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Listicle Wizard: best practices to suit your goals

The Listicle Wizard is easily built through our entry editor, allows for customization through the Layout & Design tool and offers different degrees of monetization (per item/slide or even globally placed ads with async reload).


Below you'll find different best practices according to what goals you're aiming for:

1) The Listicle Slideshow: setting pagination to 1

To set up your listicle like a slideshow, you have to set the Pagination to 1.
You can do that globally, in the Layout & Design tool:

Go to Post Page > Body Text > open the properties in the right rail.

Or per post, in the Entry Editor:

Here is a live example:
http://doitforthedemo.rebelmouse.com/9-gorgeous-chemical-free-swimming-pools-to-dive-into-this-summer-2099944582.html?rebellistbreaks=1

You can also customize the pagination buttons so they make your listicle/slideshow more appealing:

Here are examples of the CSS we applied on the URL above:


2) The Clickable Listicle: perfect for 30, 50 or 100 pages

If you're interested in creating items with more text in each item, or just prefer a different view and user experience, we recommend the Clickable Listicle version.

Same as above, you can set the pagination to whatever numbers you want.
We suggest setting pagination to 2 or 3 items per page.

The idea is to focus on creating an eye-catching 'Next Page' button so users keep clicking ahead.

Here's a live example:
http://doitforthedemo.rebelmouse.com/9-gorgeous-chemical-free-swimming-pools-to-dive-into-this-summer-2099944582.html?test=3&rebelltpage=2

And, again, here are examples of the CSS we applied on the URL above:

With this design, you can create longer listicles with amazing content. We keep seeing stats where users click through 30, 50 or more pages, so rest assured: listicles are the way to go!

NEW! Beta Posts Dashboard: Filtering and Search UI Upgrade

New Filters in Posts Dashboard

We've implemented new filters that allow users to easily find exactly what they need in their posts dashboard. You can now customize your search results by:

  • Creators You Follow
  • Rating
  • Post Status
  • Post Type
  • Period
  • Sections
Here's what the new filter menu looks like:

Easy-to-Use Search Queries

In the same slick user interface, you can also create search queries and combine them with your filtered results:

  • Post Search
  • Creator Search With Ajax Autocomplete
  • Community Search

This is an exciting step forward in enhancing the editorial experience for our users. It should now be much simpler to narrow down results to exactly what you're looking for.

Here's how the workflow looks in action:

If you have any questions about these dashboard updates, please email support@rebelmouse.com.

Higher SEO Audit Scores With RebelMouse

SEMrush Reports Help Keep Our Sites Optimized for Search

Even the most brilliant and successful marketers will admit that chasing a perfect search strategy is a full-time job in and of itself. Google's algorithm is fickle at best, with frequent algorithm updates that can turn a site's rankings completely sideways.

At RebelMouse, we obsess over Google's algorithm updates and the latest SEO best practices so that our publishers can focus on doing what they do best: create quality content. This means our traffic experts work around the clock to make sure our sites are optimized for search, and are even a few steps ahead of what Google's next move will be.

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