Your Website Roadmap Is Outdated: Why You Need the RebelMouse Compass

Technology continues to accelerate the way we consume + interact with media. And while media companies are looking for a way to keep up with the times, they're following a roadmap that ultimately leads them nowhere. They're caught in a hamster wheel chasing these ever-changing trends.

What works within the social sphere changes constantly, not to mention fast. We've seen it with the recent big push to video, mobile's domination, paid subscription models, etc. But trends are fickle, and with the constant algorithm updates, platforms steal most of the spotlight — taking focus away from vital audience building and monetization on sites.

RebelMouse was built in the age of social, so we are well equipped to handle these disruptions. Our clients are seeing crazy results amidst the changing social landscape because we've mastered the right mix of strategy + tech to propel them into the future.


We'll Be Your Compass

Quite literally. We can point you in the right direction, and teach you how to navigate the changing media landscape. You may think you know how to follow the map, but you have the map for a world that no longer exists. You leveled up in Zelda and you keep losing because you don't know how anything works anymore. We are your new roadmap.

Our software is different, in that it's built to set you up for success before publish. We are a creative agency that doesn't leave you to navigate the waters alone. We have a team of experts to help with content strategy, important integrations, and thoughtful revenue building. We never let one of our clients fall behind. Instead, we keep them on the leading edge of what it means to be a publisher in 2017.

Data Nobody Else Has


We are inspired by intuition and gut, but compare everything against data — lots of it. As one of the few, if not only, creative agencies that has access to data across a ton of properties and media sites, we can better set up the next steps for our clients' growth.

When launching with RebelMouse, our clients are seeing numbers that leave industry standards in the dust. We worked with darling new media company Axios to create a next-gen, front-end experience. In the first three months after launch, Axios saw 40M+ page views and a bounce rate under 15%.

We also worked with Azula to modernize their website and propel it into the age of social. After leaving WordPress and launching with RebelMouse, Azula saw their Facebook traffic increase by 398%.

We Rock at Content Distribution

Recently, a ton of media companies that pivoted almost entirely to video are now seeing a decrease in page views. Firing editorial staff and focusing on one major platform and strategy has caused their traffic to tank.

At the same time, RebelMouse clients are watching their traffic soar. While other media companies are focusing on one sole strategy, RebelMouse knows the importance of distributing across all platforms, using the right mix of content, innovative editorial tools, and technology to reach max potential. Our Social UX for Media makes sites as viral and binge-worthy as the social feed. We've married websites with social media, and it's working.

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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 — 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 — 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 — 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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