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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 Setup Google Search Console ​

Google Search Console is a free tool that helps you to understand and optimize your site's performance on Google's search results. When Google visits your website for tracking purposes, it performs what's called crawling and indexing, a process of adding webpages into its search results.

The console will allow you to add or remove certain content from Google's search results. The tool will also help you learn which keywords trigger your site to appear in Google's ranking, and which third-party sites are linking to yours. It also allows you to monitor your site's performance on search, including locating any errors on your pages. Here is a step-by-step guide for adding a Google Search Console to your RebelMouse website.

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NEW: Important Upgrade to Facebook's Share Feature

There's an exciting new feature live on all RebelMouse sites that makes every Facebook share more customizable. This key update allows you to edit the meta information of a Facebook post before and after publish, making it easier to manage how your content appears on the platform.

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How to Add Google Forms to a Static Page

The easiest way to add forms to your RebelMouse site is to use Google Forms, which embeds right into the code of your page. Here's a step-by-step guide.

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Create a Winning SEO Strategy with Related Articles

One of the staples of our Entry Editor is the ability to optimize your article for search while it's still in draft mode. You can customize the SEO headline, description, and even the URL slug of each post before it's published.

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