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Jul

The Best Safelists for July 2020

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Happy July everybody!

Unfortunately I have no stats to share this month.

Boo!

While doing some traveling with the family last month the link tracking service that I had been using for several years went down without any warning or explanation.  Up until a few years ago it had been a great service but recently it has felt like it’s been running on autopilot with nobody behind the wheel.  That’s why I haven’t recommended it for so long.  I probably should have stopped using it a long time ago but it was easier to just keep doing what I was doing and not worry about it.  Lesson learned.

The good news is that I have managed to get 95% of my links back up and running with a new tracking service and traffic is back to flowing full throttle to all of my sites again.

I also feel very confident about now being able to recommend HitsConnect as the premiere link tracking service for anyone in our industry.

If you aren’t aware HitsConnect is created by the same guys who wrote the LFM script that most safelists and traffic exchanges run on.  It’s designed specifically for Internet marketers who do the kind of things we do and has all the bells and whistles anybody could ever need.

If you are not tracking the links in your safelist ads you are missing out on a huge piece of the puzzle.  Knowing which links convert best and where allows you to focus your advertising on what works and avoid the things that waste your time and money.

Click the banner below to explore HitsConnect for free.  When you are ready to upgrade I recommend grabbing the yearly deal which will save you a ton of money on your membership.

 The Best Safelists for July 2020

I just got my safelist ads back up and running again yesterday with HitsConnect so hopefully next month I will have some new stats to share with you in a brand new format.  Until then, keep up the good work!

 

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Jun

The Best Safelists for June 2020

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome to June!

I know things are still crazy in the offline world but for anyone working online right now things are starting to look really good.  I haven’t crunched all of my numbers yet from last month but I will tell you that Mister Safelist paid out more money in commissions to it’s affiliates for May than it ever has before.  This is a great time to be working online and safelists are hotter than they have been in years.  If you are still not taking advantage of safelist advertising for your business now is the time to start.

Speaking of taking advantage of safelists… Did you know that Janet Legere launched a new safelist last month?  It’s called Stay at Home Mailer and it is well worth your trouble to try it out.  In case you don’t know Janet she is a bit of a legend in Internet marketing with over 16 years of experience in helping other people start at home businesses.  Her new mailer should prove to be an excellent way to tap into that pool of prospects to help build your own business.  Stay at Home Mailer is free to join but do consider one of the upgrade offers to take advantage of everything Janet has to offer.  Click the banner below to join.

 The Best Safelists for June 2020

I would also like to shine a spotlight this month on Rob Gehring who runs TrafficLeads2IncomeVM.  Not content to just run a great mailer last week Rob launched his brand new MSF500 (Massive Success Funnel) upgrade package on his site.  Not only does this package include a top level upgrade at TrafficLeads2IncomeVM but it also gets you access to his unique funnel system along with one-on-one coaching with Rob himself.  I know Rob is one of the hardest working guys in the business so if you are still struggling to find ways to make ends meet check out Rob’s MSF500 system.  You can access it as a member of TrafficLeads2IncomeVM which you can join through the banner below.

 The Best Safelists for June 2020

Ok, let’s move on to my safelist stats from last month.

Every day (or as often as I can) I submit my ads to 40+ safelists using as many credits as I can to reach as many members as I can.  I am currently promoting a lead capture page that I use to build my email list.  I do have upgraded memberships at many of these sites and still spend a lot of time reading emails to earn credits.  I don’t belong to every safelist out there but do occasionally replace inactive safelists with newer ones.  The stats below were achieved using only the credit mailers on the safelists and do not include sign-ups from banner ads or login ads.  The “signups” represent the number of people who have filled out the opt-in form on my page and verified their email address.  My own Mister Safelist does not appear on this list (I test other things there) but if it were it would probably be near the top ;)

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
Viral URL 191 78.00% 5 2.62%
State of the Art Mailer 2613 64.00% 4 0.15%
List Mailer Plus 1197 48.00% 3 0.25%
European Safelist 5228 56.00% 2 0.04%
List Nerds 835 52.00% 2 0.24%

Total May Sign-ups: 30

A bit of a drop from last month.  I haven’t changed my ads at all in the last 2 months so it isn’t too surprising.  I haven’t decided yet if I am going to leave things the way they are or promote something else this month.  Either way I think it is important to remind you that you should be changing your ads as often as possible to keep things fresh.  I think we have seen from the last few months that even using fresh subjects for your emails can help improve conversions of ads you’ve been running for awhile.

