Archive for September, 2010


Happy Monday!

I’m back! Since I received so much positive feedback I have decided to keep the updates coming though they might not be as frequent as they once were.

I’ll continue to highlight the events that I think are worth joining and include the others as a reference.

So without further ado…

Here is the list of JV giveaway events for September 20, 2010.

JV Giveaway Events

September 24 – Inner Circle Giveaway
Contributors: 106 Gifts: 100

*September 24 – Massive Guru Event
Contributors: 1632 Gifts: 238

September 30 – Newbies Gear Giveaway
Contributors: 175 Gifts: 118

October 1 – The Last Chance Giveaway
Contributors: 135 Gifts: 83

October 2 – Fall Fest Giveaway
Contributors: 90 Gifts: 74

October 15 – Traffic Breakout Giveaway
Contributors: 78 Gifts: 66


You can find a complete listing of upcoming giveaways on the events calendar at:

JV Giveaway Tactics


Where Are The JV Giveaway Updates?

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Hey Guys.

You may have noticed that it’s been about three weeks since I have posted a new JV giveaway update on my blog or via email.  I was hoping nobody would notice but a few people have called me out on it.

Here’s the deal…  it’s a pain to update that list every week!

Ok, so maybe i’m a wuss.  It just got to the point where I would be out with my friends on Sunday night and in the back of my mind I am thinking I need to get home and update the giveaway list.  Then I get home and i’m stuck compiling a list of events at two in the morning so I can send it out before I go to bed.

The fact is that there are usually 5 or 6 new giveaway events announced every week but there are usually only 1 or 2 per month worth promoting.  That’s not to say that the other events are not worth joining because they are free and they do still get me signups.  It’s just a lot of work to do every week without much of a reward.

I’m still updating the calendar inside my JV Giveaway Tactics website.  That’s easy enough to do.  I’m just not sure if it’s worth the time to do the weekly blog post and email updates.

For example I just updated the calendar tonight.  I added 7 new giveaway events.  Of those 7, only 1 is really worth mentioning.  That one is the Goodfellas JV Giveaway.  That site is run on the latest giveaway script, has a unique domain name, and has all custom graphics.  The other giveaways are all cookie-cutter designs that are hosted in folders with probably 20 other websites.

Seriously, if you can’t afford $10 for a domain name how much faith am I going to put in you to be able to run a successful giveaway?

So I want to hear what you guys think.  I plan on keeping the calendar updated inside the JV Giveaway Tactics website.  Would you prefer that I keep doing the emails and blog posts listing all the current giveaways?  Or would you prefer just the occasionally announcement about new giveaways worth joining?

Lemme know!

JV Giveaway Tactics


The Best Safelists for September 2010

Author: Jerry Iannucci

What?  September already?

Somehow we managed to survive the blistering summer heat here in the midwest.  If you believe in the summer slow down then now is the time to start promoting again because the busy season is about to begin.

So what’s new in safelists?  Not a whole lot.

I did join Quality Safelist which is the new safelist from Michael Coursey that launched about 2 months ago.  The results have been decent but i’m not blown away.  There’s only about 2,200 members right now though so hopefully it will continue to improve as the membership grows.  Mike has been in this business for a long time though so you can bet Quality Safelist will be around for awhile.

I am being told that there is a new viral list builder getting ready to launch tomorrow.  I can’t say anything else about it right now.  You’ll just have to check back here tomorrow after it launches.

Ok, let’s get to the stats!

These stats were obtained by promoting my rotating splash pages for Safelist Marketing Tactics on all of the top credit safelists and viral list builders.  I had been promoting the same two splash pages for awhile but I just added a 3rd new splash page about a week ago.  I’m not sure if the new page is converting as well as the others but overall the results this month have been pretty good.

Total Clicks Unique Clicks Action Sales CTA CTS
List Joe 1,855 1,314 60 17 4.57% 1.29%
State of Art Mailer 4,239 2,109 122 16 5.87% 0.76%
AdTactics 2,897 1,029 81 11 7.87% 1.07%
Adsolutionline 2,392 915 40 9 4.37% 0.98%
List Auction 1,180 626 32 9 5.11% 1.44%
List Zillion 1,386 735 42 8 5.71% 1.09%
Elite Safelist 2,190 993 36 8 3.63% 0.81%
List Effects 973 611 30 6 4.91% 0.98%
Quality Safelist 525 379 27 6 7.12% 1.58%

“Clicks” is how many people viewed my splash page.  “Action” is how many people clicked the link on my splash page to go to the main site.  “Sales” is how many people joined my site.  CTA and CTS are “clicks to action” and “clicks to sale”.  I ranked these safelists by sales but it is also important to look at the other numbers to determine how responsive each safelist really is.

Looking at the stats.. List Joe is back on top!  Even though State of the Art Mailing System brought me a lot more traffic I think List Joe got a nice little bump this month because they have been offering random credit multipliers for every email read.  I’ve been earning as much as 50 credits per email which is pretty nuts but worth taking advantage of while it lasts.

As you can see Quality Safelist just managed to creep it’s way onto the list.  While it didn’t generate a lot of new sign-ups from me you can see by the numbers that even though the membership base at Quality Safelist is still relatively low they are definitely some active members there.

That’s about it for this update.  Keep your eyes peeled tomorrow for the new viral list builder that is getting ready to launch!

And of course, don’t forget that the stats above are my only personal stats.  Your results may vary.  The important thing to remember is that you will never know how good your ads or advertising sources are unless you track your ads!  You can get your own free link tracker from from TE Toolbox.

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