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1
Feb

The Best Safelists for February 2018

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome to February!

Not a whole lot to report this month.  No big news in the mailer industry.  Sign-ups are down and everything has been generally quiet… but that won’t last for very long.

Last week I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at a new mailer that is going to be launching later this month.  Guys, this is going to be HUGE!  Bigger than anything that launched in 2017.  I’m under strict orders not to say too much about it yet but you are not going to want to miss this.  Make sure you are subscribed to my blog (upper right corner) and I will let you know more info as soon as I can about what is sure to be the biggest mailer launch of 2018.

Stats, stats, stats…

As usual these stats come from the 30-40 different safelists and mailers that I have been using every day to promote lead capture pages for my ebook Safelist Marketing Tactics. Yes, I am upgraded at most of these sites but I still spend time every day reading emails and clicking for credits to try and get my ads seen as often as possible.  These stats come from using the credit mailer only and do not include signups from banners, login ads, etc.  The “Signups” represent how many people entered their name and email address on my page and then verified their address.  Note that my own Mister Safelist does not appear in these stats because that would be weird (even though others are getting great results).  These stats are provided only to show what is currently working best for me.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
European Safelist 7010 54.00% 7 0.10%
State of the Art Mailer 3912 60.00% 6 0.15%
Mailsy 1182 57.00% 3 0.25%
My Free Resources 686 36.00% 3 0.44%
List Avail 1447 59.00% 2 0.14%
Bweeble 1925 58.00% 2 0.10%
Viral URL 148 82.00% 2 1.35%

Total January Signups: 40

As always please keep in mind that these stats are the results of my own marketing efforts and are only provided to show was is currently working best for me.  What sites work best for you might be something entirely different and depends on your own efforts and what you are promoting.  The only way to know which sites work best for you is to track your own results.  You can get the exact same tracking tools that I use by joining trck.me.

2
Jan

The Best Safelists for January 2015

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Happy New Year!

It’s time again to cover what is going on in the safelist/viral mailer arena.

And just like last month… nothing much is going on.

It seems like it has been months since anything new launched that was worth talking about. Plenty of new mailers with new owners but nothing innovative that we haven’t see hundreds of times already.

It could just be me. I guess I have been in a rut lately. I’ve been trying to get my Safelist Marketing Tactics ebook updated for 2015. The goal was to have it done by today but obviously that hasn’t happened. I’m starting to think that writing a brand new ebook would be easier than going back and updating one I already wrote. Hopefully I can get myself back into a groove and get that done this month. I think that is something we could all use.

Ok, I know you’re just here for the stats so here they are…

These stats are the results of my own marketing efforts during the month of December. I am currently using 40-50 safelists to promote my own safelist Mister Safelist. I do have upgrades at most of these sites and I try to spend time every day clicking for credits to send my ads as often as possible to the most people I can. The stats are provided only to show what is currently working best for me for what I am promoting. Your results my vary.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
European Safelist 6762 55.00% 11 0.16%
Guaranteed Mailer 1284 76.00% 3 0.23%
Fast Cash Mailer 503 47.00% 3 0.60%
Adchiever 1757 64.00% 3 0.17%
Email Traffic List 1148 62.00% 3 0.26%
Viral URL 84 76.00% 3 3.57%
Fast List Mailer 1263 46.00% 3 0.24%
Bweeble 1271 64.00% 2 0.16%
State of the Art Mailer 2496 61.00% 2 0.08%
Mail Our List 555 53.00% 2 0.36%

Total December Sign-ups: 47

Hello European Safelist!

I don’t know what they are doing over there but it seems to be working,  European Safelist was #1 last month too but not like this.

Just goes to show you don’t need to be using the latest mailers with the newest scripts to get great results.

 

 

 

 

1
Dec

Sorry, No Safelist Stats This Month

Author: Jerry Iannucci

I screwed up.

In order to get the most accurate numbers I usually wait until the last minute to download my safelist stats from my tracker.

Last night I forgot and the server reset before I could grab them.

Oops!

I was watching my stats throughout the month and I do remember that the new mailer from Barry Langdon called ListAvail was well in the lead with the most number of sign-ups.

ListAvail launched at the very end of October so I can give you a semi-accurate stats for the month of November:

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
ListAvail 4127 75.00% 18 0.44%

Unfortunately the rest of the stats are lost but if you scroll down to some of my previous posts I bet the others top mailers were similar.

So go join ListAvail if you haven’t already and I will try not to screw up again next month.

