gShift vs. Visually, by Rock Content

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
gShift
Score 7.1 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
gShift is the flagship cloud-based search engine optimization platform from the Canadian company gShift Labs headquartered in Barrie, Ontario, launched in 2009 to simplify and "demystify" organic SEO. Billed as a comprehensive and integrated suite of tools, gShift offers keyword analysis across multiple and international (including Baidu) search engines, backlink checking and insights, content-level analytics and reporting, mobile discoverability and local search analysis, and some more rarely…
$199
Visually, by Rock Content
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Visually, by Rock Content acquired in 2019 with ScribbleLive, is a content marketing solution, allowing the user to get visual, video and content creation services, on demand and at scale. Visually is designed to supply the user affordable, premium quality work with creative talent, coordinated through what is described as an easy-to-use marketing collaboration product.N/A
Pricing
gShiftVisually, by Rock Content
Editions & Modules
kontextURLs
$199
Influencer Marketing module
$299
Brand Professional
$325
Agency Professional
$999
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
gShiftVisually, by Rock Content
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsSEO Platform pricing is based on the number of keywords per month. kontextURL pricing is based on the number of clicks registered per month. Influencer Marketing module pricing is based on the number of influencers and/or rosters managed.
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Features
gShiftVisually, by Rock Content
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
gShift
8.6
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Visually, by Rock Content
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Ratings
Keyword analysis10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Backlink management6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Page grader9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Competitive analysis9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Site recommendations8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Task management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
gShift
8.3
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Visually, by Rock Content
-
Ratings
Local SEO10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Social SEO9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile SEO4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Global SEO10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO Platform & Account Management
Comparison of SEO Platform & Account Management features of Product A and Product B
gShift
6.0
2 Ratings
34% below category average
Visually, by Rock Content
-
Ratings
Multi-domain support5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Creation
Comparison of Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
gShift
-
Ratings
Visually, by Rock Content
4.5
1 Ratings
57% below category average
Ideation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Content collaboration00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Content calendar00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Network for content licensing/production00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Content Publishing
Comparison of Content Publishing features of Product A and Product B
gShift
-
Ratings
Visually, by Rock Content
4.0
1 Ratings
68% below category average
Content hub00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Forms / Gated content00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Content distribution00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Content promotion00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Content Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Content Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
gShift
-
Ratings
Visually, by Rock Content
5.0
1 Ratings
44% below category average
Audience profiling and targeting00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Closed-loop tracking and reporting00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Content performance analytics00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
gShiftVisually, by Rock Content
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
6.0
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User Testimonials
gShiftVisually, by Rock Content
Likelihood to Recommend
gShift Labs
gShift's pace of development is pretty amazing and they are very responsive to enhancement requests and other feedback on their solutions. gShift is well-suited for an agency environment where multiple clients need the basics in keyword rankings and website analytics and PPC reporting integration. gShift is less suited for a large organizations with multiple properties or web presences that are all integrated but require silos for reporting purposes or any type of parent-child reporting relationship that necessitates reporting at the property level as well as summarized reporting for all properties.
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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.
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Pros
gShift Labs
  • Bringing most of your applications to one platform.
  • Managing Gmail Accounts.
  • Bringing all your communication channels to one spot.
  • Easy setup and account integration.
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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
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Cons
gShift Labs
  • Minor bugs and defects are an ongoing issue - for example, PDF export capability for custom dashboards seems to be down frequently. While these type of defects are always resolved in 1-2 weeks, the fact that some of them keep reoccurring is an ongoing frustration.
  • Custom Dashboard functionality is limited to pre-set defaults as far as what data points or "beacons" as gShift calls them, that you could pull.
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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
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Alternatives Considered
gShift Labs
They are very different tools can't compare them.
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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 portfolios One way that Visually is better is that it has an impressive client list and quicker turnaround and maybe more streamlined feedback loops.
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Return on Investment
gShift Labs
  • We have been able to identify other keyword ranking opportunities and increase our on-site conversion rate.
  • gShift has helped us prioritize content and discover content that is over-performing, and better optimize that content and use it for remarketing purposes.
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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
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ScreenShots

gShift Screenshots

Screenshot of Web Presence Overview Dashboard - collection of data beacons to help focus on analytics, keyword and content performance trends, competitive visibility trends, keyword discovery, content discovery and competitor discovery.Screenshot of An agency level beacon designed to highlight keyword/content, analytics and domain-specific trends across multiple web presences.Screenshot of Keyword Dashboard - a collection of beacons designed to provide keyword visibility and discovery insights.Screenshot of Content Engagement Dashboard - Customizable kurl  dashboard designed to provide insight on content performance.Screenshot of Content Conversion Dashboard - Customizable kurl dashboard designed to provide insight into performance, optimization and ROI of content campaigns.Screenshot of Site Audit Recommendations - prioritized list of website issues based on technical SEO best practices.