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SurgeGraph Review: Is It A Rare Find Among AI Writing Tools?

SurgeGraph review

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I’ve been testing SurgeGraph for quite a while now, and must say it’s hard to keep up with them. You’ll know why in a moment.

In my SurgeGraph review, you’ll learn what makes this tool so special to even write about it, its features, pros and cons, pricing structure, and, most importantly, if it’s worth your time and effort.

Stay tuned till the very end as I uncover the many things you can and cannot do with SurgeGraph.

Pros and Cons

SurgeGraph Pros

  • It saves time and money, making it an affordable tool in the long run. It includes keyword research and unlimited content generation.
  • You get content with ranking potential based on the SERPs (using 51 data points), including NLP techniques.
  • It showcases strong user base growth, indicating product effectiveness.
  • Integrates with Dall-E 3 for image generation.

SurgeGraph Cons

  • To use the latest GPT model, you must use your API key to connect with OpenAI (the cost’s on you).
  • You must rely on third-party plagiarism scanners to check for originality.

First Things First, What Is SurgeGraph?

LongForm AI by SurgeGraph

SurgeGraph is an AI writing platform specifically built to generate long-form content, offering different generative AI templates for distinct types of articles:

  • General writing
  • Product roundups
  • Product reviews
  • Comparisons
  • Listicles

These comprise pretty much all the types of articles someone might write. But not only that, SurgeGraph also provides SEO optimization and keyword research features.

The best part about it? It’s unlimited!

Yes, you can generate unlimited content on any chosen plan—but more on that later.

As I mentioned, it’s hard to keep up with this tool, as they always update it—and I mean ALWAYS!

Last year alone, they rolled out over 100 updates, making SurgeGraph stand shoulder to shoulder with the most popular AI writers like Jasper and Copy AI. However, it’s still a relatively unknown tool.

SurgeGraph Review: Its Features

Content Writer

The Content Writer is the meat of the tool.

SurgeGraph Content Writer

Like most AI writing tools, you can instruct SurgeGraph to write you a general article using a keyword and title.

You can also use Content Goal to guide the AI on what your content is all about (e.g., what you want the reader to learn). This results in an output that matches your intent much better.

The beauty here is that you’re not limited to the usual article style—SurgeGraph offers Product AI templates that allow you to generate product roundups, reviews, comparisons, and listicles.

They also offer a one-click generation, but I would skip it, as I prefer having complete control over what the AI will write. With one-click generation, you won’t be able to edit the outline, and you’ll see in a moment why you should avoid skipping this step.

Product Roundup

SurgeGraph product roundup template settings

If you already have the list for the roundup post, you’ll be writing, that’s good. If not, this platform can analyze the search engine results pages (called SERPs) for your target keyword and extract the products it thinks are a good fit for your article.

It will automatically add them to the Product List.

Are you an Amazon affiliate? You can select Amazon products or let the AI chose then for you. SurgeGraph will even insert your Amazon affiliate ID in the links. I wouldn’t use this feature unless you’re really lazy (you would probably want to use a link cloaker to hide your affiliate links and make them look prettier).

Product Review

SurgeGraph product review template settings

Maybe you want to write a product review. Well, just enter its name and URL, and you’re all set.

Comparison Post

SurgeGraph comparison post template settings

Or perhaps you need to compare two or more products, including features and pricing. With SurgeGraph, you can.

Listicle

SurgeGraph listicle template settings

How about creating a listicle? Just type in your chosen keyword and let the AI auto-fill the topic for each list item based on the SERPs, or use a custom list.

Outline

For each document you create, SurgeGraph will analyze your keyword and content to create an outline from which it will generate the entire article.

SurgeGraph generate outline options

Before generating the outline, you may choose:

  • Content length (from 1,500 to 4,500 words).
  • Point of view (I suggest using the first person singular, as Google’s Helpful Content Update values people-first content and personal experience over broad, generic information).
  • Other content, such as contextual terms, questions, FAQs, talking points, and others.

You can opt to generate a completely customized outline that does not rely on topics extracted from the SERP. This is especially useful for when you’ve specified custom content goals.

After generating the outline of your blog post, I suggest going through all key points and editing them, as SurgeGraph might (and it will) add irrelevant topics and contextual terms.

For example, when writing a review for another AI writer, SurgeGraph added questions about an iPhone and other unrelated content. If I didn’t delete them, I’d have a mess of an article that would require so much editing that I might as well have written it myself.

Remember that AI writers are assistants. Do not rely on them to write your article 100%. Always check, check, check!

Optimizing Existing Content

You don’t need to start afresh every piece of content.

