Archive for April, 2011


Now that Easter is over things have finally quieted down a bit in the giveaway world.

The biggest event happening right now is the new program from Guido Nussbaum called “Traffic Gifts“.

Traffic Gifts is not your typical giveaway event.  It’s more of a mix between a giveaway event and a free traffic exchange.  While most events require you to sponsor other members to earn your rank with Traffic Gifts you can “surf” your way to the top.

It’s pretty cool.

If you haven’t tried it yet please click here to check it out:

As for the normal giveaway events…

Here is the complete list of upcoming JV giveaway events that are currently seeking contributors for: April 27, 2011.

JV Giveaway Events

May 1 – Shop4Bizness Giveaway
Contributors: 92  Gifts: 73

May 17 – Giveaway Elite
Contributors: 55  Gifts: 54

May 17 – Memorial Day Giveaway 2011
Contributors: 90  Gifts: 65


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

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AdKreator Now More Affordable

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Happy Saturday!

I have a new launch for you today…

Just kidding!

There have been more than enough new launches lately.  I think we could all use a little bit of a break, right?

Today I want to talk about an older tool which you may or may not have tried in the past.

Do you design your own splash pages?

What about squeeze pages?

If you are advertising on incentive based sites like safelists and traffic exchanges it is imperative that you are using short, fast loading pages that grabs your reader’s attention and help you stick out like a sore thumb.

You can design your pages from scratch or hire a graphic designer to make them for you…

.. or you can use AdKreator!

AdKreator rocks!

It is simply the easiest tool I have ever used that allows me to quickly and easily create my own splash/squeeze pages that get me noticed.

The only real problem I have had with recommending AdKreator in the past has been the high price tag of $197 for a lifetime membership or $19.95 a month.

If you regularly hire graphic designers that price is a steal… but not so much for the average marketer.

Now AdKreator is more affordable!

For only $7.77/month you can now get a Platinum membership that allows you to create and host up to 10 pages!

You can even try it for free!

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I Could Have Durfed All Night

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Hello and happy Saturday!

This past week I recorded my first durfing video.

What is durfing?

I guess I should back up a little.

There is this certain traffic exchange that I spend a lot of time at called Sweeva.  One of the things that makes Sweeva unique is that all members view the same page at the same time.

Every so often the guys at TimTech will throw a “Sweeva surfing party” where we all get online at the same time to look at and critique each other’s sites.  It’s a great way to get honest opinions about what works and what doesn’t work in a traffic exchange environment.

So a few weeks ago John Gunazon decided to take advantage of the increased surf activity at Sweeva and post a video of himself dancing and surfing at the same time.  Thus “durfing” was born.

You can read John’s blog post and watch his video here:

This was quickly followed up with a durfing video from Lynne Sherman:

Pretty silly, right?

But that’s exactly the point!

Traffic exchanges are a great way to quickly and easily get your pages seen by a very large audience…  but they can also be extremely boring!  How many times can you look at the same generic affiliate pages promoting the same generic business opportunities before you completely tune out and stop paying attention?

Good luck ignoring John and Lynne’s durfing videos.

John’s video was completely different from anything else out there.  It sticks out like a sore thumb which is exactly what you need to do if you want your pages to get noticed.

I decided to put this idea to the test and record my own durfing video.

Are you ready?

What has been seen cannot be unseen.  lol.

I linked the video to a squeeze page promoting my blog (you can see the squeeze page here) and spent about 2000 credits to have my site shown all day Thursday on Sweeva.  If I were buying credits that would have cost me about $7.00.

The result.. 8 new blog subscribers.  Not huge but I know there are already a lot of Sweeva members who are subscribed to my blog.

What did blow me away was the response the video received.

You can view some of the comments here:

Generic affiliate pages rarely get many comment but people were practically falling over themselves to leave comments on my page. I also received over a dozen tweets from members and mentions on multiple blogs.

The point is that I got noticed.  The next time someone sees one of my pages they are going to say “hey, there’s that durfing guy!” and hopefully pay attention to what I am promoting.

And it’s so easy to do!

