This page includes 99centarticles reviews of users as well as an official review by ContentHeat in which we carefully analyze and write out our experience.
Upon opening the homepage, I was greeted by a video ad and a design that was rather ‘retro’ to say the least. It didn’t exactly give off an impression of an up-to-date site, riddled with graphics that can only be described as heavily reminiscent of MSN Messenger-era design.
But hey, don’t judge a book by its covers, right? Graphic design aside, the website pages were written quite well. It wasn’t exactly original or particularly engaging, but it sounded sufficiently native and said all that should be said. There is not much more you can hope for at such a low price, and from an India-based service.
I was quite eager to see what the company actually had to offer, so I quickly proceeded to spend several minutes trying to get to the custom order page. This is due to the fact that the site seemed designed so as to goad the customer into paying for a package deal containing several articles. Needless to say, it is not a good tactic for making more money.
The hard part is over once you manage to get to the form, as it is very simple and easy to use, consisting of several dropdown menus, tick boxes and text boxes that need to be filled.
There are no options for choosing a quality level or delivery time. Instead, custom orders charge $1.4 per 100 words and all orders are promised to be delivered in 7 to 14 days. The lack of an option to specify delivery time was surprising, and a big flaw. It’s not just that a delivery time of up to two weeks is extremely long, but some clients might need to meet certain deadlines and would need their content before then.
WHAT WE ORDERED
I specified the word count of 800-1000 words, without SEO, which amounted to a meager cost of $11. The topic was a simple top 10 list on the subject of content writing services, which I felt would not require much research time from a professional content writer.
As I already mentioned, the site does not offer any options for choosing delivery time, and all orders are delivered anywhere from 7 to 14 days.
WHAT WE EXPECTED
As always, sites make bold claims when it comes to the quality of their services. In this case, seeing as we are dealing with an India-based company with very low prices, glaring flaws in site design and outdated graphics, my expectations were rather low.
Still, I expected to see content that was sufficiently well researched and not simply plagiarizing the first list on the same topic that comes up on Google. I also expected it to be readable, meaning that I’d be fine with anything that isn’t at a beginner’s level of English or spun, incoherent garble. Moreover, as is often the case with unclear delivery time, I was pretty sure I’d get my article somewhere very near to 14 days and potentially more.
WHAT WE RECEIVED
Nothing. After 14 days, we received neither the ordered article nor a response when inquiring about the state of our order. Several of our emails were ignored, and I started suspecting we might not get our article at all.
At first, it seemed that the service was simply a scam. However, after looking further into 99centarticles, multiple reliable sources suggested that it used to be a decent service, with a lack of punctuality as their only noticeable shortcoming. Ultimately, it appears that 99centarticles has since shut its doors, even though the site remains online and is still accepting orders.
99centarticles offers 5 types of content services:
- Content Writing
- Blog Writing
- Press Release Writing
- eBook Writing
|Article Word Count:||3 articles||5 articles||10 articles||25 articles||50 articles||100 articles||250 articles||500 articles|
Blog Post Prices
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Press Release Prices
|PR’s per Package||Per Word|
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