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CoSchedule is great for businesses or agencies who need an overview of all their marketing efforts, and who want to establish collaboration between multiple departments. The calendar view is one of the best we've worked with and makes it easy to see exactly what's happening. There is some slight clunkiness when it comes to admin-related tasks, and a few things aren't easy to find, but there's great support.
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I sold a few inbound marketing contracts with the expectation that I could find writers for the project on Zerys. We were looking for good writers that can understand the tone and branding of our business and after a few trials with some of the writers at Zerys, I finally found the one that understood us and then created amazing content in no time.
Read full review Pros Visually represent your content in one centralized place Heavily customize your calendar settings (project types, icons, tasks, filters, etc.) Better implement approval procedures Create read-only calendars for stakeholders so they can view the upcoming items on your calendar Read full review The customization options for the written pieces you can request are endless and thorough. Some writers are very fast and effective, making our link-building process quicker. It provides notifications along every step of the writing process so that you always know where in the pipeline your content is. Read full review Cons The import Google Doc to WordPress functionality never worked successfully or reliably for me. So I just manually copy and paste Google Docs to the WordPress editor instead. The social sharing counter was not that helpful, because it only counted Facebook and Google+. Who uses Google+ anymore? Plus, now they don't even show the social counter in the monthly calendar view. so you can't see the numbers without doing some extra digging. In the monthly calendar view, some titles get cut off if they don't wrap cleanly in the day's box. So I would make it look cleaner instead of having words broken up by a hyphen. Read full review There are instances where the writers don't understand the article to be written and don't give you the content you are looking for. The auto reporting feature needs some work. Too many email alerts and no option to change that. Hard to find good writers. Often writers only loosely follow directions so you end up reworking their content anyway. Read full review Support Rating
I didn't have to use their official support, but I can say that they put out a lot of content online to help users. Their YouTube page has quite an array of tutorial videos explaining how things work and how to get the most out of their tools. If you're struggling, before picking up a phone or blasting off an email, try searching for your problem on YouTube or their forums.
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CoSchedule provides collaborative planning of projects. The calendar view is very well designed. Meetings and tasks can be scheduled and tracked easily. Whatever is being done, no matter how big the task/project is, it gives a bird-eye view of everything. Additionally, it also integrated very well with WordPress. Their customer service team is also very helpful.
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Access to many freelancer writers covering a wide range of topics and the relative ease with which you can manage the writing and editing process with a freelancer writer is good. I believe Zerys has acquired a talented group of writers that are well-versed in a diverse number of topics. Zerys is reliable, and the customer service response is fast, which I greatly appreciate. I do not believe Zerys' interface is as simple as it could be, however.
Read full review Return on Investment Probably too early to tell for certain but it is definitely value priced right now. Fully developed content management platforms are running in $15-$20k per year range and more. You can get into a CoSchedule solution for $ Team has found it easy to sign on and review tasks so this is a big time saver. More could be done to enable Guests easier access to content they need to review It's way faster that other scheduling apps we have tried. The fact that it runs on a cloud based app or inside your Wordpress app is a real plus. Auto save feature also means you don't have to remember to save your content. Read full review Zerys has allowed us to grow our linkbuilding campaigns much more quickly than we would if we tried to create all of the content in-house. We save so much time hiring outside writers to write content rather than writing it ourselves. We are able to take on more projects than ever because we can rely on Zerys' writers to get things done on time. Read full review ScreenShots CoSchedule Marketing Suite Screenshots