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Tim Berry on business planning, starting and growing your business, and having a life in the meantime.

Make Your Website Real-time For Free (Putting Social First, of Course) 0

Today Rebelmouse dropped the $9.99 monthly fee on using Rebelmouse to power your own website at your own domain. Here’s the announcement post with the details. The key quote is:

Rebelmouse drops subscription fee

We’re now giving away many of the features that used to come with a $9.99 a month price tag for free, including the ability to make RebelMouse your own website on yourname.com!

I think it’s a great business move. Traffic on Rebelmouse.com has soared to more than 15 million unique visits monthly, and some major brands and media (Time, NBC, Burger King, ESPN) have caught on and are using it regularly. That success with enterprise makes it a good business move to open up more to individuals and small business. Which means even more traffic.

How can you use this in your business? Rebelmouse channels a social media stream to a website. In effect, it turns your social media engagement, or choices you make with hashtags or other blogs, into a perpectually-updating automatic website. This turns social media into a tangible web asset you can use.

Yesterday Dan Lyons posted Top Marketers Raving About Rebelmouse in Hubspot. And my favorite example is where I consolidate all my blog posts, automatically, at blog.timberry.com, which uses Rebelmouse to automatically catch all my blog posts using RSS feeds. And I also use it for our blog.havepresence.com.

You can sign up for Rebelmouse for free at www.rebelmouse.com.

(Disclosure: I’m quite biased. Proud, actually, because the founder of Rebelmouse is my son Paul and its director of community is my daughter Megan. And I have a very small financial interest too.)