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Score 6.5 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

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

Visually, by Rock Content

I would be less inclined to recommend Visually to a colleague now than I would have in the past. In the past, highly skilled freelance programmers and designers were more able to get matched with potential clients. Now, things have to go through Visually and creators cannot post their independent work and get matched up independently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Content Creation

Contently
9.5
Visually, by Rock Content
4.5
Ideation
Contently
9.7
Visually, by Rock Content
8.0
Approval workflows
Contently
9.8
Visually, by Rock Content
Content collaboration
Contently
9.9
Visually, by Rock Content
8.0
Content calendar
Contently
8.0
Visually, by Rock Content
1.0
Network for content licensing/production
Contently
10.0
Visually, by Rock Content
1.0

Content Publishing

Contently
5.7
Visually, by Rock Content
4.0
Content hub
Contently
5.1
Visually, by Rock Content
3.0
Forms / Gated content
Contently
8.0
Visually, by Rock Content
1.0
Embedded CTAs
Contently
9.0
Visually, by Rock Content
Content distribution
Contently
2.0
Visually, by Rock Content
6.0
Content promotion
Contently
2.0
Visually, by Rock Content
6.0
Content automation
Contently
8.0
Visually, by Rock Content

Content Reporting & Analytics

Contently
8.0
Visually, by Rock Content
5.0
Audience profiling and targeting
Contently
9.0
Visually, by Rock Content
5.0
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
Contently
8.0
Visually, by Rock Content
3.0
Content performance analytics
Contently
7.0
Visually, by Rock Content
7.0
Campaign optimization dashboard
Contently
7.0
Visually, by Rock Content
Competitive analytics
Contently
9.0
Visually, by Rock Content

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

Visually, by Rock Content

  • Staff picks were a great way of sifting through many pieces of content
  • It was easy to share things uploaded to visual.ly to other social media channels
  • There is an awesome amount of content on Visually
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

Visually, by Rock Content

  • There is a bias towards infographics (as opposed to 'real' data visualization)
  • It is not very clear the path between how people who need content get matched up or find creators
  • Interface was redone too often
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Visually, by Rock Content

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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

Visually, by Rock Content

I would recommend other design studios that specialize in data visualization and infographics before visually for a few reasons:- small design studios have an emphasis on the creators (who is part of the studio), whereas Visually is more of a black box because you don't know who is creating your project- Portfolio is okay, but not great, there are many other studios with better looking portfoliosOne way that Visually is better is that it has an impressive client list and quicker turnaround and maybe more streamlined feedback loops.
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

Visually, by Rock Content

  • Was helpful in attracting clients when I started doing data visualization work
  • Cost was minimal - it was free to upload and took little time
  • I have been unable to attract clients lately from visually, so ROI has gone to 0
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Contently

General

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

Visually, by Rock Content

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Contently
5.1
Visually, by Rock Content
6.0

Support Rating

Contently
10.0
Visually, by Rock Content

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