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30 Ratings
10 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100
10 Ratings
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Score 6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Skyword ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Content Publishing, Content Reporting & Analytics

Content Creation

9.5

Contently

95%

Skyword

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%
8.2

Skyword

82%
Contently ranks higher in 3/6 features

Content hub

5.0
50%
7 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 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
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Content promotion

2.0
20%
5 Ratings
7.5
75%
2 Ratings

Content automation

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Content Reporting & Analytics

8.0

Contently

80%
8.5

Skyword

85%
Contently ranks higher in 4/5 features

Audience profiling and targeting

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Closed-loop tracking and reporting

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Content performance analytics

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 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

  • Skyword is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Contently and Skyword are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

5.0

Contently

50%
9 Ratings
8.7

Skyword

87%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Contently

100%
1 Rating
10.0

Skyword

100%
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

Skyword

It's a great platform for freelance writers to use because everything - the brief, deadline, notes, edits along the way etc, are all in one handy location; which is easy to access. It's great to get picked up by one client, following the recommendation of another too. It's almost like a networking site in this respect too, where companies get matched or paired with the right writers.
Fiona Briggs | 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

Skyword

  • Creating a lot of content quickly and efficiently
  • Identifying new and important topics and content areas to explore
  • Providing timely and helpful account service
Andrew Reinbold | 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

Skyword

  • No current cons or issues with their services and platform.
Olin Graczyk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Contently

General

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

Starting Price

Skyword

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
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

Skyword

Skyword 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Very responsive to our requests. Always make themselves available. We also have a standing weekly status with their team, which keeps us on the same page.
Olin Graczyk | 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

Skyword

SkyWord distinguishes itself by its efficiency and the capabilities it has with web design and management. It also has a strong variety of content production capabilities like video, social media, etc. Our procurement team has found SkyWord to be fair when it comes to prices, and this showed when we evaluated them against competitors.
Andrew Reinbold | 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

Skyword

  • High quality leads that increased our bottom line
  • Increased awareness and engagement with our social and digital activities
Aviv Canaani | TrustRadius Reviewer

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