As always please keep in mind that the numbers you see above are the result of my own marketing efforts.  What you promote and how you promote it will most likely make your results different from my own.  The only way to tell what sites work best for you is to track your own results.  Good luck!

 

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May

The Best Safelists for May 2020

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome back!

Not much news to report this month so we’ll just right into the stats.

In case you are new here this is how it works.  I regularly submit my ads to about 40 different safelists and viral list mailers.  I am currently promoting a lead capture page that I am using to build my list.  The “Sign Ups” that you see below reflect how many people have chosen to opt-in to my list and verified their email address.  I do have upgraded memberships at a lot of these mailer which may allow to me to send my ads more often but I do still spend a lot of time reading emails to earn enough credits to send my ads.  I don’t use every mailer out there but I do often cycle out less responsive lists to try new ones.  Your results may vary.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
European Safelist 6197 54.00% 9 0.15%
Viral URL 306 73.00% 7 2.29%
List Nerds 738 61.00% 6 0.81%
Leads N Profits 993 48.00% 3 0.30%
List Adventure 1803 35.00% 2 0.11%
Adchiever 539 60.00% 2 0.37%
The Lead Magnet 301 53.00% 2 0.66%

Total April Sign-ups: 42

Ok, check this out.  I have been promoting the same lead capture page for a few months now.  In February I only had 24 sign-ups which was down from the previous month.  I attributed this to my ad starting to get stale.  In March I kept the same landing page but I changed my email ad and my sign-ups increased to 34.  Not bad.  Last month I kept the same landing page and the same email ad but starting rotating 3 different email subjects on all the safelists I use.  Once again my sign-ups increased to the 42 you see above.

I think it goes without saying that keeping your safelist ads fresh is one of the best things you can do to increase the response to your ads.  Even something as simple as regularly changing the subjects of the emails you send out can have a big impact on your results.

That’s all for now.  Don’t forget that these stats are the results of my own marketing efforts and are only provided to show what sites are currently working best for me and my ads.  What works best for you might be something entirely different.  The only way to know what will work best for you is to test and track your own ads.  Good luck!

 

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Apr

The Best Safelists for April 2020

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome to April.

Boy, a lot sure can happen in a month.  With the Coronavirus bearing down hard on the whole world I hope everyone reading this is staying home and staying safe.

It probably goes without saying that the long-term effects of this virus on the global economy are going to be bigger than anyone ever imagined.  What this means for our business is still hard to say.  I think as more people get laid off from their jobs and others just choose to work from home we are going to see a massive influx of people looking for ways to make money online.  It’s not going to happen over night but I think by the end of the summer we will start seeing a lot more people coming into our marketplace.

In short, now is definitely the time to start getting our businesses ready for all of the new people who are going to be looking for ways to make money working from home.

Now let’s get to the safelists.  No major launches last month to report but I have some interesting stats for you below.

The stats below are the top results from my marketing efforts in March.  I currently use 40-50 different mailers every day (or as often as I can) and I am currently promoting a simple lead capture page that I am using to build my list. The “Signups” below show how many people have subscribed to my list and verified their email address.  I do have an upgraded membership at most of the mailers I use which often allows me to send my ads more often to more members.  However, I do spend a lot of time every month reading emails to earn enough credits to send my ads.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
European Safelist 5874 52.00% 7 0.12%
Traffic Leads 2 Income 2062 29.00% 4 0.19%
Viral URL 122 77.00% 4 3.28%
List Nerds 713 67.00% 2 0.28%
The Lead Magnet 279 56.00% 2 0.72%

Total March Sign-ups: 34

Last month I mentioned that my ad was probably getting a little stale as I had been running it for several months and my stats kept going down.  Rather than start from scratch I wanted to see how much of an effect my safelist email would have on getting new sign-ups.  So, I kept the same landing page but wrote a new email with a new subject.  With just this one change I went from 24 sign-ups in February to 34 sign-ups in March.  That’s a pretty big boost considering my landing page stayed exactly the same.  For April I am going to take it a step further and try rotating different subject lines at each safelist to see if the variety attracts more attention.

