Google Cash Detective vs AdSpyPro
How They Work
From the AdSpyPro web site;
- You log into your copy of AdSpyPro® to create a campaign of the keywords that you’d like to track and spy on.
- AdSpyPro® proceeds to scour the Internet and collect PPC ads, identifying the affiliate ads vs.. the non-affiliate ads.
- AdSpyPro® then tracks those ads for the length of time that you’ve told it to, and gathers up all kinds of juicy competitive information for you.
- Reports are generated and provide you with the “profit signals”. Yep, those are your go-ahead campaigns, the one’s that will stuff your pockets with cash
Visiting the GCD site offers only a “Sorry, We Sold Out” message, but there are explanations of how it is supposed to work out there. Here is one from Internet Marketing Newswatch, quoting an email from Chris Carpenter (the creator of GCD);
- “The Detective is a great tool for someone new to affiliate marketing because it is like having your own personal mentor. Like a mentor, the Detective shows you what types of ads will perform best for your keywords. It shows you what merchants are converting.
- By studying the results in the Detective, you can clearly see what the best practices of a given niche are. This keeps you from having to buy ads in order to test and discover these things for yourself. Ultimately, the Detective saves you a ton of money!
- With a single click in the Detective, you can see all the versions of a competitor’s ad that were tested. You see what keywords they have stopped using. In minutes, you can scroll through data that would literally take days to gather manually. The Detective saves you a massive amount of time!”
I think this quote is clearly what Chris and GCD are meant to be about;
“If you are new to PPC marketing you will be studying those who are more experienced. Everyone will be growing together. You will see the profitable business models that are working day in and day out, bringing their owners automated profits. This is the real world education that can transform you into a super marketer in a very short time.”
There have been comments about installation…
“I usually pay to install anything like this but I thought why not give it a try. The video and manual were easy to follow.” - Tom Dean
“I usually pay for install too, but video makes it look pretty simple so I may try it.” - 5starAffiliatePrograms
“Easy install, great product.” - Roger Davis
“If I think I can purchase AdSpy Pro (or any software) and install it on a standard shared hosting account and immediately load it with 50 campaigns and hundreds or thousands of keywords and expect everything to go ok I am only fooling myself. And I surely cannot blame the software at all. The limits here are strictly the capacity of my hosting. If I expect to operate at this level then I should be prepared to fork out a couple hundred dollars per month on a dedicated server and install the script on that baby and let er’ rip. But I also better be prepared with a huge list of working proxies and a way of keeping that huge list maintained with active proxies.” - rocksolid (who appears to be involved in the development of the product)
“You have to install on a hosting that has cron jobs available.” - also rocksolid
“You absolutely cannot use Godaddy.com hosting for this script. They are one of the most restrictive hosting companies on the net and they really should just stay in the domain business as when it comes to hosting they are the craps.” - also rocksolid
“I just purchased this morning and paid for the installation too ($30). It was installed for me in under an hour.” - Mike
Google Cash Detective
“It installed OK but didn’t work on my first host and seems to work on my second host but very slow. Help desk ticket issued but no response yet.” - Tony Stai
“I bought gcd today also and it installed fine, but is not working correctly.
On one server even when starting with a few keywords it just keeps processing and eventually times out. On the other server, when I put in a list of keywords it only works for the first keyword. And it takes forever to load.
I tried the Cron manager and that solved the problem.” - gator93
“The Cron manager takes 7 seconds per keyword to run, and I’ve already loaded 10K+ keywords in 20+ niches. I won’t have solid data on these topics for weeks to even try and implement the Google Cash strategies.” - kfinney
“I was told HostMonster is cancelling all Google Cash Detective accounts, even those already set up and running. Reason given is the anticipated heavy drain on their servers.” - bdgr100
“Well, my account was suspended and I call Hostmonster and they told me the gcd script was running 10,000 queries per second so it takes up too much of the cpu time and that’s why they shut me down. Their advice is to use the script on either a dedicated server or VPS.” - howard924
“I’m having a hard time believing that anyone would tell you this could run on shared hosting without a hitch.” - Linda
Phew - that’s about enough eh? For your important consideration - I own neither product and have not installed nor made use of either. What I have attempted here is to use a cross section of purchasers’ comments from a Marketers’ forum where folks are knowledgeable and experienced. I searched through quite a number of other forums (no less than a dozen) and found no new threads about either of these products (though some may have appeared since). The comments appear to be very negative about Google Cash Detective. That is not by my design nor are the largely positive mentions of AdSpyPro. I offer no affiliate links for either. They are simple to find if you Google them.
I almost forgot to mention the difference in price between the two! Despite the “Sold Out” notice at GCD (there was a bit of a “rumbling” that more copies will be made available) Google Cash Detective was selling for $397 (post-introduction) and AdSpyPro is currently selling at $67. a copy.
Your experiences and opinions are more than welcome in the comments. Please, feel free to leave them there…
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