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Nov

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.

1
Oct

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.

 

1
Sep

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.

1
Aug

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.

 

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!

 

1
Jun

The Best Safelists for June 2020

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome to June!

I know things are still crazy in the offline world but for anyone working online right now things are starting to look really good.  I haven’t crunched all of my numbers yet from last month but I will tell you that Mister Safelist paid out more money in commissions to it’s affiliates for May than it ever has before.  This is a great time to be working online and safelists are hotter than they have been in years.  If you are still not taking advantage of safelist advertising for your business now is the time to start.

Speaking of taking advantage of safelists… Did you know that Janet Legere launched a new safelist last month?  It’s called Stay at Home Mailer and it is well worth your trouble to try it out.  In case you don’t know Janet she is a bit of a legend in Internet marketing with over 16 years of experience in helping other people start at home businesses.  Her new mailer should prove to be an excellent way to tap into that pool of prospects to help build your own business.  Stay at Home Mailer is free to join but do consider one of the upgrade offers to take advantage of everything Janet has to offer.  Click the banner below to join.

I would also like to shine a spotlight this month on Rob Gehring who runs TrafficLeads2IncomeVM.  Not content to just run a great mailer last week Rob launched his brand new MSF500 (Massive Success Funnel) upgrade package on his site.  Not only does this package include a top level upgrade at TrafficLeads2IncomeVM but it also gets you access to his unique funnel system along with one-on-one coaching with Rob himself.  I know Rob is one of the hardest working guys in the business so if you are still struggling to find ways to make ends meet check out Rob’s MSF500 system.  You can access it as a member of TrafficLeads2IncomeVM which you can join through the banner below.

Ok, let’s move on to my safelist stats from last month.

Every day (or as often as I can) I submit my ads to 40+ safelists using as many credits as I can to reach as many members as I can.  I am currently promoting a lead capture page that I use to build my email list.  I do have upgraded memberships at many of these sites and still spend a lot of time reading emails to earn credits.  I don’t belong to every safelist out there but do occasionally replace inactive safelists with newer ones.  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 ;)

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
Viral URL 191 78.00% 5 2.62%
State of the Art Mailer 2613 64.00% 4 0.15%
List Mailer Plus 1197 48.00% 3 0.25%
European Safelist 5228 56.00% 2 0.04%
List Nerds 835 52.00% 2 0.24%

Total May Sign-ups: 30

A bit of a drop from last month.  I haven’t changed my ads at all in the last 2 months so it isn’t too surprising.  I haven’t decided yet if I am going to leave things the way they are or promote something else this month.  Either way I think it is important to remind you that you should be changing your ads as often as possible to keep things fresh.  I think we have seen from the last few months that even using fresh subjects for your emails can help improve conversions of ads you’ve been running for awhile.

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!

 

2
Jun

The Best Safelists for June 2011

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Hello fellow Internet marketers!

Once again it is time to dig out my stats and show you what safelists and viral list builders have been working best for me during the previous month.

But first, the news…

Actually, there isn’t much news this month.  This biggest thing happening right now is yesterday’s launch of Sean Supplee’s new viral list builder called “List Ablaze“.  The site is running on the same script as many of the other recent viral list builders but with a few custom modifications that should help it outperform some of it’s competitors.

Obviously I don’t have any stats to share for List Ablaze this month but knowing Sean and how well these scripts perform I would definitely recommend getting your ads in there while the site is still hot.

Ok, time for the stats…

I always have to preface this by saying that these are my stats from advertising my sites.  I am promoting a squeeze page and tracking the number of new sign-ups to my list.  I am also upgraded on most of these sites which often allows me to send more emails than free members.

Here’s the top 10 list…


Hits Unique Signups Ratio
Viral URL 102 86.00% 46 45.10%
List Bonus 1785 75.00% 36 2.02%
The Lead Magnet 1192 65.00% 26 2.18%
StateoftheArtMailer 3619 76.00% 20 0.55%
Quick List Profits 553 68.00% 16 2.89%
List Effects 493 66.00% 11 2.23%
AdsolutionLine 2053 44.00% 9 0.44%
AdTactics 1401 68.00% 9 0.64%
AdsolutionLine 393 75.00% 9 2.29%
Elevated Power List 417 56.00% 8 1.92%

Total sign-ups for May from safelists and viral list builders: 245

Another excellent month.  No big surprises.  My gold membership at Viral URL continues to dominate.  List Bonus, The Lead Magnet, and State of the Art Mailer also remain right at the top of the list where they have been for awhile.  If you’re not already a member of any of these they are definitely worth your time.

