Comparison Guide : Bold vs m360

Comparing two powerful CMSs Bold and M360 for publishers to find their pick
Comparison Guide : Bold vs m360

Looking for an alternative to M360? Quintype offers a suite of products for news media organizations to create, curate, publish, and monetize content with ease.

Moving to a better content management system is often necessary to scale your digital publishing business. We’ve been asked how Quintype’s CMS (Bold) and monetization solutions compare to M360.

We’ve put together a quick overview of the differences between Bold CMS and M360.

Top features for bold and m360

Features Bold M360
Custom editorial workflow Yes Yes
Content Structure  Cardified
Mobile-responsive back-end CMS Yes No
Granular access control Yes No, only four roles available 
Paywall support
Yes, native integration with Accesstype
Third party support 
Built-in content categorisation
Card attributes, Story attributes, Tags, Sections, Collections and entities
Native SEO  Yes

 Hosting Hosting with DDoS protection, CDN and caching with 99.5% uptime guarantee.

Hosting available with multiple providers from Godaddy to AWS.

Front-end support

Ahead with page builder to manage branding and layouts at no additional cost. Built in PWA and add-on native mobile apps.

They have a limited number of themes available on the platform.


Why choose Bold over M360?

M360 is a fairly new SaaS-based platform that has its limitations with the features. It is designed to integrate comprehensive publishing capabilities with a seamless experience. It is available at a competitive price along with a cost-efficient ad revenue share.

Bold has been lauded for its ability to support multiple concurrent users, faster search, and better front-end support for multiple screens and screenless devices.

Other comparisons of Bold CMS vs. M360 include:

  • Content for all devices - PWA, Mobile App, Smart speakers

  • Optimized for search engine optimization - Sitemaps, schema, canonicals, AMP, Social tags

  • Integrate with any 3rd party tools tailored to your business needs including Copyscape, push notifications, email subscriptions, and more

  • Story templates and multiple story types including photos, videos, and live blogging.

  • In-built Analytics to analyze the performance of stories, authors, and topics.

  • Live preview of the story on multiple devices.

On pricing, while M360 has competitive prices they follow the ad revenue share model. That has advantages and disadvantages.

Quintype’s pricing is all-inclusive of the Bold CMS, hosting, front-end infrastructure, security, and front-end framework - Ahead. With economies of scale, Quintype democratizes technologies used by the largest media companies to empower growing publishers to focus on content while leaving the technology-heavy lifting to us.

The additional advantage of not having to hire and maintain technology teams reduces the total cost of ownership when compared with WordPress. Our monthly costs start at just $50/mo for up to 50k visitors/month.

Here’s a breakup of our cost based on traffic.

Bold pricing 

Pageviews Upto 50k Upto 100k Upto 250k Upto 500k 1-5M 5-10M 10+ M
Pricing USD $50 $80 $150 $250 $350/million $300/million $200/million

m360 Pricing 

Liftoff Booster Escape velocity Interstellar 
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2500/- per month
7000/- per month
11,000/- per month 21,000/- per month

Key similarities between m360 and Bold

  • Auto publish on social channels

  • Facebook Instant Articles

  • AMP story support

  • Auto-scaling infrastructure

  • Security

  • Automatic maintenance updates and security patches

Get in touch with us to schedule a demo of Quintype’s suite of publishing tools.