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Introducing Social UX for Media

RebelMouse doesn't just build ordinary websites. We're rethinking the role that websites play in today's dynamic infoscape. The feed has dominated social media for years now, but the website has never caught up. Now, RebelMouse gives you the toolset to not only distribute your content across platforms, but also ensure that users can easily move across platforms too. We call it Social UX for Media, and it's an absolute game changer.


The Infinite Scroller

The core of our Social UX for Media is the concept that a feed should be its foundation. Much like a user would scroll through their feed on Facebook, they should be able to feel immediately comfortable in consuming content on your site in the same way. Rebels Axios.com and Ecowatch.com are already benefiting from this new layout with profound impacts on stats like bounce rate, pages per session, social shares, and time spent on site.

To display editorial content in a feed, we use a few techniques to make it a seamless experience for your readers:

1. Endless Stories

Let your users binge your content. By serving up an endless feed of stories, they're more likely to read more than just the article they originally came for.

2. In-Feed Article Expansion

Expand/Collapse stories to bring the jump into the feed. Readers can consume an entire story without leaving the page.

3. Asynchronous Page Views

Take full advantage of binge reading with our SEO-friendly Asynchronous Page View functionality. This function loads post URLs as the reader scrolls from story to story without ever clicking through to an individual post.

4. Topic-Specific Sub Feeds

Further encourage post binging by linking to topic-specific sub feeds in each post. Providing a pathway for similar content will ensure that a user will consume the maximum amount of content per visit.

5. In-Feed Article Sharing

Share stories directly from the feed. Activate your readership to engage directly with your content to maximize reach.

6. Smart Newsletters

Build loyalty and return traffic using smart newsletters to add personalization to your site with little effort. Built right into your normal workflow, we provide you with the tools necessary to get the right content to the right sub-audience with a simple, fast opt-in process for readers.

7. Frictionless Monetization

The RebelMouse platform supports core monetization approaches that integrate into and enhance your site's user experience. Naturally integrate native ads and sponsored posts into your post feed to provide a smooth, unobtrusive ad experience for your readers.

Interested in learning more? Contact us or request a proposal today.

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How to Fix the Post Preview Bug Due to Connatix Video Ads

Some users have reported that when previewing a post in the Entry Editor with a Connatix video ad embedded, the video takes over the entire screen like in the following example:

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Changing the World on Behalf of Millennial Mothers

Motherly is a new media property redefining motherhood. Created by women for women, their mission is one of empowerment to support women on their unmatched journey to mommyhood. Founded in 2015 by serial entrepreneur Jill Koziol and award-winning Washington Post digital strategist Liz Tenety, Motherly leads the effort in curating female-driven content that builds strong communities through the power of dynamic, multiplatform storytelling.

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NEW! End of Summer 2018 Product Updates

It's almost the end of summer 2018 and we have some awesome product updates to announce! Here's what's new: scheduling posts to be unpublished, a copyright option for Facebook Instant Articles, Keywee and Parse.ly integrations for Facebook Instant Articles, parent/child relationships for sections in the dashboard, a scheduled filter for community-enabled dashboards, and a Google Search Console integration for the Entry Editor. There's a lot to unpack here, we know! So continue on below for more details on each announcement.

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