Introducing Rebels for Good

Culture is malleable. It is ideas that change culture. Ideas have never spread so fast. It's possible for us to use the power of understanding how ideas can spread to help the good ones flourish. We live in a time with an increasingly dire and overwhelmingly important battle between good and evil. Trump and other political leaders amass power by spreading hate and ideas that cause emotional fear and panic.


We made a decision in November 2016 to dedicate the forces of RebelMouse to good. I can't tell you how proud I am of the portfolio of amazing new media properties that are spreading information that informs, creates connections, leads, and inspires movements and purpose.

We are building a network effect now, where sites dedicated to good can share traffic on web and social with each other, build off each other's audiences, and build what will become the future of media. The creators don't go to work in skyscrapers or office parks. They wake up around the world every day. Genuine people with a passion who are making the world better story by story.

If you are running an effort to change the world through media, please email us and join the amazing people already engaged to publish across every platform and make the world a better place.

Contact us at good@rebelmouse.com or request a proposal today if you're interested in joining the family.

PAPER Magazine

PAPER Magazine has easily established itself as one of today's leading digital brands. By pairing really great content with a cutting-edge platform, PAPER Magazine was able to create a truly unique reader experience.

After replatforming with RebelMouse, PAPER Magazine saw a 51% lift in traffic, 2x lift in content clicks, and 113% lift in page depth across devices. Utilizing different content formats and cutting-edge distribution tools, we're humbled to have helped PAPER Magazine solidify their stance in the media world and spread real, relevant news in a meaningful way.

DanceMedia

DanceMedia is known to dancers around the world as a healthy, valuable resource for all things dance related. We're proud to power Dance Magazine, one of DanceMedia's many thriving properties on RebelMouse that's read by dancers of every age at every stage of their career.

We worked together to make this popular print magazine a social-first publisher, and the results were massive. Dance Magazine has seen increased audience and engagement, as well as new revenue opportunities. We are thrilled to power such an iconic and worthy digital magazine in the dance and arts category.

Gays With Kids

Gays With Kids has been changing the world through digital media, one post at a time. Gays With Kids posts fun, meaningful, and smart content that provides a safe space for gay dads to navigate fatherhood.

Utilizing our Social UX design, Gays With Kids learned how to share purposeful content using our customizable tools to establish a tone and design that supported their message. We've been proud to be a part of Gays With Kids' legacy as a platform where gay fathers can find the content they need that isn't always addressed by the mainstream media.

PowerToFly

PowerToFly connects powerful women in tech with the jobs they deserve. The new media company launched in 2014 as a recruiting platform to source female engineers and place them in careers that promote a work-life balance, usually on a fully remote team. PowerToFly was co-founded by Milena Berry, the former CTO of Avaaz.org and an amazing woman in tech herself that is married to RebelMouse founder and CEO Andrea Breanna.

OkayAfrica

OkayAfrica features the latest in African music, fashion, and culture. The site's robust and varied content caters to different regions of each African country. The new media company started in 2011 as a sister site to QuestLove's Okayplayer, and the site is now one of the most popular progressive sites for Africans and the diaspora.

EcoWatch

We are proud to power sites like EcoWatch, who use their platform to create a better-informed world. EcoWatch is the nation's leading environmental news site with a common goal to drive fundamental change to ensure the health and longevity of our planet.

We've made the spreading of this message easy. EcoWatch uses our Social UX design, allowing users to absorb snackable pieces of content — much like the social feed. This layout has given EcoWatch the ability to amplify their message and better connect with readers. We're thrilled to help EcoWatch build an environmentally conscious community and see their Facebook audience continue to grow.

Higher Perspective

We're proud to power the shining light that is Higher Perspective. Higher Perspective is built with our Social UX design to deliver easy-to-consume content that's intended to help the population gain a higher perspective on life and improve our global situation.

Higher Perspective's content focuses on personal growth and expanding consciousness. Using the RebelMouse platform, they can reach a large audience that further engages and spreads their message.

Love Meow

Love Meow delivers a cuteness overload in the form of inspiring and beautiful stories about cats, rescues, and fosters from all over the world. If there's any way we can get involved with animals, sign us up!

