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Koala Writer Review: Create Full-Length Human Sounding Blogs Instantly

Every corner of the internet has some form of content. Therefore, the need to stand out is greater than ever before. Create publish-ready content with Koala Writer: an AI-powered writing assistant and chatbot. In this article, we’ll focus on what’s Koala Writer, its features, pros and cons, alternatives, and more!
Updated October 25, 2023

Dread it, run from it — AI arrives all the same. In the writing community, there is so much buzz about people getting replaced with AI. After all, we've seen how easy it is to create content with ChatGPT, so what makes us indispensable? 

What makes us human is what makes us writers.

It's our creativity, nuance, imagination, and decision-making. Remember: Writing content with AI is easy, but writing content that people would actually read is hard. I mean if an AI bot can write it, what makes you special?

I've found it quite hard to blog using AI content since most of my expertise is not something ChatGPT can really help me with. If I had an informational site about history, yeah, maybe. But I write about tech. Everything we talk about here is from our actual experience with it.

So how does a blogger fare when using Koala Writer? I'm not scared of AI, I try to use it when I can. But how does it do for the everyday blogger. Can it replace my expertise? Can it boost my output? Here's my thoughts!

What is Koala Writer?

Launched in April 2023, Koala Writer is an AI-powered writing tool that claims to help its users create high-quality SEO content at scale.

This prompt-based content creation platform uses the power of GPT to write long-form content that ranks.

No matter the niche, the tool claims to uses SERP analysis and real-time data to create publish-ready articles. We'll be seeing if that's really true.

Koala Writer Landing Page

Who is Koala Writer For?

Koala Writer is specifically engineered for copywriters. Its bulk writing feature is also a great starter tool for business owners trying to start a blog without the budget to hire a content writer.

Students can also use Koala Writer to write essays and other schoolwork, but other tools like ChatGPT and Jasper fit better for that purpose. Koala Writer is really just meant for bloggers.

How Koala Writer Works

AI writing assistants don’t tend to have a steep learning curve — Koala Writer is no exception. You can follow along as I create a blog article ready for publication using this platform. This is what it looks like:

Koala Writer Interface

As you can see, it has tons of content customization to choose from. Let’s go in-depth with each choice later but, for the meantime, let’s focus on creating a blog post. For now, I’m going to pick the following options:

  • Generator: GPT-3.5
  • Article Type: Blog Post.
  • SEO Optimization: Default.
  • AI Images & YouTube Videos: None.
  • Tone of Voice: Professional.
  • Language: English (US).
  • Country: United States.
  • Point of View: First Person.

Of course, I also have to pick a topic. Koala Writer doesn't base the article on a title, unlike other writing tools. Instead, you have to pick keywords to be used as a topic.

I asked Koala Writer to write me a blog post using the keyword phrase "how to get rid of black lines on tv." This was the subsequent output:

Koala Writer Sample Output

And that’s how you get a 1500-word article in less than a minute. I won’t show the entire output here (well, I could — however, are you really going to read an article inside another article?) But, needless to say, I’m impressed with the depth of detail and creativity that Koala Writer showed me, even only using GPT-3.5.

Koala Writer Key Features

I've used many writing tools in the past, and some left me underwhelmed (especially with how Jasper turned out). Fortunately, that's not the case with Koala Writer. I think it's one of the best writing tools in its niche because of things like:

Output Customization

I've noticed creating a general outline helps the tool generate more meaningful content by narrowing down its area of focus. It's way better to be as specific as possible.

Koala Writer Customization Options

You can tweak a bunch of parameters to customize your output:

  • GPT Version: Choose between GPT-3.5 (Available for free users) or GPT-4 (Only for premium users).
  • Use Case: Pick between writing blog posts, product descriptions, product reviews, a video summarizer, or an article rewriter.
  • SEO Optimization: You can input your own specific keywords or let Koala Writer generate its list of high-potential keywords using their AI model.
  • Images or Videos: Select between no images or videos, AI-generated images, or links to YouTube videos. 
  • Tone of Voice: You can choose from various tones, including the default SEO-optimized tone, as well as professional, humorous, casual, and more.
  • Country: Pick your main demographic to tailor the generated content.
  • Point of View: Select between first person singular, first person plural, second person, or third person.

