Enjoyed Visually in the past when it was an open platform
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 09, 2016

Enjoyed Visually in the past when it was an open platform

Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Visually

I used Visually as a freelancer to both share my work and attract potential clients - it was a terrific channel for this purpose. It also made my visual content easy to share on other social media channels. As an ancillary use case, it was helpful for seeing other high quality visual content for inspiration on new and existing projects.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Other design studios
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.
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.

Visually Feature Ratings

Ideation
8
Approval workflows
Not Rated
Content collaboration
8
Content calendar
1
Network for content licensing/production
1
Content hub
3
Forms / Gated content
1
Embedded CTAs
Not Rated
Content distribution
6
Content promotion
6
Content automation
Not Rated
Audience profiling and targeting
5
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
3
Content performance analytics
7
Campaign optimization dashboard
Not Rated
Competitive analytics
Not Rated