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Nordot + RebelMouse

RebelMouse and Nordot have joined together to provide publishers access to Nordot's massive content library directly from the RebelMouse CMS.

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Facebook Instant Articles: Troubleshooting, Debugging, and Tokens

Facebook Instant Articles are a great Facebook feature, but sometimes there can be issues that need to be addressed. In this post, we'll be looking at a few of the most common, including:

  • Resolving Facebook Instant Articles errors
  • Resolving Facebook expired token notifications
  • Resolving any setup issue regarding Facebook Instant Articles
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SEO Decline? Google Featured Snippets Are Dramatically Reduced

You may have noticed a decline in your traffic recently, particularly from Google Search. It appears that Google has changed their algorithm to dramatically reduce the amount of featured snippets that are showing on the search engine's results page. If you consistently get traffic from featured snippets, this algo update will most likely have a negative impact on your search traffic.

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How to Add Custom Fields to Posts

Great sites will often have content that follows a particular pattern, or have specific fields that need to be added to posts of a particular type. That's where custom fields come into play. Custom fields can be anything you need them to be, from checkboxes, to free-form text, to even phone numbers! During content creation, you can then fill out the custom fields as needed for a post, adding great details for your readers without any additional coding or effort. You can even create custom fields for your users!

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Bot Traffic Filtering With RebelMouse

Bot traffic is essentially any traffic that comes to a website that is not an actual human visiting the site. Bot traffic can be either beneficial or malicious. For malicious bot traffic, you may want to consider blocking it. For many publishers, the free tools in Google Analytics may be enough, but we also offer a more comprehensive option.

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Using Mustache Syntax to Customize Mailchimp Templates

RebelMouse has many ways that we can help to simplify your newsletter campaign workflow. Our integration with Mailchimp allows you to automate your daily or weekly newsletter (using an algorithm to select the top-performing posts of either period) or to use our Entry Editor to create a post, which can then be sent to Mailchimp and distributed to your appropriate lists. You are also able to simply select the correct template for any post you send as a newsletter (or your automated newsletters).

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Driven by Data: RebelMouse’s Customized Google Data Studio Dashboards

RebelMouse offers unique, customizable dashboards through Google Data Studio that provide key insights into the metrics that matter most to publishers. We give our clients the ability to quickly understand the performance of their sites so that they can then make important decisions on the fly. Here's what you get out of the box.

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Affiliate Marketing on RebelMouse: Managing Products

If you have a website that mixes content with products, you've probably faced the difficulty of incorporating your featured products into your articles. At RebelMouse, we've created an innovative and elegant way to create, search for, and insert your products into your article pages.

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RebelMouse Feature: Improve Your Page Performance With Core Web Vitals Debugger

RebelMouse site owners already benefit from the incredible speed improvements delivered out of the box. For even more improvement specific to your site's own custom front-end design, RebelMouse site owners can now quickly determine what is hurting the key benchmarks Google calls Core Web Vitals, and find out how to improve your scores. We already know that better performance leads to more pageviews, lower bounce rate, and better SEO results, but with updates to Google Search's scoring algorithm coming soon, Core Web Vitals scores are about to play a much larger role in search rank!

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Pro Tip: Too Many B Tests? Use Shared Elements for Better Organization

RebelMouse offers unique multivariate testing that makes creating B tests for page layouts easy. However, sometimes having too many B tests can be hard for developers to organize and manage. If this is a problem on your site, you'll want to consider testing components of your site using shared elements. This helps your site's design workflow in a handful of ways:

  • Developers can work on different post layouts at the same time.
  • If you only want to process one B test, our servers will load all of them at the same time. Using shared elements prevents this from happening.
  • Our servers do not run shared elements if the conditional is set to false.
  • Post and Section pages will become more organized in Layout & Design Tool.
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RebelMouse: The Healthcare CMS

RebelMouse is an industry-leading healthcare CMS that provides all the tools needed to create, maintain, publish, and distribute content on the web. Our platform has proven success with many healthcare-based sites. Indeed, the stats we have seen with these sites are nothing short of remarkable.

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Rebel Case Study: Task & Purpose

Task & Purpose is a military and veteran-focused media company that delivers authentic reporting and perspectives enjoyed by millions of readers every month. They came to RebelMouse with their own tech team and grew immediately after making the switch. The beauty of our CMS is that you can be either a publisher with existing teams and strategies already in place, or just starting from scratch — we adapt to meet the level of support you need.

Task & Purpose is a wonderful example of a low-cost engagement that has resulted in awesome growth year over year. Their current year-to-date stats shown below, compared to the previous period, demonstrate the levels of success you can experience on RebelMouse when you focus on taking advantage of everything our platform offers. Huge tech budgets are not required to succeed.

Rebel Case Study: EcoWatch

Entering into its fourth year of partnership with RebelMouse, EcoWatch is still experiencing strong growth year over year. This is thanks to a healthy mix of viral hits and solid content coupled with best practices that take advantage of our proprietary social tools.


