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Jun

The Best Safelists for June 2013

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Hello June!

It feels like safelists and mailers have been getting a lot more attention recently.  Even compared to just a year ago.  It seems that more and more people are finding out what a powerful advertising medium they can be and I couldn’t be happier.

Last month saw the release of another new viral list builder called List Viral.  It was launched by Matt Baker with a little help from the guys at TimTech.  If you are a member of List Nerds you will notice the similiarities right away.  The design is simple and proves that you don’t need to have a million complicated options to get good results from a mailer.

The other big launch was the new social networking site from Darren Olander and Matt Koskho called Marketing Checkpoint.  This one is a little more than your typical mailer.  It’s a full fledged social networking site.  Sorta like Facebook for Internet marketers.  Members can earn “activity points” by being active within the community and those points can then be used to send ads through the mailer.  The mailer is still offline until June 14 so that they can build up their membership first.  It’s still definitely worth joining Marketing Checkpoint now.  There are some great discussions going on about safelist marketing and it’s a great place to get know your fellow Internet marketers in a social environment.

Ok, on to the stats…

Here’s how it works.  Every day I submit my ads to 40+ safelists and viral list builders promoting splash pages for my own Mister Safelist.  I am upgraded at most of these sites which typically allows me to send my ads more often than free members.  I also spend time every day reading emails for credits which allow me to send my ads to as many people as possible.  The stats below are the result of my own marketing efforts and your results will probably vary.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
Adchiever 4020 65.00% 13 0.32%
Viral List Builder Plus 3910 58.00% 12 0.31%
100 Percent Mailer 3952 61.00% 10 0.25%
List Adventure 4675 66.00% 9 0.19%
Max Mailer Pro 5725 52.00% 8 0.14%
Bweeble 2414 69.00% 7 0.29%
Viral Nugget 2260 62.00% 7 0.31%
State of the Art Mailer 2641 69.00% 6 0.23%
List Nerds 1268 72.00% 6 0.47%
List Jumper 1943 70.00% 5 0.26%
Puffin Mailer 2716 52.00% 5 0.18%
AdTactics 1113 53.00% 5 0.45%
Viral URL 85 72.00% 5 5.88%
List Bonus 1354 65.00% 4 0.30%
List Joe 469 67.00% 4 0.85%
Elite Safelist 2508 57.00% 4 0.16%

Total May sign-ups (including those not shown above): 146

A bit of a light month for me.  I think I have identified a few problems with my campaigns and will try focusing on my higher converting splash pages to see if that helps to increase my results for next month.

That’s it for this month.

Don’t forget to join Marketing Checkpoint if you haven’t already and come get involved in the safelists discussions.  We would love to hear your thoughts.

As always the stats above are only provided to show what is working best for me.  What works best for you might be something entirely different.  The only way to know for sure is to track your own results.  You can get the same link tracker I use from trck.me.

  The Best Safelists for June 2013
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1
May

The Best Safelists for May 2013

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome to another fun filled month of tracking safelists and viral list builder stats.

Hooray!

I like to start with a little bit of news before getting to the stats and the big news from last month was the relaunch of List Adventure.  The old List Adventure has been chugging along for the past few years bringing decent results but it was… boring.  The new List Adventure is now owned by Jon Nastor and Bill Maloney who are well known for creating some of the most active mailers on the planet.  List Adventure has an all new design, some nice social branding features, activity rewards, and even their own version of badges.  It’s a lot of fun and the results have been great!

On to the stats!

Here’s how it works.  Every day (or as often as they will let me) I send out ads to 40+ safelists and viral list builders promoting splash pages for my own Mister Safelist.  No, you won’t see stats for Mister Safelist below but I hear it’s pretty good.  Yes, I am upgraded at most of the mailers and spend time every day reading emails to earn enough credits to let me send my ads to the maximum number of people.  The stats are the result of my own efforts.  Your results may vary.

