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Is Anyone Currently Using Affiliate Elite?

Postby gronesy » Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:06 pm

I saw this program debut and I salivated but it's out of my price range.

Is anyone using it and is it REALLY as good as it sounded like?

I did see that Dealdotcom sold it with additional training guides because there was a learning curve issue.

I am starting out with PPC and would die to be able to know going in how much my competitors are bidding on keywords I would like to use in my ads.

All help is greatly appreciated and welcomed.

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Postby LaneLester » Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:59 am

Martin Avis said in one of his newsletters that AdSpyPro does almost all AffiliateElite does... for $67. I was considering AffliateElite at the time, and Martin's review was enough for me to buy AdSpyPro.

I confess I haven't done anything with it yet... so many worthwhile things to do and so little time. I know the standard advice is to outsource, but I need to find something that makes a little money before I start hiring people to do it for me. :)

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Postby gronesy » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:08 am

Hi Lane,

Thanks for your quick response.

Do you know if AdSpyPro requires a WordTracker account to use or does it use free resources?

Obviously, I'm on a tight budget right now.

Also, what were you speaking of outsourcing PPC advertising or something else?

I totally agree and I'm in the same mindset as you about something making me money before I pay somebody else to help me with it.

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Postby LaneLester » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:13 pm

gronesy wrote:Do you know if AdSpyPro requires a WordTracker account to use or does it use free resources?

AdSpy Pro doesn't require a WT account, but you do have to have your own hosting account (server) to hold the package's files. It's what is called a "server-side" application, meaning it's on a server, rather than your own computer.

You need to be comfortable with creating a MySQL database in your cPanel and uploading/configuring stuff with FTP.

The sales page tells you a lot about the program, but this help page might be what you're looking for.

Also, what were you speaking of outsourcing PPC advertising or something else?

Oh, no, I was speaking generally. The gurus often tell us to hire others to do all the chores: posting to blogs, writing articles, etc. That gives us more time to write the killer sales pages that will entice IM wannabees like you and me to part with their money for our latest schemes. :)

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Postby Oregon Coast Guy » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:40 pm

I am using Affiliate Elite and so far am really liking it. Actually, anything Brad Callen has put out has been a real gem. I trust the guy so I bought it as soon as it was released.

They are holding daily Webinars right now, teaching everything about it and how to use it. The cool thing about Brad is that he stands behind his products, updates them frequently with new stuff and supports it for his buyers with such things as the Webinars, whitepapers, video tutorials and more.

I guess I'm a Brad Callen fanboy to an extent, but it's just because he goes above and beyond for his customers. That's important to me and it makes me feel like I made a good investment.
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Postby gronesy » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:40 pm

Thanks for the info, Lane.

I'm a down-sized database guy so I'm comfortable with the technical end. Just not so comfortable with the monthly WT fees end-hehehehehehe.

I'll check out the help page you've posted for sure.

I know exactly what you mean about the "gurus." I get a kick out of reading some of their stuff because it gives me perspective on where I am VS where I need to be.

Still, I do chuckle just a tad when I read one of these big shots saying they paid some guy to do articles for him and the person was selling the same article to numerous IM dudes. Can you say article spamming?

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

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Oregon Coast Guy,

I agree the product impressed me and I was a little curious whether it just made it a little or a lot harder to make money on PPC because everybody who uses that program can change their keywords and bids as the mood strikes them. Basically, turning their campaigns on a dime.

Has this been your experience?

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Postby Oregon Coast Guy » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:33 pm

In the time I've used it, I've been able to see exactly what the merchant and other affiliates have been using as keywords for certain products in their campaigns, find their ads, find the best Clickbank products selling, up-to-the-day (CB updates their stats every day at noon) and some other goodies. I'm still learning it, but it seems to have a great deal of things that are going to really help me.

One of the cool things about finding the hottest products on CB is that, although you can see the gravity for each product there, in EA, you can track a product for days, weeks and months to watch the trends, as far as gravity, referrals, how many affiliates are selling it and more. That's cool info!

It also give you PayDOTcom and Brad just added Commission Junction to the mix.


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Postby gronesy » Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:48 am

Tony,

You're not helping me feel better about not owning that piece of software right now-HA!

I know in this business you've got to spend some money to make it. In some cases, a lot of money to make money as long as the numbers work out in your favor. I'm in the phase where I have to do a lot of things the hard way right now until I can peg one stream of income to replace the grunt work.

Before the release of the product I watched all the videos and had almost talked myself into it before I saw he also wanted 40 bucks/month subscription fee. I know it's not much relative to other products but, like I said, when I have a product online and it can pay for the software and subscription I'll buy it for sure.

Until then, have YOU used AdSpyPro or have any experience with it?

Thanks again for your help,

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Postby Oregon Coast Guy » Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:19 am

No, Jeff, I haven't tried AdSpyPro.

I have Keyword Elite and used that, but AE is a lot faster at getting the keywords together. Plus, I really love the fact that I can track Clickbank, PayDOTcom and Commission Junction product stats in real time. :wink:

The products that I use you can see at http://www.mybiztools.net
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Buy through your clickbank account.

Postby pmaior » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:10 pm

I have used both affiliate elite and keyword elite.


Both are great and there is some duplication between the two. Keyword Elite does some of what affiliate elite does in spying on ads, but not to the same extent. It is an excellent keyword tool. Also there is no recurring cost.

One thing you can do, like I did, to save money(almost half) is create a clickbank account and buy through your own account. Then you get the commission. I do this on any product promoted through clickbank that I want.

You don't even need a website. Just paste the hop link into your browser and away you go.

The monthly fees are also paying commissions so you save there too.

Have not tried adspy pro, but if it does all the same things then you should be fine with that product as long as it yields the results you are after.

I also use Google assassin which is another similar tool that is targeted solely to clickbank right now, but I like the interface and the fact that it prepares the keywords and tracking codes for entry into adwords.

That one is on clickbank too so you can use the same trick of buying through your own account.

Hope this helps.

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Postby Dmitry » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:54 pm

For your Adwords keyword research try using http://www.KeywordSpy.com - a keyword research technology that will help you know what keywords your competitors are using and how it generates money for them, you can use those keywords to drive traffic to your site and give your business the exposure it needs. It offers Free trials.

It goes with a ClickBank Affiliates Search Engine where you can see the actual market landscape at ClickBank.
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Postby gronesy » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:46 pm

Thanks, Pablo and Dmitry.

I'll look further into Google Assassin and I'm checking out KeyWordSpy.com right now.

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Postby Sherman C. » Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:08 am

I'm using it. The spy on keywords function is pretty nifty.
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Postby gronesy » Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:02 am

The Keywordspy tool was cool but that seems awfully steep per month compared to Affiliate Elite?

Did I see that right? $90.00/month?
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