Rebel Case Study: GearBrain

GearBrain is an SEO and e-commerce case study in using our tools to effectively capture key phrases that drive purchases from users. They had a phenomenal year in 2018 that has continued into 2019.

Rebel Case Study: Knowable

Knowable is a very successful new media client of ours. Their user engagement is at a level that leaves even us breathless. Their pages and time per user are higher than any we've ever seen before. Their growth is on a trajectory to keep climbing higher, too.

Rebel Case Study: La Verità

La Verità is approximately a year and a half out from launch on RebelMouse. It's the highest growth media property in Italy, and they are doing all of this growth behind a paywall. The depth of engagement from their users is unheard of.

Rebel Case Study: SportsMap

SportsMap is a wonderful example of a growing site that's led by a strong client-side development team. Thanks to our guidance and their full usage of our platform's features and functionality, they've seen consistent month-over-month growth since launch.

Rebel Case Study: VYPE Media

VYPE Media launched on RebelMouse just before summer 2019, and across the board it has seen remarkable growth in a relatively short time frame when compared to its performance on its previous platform.

Rebel Case Study: PAPER Magazine

PAPER Magazine has been on our platform for four years, and saw another record year again in 2018. In one single day, they did 21M pageviews alone. Although that day dwarfs other aspects of these particular charts, they had continuous organic growth and premium campaigns with major brands.

Rebel Case Study: Motherly

Motherly is a case study for moving from a bad CMS (that was "good enough") over to RebelMouse. For more than a year they were stuck with either no growth or declining. Since moving to RebelMouse, the growth has been incredible.

Rebel Case Study: It's a Southern Thing

It's a Southern Thing was a case study in how to turn a website that is underperforming into a massive growth engine. This is the highest growth property in the portfolio of its parent company, and it keeps growing.

Moving into 2019, It's a Southern Thing has continued its journey on RebelMouse with solid growth in most categories, and excellent gains from Facebook and Google.

Rebel Case Study: United Airlines

This was a massive year for United Airlines with huge organic reach for an entrenched brand. Contests and content expansion led to organic growth on all platforms and a deeper engagement with customers.

Rebel Case Study: GZERO Media

GZERO Media's move from WordPress to RebelMouse resulted in immediate, mind-boggling growth in reach and loyalty.

Approximately nine months after replatforming, GZERO Media continues to grow at a blistering pace. Since launching on RebelMouse, they have more than tripled their monthly users. And based on the recent trends we're seeing, the growth is just getting started.

And to really drive home how amazing GZERO Media's user and visitor growth has been since moving to RebelMouse, here's a look at their growth in 2019, year to date, year over year. The numbers speak for themselves.

Rebel Case Study: The Dodo

For the love of animals, a story of success in distributed content.

In January 2014, Izzie Lerer wanted to transform her love of animals — and animal rights issues — into something positive, informative, and entertaining.

The world of content surrounding animals and pets was crowded to say the least, but Lerer wanted something that could be easily managed with contributions across editors, content partners, and community members.

RebelMouse's platform was the solution. Lerer launched The Dodo as a participatory community platform — not just for animal lovers, but for everyone with a soft spot for a good story.

What happened next was extraordinary.

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Google News Initiative Creates COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation Fund

The Google News Initiative launched a new fund to battle misformation about the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 Vaccine Counter-Misinformation Fund is open to publishers all over the globe who reach audiences that are underserved by fact checking or targeted by misinformation.

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Google Opens up Its Question Hub to U.S. Publishers

There's no denying that the digital world suffers from an overwhelming amount of content, but there are still plenty of unanswered queries out there just waiting to be answered.

That's why Google created Question Hub. Previously only available in India, Indonesia, and Nigeria, the search engine recently opened up the hub to U.S.-based publishers. Question Hub collects unanswered questions from its search engine and makes the data available to content creators to help fill in the gaps.

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RebelMouse’s upLynk Video Integration

RebelMouse has partnered with Verizon Media on a new video integration. Verizon has a streaming platform called upLynk which THEOplayer uses as part of its video playback offering. THEOplayer allows users to play videos in different formats by integrating with different partners.

On RebelMouse, you can now search through upLynk's library for videos to feature on your site.

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Inside the Regions Dashboard

You can define different regions and languages on your site by using our Regions Dashboard. To access the dashboard, append the following to your site's URL.

r/dashboard/regions

The Regions Dashboard will look like this:

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How to Find an Image’s Original File Format

RebelMouse automatically converts images to Google's WebP format to optimize your media for site performance. If you need to convert an image back to its default file format, you can use a service like JWT.io.

To do so, first locate your image's current URL. Here's an example:

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RebelMouse + PostUp: A Guide to Our Email Integration

Email marketing is an effective way to reach your most loyal readers through a familiar medium. It's also a marketing trend that's gaining in popularity. In just the past 12 months, 78% of marketers have seen an increase in email engagement.

