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RebelMouse vs. Contentful

Contentful was built as a developer-first platform with a "headless CMS" approach that appeals to engineers. However, what Contentful customers end up lacking is a product that solves improved page speed, pages per visit, and organic growth. Contentful gives you an API framework to work with, but leaves you with all the work of creating the site experience. As of 2019, Google is heavily penalizing hastily built experiences that result in poor page speed, as is Facebook. And page speed is crucial for reach and revenue. So if you're on Contentful, check out your page speed and then realize that you could have years of work ahead to fix the issues yourself.

RebelMouse, on the other hand, was proudly built to be a product that actually achieves the goals that CMOs, CEOs, and CIOs need their digital product to fulfill. 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.

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

Robinhood

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.robinhood.com%2F

Understood.org

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.understood.org%2Fen%2Fschool-learning%2Fspecial-services%2Fieps%2Fhow-to-organize-your-childs-iep-binder

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

United Airlines

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

GZERO Media

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

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

RebelMouse only became truly developer-friendly after solving these core issues. We're still growing as a ubiquitous solution that CTOs and engineers are aware of, and we're very proud of the current CTOs and engineers that have chosen our solution to deliver far better results to their companies. Our editorial 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 CEO, CMO, and strategy teams feel happy and supported. We give them digestible data to understand and better optimize content for strategies that drive meaningful traffic. And our design tools appeal to product and revenue teams because of our next-level customization control and flexibility within site design and performance.

If you're a CTO, we want you to take credit for making life easier for your teams with the right technology. In turn, you'll have a better work-life balance and a roadmap that delivers. 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.

How to Include Interactive Elements in Posts

Enhance your articles with rich and creative media

Every article is a fresh chance to grab new readers and nurture loyal followers. This is why we give creators every opportunity to build content rich with media elements that enhance every reader's experience.

Add More Layers to Your Content

You can easily add interactive elements, like charts, to posts on our platform. For example, if you need to embed iframe code into a post, this can be done via our Add Media Bar. To do so, click the code icon (< >):

A text box will appear so you can insert your code:

Embedded Code Across Platforms

One important thing to keep in mind is that Google AMP, AppleNews, and Facebook Instant Articles will not always support embedded code. So if you use an iframe, it's best to turn off distribution to those channels for that particular post. If you have a lot of posts that require embedded code, this could be problematic for growth across those important platforms.

If you do want to use an iframe on a post destined for Google AMP distribution, it can be possible if the iframe is not at the top of the page or within the first 75% of the viewport when the page is scrolled to the top (whichever is smaller). AMP is a fast technology designed for mobile users and iframes are loaded using arbitrary timing that AMP's technology cannot ensure. For this reason, it's suggested that iframes be included in places that are not visible by users upon load.

If you have an article that needs to include an iframe at the top of the page, or within the first 75% of the viewport, AMP can be turned off for that individual article within Entry Editor.

If you don't need an interactive chart to be interactive in nature, can turn it into an image and upload it directly to your post. This way it will work on all platforms, including Google AMP, Apple News, and Facebook Instant Articles. This option, when possible, is ideal to ensure you're optimized for page speed.

Take Advantage of Shortcodes

Another great way to embed media is through our shortcodes functionality. Click here to learn more about shortcodes. Shortcodes can also inserted using the Add Media Bar. Click the brackets icon ([ ]) to choose the shortcode you want to use.

Here's an example of a chart on an article page that's been inserted using a shortcode:

If you have any questions about how to add interactive elements to your content, please email support@rebelmouse.com or talk to your account manager today.

Shortcodes Dashboard: Dynamic Media in Just a Few Clicks

Create multidimensional content with easy-to-find shortcodes

We believe static media is dead, and that every piece of content should be multidimensional and engaging. This is why our platform enables creators so they can add dynamic media to their content in easy and efficient ways.

One simple way to add interactive content to any post is through the use of shortcodes. Shortcodes are small snippets of code that are easier to remember than longer sequences. They typically will activate a feature or embed media into an article.

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