Nowadays, AI is all the rage.
You’ve likely heard names like ChatGPT, Jasper.ai, Midjourney, and more mentioned regarding content creation, and that’s not for no reason.
AI makes the job of creating content much simpler for all kinds of people, especially bloggers like myself.
I use AI to help my content-creation process (which makes the job a lot easier), but it can’t do everything for me. AI requires some human guidance to get it where you want it to go, especially regarding long-form content.
Enter Content at Scale.
Content at Scale is an AI SEO content writer they themselves describe as “built to meet Google’s EEAT (Experience, Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness) requirements.” Using Content at Scale, you can generate long-form blog posts in minutes from a seed keyword, a YouTube URL, an existing blog post, a custom audio file, and more.
It’s a shame Content at Scale isn’t as known as other AI content creation tools, so my goal here is to give it a fair shake and a thorough review.
In this Content at Scale review, I’ll go over what you get with a Content at Scale plan, what features Content at Scale includes, its pros and cons, and finally, whether or not you should use Content at Scale as your AI SEO content-writing solution.
Note: if you click on any of the buttons in this article, you can get 20% more post credits with any Content at Scale plan.
Content at Scale Review Summary
Content at Scale is an incredible tool for bloggers, content agencies, eCommerce businesses, and more. It uses a blend of three AI engines and two natural language processing (NLP) and semantic analysis algorithms to create SEO-optimized long-form content at scale (ha ha).
- Near hands-free article creation from basic information, ready to be tweaked and published in minutes, not hours.
- Free AI content detector with high reliability for both text and images.
- Paid trial available for one article so users can test the platform before committing.
- Full year of content planning done for you with higher-tier plans.
Content at Scale Features
- AI Content Detector: Trained on billions of pages of data, Content at Scale’s free AI checker scans for all versions of GPT (including GPT-4) and predicts whether a piece of text or an image was generated using AI with startling accuracy.
- Content at Scale 2.0: Using a mix of several AI, NLP, and semantic analysis tools, you can generate full blog-length, SEO-optimized articles in minutes instead of hours or days. You can have unlimited projects, and re-create your articles endlessly without using any more credits.
- Integrations & Plugins: Content at Scale has a native integration with Copyscape to help create plagiarism-free AI-generated content and both a WordPress and Shopify plugin to export your created content to your blog or online store, respectively.
AI Content Detector
I’ll start here instead of with Content at Scale’s more prominent features, mainly because the AI content detector is free and usable by anyone.
Content at Scale’s AI detector checks whatever text-based content you feed it for three factors to determine if AI created it: predictability, probability, and pattern.
They don’t define what each factor means on the page, but it’s fair to assume that predictability and pattern reference how the content flows. As for probability, I’m not sure; it could just be a general score out of 100 about how likely your content is to be written by a human, or it could be something else. Again, I’m not sure.
Anyways, the combination of these three factors is how likely your content is to have been created by a human. If you’re in the green, that’s good! That means you’ve either duped an AI into creating perfectly human-like content or just written it yourself.
If you’re in the yellows/oranges, that means the AI detector isn’t sure either way whether your content was generated by AI or written by a human. This is passable, but if whatever content you’re writing might be scrutinized for AI generation, you’ll want to shoot for green.
If you’re in the red, that means your content is likely AI-generated. Other AI content detectors will likely flag your content as AI-generated as well, so you might not go under the radar if your content is scrutinized.
If you want an example of what fully human or AI-generated content looks like to the AI detector, you can get those easily. Under the text input field, you can choose from “fully human”, “human + AI”, “GPT-3”, “ChatGPT”, and “Content at Scale AI” for examples, the last of which gives you a taste of what long-form, undetectable AI content Content at Scale can create.
They’ve recently added AI image detection to their repertoire, so AI image generators like Midjourney and StableDiffusion aren’t safe either.
The image detector evaluates image pixels, smoothness, and other AI image patterns to detect AI generation. For reliable results, though, your image should be of decent resolution and quality. Otherwise, you might get an image wrongly labeled as AI-generated just because the image isn’t high enough quality.
Additionally, if you want the API for AI content detection, you can reach out to Content at Scale and grab that for yourself.
Content at Scale 2.0
This is likely what you’re here for.
To explain the AI content generator, I’ll walk you through the content creation process.
First things first, you need to choose your input type. The most common input for AI tools like Content at Scale is a keyword, but Content at Scale also allows you to generate content from an existing blog post URL, a YouTube video, a podcast episode, a custom audio file, and more.
I’ll proceed as if you want to base your article on a keyword, so this will be easier to understand.
Then, once you’ve chosen your input type, you need to choose what keyword you want to rank for, how many words you want the content to be (2,000 – 3,000 is the default), and give some optional additional context if just a keyword isn’t enough for what you want.
From there, you’re done; Content at Scale will take a few minutes to generate an article based on the information you’ve given it, and you’ve got yourself a high-quality, blog-length article generated by AI.