As I stated earlier these are my stats from advertising my squeeze pages.  Your results may differ but you will never know unless you are tracking your ads.  Need a link tracker?  You can get the same one that I am using for free from TE Toolbox.

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1
May

The Best Safelists for May 2011

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Greetings and welcome to May!

Let’s hope this month brings a few more flowers and a lot less showers.

The big story this month is… List Bonus!  This new viral list builder quietly launched at the start of last month.  I say quietly because the site had been actively promoted for a few months prior to this as part of the beta testing so when the site officially launched there wasn’t much excitement surrounding it.

List Bonus is rocking!  Lots of sign-ups and very few emails in my inbox.  Check my stats below and you will understand why I am so excited about this one.

Viral Mail Profits is also starting to do really well.  This is the safelist and viral list builder organizer that just added it’s own mailer.  This is a unique mailer with some cool functions.  I have been spending a few extra credits when sending my ads to make people answer a survey question about my page.   This forces people to actually look at my page and gets me some valuable feedback as well.  So far, it is working great.

Ok, let’s get to the stats.

As usual I need to throw out a few disclaimers.  First, these are my stats based on my advertising efforts.  I am advertising my squeeze pages that promote my Safelist Marketing Tactics ebook.  Also, I do have upgraded accounts on most of these sites which sometimes allow me to mail more often than free members.  Your mileage may vary.

Total sign-ups in April from all safelists and viral list builders (including those not listed here): 209

Ok, here’s the stats…

Hits Unique Subscribers Ratio
List Bonus
1,683 73% 36 2.14%
State of the Art Mailer 3,801 74% 21 0.55%
Viral URL 42 88% 19 45.24%
List Adventure
640 58% 14 2.19%
Downline Builder Direct 1,301 55% 11 0.85%
Viral Mail Profits
545 77% 11 2.02%
List Zillion
445 73% 11 2.47%
The Lead Magnet 1,364 66% 9 0.66%
Elevated Power List
306 60% 7 2.29%
Quick List Profits 723 68% 6 0.83%

Excellent month for safelists and viral list builders!

As I said earlier, List Bonus is definitely the place to be advertising right now.

Nuff said.

Ok, that’s it for this month.  For once I don’t know of any new launches coming up in the near future.  That’s probably good because I have my hands full right now with more than enough safelists and viral list builders.

Remember, my results may be different than your own but the only way you will ever know is if you are tracking your results.  Don’t have a tracker?  Get one for free when you join TE Toolbox.  That’s what I use and it works for me.

 The Best Safelists for April 2011
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1
Apr

The Best Safelists for April 2011

Author: Jerry Iannucci

I have come to the conclusion that safelists and viral list builders don’t work so this will be my final update.

Wait for it…

April Fools!

Ok, that was weak.  We all know safelists and viral list builders rock.  I will keep posting my stats every month until they stop rocking which I suspect won’t be for a very long time.

Did you hear that Viral Mail Profits had a relaunch last month?  That’s no joke!  In my opinion Viral Mail Profits is the best tool to manage all of your safelist and viral list builder mailings from one location.  They have now added their own mailer to allow you to send your ads to other Viral Mail Profits members.  I don’t have any stats to share this month but the results have been very good so far.

The latest viral list builder just launched a few days ago from Michael Coursey.  I’m talking about My Viral List Profits.  This one is so new I haven’t even had a chance to test it out yet.  I do have a special promo code that you can use if you want to test it out for yourself.  This is an exclusive promo code so don’t go sharing it with everybody you know (ok, you can share it with a few people).  Use promo code “safelistexclusivecode” to get 1000 credits, 1000 banner impressions, and 1000 text ads.  It’s only good for the first 100 people who use it so don’t wait too long to use it.  Enjoy!

Ok, let’s get to the stats…

Last month I picked up a total of 191 subscribers just from advertising my squeeze pages on safelists and viral list builders.