 

Max Mailer Pro 5284 29.00% 12 0.23%
Bweeble 1976 52.00% 12 0.61%
100 Percent Mailer 3395 44.00% 11 0.32%
List Adventure 2834 56.00% 11 0.39%
Viral Nugget 2084 39.00% 10 0.48%
List Nerds 2013 56.00% 10 0.50%
Adchiever 3457 44.00% 10 0.29%
Puffin Mailer 2904 33.00% 8 0.28%
Viral URL 119 65.00% 7 5.88%
State of the Art Mailer 2241 46.00% 7 0.31%
AdTactics 1030 32.00% 7 0.68%
Elite Safelist 2581 36.00% 6 0.23%
List Bonus 1271 44.00% 6 0.47%
List Jumper 1922 52.00% 5 0.26%
Email-Hog 1577 53.00% 5 0.32%

Total April sign-ups (including mailers not shown here): 172

Keep in mind that the stats above are only provided to show what is working best for me.  What works best for you might be something entirely the different.  The only want to find out is to use a link tracker.  You can get the same link tracker that I use from trck.me.

  The Best Safelists for May 2013
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1
Dec

The Best Safelists for December 2012

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Hello and welcome to another fun-filled month of safelist and viral list builder advertising!

Before we get to the stats I would like to call attention to some of the newest list mailers that launched last month.  There were actually quite a few.  The biggest ones were “Mail Our List” from Steve Ayling, “Safelists.com” from Maryanne Myers, and “Massive Traffic List” from Beth Allen which offers a whopping 18 different ways to advertise your sites.  I don’t have a full month of test results available for these new programs yet but the results I do have can been seen in the stats below.

Speaking of stats…

I did something a little different last month.  Instead of promoting my usual Safelist Marketing Tactics squeeze pages I decided to switch things up and start promoting my own Mister Safelist.  The results were pretty dismal.  I received about half as many sign-ups as I did in the previous month.  I’m not sure if that means squeeze pages convert that much better than splash pages or that my new ads just sucked.  I think I am going to work on rewriting my ads today and try it for another month.  If my results are this bad again next month I will consider switching back to promoting my squeeze pages again.

Disclaimer: I submit to 40+ different safelists and viral list builders every day (or as often as they will let me) and spend a good deal of time every day reading emails to earn credits.  I have upgraded memberships at most of these sites which usually allow my ads to be seen by more members and more often.  The stats below are the results of my own marketing methods.  Your results may vary.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
Max Mailer Pro 8817 43.00% 28 0.32%
Your EZ List 1249 57.00% 8 0.64%
The Lead Magnet 1085 49.00% 5 0.46%
Adchiever 767 53.00% 4 0.52%
List Joe 794 70.00% 4 0.50%
TopTierMailer 1366 59.00% 4 0.29%
Safelists.com 269 50.00% 3 1.12%
Massive Traffic List 302 57.00% 3 0.99%
List Outbreak 676 48.00% 3 0.44%
Viral URL 34 82.00% 2 5.88%
List Bonus 120 52.00% 2 0.83%
Fast Cash Mailer 461 45.00% 2 0.43%
Genie Mailer 740 37.00% 2 0.27%
Viral List Builder Plus 323 48.00% 2 0.62%
European Safelist 126 38.00% 2 1.59%

Total November sign-ups (including mailers not shown here): 78

Yep, pretty dismal.  At least Max Mailer Pro is still crushing it for me.

I should point out that the stats for Safelists.com and Massive Traffic List were the result of less than 2 weeks of use.  Hopefully we will see those number grow even more after a full month of testing.

That’s all for this month.  Remember, the stats above are the results of my own marketing effort and are provided to show what is currently working best for me.  What works best for you might be something entirely different but you will never know unless you are tracking your own ads.  You can get the exact same link tracker that I use from trck.me.

 The Best Safelists for December 2012
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1
Nov

The Best Safelists for November 2012

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Hello and welcome to November!

This is the place to find out what is going on in the world of safelists and viral list builders and see which sites are bringing me the best results.

The big news last month was the relaunch of List Joe.