Will it work?  Check back next month to find out!

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Mar

The Best Safelists for March 2020

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Happy March!

Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

February was a rather slow month for me but we did have one brand new mailer lunch that has been getting a lot of attention.  That is “Results Mailer” from Greg Hickman.  What makes Results Mailer unique is that there are no upgrades to buy!  All members use the site completely free which puts everyone on equal footing.

I was skeptical of this model at first but I am still seeing Results Mailer being promoted everywhere and my CTR for emails there have been close to 10%.  I’m curious to see how this will work out long-term but for now I think Results Mailer is worth joining.

 The Best Safelists for March 2020

Below you will find my personal safelist marketing stats from February 2020.  I regularly submit my ads to about 40 different safelists and viral list mailers.  I am currently promoting a lead capture page that I use to build my email list.  The “Sign Ups” below reflect how many people have subscribed to my list through my advertised link and verified their email address.  I do have upgraded memberships at a lot of these sites which allow to me to send my ads more often but I do still spend a lot of time reading emails to earn enough credits to send my ads.  I don’t use every mailer out there but I do often cycle out less responsive lists to try new ones.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
State of the Art Mailer 2751 60.00% 4 0.15%
Viral URL 209 74.00% 3 1.44%
Traffic Leads 2 Income 2099 27.00% 3 0.14%
Leads N Profits 960 48.00% 2 0.21%
Trend Mails 2206 32.00% 2 0.09%

Total February Sign-ups: 24

Not a very good month for me at all.  In fact I received half as many sign-ups as January.  I believe the reason for this is because I have been using the exact same ad two months in a row and it is simply getting stale.  This month I am going to continue running the same capture page but change up my list subjects and emails to see if that helps.  If not I will switch to something completely new for April.

Remember, keep those ads fresh!

 

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Feb

The Best Safelists for February 2020

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome to February!

I’ve got a couple of new launches to announce and a whole bunch of stats to share with you so let’s get started…

First up is probably the biggest surprise I have seen in awhile as it is more of an unexpected re-launch.  That’s right.  Like a phoenix with thick glasses rising from the ashes comes List Nerds!  This was a hot site a few years ago but died off when TimTech went under.  It’s back now under the Click, Track Profit banner with a new design and some cool new features.  Check out the new auto send feature that let’s you schedule 7 weekly emails to be automatically sent for you every day of the week.  Join List Nerds Here!

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Next is World Traffic Mailer which is so new I haven’t even tried it yet.  I just joined it an hour ago because I have been seeing Steve Ayling promoting it everywhere.  Steve is an owner that I know, like, and trust so this was an easy sell for me.  World Traffic Mailer features a unique “Referral Build’em” module which will automatically promote your referral link when you click at least 25 emails.  Who doesn’t want free referrals?  This one is for sure worth checking out.

 The Best Safelists for February 2020

That’s all for the new launches, now let’s move on to the stats…

As usual the stats below came from the 40 or so safelists and viral list mailers that I use almost every day to promote my sites.  For the month of January I switched back to promoting a unique squeeze page that I had been promoting a few months ago which was starting to go stale.  I wanted to see if taking a few months off would help to revive it.  The “Signups” listed below are the number of people who subscribed to my mailing list through the page I am promoting and verified their email address.  While there are many other safelists out there these are the ones I use.  These stats show only the number of new members received by using the “credit mailer” and do not include and banner or login ads.  I also like to point out that I am upgraded at most of these sites and spend a lot of time reading emails to earn enough credits to send my ads.  My own Mister Safelist does not appear on this list but it should always be assumed that Mister Safelist is awesome.

European Safelist 5422 53.00% 6 0.11%
State of the Art Mailer 2522 61.00% 5 0.16%
Adchiever 464 59.00% 4 0.86%
Viral URL 137 80.00% 4 2.92%
TezzerMail 804 51.00% 3 0.37%
Leads N Profits 1057 55.00% 3 0.28%
Banner Blitz Mailer 880 45.00% 2 0.23%
List Nerds 334 54.00% 2 0.60%

Total January Sign-ups: 46

As usual European Safelist tops the list of the most effective mailers I use.  If you haven’t joined this one yet I don’t know what you are waiting for.

