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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:

NEW! Beta Posts Dashboard: Filtering and Search UI Upgrade

New Filters in Posts Dashboard

We've implemented new filters that allow users to easily find exactly what they need in their posts dashboard. You can now customize your search results by:

  • Creators You Follow
  • Rating
  • Post Status
  • Post Type
  • Period
  • Sections
Here's what the new filter menu looks like:

Easy-to-Use Search Queries

In the same slick user interface, you can also create search queries and combine them with your filtered results:

  • Post Search
  • Creator Search With Ajax Autocomplete
  • Community Search

This is an exciting step forward in enhancing the editorial experience for our users. It should now be much simpler to narrow down results to exactly what you're looking for.

Here's how the workflow looks in action:

If you have any questions about these dashboard updates, please email support@rebelmouse.com.

Higher SEO Audit Scores With RebelMouse

SEMrush Reports Help Keep Our Sites Optimized for Search

Even the most brilliant and successful marketers will admit that chasing a perfect search strategy is a full-time job in and of itself. Google's algorithm is fickle at best, with frequent algorithm updates that can turn a site's rankings completely sideways.

At RebelMouse, we obsess over Google's algorithm updates and the latest SEO best practices so that our publishers can focus on doing what they do best: create quality content. This means our traffic experts work around the clock to make sure our sites are optimized for search, and are even a few steps ahead of what Google's next move will be.

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