Archive for January, 2021

8
Jan

The Top 10 Safelists for 2021

Author: Jerry Iannucci

I have been actively involved in safelist marketing since 2007 and have been sharing my monthly stats here since 2008.  Below is a list of what I consider to be the best safelists for 2021.

This is my first time doing a yearly top 10 list.  What I did was I went back through all of my stats from 2020 and compiled all of the data from all of my ad campaigns and ranked them by the total number of conversions I received from them over the year.
 
These stats came from a combination of lead capture pages that I used to build my list as well as splash pages that I used to promote my own safelist.  Some of the campaigns were good.  Some were not.  I just lumped everything together here to hopefully give a fair example of what the average user could expect.
 
While all of the safelists below do offer free memberships I often try to buy upgrades when I can afford them.  I also do spend some time most days reading ads from other members so that i can earn enough credits to send my ads to the maximum number of people as often as possible.
 
Here we go!
 
Mister Safelist is my baby.  I have owned and operated it since 2011.  It’s a bit of a cheat putting it at the top of this list but since I don’t test it the way I do other safelists there is no way for me to know exactly where it would rank.  I do promote it constantly to bring in new members and while activity remains high I am always looking for new ways to make it better.  After you join all of the sites below I would love to have you join and tell me what you think.
 
 

#1 – European Safelist – Hits: 79,628  Sign-ups: 76

European Safelist continues it’s reign at the top of the online safelist charts.   Launched in 2007 with over 16,000 members if you’re looking to get your ads seen fast this is one of the best places to do it.  Upgraded memberships are super cheap and well worth the cost for the ability to send your ads every day.  Highly recommended!

 

#2 – State Of The Art Mailer – Hits: 32,853  Sign-ups: 47
Email Marketing Evolved!

State Of The Art Mailer uses a unique “button escalation” system that allows you to increase the number of members you can mail by looking at ads.  Free members can reach 500 members every 7 days but can increase that to 3,000 members with their credits.  Upgrades allow you to jump up to higher button levels and email every 3 days.  The top level button upgrades aren’t cheap but even the low levels work great for the number of mails you can send.  This is just a fantastic site that never fails to impress me with how active it’s members are.  Highly recommended!

 

#3 – ViralURL – Hits: 1,610  Sign-ups: 34

ViralURL specializes in offering advanced shortening, cloaking, and link tracking services.  I don’t really care about any of those things.  All I know is that the “Random Mailer”offered here consistently gives me the highest percentage of sign-ups per emails sent.  Give this one a try and I think you will be just as impressed as I continue to be.

 

#4 – Leads N Profits – Hits: 10,168  Sign-ups: 30

Leads N Profits had a big launch towards the end of 2019 and it’s momentum carried it well into 2020.  It doesn’t seem to be getting as much attention lately though so I suspect we won’t see this on next year’s list.  However, even at the start of 2021 my emails are still out performing most of the other lists I use.  Try and it and see for yourself.

 

#5 – Trend Mails – Hits: 26,655  Sign-ups: 24

Trend Mails is one of the newer safelists on this list and one that I think will be around for a long time.  Being a product of the Trend Legacy Group gives this mailer a reach you won’t find in other safelists.

 

#6 – Traffic Leads 2 Income VM – Hits: 15,518  Sign-ups: 19

Traffic Leads 2 Income Viral Mailer has the longest title of any safelist on this list.  It also has one of the most passionate owners working tirelessly behind the scenes to help keep activity high.  I like it a lot and I have no problem recommending it to anyone looking for good quality traffic for their ads.

 

#7 – List Adventure – Hits: 19,924  Sign-ups: 18

List Adventure is one of the oldest safelists on this list.  It’s fun to scroll back to 2013 in the mailing history and see how much traffic my ads generated.  While not as active as it was 8 years ago there are still more active members here than most of the newer lists I use.  Well worth joining if you’re not already a member.

 

#8 – List Avail – Hits: 13,600 Sign-ups: 18
Join ListAvail.com

List Avail features “bonus views” for upgraded members that show your ads to other members after they use the mailer.  This boosts your CTR% and keeps your ads in front of the most active members.  This is a quality safelist from top to bottom.

 

#9 – TezzerMail – Hits: 9,211 Sign-ups: 16

TezzerMail not only has the distinction of being operated by the team who designed the LFMVM mailer script that most modern safelists run on today but their many years of experience in the traffic exchange industry is what makes this one of the best safelists around today. I feel like I have only scratched the surface of what is available here so expect to see this one rise for me over the new year.

 

#10 – List Nerds – Hits: 5,377 Sign-ups: 16

List Nerds was relaunched in 2020 as part of the Click, Track, Profit network of sites. Thanks to this addition the site has been infused with new life that has resulted in increased activity and higher response rates. Keep an eye on this one and watch it continue to grow into 2021.

 

And that’s my list!  Please note that I don’t use every safelist out there and there are probably some great ones that’s I’ve never heard of.  Feel free to leave any recommendations in the comments and let me know what you think of my list.  I’d love to hear from you!

 

1
Jan

The Best Safelists for January 2021

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome to 2021.

We made it!

It’s safe to say that 2020 was a tough year for a lot of people around the world. There is still no way to know what the long term effects of the corona virus will have on our industry. From my own perspective it does appear that a lot more people are seeking opportunities to work from home or at least looking for a secondary source of income to help in times of need.

I haven’t had a chance yet to look back on my yearly safelist stats for 2020 but I would say that depending on what I was promoting I have received some fantastic results from advertising on safelists. I feel like I am still just scratching the surface of the potential safelist advertising offers. Anyone with the time and skills to create attractive advertisements has a great opportunity to clean up in 2021.

On to my stats…

So last month I was forced to switch things up a bit because the ads I had been promoting started going stale. I haven’t had the time to create any new ads lately so I recycled my “9-5” squeeze page that I had been promoting earlier in the year. It turns out just swapping your ads out every few months is enough to really boost your conversions. I went from almost no sign-ups in November (a measly 12) to the stats you see below.

Just to get the basic disclaimers out of the way, the stats below came from the 40 or so safelists that I use almost every day to promote my sites.  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 am currently using.  These stats show only the number of new members received by using the “credit mailer” and do not include any 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.

NameHitsUniqueSignupsRatio
European Safelist472668.00%90.15%
Website Traffic Rewards183273.00%50.27%
State of the Art Mailer192262.00%40.21%
Trend Mails153331.00%40.26%
Leads N Profits63854.00%40.63%
Traffic Leads 2 Income104241.00%30.29%
List Adventure128747.00%30.23%
Viral URL10580.00%32.86%

Total December 2020 Sign-ups: 55

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 using a service like HitsConnect.