Oh, and if you haven’t heard there is something big happening tomorrow at a certain safelist/te hybrid.  I won’t say which site yet but I will recommend getting your ads setup in List Surfing asap (wink wink).

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13
Jun

Mailer Ninja – Video Walkthrough

Author: Jerry Iannucci

John Bell’s “Mailer Ninja” is a free tool designed to make scheduling all of your safelist and viral list builder mailings easier.

Mailer Ninja is very easy to use.  Simply add the safelists and viral list builders that you use and add a few email ads that you want to send.  Every time you login to the Mailer Ninja site you will be greeted with your next scheduled mailing along with your ad copy ready to be copied and sent.

Click the banner below to join Mailer Ninja.

 Mailer Ninja   Video Walkthrough
Click Here to Join

28
Mar

A Frightening 24 Hours

Author: Jerry Iannucci

It is now Tuesday night.

Monday morning started out normal enough.

Answering emails, doing my daily submissions.. a little bit of surfing.  At 3:00 I was hanging out at Traffic Exchange Live like I normally do.

At 3:30 I checked my email and noticed two messages from a very well known payment processor that I use every day.  I don’t want to say the name here on my blog because I am still a little bit afraid.

The first email was titled “Your xxxx Debit MasterCard has been deactivated” and the second one said “Your account has been limited until we hear from you”.

My first thought was that this was another phishing scam.  I get at least one email a day with subjects like that.  They are usually pretty obvious.  Especially when you notice that the link they want you to click is nothing like what it appears to be.

But this one was real.

“After a recent review of your account activity, it has been determined that
you are in violation of (our) Acceptable Use Policy regarding your sales
/ offers on http://www.autoresponderprofitsystem.com/.

Therefore, your account has been limited temporarily.”

Uh-oh.

I checked my account and sure enough I could login but sending or receiving money was no longer an option.

I was out of business!

Earlier that day I had received an email from them stating that someone had attempted to do a charge back on an upgrade they purchased from me way back in January.

“We recently received a complaint regarding merchandise that was never
received or received significantly not as described.

We are contacting you to let you know that we will not be continuing this
investigation because this complaint was filed 45 or more days after the
original transaction date. However, we reserve the right for the next 180
days to begin an investigation if we later determine that this complaint
should be examined.”

No big deal, or so I thought until they decided to exercise that right to investigate my account.

I am very careful about the things I promote.  I stay away from the pyramids schemes and ponzi schemes and most business opportunities in general.  My Autoresponder Profit System site isn’t any of these things but from an outsider’s perspective it may appear that way.

I did everything I could to plead my case to the anonymous person who held my life in their hands.  I even created an account for them to login and see everything a member would see to verify that nothing was violating their terms of use.

The problem is that you only have so much control in these situations.  I had a similar experience years ago with Google Adwords (I don’t mind saying their name here).  I had a very lucrative keyword business that was earning me a lot of money until one day they decided that one of my hundreds of campaigns violated their rules.  “Which rule?”  “Here is a copy of our rules.”  “Can you be more specific?”  “Here is a copy of our rules”.  “I’m not breaking any of those rules.”  “You are suspended forever.  Have a nice day”.

When Adwords shut me down I had a very hard time starting over.  Without my primary payment processor (and all the money I left in my account) it was going to be even harder this time.

Almost exactly 24 hours after having my account suspended I received this email:

“We have further reviewed your case and determined that your account is
currently not in violation of our Acceptable Use Policy. As such, the
limitation on your account has been lifted.”

Oh yeah!

But wow was that scary!

Lesson learned… don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.  It’s time to do a sizable withdrawal and start keeping my money in a real bank.  Also, I probably need to start looking at other payment options.  That fact that my entire business can be shut down for 24 hours because of one idiot is not something I want to deal with ever again.

 

 

 

12
Jul

Happy Birthday to Me!

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Happy July 12th!

And yes, today is indeed my birthday.

Hooray!

I know you are wondering so I’ll just come out and say it…

39.

(and I plan to stay 39 for the next 5 years)

To celebrate my birthday I have decided to give a little something back as a thank you to everyone who has helped make this past year such a success.

So for the next 24 hours I am slashing the cost of the rebranding rights to each of my ebooks to just…

7 dollars each!

I have NEVER offered these so cheap before!

And I probably never will again.

