Why Choose Topic over Clearscope?

First, we’d like to give a shout out to the team at Clearscope. They’ve built a great product for content creators to optimize their content for SEO before publishing.

If you’re here to understand the differences between Topic and Clearscope, or if you’re looking for an alternative, you’re in the right place.

What’s the Difference between Topic and Clearscope?

Sure, there are feature and product differences between the companies, but at its core, Topic was designed to speed up the research process when creating a new piece of content.

We believe research is the most crucial step in content creation. Crafting a well-researched article usually involves understanding the search intent, analyzing the competition, identifying the articles that are outperforming, and looking for the most common questions your audience is asking.

This takes time. And on top of that, you need to figure out your angle.

With Topic, we automate the traditionally time-consuming research process so that you can spend time figuring out how to make your content stand out.

Here are a few unique ways we differentiate ourselves from Clearscope:

1) Topic Helps You Write Outlines Faster

A good outline makes the writing process faster. It also minimizes the amount of editorial work later on. However, crafting an outline can be one of the most time consuming parts of the process.

Luckily, we have a specialized Outline Builder tool designed to help you speed up the process.

The tool helps you scan through competitor outlines to build your own outline in minutes instead of hours.

Here’s a quick demo video of how it works:

2) Topic Shows You What Your Audience Wants To Know

To drive organic search traffic, it's not enough to just write great content. It needs to answer the questions your audience is looking for. 

Sources like Answer The Public, Google’s People Also Ask and Quora are great sources that provide a treasure trove of questions. 

Finding and sorting through these questions can be a tedious process. Topic aggregates these questions from these sources, sorts them by relevance so that you can focus your energy on answering them. 

3) Topic Can Cluster Topics By Semantic Similarity

Many AI tools including Clearscope extract the most common sub-topics and sort them by relevance. 

When you are given a list of subtopics, it can be hard to sift through these subtopics and turn them into meaningful outlines. 

We cluster the subtopics by semantic similarity which means that your editors and writers can make better sense of the breadth of topics they need to cover.

Compare Topic’s semantically clustered results with Clearscope’s results:

4) Flexible Pricing

Are you a solo blogger? agency? or part of a large editorial team? We’ve got you covered.

Our flexible pricing accommodates everyone and scales as your needs grow.

Start writing with Topic today!


Topic Vs Clearscope Feature Comparison

Content Briefs
Competitor Outlines
Outline Builder
Questions To Answer
Competitive Analysis
Topics To Cover
Content Grader
Google Docs Extension
Wordpress Plugin
Share Functionality
Keyword Research

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