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How Contribly tools work

Contribly upload widget on phone with 20minutes coronavirus story


Interact with your community by collecting a bucket-load of audience images, videos and stories, via a range of copy&paste call-out widgets you can place anywhere

Manage & Verify

Publish with confidence with extensive verification tools. Manage all photos, videos and stories in one place

Contribly HUB call-out contributions moderation tool
Contribly example of The guardian on mobile and laptop. Map widget of call-out guardian readers article

Publish easily & instantly

Save time by creating live, lasting stories displayed on maps, galleries or within your articles and publish anywhere

The data to develop your audience

Increase engagement and build new revenue streams by getting to know your audience with a range of useful tools and valuable data.
Make your community part of the story

Contribly community - audience pictures around a world map

Control your data

Build your audience strategy through informed decisions. Get to know your community, their interests and target them accordingly

Use out of the box

Start today. No dev resources required to launch.

Loved by devs

Robust API to integrate with your current workflow. Open access toolset for developers to work with.

Save time

Dramatically reduce the time it takes to collect and publish user generated content at any scale

Our clients say

"Contribly has halved the time it takes for us to deal with user generated content. Using Contribly, we can quickly produce long form articles around breaking news stories. The level of engagement we have with the Irish Abroad community has made our wider teams more open to the ways that we can use UGC. Contribly enables us to act as a platform for our users to become part of the story."
Ciara Kenny
Editor, The Irish Times Abroad
"Contribly (formerly n0tice) is an astonishingly brilliant tool to gather the stories of the readers, and in this case made for one of the most touching and important pieces we ran this year."
Ruaridh Nicoll
Editor, The Observer Magazine
"Contribly has been ideal for running photo competitions. We have had more than double the usual number of entries this year (over 7,500). It’s certainly down to the ease of use and the fact that you can upload from mobile devices using Contribly. For me, it is much easier to use than the system we had before. Being able to grade submissions, move submissions to other galleries. etc - I’d call it a success!"
Oli Hill
Community editor, Farmers Weekly
"Super useful and effective. Contribly has opened up exciting new opportunities and interactions with our audience. It's made it possible to centralise our workflow, and the tool's flexibility works brilliantly with the variety of topics that we publish."
Michael Fromentoux
Digital Development Director,

Tools and straight forward documentation that your developers will love

Hub (Moderation tool)

The Hub is the control centre to access all the Contribly tools. Here, teams can create call-outs, manage the incoming stream of content & data then use the copy and paste widgets on any page.


With the API teams can completely customise the tools for their needs. The API helps teams integrate all the tools into their current workflow. Support is always on hand to help with wacky crazy new development ideas.

Call-out Widgets

The Contribly widgets are snippets of code that can be posted anywhere. The call-out widgets are forms and buttons where audiences can upload their content that will then appear in the HUB to be verified.

Publishing widgets

The Contribly widgets are snippets of code that can be posted anywhere. The publishing widgets display all the community stories, photos and videos in a variety of formats, galleries, maps and more.

Frequently asked questions

Contribly is a platform for inviting audience participation, streamlining & monetising its management. The Contribly tools are ideal for building a community on your terms.

Contribly manages your User Generated Content (UGC), whilst assisting media companies gather, verify, curate & publish content anywhere to build active revenue generating communities. 

User Generated Content (UGC) is content created by your audience – images, photos, video, stories and more. All content you see on any social media age is UGC.

UGC is the primary way the public are active online. It Is also the primary driver of social media’s value.

Leveraging UGC enables businesses to create engagement and conversation with its consumers. 

Brands and digital marketers recognise UGC for its power to reach customers as  consumers trust and interact with content created by their peers over that of a brand. This is why social media ‘influencers’ are so highly valued.

UGC on your site, on your terms is different to the kind you find on social media or publications professionally edited stories:

> Its trusted, because people trust content created by their peers.
> It’s interesting because they are call-outs that you have created and it’s moderated
> it’s of high quality because the audience has examples of what is expected, naturally compete with each other and they don’t want to embarrass themselves on a high profile publication seen by many

Contribly does not own or control your audience & content; you do!

You choose where you go & how go; Contribly addresses the difficult parts of UGC: Quality, Quantity, Gathering, Licensing, Verification, Publishing and Community building.

Contribly’s platform & system does this automatically & we have extensive experience of doing so for profitable organisations such as The Guardian & others.

Contribly offers flexible contractual arrangements to suit your needs working on specific assignments or specific campaigns or on long term licence. 

When you control of your community, your interactions and all your data the opportunities open up.

Contribly is highly adept at leveraging new revenue streams such as:

Sponsorship; Pay to enter competitions; Content Reuse; Targeted campaigns; which all drive more traffic to your site & enabling you to generate many more opportunities outside of the ‘usual’ scenarios.

No. Our aim is always to bring greater benefits to our clients than they would have obtained by passively ceding their Social Media strategy to the likes of FB, Twitter & Snapchat who simply monetise your content for their benefit. 

Every post on Social Media is an abrogation of strategy.  It’s a loss of value in return for increasingly dubious claims of ‘followers’ which you rarely know or are able to interact with & with whom you cannot leverage commercially.

In June this year, Google changed their algorithms which affected publishers worldwide. The Daily Mail lost half of its organic website traffic overnight!

The global publishing sector has recognised the danger of third party social media, especially the loss of control. 

Contribly recommends a dual track approach, focussing on reach whilst we help you build your UGC as a point of gravity for your fans, providing them a genuine place to go.  Not just a link for them to follow. Then we capitalise this in various ways such as new online marketplaces, memberships, events & much more.

Contribly has been working with publishers since 2014. We started in The Guardian newsrooms as ‘n0tice’ and since have spanned out to be able to reach different markets and customers. The award-winning tools were robustly built for scalability as they have used by leading publishers and tv broadcasters globally. We are now sharing our community building and engagement expertise with the sports industry, helping teams around the world tap into their audience who long to be involved.

In the demo we will:

– Discuss your needs and goals
– Present customer cases and Contribly partnerships
– Give you a short introduction to the platform

Contribly example Irish Times abroad