: With Examples and Tips
Before we get into this Outranking.io review, I want you to know I have subscriptions to at least 15 AI writing tools and around 9 on-page optimization tools.
Because I’m lazy to write (and even lazier to do content research). So I’ve been searching for the right AI tool to make the content creation process as effortless as possible. Some of these tools are excellent, and some of them are rubbish. But, out of all of them, Outranking is by far my favorite.
So in this review, I’ll walk you through some of the main features, with examples of me using them. And I’ll also show you why it’s the best AI writing tool on the market currently.
And here’s proof that I not only have a lifetime subscription to Outranking.
But I’m also happy to pay an additional monthly sub for extra credits.
I’m doing so based on the quality of the AI and the tremendous value it brings to me as a content writer.
With that said, let’s start the review.
What is Outranking.io?
Outranking is a optimization (SEO) that uses (AI) to help you write . It analyzes your and provides feedback on how to improve it so that you can rank higher in results pages (SERPs).
Outranking also offers a wide range of other features, including:
- fast research
- Quick Wins (related keywords your pages already rank for to find easy optimization opportunities)
- unique templates
- and more
Solving the number one problem with most tools
The biggest problem with all the other tools is that they don’t write factually.
They produce output that sounds good, but it’s not always accurate. This can be a big problem for people who want to use tools to for their websites.
Even though they can now produce faster, you still have to do a lot of fact-checking and manual research, which can be extremely tedious and time-consuming.
Outranking.io is a unique in factual . because it specializes
Rather than relying on user input or general GPT-3 data, Outranking references the top ranking SERPs for each topic to compile its information. This ensures that the produced by Outranking.io is always accurate and up-to-date.
In addition to producing high-, Outranking provides to help you rank higher. With Outranking, you can get your website to the top of results pages (SERPs) quickly and easily.
- The automates most of the research and process, saving you a lot of time and energy.
- Outranking increases your productivity by helping you create more in a shorter amount of time. It also gives you the ability to write about multiple topics simultaneously once you can use it proficiently.
- By simplifying the on-page process, Outranking helps you rank higher in search engines, allowing you to reach more potential customers. Resulting in more conversions and organic traffic.
- Outranking is an AI-powered and that streamlines your workflow by providing research, , and optimization all in one place. This not only saves you time but also eliminates the need for multiple tools and subscriptions.
These are just some of the benefits I’ve experienced since using Outranking. Now I’ll take you through some of the main features, including a few examples of me using each feature.
There are various document types that you can create when you’re working in Outranking.
- SEO blog
- Webinar page
- Recipe Post
- Ecommerce Product
- Press Release
You can choose which type is best for your needs, choose a , and then get started on creating high- .
When creating a document, you can usually just leave it on “SEO blog.” Because you can access other types of documents within the document editor using the Methods feature (we’ll discuss this later in this review).
Outranking.io has a basic, built-in that makes it easy to quickly identify the you want to go after. However, if you’re looking for more detailed research, Outranking also integrates directly with Semrush.
I currently use Ahrefs, so I don’t have an active Semrush subscription at the moment.
So for this example, I’ll use Outranking’s built-in . The built-in shows you search volume, CPC, and a difficulty score to give you an idea of how easy it should be to rank.
I’ll choose a Related Keywords to find a long-tail to target.for an old affiliate site about inflatable stand-up paddleboards I started a few years ago but never found the time to work on. I put ‘best inflatable sup’ into the Find
It returns some pretty good results, and I quickly find a good to target.
I insert the keyword into the new document info and hit Create New Document.
After choosing your targeted and creating your document, you’re taken to the to start the process.
The is a great that can help you generate SEO- like your title and for your page.
The analyzes the most relevant keywords that your top 20 ranked competitors use in their titles and descriptions for your target . You can also input additional keywords, and the AI will try to include them when generating the output.
The AI will generate a few variations for you to choose from.
If the results aren’t satisfactory, you can simply generate more variations. You can also edit them before making your final selection.
After finding a decent and description, I can now move on to building an outline for the article.
Once you have selected a and , the assists you in creating an outline for your article using the Outline Builder. This will help you organize your thoughts and ensure that your article covers all the necessary points.
The Outline Builder is an excellent for planning out your .
It shows you all the headings and subheadings that your competitors are using and the Google PAA questions related to those topics. Google PAA is a helpful way of determining .
This can help you create an article outline based on what is already ranking well and what people ask about.
You can click on any heading to add it to your outline.
Additionally, you can also use the AI to rewrite a heading, add it to your outline and create additional related headings. And you can even view the written under each heading by clicking on the expand icon.