In case you don’t know my three ebooks are:

http://SafelistTactics.com
http://GiveawayTactics.com
http://AutoresponderProfitSystem.com

These rebrandable ebooks have proven to be a smart way to build your downlines and make extra money by simply sharing this valuable information with other marketers.

Now you can get the rebranding rights to these ebooks for just 7 dollars each.

To take advantage of this special birthday offer sign up or login to any of my sites below:

http://SafelistTactics.com
http://GiveawayTactics.com
http://AutoresponderProfitSystem.com

And upgrade inside the members area.

The upgrade page will still show the full price but you will only be charged $7.00 for each upgrade you purchase.

How long will this birthday offer last?

I was going to leave it until midnight tonight… but there is little chance I will be home by then.  So, the 7 dollar offer will be in effect until tomorrow morning.

Don’t wait!  Help me celebrate my birthday by grabbing these ultra-cheap rebranding rights to my ebooks today!

http://SafelistTactics.com
http://GiveawayTactics.com
http://AutoresponderProfitSystem.com

Enjoy!

23
May

Hello and Happy Monday!

I had a pretty rough weekend and I am feeling a bit under the weather today but I wanted to give a quick shout out for everybody who came out on Friday and listened to my live interview with Sterling Valentine as part of his List Laser 30 Day Listbuilding Challenge.

In case you missed it… here it is!

It was a little nerve wracking but I think it went well.  Somehow Sterling managed to get me talking for a full hour which not many other people have been able to do.  Hopefully I dropped a few good nuggets in there too.

I’m not sure if I will ever get fully used to doing these interviews but this was a topic that I am very passionate about and I hope some people found it helpful.

If you have not yet started building your list Sterling Valentine’s List Laser program is a great place to start.  Not only is it free to join but with 30 days of expert training you can’t really go wrong .

Click here to join!

 

12
Oct

Ponzi Scheme Frustrations

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Hello again!

Sorry I haven’t been updating my blog as often as I would like.  I’m still around, I just haven’t had much time to write.

But today I am ready to rant!

Yep, welcome back!

So, lately I have been spending way too much time on Sweeva.  Frankly, i’m addicted.  Whatever.  In case you live under a rock Sweeva is a social marketing site / traffic exchange.  So by using it you are not only getting your site seen by other marketers but you are also getting to know a lot of other marketers socially who are promoting their own sites.

I guess recently it has really started to bug me to see how many talented Internet marketers I know are out there promoting illegal pyramid and ponzi schemes.

I know.  These programs have been around even longer than I have.   It’s not like I haven’t seen hundreds of them come and go over the years.  But it’s interesting now to finally see the faces and talk to the people who are promoting these programs in a social environment such as Sweeva.

Ok, for the record i’m no angel.  I’ve been known to bend a few laws in my time.  If I am in a hurry I might go a few mph over the speed limit.  I probably play the stereo in my car louder than I should and I might even admit to having a few mp3s on my computer that I didn’t pay for.  Hey, I’m like a modern day Jesse James.

Let’s be realistic here.  The police probably aren’t going to break your door down and haul you off to jail for promoting an affiliate link that might not be entirely legal, but does that mean you should do it?

As long as nobody gets hurt, right?

Wrong.

People do get hurt.

Money doesn’t just magically appear.

No program pays out more than it takes in.

The only way for you to make money in these programs is for other people to lose money.  Your success can only come from someone else’s failure.

Am I the only one bothered by that?

No, i’m not a lawyer or a judge.  I can’t pass absolute legal judgment over every site out there.  But if you are not selling a product or service and the only thing you are offering people is a money making opportunity then chances are it’s either an illegal pyramid scheme or an illegal ponzi scheme.

What’s that?  You program offers a product or service?  I guess that makes it legit, right?

Of course it does!

In fact, Bernie Madoff would be a free man right now if he had only thought to provide his clients with some ebooks and a rotating banner ad on his blog.

You can dress it up anyway you like.  If people are spending money on these things with the goal of making more money back then slapping on a worthless product or ad credits isn’t going to make them any more legit.

It’s frustrating to me though because sometimes I just want to grab these people and tell them what they are doing is wrong… but I can’t.  Who am I to tell them what they should or should not promote?  Right?

Look, if you have the money and you want to gamble it on one of these programs I don’t really care.  Maybe you’ll get lucky and eventually make a profit.  Congratulations on your wise business investment.

My problem is with the program owners and the people who use these programs to prey on newbies who don’t know any better.  The people who only care about making money and don’t care where it’s coming from.  To me that is more than just breaking the law… it’s just wrong.

