Archive for the "Safelists" Category

2
May

The Best Safelists for May 2022

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Hello!

Yes, I am still here.  I know my last post was a little “doom and gloomy” but all hope is not lost.  While a few major safelists were affected by the gmail blockages in March most safelists have continued to operate without any interruptions.   Nothing new has really happened since.  Activity is still high on most of the safelists I am using and for the most part, it is still business as usual.

In May I resumed my safelist mailings and used my credits to promote one of my marketing funnels.  You can see the page I was promoting here. I’m still using 40+ safelists and try to spend time every day submitting my ads and reading emails for credits.  I do have upgrades at many of the safelists I use which I’m sure helps to improve my results.  The stats below were achieved using only the credit mailers on the safelists and do not include sign-ups from banner ads or login ads.  The “signups” represent the number of people who have filled out the opt-in form on my page and verified their email addresses.  My own Mister Safelist does not appear on this list but if it were it would probably be near the top ;)

Name Hits Signups
TezzerMail 382 8
Viral URL 83 6
European Safelist 4203 5
Viral Mailer For You 862 3
List Adventure 896 3

Total April Sign-ups: 33

As always please keep in mind that the numbers I post here are the result of my marketing efforts. What you are promoting and how you promote it will likely make your results different from mine. The only way to tell what sites work best for you is to track your results. Good luck!

1
Apr

March was a tough month for a lot of safelists.

What happened?

It seems that Gmail, the email provider safelist owners have been recommending for the past few years, has decided that they don’t like safelists nearly as much as they used to.

I had noticed in February that emails from Mister Safelist had started showing up in my “Spam” folder.  I tried teaching Gmail that these emails were “Not Spam” and clicked the appropriate buttons to do so.

During the first week of March, the unthinkable happened.  All emails from Mister Safelist sent to Gmail accounts began bouncing with this error message:

host gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com[142.250.141.26] said: 550-5.7.1
Our system has detected that this message is 550-5.7.1 likely
unsolicited mail. To reduce the amount of spam sent to Gmail, 550-5.7.1
this message has been blocked.

The kiss of death!

If you have ever used any sort of safelist or list builder you know that emails are never sent “unsolicited”.  The whole point of a “safe” list is that everyone using the list has agreed to receive emails from other members of the list.  But how does one go about explaining this to Gmail?

I wasn’t the only safelist hit.  It seems a random selection of owners all using different scripts on different servers were blocked by Gmail.

I have managed to get Mister Safelist back up and running with some modifications that I hope will prevent it from happening again.  It’s still scary though.  I hate the feeling that Gmail could pull the rug out from under me again any time they feel like it.

What is the solution?

A few mailers have switched to “On-Site” emails only.  This seems like the smart path to take but I wonder if these ads will be as effective as actual email ads.

Safelist marketing has been around for a long time.  Even I can admit it’s very “old school” when compared to what a lot of people are doing with social media right now.  When used correctly safelists can still be a very powerful marketing tool but these recent events have made me wonder about their future.

Could this be the beginning of the end for safelists as we know them?

 

6
Jan

The Best Safelist Mailers for 2022

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Happy New Year!

I had hoped to do another “end of the year” post to highlight the best safelists from last year but because I switched tracking services in the middle of the year and since I  have been testing a lot of different pages over the past few months I simply didn’t feel like I had enough data to do a proper list.

Instead I decided to post a master list of all the safelist mailers I am currently using here at the start of 2022.

Got any I am missing?  Feel free to post your referral links in the comments.


Adchiever


Ads Messenger


Atlas Safelist


Banner Blitz Mailer


Bweeble


European Safelist


Fast Cash Mailer


Fast List Mailer


Free Advertising For You


Go Pro Mailer


Guaranteed Mails


Harmony Mails


Herculist


Instant Ad Power


Leads N Profits


List Adventure


List Avail


List Bonus


List Joe


List Mailer Plus


List Nerds


List Punk


List Surfing


List Unlocked


Mister Safelist


Pro Traffic Generator


Results Mailer


State of the Art Mailer


Stay at Home Mailer


Synergy Mails


Tezzer Mail


The Lead Magnet


Traffic Leads 2 Income VM


Trend Mails


Viral Nugget


Viral URL


Website Traffic Rewards


World Traffic Mailer

9
Mar

It’s official.  I have finally finished the long-overdue update for my book Safelist Marketing Tactics.