After using Koala Writer a couple of times, there are a couple of things I picked up on when tweaking its content. For example, I've been getting better short-form content using GPT-3.5, perfect for product roundups and reviews. On the other hand, the depth and nuance of GPT-4 work so much better with long-form blog articles.

I always wanted to touch on the "Images or Videos" parameter, as I noticed that enabling "videos only" results in more AI hallucinations. For example, I asked Koala to give me an article about "why apples are the best food fight weapon" and one of the generated sections used a YouTube video regarding actual guns.

You can also enable several options like real-time data, an outline editor, key takeaways, and a frequently asked section.

KoalaChat and Image Generator

Like ChatGPT and Bard, Koala Writer also offers an AI chatbot called KoalaChat. I personally prefer KoalaChat over ChatGPT when writing blogs as it's optimized to help you write content.

KoalaChat Interface

You can also optimize the chatbot by learning its unique commands, which are the following:

  • KW: Lists keywords using your search term.
  • DA: Outputs the domain authority of a link.
  • Entities: Gives you a list of an article’s keywords, entities, and subtopics.
  • Outline: Presents an outline of a blog post.
  • YTSummary: Provides a written summary of a YouTube video.
  • Source: Uses a URL as the main knowledge source of the output.
  • SERP: Displays the search engine results for your search term.
  • Describe: Generates a description of an image.
  • Dream: Creates an AI-generated image.

Given that more established image generators like DALL-E and Midjourney are still plagued with issues today, I must admit I didn’t have high expectations for Koala. However, I’m quite impressed with its capability in creating publish-ready images. For example, here's one using the prompt "A Koala Writer." 

Koala Image Generator: Koala Writer

Sure, it's not perfect, but it does the job well enough. The images I received were not too stylized, but they're detailed and professional. Koala also understood the context reasonably, but there's still an undertone of the "uncanny valley" feeling. Overall, I'd give this a solid B+.

Other Useful Features

  • Bulk Writing. Create several content pieces simultaneously using keywords.
  • Writing History. Allows you to view all your generated content in a single view.
  • API Access & Google Sheets Integration. Lets you use Koala Writer in different applications or directly output its content to a repository or CRM.

Can Koala Writer Bypass AI Detection?

We don’t know what the future holds for AI-generated content. Despite Google’s repeated claim that they won’t penalize AI content, you can’t blame bloggers and business owners for their fear of accidentally hurting their SEO ranking if ChatGPT or other AI tools generate content that could get flagged by Google’s “quality-first” guidelines.

While good content is good, no matter what wrote it – I figured why not test it out to see how it holds up against these tools.

I devised a test to determine how many Koala Writer outputs I need to generate before getting one that can pass as a human using Content At Scale's AI detection tool.

I was actually kind of shocked:

Content At Scale vs. Koala Writer

Despite using only GPT-3.5 (a model known to get tagged as AI easily), my output from a few sections ago were able to get around Content At Scale. This is a good sign that it's outputting more creative writing than other robotic chat generators.

Pros & Cons

PROS

CONS

  • Generous free trial

  • User-friendly and accessible

  • Generates content that can bypass AI detectors

  • Saves your work in a library

  • Uses real-time data

  • Flexible pricing options

  • Supports over 120 languages

  • Easy WordPress integration

  • API Access

  • Google Sheets Integration

  • Active Discord community

  • 30-day money-back Guarantee

  • No upload document option

  • No options to choose output word count

  • KoalaChat does not support GPT-4

  • Unused credits don’t carry over

  • No light mode

Koala Writer Alternatives

No matter how much I like a platform, I always recommend looking at the alternatives before deciding on a purchase. For Koala Writer, these are its two closest alternatives:

ChatGPT vs. Koala Writer

Let's start with the AI that started it all: ChatGPT. Since its launch in November 2022, ChatGPT has gained over 150 million active users. It's been making waves in different industries but, most notably, in education, as many students flock to this chatbot to gain assistance for their schoolwork. Since its release, it's been actively disrupting the education community — but what about copywriting? How does ChatGPT compare to Koala Writer?