RebelMouse worked with Love Meow to create a platform that is designed around social sharing, with distribution tools built right in. Because ultimately, who wouldn't want to share cute cat pics?

FliegerFaust

FliegerFaust is your go-to resource for all things aviation, and it's managed by CEO and entrepreneur Sylvain Faust.

Faust himself is a multi-engine pilot in Québec and gives a fantastic international perspective on the latest in the aviation industry — not to mention amazing shots from the skies above!

If you are running an effort to change the world through media, please email us and join the amazing people already engaged to publish across every platform and make the world a better place.

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Why RebelMouse Is the Best Content Marketing Platform

RebelMouse is a unique platform and company. The company was founded on the vision that media companies would need an always-modern solution to thrive in the new connected internet, and that brands would have to behave like new media companies and use the same platforms.

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How to Use the Feed Builder Dashboard

The Feed Builder Dashboard allows you to create custom RSS, Atom, and JSON feeds. You can access this dashboard by appending the following to your site's URL: r/dashboard/feed_builder

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Maximize Your SEO Potential With RebelMouse’s Entry Editor

Take a peek into how our proprietary technology helps sites surge on search

The RebelMouse platform features a rich search engine optimization (SEO) toolset that guides writers and editors to think about the right search phrase behind every story, as well as how to focus on small but meaningful modifications designed to improve organic search performance.

Our SEO technology centers around best practices for search, including detailed metadata that will help Google's site crawler identify, index, and rank your content quickly. It often leads our clients to experiences traffic surges that look like the following after launching on our platform:

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Here's a look inside our proprietary technology that helps our clients experience quick search boosts that turn into long-term SEO wins.

The Search Tab

how to find the right search phrase

Every new article presents a new opportunity to win on search. RebelMouse's Entry Editor features an SEO tab that's designed to help you optimize every post to give it the best shot at winning a targeted search phrase. Here's a glimpse into how it guides editors through a perfected search strategy before the "Publish" button is even clicked.

Define Your Search Phrase

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It can be tricky to nail down which search phrase you want to win. Within the SEO tab, you can brainstorm your ideas in real time. Through the creative usage of APIs, we ensure writes and editors are armed with the right information when optimizing content for SEO. In the example above, the drop-down list is suggesting search phrases that are already performing well on Google. The number next to each recommended phrase is its monthly search volume.

This helps you determine which phrases are easy to win, or perhaps too competitive to strategize for, on an article-by-article basis. Click here to read more about this feature.

Optimize Your Slug to Match Your Search Phrase

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The SEO tab in our Entry Editor is designed to repeat your desired search phrase throughout your content so that Google's crawler has every chance to index it correctly for search. With this methodology in mind, it's a best practice to have your article's URL slug match your desired search phrase. From the SEO tab, you can click the Optimize Slug button to automatically match your URL slug to the search phrase you want to win. Click here to read more about this feature.

Pick Smart Recirculation Links

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After you've defined your search phrase and optimized your URL slug accordingly, you can select highly relevant links to add as related content to the end of your article. We call these Around the Web (ATW) links. The SEO tab allows you to pick the best links from your own site, as well as from around the web, which leads to truly amazing traffic boosts. This is a proven SEO practice that's rewarded by Google. Since your article will link to pages already winning your search phrase, it can increase your own post's relevance score in the eyes of Google's crawler.

We automate the surfacing of both ATW and internal links for you, so it's as easy as ticking a handful of checkboxes to add them to your post. We've also done the math, and the data is clear: Adding ATW and internal links to the end of your articles can increase traffic coming to your posts from Google by over 300%! Click here to read more about this feature.

Craft Metadata Before Publish

what is seo metadata

When it comes to Google's site crawler, providing clever metadata is one of the best ways to contextualize your content for search. From there, Google's search algorithm will rank your site for search queries that it determines are relevant to your content. Our SEO tab allows you to write your metadata right from within our Entry Editor. Plus, our character counter will help you make sure that your SEO headline and description match Google's best practices for metadata text length.

