Introducing Competitor Intelligence: Reverse Engineer the Successful

With Competitor Intelligence, we’re giving you more access to data through a powerful new research tool that allows you to analyze, tracker, and reverse engineer your most successful competitors.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” -Sun Tzu, The Art of War

At Viral Launch, we’ve spent several years developing Amazon tools to help you understand your business, markets, and products. Now, we’re helping you to understand your competition like never before with our newest tool, Competitor Intelligence. As Amazon becomes an increasingly complicated marketplace, using every bit of data to your advantage is key to driving success.

With Competitor Intelligence, we’re giving you more access to data through a powerful new research tool that allows you to analyze, tracker, and reverse engineer your most successful competitors.  Analyze the strengths of your competition and rise to them. Analyze their weaknesses and exploit them. And most importantly, discover new ways to unlock the sales potential of your products.

The Powerful Benefits of Competitor Intelligence

Competitor Intelligence puts your competition’s most valuable data in the palm of your hand.

Reverse ASIN 2.0

Competitor Intelligence begins by scouring billions of Amazon data points to find every keyword your competitor’s product is currently ranking for in the organic and sponsored ad results. You can filter through this comprehensive list to quickly find their highest sales driving keywords. For example, by searching for keywords with at least 1,000 searches per month and where the competitor is ranking in the top 15 organic positions, you are able to quickly identify which keywords are likely driving the most sales for the product. Within less than a minute, you can find all of your competitor’s most important keywords! Very powerful!

Unlike other reverse ASIN tools, Competitor Intelligence also grabs keywords that your competitor’s product was ranking for historically. This paints a more comprehensive perspective of competitor’s keyword and advertising strategy.

Thirdly, we identify keywords to your product market that your competitor is not ranking for but are still relevant to the product. This gives you direct insight into missed keywords that you can easily take advantage of to get a massive leg up on your competitor!

Compare To Your Products

In Competitor Intelligence you have the ability to compare a competitor’s product to your own. This gives you the ability to quickly identify which related keywords your competitor is ranking well for that you are not even tracking! This makes it incredibly simple to identify weaknesses in your own product. Without this feature, it can be difficult to remember which keywords you are/are not tracking when analyzing a competitor.

Product & Keyword Notifications

Product notifications allow you to stay on top of your most important competitors with absolutely no work at all. Imagine getting a notification when a top competitor raises their price, making them a better target for your product targeting campaigns. Imagine getting a notification when a competitor runs a giveaway spiking their BSR, giving you time to boost your own sales with PPC, lower price, or a giveaway of your own. There’s so many ways you can use product notifications to stay on top of your most competitors, all with a daily report on significant changes to your email inbox.

Keyword notifications in Competitor Intelligence allow you to get notified on changes to your competitor’s keyword ranking daily or even hourly. This allows you to stay on top of other top sellers without having to check the keyword rankings multiple times per day.

With Competitor Intelligence notifications, you’ve never been able to stay ahead of the competition so easily.

Compare To Your Products

One of the largest downsides of switching to a new Amazon keyword tracker is having no historical ranking data in the new tool. You essentially are starting off without any historical data to understand how your list is currently performing.

In Competitor Intelligence, when you turn on tracking for a given keyword, we immediately give you access to our historical organic and sponsored ad ranking data for that keyword. Especially when analyzing a competitor’s product for the first time, this can provide deeper insight into a product’s historical keyword and sponsored ad strategies.

Seamless Integration With Other VL Tools

As with the rest of the Viral Launch software tools, we’ve built seamless integration into Competitor Intelligence making whatever tasks you are doing among the tools, that much simpler. For example, when you identify a new keyword you want to steal from your competition and begin tracking for your own product, you can click the “add to bank” option and the keyword will immediately be added to your keyword bank. No awkward copy in one tool and paste in another. 🙂

Powerful Keyword Metrics

With each keyword found, Competitor Intelligence gives you access to powerful metrics like search volume, historical search volume trends, opportunity score (a very important metric for keyword ranking), suggested sponsored ad bid cost directly from Amazon, is the competitor indexed, organic rank position (and history), and sponsored ad position (and history).

