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DNS Settings for Launch

How do I launch my site?

To launch your site, you first need to set up your own custom domain in RebelMouse. To do this, you need to point your domain to our servers.


This can all be done in your Account Dashboard under Domain Settings:

To customize your site's URL, you need to set up your DNS settings. These settings are something you change through your domain registrar, which is the server provider that hosts your old site.

Updating the CNAME Records

To do this, you need to update the www CNAME records like so:

<a href="http://www.lovemeow.com" target="_blank">www.lovemeow.com</a> CNAME runners-cdn.rebelmouse.com

Please make sure you don't create a new CNAME record. You want to edit the existing one.


Updating the A Records

You'll also need to update your @/A records like this:

lovemeow.com A 54.243.223.182 AND 54.243.223.181

Once you change your domain to point to RebelMouse, your customized URL should be live within one hour.


If your final URL is a subdomain

For a subdomain such as name.company.com, the instructions are to update the subdomain records as follows:

name.company.com CNAME runners-cdn.rebelmouse.com 


For all sites, domains and subdomains

Please also check your Domain Settings to find a string that needs to be included in the @ TXT record of your DNS.

Here's an example of how this should look:

rebelmouse=0296577248d0df8680XXXXb4f5b2663e106f6c40


Here's quick access to instructions for the most popular domain registrars:

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How to Control the Order of Posts on a Section Page

As an editor, you might want to manually control the order of your posts on any given section page. With our powerful CMS platform, this is as easy as dragging and dropping. Watch how it's done in the following video:

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Try This New Video Preview on Facebook Instant Articles

There's a new function for Facebook Instant Articles that shows a video preview on mobile. The option has been successful for some of our clients at RebelMouse, and we want you to give it a try too!

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How to Thrive in a World Without Ads

Mike Mallazzo, Director of Marketing at Narrativ, recently wrote a post on Medium: "Life After Ads: The recent purchase of TIME should remind publishers of the power a strong brand can wield."

He discusses how some media companies are starting to question their total reliance on digital advertising. With Facebook and Google capturing the majority of revenue in the online advertising space, Mallazzo talks about how some companies are diversifying their revenue streams with models that depend on building loyalty and trust through subscriptions and commerce content in addition to just advertising. He writes:

"Media conglomerates have rediscovered the power of brand equity, offering the most plausible hope for sustainability since the proliferation of the internet."

At RebelMouse, however, we are still seeing digital advertising work. Our clients — such as Dance Magazine — are seeing huge success with digital advertising. But what if you were a media company in a world where traditional digital advertising didn't work at all? What would you do? How would you make money and continue to grow as a company?

The key is loyalty. You can't have a brand without loyalty.

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