3
Sep

Where Are The JV Giveaway Updates?

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Hey Guys.

You may have noticed that it’s been about three weeks since I have posted a new JV giveaway update on my blog or via email.  I was hoping nobody would notice but a few people have called me out on it.

Here’s the deal…  it’s a pain to update that list every week!

Ok, so maybe i’m a wuss.  It just got to the point where I would be out with my friends on Sunday night and in the back of my mind I am thinking I need to get home and update the giveaway list.  Then I get home and i’m stuck compiling a list of events at two in the morning so I can send it out before I go to bed.

The fact is that there are usually 5 or 6 new giveaway events announced every week but there are usually only 1 or 2 per month worth promoting.  That’s not to say that the other events are not worth joining because they are free and they do still get me signups.  It’s just a lot of work to do every week without much of a reward.

I’m still updating the calendar inside my JV Giveaway Tactics website.  That’s easy enough to do.  I’m just not sure if it’s worth the time to do the weekly blog post and email updates.

For example I just updated the calendar tonight.  I added 7 new giveaway events.  Of those 7, only 1 is really worth mentioning.  That one is the Goodfellas JV Giveaway.  That site is run on the latest giveaway script, has a unique domain name, and has all custom graphics.  The other giveaways are all cookie-cutter designs that are hosted in folders with probably 20 other websites.

Seriously, if you can’t afford $10 for a domain name how much faith am I going to put in you to be able to run a successful giveaway?

So I want to hear what you guys think.  I plan on keeping the calendar updated inside the JV Giveaway Tactics website.  Would you prefer that I keep doing the emails and blog posts listing all the current giveaways?  Or would you prefer just the occasionally announcement about new giveaways worth joining?

Lemme know!

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15
Aug

Safelist Solo Ad Stats

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Hey guys.

Last month I relaunched my Safelist Marketing Tactics site.  As part of this promotion I decided to purchase a few safelist solo ads to help spread the word.  Since I always track my ads I thought you might be interested in checking out some of my stats.

I should point out that these stats probably aren’t as reliable as my monthly safelist reports.  Usually my stats are based on a full month of daily mailings.  These solo ad stats are 1-time mailings all sent within a few days of each other.  I probably would have gotten better results if I had spaced them out over a period of time so take that into consideration.

Total Clicks Unique Clicks Action Sales CTA CTS Cost CPS
European Safelist 612 563 16 4 2.84% 0.71% $7.00 $1.75
Adsolutionline 1,618 1,135 87 18 7.67% 1.59% $35.00 $1.94
Global Safelist 76 75 6 2 8.00% 2.67% $4.89 $2.45
AdTactics 822 799 27 7 3.38% 0.88% $20.00 $2.86
List Effects 287 279 13 6 4.66% 2.15% $25.00 $4.17
Elite Safelist 636 629 21 6 3.34% 0.95% $29.95 $4.99
List Joe 1,731 1,644 64 19 3.89% 1.16% $100.00 $5.26
FreeSafelistMailer 672 653 36 6 5.51% 0.92% $34.99 $5.83
SOATM 325 259 10 2 3.86% 0.77% $19.95 $9.98

“Clicks” is how many people viewed my splash page.  “Action” is how many people clicked the link on my splash page to go to the main site.  “Sales” is how many people joined my site.  CTA and CTS are “clicks to action” and “clicks to sale”.  “Cost” is how much I paid for the solo ads and CPS is the “cost per sale”.

Not the greatest results.  Especially since I usually try to shoot for $1.00 per sign-up.

European Safelist ended up being the best deal.  I actually sent that solo ad for free as part of my monthly upgraded membership which costs $7.00.  I usually get 7-10 sign-ups from my monthly European Safelist solo ad which is what makes me think all theses results are a little bit weaker than they could have been.

Adsolutionline ended up being a pretty good deal.  It’s a little more expensive than the other solo ads but Adsolutionline has always been a responsive safelist for me.

I’m pretty disappointed in the viral list builders.  I normally get great results from these sites but it appears the solo ads weren’t really worth it this time.  List Joe brought me a lot of sign-ups but if you are going to spend $100 on advertising you’re probably better off with the monthly upgrade.

Just as with my monthly safelist stats please keep in mind that these stats are the results of my own marketing methods.  Your results may vary.  The only way to know for sure what works best for you is to track your results!  You can get a free link tracker from from TE Toolbox.

 Safelist Solo Ad Stats