These powerful metrics combined give you deep insight into your competitor’s keywords helping you to make more sophisticated and informed decisions for your own keyword strategy.

Competitor Intelligence Product Analysis

Competitor Intelligence begins by providing you with in-depth analysis on your competition, allowing you to view a side-by-side comparison on crucial stats like units sold, revenue, profit, and review quantity, rating, and rate. These comparison stats can assist you in measuring up to the competition.

Additionally, you will be provided with historical sales and price analysis, cost breakdowns, discounts, and review trend data. By seamlessly integrating with Product Discovery, you’re also able to see detailed statistics on your competitor’s brand as a whole.


Harnessing the Power of Competitor Intelligence:

Part research and optimization, part reverse ASIN, and part product tracker, Competitor Intelligence brings a new level of data and analysis that can help you at any stage of selling on Amazon. By perfectly integrating with the Viral Launch platform, you can track performance of competing brands, add their keywords to your keyword bank, and review markets based on your competition’s positioning.

Product Research:

Understanding your potential competition is key to understanding a market that you’re looking to enter. When conducting product research, Competitor Intelligence can be utilized to isolate competitive listings and review their strengths, weaknesses, and overall approach to the market.

Using Competitor Intelligence, you can know which keywords are driving sales for top sellers in a market, allowing you to better understand your potential product and consumers, review any obstacles to your success, and understand a product’s market as a whole, rather than just looking at a single search term. Because Competitor Intelligence also shows keywords for which your competitor is not indexing and/or ranking, it can also help you to identify gaps in the market (relevant keywords that aren’t being focused on by competition), helping you to target low hanging fruit and drive additional sales.

Additionally, by tracking top performing products, you can keep tabs on your competitors through the sourcing process to ensure that you’re aware of any market changes. You can set up notifications to be alerted to price drops, sales drops, review changes, etc. By continuously monitoring market stability within the context of your top competition, it can help inform you of any shifts in market conditions and allow you to formulate a proper strategy for entering the market.

Keyword Research, Listing Optimization, and Product Launching:

Reviewing competitive data can also help you to develop proper listing content through understanding what keywords are driving sales for your competition.

By seeing broad keyword ranking and ad placement for top selling products, you can gain an insight into which keywords hold the most priority for driving sales for your product market. This can help you to structure your listing to provide maximum indexing weight on high value search terms, increasing your relevance for these keywords.

Additionally, Competitor Intelligence makes it easy to view which keywords are not being exploited by your competition. By isolating terms with search volume that are not being emphasized by competing product listings, you can identify quick-win keywords that you can drive ranking and sales through without much contention. Using your copy to hit on these search terms can provide additional opportunity overlooked by your competitors. This feature is perfect for finding keywords to run giveaways on, or to target with PPC strategy with our new sales and rank strategy.

Long Term Use:

As your product becomes more established in the marketplace, Competitor Intelligence can provide you with valuable data to help you monitor your market and retain your momentum by keeping an eye on your competition for you.

Using Competitor Intelligence’s notification system, you can be alerted to any changes to competing listings, allowing you to exploit, or respond to, any shifts in the competitive landscape. With keyword notifications, you can also be alerted to ranking changes, helping you to respond quickly to a dynamic marketplace.

Review the keyword data from your competition. Determine what keywords are underemphasized by your competitors, allowing you to discover untapped opportunities in your market to generate more sales.

Monitor your competition’s advertising strategy. By understanding where your competition is spending on PPC, you can either attack it head on, to minimize their visibility, or circumvent it to target search terms that are cheaper and easier to drive traction through. Knowing where your competition is spending helps you to formulate an effective strategy around your own advertising.

By setting up notifications, you can have rapid insight into price changes, sales fluctuations and review updated. Having immediate access to this data gives you the upper hand to make adjustments to strategy or attack competitor weaknesses, adding increased efficiency to your strategy.

