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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Contently ranks higher in 1 feature set: Content Creation
  • InboundWriter ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Content Publishing, Content Reporting & Analytics

Content Creation

9.5

Contently

95%
8.5

InboundWriter

85%
Contently ranks higher in 4/5 features

Ideation

9.7
97%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Approval workflows

9.8
98%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Content collaboration

9.9
99%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Content calendar

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Network for content licensing/production

10.0
100%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Content Publishing

5.7

Contently

57%
8.8

InboundWriter

88%
InboundWriter ranks higher in 6/6 features

Content hub

5.0
50%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Forms / Gated content

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Embedded CTAs

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Content distribution

2.0
20%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Content promotion

2.0
20%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Content automation

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Content Reporting & Analytics

8.0

Contently

80%
8.2

InboundWriter

82%
Contently ranks higher in 3/5 features

Audience profiling and targeting

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Closed-loop tracking and reporting

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Content performance analytics

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Campaign optimization dashboard

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Competitive analytics

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Contently is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • InboundWriter is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

5.0

Contently

50%
9 Ratings
8.0

InboundWriter

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

10.0

Contently

100%
1 Rating
8.0

InboundWriter

80%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Contently

It's helpful for top of marketing funnel writing that we can sometimes lose sight of because we are so ingrained in the product day to day. Contently is also helpful for long written pieces and ebooks that will take a significant amount of employee time to put together.I avoid using Contently for mid to bottom funnel marketing writing because my team will often have greater insight into the product function or use-case or product release, making them more adroit to the tone of the written piece and able to produce the content quickly.
Alexander deLong | TrustRadius Reviewer

InboundWriter

I think most users have found that InboundWriter is every bit worth what you pay for it. At a freemium model, it's affordable and helpful in analyzing your posts for SEO direction. It is particularly well suited for getting focused terms on specific topics, and less on more general terms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Contently

  • Consolidating my work in one place to make my work life easier
  • Contently is unique from other content marketing organizational tools in one key way. It hands you a network of freelance professionals eager for delegated work.
  • You can search through a database of professionals to find the perfect person for your given project. Find individuals in your budget offering the exact skills and experience you need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

InboundWriter

  • Very easy to use and follow direction.
  • The price is right for this freemium Wordpress plugin.
  • Helps discover what content and keywords are popular around your subject matter.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Contently

  • I have been using it for 3.5 years, and have had no response from potential clients.
  • The portfolio section is pretty easy to use, but I don't love the format.
  • Since I'm not a client, I don't know just how easy it is for them to find new freelancers or how often it is actually used.
  • Probably more suited for some types/concentrations of freelance writers, like finance, tech, or healthcare.
Kristi Porter | TrustRadius Reviewer

InboundWriter

  • Sometimes tough to decide what direction to follow without keyword stuffing your content.
  • Colleagues have complained about the Document Score being unreliable at times.
  • It's only as good as the information you put into it and lacks the ability to give you more high level though leadership terms/topics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Contently

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

InboundWriter

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Support Rating

Contently

Contently 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I'm giving them a 10, but honestly, I've never reached out to them. I do see them putting out regular content on social media, so they might be responsive to questions there as well as regular customer support. In their posts and communication, they do seem to value their community, so hopefully, they have good customer support. And I've seen them asking for pitches from their community to publish well-paid articles during this stressful coronavirus time, and I really appreciate that.
Kristi Porter | TrustRadius Reviewer

InboundWriter

InboundWriter 8.0
Based on 2 answers
The InboundWriter support is certainly sufficient for the type of troubleshooting you may encounter when using the tool. There are chats and forums available with best practices or knowledge share. For bigger issues, even WordPress can serve as a support system for getting to the answer quickly. Luckily, you're more likely to find that it is a very intuitive tool that is easy to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Contently

Contently's sweet spot is their network of writers. I have tried a few other platforms but saw much lower writing quality. The tool is handy, especially if you produce multiple pieces of content every week
Ben Plomion | TrustRadius Reviewer

InboundWriter

While Yoast is also very useful as a free WordPress plugin that helps up your SEO game, where it stops at just providing direction for your meta data, like titles and descriptions, InboundWriter takes your search engine reach a bit further and helps you create relevant content for your industry that targets the right keywords and topics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Contently

  • Contently contributors have produced some great inbound marking posts and creative materials saving our marketing team significant time allowing them to focus on more strategic plans for the business.
  • The amount of time Contently has saved our internal creative writing staff has more than paid for itself!
Alexander deLong | TrustRadius Reviewer

InboundWriter

  • InboundWriter has helped us craft more SEO-driven content and balance our keyword usage.
  • InboundWriter has also helped us hone in on the specific topics we should be covering for our industry.
  • Overall, it has helped us achieve our goals of creating pillar content and driving more organic traffic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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