Don’t forget that the stats above are provided only to show which mailers are currently working best for me at this time.  What works best for you might be something entirely different.  The only way to know what sites work best for you is to track your own ads.

 

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Jan

The Best Safelists for January 2020

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Happy New Year!

Well, we made it to 2020.  It’s safe to say that the last decade was quite spectacular in regards to safelist marketing.  We saw lots of new innovations in the way mailers have let us advertise our sites.  Some great launches and more than a few set backs too.  As we go forward I continue to be most optimistic about the potential for this industry and all of the good things yet to come from it.

Now let’s get to some stats…

I took a bit of a step backwards last month.  I had been advertising a new lead capture page in safelists that was converting quite well at first but began slowing down after it’s second month.  I decided to give the page the month of December off and go back to promoting splash pages for my own Mister Safelist.  Splash pages almost never convert as well as a good lead capture page so naturally there was a drop in sign-ups compared to previous months.  I am going to go back to promoting the lead capture page again this month and see if the stats have improved over last time since hopefully it will appear fresh to new members and those who haven’t seen it.

During the month of December I used my daily safelist mailings to promote splash pages for Mister Safelist.  My stats are generated from using only the credit mailers and do not include login ads or banners ads or anything like that.  I am upgraded at most of these sites and do spend time every day reading emails to earn credits.  I currently submit to 40-50 different safelists.  I don’t use every safelist out there and I am constantly updating that list based on my advertising results.  I do not include my own Mister Safelist here as I prefer to let other reviewers take care of that.  I provide these stats only to show what is currently working best for me.  Your results may vary.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
State of the Art Mailer 2682 59.00% 5 0.19%
European Safelist 5903 52.00% 3 0.05%
Viral URL 135 69.00% 3 2.22%
Bweeble 1618 46.00% 3 0.19%
Trend Mails 2137 30.00% 3 0.14%
Responsive Mail Marketing 690 47.00% 2 0.29%

Total December Sign-ups: 32

That’s all for now.  Please note that the stats above are provided only to show what is working best for me.  What works best for you might be something entirely different.  The only way to know what sites work best for you is to track your own ads.

 

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Dec

The Best Safelists for December 2019

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Happy December and Happy Monday!

I’m going to keep it quick this month as I am still trying to get caught up from a long holiday weekend.

Every month I share the stats I obtained from my previous month of safelist advertising.  I use safelists almost every day throughout the month to send email ads promoting various pages I am promoting.

Last month I used all of my traffic to promote a lead capture page giving away a free ebook called “No More 9-5“.  The stats below reflect the number of people who saw my page and subscribed to my list.  I used about 40 different safelists throughout the month to send my ads.  While I do have upgraded memberships at most of the safelists I use I still spend a lot of time clicking credit links to send my ads to more people.  These stats were obtained using only the standard credit mailer and do not include banner ads, login ads, etc.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
European Safelist 5627 52.00% 9 0.16%
Leads N Profits 1387 50.00% 7 0.50%
State of the Art Mailer 2351 60.00% 3 0.09%
Viral URL 142 80.00% 3 1.41%
Traffic Bonus 1083 45.00% 2 0.18%
Bweeble 1791 44.00% 2 0.11%
Trend Mails 2109 34.00% 2 0.09%
TezzerMail 803 48.00% 2 0.25%

Total November Sign-ups: 39

Big drop from last month.  I think a lot of that is caused by promoting the same page two months in a row.  It pays to keep things fresh so I am going to back to promoting Mister Safelist for the rest of this month.  I’ll pull this ad back out in January and see if taking a month off will make it appear new again.

Thank you for checking out my blog.  If you have any questions or just like what you see here please leave a comment below.

 

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Nov

The Best Safelists for November 2019

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Happy November!

So another month is in the books.  I just want to thank everyone for being an active reader here and for being an active member of the safelist community.  I’ve got lots of stuff to report this month including a bunch of a new mailer launches and a big change to what I have been promoting.  Let’s get to it…

A few big launches to report this month.  The first, and probably the biggest, is from long time owner Greg Hickman who last week launched Banner Blitz Mailer.  BBM offers a unique feature that rewards active members with lots of free banner advertisements.  Because of Greg’s history in the mailer industry his new site is currently getting a lot of attention from a lot other owners.  After a week the current membership sits at 528 members.