List Joe was the biggest and baddest viral list builders for many years.  Earlier this year List Joe suffered a major database loss and had to be shut down.  Now it’s back with a brand new design and all new features.  So far my results with the new List Joe have been great.  You can view my stats below.  If you are not a member of the new List Joe yet please sign-up now.

That’s about it for news.  Let’s get to the stats…

Here’s how it works.  Every day I promote a series of lead capture pages to 30-40 different safelists and viral list builders.  My lead capture pages promote my ebook Safelist Marketing Tactics.  I use a free link tracking service (TE Toolbox) to keep track of which safelists and viral list builders are bringing me the most sign-ups.  I then share those stats here on my blog every month.

Please keep in mind that these stats are the results of my own marketing efforts.  I have upgraded memberships on most safelists and viral list builders which usually allow me to send my ads more often and to more people.  Your results may vary.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
State of the Art Mailer 3144 63.00% 16 0.51%
List Joe 1604 72.00% 15 0.94%
Viral URL 55 89.00% 15 27.27%
List Bonus 1881 63.00% 14 0.74%
List Outbreak 807 49.00% 12 1.49%
Viral Nugget 2703 58.00% 12 0.44%
List Adventure 1486 47.00% 10 0.67%
Bweeble 3036 68.00% 10 0.33%
Adchiever 3678 56.00% 9 0.24%
Viral Ad Store 1134 54.00% 4 0.35%
TopTierMailer 1179 58.00% 4 0.34%
European Safelist 872 40.00% 3 0.34%
Viral Mail Profits 277 68.00% 3 1.08%
List Surfing 746 66.00% 3 0.40%
Viral List Builder Plus 2702 49.00% 3 0.11%

Total October sign-ups from all safelists and viral list builders (including those not listed here): 152

Next month I am going to switch things up and start promoting my own safelist (Mister Safelist) instead of my ebook.  We’ll see if that brings my stats up or knocks them back down.

Remember the stats I have listed above are provided to show which safelists and viral list builders are currently working best for me.  What works best for you might be something entirely different.  The only way to find out what works best for you is to track your own ads.  You can get the same link tracker that I use to track my ads from TE Toolbox.

 The Best Safelists for November 2012
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1
Oct

The Best Safelists for October 2012

Author: Jerry Iannucci

It’s October!

The weather is finally cooling down and people are starting to get back to work.  There’s lots of exciting stuff going on in the safelist and viral list building world so let’s jump right into it.

First, the new site launches.

Let’s see.. were there any new launches last month… Hmm…

Well, there was a little site I launched called… Mister Safelist!

It’s true.  After more than 3 years of branding myself as “the safelist guy” I thought it was time to finally throw my hat into the ring and release the safelist that I always wanted to use.  Despite a few technical hiccups at launch so far the response has been fantastic!  In less than 2 weeks we have 1,147 active members.  There is also a big referral contest going on for the next two weeks where I am giving away lots of cash and prizes.  If you would like to join we would love to have you as a member of Mister Safelist.

There was also another big launch from the creator of Top Tier Mailer called Social Message Connect.  The site is a little bit different from your regular mailer.  It’s more like Facebook where you spend your credits to post your ads in a message feed.  I can’t really comment too much on this one yet because the feed part hasn’t opened yet (it’s opening this week).  I will say that I bought the 1-year upgrade offer without even trying the site because I know Matthew Graves and I know he only releases quality stuff.  If you haven’t joined yet Social Message Connect is well worth checking out.

Expect to see a lot of emails tomorrow about a major launch/relaunch from the Bweeble/List Bonus guys.  This one is going to be big!

Now let’s get to the stats…

Don’t expect to see my Mister Safelist ranked here any time soon.  My safelist stats are based on promoting lead capture pages for my ebook Safelist Marketing Tactics to 30-40 safelists and viral list builders every day.  Since I give away copies of my book to everyone who joins Mister Safelist I probably wouldn’t get a lot of sign-ups promoting it there.