I spent about 15 minutes setting up lights and recording the video on my flipcam and I spent another 20 minutes making the squeeze page in AdKreator.  I did spend about 30 minutes inside Sony Vegas adding the text and tweaking the music levels but that was just me being a perfectionist.

The point is anybody can do this.

You don’t need to make a durfing video, just do something different.  Post your video upside down or record a very serious promo video while wearing last year’s Halloween costume.  Yes, it’s silly but it works.

Internet marketing doesn’t have to be boring.  Have fun and enjoy what you’re doing.  The results are sure to follow.


Here is the latest list of upcoming JV giveaway events that are currently seeking contributors for: April 3, 2011.

The #1 pick is still Guido Nussbaum’s “Easter JV Giveaway 2011“.  If you are not a member yet you have until Tuesday to submit your squeeze page before the big launch.

You can join by clicking the link below.

JV Giveaway Events

*April 5 – Easter JV Giveaway 2011
Contributors: 1590   Gifts: 83

April 8 – Red Devil Giveaway
Contributors: 217   Gifts: 172

April 11 – Realtime Listbuilder Giveaway
Contributors: 370   Gifts: 77

April 13 – Spring IM Giveaway
Contributors: 147   Gifts: 115

* Recommended

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

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The Best Safelists for April 2011

Author: Jerry Iannucci

I have come to the conclusion that safelists and viral list builders don’t work so this will be my final update.

Wait for it…

April Fools!

Ok, that was weak.  We all know safelists and viral list builders rock.  I will keep posting my stats every month until they stop rocking which I suspect won’t be for a very long time.

Did you hear that Viral Mail Profits had a relaunch last month?  That’s no joke!  In my opinion Viral Mail Profits is the best tool to manage all of your safelist and viral list builder mailings from one location.  They have now added their own mailer to allow you to send your ads to other Viral Mail Profits members.  I don’t have any stats to share this month but the results have been very good so far.

The latest viral list builder just launched a few days ago from Michael Coursey.  I’m talking about My Viral List Profits.  This one is so new I haven’t even had a chance to test it out yet.  I do have a special promo code that you can use if you want to test it out for yourself.  This is an exclusive promo code so don’t go sharing it with everybody you know (ok, you can share it with a few people).  Use promo code “safelistexclusivecode” to get 1000 credits, 1000 banner impressions, and 1000 text ads.  It’s only good for the first 100 people who use it so don’t wait too long to use it.  Enjoy!

Ok, let’s get to the stats…

Last month I picked up a total of 191 subscribers just from advertising my squeeze pages on safelists and viral list builders.

Keep in mind that I have upgraded memberships at most of the safelists and viral list builders which often allows me to send more ads more often.  So your results with some of these sites may vary.

Hits Unique Subscribers Ratio
Viral URL 60 92% 32 53.33%
The Lead Magnet 1,272 70% 16 1.26%
Quick List Profits 694 68% 14 2.02%
State of the Art Mailer 3,996 76% 13 0.33%
Instant Profit List 560 65% 13 2.32%
Power Profit List
538 65% 12 2.23%
Ultimate Profit List
445 73% 11 2.47%
Adchiever 1,372 74% 10 0.73%
List Joe
1,695 69% 9 0.53%
AdsolutionLine 2,945 43% 8 0.27%

For years people have been telling me to try Viral URL but I resisted because it’s not credit based and I don’t care about link cloaking and viral ad bars.  But their “Gold” membership allows me to email 3,000 random members every 3 days.  That doesn’t sound like much but the results speak for themselves.  I think I will be sticking with Viral URL for awhile.

As far as the credit based sites, I am sure Stefan Berg will be happy to see that The Lead Magnet is on top once again.  Way to go Stefan!

As a matter of fact, almost all of the new viral list builder sites have been kicking butt lately.  It’s nice to see something new taking place in the industry that is actually working.  If you are not a member of any of the new viral list builders listed above do give them a try.  They are very simple to use and the results have been great.

That’s going to do it for this update.  Keep in mind that all the stats that you see above are a result of my own advertising efforts with my own ads.  Your results may vary but you’ll never know it unless you are tracking your ads!  You can get a free link tracker that will show you which ad sites work best for you from TE Toolbox.

The Best Safelists for April 2011
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