In the digital era, content reigns supreme.
We’re all in the race to get that ultimate writing assistant.
Jasper, ChatGPT, whatnot!
Enter KoalaWriter – the new kid on the block.
If you’re anything like me, you may be skeptical, especially when you hear about yet another tool!
This tool requires some attention.
Let’s dive in.
Why KoalaWriter became popular?
In the world of AI content writing tools, there are different preferences among users.
Some prefer platforms like Jasper, which provide a long-form editor, allowing them to generate and edit articles from scratch, striking a balance between automation and personal touch.
Others prefer one-click article generators designed for mass content production.
KoalaWriter has a nice balance here.
So, how it works? With it, for generating content, simply provide the outline and prompt for each section of the outline and click generate.
Added to this, with web browsing functionality (it uses it automatically when expanding) and correlational SEO features, it generates high-quality SEO-friendly articles that incorporate best practices, keywords, related keywords, relevant subtopics, concepts, and entities.
This is similar to how tools like SurferSEO optimize your content for topical SEO.
These features have made KoalaWriter popular among content creators, as it provides a sustainable and SEO-friendly approach to content generation that surpasses the capabilities of traditional AI writing tools.
It is a unique tool in the SEO content writing landscape. During its launch week, it gained over 2000+ users. It caters to a niche where there is a high demand for such a tool.
What I like about KoalaWriter?
- Real-time data integration: Pulls in real-time data for your article, ensuring your content is current, relevant, and backed by the latest information.
- SEO optimization tools: Built-in SEO tools allow you to optimize your content and eliminate the need for external software like Surfer SEO, saving you money.
- Direct WordPress publishing: Streamlines your workflow by drafting articles directly within WordPress, simplifying content management.
- Bulk article generation: Enables you to generate multiple SEO-optimized articles at once, which is ideal for programmatic SEO or managing large content campaigns.
- Amazon affiliate feature: Automatically create engaging, SEO-friendly product reviews for Amazon affiliates, complete with affiliate links, and monetize your site easily.
- KoalaChat functionality: Streamlines the editorial process with various commands, from generating AI stock images to summarizing YouTube videos.
What I don’t like about KoalaWriter?
- Higher credit consumption with GPT-4: GPT-4 consumes credits at a rate 2.5 times higher than the base rate. For example, a basic credit package priced at $119, which offers 250,000 words, will only yield around 100,000 words when utilizing GPT-4.
- Struggles with high word count articles: Creating articles beyond 3,000 to 3,500 words can be challenging, and may not include all the background information provided. Thus, requiring additional manual effort for in-depth content.
- Ethical concerns with “first-hand experience” feature: This feature for Amazon product reviews raises content authenticity concerns by crafting reviews based on aggregated user feedback.
- Lack of human touch in bulk articles: The absence of human oversight in bulk mode may result in repeated content that does not meet Google’s standards for uniqueness.
Upfront bottom line
KoalaWriter occupies a unique position in my content creation toolkit, particularly for SEO-focused projects and when writing about topics quite outside my expertise (and I can’t dictate content to ChatGPT).
Its sophisticated outlining, section-level prompting capabilities, and real-time data integration significantly enhance the relevance and depth of my articles.
Unlike Jasper and ChatGPT, KoalaWriter offers direct WordPress integration, SEO optimization tools, and specialized features for Amazon affiliates, making it invaluable for a range of content needs.
With its unique blend of features, especially for bulk content creation and direct publishing to WordPress, KoalaWriter is a powerful ally for content creators aiming to streamline their workflow and boost their SEO efforts.
When do I personally use KoalaWriter?
If you’re wondering why I would switch to KoalaWriter when I already have a good workflow with ChatGPT, the answer lies in the limitations and specific requirements of the content creation process.
ChatGPT is brilliant, but it has a limit of 10 messages every three hours, which can be restrictive. Additionally, while GPT-4 has a wealth of information, there are times when the content I want to create is already within its knowledge base and with a little bit of prompting I need to create articles at scale.
In these situations, KoalaWriter comes to the rescue.
It excels when I need to provide more focused direction to the AI, section by section, using my prompts to tap into the specific “neurons” of GPT-4’s vast brain. This is particularly useful for articles where I know the information exists within GPT-4’s training but needs a gentle push in the right direction to scale up.
KoalaWriter bridges the gap between generative AI and SEO-focused content, making it the strategic choice for precise, deep, and SEO-integrated projects.
My workflow with KoalaWriter
KoalaWriter’s interface offers a unique blend of SEO tools and content creation features.