Keep in mind that the results below are a result of my own marketing efforts.  I have upgraded memberships at most of these sites which allow me to mail more often and reach more members.  The stats are only meant as a guide to show you what is currently working best for me.  Your results my vary.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
Viral Nugget 2476 64.00% 22 0.89%
Adchiever 3746 61.00% 18 0.48%
List Bonus 1715 65.00% 18 1.05%
Bweeble 3909 66.00% 15 0.38%
Max Mailer Pro 4012 41.00% 12 0.30%
State of the Art Mailer 2875 62.00% 11 0.38%
Your EZ List 766 48.00% 10 1.31%
List Outbreak 827 51.00% 8 0.97%
Viral Ad Store 951 52.00% 7 0.74%
The Lead Magnet 1098 49.00% 7 0.64%
Instant List Empire 228 44.00% 5 2.19%
List Adventure 1346 48.00% 5 0.37%
List Surfing 1069 65.00% 5 0.47%
Viral List Builder Plus 2018 49.00% 5 0.25%
Elite Safelist 2026 41.00% 4 0.20%

Total September sign-ups from all safelists and viral list builders (including those not listed here): 185

A good month with solid numbers from all of the top sites.  Congrats to Viral Nugget for finally stealing the top site away from Bweeble.  In fact, Darren also owns Adchiever so he has really put the one-two punch on my stats this month.  Great job!  I’m also noticing that List Bonus and Bweeble are by the same owners too.  I guess that says a lot about the quality of the owner going a long way towards creating a quality website.

That’s all for this month.  Remember to watch your email tomorrow for the big launch/relaunch that’s happening.  And don’t forget to join Mister Safelist!  I’ve got so many big things planned for this site that it’s not even funny.  Remember, the stats above are my own stats.  What works best for me might be something completely different from what works best for you.  The only way you will ever know is if you are tracking your own results!  You can get the same link tracker I use for free from TE Toolbox.

 The Best Safelists for October 2012
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1
Apr

The Best Safelists for April 2012

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Safelist marketing is a waste of time!

Ok, now that the April Fools joke is out of the way…

Hello and welcome to April!

Lots of good stuff to report this month so let’s get right to it.

First is a new safelist that was launched last week by my friend Anderson Goncalves.  It’s called Genie Mailer.  The site is brand new so there are not a lot of members yet but they are giving away free upgrades until they reach 500 members.  I spoke with Anderson this morning and he said they are just past 400 members.  If you join today you should still have time to lock in your free upgrade.  Click here to join.

I’m a big dummy.  I realized last month that I had been making some mistakes with a few popular mailers.  The first was Active Safelist.  I noticed last month that Active Safelist was ranked way at the bottom of my list with 0 sign-ups.  It’s a popular safelist and I submit there every day so that didn’t seem right to me.  I checked my ad and noticed I was using an old tracking link from almost 3 years ago.  Oops!  I updated it with my current tracking link so hopefully I should start seeing some better results there soon.

I also messed up with List Bonus but not as bad.  List Bonus is one of the very best mailers out there but I noticed over the last few months that it had been slipping in my rankings.  I try to maintain upgraded memberships at all of my safelists and viral list builders to keep everything fair but it turns out I was never upgraded at List Bonus.  Oops!  I grabbed their 1-year upgrade and now I am starting to see the full potential of this site.  Unfortunately I didn’t do this until 2 weeks ago so this month’s stats are going to be a little bit off.  I guess it says a lot though that even with a free membership List Bonus has been able to compete with all of my upgraded ones.

