There are a variety of reasons to own more than one domain. You may want to protect your brand and buy key domain extensions for your URL (.com, .net, .org). Or your business may operate across key global markets and require certain content be mirrored across sites (.com, .co.uk, .au). Either way, the RebelMouse Multi-Domain feature makes it easy for you to publish across different domains and seamlessly integrate into your team's workflow.
Multi-domain publishing is only available to Roar customers, where RebelMouse will manage the setup for your team.
Copy Published Posts to a Different Domain
- Go to the published article you want to copy
- Click on the 'Copy' button at the top left corner of the post promo. This will open up the entry editor so you can work on the copied post and publish as a completely new post
Note: All the search and social optimizations made in the original post will be copied over as well.
Assign Posts to a Domain
After you make edits, check off the domains to publish the new post. In the entry editor, your channel options will be organized by domain first, then the sections associated with those specific sites:
- Domain: Checking off the domain (i.e. USA or UK) will have the post appear on the homepage of the site
- Sections: Checking off the Sections below the country will have the post appear on those specific pages
- Primary Section: When you hover over the Domain or Section you will see the option to set it as “Primary." This will allow you to choose the category title to appear on the promo card of the post, if applicable
Assign Drafts to a Domain
Stages ensure that your drafts go through the proper workflow before becoming published. Each domain has a designated draft stage so that your team can easily assign and view the right drafts.
Example of stage setup:
Example of Drafts dashboard setup:
Quickly Tag a New or Published Post to Multiple Domains
When tagging a new post or an already published post to multiple domains, the post will simply be published in those domains/sections you've checked off. The only thing that will change is the domain shown in the URL. This is useful for publishing a post that doesn't need to be edited differently for each domain
Original post published to '.com' domain:
Post tagged to '.co.uk' domain"
Easily Unearth Information by Domain
Whether you're looking for stats, drafts, or only published posts for a particular domain, RebelMouse makes it easy for admins to get the right information quickly.
Avoid Diluting Your SEO With RebelMouse
Using multiple domain names has the potential to dilute the equity of your content and your website, essentially causing you to compete with yourself. For posts with similar content across multiple domains, a best practice is to build canonical URLs into the the HTML of the post, which helps communicate the preferred URL to search engines. The RebelMouse platform automatically helps you avoid SEO self-sabotage by only pulling the canonical URL when the post is copied.