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Custom CTAs: Increase Engagement With Your Content

 Calls-to-action enable your audience to participate directly with your content. Each interaction motivates shares and contributed posts, driving more traffic with each engagement. Using a simple creation interface built for authors and editors, RebelMouse CTAs include a wide-range of functionality with a singular goal to increase engagement within your content.

 

Petitions 
This call-to-action encourages people to share a message or viewpoint to their existing social connections. The RebelMouse platform will track the number of people sharing a particular hashtag or the post view containing the CTA, and will display that number on the module. In addition to encouraging sharing, this CTA can also encourage viewers to sign-up as a community member on the web property. 

 

Polls
The RebelMouse platform enables authors and editors to add polls to their posts in an effort to gauge public opinion on a particular topic. Each poll option supports a hashtag (if desired), which allows the platform to measure popularity of a particular side and/or response. Viewers can vote for their favorite and share their selection on social media. Like pledges and petitions, voting also provide another prompt to sign-up for the community.

HOW TO:  Add a petition or a poll 

 

Slideshows 
With the slideshow call-to-action, it’s easier than ever to create a beautiful slideshow with zero hassle, and to insert it into any of your current or future posts without having to duplicate efforts. Publishers and advertisers alike love the increase in time on site seen on posts that included a slideshow, and readers love the satisfaction of clicking through a slideshow and seeing great images appear, one after the next. Pixel tracking workflows are supported enabling seamless data integration/tracking.

HOW TO:  Create and manage slideshows

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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