You can also edit the headings, manually add more headings and rearrange the order of your outline easily. This will help you to better structure your article in a logical sequence.
The Outline Builder will also display related keywords and high-frequency keywords.
This is vital information to keep in mind when creating your headings, as you’ll want to try and include these keywords to rank higher.
With my outline created, I can either let the AI make the first draft for me or have Outranking set it up in the document editor.
When you’re finished creating your document outline, you can go ahead and have Outranking set it up on the document editor you. Alternatively, you can enable the ‘Auto-write first draft’ option to have Outranking create a first draft based on your outline.
Usually, I prefer to work through each section manually without the AI creating the first draft. I feel I have more control of the output that way. But for this example, I’ll let the AI create the first draft to show you how it works.
Auto-Write First Draft
The Auto-write first draft feature will help you quickly and easily create a complete, well-written draft of your based on your outline. The information in the sentences and paragraphs is factual information pulled from the top SERP results.
The Auto-write first draft feature uses 3 AI models: Snippets, AI Draft, and Key Points.
The snippets AI is a great way to generate for your post, but it is important to note that the AI doesn’t write factually. This means that you will still need to do some fact-checking before publishing any AI-generated .
Additionally, the snippets AI generates answers to questions in a way that Google prefers to display featured snippets.
AI’s key points are factual ideas from research and SERP ( results page) results. With this model, you can quickly get accurate without first doing all the research yourself.
The AI Draft model is powered by GPT-3, which helps generate a first draft of the . However, it’s important to note that the AI Draft model should not be used as the definitive source of information and should always be fact-checked.
You can see which AI model will be used to write each heading by clicking on the numbered icon next to each heading in the Outline Builder. You can also manually choose which models to use for each section.
Keep in mind the first draft isn’t a complete article. Instead, it’s just a basic draft containing the critical points for each section that still needs to be fleshed out.
Ensure the ‘Auto-write first draft’ option is checked to have the AI create the first draft.
As you can see from the above, the results from the AI draft are not bad at all. It contains 1960 words of factual info pulled directly from the search results. This is a great way to quickly build out an article instead of starting from a blank page.
After completing the , you’ll be taken to the document editor, where you’ll spend most of your time creating and optimizing your .
It’s a very clean and uncluttered interface that will help you focus on your work and not be distracted by unnecessary elements on the screen.
A “Write for me” button on the toolbar will have the AI generate for you using GTP-3. You can also use the controls to set the output length the AI should generate and choose the tone.
If you highlight any text in your document, you will see 5 options under the highlighted text.
- convert to question
Here’s an example of me using the AI to convert a selection of text into a question.
However, I never use the AI in the document editor because I don’t need to, thanks to the awesome Concepts feature.
Outranking offers several features that make it unique and valuable for writers and SEO professionals. Still, my personal favorite is its ability to identify concepts within a topic.
The Concepts feature is where the factual research happens and where most of the occurs. The AI analyzes the SERP and any custom research to extract relevant concepts.
This feature puts Outranking head and shoulders above every other and .
You can access Concepts from the Document Editor by clicking on the Section Builder in the Sections menu. The Section Builder opens on the right side of your document and displays all your H2 and H3’s.
The AI researches and analyzes relevant from the SERP for the selected heading. It then extracts the main points to generate concepts. This is an excellent way to get a high-level understanding of a topic without having to spend time doing manual research.
For example, I’ll quickly copy some info from the product listing on Amazon and paste it into Outranking as custom for the AI to analyze. I’ll then ask the AI to extract concepts related to product features.
Click the pencil icon to add your own research for the AI to analyze and create concepts if you are not satisfied with the generated concepts.
You can also click the plus icon to add your own concepts to the heading.
There are ten types of concepts you can generate from a heading:
- Key points
You can either use the Templates or Generate dropdown to get started.
Once you’ve generated concepts:
- you can add them to your article as is
- You can convert them into an H2 or H3 if required
- You can also edit the concept by double-clicking on it
- Or you can instruct the AI to write about the concepts (I’ll talk about this next)
Instructing the AI to write about concepts
Selecting the right concepts is important because it determines the quality and relevance of the output.
You can select up to four concepts at a time, and with the summarize button, you can instruct the AI to write about those concepts. The magic happens when you hit that button, and the AI will generate a well-written paragraph for you.
Here are a few examples of the AI output generated from concepts. Note the quality and accuracy of that, in my opinion, is much better than all the other tools at the moment.
