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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 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: good@rebelmouse.com

PAPERMAG

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

After re-platforming with RebelMouse, PAPERMAG 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 PAPERMAG 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 thriving properties 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 + engagement as well as new revenue opportunities. We are thrilled to power such an iconic and worthy digital magazine in the dance + arts category.

Gays With Kids

Gays With Kids is changing the world through digital media, one post at a time. A proud RebelMouse client, 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 shares purposeful content using our customizable tools to establish a tone + design that supports their message. We're proud to help Gays With Kids provide a platform for gay fathers to 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, former CTO of Avaaz.org, an amazing woman in tech herself that is married to RebelMouse founder Paul Berry.

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 + 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 snackable content intended to help the population gain a higher perspective on life and improve our global situation.

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

Simple Organic Life

Simple Organic Life is another site designed to share planet-saving content through easily digestible posts. Using the RebelMouse platform, Simple Organic Life can effortlessly deliver its message and help spread knowledge about food and medicine in our culture while connecting with like-minded social influencers who provide further engagement.

Love Meow

Love Meow delivers a cuteness overload in the form of inspiring + 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?

PopMatters

PopMatters has offered analysis and insights on culture since 1999. The long-standing publication has embraced the digital world in full force. PopMatters provides a refreshing shift from normal pop culture news with insightful reviews, interviews, and detailed essays on how pop culture — including film, books, games, sports, theater, and TV — is shifting society.

FliegerFaust

FliegerFaust is your go-to resource for all things aviation. It's managed by CEO + 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.

Join our team. Email creativetalent@rebelmouse.com if you're interested.

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Meet RebelMouse

Build on a better platform that supports far-reaching content distribution, impactful conversion, and unparalleled loyalty.

The world's largest companies trust us to power their global, multiplatform content experience. As a platform, we're now one of the largest in the world, reaching 50+ million people every month. As a creative agency, we build mass pop culture hits that grow organically to become household names — Axios and The Dodo, for example.

We work strategically with United Airlines and many other brands to establish the new media roadmap for their future and implement it. RebelMouse was founded by the CTO who built The Huffington Post. The founding vision and mission is still the same today: to be the right new media platform for both media companies and brands. It's working exceedingly well, and we're delivering some staggering results for our clients.

Read our latest deck here!

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How to Add YouTube Feeds via RSS

Easily add videos to your articles on RebelMouse

Since YouTube is one of the most popular social networks around, it's likely you'll want to add a YouTube channel's feed to your site at some point. Additionally, you may want to add a YouTube playlist to your site. Both options are possible on RebelMouse thanks to RSS Feeds. Here's how it works.

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Update: “Show Less” Function Removed From Layout & Design Tool

This new change helps improve the infinite scroll experience

As a RebelMouse client, you're likely familiar with our Social UX for Media layout, which includes an infinite scroll design that allows users to expand and collapse articles as they consume content.

To improve this experience, we've removed the "Show Less" function, which previously collapsed lead media, post, and/or post content elements in our Layout & Design tool. Now, if you uncheck Show Full Post Body, the "Show More" function will be enabled and the "Show Less" function will no longer be available.

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RebelMouse CEO: Reimagining Diversity “Starts in the Office”

Why women, minorities, and the LGBTQ+ community will restructure workplace norms

Entering a new decade means a new opportunity to change how we approach diversity. In a joint interview alongside Leanne Pittsford of Lesbians Who Tech, RebelMouse founder and CEO Andrea Breanna said that the only way to fight patriarchal dominance is to encourage and nurture more women, minorities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace, particularly in tech.

Over half of RebelMouse's employees are women or identify as LGBTQ. Read our full diversity and inclusion report here.

Check out the full video below.

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Mailchimp Free Users: You May Need to Upgrade Under New Pricing Plan

Features previously available in Mailchimp's Free plan have changed

Mailchimp has recently updated their pricing structure, and template customization features that were originally supported in the Free plan have been moved to the Standard plan.

The change means that any Free users will need to upgrade to the Standard plan that currently costs $14.99 per month. Beyond template customization, the following RebelMouse features will also no longer be available if you're using their Free plan:

  • Sending emails using Discovery
  • The ability to send daily and weekly newsletters
  • Turning a post into a newsletter using Entry Editor

While it may be an inconvenience to upgrade your Mailchimp account to a paid plan, consider this a small investment in a strategy with winning potential. Think of a newsletter as an extension of your site's content that puts the experience back in the hands of your readers. After all, users prefer to read and consume content on their own time in familiar interfaces, like Gmail. Click here to learn more about crafting an effective email strategy.

If you have any questions about Mailchimp's new changes and how they will work with RebelMouse's integration, email support@rebelmouse.com or contact your account manager today.

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How to Make Your Top Menu Disappear on Scroll

Create an un-sticky Top Bar using Layout & Design tool

Depending on how you structure your content, it can be helpful to have your site's header and menu bar disappear as readers scroll. We call this un-sticky Top Bar behavior. Here's an example of what this looks like:

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Boost Your Performance With RebelMouse’s New AMP-Rendering Engine

Using React + Node, AMP-powered sites provide a next-level user experience

RebelMouse is proud to announce a new rendering engine driven by Google's lightning-fast AMP format. In our relentless pursuit of world-class site performance, our team of developers put together a faster experience for our clients that includes a more cohesive codebase, quicker development output, and increased reliability and overall performance.

To do this, we used React and Node — JavaScript languages that appeal to a broad pool of developers. The same code can run on both servers and browsers, and allows us to leverage modern front end optimization tools.

Here's a quick rundown of what React, AMP, and Node are, and how RebelMouse has used them to create an AMP-focused front end experience that's fit for the next decade of publishing.

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Publishers No Longer Have to Submit Their Site to Google News

Google's Publisher Center creates new opportunities for audience growth

Just before the start of the next decade, Google announced an important change to its Google News offering with the launch of Google Publisher Center. The new interface merges Google News Producer and Google News Publisher into one to streamline the partnership process for publishers.

Overall, the change should make it easier for publishers to manage their Google News settings, including updating themes, directing URLs to section pages, and configuring user permissions. Read the full list of features here.

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Custom HTML Class Names for Rows and Columns

Assign attributes to your site's rows and columns

You can now add custom HTML class names to rows and columns in RebelMouse's Layout & Design tool. HTML classes can be used for many things, particularly to style elements within a wrapper that has a certain set of CSS properties, or to trigger JavaScript.

This feature eliminates the need to use a separate Element Wrapper to add a class to a set of elements, because the row or column itself can call that specific ID you would typically assign to the Element Wrapper. This creates cleaner, more efficient code in our Layout & Design tool.

You can find the HTML Class within the Properties card of your row or column:

You can also highlight more than one row or column at a time to assign it to the same HTML Class.

This is how it looks in Document Object Model (DOM):

For a refresher on all of the elements available in our Layout & Design tool, click here. If you have any questions about this feature, email support@rebelmouse.com or talk with your account manager today.

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