At RebelMouse, we want to make sure that email campaigns are a seamless part of your content workflow. This is why we offer easy-to-use email integrations, including PostUp. PostUp is an enterprise email solution for publishers that you can read more about here.

Here's how our integration with PostUp works.

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RebelMouse + Pushnami: Increase Audience Loyalty With Traffic-Building Push Notifications

In today's competitive digital environment, acquiring customers is half the battle. In a world full of options, customer retention and repeat engagement is worth its weight in gold. It's estimated that just a 2% increase in customer retention is the same to profits as cutting costs by 10%.

RebelMouse is an enterprise-grade CMS platform that's dedicated to empowering editorial teams to build an on-site experience that's designed to retain audiences. Building loyalty means taking control of the distribution of content, and this means reaching readers wherever they are — even if it's on another site!

That's why RebelMouse is proud to offer an intuitive out-of-the-box integration with Pushnami within the RebelMouse experience. Our partnership has made it easy for publishers to leverage Pushnami's modern push notifications to secure new audiences and create repeat engagement with established followers.

Why Do Push Notifications Matter?

Push notifications increase website traffic because users are able to opt in to your messaging with one click — no email address required. Once a user opts in to your site's push notifications, they will begin to receive push notifications whenever their browser is open, encouraging them to return to your site.

Studies show that push notifications can increase conversions up to 30% more than other marketing channels. That's because push notifications let you target users that have already expressed interest in your site, which beats using a blind audience list for a display or search campaign. Knowing who your target audience is also allows you to craft the right messaging to get their attention, which results in a precise approach that cultivates more web traffic, more conversions, and, ultimately, more revenue.

What Is Pushnami?

Pushnami is the second largest push notification platform in the world, and is used by more than 20,000 sites all over the globe to deliver over 20 billion notifications per month.

Sites can grow their owned marketable database, tap into new monetization channels like a curated ad feed and push ad network, and scale their results by utilizing built-in machine learning models and campaign automations.

In fact, some Pushnami users experience a 30% increase in conversion rates and a 24% increase in traffic overall.

How Do Pushnami and RebelMouse Work Together?

Users can send Pushnami push notifications from RebelMouse's editorial interface. It just takes one tick of a checkbox to set up a push notification for an article, and another tick to send a second notification. This makes it easy for creators to incorporate Pushnami into a publishing workflow without ever having to leave our Entry Editor.

Where Can I Learn More?

If you're not publishing on RebelMouse and want to learn more about our next-generation publishing platform, click here. We'll be sure to walk you through the details of our Pushnami integration and other ways to grow your audience. To learn more about Pushnami, click here.

Live Events on RebelMouse

The unprecedented pandemic in 2020 turned the world of event marketing upside down. All over the world, if a scheduled in-person event wasn't cancelled, it was transformed into a digital experience. The trend isn't expected to fizzle after COVID-19 is contained, either. Data from Bizzabo found that 93% of event marketers plan to invest in more virtual events moving forward.

On RebelMouse, users can create scheduled events for live streaming. GZERO Media, powered by RebelMouse, made the most of our supported distribution platforms to host their virtual town hall "Reasons for Hope."

Here's a look at how events can be created on RebelMouse.

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Defragment Your Audience: A Guide to Distribution Platforms on RebelMouse

Platforms and publishers have endured a rocky relationship. Eight years ago, it seemed that social platforms would be the only ticket to publishers' survival. But as the years went on, users became more wary of the platforms. Then, in 2015, Google was able to overtake Facebook as the top referral traffic source. Fast forward to the start of the new decade, when users are living through uncertain times and losing trust in big tech by the minute, and audiences are prepared more than ever to stay loyal to web properties that provide the best on-site experience without any unnecessary noise.

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Have a Complex or Homegrown CMS? Migrate Easily at No Extra Cost.

Migrating data to RebelMouse from a custom content management system (CMS), or complex platforms like Drupal or WordPress, can sometimes be time consuming for teams. At RebelMouse, we make it as simple and efficient as possible to get data into our platform. This greatly reduces the time it takes to get new sites launched and growing.

We have a well-defined and flexible file format that enables us to ingest content easily. If the technical owners of your current CMS can export their data into this file format, RebelMouse can ingest and import your content at no additional cost.

This is the file format to follow. Request a proposal today to get started.

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Within Entry Editor is our Particle Assembler, which breaks down articles into micro pieces of content, what we call particles, that are dynamic and can be shared on their own or across social platforms. Since particles are designed to be repurposed, you can add a search function to your custom Entry Editor that will allow you to search for previously published particles and articles.

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Content deliverability is what will define a successful publisher in 2021. After the tumultuous year that was 2020, audiences will only tolerate quality content, and they will only consume it on a site that provides a next-level experience.

With users in mind, Google continued on its trajectory of prioritizing user experience in 2020. Six months after announcing Core Web Vitals in May, Google said its page experience signals will officially roll out and begin impacting search rankings in May 2021. The page experience signals include Google's Core Web Vitals and existing search signals. Together, these will determine a website's page experience and overall site performance. Click here to learn more.

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