Conclusion:

Competitor Intelligence by Viral Launch gives you the power to wield your competitor’s data against them. By understanding competing products, you can understand the market and use it to your advantage. With side-by-side comparison metrics to review your strengths and weaknesses and robust keyword analysis to help you target your audience, Competitor Intelligence gives you the tools to drive success in an increasingly crowded Amazon landscape.

More than a reverse ASIN tool, Competitor Intelligence is the amalgamation of Viral Launch’s pioneering data aggregation techniques, giving you the power to see what keywords your competition is targeting, what keywords they’re missing, where they’re driving sales, how they’re spending on on advertising, and how your product measures up. Leverage this data to dominate your market and lead your product to success.

Give yourself the ultimate competitive edge with Competitor Intelligence by Viral Launch!

Post-Launch Interview with Casey Gauss

On Tuesday, November 13, Viral Launch proudly introduced 2 new tools as well as an update to existing software. We hope you enjoyed the webinar introducing our new space-age tools – Listing Analyzer and Keyword Manager – that are unlike any others in the galaxy.

**If you missed the big event, make sure you catch up and listen to Casey and Cameron take an in-depth look at Listing Analyzer, Keyword Manager and Listing Builder before locking in an exclusive price that will expire on Tuesday, November 20!**

Casey himself has envisioned different aspects of these tools and was thrilled to see them come to fruition and further improve Viral Launch’s software suite. We spent hours upon hours in the lab fine-tuning the new tools and making them as impactful for sellers as possible.

Casey coached and supported everyone on the team the whole way through, so to wrap up the launch we treated him to a press conference worthy of a champion, complete with a surprise “Gatorade” shower from Cam. He was such a good sport!  

Enjoy the video of Casey below with interviewer Katherine de Guia and read through the interview transcript for more news and notes from the Viral Launch CEO.

Interview Transcript

KATHERINE DE GUIA:

Hi Casey. Thank you so much for taking some time out of our post-launch celebration. It was great. How are you feeling and what are you most excited about following the release of a new tool?

CASEY GAUSS:

I’m feeling very good. I think it went really smooth. Cam did a great job. The team did a great job on the production tech, but then also the tech works seamlessly. Overall, I’m feeling really good. What am I really excited about? I’m really excited to see the feedback of our customers. I’m really excited to see people start making better decisions with these tools in leveraging the functionality that we’ve provided for them, and I’m also excited to see how well the tech holds up. How many subscribers are we getting in? There’s a lot to be excited about after our new tool.

KATHERINE DE GUIA:

That’s awesome. This is really going to start a new era for Viral Launch. Can you tell us a little bit more about how these tools came to be?

CASEY GAUSS:

Yeah. Over the last nine months, we’ve just been focused on building some really awesome technology that is going to help our sellers both now and in the future. Originally, we were focused on building one tool. We weren’t going to hit the date and so the team really rallied together and we put out these tools which honestly actually are going to be largely a subset of what our major tool was that we were launching. The real focus here, again, is on giving people the data that they need in order to make the right decisions and the automation that they need in order to keep up with everything that is going on in their Amazon business.

KATHERINE DE GUIA:

Wow. I’m going to ask you to do something a little bit difficult here, so bear with me. In 30 seconds or less, okay?

CASEY GAUSS:

Mmm. Yeah.

KATHERINE DE GUIA:

In 30 seconds or less, can you please remind sellers how this new software can help them drive more sales right now and in the future?

CASEY GAUSS:

We’ve automated the process of going and analyzing your product to help you understand opportunities to go and make improvements right now. It also helps you to monitor the performance of different important metrics in your Amazon business to help you in real-time constantly make improvements and updates to make sure you’re selling as well as possible.  

KATHERINE DE GUIA:

Okay. Anything else people should know about these tools? Anything you haven’t mentioned that is super important?

CASEY GAUSS:

The tools over anything – can you repeat the question, please?