ChatGPT vs. Koala Writer

ChatGPT Pros: What Makes It Better Than Koala Writer?

  • Completely free.
  • Quick turnaround time.
  • You have a lot more flexibility with ChatGPT, but you must be specific with your prompts.

ChatGPT Cons: What Makes It Worse Than Koala Writer?

  • Output gets easily tagged by AI detectors.
  • Needs a lot of context to provide publish-ready blog posts.
  • Information available on the free version only extends to September 2021.

Content At Scale vs. Koala Writer

For a more direct comparison, we must turn to Content At Scale. Similar to Koala Writer, this premium AI writing tool uses GPT technology to write SEO content that ranks consistently. What makes it stand out against other SEO writing tools is its extensive analytics tool to help you gain an overview of your article's performance before you even hit "Publish."

So, in a head-to-head comparison, can Koala Writer beat this powerhouse?

Content At Scale vs. Koala Writer

Content At Scale Pros: What Makes It Better Than Koala Writer?

  • Generates an SEO analytics report.
  • Unused credits rollover for 6 months.
  • Plagiarism and a (free) AI content detector.
  • Integrates with Shopify, WordPress, and Copyscape.
  • Includes a rewriting feature for plagiarized or AI-generated text.

Content At Scale Cons: What Makes It Worse Than Koala Writer?

  • No free trial.
  • Significantly slower turn-around time than Koala Writer.
  • Lacks the personalization of Koala Writer, but it lets you provide more context using a prompt.

How Much Does Koala Writer Cost?

The following are the six pricing tiers in Koala Writer:

Essentials

  Starter

  Professional

  Boost

Growth

  Elite

  Price per month

  $9

$25

$49

$99

$179

$350

KoalaWriter (words per month)

  15,000

45,000

100,000

250,000

500,000

1,000,000

  KoalaChat (messages per month)

250

500

1,000

2,500

5,000

10,000

What I like most about Koala Writer is that they don’t skimp on users on a cheaper plan.

Apart from the maximum word count and messages, you can get the same features across all tiers, including:

  • Access to GPT-4.
  • Real-Time Data.
  • SEO Optimization.
  • Bulk Writing.
  • API and Google Sheets Integration.
  • Active Discord Community.

The Bottom Line

As I've mentioned earlier, I'm still thoroughly impressed with Koala Writer.

If we're talking content quality alone, it's right up there with the best writing assistants like Content At Scale and ChatGPT. The generated outputs are correctly formatted, in-depth, and well-written to the point that they could bypass some AI detectors.

However, if you were to ask me if I'd directly input their content into WordPress, I'd say no. Koala Writer may be good, but there's still the danger of AI hallucination. I've still been cautious to review everything that comes out of the tool even though most of it has looked good so far.

It's good to rewrite some parts of the text to make it sound more like a person — more like you. People gravitate to content with a human behind the keyboard. Koala Writer is fantastic, but nothing beats human. Think of the true intent behind what you're writing about.

Who's actually reading this?

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Written by John Angelo Yap
Hi, I'm Angelo. I'm currently an undergraduate student studying Software Engineering. Now, you might be wondering, what is a computer science student doing writing for Gold Penguin? I took up studying computer science because it was practical and because I was good at it. But, if I had the chance, I'd be writing for a career. Building worlds and adjectivizing nouns for no other reason other than they sound good. And that's why I'm here.
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