1
Jul

The Best Safelists for July 2013

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome to July.

A few notable launches from last month…

Darren Olander and Matt Koshko raised the bar again with the release of Marketing Checkpoint. Marketing Checkpoint is more than just another mailer. It’s a full fledged social networking site that rewards activity with the ability to send your email ads to other members. In addition to the mailer Marketing Checkpoint allows members to post articles and participate in conversations about safelist and other forms of marketing. The Marketing Checkpoint mailer has been open for 2 weeks and so far has been showing a lot of promise.

The other big launch was from Rina Baxter who released Golden Chest Mailer. The site is run on the LFMVM script and has been showing a lot of activity. Worth checking out if you are looking for a new place to send your ads.

And now the stats.

Here’s how it works. Every day I submit ads to 40+ safelists and viral list builders promoting my own safelist Mister Safelist. I am promoting a variety of splash pages and have started mixing up my emails with songs parodies just for fun. I spend time every day reading emails for credits and I am upgraded at most of the sites I use which allows me to send my ads more often and to more people. Your results may vary.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
List Adventure 3991 59.00% 12 0.30%
Bweeble 2118 65.00% 10 0.47%
100 Percent Mailer 2922 58.00% 6 0.21%
List Jumper 2258 71.00% 6 0.27%
State of the Art Mailer 2217 63.00% 6 0.27%
Top Tier Mailer 1669 50.00% 5 0.30%
List Bonus 1341 58.00% 5 0.37%
Marketing Checkpoint 652 63.00% 5 0.77%
Viral List Builder Plus 3553 49.00% 5 0.14%
European Safelist 1139 47.00% 5 0.44%
Golden Chest Mailer 2212 57.00% 4 0.18%
List Viral 2223 62.00% 4 0.18%
Max Mailer Pro 4550 41.00% 4 0.09%
Viral Nugget 1891 53.00% 4 0.21%
List Nerds 1044 61.00% 4 0.38%
Adchiever 3726 62.00% 4 0.11%

Total June sign-ups (including mailers not listed here): 127

Relatively slow month. I’m in the process of weeding out sites that have been producing poor results and replacing them with some new mailers that I haven’t tried.

Keep in mind that the stats above are the result of my own marketing efforts. I provide these stats to show what is working best for me. What works best for you might be something entirely different. To find out what works best for you track your own stats with trck.me.

1
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.

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