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Keep Control of Your Facebook Content

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.

How to Include Interactive Elements in Posts

Enhance your articles with rich and creative media

Every article is a fresh chance to grab new readers and nurture loyal followers. This is why we give creators every opportunity to build content rich with media elements that enhance every reader's experience.

Add More Layers to Your Content

You can easily add interactive elements, like charts, to posts on our platform. For example, if you need to embed iframe code into a post, this can be done via our Add Media Bar. To do so, click the code icon (< >):

A text box will appear so you can insert your code:

Embedded Code Across Platforms

One important thing to keep in mind is that Google AMP, AppleNews, and Facebook Instant Articles will not always support embedded code. So if you use an iframe, it's best to turn off distribution to those channels for that particular post. If you have a lot of posts that require embedded code, this could be problematic for growth across those important platforms.

If you do want to use an iframe on a post destined for Google AMP distribution, it can be possible if the iframe is not at the top of the page or within the first 75% of the viewport when the page is scrolled to the top (whichever is smaller). AMP is a fast technology designed for mobile users and iframes are loaded using arbitrary timing that AMP's technology cannot ensure. For this reason, it's suggested that iframes be included in places that are not visible by users upon load.

If you have an article that needs to include an iframe at the top of the page, or within the first 75% of the viewport, AMP can be turned off for that individual article within Entry Editor.

If you don't need an interactive chart to be interactive in nature, can turn it into an image and upload it directly to your post. This way it will work on all platforms, including Google AMP, Apple News, and Facebook Instant Articles. This option, when possible, is ideal to ensure you're optimized for page speed.

Take Advantage of Shortcodes

Another great way to embed media is through our shortcodes functionality. Click here to learn more about shortcodes. Shortcodes can also inserted using the Add Media Bar. Click the brackets icon ([ ]) to choose the shortcode you want to use.

Here's an example of a chart on an article page that's been inserted using a shortcode:

If you have any questions about how to add interactive elements to your content, please email support@rebelmouse.com or talk to your account manager today.

Shortcodes Dashboard: Dynamic Media in Just a Few Clicks

Create multidimensional content with easy-to-find shortcodes

We believe static media is dead, and that every piece of content should be multidimensional and engaging. This is why our platform enables creators so they can add dynamic media to their content in easy and efficient ways.

One simple way to add interactive content to any post is through the use of shortcodes. Shortcodes are small snippets of code that are easier to remember than longer sequences. They typically will activate a feature or embed media into an article.

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