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Optimizing Page Speed on RebelMouse

RebelMouse is the fastest media platform available today. With that said, third-party plugins can slow your page speed down. But there are ways you can optimize them.


Data Snapshots to Understand

First, take a moment and review what you're competing with:

How Fast Could You Be on RebelMouse?

Our platform is blazingly fast, but you need to control your third-party plugins carefully. Here's how a RebelMouse-powered client is performing:

How to Get Faster

  • Use lazy-loading objects everywhere you can. We have an in-depth article on how to handle this here.
  • Move third-party JavaScript from the header to right before the closing of the body tag.
    • In our Layout & Design tool, we recommend that you create a shared element called "Third-Party JavaScript Calls," and that you place it in your footer.
    • If you use infinite scroll, you can place the shared element right after the "Infinite Scroller" module so that it's before the closing of the body tag, since you probably will never have users reach your footer.

Here is how it works:

Use asynchronous calls on every third-party JavaScript library. There are some wonderful articles on the internet that explain this. We recommend these two in particular:

If you're working with a particular partner, and moving their code to asynchronous doesn't work when you test it, you should absolutely reach out to them directly and ask them to support it, as well as give you the right code snippet for it. This will make a big difference in load times.

Ensure your image crop ratios are not set to "Preserve Original" in our Layout & Design tool. This is done in the post element, as shown here:

Curious if your site is firing on all cylinders? Check with your account manager today to make sure your site is optimized for top performance.

If you're not on RebelMouse yet, we can help you optimize your current site's page speed, in addition to addressing your Lighthouse audit, Google Search Console setup, and SEO strategy. Don't fall victim to slow page speed in 2019. Request a proposal today and let's start working together.

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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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How to Change Video Thumbnails on RebelMouse

When users create an article in the Particle Assembler that includes videos, a default thumbnail image appears when the video is uploaded to the Entry Editor. However, sometimes a video does not have a placeholder image or the image is something you want to change.

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Take Advantage of Rich Media Integrations on RebelMouse

Amplify Every Article With Videos, UGC, and More

At RebelMouse, we believe flat media is dead. The concept of what qualifies as content is constantly evolving, and we want to arm our content creators with the right editorial tools to amplify quality content. This is why we make it easy to access our media asset uploader, which allows you to seamlessly embed media from your device or a popular third-party source, such as GIPHY, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Vimeo. In a few clicks, you can transform your post with modern formats that will instantly make your content stand out on site, search, and social.

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Overview: Mailchimp + RebelMouse Integration

One of the strongest methods to grow your readership is through newsletter campaigns. While sometimes metrics like opens and click-through rates can be low, emails are still a great way to target niche audiences to convert them into loyal followers. At RebelMouse, we have a detailed and intuitive integration with Mailchimp's platform. Here's how it works.

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Key Elements of a Brand Hub

The Content Marketing Stack of the Future, Today

Having a simple, gorgeous user experience that highlights the brand is an easy mission to define and a hard one to accomplish. RebelMouse is unparalleled at creating mass consumer experiences that foster deep engagement and loyalty. All our design theories and approaches are tested and backed by a massive amounts of data. Sites on our platform can get as many as 26 pages per visit, and on average get five pages per visit. Our approach is to take the UX of social media that the world has become so accustomed to, and then adapting it to fit your owned property. It's fast, clean, beautiful, and it works.

Learn more about our clients: RebelMouse Case Studies.

Read on to learn about the various elements we use to transform brand experiences into visually beautiful, high-performance, and social user experiences.

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Writing Custom CSS in Custom HTML Elements + Correctly Referencing Layouts and Elements

It's tempting to reference custom CSS using Google Chrome's debugging tools to look up page layout IDs.

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Launching a Community on RebelMouse

The current social ecosystem has given us a seemingly limitless number of premium creators who understand how to create dynamic and relevant content that drives the growth of their own audiences. These creators and influencers are either experts in certain topics, or heavily engaged in targeted content that drives their interests. They're not only consuming the content they're passionate about, but they're contributing to the conversation, too.

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