The Corporate Blog Is the Achilles' Heel of Content Marketing: Fix It

Company blogs have become the Achilles' heel of the content marketing stack. This owned property is key to content marketers being able to spread traffic across different platforms and create loyalty. But while Facebook, Instagram, Google, Snapchat, Twitter, and others are evolving into centralized platforms with massive updates that roll out every quarter, corporate blogs are stuck on an old paradigm.


WordPress, Drupal, and the custom CMS solutions of the world are all independent, non-connected instances that each need to be updated individually. There are over 87 million instances of WordPress alone in the world, and each security upgrade, feature update, and every other single thing has to be updated for each site individually.

RebelMouse was built to keep up with the speed of the tech giants. We have automatic import tools and a distributed team on a centralized platform so we can get clients off of clunky CMSs and into the future in a matter of days. Many of our clients have seen page views and unique visitors grow anywhere from 50–300% literally within the first days of launch.

That's because it's modern and adapted to look, work, and feel like social. The editorial tools are super slick and linked to social so you can seamlessly publish to Instant Articles, AMP, Apple News, Twitter, Facebook, etc., all during the content creation process. Readers stay longer, read more, and share more.

For example, Facebook recently eliminated the ability for publishers to edit the OG metadata and image that populates when sharing articles. Your social schedulers won't be able to let you edit any teaser features either. RebelMouse gives you back this control. We have a simple bookmarklet in our Entry Editor that allows your social team to easily modify the headline, image, and description of an article. You can optimize how a story looks every times it's shared, and it all remains 100% compliant with how you've been publishing all along.

We iterate with the times and tell you what's changing in the world, how we've reacted to it, and how it's built into the updates you get from the platform. Our creative agency team trains your teams or takes on special projects.

At a starting price of $500 a month per site, why wouldn't you leave your insecure, clunky WordPress instance? Get your content marketing team building into the future today.

Here are just some of the brands we power:

United Airlines

As one of the most recognized and established global brands, United Airlines understands how effective content can be at attracting, engaging, and converting audiences — when done correctly. As content consumption patterns become more complex, United is committed to elevating its content game to stay relevant among customers.

United revamped its online hub to combine evergreen travel guides, episodic videos, tentpole content, and user-generated content (UGC) in one cohesive environment. The always-on channel is connected to the airline's main domain, allowing United to seamlessly promote key initiatives throughout the year. Powered by RebelMouse.

BlackRock

BlackRock relies on RebelMouse for a simplified app that meets the needs of the financial industry. RebelMouse native apps provide BlackRock with a way to provide personalized news to investors based on the country they live in. The apps are optimized and available for mobile and tablet. The BlackRock app also leverages the benefits of core offline caching technology to enable easy reading for users.

PowerToFly

RebelMouse powers PowerToFly, which connects powerful women in tech with the jobs they deserve. The new media company launched in 2014 as a recruiting platform to source female engineers and place them in careers that promote a work–life balance, usually on a fully remote team. RebelMouse delivers PowerToFly with a robust but simple site for them to connect easily with women in workforces all over the world.

Why Big-Name Brands Choose RebelMouse

RebelMouse was born in the age of social, not before it. We're a refreshing option for brands who are looking to create relevancy in the social ecosystem and better connect with their core audiences. Within our Entry Editor is a content assembler, which breaks down articles into pieces of micro content. These bite-sized pieces can then be easily supported with influencer-focused social content to bring a new dimension to every story. These micro pieces of content — we call them particles — are then supported for social success even before the publish button is clicked.

If your brand already has great content, or needs to adapt to the new social landscape, RebelMouse is also a creative agency that can keep up with the trends for you. We have experts all over the world that help our clients with everything from content optimization and social strategy to configuration for essential publishing tools like Facebook Instant Articles + Google AMP.

Elevate your brand to the same space occupied by new media companies currently enjoying high engagement and meaningful traffic. Join RebelMouse today.

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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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RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there was a huge gap between what the current CMS offering gave the world and what the world needed. Five years later we are at scale, moving the needle and doing to WordPress what Airbnb did to Craigslist.

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Building Relationships to Build a Better Future

It's far too easy to get lost in a medley of metrics when you work in digital media. We're guilty of it here too. We harp on client success stories, software updates, audience reach, revenue, and each and every Facebook algorithm update that comes our way all the time.

But there's one thing that really makes us tick here at RebelMouse: The relationships we build with our clients. We pride ourselves on working with brilliant minds as we collectively build a better future through media. We are very open + vocal about our ethics and beliefs here. We fire clients whose morals contradict ours, and hire those whose we support. It's part of what makes it easy to get up and work toward a better future each morning.

This post is dedicated to our beautiful clients, and the love we have for each other. To hear a client sing praise about their appreciation for a Rebel team member gives us just as many goosebumps as seeing an entirely green Google Analytics home page. So here are a few stories that gave us all the feels this week at RebelMouse:

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How One Country Turned a Fan Following into a Monetization Powerhouse

Country isn't a zip code. Country is a state of mind. That's the core strategy behind One Country — a new media company dedicated to celebrating country music culture through not just music, but fashion, food, and lifestyle.

One Country was originally on WordPress before switching to RebelMouse. But after enjoying publishing on the RebelMouse platform for several years, their ownership changed and One Country's future became uncertain. Everyone — including RebelMouse founder Paul Berry, who served on One Country's advisory board at the time — knew One Country was a powerful asset with the potential to turn a loyal following into real revenue.

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PSA: You Could Lose Access to Instant Articles Monetization

Facebook recently updated their Monetization Eligibility Standards, and is now cutting access to monetization features for Instant Articles on Pages that are currently violating the new guidelines.

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NEW: Organize Your Content For Max Success

We're obsessed with optimizing your content for maximum performance both on site and on social. We've added two new features to the RebelMouse platform to help supercharge your audience.

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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.

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Are You Doing Enough to Monetize Your Website’s Content?

We live in the age of social where Facebook and Google dominate online ads, search, and traffic. If your corporate blog is stuck on an old paradigm, you're being left in the dust. But if your site generates ample traffic and has a loyal audience, your content is valuable and monetizable.

In today's digital world, content consumption and $$$ opportunity goes beyond the website. The question is, are you doing enough to monetize your website everywhere audiences are discovering your content? Here are some things to keep in mind:
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Increase Website Traffic and Performance with RebelMouse

We are the #1 WordPress VIP alternative. RebelMouse was built in the age of social, to keep up with the speed of the tech giants. Unlike WordPress and other custom CMS solutions, RebelMouse is a centralized, social platform that propels clients into the future. Our clients are seeing amazing success when they switch from WordPress to RebelMouse. The stats speak for themselves.

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