Hooray!

A replaced a number of the recommended resources in the book.  I also updated the content in the book to reflect some of the newer safelist marketing techniques I have been using.

It took a lot of work but I am really happy about the way final product turned out.

In addition to the updated book there is also a brand new website to support it!  Members of the website can earn affiliate commissions by referring other people to the site or just by giving away free copies of the book.

If you are not already a member click the banner link below and sign-up to receive your free copy of Safelist Marketing Tactics.

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.

 

#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
Jul

The Best Safelists for July 2020

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Happy July everybody!

Unfortunately I have no stats to share this month.

Boo!

While doing some traveling with the family last month the link tracking service that I had been using for several years went down without any warning or explanation.  Up until a few years ago it had been a great service but recently it has felt like it’s been running on autopilot with nobody behind the wheel.  That’s why I haven’t recommended it for so long.  I probably should have stopped using it a long time ago but it was easier to just keep doing what I was doing and not worry about it.  Lesson learned.

The good news is that I have managed to get 95% of my links back up and running with a new tracking service and traffic is back to flowing full throttle to all of my sites again.

I also feel very confident about now being able to recommend HitsConnect as the premiere link tracking service for anyone in our industry.

If you aren’t aware HitsConnect is created by the same guys who wrote the LFM script that most safelists and traffic exchanges run on.  It’s designed specifically for Internet marketers who do the kind of things we do and has all the bells and whistles anybody could ever need.

If you are not tracking the links in your safelist ads you are missing out on a huge piece of the puzzle.  Knowing which links convert best and where allows you to focus your advertising on what works and avoid the things that waste your time and money.

Click the banner below to explore HitsConnect for free.  When you are ready to upgrade I recommend grabbing the yearly deal which will save you a ton of money on your membership.

I just got my safelist ads back up and running again yesterday with HitsConnect so hopefully next month I will have some new stats to share with you in a brand new format.  Until then, keep up the good work!

 

11
Jan

Hey Everybody!

What? A post in the middle of the month?

No safelist stats?

Nah. I just wanted to share something new I have been working on.

You know those downline builders you always see in safelists? They’re kinda boring, right?

I’ve been wanting to do something different with the downline builder inside Mister Safelist for awhile now so this is what I came up with. Every month I will be updating the Mister Safelist downline builder to reflect the rankings of the safelist stats that I post here on my blog every month.

That means if you are a member of Mister Safelist you can actually build your downlines in the top ranked safelists every month.

There’s even a cool feature where you promote the rankings page which includes your affiliate links.

Here’s an example:
http://mistersafelist.com/safelists.php?uid=housedawg

If you’re a member you can of course replace my username with your own.

I will also be giving away prizes every month for anyone I see promoting Mister Safelist on any of the top ranked mailers. Free credits, upgraded memberships, and even cash prizes.

Pretty cool, right?

If you’re a member you probably want to login now to update your downline builder page to reflect January’s rankings.

If you are not a member… what are you waiting for? Click the banner below to join now!

1
Mar

The Best Safelists for March 2015

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Happy March.

Welcome back to my blog where every month I share some of my advertising stats and post about what is new is the world of safelists and viral list builders.

The biggest launch last month was DownlineMaxx from Darren Olander and Troy WrayDownlineMaxx is a downline builder that features many of the top safelists.  What makes DownlineMaxx so special is the unique downline marketplace that lets you buy/rent program slots in other people’s downlines.  Don’t want to join a program in the downline builder?  You can always sell/rent out your unwanted slots to other members.  It’s very cool!  There is also a built in mailer so even if you are not interested in the downline builder you can still use it just like any other safelist.

Now lets get to the stats…

I am currently promoting my own Mister Safelist to over 40+ different safelists and viral list builders.  I do have upgraded memberships at many of these sites which allows me to send my ads more often.  I also spend time every day reading emails to earn enough credits to send my ads to the maximum amount of people.  These stats are provided only to show what is currently working best for me.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
European Safelist 6326 55.00% 8 0.13%
State of the Art Mailer 2626 64.00% 5 0.19%
Adchiever 1796 67.00% 4 0.22%
Punch Card Mailer 2510 66.00% 3 0.12%
List Joe 760 61.00% 2 0.26%
Purple Vault Mailer 1376 52.00% 2 0.15%
List Surfing 125 68.00% 2 1.60%

Total February sign-ups from safelists: 39

European Safelist continues to rock and I still don’t know why.  I am not complaining though.

