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how spy tools work for aff marketing

Discussion in 'Research and Intelligence' started by forest, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. forest

    forest Affiliate affiliate

    I was wondering how spy tools like 'What Runs Where' work in affiliate and cpa marketing
    I assume the sites crawls the internet for hyper links of such a site and return results matching certain criteria

    But as an affiliate how do I know who my competition is
    I mean take a simple email submit offer how do I know the different landing pages used by different affiliates or is it meant to work with direct linking where i simply get the address of the clients landing page

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  3. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

    Here is, for example, the first page of WRW:

    Gain a Competitive Edge
    Stay ahead by tracking your competitor’s ad strategy
    Identify Key Business Opportunities
    Effortlessly find quality leads and maximize your sales
    Benchmark for Measurable Success
    Evaluate your strategy, set effective goals and defy all challenges
    Take Control of Your Brand Identity
    Easily keep tabs on where your ads are running
    Create Insightful Reports
    Easily build reports with data that truly informs strategic decisions

    Uncover Top Ads

    Search by Advertiser

    Search by Publisher

    Search by Keyword

    So you can find the landing pages, the ads, the keywords, etc., of competitors with the competitive intelligence tools like WRW. Competitive intelligence is a must have for us as marketers. However, as a Newbie, if you haven't yet mastered a tracker, a traffic source, or a vertical niche, then buying the monthly subscription to these services may be a bit premature.
  4. forest

    forest Affiliate affiliate

    Sorry for not getting back til now

    I have been busy designing landing pages and websites

    You are right I cant afford the fees for WRW at the moment
    However would still like to understand how they work

    lets take a 'win an iphone' email submit
    How do I find out on WRW or similar who my competitors are

    I mean there will be 100's or 1000's of people with landing pages or direct linking such offers.
    Does it give me or can it give me intelagence on all of them

    and what do I search for - the offer type, key words,. CPA landing page
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2016
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  5. AdsXposed

    AdsXposed Service Manager Service Manager affiliate

    At AdsXposed we are a mobile PPV (popup/redirect) tool. We scrape as you first suggested, by crawling sites and collecting information on the popups.

    We also categorize all of our landing pages, so for example in the Sweepstakes category there are a ton if iPhone landing pages:


    We actually have an affiliatefix discount too, you can read about that here: AdsXposed
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  6. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

    You don't need to know who the competitors are. You just need to get the data on the successful campaigns out there.

    The idea, in simple terms, is to find what's working and develop something of your own that works as well or better.
  7. tommakemassive

    tommakemassive Service Manager Service Manager affiliate

    Hey you might be interested to check out www.MakeMassive.com we have dedicated sections show the affiliate landers and ads used by affiliate, this can give you a ton of ideas on what affiliate are promoting and how the are profiting. The site is free to browse and we support Pops, Native, Adult and Display with Desktop and Mobile.

    Here is an example of our native ad affiliate landers page...

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  8. Dr. Forum

    Dr. Forum Affiliate affiliate

    Usually, the spy tools do make crawls over the links on the interested pages and therefore give you the required information. There are some spy tools that will provide you with the possible information about your competitors. It is just a matter of trying them out and see which fits your requirement. Do not be afraid of taking risks btw, just try them out and get the feedback.

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