Of course, you can edit the content once it’s generated using an interface similar to Google Docs. You can change pretty much anything in the Content at Scale editor as you could in Google Docs; headings, images, embedded links, et cetera.
Content at Scale also provides you with an on-page SEO checklist, so you have some direction with the changes you make to the AI-generated content. This includes things like title, meta description, URL, and body content optimization, plus other things like adding social buttons.
To score how well your article does for SEO, there is an Optimization Score gauge that scores your content from 0 to 100 based on things like word count, media usage, internal/external links, and a host of suggested keywords. The interface here is very similar to SurferSEO, so if you’ve used Surfer, you’ll be right at home with the Content at Scale SEO interface.
Under the SEO tab, you can also change the title, URL slug, and meta description of your article.
I would highly recommend going through and editing your generated content after it’s done because, as AI does, there will be some giveaways or oddities that slip through the cracks like word repetition, unnatural transitions, and a general absence of emotion.
While it may pass Content at Scale’s AI detection, that doesn’t mean readers won’t notice those little things.
Give your content some human spice with a half hour of your time, and you’ll have an article that can compete with hired writers at a competitive cost and a fraction of the time.
As a general rule, if you use AI tools in your content creation pipeline, they should be assistants and not replacements. To keep that personal touch in your content, you’ll want to be involved at least somewhere in your content creation pipeline so your content looks like it was written by a person with emotions instead of a well-trained (but emotionless) AI.
Integrations & Plugins
Included with any Content at Scale package is their Copyscape integration, which is a platform where you can check your writing for plagiarism against all of the pages available on the web.
Other Content at Scale competitors like Jasper.ai and Writesonic also have plagiarism checkers (the former of which also being powered by Copyscape), but the integration of Copyscape into Content at Scale feels more seamless.
There are cases where content might not be marked as plagiarized because either the original content isn’t indexed by search engines or doesn’t have enough identifying features, but that’s not a knock against Copyscape. It does what it can by crawling the web for similar content that you might have taken inspiration from, and it’d be ridiculous to expect it to include unindexed pages in its search.
Once you’ve finished creating your plagiarism-free, AI-generated content, you can use Content at Scale’s WordPress plugin to export straight into WordPress. To activate the plugin, you need to download it in WordPress and have a Content at Scale account with credits. Then, in your Content at Scale account, you can get an API key to activate the plugin in WordPress.
Content at Scale Pricing
Content at Scale offers a 7-day trial for $39.99, including full access to the Content at Scale platform, including NLP analysis, AI detection, a Shopify/WordPress plugin, and more, plus one article credit. The article credit can be used to create one blog anywhere between 1,000 and 7,00 words, and you can end your trial and upgrade your subscription early to get two additional article credits for free.
As for their paid plans, they offer four: their Solo plan, their Starter plan, their Scaling plan, and their Agency plan.
Content at Scale’s Solo plan, at $250/mo (8 posts per month at $31 per post), includes full access to Content at Scale’s platform, unlimited projects, multi-inputs to new blog output (e.g. keyword, YouTube, Podcast, File, Document, etc.), AI content detection,
Essentially, you have access to the same stuff with the Solo plan as you do during your paid trial, but with more posts at a cheaper price per post.
As add-ons, you can access Content at Scale’s “Publish a Blog a Day” course and an AIO writer certification, valued at $249 and $999, respectively.
The Starter plan, at $500/mo (20 posts at $25 per post), is basically the Solo plan with more posts at a cheaper price per post. This is a theme with each plan as they ascend in price, giving users access to more posts at cheaper and cheaper prices per post.
With this plan and the next two plans, you also get a year of free content planning with your plan. Content at Scale will research and find keywords, top=ranking content in your niche, and everything you need to scale your content and start putting Content at Scale to good use.
The Scaling plan, at $1,000/mo (50 posts at $20 per post), follows the trend of the Starter plan and gives users more posts at cheaper costs. Not much else to say here.
The Agency plan, at $1,500/mo (100 posts at $20 per post), is where you get access to some more features. These include team management & multiple users, an automated keyword drip (coming soon at the time of writing), reporting, the ability to white label for your subdomain, and bulk volume options.
Content at Scale Pros and Cons
- Human-like, long-form, SEO-optimized articles produced in minutes
- User-friendly UI and UX
- 100+ language support (not just translations)
- Unlimited re-generations if you don’t like how the content turned out (doesn’t use a post credit)
- Unused post credits roll over for six months
- More expensive than some other tools (e.g. SurferSEO, Jasper.ai)
- No short-form content options, only blog-length text generation
Content at Scale Review Conclusion: is it right for you?
If it isn’t clear from how I approached this review, I’m in favor of AI being used as a supplementary tool for content creation. With Content at Scale, however, it’s less of a supplement and more of a replacement. Not that that’s bad, but Content at Scale saves some serious time and effort that can be spent on other aspects of your content creation pipeline. Things like interlinking, off-page SEO, et cetera.
Overall, I’d highly recommend Content at Scale to anyone looking to establish topical authority and quickly, and people who have used SurferSEO in the past and are looking to do even less work (that’s also me).