7 Best Push Notification Ad Spy Tools

7 Best Push Notification Ad Spy Tools

In affiliate marketing, everything starts with a banner or a creative. Push advertising is no exception. You can make creatives for push ads yourself, or use a push spy tool for inspiration.

We have collected a list of the best push spy tools here and added some ideas about how to use affiliate marketing spy tools properly.

Let’s take a step back and say a few words about push ads spy tools and why you need them.

If you know everything from A to Z,  jump straight to the list of top push spy toolsSpoiler: there are some services for monitoring other ad formats, not necessarily push notifications.

What is an affiliate marketing spy tool?

A spy tool (aka spy tool service) allows you to spy on your competitors’ ad campaigns launched in a specific ad network or traffic source. In other words, it is a base of all ads that are currently run on Facebook, push ads, pops, etc.

Spy services help you understand what’s in the top right now, spy on creatives and landing pages, and help you see campaign settings.

One of the great possibilities spy tools give you is that you can download banners and landing pages for your advertising purposes. 

We do not recommend copying ads and run them without any changes. Why? Find the explanation below.

How to search for ads in a push ads spy tool?

Let’s say a few words about the correct search algorithm in spy tools. In order to succeed in finding the best ad campaigns, you need to know some features.

The algorithm described below will help you find the most popular creatives and see which offer or brand converts better.

Use keywords in English to see ads in all languages. But this rule won’t work in some free spy tools, so use the keyword in the native language to check all available results.

As an example, we will show you a search process in the Adplexity spy tool service. We will search for the best antivirus ad campaigns in the RichAds (formerly RichPush) advertising network.

We choose the “antivirus” key and look at the results for the RichAds advertising network

What are search parameters essential to set?

  • Period of an ad campaign

Put a period of time from 3 days to 2 weeks or a month. Thus, you will cut off campaigns that were tested for a day or two and were turned off as unprofitable.

This limitation also helps to remove campaigns that have been running too long. Most likely, they have already skimmed the cream in this ad network.

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We choose a duration from 4 to 24 days
  • The amount of received traffic

Select the “Received Most Traffic” setting. The amount of traffic that the offer receives is one of the critical parameters you need to pay attention to.

Choose the 5 best examples, save creatives and landing pages, check the settings for these campaigns. Analyzing all of this data will be most beneficial for your launch.

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We sort campaigns that received the most traffic

How to spy on push ads properly?

Spy tools make it possible to download ready-made creatives and landing pages and immediately launch your campaign. But will this practice be profitable? At first glance, yes: you know that these creatives collect traffic. They have not been disabled, which means the campaign is a profitable one.

But let’s look at this from the perspective of a potential audience. A person subscribed to one push ads network periodically receives push notifications from it. The more often they see the same push ad, the more indifference towards it develops. Or it may become even annoying: “I don’t want to see it anymore.”

How can an affiliate marketer deal with it? Take ideas from a spy service, but slightly modify them. This applies to both creatives and landing pages. You can use similar pictures, change texts a little. The main thing is not to use exactly the same ones.

And, of course, one of the rules of success on push notifications is to update creatives from time to time, even if they convert well.

7 best push spy tools

There are many spy tools for push notifications. Even though the ad format is still relatively young (it only appeared in 2018), you can spy on it in many spy services.


Here is a full list of spy tools for push ads:

  1. Adplexity
  2. Anstrex
  3. SpyPush
  4. PUSH.CPA.RIP
  5. Mobidea push spy tool
  6. Pushycat
  7. Megaspy

1. Adplexity

  • Ad formats: push, adult, pops, native, mobile, desktop, e-commerce, carriers, enterprise.
  • Costs: $149 per month.
  • Push ad networks: RichAds, Mgid, PropellerAds, DatsPush, LeoCash, EvaDav, AdsTerra, TeaserNet, PushAds, Izooto, PushAd, AdMaven.

Let’s start with, perhaps, the largest and pumped spy service for marketers. Adplexity is one of the largest spy services for push traffic. This spy tool is not limited to push notifications. It can spy on pops, native, mobile, and desktop traffic, and much more.

The service covers advertising from over 75 countries, 40 traffic sources, and 100 affiliate programs. It boasts the most detailed data about the ad campaigns and shows valuable targets about the campaign duration, received traffic, and hits.

There is no need to rip landing pages from this monitoring service. Any advertiser may download them in a zip archive in a couple of clicks.

Unfortunately, the service does not have a free trial, but you can get your money back within 24 hours if you do not like the service.

How to spy Ads like a PRO? AdPlexity shares insights

2. Anstrex

  • Ad formats: push, native.
  • Costs: push notifications — $89.99 per month, push notifications + native — $139.99 per month.
  • Push ad networks: 15 push ad networks (all the largest ones included).

Anstrex is one of the largest push ad spy tools. Native ads are also can be found there.

The database of this push ad spy tool contains over 17 million ads from 15 ad push networks. You can find ads from 92 countries there.

What filters are available?

  • Categories,
  • Advertising network,
  • Language,
  • Country,
  • Affiliate program.

