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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 Find Work-Life Balance as a Remote Employee

Tips from our CEO on making the most of an office-free lifestyle

Working from home is becoming increasingly popular, with an estimated 66% of companies now allowing remote work and 16% operating completely office-free. RebelMouse is one of those fully remote companies, and over the years we've mastered how to stay close to each other despite being spread across more than a dozen countries. We believe working remotely is good for both our personal lives and our productivity. Read more about this here.

Still, working free from the shackles of an office environment doesn't mean every day is a dance party in your pajamas from 9 to 5. Working from home comes with its own set of challenges just like any other job.

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Inside RebelMouse’s Quality Assurance Operations

How We've Perfected Stress-Free Publishing

At RebelMouse, we like to refer to our enterprise publishing platform as "lean tech." Most publishers have a natural inclination to start doubling down on teams of developers who try to build unique experiences to help stand out above the noise. But they should actually be doing the opposite: Lean tech is the preferred way to cut through content saturation. By allowing RebelMouse to obsess over your product, content producers, editors, managers, and everyone in between can focus on creating quality content and taking advantage of opportunities to leverage distributive publishing strategies that create real revenue growth.

One of the major reasons we're able to maintain a lean tech environment is thanks to our approach to quality assurance (QA). We make updates to our platform daily to ensure our clients always have access to the most robust, high-performing, and secure version of our platform. Behind the scenes, this means having a solid QA structure that's efficient, creates less bugs, and catches the ones that do pop up before they go live. It's a system of checks and balances that's hard and costly to replicate on a custom CMS. Here's a glimpse into how it works.

Our Tech Stack Toolbox

  • Cucumber
  • Java
  • Junit
  • Maven
  • Selenium WebDriver
  • TeamCity
  • Zalenium (Selenium Grid)

Our Checks and Balances Workflow

Automated Regression Testing Cycle

The Lifecycle of a Product Update

When an update is first made to RebelMouse, TeamCity immediately triggers the start of automated tests to review integrity.

TeamCity Build

TeamCity Agent

The tests run in parallel on TeamCity's Build Agent. Next, Zalenium creates docker containers with browsers that matches the count of parallel threads. An Allure report is then generated from the test results, which shows the state of the application after the update.

Allure Report Pass

If a test doesn't complete successfully, the testing framework receives a video with a failed test and attaches it to the Allure report.

Allure Report Issue

Based on the report analysis, a QA specialist will create a "bug" ticket in our product management software to address the issue if needed. Then, information about the bug is immediately sent to the project manager and we begin the process of correcting the problem.

The media powerhouses we power can publish with confidence knowing that any product issues that arise are met with a tried-and-true process to fix the problem with little-to-no disturbance to their workflow. If you have any questions about this process, please email support@rebelmouse.com.

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