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Verify Your RebelMouse Site for Facebook

In 2017, Facebook began taking drastic measures to reduce the spreading of fake news. But it's no easy feat, and the company is devoting this coming year to "fixing" Facebook and sorting through all the backlash that resulted from the fake news fallout. We saw this unfold after Facebook eliminated users' ability to edit preview links, header text, and images associated with content shared on the platform. We touched on our solution to this here.

Today, there's more you can do to fully reclaim your content freedom and prove you're not posting fake news. You must verify your domain. Facebook's domain verification process provides a way for you to claim ownership of your domain in Business Manager. This ownership allows you to control editing privileges of your links and content to prevent both misuse of your domain and the spreading of misinformation.

Here are the steps you need to take to get this done:


1. Add Your Domain to Your Facebook Business Manager

Please follow Facebook's instructions (steps 1–5) located here. Once you've completed the first five steps, Facebook offers two different options to complete the domain verification process. We suggest using the first approach, which we've outlined in the next step here.

2. Add a DNS TXT Entry to Your DNS Record to Confirm Ownership

The DNS Verification tab of your selected domain provides the TXT information you will need to add to your DNS record.

  1. Navigate to the DNS record section of your domain host.
  2. Add the TXT entry to your DNS record.
  3. Add @ to the Host field (if it is required by your domain host).
  4. Once the changes have propagated across your domain's web servers, click the Verify button at the bottom of the DNS Verification tab for the selected domain.
    Note: Typically, this change takes only minutes to occur, however there are cases where it may take up to 72 hours to complete.
  5. Leave the TXT entry in your DNS record as it may be checked periodically for verification purposes.

3. Associate Facebook Pages with a Verified Domain

Once your domain is verified, return to Facebook's domain verification instructions located here, and continue on from where it says "Associate Facebook Pages with a Verified Domain" to finish out the process.

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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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