SurgeGraph optimize existing content

SurgeGraph lets you optimize articles you already have published on your site. This is great for breathing fresh air into older posts and improving their rankings over time.

SERP Settings

However, from an SEO perspective, this platform does have good SERP settings, as you’re about to see in this SurgeGraph review.

SERP Settings for SurgeGraph review

Here, you can select the articles that are already ranking for the target keyword from which you want SurgeGraph to extract information.

You are also given the search intent for the ranking articles. In this case, all of them have a transactional intent, meaning the reader is looking to make a purchase with this query.

SERP information for SurgeGraph review

SurgeGraph will extract topics (usually headings), questions, contextual terms, and facts from the SERPs.

SEO

As a good AI SEO tool, SurgeGraph provides us with search engine optimization features.

SurgeGraph writing mode

On the right side panel, you’ll find an SEO score ranging from 0 to 100. SurgeGraph builds this score based on the competitors of the SERP settings that you can change at any time. It includes the number of words, headings, paragraphs, images, and topic coverage.

But don’t get too attached to this number—you might over-optimize your article to reach 100 just to find a Google penalty for keyword stuffing.

Here's the truth: Google has confirmed that, in terms of search rankings, there isn't a specific word count to aim for. In fact, overloading your content with excessive keywords or adding redundant text just to reach a certain word count can negatively impact your content's performance.

So, consider the SEO score as a guide only.

Auto-Optimization

A cool feature of this AI tool is the Auto-Optimize. When selecting that option, SurgeGraph will formulate relevant SEO suggestions to include in your article.

SurgeGraph auto optimize adding contextual terms

From optimizing the URL to adding contextual terms, text decorations, and links, I love that I can make all these little edits easily instead of looking for them and fixing them separately.

This is one of the features that saves me a lot of time. However, as I said before, don’t get carried away with over-optimization!

Custom Terms and Links

This is my favorite feature of all.

Instead of optimizing for what SurgeGraph extracts from the SERPs, you can tell the AI to use your custom terms and links.

SurgeGraph add custom links and terms

This is the perfect place to add your brand name or other specific keywords and links.

Adding links is easy: type in your chosen URL (you can add internal links too), separate with a space, and add your anchor text. SurgeGraph will find the right spot in your article to add these links and will also insert new text to accommodate your new terms.

Bulk Generation

Generating documents in bulk takes up a lot of resources, so you would need to use your own API key. This ensures a smoother and faster experience for you and other users.

It does, however, mean you’ll have to pay for these articles, as you must have an Open AI account to use the Bulk feature.

  1. Right now, Bulk Generation only supports the generation of general article types.
  2. The rough cost per document is $0.02-$0.04 for GPT3.5 and $0.20-$0.40 for GPT4. The cost varies depending on your word count and excludes post-generation actions like the usage of Expert Command.
  3. When connecting your API key, you can choose to limit its usage exclusively for Bulk Generation only.

With this feature, you can input up to 50 target keywords, each generating one document. Just allow 15-20 minutes for every 15 documents to be completed.

The good news is that you can toggle on Auto-Optimize when using Bulk Generation. Doing this will automatically accept all Auto-Optimization suggestions without you having to manually review and accept the suggestions.

Keyword Research

Keywords are the building blocks of content. This is where you’ll find valuable keywords based on their performance metrics and zero in on those that perfectly answer your target audience’s search intent.

SurgeGraph keyword research tool

Bulk Keyword Research

Just like its name suggests, this is where you can research a bulk amount of keywords (up to 500 at once!). Simply upload your CSV file, or type them in yourself. The metrics returned are similar to the main Keyword Research tool’s.

Planner

After you’ve found the perfect set of keywords, you’re probably not going to memorize them, are you?

The Planner is the place where you can store your chosen keywords, access them whenever you want, and start mapping them out for a robust internal linking strategy.

SurgeGraph Planner example

It allows you to organize them by projects and display them using lists or a visual mapper.

SurgeGraph Commands

Not only does SurgeGraph allows you to create an entire blog post from scratch, it also lets you refine every sentence to detail.

SurgeGraph writing commands

For that, select your chosen words, sentences, or paragraphs, and choose what you want the AI to do. Right now, SurgeGraph commands are:

  • Rewrite
  • Simplify
  • Expand
  • Write with Terms
  • Write for Me
  • Expert Command

Expert Command

Expert Command output gets delivered progressively in a step-by-step manner instead of presenting a complete response all at once. You can also choose to insert or cancel the output.

The gradual delivery helps you follow the output easier without overwhelming you with a large block of text at once.

SurgeGraph expert command

If none of the commands are appropriate for what you want, just give the AI your precise instructions or select from the ones given.

