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NEW: Organize Your Content for Max Success

We're obsessed with optimizing your content for maximum performance both on site and on social. That's why we've added two new features to our RebelMouse platform to help supercharge your audience.


Introducing: Most Popular Layout

The old publishing roadmap taught us that the ultimate metric was the click. But the rise of social turned that best practice upside down, and publishers are just beginning to understand what new media looks like in 2017. It's about the scroll.

Our Social UX feature mimics the feeds and creates an infinite scroll of content. It's a layout that's created game-changing growth for our clients, like Axios and Azula.

Now RebelMouse clients have the ability to optimize the order of the scroll by what's resonating with their users. RebelMouse allows you to configure the order of your articles by what's performing best in a variety of time frames.

For example, your site layout could be ordered by stories with the most visitors in the past 24 hours. You can even A/B test different layouts and time periods to see what works well for your user growth.

​Update: Slideshows Are Even Prettier

There are some new changes to the slideshow feature inside the Particle Assembler. Each assembler you put together can be shown as a listicle or a slideshow. And now we've made it look even sleeker with clear thumbnails and navigation.

Check it out in action on Rebel 7x7's post Happy Place: Every Ridiculously Fun Thing to Do at the Museum of Ice Cream.

How to Include Interactive Elements in Posts

Enhance your articles with rich and creative media

Every article is a fresh chance to grab new readers and nurture loyal followers. This is why we give creators every opportunity to build content rich with media elements that enhance every reader's experience.

Add More Layers to Your Content

You can easily add interactive elements, like charts, to posts on our platform. For example, if you need to embed iframe code into a post, this can be done via our Add Media Bar. To do so, click the code icon (< >):

A text box will appear so you can insert your code:

Embedded Code Across Platforms

One important thing to keep in mind is that Google AMP, AppleNews, and Facebook Instant Articles will not always support embedded code. So if you use an iframe, it's best to turn off distribution to those channels for that particular post. If you have a lot of posts that require embedded code, this could be problematic for growth across those important platforms.

If you do want to use an iframe on a post destined for Google AMP distribution, it can be possible if the iframe is not at the top of the page or within the first 75% of the viewport when the page is scrolled to the top (whichever is smaller). AMP is a fast technology designed for mobile users and iframes are loaded using arbitrary timing that AMP's technology cannot ensure. For this reason, it's suggested that iframes be included in places that are not visible by users upon load.

If you have an article that needs to include an iframe at the top of the page, or within the first 75% of the viewport, AMP can be turned off for that individual article within Entry Editor.

If you don't need an interactive chart to be interactive in nature, can turn it into an image and upload it directly to your post. This way it will work on all platforms, including Google AMP, Apple News, and Facebook Instant Articles. This option, when possible, is ideal to ensure you're optimized for page speed.

Take Advantage of Shortcodes

Another great way to embed media is through our shortcodes functionality. Click here to learn more about shortcodes. Shortcodes can also inserted using the Add Media Bar. Click the brackets icon ([ ]) to choose the shortcode you want to use.

Here's an example of a chart on an article page that's been inserted using a shortcode:

If you have any questions about how to add interactive elements to your content, please email support@rebelmouse.com or talk to your account manager today.

Shortcodes Dashboard: Dynamic Media in Just a Few Clicks

Create multidimensional content with easy-to-find shortcodes

We believe static media is dead, and that every piece of content should be multidimensional and engaging. This is why our platform enables creators so they can add dynamic media to their content in easy and efficient ways.

One simple way to add interactive content to any post is through the use of shortcodes. Shortcodes are small snippets of code that are easier to remember than longer sequences. They typically will activate a feature or embed media into an article.

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