Program Review: Landing Page Monkey

Author: Jerry Iannucci

One of the most important parts of any sales funnel is your landing page.  In most cases this is your prospect’s first introduction to you and whatever it is you are promoting.  Having a good landing page could make all the difference in whether or not your new prospect becomes a customer.

Over the last few months I have tried a number of landing pager design services that offer page building platforms and can also host the pages for you.  I was looking for something easy enough for any newbie to get inside and create a killer landing page without costing an arm an a leg.

I settled on “Landing Page Monkey” which was advertised as a way to take away all of the work normally involved in creating great looking landing pages.

I like Landing Page Monkey because you don’t need to touch a single line of code to make your page. Simply log into your dashboard, click your way through the user-friendly form, and in just five minutes you can have a cutting-edge, high-converting and mobile-responsive landing page to build your mailing list or sell your products.

A created a few sample pages so you can get an idea of how easy it is to make a professional looking landing page.

Sample 1 – A blank template.

Sample 2 – A blank template with a YouTube video in the background.

Sample 3 – A finished landing page.

Here’s some of the key features offered by Landing Page Monkey:

• Delivers highly customizable pages. You can quickly fine-tune your landing page to get just the right look and feel to seamlessly integrate with your site. Landing Page Monkey lets you change layouts, font colors, font styles, background graphics and even background videos to give your landing page a cutting-edge, polished design that’s sure to impress.

• Make changes on the fly. You can tweak your landing page without disrupting sales or sign ups, touching the code, or uploading anything. Just log into your dashboard, make your changes, and hit save to instantly update your pages.

• Works with all major autoresponders.

• Works on your server or Landing Page Monkey will host your page for you. You can upload these pages to your own site, or save on bandwidth by letting Landing Page Monkey host the page for you at no extra charge.

• Tracks your campaigns. Landing Page Monkey tracks your impressions and mailing list sign ups so you can optimize your campaigns for maximum profits!

• Your pages will show up on all smart phones, tablets, laptops and other devices. Plus they’ve been rigorously tested to work across platforms, including Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer and other major browsers.

• Saves you time and money. In just minutes you’ll have a beautiful landing page that looks like it was created by a high-priced web designer.

I’m really glad I gave Landing Page Monkey a try.  Being able to add any YouTube video as the background is super cool. I also love the way I can animate the ad to make it really stand out.  Having my ad automatically optimized for mobile devices and different screen sizes is also a huge plus!  The only downsides are as I am a little techy I wouldn’t mind a little more flexibility with the design options.  Also if there is a way to make a splash page without including the autoresponder sign-up form I haven’t figured out how to do it yet.

For sure if you want a great landing page maker that is easy to use, makes professional looking pages, and includes free hosting Landing Page Monkey is a great product.

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The Best Safelists for May 2021

Author: Jerry Iannucci

We’re back!

I apologize for not having any stats to share last month.  In March I relaunched my ebook and website for Safelist Marketing Tactics.  I had hoped to share the amazing response my new lead capture pages received but I used an old tracking link that didn’t have source tracking turned on.  At the end of the month I had stats for nearly 100 new subscribers but no idea from which safelists they came from.  Whoops!

I’m happy to announce that everything is fixed and running smoothly now.  The initial excitement may have died down a little but Safelist Marketing Tactic was designed to be an evergreen product that can pull in new subscribers 365 days a year.  I’ll keep tweaking my ads but so far I have been very happy with the results of the new program.  If you’re not already a member check it out!

Below are my top safelist stats from April.  I submit my ads to 40+ safelists using as many credits as I can to reach as many members as I can.  I do have upgraded memberships at many of these sites and still spend a lot of time reading emails to earn credits.  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 address.  My own Mister Safelist does not appear on this list (I test other things there) but if it were it would probably be near the top ;)

Name Hits Unique Signups Ratio
European Safelist 5376 64.00% 14 0.26%
State of the Art Mailer 2526 60.00% 7 0.28%
Ads Messenger 1415 57.00% 6 0.42%
List Avail 1140 50.00% 3 0.26%
Viral URL 80 71.00% 2 2.50%

Total April Sign-ups: 49

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


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


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.


