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Facebook Fake News Leaves Publishers Scrambling

It may seem like "fake news" has been around forever, but to this day, media agencies and social platforms are still actively working to combat any misleading news articles that trickle through the cracks and invade the internet.


To better control the spread of fake news, Facebook has changed the rules for media on its platform. You've probably noticed these changes if you tried to share an article in the past week or so, and couldn't edit any of the teaser features. That's because Facebook's latest update eliminated the ability to do so — in other words, you have to keep and use the Open Graph (OG) metadata and image that was set up when the post was originally written.

Battling fake news is all well and good, but you definitely want your social team to be able to edit your teaser data without having to bother your editorial team or (especially) your devs.

Suddenly, your website matters more than ever. Most CMS publishing tools didn't expect this change from Facebook, and most have no support for making changes to the OG metadata.

At RebelMouse, we have the tools to do so.

With the help of a simple bookmarklet in our Entry Editor, your social team can easily modify the headline, image, and description of an article. It's pretty awesome. Now your social team can optimize how a story looks every time it's shared on Facebook. You still have complete control over how your content is presented, even when it's shared throughout the internet, and it all remains 100% compliant with how you've been publishing all along.

The acceleration of history is real. RebelMouse can help you keep up with all of these platform updates + changing trends. We have the ability to replatform sites in hours, if not minutes, and start creating growth hours after you are live.

Get future-proof with RebelMouse.

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Why RebelMouse Is the Most Secure CMS on the Web

Delivering a secure, high-performing environment with extreme reliability is essential to all of our clients at RebelMouse. We only use industry-leading, reliable approaches to host our infrastructure. This ensures maximum stability and security for all of our clients’ data. Here are just some of the reasons we’re able to maintain a hard-bodied product that’s flexible, too.

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Google Made Major Changes to Its Formula for Page Speed. Here’s What to Do About It in 2022.
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Google Made Major Changes to Its Formula for Page Speed. Here’s What to Do About It in 2022.

Make sure your site is set up for success in 2022.

In the spring of 2020, Google let the world know that its Core Web Vitals would become the new benchmark for measuring a site's performance in its search results, known as the page experience update. Fast forward to more than a year later in August 2021 when, after much anticipation, Google's page experience update became official.

Since its rollout, developers have felt the impact of how their publishing platforms stack up against the new standard. Important decisions around the architecture of your site can now make or break your site's performance in the eyes of Google.

HTTP Archive, a tracking platform that crawls the web to identify trends and record historical patterns, has revealed how top content management systems (CMS) have weathered the page experience update through the creation of its Core Web Vitals Technology Report. RebelMouse consistently outperforms major CMS platforms on Google's most critical metrics since its rollout and into January 2022:

Luckily, performing well on Core Web Vitals is possible with thoughtful, strategic changes to your site’s codebase. Here's what you need to know and how we can help.

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Optimizing TikTok Embeds to Reduce CLS Penalties
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Optimizing TikTok Embeds to Reduce CLS Penalties

TikTok has become one of, if not the most popular social media platform. They're fun, they're fast, and anyone can have fun with them, and we have worked very hard to make it super easy for writers and editors to embed them by simply dropping a link into our Add Media Bar.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Google’s Big GA4 Announcement
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Here’s What You Need to Know About Google’s Big GA4 Announcement

The search giant said that it’s nixing Universal Analytics for good

The internet was abuzz last week when Google announced that it’s sunsetting its Universal Analytics offering in favor of Google Analytics 4 (GA4). The search giant will stop processing new hits through Universal Analytics on July 1, 2023 (Universal Analytics 360 properties have until October 1, 2023). The news was a shock for site owners and search marketers alike who were not prepared for such a hard deadline.

In its March 16, 2022 announcement, Google said that “Universal Analytics was built for a generation of online measurement that was anchored in the desktop web, independent sessions and more easily observable data from cookies. This measurement methodology is quickly becoming obsolete.”

By contrast, Google says that “Analytics 4 operates across platforms, does not rely exclusively on cookies and uses an event-based data model to deliver user-centric measurement.” Click here to read Google’s full announcement and overview of the differences between GA4 and Universal Analytics.

Why the GA4 Announcement Is a Big Deal

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