How to Assemble the Content for Your RebelMouse Page - dummies

How to Assemble the Content for Your RebelMouse Page

By Janine Warner, David LaFontaine

After signing up for an account, the next step for any proud user of RebelMouse is to start choosing the social media feeds that you want to show up on your page. Most of this process is pretty self-explanatory, but here are some little features that can make all the difference.

To begin with, you can import content from 25 different social media feeds, including

  • Your personal profiles

  • Content from employees, co-workers, or people you admire and think are clever

  • Searches or filters to the feeds that you add

Here’s an example. Say your page just happens to be devoted to assembling all the things that make teenage girls scream. You add a feed from the music site Pitchfork but filter it so that only news items about Justin Bieber show up.

If you bring in content from other users and then use the professional level of RebelMouse to embed it onto your own site where you’re attempting to monetize the site via advertising or other e-commerce, you should — at the very least — ask permission from the other users whose feeds you’re using.

Here’s how to access the page where you can set up your feeds:

  1. Create or log in to your RebelMouse account.

  2. Click the link to open your dashboard.

    Look for the link next to the gear icon at the top right of the page.

    From your RebelMouse dashboard page that opens, you can control the design, the feeds, and the type of e-mail notifications you receive; check your site statistics; and access Goodies (such as buttons showing the militant blue mouse logo).

  3. Click the Content & Feeds tab.

    The Total Feeds page opens. The numbers in the parentheses below the tabs show you how many feeds you’ve added to your RebelMouse page (of the max of 25).

  4. In the text fields next to the social media sites on this page, enter the URL or other information you need to add a feed from that social site to your RebelMouse page.

    The process for each site works differently, depending on the security settings of the social media site. Some sites allow you to access a feed merely by typing the name of the person or hashtag. Others require you to sign in. Keep reading to see how different sites handle this.

    [Credit: David LaFontaine]
    Credit: David LaFontaine