The Best Safelists for March 2021

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome back!

Keeping it quick this month because I have something big to announce in the next few days.  It’s going to be great!

Until then here are my safelist stats from last month.

I have been busy working on another project so I resurrected an older lead capture page for an ebook to promote last month.  The “Signups” below show how many people have subscribed to my list and verified their email address from the 40 or so safelists I am currently using. I do have an upgraded membership at many of these sites which often allows me to send my ads more often to more members. However, I do still spend a lot of time every month reading emails to earn credits.

Name Hits Unique Signups Ratio
European Safelist 4840 68.00% 15 0.34%
Ads Messenger 1208 63.00% 4 0.33%
Viral URL 107 86.00% 3 2.80%
List Adventure 1095 50.00% 3 0.27%

Total February Sign-ups: 47

Keep in mind that these stats are only showing what is currently working for me and my ads at this time.  What might work best for you and your ads might be something entirely different.  The only way to know what works best for you is to track your own ads.  For this I recommend HitsConnect.


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
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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!



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.

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.


The Best Safelists for November 2020

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome back!

It’s November 2020 and safelist marketing is still one of the best ways to cheaply and effectively build your lists and promote your offers to a highly responsive audience that continues to grow every day.

During the month of October I decided to use my safelist credits to promote splash pages for Mister Safelist.  My stats are generated from using only the credit mailers and do not include login ads or banners ads or anything like that.  I am upgraded at many of these sites and try to spend time every day reading emails to earn credits.  I currently submit to 40-50 different safelists.  I don’t use every safelist out there and I am constantly updating that list based on my advertising results.  I do not include my own Mister Safelist here as I prefer to let other reviewers take care of that.  I provide these stats only to show what is currently working best for me.  Your results may vary.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
State of the Art Mailer 2284 64.00% 7 0.31%
European Safelist 4906 65.00% 4 0.06%
TezzerMail 603 50.00% 2 0.33%
List Adventure 1880 46.00% 2 0.11%
List Avail 894 50.00% 1 0.11%

Total October Sign-Ups: 28

Not a bad month.  I typically get better results from promoting lead capture pages to build by list so 28 sign-ups to safelist from promoting splash pages is pretty good.  Please note that the stats above are provided only to show what is working best for me.  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.  I recommend using HitsConnect to handle all of your link tracking needs.


The Best Safelists for October 2020

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Happy October!

I hope you are keeping active and seeing lots of success from all of your online marketing efforts.

As usual I am still here singing the praises of safelist marketing as one of the cheapest and easiest methods to bring real targeted traffic to whatever it is you are promoting.

Every month I share the stats I obtained from my previous month of safelist advertising.  Last month I used all of my traffic to promote a lead capture page giving away a free ebook called “No More 9-5“.  The stats below reflect the number of people who saw my page and subscribed to my list.  I used about 40 different safelists throughout the month to send my ads.  While I do have upgraded memberships at most of the safelists I use I still spend a lot of time clicking credit links to send my ads to more people.  These stats were obtained using only the standard credit mailer and do not include banner ads, login ads, etc.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
State of the Art Mailer 2811 62.00% 4 0.11%
European Safelist 4314 41.00% 3 0.05%
Traffic Leads 2 Income 850 41.00% 3 0.35%
List Adventure 1698 31.00% 2 0.12%
List Avail 957 54.00% 2 0.21%
Leads N Profits 715 52.00% 2 0.28%

Total September Sign-ups: 34

Please note that the stats I share here are the results of my own marketing efforts throughout the previous month for the pages I am promoting.  What works best for me might not be the same as what works best for you.  These lists are intended to be a jumping off point for you.  To find out what works best for you and what you are promoting you need to track your own ads.  I recommend using HitsConnect to handle all of your link tracking needs.