Image Generation

Yes, SurgeGraph is an AI writing tool that includes image generation, or what they call Content Vision.

SurgeGraph AI image gallery content vision

You’ll be able to generate 1 to 3 images using different styles, such as photography, anime, fantasy art, and many others.

With SurgeGraph’s Content Vision, you’ll be able to generate images that match your topic using simple prompts and also create customizable images with custom commands.

Now, there’s a catch to that.

Image generation is an add-on not included in the main pricing plan. Besides, it will cost you more credits to generate higher-quality images using DALL-E 3 than standard ones. But hey, quality has a price.

SurgeGraph content vision AI standard image generation

SurgeGraph Pricing

Now we come to the part that many people don’t like—pricing.

But with SurgeGraph, I believe many will do like it, as it’s one of the most affordable AI writing software there is on the market.

SurgeGraph pricing plans

All plans offer all features with unlimited access to everything. The difference is the subscription period. The longer you choose it to be, the cheaper it gets.

  • 1 Month: $43.99
  • 12 Months: $24.92
  • 36 Months: $14.96

Content Vision starts at $5/mo for 500 credits, but it’s an entirely optional add-on.

SurgeGraph Free Trial

Unfortunately, SurgeGraph doesn’t offer a free trial. But you can take advantage of their 30-day money-back guarantee if you don’t like the tool. That’s a “no questions asked” guarantee, so you have nothing to lose.

What I Like About This Tool

I love the fact that SurgeGraph offers unlimited writing and keyword research. From my experience, it’s crucial to have unlimited keyword research because it often doesn’t turn out to be useful.

I often search for terms that I won’t end up writing about—I’m just analyzing the search demand until I decide on a specific keyword. With other search tools, this alone kills my credits. But thanks to SurgeGraph, I don’t have to worry about that anymore.

The Auto-Optimize feature is another time saver. You don’t have to look for the right context to insert an important and contextual keyword—the platform does it for you.

They also nailed the HTML markup in the text editor. If you’re like me and like to speed things up, a simple copy/paste from SurgeGraph to WordPress or other blog editors will maintain the right HTML structure (headings, paragraphs, lists, etc.).

This brings me to the next feature I like about this tool: the WordPress integration. It lets you publish the articles directly to your site (as posts or pages) in your chosen category and date.

As importantly, they have templates for different article varieties, such as product roundups, reviews, comparisons and listicles, offering the right format for each, so you don’t have to waste time organizing your ideas.

Last but not least, if I were working with several clients using SurgeGraph, I’d take advantage of the white label feature to rebrand my reports with my logo. This makes everything look more professional and helps build trust.

What I Don’t Like About It

For an AI writer offering unlimited words allowing us to generate content much faster than we normally would, having to use our own OpenAI API key to generate content in bulk is disappointing. You already paid for the tool and still must pay OpenAI for this.

I understand that if all users started generating content in bulk, SurgeGraph might reach its capacity limits or experience a bottleneck. So, if you’re considering using this tool, be aware of this limitation.

Also, SurgeGraph uses GPT-3.5 and not the latest model, GPT-4, unlike other tools I know. You’d have to use your API key (again!) for that. There are big differences between these two models, which I won’t cover here, but you can read about them in this article.

SurgeGraph AI models disclosure when writing

Another crucial point an AI writing software should have is a plagiarism checker. We all know that AI tools grab information that already exists somewhere, so it’s important to check for uniqueness and originality. Unfortunately, with SurgeGraph, I have to rely on a third-party tool to check this.

Finally, when so many AI detectors have created a buzz in the market, using one has become almost indispensable for users who rely on artificial intelligence to write for them. Unfortunately, all content generated by SurgeGraph is detected as AI.

Click to expand each image.

Now, don’t get me wrong—Google doesn’t care if you’re using AI or not to generate text. It only cares about whether it’s helpful and answers the reader’s question. But even so, AI content usually sounds robotic and neutral, which you want to avoid if you really want to engage with your readers (GPT-4 can sometimes solve that).

The Bottom Line

I hope my SurgeGraph review answered all your questions about whether you should test this tool for yourself.

I also wrote a small tutorial on how to use it that might be worth checking out.

Overall, SurgeGraph is an amazing piece of software that can help you scale your content production. But don’t get fooled—editing is necessary to create high-quality, people-first content. This holds true for any AI writing tool!

If you do try SurgeGraph, leave your experience in the comments.

Vaslou is a passionate digital creator and blogger who loves to explore unique paths to generate online income. He’s also a musician, always looking for exciting paths to articulate his inventive spirit in the musical realm. When he’s not at work on his online endeavors, Vasco loves to delve into spiritual realms to become a better version of himself.

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