KATHERINE DE GUIA:

Is there anything that you haven’t touched on yet that you might want to really highlight about these new tools?

CASEY GAUSS:

Overall, there’s a lot of value here from the standpoint of these tools in and of themselves are really powerful for sellers who also have a suite of three other tools that are also really powerful. We’re combining these without making you pay any more under one $99 per month subscription. There’s also some awesome interactions between each tool, again, making sure that you get a ton of value and a ton of opportunity just to – you know, your business isn’t run in the silos and these tools really help to interact with one another to give you the most.

KATHERINE DE GUIA:

Awesome. So, with these two huge cornerstones, any news on what’s next for Viral Launch?

CASEY GAUSS:

As we mentioned, this is just the tip of the iceberg for this new phase. We have another new tool hopefully coming out in the next two, three months maybe. I don’t want to say specific dates, but this new tool is – there’s not a tool out there that exists like this. It’s not just individual data points that you’ve never seen before. This tool has never been seen in the Amazon space with a lot that people are not paying attention to. That is a small tool relative to the rest of our product roadmap. In about six months, you’re going to have some pretty incredible and pretty insane technology to help you sell well on Amazon. Just a little teaser for you.

KATHERINE DE GUIA:

Well thank you so much for joining me for this post-interview. I know we’re all super excited to continue this journey with Viral Launch.

CASEY GAUSS:

Yeah. Thank you so much. I really appreciate it.

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Introducing Listing Analyzer and Keyword Manager | New Space-Age Technology by Viral Launch

  • Viral Launch Adds 2 New Space-Age Tools to Software Suite

As an Amazon seller, data is your secret weapon. Arming yourself with the right data and knowing what to do with it can make all the difference between success and failure. But between choosing and tracking keywords, monitoring the health of your listing, running ads and more, you’ve got a lot to keep track of.

That’s why we’ve spent the last nine months growing our team and working in the lab to build innovative space-age tools that’ll revolutionize the way you make sense of all that data. Because from Day 1, our goal has always been to help you make the right decisions for your Amazon business.

So, without further ado, we’re now proud to announce our two newest tools: Listing Analyzer and Keyword Manager. As of November 13, 2018, these tools are now seamlessly integrated within the Viral Launch platform and can be accessed through a Pro Plan.

The launch of Listing Analyzer and Keyword Manager also signifies the start of a new era for Viral Launch as we have plans to release more groundbreaking tools, made just for Amazon sellers like you, in the upcoming months.

Ready to learn more about how you can use Listing Analyzer and Keyword Manager to optimize your listing and monitor your success? Here’s the rundown on Viral Launch’s newest tools.

Listing Analyzer: Discover Innovative and Impactful Improvements

Your listing is comprised of several main components. You’ve got your title, bullet points, product description, backend search terms and photos all working in tandem to turn browsers into buyers. The keywords you use and the amount of reviews you’ve gathered can make all the difference between a successful product and a dud.

But with all of these moving parts, how do you identify what’s working and what’s not? That’s where Listing Analyzer comes in.

By using information directly from your listing, you’re able to analyze in real time how your listing fares in all critical aspects compared to top competitors in your product market. As you can see in the image below, Listing Analyzer provides you with a Competition Analysis, Review Evaluation, Photo Analysis, Listing Text Analysis, and a list of the top keywords. And for those of you who miss school and getting graded for your work, you’ll also receive an overall Analysis Score on a 1-100 scale so you can see how your listing is doing as a whole.

Speaking of keywords, one of Listing Analyzer’s most impressive features is its use of our groundbreaking ARCS technology, which stands for ASIN Relevance and Conformity Semantics.

By using ARCS, Listing Analyzer is able to programmatically — with no human interaction — look at an ASIN and determine what its main keywords are. So that means you can forget about Reverse ASIN Lookups and complicated keyword spreadsheets. Listing Analyzer is the only tool in the galaxy that allows you to input an ASIN and get back all of that specific product’s most important keywords. You’re not only seeing what the product is indexed for, but you’re seeing exactly what your product should be indexing and ranking for, all without lifting a finger. Learn more about our revolutionary ARCS technology here.

