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How to research using competitors outlines ?

An effective outline can help you cover all aspects to form SEO-friendly, engaging content.



With Scalenut content outlines, you can improve your content flow and writing efficiency. 

Powered by the latest GPT-3 technology and formed through extensive training modules, our tool lets you create a detailed overview of headings and subheadings to include in your article. 

Our AI-powered platform generates outlines through a deep analysis of your competitors' content. It gives an idea to you, as a content planner, about the flow of your articles and the pointers you can cover in the same. 

How to Create Content Outline in Scalenut’s Article Writer?

Scalenut’s Article Writer is a one-stop solution for all your content research needs.It gives you the outlines of the top 30 ranking URLs on the internet at the click of a button. You can compare these outlines and create a content outline for your content pieces based on the references. 

Creating an outline in Scalenut’s Article Writer is very easy. 

The detailed steps to create a content outline using Scalenut’s Article Writer are given below -

Step 1 - Log in to your Scalenut account and navigate to our powerful ‘Article Writer’ under the SEO Tools option in the left-hand menu of the homepage.

Step 2 - Enter your primary keyword and target location, and click on the ‘Create’’ button. 

Step 3 - Once you have created the SEO report, you can find it under the ‘Article Writer’ section. Click on the ‘Create Brief’ option to access the competitive analysis and create your content outline.

Step 4 - Click on the ‘Outlines’ tab to open the content outline of the top 30 ranking URLs on the search engine.

Step 5 - You can check the outlines of all 30 ranking pieces in one place. You can also sort them by their rank or the proprietary Scalenut SEO score for the content piece.

In the image below, we have sorted the outlines as per their SEO score.

Step 6 - You can expand or collapse the Outlines to easily focus on your primary competitors and compare the outlines, simply by clicking on the icon shown in the following picture. 

Step 7 - You can add ‘Heading’ tags to your content outline by simply clicking on an H-tag from your competitor's outline to form a framework for your content piece.

Step 8 - You can add additional notes for a particular H tag for the writer of your content, which includes any additional information you want the writer to keep in mind while covering the heading. You can do so by clicking on the icon as shown.

Through the sidebar, you can also delete a particular H-tag if not required by clicking on the ‘trash icon.’

Step 9 - You can check the quality of the content from SEO Score by Scalenut’s AI by looking at the top right of every outline. This can help you understand the benchmark for quality content.

Step 10 - Need more information on the website? You can also access the live version of every ranking URL through the link provided below the title. 

Step 11 - After this, you can click on the ‘Create Content’ section to access our editor and start creating your content. Here, you can paste the outline you created for your content to get started.

Step 12 - You can work with our AI features such as write, instruct, and connectors. Use these to develop your outline to create a comprehensive and informative article.

Write - Add a few sentences to give context to our AI and click on the ‘Write’ button. Our AI will produce the content based on the context provided by you.

Instruct - Our instruct feature lets you give commands to our AI technology. Type in your topic, select the text, and click the ‘Instruct’ button to produce the content according to your instructions. 

Connectors - Our AI editor has six types of connectors, including addition, contrast, condition, sequence, result, and conclusion. All these ‘Connectors’ have options to select the initial word of a sentence. Our AI will quickly process the existing content and add connectors of your choice to it.

At Scalenut, we understand the importance of creating comprehensive content outlines for the writer. Hence, when creating our AI tool, we have thought of each aspect - from headings to content grade - to form an effective outline for your content. 

Apart from these parameters, you can also add additional keywords, mention more references, and add general notes for the writer to keep in mind while writing the content piece to ensure a complete understanding of the kind of content required from your end.

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