The Best Safelists for October 2010

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Hello and welcome to October!

I’m sure glad last month is over.  I’ve been doing a lot offline work at a new concert venue here in town and haven’t had much time to work on my online stuff.  When I am online I’ve been spending much of my time branding myself and building my list at Sweeva.  The results have been fantastic but the social aspect can be very time consuming.

Even with all that going on I still manage to find time to do my safelist and viral list builder submissions every day.  Before we get to the monthly safelist stats here’s what’s going on in the industry…

Two new list builders launched last month.  Both of them are running on the same script that List Effects started using a few months ago.  The script doesn’t offer a lot of bells and whistles but for a mailer it gets the job done.

The first site launched at the beginning of last month called Power Profit List.  The site is owned my Michael Coursey who is a well respected traffic exchange owner.  As you will see in my stats below Power Profit List is performing well above expectations.  Hopefully that will continue into this month.

The other new mailer just launched yesterday and is called Quick List Profits.  They are waiting until they hit 2000 members before they open the mailing part of the site but considering over 1000 people joined yesterday I am guessing we won’t have to wait long.  I just know that when the mailer opens at Quick List Profits I am going to enjoy getting my ads in front of those 2000 new members.

And finally, my good friend Winter Perkins dropped a bombshell on me earlier this week when she told me she is going to be taking over Reactive Adz from David Foley.  Reactive Adz is an amazing looking safelist but in my opinion it has never fully lived up to it’s potential.  I think Winter has what it takes to whip Reactive Adz back into shape.  I don’t think the take over is official yet but look for some big changes at Reactive Adz over the next few months.

Ok, ready for the stats?

Like any other successful Internet marketer I use tracking links to gather valuable statistics about my ads to let me know which advertising sites are bringing me the best results.  Every month I share my safelist and viral list builder stats here on my blog.  These stats are a results of promoting several splash pages for my ebook Safelist Marketing Tactics.  I do pay for upgraded memberships at most of these safelists so if the numbers seem higher than what you are getting as a free member that’s probably why.

Total Clicks Unique Clicks Action Sales CTA CTS
State of the Art Mailer 4,209 2,114 79 22 3.74% 1.04%
List Joe 2,118 1,467 51 19 3.48% 1.30%
List Zillion 1,386 779 59 13 7.57% 1.67%
DownlineBuilderDirect 2,463 1,036 55 14 5.31% 1.35%
AdTactics 2,891 869 56 13 6.44% 1.50%
Power Profit List 882 584 46 12 7.88% 2.05%
ListBuildingMaximizer 2,091 804 67 9 8.33% 1.12%
List Auction 1,370 727 39 6 5.36% 0.83%
ViralAdStore 1,292 726 33 6 4.55% 0.83%
Adsolutionline 2,406 895 29 5 3.24% 0.56%

“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”.  I ranked these safelists by sales but it is also important to look at the other numbers to determine how responsive each safelist really is.

Have I mentioned how much I love State of the Art Mailer?  (swoon)

It’s nice to see List Joe back on top again where it belongs.  Welcome back List Joe!

The newest entry on the list is Power Profit List which launched at the beginning of last month.  Not a huge amount of traffic but it’s very “active” traffic which is what really counts.  Let’s hope that momentum carries into next month as well.

The big shocker this month is DownlineBuilderDirect.  This site has been around for awhile as a non-credit based viral list builder but recently made the switch to credits.  I picked up a lifetime upgrade and was starting to think I wasted my money after the dismal results I was receiving over the last few months.  Looks like things are finally picking up!

If you are not already a member of ListBuildingMaximizer you can join there and you are sure to receive some solo ads offering discounts on the upgrade at DownlineBuilderDirect.  Even if you’re not interested the upgrade you should be a member of ListBuildingMaximizer anyways because it’s just an excellent mailer.

That’s it for this update.  Keep in mind that all the stats you see above are a result of my own advertising efforts with my own ads.  Your results may vary but you’ll never know it unless you are tracking your ads!  You can get a free link tracker that will show you which ad sites work best for you from TE Toolbox.

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Reactive Adz – Safelist Review

Author: Jerry Iannucci

It’s getting near the end of the month and I just realized I have only written one review of the new safelists I tested last month.

So, i’m going to do a nice quick and easy review today of Reactive Adz.

Reactive Adz really isn’t a new safelist.  I actually joined when it launched about 2 years ago (I think) because I won a free 1-month upgraded membership.  I tested the site then but it was still very new and didn’t have a very large membership so the results weren’t great.

I let my upgraded membership expire and I had not logged into the site again until last month.  I decided to give it another shot and see if it had improved since my previous experience.

Reactive Adz is owned and operated by David Foley who runs a very successful traffic exchange called Traffic Taxis.

One of the interesting things about the Reactive Adz homepage is that there is absolutely no mention of the word “safelist”.  I know safelists might be considered outdated in some circles which could be why they choose to distance themselves from the word but rest assured Reactive Adz is indeed a credits based safelist.  In fact, it is run on the exact same script as some of the most popular credit safelists.  So while the ad copy may promote list building you should know that you are only going to build a list with Reactive Adz if you are promoting your own lead capture page with your own autoresponder.

I think one of the things that really sets Reactive Adz apart from other safelists is the design of the site.  Reactive Adz is literally oozing with style as the “radioactive” theme can be found everywhere on the site.  This has nothing to do with how responsive the site is but it sure makes it more fun to login there every day and it should make getting referrals easier when they get a look at the design.

Speaking of referrals, Reactive Adz offers some great upgrade offers and generous commissions from your downline.  I even snatched up a lifetime upgrade offer which I am sure made whoever my sponsor is very happy.  If you hate seeing upgrade offers then Reactive Adz might not be great for you but there is definitely no shortage of ways to make money from your referrals.

One other really good thing about Reactive Adz is that they keep the number of emails in your inbox to a minimum.  I think I average about 30 emails a day.  I also find it difficult to stockpile credits.  Even as an upgraded member those daily credit emails become very valuable if you want to be able to email the entire list every day.  This usually results in a very responsive safelist since more members are actively opening their emails every day.

Ok, so what about the stats?

June 21 – July 21
Raw Clicks:  3,038
Unique Clicks:  907
Actions:  119
Sign-ups:  4

“Actions” represents the number of people who clicked the link on my splash page to go to my main site.  119 seems like a really high number of clicks to receive only 4 sign-ups.  I’m pretty sure my site converts better than that but… the numbers don’t lie.

This seems like pretty mixed results to me.  On one hand Reactive Adz is bringing a lot of very active people to my site but unfortunately not many of them are actually signing up.  This is something I am going to have to keep my eye on.  It’s possible I just need to find a better offer that interests these people however it’s surprising that my ads that work great on other safelists are not yet doing it for me here.

So overall.. mixed results.  I’ll definitely keep using Reactive Adz as part of my daily safelist routine and hopefully my number of sign-ups will start to increase soon.  I’ll keep you posted.

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