Let me walk you through my process with KoalaWriter. I’ll show you how I harness its capabilities to produce compelling articles.
When you log into KoalaWriter, the first step is to set up projects to keep your content organized.
For example, I have a project called “BloggingX” where I categorize several articles. This organizational feature is essential for seamlessly managing multiple pieces of content.
Choosing the right version of GPT is crucial at this initial stage.
Personally, I prefer GPT-4, especially for SEO content. Its precision with custom prompts is unparalleled, making it a powerhouse for SEO content.
However, there’s a catch- using GPT-4 consumes credits at a rate 2.5 times higher than the base rate. For instance, a basic credit package priced at $119, which offers 250,000 words, will only yield around 100,000 words.
Remember, setting the article type and target keyword during this phase is crucial to guide the AI’s focus.
When it comes to SEO optimization, KoalaWriter offers three options to enhance the relevance of your blog post.
SEO optimization aims to enrich your content with related keywords, entities, and topics.
If you’re already using tools like Surfer SEO or Frase, you can directly import recommended TF-IDF keywords using the manual option.
Speaking from my experience, I rely on Frase to identify the common keywords and entities used by my competitors. Then, I simply copy-paste them into KoalaWriter, making the optimization process seamless.
Alternatively, you can let KoalaWriter do the heavy lifting. Its AI-powered option automatically researches and integrates related keywords and entities. It does this by analyzing the top-ranking content for your target keyword.
The best part- this feature doesn’t consume extra word credits.
Also here’s an interesting feature:
For users with a Professional subscription or Gold credit pack, KoalaWriter provides automated internal linking options. By adding your domain, KoalaWriter can automatically insert internal links into your content.
Although I haven’t personally utilized this feature, it can be quite valuable for those who don’t already use tools like Link Whisper.
KoalaWriter provides great flexibility when it comes to article length, tone of voice, and point of view. For medium-length articles, selecting the “long form” option is common, and you can specify the number of sections.
However, as per my experience, creating articles beyond 3,000 to 3,500 words can be challenging.
The platform offers preset tones of voice, such as SEO-optimized, excited, and friendly. However, for brand consistency, it’s recommended to analyze your existing content and input that into KoalaWriter.
Setting the article’s point of view to the second person makes the content more relatable to the audience.
Real-time source filtering is an innovative feature that allows the tool to fetch data for each section of the article.
While this feature can raise plagiarism concerns, you can specify URLs or use custom source filtering with queries like “file type:pdf da:50-100.” This creates data-driven articles with authoritative references.
Additionally, if you have specific outbound link URLs, KoalaWriter can link out to them
When finalizing the outline in KoalaWriter, you can customize it by adding prefixes like H2 or H3 to structure the article. By including extra title prompt and extra section prompt, you can tailor the AI’s output to your specific needs, ensuring that the generated content meets your requirements.
For instance, you can provide a prompt that specifies the use of short paragraphs and includes placeholders for screenshots, which can streamline the editorial process.
Personally, I usually disable the autogenerated introduction and conclusion sections because I find them to be mediocre. So I prefer to write these parts myself. However, this feature can vary based on individual preferences.
Finalizing the outline is a crucial step in making the most of KoalaWriter. It allows you to structure and focus your content creation process effectively.
Whether you start with a custom outline or create one from scratch, KoalaWriter provides an intuitive interface to refine and finalize it.
KoalaWriter’s outline editor offers flexibility in adjusting the content structure. You can easily rearrange sections, add new ones, and tailor the flow of your article to match your preferred narrative.
Each section can be meticulously customized, with clear and precise section names that give each part a defined purpose.
Incorporating extra section prompts is an invaluable feature of KoalaWriter.
For example, in the above screenshot, you can see that I’ve added an extra section prompt for the section – “Preparing for an update”. In this section, I ask for an explanation of the concept using a generic example to make the overall explanation more actionable.
Crafting these prompts during the research and outlining phase itself, can save you a lot of time than scratching your head when prompted here in the app.
Keyword optimization is another critical aspect of finalizing the outline. You can specify keywords or entities to cover for each section, enhancing your content’s SEO value. This feature is especially beneficial when you want to rank for a cluster of keywords within one blog post.
Furthermore, KoalaWriter allows you to include outbound links within specific sections. It helps establish credibility and authority while enhancing the reader’s experience with additional resources.
You can also provide background information for each section adds depth and relevance to your content.
You can dictate this information using speech-to-text functionality or compile a list of URLs for KoalaWriter to analyze for writing the content for that section and refer to.