Overall numbers are still a down a bit so I think next month I am going to switch back to list building.  I was hoping to get that started today but I still have some work to do before I can make the switch.

Please remember that these stats are merely a reflection of my own advertising efforts for what I am promoting.  What works best for you might be something entirely different.  The only way to figure out what works best for you is to track your own ads.  You can get a free 30-day trial of the same link tracker I use from trck.me.

 

1
Jun

The Best Safelists for June 2014

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome to June!

As the so-called summer slowdown begins now would be a good time to double your efforts and start advertising more than your competition. This blog will hopefully give you a few new ways that you can do that.

Last month was a fairly slow month as well. The only new mailer I joined that is worth mentioning here is Rodeo Mailer which was launched at the beginning of last month by Mike Wysong. You can see my results there in the stats below.

Now let’s get to this month’s stats.

Here’s how it works.  I am active in 40-50 safelists and viral list builders.  I send my ads every day (or as often as they will let me) which promote my own Mister Safelist splash pages.  I am upgraded in most of these sites and do spend time every day reading enough emails which allow me to send my ads to the most number of people.  Your results my vary.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
Traffic Zip 966 60.00% 7 0.72%
Fast List Mailer 2396 53.00% 7 0.29%
Build My Downlines 2288 63.00% 6 0.26%
List Adventure 2785 44.00% 6 0.22%
Adchiever 3130 62.00% 5 0.16%
Rodeo Mailer 2314 48.00% 5 0.22%
European Safelist 1451 40.00% 4 0.28%
Elite Safelist 1342 54.00% 4 0.30%
List Joe 212 70.00% 4 1.89%
Email Traffic List 1348 67.00% 3 0.22%
Bweeble 1862 65.00% 3 0.16%
Viral URL 41 85.00% 3 7.32%

Total May sign-ups (including those not listed here): 90

Keep in mind that I have been advertising Mister Safelist daily for the last year and a half.  The sites bringing me the more sign-ups are most likely the ones attracting the most new members.  I would probably get better results if I were promoting something new and different.

Remember that these stats are the result of my own marketing efforts and are provided only to show what is currently working best for me.  What works best for you might be something entirely different.  The only way to find out which sites work best for you is to track your own results.  You can get the same link tracker that I use from trck.me.

1
May

The Best Safelists for May 2014

Author: Jerry Iannucci

It’s that time again!

Welcome to May and to my blog where I share my monthly safelist advertising stats and talk about what’s going on in the industry.

Last month was actually very quiet.  I didn’t join any new mailers and I can’t think of anything news worthy that happened.

So, how about some stats instead?

Below you will find the top safelists and viral mailers out of the 40 or so that I use on a regular basis which brought me the most sign-ups last month.  I am currently using these mailers to promote my own Mister Safelist.  I am upgraded at most of these sites and spend time every day reading emails to earn credits.  Since you may be promoting something different from me your results will probably be different too.  I provide these stats to show what is working best for me and to hopefully give you a starting point for new mailers to try.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
Fast List Mailer 2603 56.00% 13 0.50%
Elite Safelist 1795 51.00% 6 0.33%
Email Traffic List 1525 63.00% 5 0.33%
Viral URL 78 96.00% 5 6.41%
Build My Downlines 2605 63.00% 5 0.19%
Puffin Mailer 2038 41.00% 5 0.25%
Traffic Zip 1201 59.00% 5 0.42%
Instant Viral Mailer 1387 38.00% 4 0.29%
Majestic-12 2674 64.00% 4 0.15%
Adchiever 2794 63.00% 4 0.14%
Max Mailer Pro 2004 47.00% 4 0.20%
TL2IVM 1556 40.00% 4 0.26%
List Jumper 1538 62.00% 3 0.20%
List Adventure 2633 44.00% 3 0.11%
Bweeble 1939 61.00% 3 0.15%

Total April Signups: 101

Congrats to Kenny Kolijn at Fast List Mailer.  Keep up the good work!

Remember, the stats above only show what is currently working best for me which allows me to focus more of my attention of the good sites.  The only way to know which sites work best for you is to track your ads.  The get the same link tracker I use from trck.me.