I select the concept and click on Summarize to have the AI write a few sentences about it. The Output is below.
As you can see from the output, it’s well-written, factual, and additional relevant information has been included.
Here are examples of generating outputs when combining concepts.
One way to help the AI write better is by selecting related concepts. This will help the AI understand the topic better and give it a foundation to work from.
The AI may not necessarily write a longer paragraph by requesting that it write about four concepts instead of one. The section will, however, be more comprehensive.
By exploring multiple topics within a single paragraph, the AI can provide a well-rounded perspective on the subject at hand. Additionally, this approach can help avoid repetition and ensure that all relevant points are covered.
If you click on the Answer button, the AI will write about the heading without using concepts. This generated will need fact-checking.
You can work through every heading this way, generating an entire on the given topic. You can ensure that your is thorough and provides value to your readers by using concepts.
Now you should almost have a complete article for your . All that’s left is to create an introduction and conclusion before moving on to .
The best way to create an attention-grabbing introduction is with the Methods feature.
Methods and Workflows
Methods and Workflows are pre-built AI copywriting templates that allow you to quickly and easily create specific sections using the AI. This is similar to the templates features of other AI writers.
You can access custom Methods shared by other Outranking users. Additionally, you can train the AI to create your own Methods based on your specific needs and requirements.
Most other AI tools have very good general introduction templates. However, they don’t offer different styles of introduction templates for blog posts.
Outranking’s Methods feature stands out from other tools by its variety of ways to create excellent introductions specifically for your .
Here is an example of two introductions generated using the ‘Brilliant Introductions’ Method.
Outranking also has workflows for different types of . Think of Workflows as a combination of methods.
There are Workflows for creating cooking recipe posts, eCommerce product descriptions, webinar landing pages, press releases, and more.
The Research tab has 5 sections: Title, Description, URL, H1, and .
The title, description, URL, and H1 sections of the top-ranked results are all pulled in and show the corresponding information. Additionally, it displays the most frequently used keywords in each section.
SERP and data source
The SERP and data source section displays the names of the top 20 ranked domains for the . It also shows the SEO optimization score, DA, PA, , and the number of backlinks for each domain.
This provides you with more to achieve a .
When you’re doing research, it’s important to exclude irrelevant pages from the analysis. To do this, click on the eye icon next to the result. This will disable that page from being analyzed when generating concepts.
In addition, you can search for specific phrases in the ranking pages’ . You can also read each of the ranking pages’ entire within the dashboard to get a more complete view of the ranking .
Lastly, you can add additional URLs for the AI to analyze so you can have even more data to create concepts.
SEO can be a daunting task, but Outranking’s SEO features make it easy, even for beginners. They give you step-by-step instructions to to help you rank higher on search engines.
Outranking scores your based on the following factors:
- H1, H2, and H3’s
- Featured snippet
- Keywords and Topics
- Internal and external links
- Image optimization
The Optimization section of the SEO Analysis tab rates your strength low, medium, or high for each factor. The information is nicely presented in a way that’s easy to understand.
When you click on each factor, you can see what you’re doing right and how you can improve your further. Simply working your way through each of these factors will improve your SEO score and potential ranking.
The related keywords tab shows you a list of closely related keywords that you should include in your . It also shows the search volume for each so that you can see which ones are more popular.
If you click on the icon next to a , it will let you see which keywords you’re using or not using in your headings and . This can help identify potential gaps in your and allow you to fill them in.
The topics tab shows all the topical NLP terms you should include in your . Google has found these words and phrases to be related to your topic, so including them will help you rank for those terms.
It’s also a quick way to see if you’ve used a particular term in your . If you have, the term will have a gray background and an H1, H2, H3, or T icon. This will help you quickly identify where you’ve used the term and how it’s been used.
If you haven’t used the term yet, it will have a white background.
The heatmap feature in the “Topics” module shows you where each term is used in your competitor’s . Additionally, you can see a heatmap of the top-ranking results for that .
You can also view your current density for each of the terms so that you can be sure to include enough of them (but not too many) in your .
Quick Wins is a great that can help you find keywords you’re already ranking for and provides valuable data such as:
- the search volume
- top-ranking competitors
This information can then show you which of your keywords are easiest to optimize to improve your traffic. You can use this information to prioritize your optimization efforts and get the biggest bang for your buck.
The rates your current and tells you how much effort it will take to optimize it for better rankings.
Additionally, you can look at the Optimization Effort drop down to see which specific SEO factors you need to improve.
