Archive for May, 2020


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!