gShift vs. Vyond

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
Vyond
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Vyond (formerly GoAnimate) is a cloud-based platform for producing custom animated videos. It is used by educators as well as in business contexts by advertisers and content marketers, and for demos and presentations. Vyond has a drag and drop interface and includes libraries with thousands of characters, backgrounds, props, music tracks and sound effects. Users can also import their own audio, image, video or flash files using the import tool.
$49
per month
Pricing
gShiftVyond
Editions & Modules
kontextURLs
$199
Influencer Marketing module
$299
Brand Professional
$325
Agency Professional
$999
Essential
$49.00
per month
Premium
$89.00
per month
Professional
$179.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
gShiftVyond
Free Trial
NoYes
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
gShiftVyond
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
gShift
8.6
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Vyond
-
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
Vyond
-
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
Vyond
-
Ratings
Multi-domain support5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
gShiftVyond
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.1
(21 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
gShiftVyond
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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Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
As long as money isn't a major issue (this application is pretty expensive!), it's the best solution I've used so far for creating short explainer videos. It's pretty robust/full-featured and relatively easy to learn to use. Vyond is constantly adding assets and features, too. It would not really appropriate for making full-fledged e-learning, as there's no way to add any interactivity to it, and it's not something I'd used to create long, complex presentations.
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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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Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
  • In the newest version, the timeline allows you to control each asset individually in a way that mimics video auditing software like Adobe Premiere Pro or Camtasia
  • I love the way you can replace an object and the new object will automatically take on the formatting of the object it is replacing including, location, size, expression, duration on the timeline, etc.
  • I really enjoy the spotlights on other user's videos. Even when I don't have time to read the full article, watch the full video, or attend the webinars, this is usually enough to give me new ideas to try out when making my own videos
  • I appreciate the ample notice when things are changing. For example, the platform will be updated at the end of the year, but I have had access to the new format since June(ish) so I've had time to play around with it and get used to it. By the time the legacy format is retired I won't have any problems adjusting to the new format or functionality.
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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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Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
  • The fact that it's on a cloud server means that sometimes the software can get clunky/slow.
  • There may be extra work involved if you have multiple characters talking in one audio file and you want them to sync their mouths with their appropriate lines.
  • Characters having multiple actions/expressions means multiple scenes, which can be very cumbersome to manage.
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Likelihood to Renew
gShift Labs
No answers on this topic
Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
I was recently at a conference where I learned that many of my peers also use Vyond, solidifying my opinion that it is the right tool for out needs. Further more, one of our content vendors also uses it, ensuring that I will continue to use it as I believe this will facilitate our collaborations in the future
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Usability
gShift Labs
No answers on this topic
Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
This program is great when you have no video experience! There's only a little of a learning curve to the program. In general, the user interface is great and easier than using a program like Adobe premier. It's a great resource to use as a marketer.
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Reliability and Availability
gShift Labs
No answers on this topic
Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
Vendor guy made it difficult bc he was only interested in selling
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Performance
gShift Labs
No answers on this topic
Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
Vyond is just an animated video creation tool. You have to use your video content and track its performance through other means. Because it is an online tool it doesn't hog your resources or slow down any other tools that I use. It is a stand-alone product and it doesn't need to integrate with any of our other tools. It does what it does and that is all we need.
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Support Rating
gShift Labs
No answers on this topic
Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
I haven’t had any issues that required me to contact their support team. However, I believe support in any product starts before you have to call for help. Vyond provides an option for priority queue when you have their professional option. This is great for folks who need things done faster, especially when businesses can’t afford any downtime. Their Live chat feature is also reassuring, because I don’t always want to spend time on the phone or on hold if their call volume is high and I need to solve an issue.
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Implementation Rating
gShift Labs
No answers on this topic
Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
There should be a Hypercare (expedited problem solving) support level on new rollouts for existing customers
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Alternatives Considered
gShift Labs
They are very different tools can't compare them.
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Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
Vyond is the best tool our company has used for creating animated explainer videos and social content. We have tried many other software solutions but Vyond offers the most options for animating characters, text, and scenes. Despite the lack of options for overall styles, it offers a consistent and professional video every time. Plus, Vyond it's constantly adding new templates to their already expanding library
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
gShift Labs
No answers on this topic
Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
Vyond is pricey … not sure how long we will continue to use of the rate goes up
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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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Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
  • Customers have been able to self-train on our instruments using their videos as opposed to having a scientific trainer go in.
  • We have been able to use videos in certifications that we sell and offer our customers.
  • Since the videos can be made fairly quickly, it saves instructional design time and effort.
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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.