Inside Our Seamless Social Feed Content Integration
At RebelMouse, we believe your content won't be successful if you just talk about yourself. Content has to be multidimensional and dynamic to gain a captive and loyal audience. Our distribution tools bleed together social + content into a seamless process once and for all.
In the age of the Instagram influencer, the power of user-generated content (UGC) is strong. We've created a content feeds structure within our CMS that instantly populates your site with a variety of editorially-aligned content. The Content Feeds dashboard allows you to manage and curate UGC, and connect RSS Feeds to your site to give visitors more of what they love without straining your editorial resources.
Connect Social Feeds
Through the dashboard, you can create instant content from relevant and high ranking social feeds:
Rebel oppstn.com displays a Facebook video as a post.
To get started, click on "Content Feeds" in the left-hand administration panel, or type "YourDomain/core/dashboard/content-feeds" in your web browser's address bar.
RebelMouse supports the following networks:
- RSS Feeds
In the "Feeds" tab, you can manage all your social UGC and editorial content. Let's use Twitter as an example.
Set up feed development by typing in an @handle, #hashtag, or search term:
You have the option of having content automatically published to your site or saved for review:
You can filter feeds by adding #hashtags and @handles so that only specific posts are pulled in:
Rate your feeds (with three stars being the highest) so you can control which posts should appear at the top of the page:
In the "For Review" tab, you can manage content that you saved for review.
We have workflows in place with network-specific actions you can take to post UGC on your site. You can choose whether you want the feed's content to publish automatically or if you want to review and edit it beforehand.
Here's a Twitter example:
And an Instagram example:
You also have a wide range of options to filter saved posts, including by social network, tags, recency, popularity, and reach:
Here's how the content looks on your site. You can edit posts with more verbiage or have them link out directly to the original sources. Once UGC or RSS Feed content is featured on your site, you can use our front-end administration features to refine the user experience on the fly:
In this example, the site is primarily fueled by an Instagram account.
Connect RSS Feeds
You can also integrate RSS Feeds within the Content Feeds dashboard, and even do a full WordPress import:
If you keep scrolling down, you'll see this field that lets you add RSS Feeds:
Once you add one, it will let you choose between publishing the content or saving it to Drafts:
By default it will publish the content directly to your home page, but you can select other sections if you prefer. Below the sections you can publish to, there are four extra options at your disposal:
Here's an example of content imported without selecting the "Full content from RSS" option (box unchecked):
Example of an RSS Feed import to article on oppstn.com.
Note: If your RSS Feed includes summaries for posts, they will be displayed as sub-headlines when ingested into the RebelMouse platform. You can also autogenerate RebelMouse authors from RSS authors, which means that we'll ingest the authors your RSS Feed has for each post and create a new author profile for them in RebelMouse. We also automatically generate from your RebelMouse site an RSS Feed (for both the whole site and per section), a JSON Feed, and an XML sitemap.
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