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Adbeat VS WhatRunsWhere - Which Is Best?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by prospect7, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. prospect7

    prospect7 Regular Member

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    Anyone have experience with both tools?

    Which did you like most and why?
     
  2. Ricky Roma

    Ricky Roma Regular Member

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    WRW is older and has bigger database
     
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  3. prospect7

    prospect7 Regular Member

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    ^ good to know!

    is there anything feature wise adbeat has that wrw doesn't?

    any idea who supports the most ad networks etc?
     
  4. Ricky Roma

    Ricky Roma Regular Member

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    Back then WRW had more networks and Adbeat had only google display network if I remember right. I have checked Adbeat now and seems that they added more networks.
     
  5. whatrunswhere-mike

    whatrunswhere-mike Newbie

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    Hey. Hopefully you don't mind me chiming in here. Here are some of the differences/stats for our software(whatrunswhere):

    • We started collecting data in late 2009, so we have a huge amount of archived data from a lot of different ad networks. Most competitors started off Google only, so their archive data for non-Google ad networks is quite limited.
    • We have not only mobile web, but mobile android. We scrape ads that are appearing in over 20,000 different Android apps..something no one else can claim at present. The basic package that includes mobile is only $50 more than our normal package.
    • We currently have >100 different ad networks classified for Web display, and ~120 classified for mobile...but even then, our technology can recognize banner ads that we don't know the ad network of. So while we have those number classified, we'll show you ones from ad servers before anyone else. If a network appears while we're asleep, it will be in the software by the next day. The total number of adservers we've gotten ads from is well into the thousands. We're also classifying about 10-20 new ad networks every week right now.
    • We have a 1 page-load, 1 impression philosophy: we load the pages as the user does and only store the ads that showed up during that page load Some competitors(who I will not name directly) reload iframes over and over again, rendering their data almost completely worthless. If the Javascript on the homepage is splitting up the impressions between different ad sources, reloading an iframe will just show you the same one you saw the first time.
    • We have in-house staff that deals with all support, nothing is outsourced. If you're using our software, the live chat will put you on with someone who actually knows the software and is physically present in one of our two offices.
    • We've been scraping international much longer than anyone else - we were the first to go international and still have the best spread of international data in both mobile and traditional web.

    If you've got any questions, I'd be more than happy to answer. There weren't too many answers in this thread so I figured I'd reply. There's a lot of differences, I could probably tell you more if I knew more about your priorities.
     
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  6. softkicker

    softkicker Newbie

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    I'm also a little bit confused on this issue and I have to decide..
    I used whatrunswhere for a while and they were great.
    Then, I saw Adbeat demo and it seemed like they had more informaion.
    In addition, they have 2 features whatrunswhere don't have; spend and trend.

    If anyone experienced both, and can add comments , it would be very helpful to me as well.
     
  7. thedorf

    thedorf Senior Member

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    I am also looking for this information
     
  8. whatrunswhere-mike

    whatrunswhere-mike Newbie

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    Spend is a made-up marketing gimmick that their programmers are estimating based on some really loose numbers. I laugh when I see it. We stick to statistics that are real.
     
  9. joshweaver9

    joshweaver9 Senior Member

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    What Runs Where is hands down the best website when it comes to this type of research. Adbeat isn't bad but if you want more for your money you can not go wrong with WRW.

    Mike has done a fantastic job explaining the benefits of WRW above but I wanted to give it my stamp of approval.
     
  10. rufuscary

    rufuscary Newbie

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    What about TREND Mike? How can we see trends in WRW? Thanks.

     
  11. goldendeli

    goldendeli Regular Member

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    Can you tell me more about what these sites can do?
     
  12. rudrasai

    rudrasai Newbie

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    Hi Mike,

    I came across your tool today and I am very impressed with your offerings . Unfortunatly i dont see you give support for India and MENA regions as of now where we do our business . Do you have any plans to rollout your product in these market ?


    Thanks,
    Sai