strategy for success.

In order for Instant Articles to be profitable, you have to go all in. That means, for at least a test period, make sure every article is posted as an Instant Article with a video and content worth scrolling for. Read more about what we learned about Instant Articles monetization.


Facebook + Instagram Promotion

Make methodical audiences + gain engagement with little $.

In addition to Instant Articles, smart Facebook (and Instagram) promotion is a great way to boost engagement. Spending only a few dollars can be just enough to get the social boost you need. If you have a piece of content that does well organically, create a custom + lookalike audience based on current engagement and target those engaged users with your next piece of content.

Optimize for SEO

Even though it's the age of social, search is still a pivotal fight you have to win. Every article should be written with SEO in mind, but the days of keyword stuffing and writing like a robot are long gone. There are some easy ways to optimize for SEO right from the RebelMouse Entry Editor. We also put together a guide on how to leverage social media to win SEO.

Repurpose Content

Ramping up credence for site/social posting is still important. If you're just starting out, try to post to social four to six times a day. But don't think of a post as a huge undertaking.

It's so easy to repurpose content, remix it, and use it on your own. If you find a video or article from a page you admire, repurpose it to make it a post of your own (but don't forget to give credit where it's due!) and practice the social law of reciprocity.

Hey, FYI: We power websites, but RebelMouse is also a creative agency. We can help you with all these strategies and more.

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How Axios Built on RebelMouse

The Axios founding team is composed of the industry veterans who built Politico and shaped The New York Times. They had a vision for building a next-generation media site that would not only win in the world of social, but would also build real loyalty and a subscriber base.

Industry: News Media
Headquarters: Washington, DC
Website: Axios.com

Axios is a new media company delivering vital, trustworthy news and analysis in the most efficient, illuminating, and shareable ways possible. They offer a mix of original and smartly narrated coverage of media trends, tech, business, and politics with expertise, voice, and smart brevity β€” on a new and innovative mobile platform.



With some of the best writers in the world, Axios knew that, to be successful, they would need to provide next-generation authoring tools as well as a next-generation front-end experience for their readers.

Project Requirements:

  • Get to launch quickly while still having tremendous depth in technology
  • Build a next-generation media property
  • Empower editors with technology for breaking news
  • Build a CMS that manages and elegantly assembles content into articles
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Build and Create Communities with Facebook’s Latest Updates

New Facebook product updates and algorithm changes pop up just about every week, and we don't expect our clients to scour the internet looking for every last one. Which is why we do our best to keep you up to date with every important platform initiative.

To avoid compromising reach and engagement, it's important to understand Facebook's recent updates and how you can incorporate them into your social strategy. Within the last couple of months, Facebook released a few key updates to better suit groups, content creators, and monetization practices.

Here are some to be aware of:

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LATEST: Product Updates Make Sharing a Breeze

There are two things we love at RebelMouse: upgrades and social sharing. Our CMS remains intuitive through our upgrades, mainly because we are constantly making small tweaks to improve our clients' workflow. Our latest round of product updates now set up your content for even more social success β€” keeping the almighty share top of mind.

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Publish on Google News in 3 Steps

We're obsessed with getting your content to its maximum audience, and that means it should travel across platforms seamlessly. Google News is a great way for news publishers to engage new followers. Google has a number of guidelines that cover how to get everything right, so let's go through those first.

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NEW! Edit Media Tool for Post Images

It's no secret that imagery is critical to creating a compelling post. A captivating visual is what really helps drive shares and engagement on social. That's why we're constantly updating and creating new tools that enable you to create the perfect image-centric post. Meet the new Edit Media tool.

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How to Launch a New Site Before the New Year

Do your New Year's resolutions include launching a website? If so, don't wait until 2018 to get the ball rolling. RebelMouse can design and launch a new site for you before the New Year, so you can focus on goals like growing brand recognition and loyalty instead. Already have a site? No worries β€” we can migrate your content and optimize your site design in no time, too.

Clients that have launched with RebelMouse are seeing revenue-impacting results, and they're getting them fast. Azula saw a 298% growth in Facebook traffic, Odyssey's new users have increased by 25% in just one month post launch, and Axios is creating loyalty unheard of in the media world right now. This isn't by luck. Our team of growth experts understand what goes into creating a successful website, and are able to create a mix of design, user experience, and branding that will capture your maximum audience.

This can all be done in four quick and easy steps:

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How We Do Website Redesigns

Did you know that we offer website redesign services that don't require you to re-platform to RebelMouse? We understand the word "redesign" can seem a bit daunting, but a high-quality, well-functioning site is of paramount importance to your social traffic and success. Facebook announced earlier this year that they would kill reach to posts that link to low-quality, spammy sites β€” and any site containing a video ad is now considered Facebook enemy No. 1.

Let us help.

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Building the Biggest New Media Properties of Our Times

RebelMouse has a unique and ever-growing advantage through the mix of technology we've built, the amount of sites we power, and the relationships we have with our clients. We built off the founding team's knowledge β€” from their experience of building HuffPost β€” to create something truly exciting. Two of the most exciting new media breakout hits β€” The Dodo and Axios β€” were built by RebelMouse when they were just ideas. The Dodo now has their claim to fame with one of the most popular videos on Facebook ever, and every month brings in billions of Facebook views. Axios, launched only in January of this year, has become a traffic monster β€” racking up 80M+ page views a month. Now we've taken on Odyssey Online, and have grown it by 4M new users in the first 45 days alone.

We're not just a technology company, and we're not just a design agency either. We don't only do strategy work by offering advice. We build alongside you β€” the concepts, ideas, and cultures that can break out to be huge media hits.

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