The advantage of Anstrex is that the landing pages can be edited in the Anstrex WYSIWYG editor and then downloaded with everything you need (css and js).

There is no trial here either, but you can get the payment back within 2 days.

3. SpyPush

  • Ad formats: push, pop, native, adult.
  • Costs: $49 a month. Trial period is available.
  • Push ad networks: RichAds, PropellerAds, ClickStar, Push.House, Adsterra, Trending Bid, AdMaven, Daopush, Evadav.

SpyPush is the third-largest push notification spy tool. It offers over 2 million push ads across the 9 largest push ads networks. It gives access to advertising from 95 countries – so far, this is a record among spy tools for push ads.

Landing pages and creatives are ready to be downloaded in one click.

What filters are available in this spy tool:

  • Country,
  • Language (for creative and landing page),
  • Device,
  • Keywords,
  • URL,
  • Active or inactive ads,
  • Operating system,
  • Tracker.

This spy tool has a free trial, but the most popular filters are disabled in it. Even after that, you still have an opportunity to filter different countries and download creatives.

If we consider making the top three, then SpyPush has the longest list of available countries.

The leader in the number of available ads is Anstrex.

But technical targets and campaign launch conditions are the widest in Adplexity.

4. PUSH.CPA.RIP

  • Ad format: push.
  • Costs: Free.
  • Push ad networks: DatsPush, MegaPush, Adsterra, Evadav, Propellerads, Tranding bid, Mgid.

PUSH.CPA.RIP is the first free push traffic spy tool in our list.

As a rule, free tools have a much more modest set of tools than paid ones. But the PUSH.CPA.RIP service looks very decent.

It offers a search in 7 push ads networks in various geos. In the spy tool, you can analyze ads sorting by country, ad network, device type, as well as the date when the ad was first shown. Search by a link, or a key is not available.

What the PUSH.CPA.RIP service allows:

  • download pictures and icons in one click,
  • watch landing pages (downloading features are not allowed yet).

Considering that you can get all this information for free and without annoying ads, the service seems to be worthwhile.

5. Mobidea push spy tool

  • Ad formats: push, native.
  • Costs: $ 89.99 a month. Probably there is a trial period (but we are not sure).
  • Push ad networks: 38 ad networks, and RichAds among them!

The advertising network Mobidea launched its own spy tool, which may bet the leaders of this list. This spy tool for push ads contains more than 19 million ads from 92 countries!

What is good about the service? Of course, there is an option to download landing pages, ads can be divided into mobile and desktop campaigns. It also provides information about CPC bids in real time!

But the most valuable feature in this spy tool is the data about which source of push traffic works best with a particular offer.

The service description says that there is a free trial, but we could not use it. Perhaps the offer was limited in time, or the information on the site’s pop-up is already out of date.

6. Pushycat

  • Ad format: push ads.
  • Costs: $40 or $80 per month, $190 for 3 months.
  • Push ad networks: Megapush, Datspush, Propellerads, Evadav, PushAds.
  • The service doesn’t have an English interface.

Pushycat is an independent service from Russia. Unfortunately, but it has a Russian interface only. This spy tool is focused on push ads. The service scans 6 popular ad networks and 16 GEOs (Europe, CIS).

Countries available: Spain, Ukraine, Thailand, Poland, Italy, France, Great Britain, Germany, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Russia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Turkey, Netherlands, Serbia. The service is still growing and adds new geos from time to time.

So far, there are not enough filters in this service but remember it is absolutely free to use. Well, you won’t find indicators of the popularity of the push campaign and for how long it was running. There are no extended statistics for advertising campaigns either. 

So far, this is just a showcase where you can view and download creatives and landings. Not bad, but it can be better. 

7. Megaspy

  • Ad format: push.
  • Costs: Free.
  • Push ad networks: Megapush and Datspush.
  • The service doesn’t have an English interface.

Megaspy is a new push ad monitoring service that is still in the process of beta-testing. So far, only 2 ad networks are available: Megapush and Datspush, but there will be much more of them soon, according to the creators. As for the countries, there are about 100 available geos.

This spy tool has Russian interface as the previous one. 

But you can search by title, description using keys in English, search by link, setting the launch date, and the number of ad impressions, which is already pretty good.

The guys actively communicate with customers in the chat and ask for suggestions for improvements. It is possible that in a couple of years, the service may become a serious competitor to the “oldies”, especially if the creators will listen to affiliates.

Conclusion

Ad spy tools are a must for every affiliate marketer who wants to stay on top of the wave. We hope that in this article you can find an option you were looking for: paid or free.

At least, it doesn’t matter which ads creation option you choose:

The main thing to get profit is to use them in conjunction with a suitable traffic source. And we have it!

What is RichAds?
🔝  Push and pop ads,
🔼 Auto CPA optimization,
⏫ loyal and fast moderation,
🔝 help of a personal manager,
🔼 CPC from $ 0.003, CPM from $ 0.3
⏫ large volumes of available traffic in more than 200 geos.