You can now start optimizing your for a “quick win.” If you click on the optimize button, Outranking will import your into the Document Editor. There, you can make changes to improve your chances of ranking higher on results pages.
is a powerful that gives you a comprehensive overview of the higher-ranking pages for your chosen .
You can see data on both on-page and off-page factors and get an idea of how competitive the market is for that . You can also download the analysis.
Integrations and API
Outranking can be connected with Google Sheets through the API, which allows you to automate tasks between the two platforms. API access is available to all Outranking users. You just need to generate an API Key in your account settings to use the API.
Additionally, there’s an Outranking plugin to import your blog posts directly into WordPress.
Outranking is also compatible with Grammarly.
Pros & Cons
Outranking is an and that produces some of the highest quality output I’ve seen among all the other tools I’ve used.
The only that helps you write that is SEO friendly and factually accurate. Yes, other software claims the same. I have active subscriptions to some of them. Still, they don’t come close to the efficiency and quality of Outranking.)
Save you a significant amount of time when it comes to doing research.
All in one that helps you research, create, and optimize . It has a wide range of features, making it a powerful for and optimization.
It takes all the guesswork out of creating SEO-friendly by using to help you write and give you tips on improving your SEO rankings.
It’s constantly updated with new features and improvements.
It can be a bit buggy after a new version is released. However, the Outranking team usually resolves any bugs quickly, but it can be frustrating when something goes wrong.
Outranking.io Pricing. How much does Outranking cost?
Outranking pricing is a little different from most other AI tools. They only have one plan, which is the Standard Plan.
The Standard Plan gives you two payment options, monthly or yearly. The price for Monthly is $29, and for yearly it’s $299. This plan gives you access to 10 documents and 150,000 AI characters per month. Plus, all features are included so you can take advantage of Outranking’s outstanding capabilities.
You can then customize the Standard Plan with Addon extras to suit your needs when you sign up.
Outranking offers two types of addon extras: Characters Addons and Documents Addons. You can then customize the Standard Plan with Addon extras to suit your needs.
The Character Addon extras, gives you more AI character generations for each month. The four plans are:
- $19 for an extra 100,000 characters,
- $89 for an extra 1,000,000 characters,
- $799 for an extra 10,000,000 characters
- $6999 for an extra 100,000,000 characters per month.
If you’re a small business or solopreneur, I recommend the $89 plan, which allows you to quickly scale your . The $799 and $6999 plans are designed for agencies and larger companies.
The additional characters are well worth it because of how refined, and high-quality the AI output is. They won’t go to waste because they roll over – so you get your money’s worth with Outranking.
The Documents Addon plans are:
- $29 for an extra 10 documents
- $119 for an extra 50 documents
- $199 for an extra 100 documents and
- $799 for an extra 500 documents.
But when you’re starting out, you probably don’t need to purchase extra documents.
If you need to add extra team members, it will cost an additional $19/month per new user. This includes an additional 10 documents and 150,000 characters per month.
This pay-as-you-go model is a lot more convenient, making it easier to get the most out of your Outranking subscription.
Quick Outranking Review Tips to Get Better Results
1. It is crucial to watch their webinars and office hours replays on their official YouTube channel to get the most of the . These videos will teach you how Outranking works and how to use it to your advantage. Watching the replays made a massive difference for me.
2. If you know the topic well, create an outline using the first. Then create a quick list of your own concepts for the AI to write about for each section. This works exceptionally well for product reviews and saves you a lot of AI Character credits in the process.
3. Add a concept directly to the editor as a bolded subheading. Then select the concept in the Section Builder and click Summarize to have the AI write about it. This is an easy way to flesh out your with little effort.
Jarvis.AI is a platform that uses AI to create engaging and creative . However, the AI output needs heavy fact-checking, and it cannot yet be used as a replacement for Outranking.
might be the better option if you’re just sales copy or . However, if you need to produce any factual or SEO-friendly , Outranking is the clear superior choice.
Frase is similar to Outranking as it’s an AI that helps with SEO.
Although Frase’s capabilities are not as strong as Outranking, it is still a valuable for creating an outline and .
However, there’s no doubt in my mind that Outranking is the better for the job.
Outranking.io Review Final Verdict: Is the worth it?
Outranking.io will help you write faster.
And yes, this Outranking review was written exclusively using the .
In my opinion, it’s the best on the market. It offers various features and benefits that no other software can match. While it is not perfect, it is still the best option available.
If I could only choose one , it would definitely be Outranking. Therefore, I believe that Outranking is a that anyone should invest in.
, , Affiliate marketers, and anybody else looking to for better organic visibility should use Outranking.