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LATEST: Product Updates Make Sharing a Breeze

There are two things we love at RebelMouse: upgrades and social sharing. Our CMS remains intuitive through our upgrades, mainly because we are constantly making small tweaks to improve our clients' workflow. Our latest round of product updates now set up your content for even more social success — keeping the almighty share top of mind.


Social Scheduling History

A post rarely lives just one life. In fact, we believe it never should in most cases. That's why we've created a history log within our platform that tracks when a post was scheduled and sent to social. The log is accessible for any post using the RebelMouse Entry Editor. Now you'll always know if updated content has been pushed to social, or if a post is due for another round on the social platforms.

Search for Potential Influencers with Every Keyword

We talk a lot about being born in the age of social, unlike other CMS options. That's why we merge content and social at every point in our product. On every post, you can use keywords and phrases to identify social influencers that would be interested in sharing your content. You can even send social signals — including a "like" on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter, a comment, or even an email — without ever leaving the Entry Editor. Search for influencers by each individual keyword or look at them all at once using the summary tab.

Toggle Google AMP On/Off with One Click

Ensuring you are set up on Facebook Instant Articles and Google AMP is one of the key steps to securing social ROI. At RebelMouse, we help make sure you're configured correctly on both — a process that leaves some publishers frustrated and scrambling. We also help you adjust your strategy to make the most of these fast-loading formats. Once you're all set up, publishing to Facebook Instant Articles — and now Google AMP — is as simple as one click. That's it.

We don't recommend toggling off Google AMP, but there are some cases when it makes sense.

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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