👉 Remember, not all background information may be included in the final output, especially with articles exceeding 3,000 words. Or, KoalaWriter might selectively incorporate input based on its algorithms.
By meticulously finalizing the outline with detailed prompts, targeted keywords, and rich background information, you can fine-tune KoalaWriter’s output to match your unique content needs.
This prep work streamlines the writing process and enhances the overall quality and coherence of the final article. You’ll meet both SEO requirements and audience engagement goals at once.
Unique features of KoalaWriter
KoalaWriter stands out in the crowded field of AI writing tools. Its suite of unique features is designed to streamline content creation, enhance SEO, and simplify research.
Here’s what makes it special:
One of the most exciting features of KoalaWriter is its ability to integrate real-time data into the content creation process seamlessly.
By conducting Google searches for each section, KoalaWriter ensures the information is up-to-date and highly relevant.
Moreover, the platform offers convenient source filtering options so you can specify where your data comes from.
You can configure the tool to reference top-ranking pages and leverage scholarly sources from Google Scholar for data-driven articles. There are also custom search operators, such as specifying domain authority (DA) between 50 and 100, to link only to reputable and authoritative websites selectively.
KoalaWriter has an internal linking feature available on certain subscription plans.
It automatically adds internal links to your content, facilitating site navigation and improving search engine rankings. By intelligently linking related content within your site, KoalaWriter helps in building a coherent site structure that is favorable for both users and search engines.
AI-powered SEO analysis
KoalaWriter offers an AI-powered SEO analysis across all its plans at no extra cost.
This tool aids in optimizing your content for search engines by analyzing and suggesting improvements so you can save money on external SEO tools like Surfer SEO.
The analysis includes keyword optimization, content structure suggestions, and more, ensuring that your content is ready for high search engine rankings.
Perhaps the most innovative feature of KoalaWriter is KoalaChat.
It functions similarly to a chatbot but with enhanced capabilities tailored for content creators.
KoalaChat supports various commands that streamline the content creation and refinement process:
- /dream: Generates AI stock images based on simple prompts, with the AI handling prompt engineering.
- /describe: Provides descriptions for provided images, enhancing content with relevant image descriptions.
- /source: Fetches and uses source URLs as context for generating content, aiding in research.
- /ytsummary: Summarizes YouTube videos, useful for incorporating video content summaries.
- /outline: Generates outlines from provided URLs, helping to structure your content.
- /entities: Identifies keywords, entities, and subtopics from URLs, assisting in keyword optimization.
- /da: Returns the Domain Authority of specified domains, powered by Moz, useful for assessing website authority.
- /serp: Displays search engine results for queries, aiding in understanding current search trends.
- /kw: Uses Google autocomplete to generate keyword ideas, enhancing keyword research.
In the screenshot above, you can see how I have generated a YouTube video summary using KoalaChat command ‘/ytsummary’.
These KoalaChat commands bridge the gap between drafting articles and publishing them, providing functionalities that are missing in other tools like Jasper.
These features not only simplify the editorial process but also enrich content with SEO-centric elements. It’s like having a digital marketer, content creator, and SEO specialist all rolled into one tool.
For those involved in programmatic SEO or managing large-scale content operations, KoalaWriter introduces a game-changing feature: Bulk Mode.
This functionality allows you to generate multiple SEO-optimized articles simultaneously with relevant keywords, topics, and entities.
However, KoalaWriter takes the reins on article outlines; they’re auto-generated.
On another note, the seamless WordPress integration enables direct publication of these bulk articles to your site.
For tech-savvy developers, KoalaWriter offers API access to incorporate more complex project needs into their workflow. You can also integrate Google Sheets for a streamlined and customizable process.
👉 Remember, relying solely on AI for bulk article generation can potentially result in what Google considers duplicate or regurgitated. So, always balance automation with human oversight for high-quality, unique content.
Publishing directly to WordPress
KoalaWriter simplifies the content publication process with its direct-to-WordPress functionality.
It’s especially useful for bulk article generation. This feature requires setting up an application platform within WordPress. You can configure it in KoalaWriter to establish communication with your WordPress site.
Once configured, every article you generate in KoalaWriter can be directly drafted in WordPress with just a click.
While KoalaWriter efficiently converts content into basic Gutenberg blocks, more complex layout adjustments, such as content boxes and columns, must be manually performed.
This limitation highlights the tool’s focus on facilitating content creation and initial publication. The final touches are up to you.
KoalaWriter also offers additional features that cater to affiliate marketers.
One such feature is the Amazon product roundups, which are especially beneficial for those managing Amazon affiliate niche sites.