Now let’s get to the stats…

Here’s how it works.  Every day I send emails promoting a series of squeeze pages for my ebook Safelist Marketing Tactics on 30-40 different safelists and viral list builders.  I use a link tracking service which shows me how many hits I receive from each site as well as how many new subscribers I received.  As I mentioned earlier I do have upgraded memberships on most of these sites which often allows me to send my ads to more members and more often.  I also spend about an hour each day clicking for enough credits to send my ads to as many people as I can as often as possible.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
Your EZ List 1139 67.00% 13 1.14%
The Lead Magnet 1026 57.00% 12 1.17%
State of the Art Mailer 3143 71.00% 10 0.32%
List Joe 1178 74.00% 10 0.85%
List Bonus 1463 69.00% 9 0.62%
Email-Hog 1521 77.00% 9 0.59%
Elite Safelist 2899 41.00% 8 0.28%
Adchiever 2808 68.00% 7 0.25%
Instant List Empire 579 61.00% 7 1.21%
Viral Mail Profits 366 63.00% 6 1.64%
Quick List Profits 419 63.00% 5 1.19%
List Adventure 986 56.00% 5 0.51%
Adsolutionline 2521 39.00% 4 0.16%
Viral List Builder Plus 1501 52.00% 4 0.27%
EZ Profit List 236 70.00% 3 1.27%

Total March sign-ups from all mailers (including those not listed here): 127

Not a bad month.  The top 3 seems pretty stable.  List Joe seems to bounce up and down in the rankings every month.  I’m not sure why that is.  Viral List Builder Plus also dropped from it’s top spot where it had consistently ranked for the last few months.  No idea why.  Everything else looks just about right though.

So ends another fun filled safelist ranking report.  Keep in mind that these are my own personal stats and they are based on my own efforts.  Your results will probably be different from my own.  I provide these stats every month to give you a starting point for some new safelists and viral list builders that you can try.  The only way to know which sites work best for you is to track your own stats.  You can get the same link tracker that I use for free from TE Toolbox.

 The Best Safelists for April 2012
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1
Mar

The Best Safelists for March 2012

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Hello March!

It’s time once again to dig into my stats and discover which safelists and viral list builders are producing the best results right now.

I can’t think of any major updates to announce this month.

In fact, looking at my stats I am thinking it might be time to shake things up.  I noticed I had about a dozen sites that I regularly submit to produce 0 to 1 sign-ups for me last month.  Some of these sites have been around for a very long time and have produced good results for me in the past.  In most cases I have an abundance of credits so I don’t even need to read the emails (which probably means other people have an abundance of credits too and aren’t reading mine).  It only takes me about 30 seconds to login to each one every day and submit my ad but over a month that adds up to about 15 minutes per site.  Times a dozen sites and I am wasting a lot of time.

So would anybody like to make some suggestions on some replacement sites?  There are probably a bunch of new sites that I haven’t tried because they look too new.  There’s also probably a bunch of old sites that I stopped using but should maybe revisit.  In any case if you know of any decent safelists or viral list builders that are working well for you but you don’t see me posting here please feel free to leave your affiliate link in the comments below.

Ok, time for the stats!

If this is your first time here I will explain how this works.  Every day I submit ads to 30-40 different safelists and viral list builders promoting my ebook Safelist Marketing Tactics. I use a free link tracking service to tell me how many hits I receive from each site as well as how many new subscribers I received.  I then take all of that data and share it here on my blog every month so that you can see which safelists and viral list builders are working best for me.

I like to point out that I do have upgraded memberships on most of these sites and I spend about an hour every reading enough emails to allow me to send to the maximum number of members every day.  These are are my own personal stats and your results may vary.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
Viral List Builder Plus 1359 54.00% 14 1.03%
Your EZ List 1321 65.00% 12 0.91%
Adchiever 2528 66.00% 8 0.32%
The Lead Magnet 946 58.00% 8 0.85%
Elite Safelist 2696 43.00% 6 0.22%
State of the Art Mailer 3044 70.00% 5 0.16%
Instant List Empire 611 63.00% 5 0.82%
List Surfing 636 78.00% 5 0.79%
Adsolutionline 2494 37.00% 4 0.16%
Viral Ad Store 613 67.00% 4 0.65%
European Safelist 1235 50.00% 3 0.24%
List Building Maximizer 919 41.00% 3 0.33%
List Bonus 614 66.00% 3 0.49%
Adtactics 875 48.00% 3 0.34%
Elevated Power List 172 49.00% 3 1.74%

Total February sign-ups from all mailers (including those not listed here): 108

Not my best month but my top sites are still producing great results for me.