By using the data from Listing Analyzer, you’ll learn the immediate, actionable steps you can take to make your listing as powerful as possible. And with seamless integration to Keyword Manager and Listing Builder, you can use your product’s main keywords, identified by ARCS, to both track your keywords and easily integrate them into your listing’s copy.

Listing Analyzer Key Features

Keyword Discovery

Competitive Analysis

  • Average Competitor Statistics
  • Price Comparison
  • Monthly Sales Comparison
  • Review Evaluation

Content Evaluation

  • Listing Optimization Score
  • Photo Set Analysis
  • Search Volume Measurement
  • Character Count Insights

Keyword Manager: Your Most Important Keyword Analytics All in One Place

Depending on what type of product you sell, you’ve likely got hundreds of keywords to keep track of. Are you indexed correctly? Where are you ranking for the top keywords? In what position are your sponsored ads showing up? And if you sell multiple products, the number of keywords you’re tracking becomes exponentially greater.

Keyword Manager, our second new tool, is here to help. This tool will help you understand your most important keyword analytics all in one simple-to-use dashboard. As you can see below, you can check in real time where you have Amazon’s Choice badges, whether you’re indexed or not, your keyword rank position (with trend graphs), where your sponsored ads are ranking, and much more.

You can then easily curate your product’s keyword bank to include keywords you’d like to monitor. Add, remove, edit and track thousands of keywords to ensure you’ve got all your bases covered.

Keyword Manager Key Features

Advanced Keyword Insights

  • Index Checker
  • Organic and Ad Rank Tracker
  • Real Suggested Ad Bids

Intuitive Keyword Management

  • Track Thousands of Keywords
  • Keyword Bank
  • Integration with Other Tools
  • Organized Analytics

BONUS: Listing Builder Gets Some Love

Are two brand new tools not enough for you? Yeah, us neither. In addition to adding Listing Analyzer and Keyword Manger into the Viral Launch platform, we’ve also made some updates to Listing Builder that we’re sure you’re going to love.

If you’re not up to speed on the aptly named Listing Builder, this tool helps you write a listing in a more streamlined and effortless manner. Import your full list of keywords and sort them by volume, priority or opportunity. Keywords are automatically crossed off your list as you use them, allowing you to easily see and keep track of what you’ve used and what you still need to include. Listing Builder tracks your used and total search volume and gives you an Optimization Score based on the quality of your listing’s SEO.

Already have a live listing? You can also enter your product’s ASIN to import your existing listing directly into Listing Builder and immediately see your Optimization Score.

Listing Builder now has a couple of news ways to get started writing a listing. As you can see below, you can enter a keyword, select recent or pinned keyword searches, and search through your bank of products all from a blank Listing Builder template.

NOTE: Choosing the “enter a keyword” option pulls up all related keywords so you can hop right in and start writing. You can still manually filter out any keywords you want by choosing the “trash can” icon within the keyword list.

Listing Builder is also seamlessly integrated within our two newest tools. Let’s say you’ve uploaded your current listing into Listing Analyzer and you realize you need to make some changes. All you have to do is choose “Edit in Listing Builder” and all of your data will be taken to Listing Builder so you can continue to make changes.

And in similar fashion, if you’re tracking your keywords within Keyword Manager, you’re able to immediately export that list into Listing Builder.

Try Out the Tools for Yourself

If you love data as much as we do, then these two new tools (well… two and a half new tools) are perfect for you. Ready to take them for a spin and dominate on Amazon? Head on over to the Viral Launch dashboard to check them out for free.

Listing Analyzer and Keyword Manager are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what’s coming next from Viral Launch. These are the first of several new game-changing tools set to be released in the near future. All of our new tools will help usher in the next phase of Viral Launch and give you great insights for selling on Amazon in general. You don’t want to miss what we’ve got planned!

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