The Best Safelists for September 2020

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome back to the blog.

September is here and now is a good time to boost our marketing efforts and start focusing on using the best traffic sources to help build our online businesses.  It’s important to be out there every day getting our ads in front of as many people as possible as often as possible.  Safelist marketing is a great way to that.

The biggest new safelist to launch last month is a collaboration between Marty Petrizza and Greg Hickman called The Crypto Mailer.  Marty and Greg are both well established owners of some of the most popular online mailers.  That alone would make me want to join but what’s most interesting is that The Crypto Mailer is a “paid members only” mailer that only accepts crypto currency.  That means all members seeing your ads here are proven buyers who use crypto currency.  You may think that may limit your audience but almost anyone promoting online business opportunities today is leaving a lot of money on the table if they don’t at least accept bitcoin.  If you are promoting anything that can benefit from having an audience of crypto users check out The Crypto Mailer.

Let’s get to this month’s stats.

As usual I promote my ads to about 40 different safelists every month.  I do have a lot of upgraded memberships but I still spend a lot of time clicking every day to try and send my ads to as many people as possible as often as possible.  If you want to see a sample of the page I am currently promoting in safelists you can click here. The “Sign Ups” below reflect how many people have confirmed their email address after opting in to my list.  The sign-ups only come from email ads and do not include banners or login ads.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
European Safelist 3130 62.00% 6 0.19%
State of the Art Mailer 2767 63.00% 6 0.18%
Trend Mails 2077 30.00% 5 0.24%
Leads N Profits 706 54.00% 4 0.57%
List Avail 1042 53.00% 3 0.29%

Total August Sign-ups: 47

That’s all for this month.  Keep in mind that the mailers that work best for me might not be the best for everyone.  It really depends on what you are promoting and how you are promoting it.  It’s always a good idea to track your own ads to find out what traffic sources work best for you.  For a good link tracker that can handle all of your marketing links check out HitsConnect.


The Best Safelists for August 2020

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome to August.

I hope everyone has been having a productive summer and that your online businesses are thriving.

As someone who has been doing this Internet marketing stuff for a very long time I have collected a number of tools which I use to make my work easier and more profitable.  One tool that I recommend every marketer have is an effective link tracking tool.  Link trackers tell you exactly where your traffic is coming from and if used correctly where your sales are coming from.  This make it much easier to target your traffic and hopefully make you more money.

In June I swapped out almost all of my tracking links and started using the ones provided by HitsConnect.  It was much easier than I thought it would be and the features provided by them were on par if not better than what I had been using.  July was the first full month I used HitsConnect to track my safelist ads and the results were not what I was expecting.

In short, either the ad I am promoting is so stale it’s dead or I am doing something very wrong.  According to my autoresponder I received 39 new subscribers in July vs the 18 reported by my tracker.

I suppose there is always going to be some discrepancies.  In May my autoresponder said my ad generated 52 new subscribers vs 42 reported by my old link tracker.  It could just be that people are finding my ad from outside of the safelists but I am still not convinced everything is working right yet.  I’m going to try the same ad with a different tracker next month and then for sure I will have something new to promote in September.

These are my results from July.  I gathered these stats from the 30-40 different safelists and mailers that I use to promote my ads every month. I am currently promoting a lead capture page that I am using to build my list.  The “sign-ups” represent the number of people who have subscribed to my list and verified their email address. These stats are provided only to show what is currently working best for me and my ads. Your results my vary.

Hits Signups
Viral URL 192 6
List Mailer Plus 1088 2
List Avail 971 2
TezzerMail 677 2

Total July Sign-ups: 18

As I said, I am not sure everything is working properly.  Noticeably missing are European Safelist and State of the Art Mailer which normally generate at least a few monthly sign-ups.  Again, it’s probably just because my ad has gone stale and is no longer generating sign-ups like when I first published it.