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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 8.2 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

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Content Creation

Contently
9.5
Skyword
Ideation
Contently
9.7
Skyword
Approval workflows
Contently
9.8
Skyword
Content collaboration
Contently
9.9
Skyword
Content calendar
Contently
8.0
Skyword
Network for content licensing/production
Contently
10.0
Skyword

Content Publishing

Contently
5.7
Skyword
8.2
Content hub
Contently
5.2
Skyword
8.5
Forms / Gated content
Contently
8.0
Skyword
Embedded CTAs
Contently
9.0
Skyword
Content distribution
Contently
2.1
Skyword
8.5
Content promotion
Contently
2.1
Skyword
7.5
Content automation
Contently
8.0
Skyword

Content Reporting & Analytics

Contently
8.0
Skyword
8.5
Audience profiling and targeting
Contently
9.0
Skyword
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
Contently
8.0
Skyword
8.0
Content performance analytics
Contently
7.0
Skyword
9.0
Campaign optimization dashboard
Contently
7.0
Skyword
Competitive analytics
Contently
9.0
Skyword

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

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 1 answer
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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Pricing Details

Contently

General

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

Skyword

General

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

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