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30 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 5.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Content Creation

    9.5

    Contently

    95%

    Shortlist

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Contently ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Ideation

    9.7
    97%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Approval workflows

    9.8
    98%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content collaboration

    9.9
    99%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content calendar

    8.0
    80%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network for content licensing/production

    10.0
    100%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Publishing

    5.7

    Contently

    57%

    Shortlist

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Contently ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Content hub

    5.0
    50%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Forms / Gated content

    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Embedded CTAs

    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content distribution

    2.0
    20%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content promotion

    2.0
    20%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content automation

    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Reporting & Analytics

    8.0

    Contently

    80%

    Shortlist

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Contently ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Audience profiling and targeting

    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Closed-loop tracking and reporting

    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content performance analytics

    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Campaign optimization dashboard

    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Competitive analytics

    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    5.0

    Contently

    50%
    9 Ratings
    5.4

    Shortlist

    54%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Contently

    100%
    1 Rating
    4.1

    Shortlist

    41%
    4 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

    Shortlist

    We haven't found another system that can do all that Shortlist can do (payments, tax paperwork, profile management, project management, on-boarding, etc...) but it doesn't mean we always love using Shortlist. Shortlist is cumbersome to work in and requires LOTS of redundant clicking. Something as simple as being able to right-click to open on any profile/page/account/link would save hours in a week where as now to get to two side-by-side items on some lists, you have to click back a page, re-load, and scroll down to select the next option. I appreciate that Shortlist manages all the tax paperwork and has created for us a on-boarding system that flows nicely and allows multiple team members to manage their piece of the process.
    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

    Shortlist

    • Shortlist allows us to pay our freelancers without having to personally manage the back end paperwork of payroll
    • Shortlist handles all the year end tax paperwork creation and distribution
    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

    Shortlist

    • Shortlist only allows for minor customizations to their platform. It would be great if each company could create their own view/usage set for the system.
    • The help chat box needs some work for sure. It takes days for someone to respond if they ever respond and often there is nothing they can do to remedy the issue at hand.
    • Payments should be able to be made every day, not just on Fridays.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Contently

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Shortlist

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    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

    Shortlist

    Shortlist 4.1
    Based on 4 answers
    30-40% of the time there is no response when you contact the chat/help feature.30-40% of the time if they do respond, it is to say they can't do anything about the issue.Maybe 20% of the time the chat is actually helpful, but that seems like a high estimate when I think about my experience asking for support.
    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

    Shortlist

    We've never found another platform that does exactly what Shortlist does in terms of payments, taxes, project management, and on-boarding. We use other sites to source our new vendors (like Indeed, craigslist, etc...) but ultimately we direct all those applicants to our onboarding in Shortlist. I wish some of the more "minor" platform issues we've had over the last year were fixed sooner (or fixed at all) but it does the job!
    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

    Shortlist

    • Shortlist allows us to pay people and provide tax information which is a positive.
    • Shortlist doesn't integrate with many other platforms which causes us huge delays in employee work time which is a negative.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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