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Strategy Services from Experts in Growth

At RebelMouse, we talk a lot about being born in the age of social. We went viral in 2012 as being the first content aggregator and the internet's first "social front page."


Our history has brought us success, but also a deep understanding of traffic and how content travels through the expansive social ecosystem. RebelMouse founder and CEO Paul Berry, who built one of the first content superhighways as CTO of Huffington Post, knew there was going to be a need for content to travel seamlessly across platforms. He foresaw that the home page would take on new life during the birth of social, changing publishing and the media landscape forever.

That's how RebelMouse was able to build the two biggest new media companies to date: The Dodo and Axios. We're a robust, iterative CMS that is the #1 platform for indie publishers, but is also built for legacy brands like United Airlines and BlackRock.

Every media property we work with doesn't just get to use our platform. They get a global creative agency of content optimizers, social strategists, and audience builders. We continuously analyze all of our clients' data and performance so we can help guide your strategy toward a path of growth and revenue.

Since we understand the barriers of bureaucracy and the limitations inherent in chains of command, we're now offering our expert strategy services separate from our CMS. Using the site you currently have, we can work together at an hourly rate on the best ways to propel your content toward viral success and meaningful ROI. Our team can help optimize your current product to make sure your content is taking advantage of the full benefits of your platform.

To get started, email strategy@rebelmouse.com. Find out more about the services we offer below.

Content and Distribution Strategy

Organic social traffic isn't dead. Neither is search. We know the latest industry algorithms to make sure your content succeeds organically in these arenas. However, we know that the pay-to-play culture is real, and can help you master cost-effective social spending in parallel. Also, the lost art of content structure is something that's often deprioritized. We'll help you get your media organized.

✓ How to Win Organic on Social

✓ How to Win Organic in SEO

✓ How/When to Use Spend on Social in Hyper-Effective Ways

✓ Content Taxonomy

✓ Site Networks

Product Strategy

Not on RebelMouse yet? We can make sure your content is properly escalated on your current platform. We'll take a lay of the land to root out bugs, correct all issues, and make sure every tool is being used to its full potential. We'll ensure you're leveraging the power of data, and delivering an experience to users that is set up for revenue building.

✓ How to Design Products That Work

✓ User Experience Within Content Experiences

✓ Conversion Strategies and Tactics

✓ Monetization

✓ Debug and Untangle Traffic Problems

Team Organization and Optimization

Do you have the right team? Are they working in the right ways with each other? What's missing and what can be done to make them work better together? Paul Berry has managed small, agile teams for 20 years. Paul's also led teams of 450+ people, and understands how teams can blur roles to make the best product possible. He has deep experience managing, working with, and bringing together the following groups:

✓ Product

✓ Design

✓ UX

✓ Editorial

✓ Sales and Marketing

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A Look Inside the Only Creative Agency Powered by Deep Technology

Strategic development of product that supports content distribution, conversion, and loyalty.

RebelMouse is a creative agency fueled by a publishing platform with deep technology. Our expertise is rooted in media and content marketing because there is no other team that understands distributive publishing better than we do. There is also no other CMS on the market today that provides content creators with the tools they need to unlock sustainable growth backed by sticky monetization methods. RebelMouse blends product and strategy together to move the needle where it matters most — organic traffic and user growth, conversion to loyalty, and revenue growth.

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New URL Structure for Communities and Users

If you've been following RebelMouse for any length of time, you know that we've gone all in on the power of influencers and creators. This, in turn, has driven us to expand and enhance our community-building platform at an incredible rate. Since our network has grown several fold with no signs of slowing down, it's now time to change how our technology handles user and community URLs to prevent any confusion in the future, especially for clients of ours that employ multiple communities.

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More Elements Available for Lazy Load

Lazy loading has been an available option in our Layout & Design tool for quite some time. In the world of computer programming, lazy loading is a design pattern that allows specific parts of your site to load in a certain order based on what the user needs to see first. Its use is suggested for common page elements such as related post lists, sidebars, and any others features of an article.

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Manage Your Site's Global Settings

Create Your Powerful + Modern Publishing System

At RebelMouse, we use the term "lean tech" quite a bit. Lean tech is the opposite of what many publishers think may save their site in today's landscape: A big-box CMS publishing solution that is often costly to customize and maintain. In actuality, the key to sustainable growth and revenue is a leaner, full-stack tech solution that creates opportunities for growth not just on site, but on search and social, too.

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Let Your Audience Tell Your Brand’s Story

United Airlines' "Her Art Here" Campaign Blends Engagement With Purpose

The digital landscape has reached a turning point. Publishers are trying to pick up the pieces and figure out how to create quality content and monetize it now that readers have loosened up their dependency on the major platforms. In the meantime, massive audience hubs like Facebook are trying to recover legitimacy and relevancy with better prioritization of privacy and user experience.

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How to Leverage Annotations in Google Analytics

When looking at your website data in Google Analytics (GA), it can be difficult to remember exactly what happened on a particular day to determine why certain data spikes or dips may have occurred.

For this reason, it's important to keep track of when changes are made to your site. Thankfully, GA allows you to easily do this using annotations. Annotations are short notes you can add to dates within Google Analytics reports.

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Changing the Face of Tech: The Women of RebelMouse

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A Guide to User Permissions on RebelMouse

On our platform, user roles range from base-level contributors all the way up to administrators. These roles are especially important when operating within the confines of our community dashboard, which brings multiple creators together to create and share within one large content hub.

The way each role interacts with others is completely customizable. The workflow is designed to streamline the edit, revision, and publishing process to make sure live content is not only perfect, but always optimized for site, search, and social. The way each team sets up their role structure is typically dependent on the number of writers employed, the amount of content published, and the cadence of posts.

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RebelMouse Ad Integrations: Overview

Since the dawn of digital publishing, exactly how to make money on content has been a rocky road for publishers to navigate. The good news is that thanks to factors like user maturity, advancements in tech, and algorithms that deliver a new level of personalization, monetizing your site is easier than before. In previous years, it seemed like publishers were drowning in the revenue duopoly that is Facebook and Google, with little time to come up for air.

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