Interesting to see that Viral List Builder Plus is not listed at all on the List Hoopla rankings.  It has been in my top 3 for the last few months.  Definitely a must have viral list builder.

That’s all for now.  As always I like to point out that these stats are the result of my own marketing efforts and your results may vary.  I provide these stats to show people which safelists and viral list builders are currently working best for me.  The sites that work best for you might be something entirely different but the only way to find out is to track your own ads.  You can get the same free link tracker that I use when you join TE Toolbox.

 The Best Safelists for March 2012
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21
Feb

I do love me some personal branding.

Why?

This is a very competitive business.  Anything you can do to give yourself an advantage and make your sites get noticed will make a big difference.  One of the easiest ways to do this is to personalize your business with your own unique brand.

Your unique personal brand can be your own picture.

It doesn’t get any more unique than that.

The guys at TimTech know this and have been championing the idea of personal branding for years.  Now they have taken personal branding to a new level with the relaunch of their ThumbVu traffic exchange.

The new ThumbVu design is clean and fresh and it offers a new concept in traffic exchange surfing.  Instead of viewing random websites for hours on end ThumbVu members are now presented with a list of other members giving you the option of choosing who’s website you want to view next.

This is a great opportunity to connect your personal brand with whatever you are promoting.

Members also have the ability to leave feedback on your pages.

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Do you think having this kind of feedback displayed every time your site is shown will help you get more sign-ups?

You bet it will.

Lots of people will be flocking to ThumbVu this week to check out all of the new changes.  If you are already a member now would be the perfect time to login and assign some credits to your sites (and to your personal brand).

If you’re not already a member of ThumbVu… what are you waiting for?

Click the banner below to join.

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1
Feb

The Best Safelists for February 2012

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome back!

The calendar on my wall says it is February but the thermometer is making it feel more like May.  Regardless of what the weather may feel like outside it’s time for another fun filled blog post revealing my top safelists and viral list builders.

I didn’t spot any major new launches last month but I am happy to report that Email-Hog is back up and running!  I held off on sending an email about the relaunch until I could verify that everything was up and working again.  Hopefully we will see them ranking well again next month.  If you were a member before the site went down a few months ago you may still be able to retrieve your old account data by filling out the form on this page: http://email-hog.com/recover.php

That’s it for the news.   Let’s get to the stats!

Every day I promote a number of squeeze pages using safelists and viral list builders which give away free copies of my ebook Safelist Marketing Tactics. I use a free link tracker to determine how much traffic my mailings generate as well as how many new subscribers I receive.  I then compile all of that data and share the results here on my blog each month to show you which safelists and viral list builders are bringing me the best results.

I always like to point out that I do have upgraded memberships at most of these sites which usually allows me to send my ads more often.  My ads are also very targeted to other safelist members which does help to increase the response rate.  Your results my vary.

Here we go…

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
Viral List Builder Plus 1340 59.00% 15 1.12%
Your EZ List 1454 71.00% 14 0.96%
State of the Art Mailer 3230 70.00% 13 0.40%
List Joe 1113 80.00% 12 1.08%
List Building Maximizer 1030 40.00% 12 1.17%
List Adventure 1055 57.00% 10 0.95%
Adchiever 2554 71.00% 7 0.27%
Instant List Empire 637 61.00% 7 1.10%
Adsolutionline 2440 41.00% 6 0.25%
The Lead Magnet 847 53.00% 6 0.71%
Instant Profit List 161 63.00% 6 3.73%
Adtactics 3439 27.00% 5 0.15%
Elite Safelist 2758 45.00% 4 0.15%
Global Safelist 1016 40.00% 4 0.39%
List Bonus 701 72.00% 4 0.57%

Total January sign-ups from all mailers (including those not listed here): 142

Congrats to Viral List Builder Plus for making it to the top of the list!

A big thank you to List Hoopla for recommending Your EZ List to me.  It’s not the sexiest list builder out there.  In fact it’s about as bare bones as it gets.  But so far the results have been excellent.

