Top affiliate marketing spy tools and why they work

Spy tools are all the rage and we like ours “shaken, not stirred” ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ

Get your competition running and take your online game into overdrive with top insights to boost your campaign ROI.ย 

If you’re in this for the long run and online marketing is your bread and butter, then a good spy tool isn’t just a nice to have. It’s vital!ย 

What are the benefits of an effective affiliate spy tool?

A Spy Tool is basically data-driven competitor research, and for any research to remain effective, it can’t just be a once-off thing and needs to be returned to again and again. Once you start to perfect your strategy, it becomes easier to return to what works and watch out for what doesn’t.ย 

Spy tools give you a better understanding of the market you’re in, and allow you to effectively target the right traffic again and again. They also give you the chance to perfect and refine your findings and to draw from the best campaigns.

At the end of the day, quality products are created with effective market research.
With that said, here’s our pick for three of the top affiliate spy tools in the market today. Starting with…

The Anstrex Edge!

“Improve your ROI by unlocking your competitor’s marketing strategies”

Having been in the spy game since 2016, Anstrex specializes in Push Notifications and Native Ads. Their current database exceeds 17 million ads, running across multiple networks and displayed in 92 countries. That’s a heck of a lot of processing power.ย 

Some of the more prominent filters include:ย ย 

  • Language โ›ฉ๏ธ ๐Ÿ›๏ธ ๐Ÿ•Œ
  • Country ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Ad Network ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ

Pro tip? If you’re not finding what you need in terms of filters, you can opt for the advanced filtering function. This will unlock content category variations and long-tail keywords.

Let’s talk about money! Price-wise, what does a subscription to Anstrex cost, and is it going to totally destroy your budget? Answer? Not even close!ย 

Type: Push Ads Package ๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃ
Monthly Cost: $79.99 or โ‚ฌ67.48 (give or take)
Includes:
Full access to 15 push notification ad networks,
Full access to 92 target countries
Full access to all special features (which we’ll get into)

Type: Native Ads Package
Monthly Cost: $59.99 or โ‚ฌ50.61 (give or take)
Includes:
Full access to 15 Native Ad networks
Full access to 92 target countries
Full access to all special featuresย 

Note: If you’re creating campaigns around both of the above formats, then it might be worth your while to get a combo package that will give you access to both. This will set you back around $124 or โ‚ฌ104

Not sure if you want to make the commitment just yet?
No stress. Try out a 2-day free trial and, if you like the tool and think it’s got what it takes to take you to the top, then pick your package and get spying.ย 

Prices aside, here are some of the cool features you’ll collect once your account is up and running. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

Groovy Integration with SimilarWeb ๐Ÿ’ป

This is super helpful right off the bat. Not only can you gauge the data coming out of Anstrex, but, with the integration of SimilarWeb, you can also search similar web pages and get more information on the total amount of traffic different websites and pages get. Twice the intelligence at half the cost!ย 

Start spying with an existing ad archive ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”

When you first log onto the platform, you’ll see a massive “digital wall” of existing ads from past, present, and (okay maybe not future, but you get the picture๐Ÿ™ƒ)ย 

This rolling inventory of existing ads displays the date and time the offer was first created, the given domain name, the affiliate network, and where it’s currently being shown.ย 

Landing page download function. ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’ก

This is a great feature. You’ve done your homework, found what works and now you want to use the best elements for your own campaign. Simply select the landing page you want and click on the “Download and Deploy”ย  option.ย 

Now, you can copy, save, and recycle the entire page, including all images, CSS code, and script. Once downloaded, edit the page to your heart’s desire with the built-in Anstrex editor (WYSIWYG)

Bring on the age of Adplexity!

If you’re running multiple campaigns and need to make the best data-driven decisions on a daily basis, Adplexity is the way to go.ย 

Since 2008, the company has brought 7 standalone spy tools into the affiliate sector, each specializing in a specific traffic source and/or platform.ย 

Here are the (ultra-abridged) costs and features for each of the suites, starting with the newly established Push Notification spy kit.ย 

Oh, and by the way, the monthly subscription costs that follow have been marked down by 25% for life!ย 

Adplexity Push Notification Spy Kit ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ”
Get the most comprehensive data on mobile and desktop push campaigns
Monthly Cost: $129.00 or โ‚ฌ108.00 (give or take)
Includes:
Detailed campaign insights

Measurable data for 82+ countries
Affiliate ads for 100 CPA networks

Each landing page is fully downloadable and comes with all dependencies including images, CSS, and Javascript. With one click the page pulls thorough as a zip file and from there can be edited and used according to your specs.

Faster, targeted search according to specific keywords, advertiser, publisher, and/or network.