 The Best Safelists for November 2019

Next up is a new program from Pro Trend Marketing called Synergy Mails.   The owners of this one decided to skip usually JV marketing blitz and let the members build the site themselves.  That means the site is growing a little slower than normal but I love the nice clean design and Pro Trend Marketing’s other sites have always worked great for me.  After 3 weeks the current membership is at 371 members.

 The Best Safelists for November 2019

 Last but not least is a new mailer from owners Elizabeta Kuzevska and Albie Derbyshire called AE Mailer.  This one also launched about 3 weeks ago but it is growing fast.  It offers instant commissions and is currently at 714 members.  If you are looking for something different this is definitely one to check out.

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 That’s it for the new launches.  Now, let’s get to my monthly stats…

I felt like my ads were starting to get a little stale so I decided to mix things up a bit last month.  I basically started from scratch with a new list, a new offer, a new squeeze page, and a new email ad.  The results definitely paid off and I think proved that while there are still a lot of new people joining safelists every month it’s still a good idea to keep your ads fresh if you want to keep attracting new people.  I am thinking I will do another blog post later this month detailing how I created this new list but for now let’s just focus on the stats.

As usual I promote my ads to about 40 different safelists every month.  I do have a lot of upgraded memberships but I still spend a lot of time clicking every day to try and send my ads to as many people as possible as often as possible.  If you want to see a sample of the page I am currently promoting in safelists you can click here. The “Sign Ups” below reflect how many people have confirmed their email address after opting in to my list.  The sign-ups only come from email ads and do not include banners or login ads.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
European Safelist 5561 51.00% 9 0.16%
List Avail 1171 41.00% 6 0.51%
Mister Safelist 1563 40.00% 5 0.26%
State of the Art Mailer 2291 60.00% 4 0.17%
Bweeble 1784 49.00% 4 0.22%
Traffic Bonus 795 54.00% 4 0.50%
Harmony Mails 1693 40.00% 3 0.18%
List Mailer Plus 1157 38.00% 3 0.26%
Trend Mails 2154 38.00% 3 0.14%
Responsive Mail Marketing 798 50.00% 3 0.38%

Total October Sign-ups: 63

That’s all for now.  Check back in a few weeks and hopefully I will have some detailed info for you about exactly how I achieved these stats.  Until then don’t forget that the stats I share here on this page are only provided to show what mailers are currently working best for me.  What works best for you and your ads might be something entirely different.  The only way to know for sure is to track your owns ads!

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Oct

The Best Safelists for October 2019

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Here we go again!

I was hoping things would pick up at the end of the summer. While I haven’t crunched all of the numbers yet it sure looks like things have. Conversions are up as well as activity around all of my websites. I hope everyone is keeping busy and taking advantage of this like I am.

No major news to report in the industry. Personally I have been working on setting up a new email list which I started promoting today. It should be interesting to see how promoting something new will affect my stats for next month. As far as this month goes there has been some pretty big shifts in the top sites so let’s get right to it.

The stats you see below are gathered from the 30-40 different safelists and mailers that I use to promote my ads every month. I am currently promoting a few rotating lead capture pages for my book Safelist Marketing Tactics. While I do have upgraded memberships at many of these safelists I also spend a lot of time every month reading ads to earn enough credits to send my own emails as often as possible. The stats below were acquired using only the credit mailers on the safelists and do not include sign-ups from banner ads or login ads. The “sign-ups” represent the number of people who have subscribed to my list and verified their email address. These stats are provided only to show what is currently working best for me and my ads. Your results my vary.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
Leads N Profits 2122 52.00% 11 0.52%
TezzerMail 769 47.00% 6 0.78%
List Avail 1423 38.00% 4 0.28%
European Safelist 6222 50.00% 3 0.05%
Bweeble 2158 45.00% 3 0.14%
Harmony Mails 2041 38.00% 3 0.15%
Viral URL 98 85.00% 3 3.06%
Trend Mails 2432 37.00% 3 0.12%

Total September Sign-ups: 57

The best month I have had all year.  I started promoting a new ad today.  Will that result in better or worse stats next month?  Check back in November to find out!