Agility Writer offers two main modes when generating AI-written content: advanced mode and optimize mode. At first glance, these may seem similar. However, there are some key differences between the two that impact cost, keyword and outline generation, and more.
Understanding these differences can help you determine which mode may work best for your needs when leveraging Agility Writer’s artificial intelligence capabilities.
Cost Difference Between Modes
The first main difference between the modes is cost:
- Advanced mode costs 3 credits per article
- Optimize mode costs 4 credits per article
So optimize mode has a slightly higher per-article cost. Depending on your budget and volume needs, this could make advanced mode the more affordable choice in some cases.
LSI Keyword Generation
Another big difference comes down to latent semantic indexing (LSI) keywords:
- In advanced mode, you need to rely on external tools to generate LSI and related keywords for optimizing content. This is an extra manual step.
- Optimize mode analyzes the content and automatically generates LSI keywords to help boost search performance. No extra tools needed.
Having the AI automatically generate relevant LSI keywords can save time and effort. This is one clear advantage of using optimize mode.
Outline Generation Differences
The two modes also differ in how they generate outlines:
Advanced Mode Outline Generation
- Lets you manually dictate the number of headings
- Limits you to 3 custom URL sources for outline generation
- Does not automatically match outline to competition
Optimize Mode Outline Generation
- Dictates headings and outline structure based on analyzing top-ranking competitive pages
- Allows including up to 6 custom URL sources
- Matches outline to what analysis shows is working best for top competitors
So optimize mode gives you less direct control but leverages more intelligence to generate an SEO-optimized outline.
Advanced mode gives you more control to dictate headings, but requires manual analysis of competitors to try matching their outline structure, and limits custom URL inputs.
Other Differences Between Modes
Some other differences to note:
- Optimize mode includes one additional free image
- You can generate more tables in optimize mode
So optimize mode has some extras in terms of assets generation too.
Experiment Findings: SEO, Readability & Originality Score Comparisons
An experiment was conducted generating articles in advanced mode, optimize mode, and natively in Neuronwriter. The SEO, readability and originality scores were compared:
|Very Poor (13)
|Advanced (+ Neuronwriter keywords)
|Advanced (+ entities)
|Optimize + Neuronwriter keywords
|Very Poor (37%)
- Optimize mode scored a decent 68 SEO score without any external tools
- Readability was best in optimize mode – less content over-optimization
- Oddly, adding Neuronwriter keywords tanked originality scores
- Overall optimize mode performed very well standalone without other tools
So optimize mode appears well equipped to generate high quality, readable, original content with strong SEO attributes without needing external tools.
The one case where leveraging keywords from Neuronwriter in optimize mode boosted SEO score, it seemed to over-optimize the content, sacrificing quality and originality.