Keep in mind that I have upgraded memberships at most of the safelists and viral list builders which often allows me to send more ads more often.  So your results with some of these sites may vary.

Hits Unique Subscribers Ratio
Viral URL 60 92% 32 53.33%
The Lead Magnet 1,272 70% 16 1.26%
Quick List Profits 694 68% 14 2.02%
State of the Art Mailer 3,996 76% 13 0.33%
Instant Profit List 560 65% 13 2.32%
Power Profit List
538 65% 12 2.23%
Ultimate Profit List
445 73% 11 2.47%
Adchiever 1,372 74% 10 0.73%
List Joe
1,695 69% 9 0.53%
AdsolutionLine 2,945 43% 8 0.27%

For years people have been telling me to try Viral URL but I resisted because it’s not credit based and I don’t care about link cloaking and viral ad bars.  But their “Gold” membership allows me to email 3,000 random members every 3 days.  That doesn’t sound like much but the results speak for themselves.  I think I will be sticking with Viral URL for awhile.

As far as the credit based sites, I am sure Stefan Berg will be happy to see that The Lead Magnet is on top once again.  Way to go Stefan!

As a matter of fact, almost all of the new viral list builder sites have been kicking butt lately.  It’s nice to see something new taking place in the industry that is actually working.  If you are not a member of any of the new viral list builders listed above do give them a try.  They are very simple to use and the results have been great.

That’s going to do it for this update.  Keep in mind that all the stats that 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.

The Best Safelists for April 2011
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1
Mar

The Best Safelists for March 2011

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome to March!

It’s a new month and that means it’s time to dig out my tracker stats and see which safelists and viral list builders having been performing the best for me lately.

But first… here’s what’s new!

Last month Guido Nussbaum threw his hat into the ring with launch of his own viral list builder called Instant List Empire.  The site launched around the middle of the month so I don’t have a full month of tracking data to share.  But the results I have received so far have been excellent.  I’m looking forward to see how it compares with the other VLBs when I run my stats next month.

The List Auction added a new security feature to their surfbar that prevents more than one credit link from being clicked at a time.  Members are required to view a page for the full 15 seconds before they can move on to the next site.  In theory this should increase conversions but activity has been somewhat slow there lately.  I’m anxious to see if this new technique catches on.

Now for the stats!

If you remember back in January I switched my tracking service to TE Toolbox and starting tracking squeeze pages that build my list instead of splash pages that promote my membership sites.  The results have been great and I am happy to say I have a finally have a full month of stats to share.

From advertising my squeeze pages exclusively in safelists and viral list builders I picked up another 241 subscribers last month.

Keep in mind that I am promoting an offer specifically targeted to safelist users.  I also have upgraded memberships at most of the safelists and viral list builders which often allows me to send more ads more often.  So your results with these sites may vary.

Ok, ok… here’s the list:

Hits Unique Subscribers Ratio
The Lead Magnet 932 60% 27 2.90%
Global Safelist 2,162 38% 22 1.02%
Quick List Profits 809 68% 20 2.47%
Viral URL 45 87% 17 37.78%
AdTactics 1,309 24% 12 0.92%
List Effects 472 64% 10 2.12%
State of the Art Mailer 3,913 75% 10 0.26%
List Joe 1,462 77% 10 0.68%
Viral Ad Store 923 62% 9 0.98%
Instant Profit List 491 67% 9 1.83%

Congrats to Stefan Berg and The Lead Magnet for reclaiming the top spot once again.  Stefan is doing really great stuff with this new VLB.  If you’re not a member yet you’re definitely missing out.

And check out Global Safelist proving you don’t need to be the new kid on the block to be a highly responsive mailer.  I’ve been promoting at Global Safelist for several years now it still continues to produce great results for me.

You might notice a new addition to the list.  I joined Viral URL several years ago as a free member but never got very much out of it.  After constantly hearing about it for so long I decided to try it again with an upgraded “gold” membership.  I didn’t get a ton of traffic but the conversion ratio on the traffic I did receive was outstanding!

That’s all for this month.

Remember, what works best for me might not work as well for you.  The only way to know which advertising sites work the best for you is to track your own results.  You can get a great free tracker and start tracking your ads today from TE Toolbox.

 The Best Safelists for February 2011
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