Looking at the stats I also want to mention that I recently let my upgrade at List Joe expire.  It’s always been a relatively expensive upgrade which was well worth the price about a year ago but with all the new viral list builders it’s effectiveness had been going down.  Oddly, now that I am a free member again my results have been going back up.  If this keeps up I may have to spring for another upgrade.

That’s it for this month.  Keep in mind that these stats are the result of my own marketing efforts and your results may vary.  These stats are only provided as a guide to show you what is currently working best for me.  What works best for you might be something entirely different but you will never know unless you are tracking your ads.  You can get the same free link tracker that I use when you join TE Toolbox.

 The Best Safelists for February 2012
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1
Jan

The Best Safelists for January 2012

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Happy New Year!

Another year down and somehow I have managed to keep these safelist stats coming in every month.  It’s been almost two and a half years!  So I just wanted to thank you all for your support over the years.

I think the big news from last month was the launch of the new “List Hoopla” ranking service from the creator of Traffic HooplaList Hoopla ranks the top safelists and viral list builders every week.  How does that compare with what I do here?  List Hoopla uses a complex formula comparing traffic, conversions, bounce rate, and even how much they were paid in commissions.  I simply go by the number of sign-ups I received.  Not very scientific but I am a simple man.  While our rankings may not be identical comparing both lists should give you the best sampling of what safelists and viral list builders are producing the best results right now.

If you would like to receive your own List Hoopla page filled with your own affiliate IDs you can sign-up at the bottom of this page:
http://listhoopla.com/r.cgi/260

The top ranked site on List Hoopla this week is YourEZlist.  As you can see YourEZlist doesn’t appear on my list at all.  That’s because I wasn’t a member until a few days ago.  I’m in now and I look forward to comparing my stats next month.

Email Hog was hacked.  Most of their databases were corrupted so site has been down since mid December.  Quite a bummer since I had just joined and was already getting very good results.  They hope to have everything up and running again by Jan 15.

State of the Art Mailer has a referral contest going on until they reach 20,000 members.  I mention this only because I am in second place and I want to win!  Oh, they are also a great mailer and well worth the cost of the upgrade.  Now go join!

Ok, time for my stats…

Here’s how it works.  Every day I promote a series of squeeze pages for my ebook Safelist Marketing Tactics on 30-40 different safelists and viral list builders.  I use a link tracking service that shows me how many hits I receive from each mailer as well as how many new subscribers I received.  I should point out that I do have upgraded memberships on most of these sites which often allow me to send my ads to more members and more often.  I also spend time every day clicking emails for credits which allow me to send my ads to the maximum number of people as often as possible.  Your results may vary.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
Adchiever 2364 72.00% 16 0.68%
List Adventure 1567 58.00% 11 0.70%
Viral List Builder Plus 1153 59.00% 11 0.95%
Viral URL 31 97.00% 10 32.26%
Global Safelist 926 46.00% 8 0.86%
State of the Art Mailer 3183 72.00% 8 0.25%
Adsolutionline 2333 45.00% 7 0.30%
The Lead Magnet 897 56.00% 6 0.67%
List Joe 653 80.00% 6 0.92%
Adtactics 3426 25.00% 5 0.15%
Elite Safelist 2533 44.00% 5 0.20%
Viral Mail Profits 324 62.00% 5 1.54%
List Effects 339 54.00% 4 1.18%
Ultimate Profit List 1050 58.00% 3 0.29%
List Bonus 808 73.00% 3 0.37%

Total December sign-ups from all mailers (including those not listed here): 130

Kind of a crazy month.  I think I will let the numbers speak for themselves.

Don’t forget that these are my own personal stats based on my own marketing efforts.  I provide these stats only to show you what safelists and viral list builders are currently working best for me and to give you some suggestions for new mailers to try.  Your results may be completely different from mine.  The only way to determine which sites work best for you is to track your own stats.  You can get the same link tracker that I use for free from TE Toolbox.

 The Best Safelists for January 2012
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