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SSL Step-by-Step Instructions

This is a quick guide on how you can request a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate for your site. This step is necessary for launching secure sites.


Here's How to Do It

1. Identify the URL you are going to use. This typically takes the format of "www" and the naked domain, but it can also be a subdomain. Examples of what we mean: site.rebelmouse.com, www.site.rebelmouse.com, rebelmouse.com, www.rebelmouse.com.

2. Once your URL is identified, please request a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) through your RebelMouse Account or Project Manager. They will provide you with a wildcard CSR certificate, unless otherwise requested (but note that we can only develop one for either a subdomain or a traditional domain). Wildcard certificates secure a website's URL on an unlimited number of its domains. For example: www.rebelmouse.com, site.rebelmouse.com, and mobile.rebelmouse.com.

3. Once your RebelMouse Account or Project Manager delivers a CSR to you, you need to request an SSL through your certification provider if you haven't already. An example of a provider is GeoTrust, but the request must come from the owner of your domain. The request should be for a wildcard certificate, and it should be delivered to your website administrator's inbox within 48 hours.

4. Once an SSL is received, you need to send the chain and key certification to your RebelMouse Account or Project Manager. They will then deliver it to the RebelMouse Administrative team to upload to our servers so that the site powering your domain is secure.

5. Once completed, your RebelMouse Account or Project Manager will send you DNS instructions. This information is what lets your domain get powered by our domain. Here are sample DNS instructions that we normally send to clients:

<a href="http://www.rebelmouse.com/" target="_blank">http://www.rebelmouse.com/</a> IN CNAME <a href="http://runners-cdn.rebelmouse.com/" target="_blank">http://runners-cdn.rebelmouse.com/</a>

<a href="http://rebelmouse.com/" target="_blank">http://rebelmouse.com/</a> IN A 54.243.223.182 or 54.243.223.181

NEW! Beta Posts Dashboard: Filtering and Search UI Upgrade

New Filters in Posts Dashboard

We've implemented new filters that allow users to easily find exactly what they need in their posts dashboard. You can now customize your search results by:

  • Creators You Follow
  • Rating
  • Post Status
  • Post Type
  • Period
  • Sections
Here's what the new filter menu looks like:

Easy-to-Use Search Queries

In the same slick user interface, you can also create search queries and combine them with your filtered results:

  • Post Search
  • Creator Search With Ajax Autocomplete
  • Community Search

This is an exciting step forward in enhancing the editorial experience for our users. It should now be much simpler to narrow down results to exactly what you're looking for.

Here's how the workflow looks in action:

If you have any questions about these dashboard updates, please email support@rebelmouse.com.

Higher SEO Audit Scores With RebelMouse

SEMrush Reports Help Keep Our Sites Optimized for Search

Even the most brilliant and successful marketers will admit that chasing a perfect search strategy is a full-time job in and of itself. Google's algorithm is fickle at best, with frequent algorithm updates that can turn a site's rankings completely sideways.

At RebelMouse, we obsess over Google's algorithm updates and the latest SEO best practices so that our publishers can focus on doing what they do best: create quality content. This means our traffic experts work around the clock to make sure our sites are optimized for search, and are even a few steps ahead of what Google's next move will be.

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