Adplexity Native Advertising Spy Kit ๐Ÿงจ ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿงจ ๐Ÿ’ป
Comprehensive data on the most successful Native ads from around the world
Monthly Cost: $149 or โ‚ฌ125 (give or take)
Includes:
Real-time data from 32+ countries

Insights from 9 of the most popular Native traffic sources
Landing page downloads in seconds

Filter your searches in real-time according to specialized keywords, unique advertisers/ publishers, and a choice of 100+ affiliate networks.

Adplexity E-commerce Spy Kit ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›๏ธ
Get all the latest insights for the most successful e-comm stores
Monthly Cost: ย $149 or โ‚ฌ125 (give or take)
Includes:
Access to over 100, 000 stores with 100 million+ products

Insights into the most profitable apps in the market today
Enhanced searchย  and filtering features

Filter your searches according to product strength, performance, fulfillment providers, and more. The product/store strength rating feature lets you track the real-time value of given products and the overall popularity of the store.ย 

Adplexity Carriers Spy Kit ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ
Browse and select the best mobile carrier campaigns from around the world.
Monthly Cost: ย $129 or โ‚ฌ108 (give or take)
Includes:
Comprehensive conversion flow testing

Unique insights from over 80 mobile carriers
The ability to bypass cloakers

The Carrier kit is user friendly and as accurate as it gets. Real-time metrics help boost your ROI and allow you to see what your strongest competitors are doing. The tool also lets you use Real 3G/LTE proxies for mobile carriers active in 30+ countries.

Adplexity Adult Spy Kit ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒก๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒก๏ธ
Get valuable data on the world’s most successful adult campaigns
Monthly Cost: $149 or โ‚ฌ125 (give or take)
Includes:
A wide range of different adult traffic sources

Insights from adult ad exchanges and pop-up networks
Unique data from 75+ countries

The kit allows you to tap into insights from publicly hidden adult mobile carrier campaigns as well as delivering tailored filtering and the ability to download the best converting landing pages that you come across into a zip file, complete with images and script code.ย 

Adplexity Mobile Spy Kit ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ”—๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ”—
Access to data for the most successful mobile campaigns in the market today.
Monthly Cost: $149 or โ‚ฌ125 (give or take)
Includes:
Unique data from 75+ countries

Ultra-fast landing page download feature
Cutting edge filtering and search

The Mobile Tool Kit gives you the ability to access in-app and publicly hidden mobile carrier campaigns. It also has a cutting edge ad finding feature that crawls and pulls data from 100+ affiliate networks.ย 

Adplexity Desktop Spy Kit ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’ฃ ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’ฃ
Get up to the second, comprehensive data on the best desktop campaigns
Monthly Cost: $149 or โ‚ฌ125 (give or take)
Includes:
Search Real-time adverts from 75+ countries

Unique landing page download feature
Access to over 100 affiliate networks

Filter your searches according to specialized keywords covering all aspects of the advertiser, publisher, and network. Analyze all the best campaigns like never before, according to GEO, language, device type, and tracking system. BloggersIdeas has also done a very detailed review about Adplexity here.ย 

(3) Soar Into SpyPush

Spypush is the ultimate competitor research tool for the almighty Push Notification. As popular and well-converting as ever, push notifications are trending up a storm, and no campaign would be complete without cutting edge data to help perfect and hone your push traffic returns.ย 

Active in 95 countries, with 24/7 updates and a running inventory of 2 million+ push ads, Spypush is not to be taken lightly.ย 

So, what does unprecedented access to the world’s best push notification insights cost per month? $49 or โ‚ฌ41 unlocks a big wide world of all things push.ย 

So, what are some of the awesome features you stand to uncover when you start using SpyPush?ย 

Phenomenal Filtering ๐Ÿ’ก๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ก๐ŸŒ

The SpyPush filtering options are top of the range and constantly updating and improving on previous versions. Log on and filter your ideal campaign according to…

Keywords: Specific to your campaign and in multiple languages available.

Device type: Choose creatives according to desktop, mobile, or both.

Date: Filter and refine your searches according to the longest-running/most relevant ads.ย 

Geo: Choose a combination of ads from 140+ target countries.

Language: Ads display in all major languages and sync according to geo selected.

Activity: Pick and choose from ads that are currently active or inactive.

Popularity: Filter ads according to the highest number of impressions.ย 

Downloading Feature ๐Ÿ“ฉโŒ›๐Ÿ“ฉโŒ›

Every ad has the ability to be fully downloaded, edited to spec, and used for future campaigns. Pick the most applicable ads that work for you and optimize them to your liking. Always make sure you’re utilizing tried, tested, and successful marketing funnels.ย 

That’s it for spy tools. We hope this article was helpful.

Look out for our next installment of the Adcash Tools Guide. Next, we’ll be diving into our pick for the best affiliate tracking tools on the market today. Oh, and if you’re looking for top affiliate forums and campaign optimization hacks. Learn from the best and check out what the Godfather of affiliates, Luke Kling had to say around affiliate networks and communities.ย 

All that’s left to do now, is to get out there and crush the competition ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฃ

See you soon.ย 

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