It's important to make sure your metadata is clearly written in a succinct way so that Google can quickly understand the nature of your content. Click here to read more.

The RebelMouse Particle Assembler

how to optimize an article for seo

RebelMouse's Particle Assembler is a content creation tool within our Entry Editor that makes it easy to transform your posts into media-rich micro pieces of content, which we call particles, that can both be shared individually and crawled separately on search. Our Assembler functionality gives your content more legs, which means more chances to generate more traffic.

The following steps demonstrate how you can use our Assembler to optimize an article to win a search phrase.

Use Particle Headlines to Reinforce Your Search Phrase

how to write headlines for seo

Assembler is accessible via one simple click in the formatting toolbar of our Entry Editor. From there, an organizational layout will be inserted into your article that will help guide you through building out the particles that will shape your Assembler. The best way to think of Assembler is by treating it as an enhanced list format. If your article is about vegan cooking trends, each particle can feature a new trend. But Assembler does not need to be a simple list. It can also cover the main points of your article and feature user-generated content or even related stories.

Assembler is a helpful SEO tool because it can generate a unique URL slug for each particle, maximizing your article's ability to get indexed by Google for more than one key search phrase. Click here to read more about this feature.

Make the Most of Google's "People Also Ask" Module

how to optimize for people also ask

Particle headlines are also a great way to make use of Google's "People Also Ask" module. This will help you identify search patterns of users who are interested in your search phrase. By tailoring your particles to those patterns, it's likely that your post will move up in Google's search rankings. Click here to read more about this strategy.

Add Media to Every Particle

alt text for seo

Each particle is another opportunity to add relevant media to your post, and Assembler makes it easy to add alt text to every image you upload. Alt text is very important for accessibility and can also have benefits for SEO. Briefly, alt text is text that is added to an image to describe it to search engines, and also to allow people using screen readers to be able to know what the image is without actually being able to see it. You can easily add alt text to any image in RebelMouse from our Entry Editor. Adding your search phase into every alt text field will only bring you one step closer to the top of Google Search's first page.

Make the Most of Our SEO Toolset

RebelMouse's proprietary technology works for any kind of site, whether you're a brand, a new media company, or a legacy publisher. SEO doesn't have to be something that only developers and analysts can understand and augment. Our product is designed to put the power of search in the hands of content creators, editors, and social curators, too.

Start winning on search with every publish. Request a proposal today and let's start working together.

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Making Sense of PageSpeed Insights and Core Web Vitals

Page speed and Core Web Vitals are an important piece of the SEO puzzle. Having a quick load time and passing Core Web Vitals are important factors in Google's search ranking and results. But there are multiple ways of testing your speed and vitals, and it can get very confusing to try and understand the results since different measuring tools can result in different scores.

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New Feature: Stacking Sticky Elements

We always love to introduce new features to the RebelMouse platform, and today we're announcing a Stacked Sticky element. This will allow you to have two sticky elements at the top of your page, with the option to have one of the sticky elements disappear after a select amount of time. This can be very useful for an ad or banner you want to display briefly, and then be able to have the space back.

How Does It Look?

It's entirely up to how you want it to look, but here's an example screencast where we have an ad for our new book at the top, followed by a breaking news banner right beneath. You can see that as the page scrolls down, the behavior is set to have the ad removed after a couple of seconds of scrolling, and that it will reappear as the page scrolls back to the top:

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RebelMouse Q2 2021 Platform Performance Updates

Q2 of 2021 was a big quarter for the open web. Google delayed their release of SEO ranking by CrUX report, and they changed their method for Lighthouse scoring drastically. Our team was a few steps ahead of these changes, and we were able to update our platform so sites in our network had little, if any, performance interruptions.

We invested over 1,592 hours into our platform in Q2 2021 alone, and all of the sites on our platform received the benefits of these updates. To break it down into large buckets, we invested in the following key areas:

  • 538 hours dedicated to new features
  • 725 hours dedicated to improving existing features
  • 329 hours dedicated to performance and infrastructure updates

Here are the major updates that we've added to the RebelMouse platform in Q2.

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