You just need to provide the Amazon tracking ID for affiliate sales tracking.
Another intriguing feature is the “enable first-hand experience” toggle.
When activated, this feature adjusts the tone of the article and makes it sound like you’ve personally used the reviewed products.
It achieves this by aggregating Amazon user reviews and rephrasing them to match the chosen tone.
While this approach is innovative, it brings up ethical questions about content authenticity.
👉 Remember, it is important to strike a balance. You want creative content generation without stepping over ethical boundaries.
KoalaWriter’s pricing structure is designed to accommodate a wide range of content creation needs.
They offer both monthly subscriptions and on-demand credit purchases, giving you flexibility based on usage patterns and preferences.
The monthly subscription starts at just $9 per month, allowing you to generate up to 15,000 words. But if you choose to use GPT-4, the word count adjusts to around 6,500 words under the essential plan.
The startup plan is $25 per month, and the professional plan is $99 per month, which is the optimal choice for most users. The professional plan provides a generous quota of 100,000 words, or approximately 40,000 words, with GPT-4.
In addition to the subscription model, KoalaWriter also offers a credit system for more flexible usage.
The basic credit pack starts with 250,000 words, the perfect entry point for testing the platform.
The gold credit pack, priced at $8.99, not only increases the word limit but also unlocks additional features. Think automated internal linking, access to premium AI image models, increased token limits in KoalaChat, and the ability to custom fine-tune models. This fine-tuning feature allows you to train the AI with your data, generating content that aligns closely with their brand voice and content strategy.
For extensive content needs, KoalaWriter offers six additional credit packs, scaling up to a maximum price of $17,899. If you are involved in programmatic SEO or bulk article generation, you can use these credit packs.
This tiered credit system is a testament to KoalaWriter’s commitment. They support large-scale content operations and provide necessary resources for extensive content marketing campaigns and SEO initiatives.
KoalaWriter vs. Jasper
When it comes to cost and features, KoalaWriter presents a compelling case for users.
Jasper’s subscription starts at $49 per month. The premium price point might not fit all budgets. This cost becomes even more significant when considering the necessity for additional tools like Surfer SEO to unlock its full SEO capabilities fully.
That’s because Jasper lacks direct internet access and relies on third-party integration for SEO optimization. For a more detailed understanding of my user experience with Jasper, I would recommend reading this comprehensive Jasper review.
Jasper has Jasper Chat, which offers internet browsing functionalities. However, this feature operates somewhat in isolation, unable to interact seamlessly with content produced in the long-form editor.
If you are seeking an integrated content creation and research experience, this limitation can be a drawback. In contrast, KoalaWriter’s real-time data feature and SEO analysis tools provide a more cohesive and efficient workflow for SEO content writers.
Moreover, Jasper’s seems to be shifting focus towards catering to large brands and content marketing teams. They are emphasizing brand tone consistency and funnel nurturing.
If you are an individual content creator or part of a smaller team, you might feel sidelined. You require a more versatile tool that can adapt to a broader range of content creation needs.
KoalaWriter vs. ChatGPT
In my workflow, ChatGPT plays a crucial role in content creation tasks.
I create an outline and feed it to ChatGPT, which expands on each section using my insights and prompts.
One positive note about ChatGPT is that it allows you to correct the course of your article as it expands section by section. However, ChatGPT lacks certain features like seamless SEO optimization, direct WordPress integration, and the ability to include statistics and cover a wide range of subtopics.
When dealing with topics outside my expertise but within GPT-4’s knowledge domain, I turn to KoalaWriter. It excels in guiding the AI with section-level prompts. Moreover, it offers specialized features like real-time data integration, SEO optimization tools, and direct WordPress publishing.
However, one drawback of KoalaWriter is that once you feed it the sections and instructions, your entire article appears as a surprise. If your prompts are mediocre, the word count and overall quality of your article may suffer.
In conclusion, KoalaWriter is a powerful tool that simplifies and enhances the content creation process for both individual creators and teams.
With its unique combination of features, including real-time data integration, SEO optimization, and direct WordPress publishing, KoalaWriter stands out among its competitors by targeting a niche crowd.
We have also seen how KoalaWriter fares against other industry players such as Jasper and ChatGPT. Each platform has its own set of merits and limitations.
Ultimately, the choice of tool should be guided by your specific requirements and workflow. There is no universal solution that caters to all needs. However, one thing remains certain:
KoalaWriter is worth a shot. I encourage you to experience its features first-hand and evaluate its capabilities. It may well be the precise tool you’ve been seeking.