1
Mar

The Best Safelists for March 2013

Author: Jerry Iannucci

It’s March!

It’s been a little bit quiet in the safelist/vlb community over the last few months but not any more.  There were quite a few big launches last month that promise to bring in a lot of new members for us to advertise to.

Clearly the biggest launch last month was List Nerds from the guys at TimTech.  If you don’t know who TimTech is you’ve probably never surfed a traffic exchange.  These guys are arguably the leaders of the TE industry and are responsible for sites like trck.me, AdKreator, Click Track Profit, I Love Hits, StartXchange, and Sweeva (to name a few).  After years of telling them how good safelists and viral list builders are they have finally taken the plunge by launching their own viral list builder.  It’s awesome!  List Nerds was built from the ground up and includes a lot of new features not seen in any other mailers.  The best part about List Nerds is that it’s not a “launch it and forget it” site.  TimTech has the resources to bring in thousands of new members and promises to be active for many years to come.  If you haven’t done it yet definitely join List Nerds and start building your downline now.

Some of the other big launches last month were Puffin Mailer from Dan Moses (4x4Hits), 100PercentMailer from Matthew Graves (TopTierMailer), and Fugitive Traffic Mailer from Jeff Parker (Traffic Fugitive).  All of these mailers are presented by very experienced owners and offer unique twists to make them stand out.  They are all worth joining if for any other reason than to take advantage of all of their recent activity.

Enough about those guys.  Let’s get to my stats…

Here’s how it works.  I am active in 40+ safelists and viral list builders.  I send my ads every day (or as often as they will let me) which promote my own Mister Safelist splash pages.  I am upgraded in most of these sites and spend time every day reading enough emails which allow me to send my ads to the most number of people.  Your results my vary.

Hits Unique Signups Ratio
Adchiever 3561 24.00% 11 0.31%
State of the Art Mailer 2673 23.00% 11 0.41%
List Jumper 2894 31.00% 10 0.35%
Max Mailer Pro 4413 14.00% 9 0.20%
Viral List Builder Plus 3389 19.00% 9 0.27%
Bweeble 2726 30.00% 9 0.33%
Puffin Mailer 1739 26.00% 7 0.40%
Viral Cash Mailer 1208 12.00% 7 0.58%
AdTactics 1293 15.00% 5 0.39%
European Safelist 1088 20.00% 5 0.46%
Elite Safelist 2047 14.00% 4 0.20%
List Bonus 1602 25.00% 4 0.25%
TopTierMailer 1056 19.00% 4 0.38%
Fugative Traffic Mailer 1038 23.00% 4 0.39%
List Outbreak 736 20.00% 4 0.54%

Total February sign-ups (including those not listed here): 154

Mister Safelist is not included here because it’s my own site and it wouldn’t make sense for me to promote it there.

List Nerds didn’t make the cut because it just launched a few days ago.  When you consider that the 1 email I sent this week got me 3 new sign-ups it’s safe to say that List Nerds should be near the top of the list next month.

Remember this list is the result of my own marketing efforts and is provided only to show what is currently working best for me.  What works best for you might be something entirely different.  The only way to find out which sites work best for you is to track your own results.  You can get the same link tracker that I use from trck.me.

 

29
Jan

Power Surf Central

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Power Surf Central is a joint venture between the traffic exchange programs Hit Safari, Soaring4Traffic, and RealHitz4u.  The three program owners have teamed up to offer their members a reward system for the daily usage of their programs.

Here are a few of the features included with your Power Surf Central membership:

  • Your own customizable profile which you can share with the world
  • Powerful training that opens up new avenues of income streams and starts
    training people on the correct way to use traffic exchanges
  • Unlock rewards to build xp which unlock power points you can use for
    many features on the site including spotlight ads, credits, banner impressions
    text impressions and more being added all the time
  • An ever growing site that will continue to train its members to keep them
    ahead of the curve

Power Surf Central also functions as a downline builder for you as any new members that you refer will be required to join Hit Safari, Soaring4Traffic, and RealHitz4u to take advantage of their membership.

As more and more surfers are looking for extra rewards for their time spent surfing it makes sense for these three traffic exchange owners to join forces to offer Power Surf Central to their members.  Each of the featured traffic exchanges offer their own large and active memberships which together can be used to help your ads reach a much wider audience.

The new Power Surf Central website launches today.

Click the image below to join.

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1
Jun

The Best Safelists for June 2012

Author: Jerry Iannucci

It’s June!

It seems that many people think that this is the time of year business slows down.  Ask anyone who has been in this business for a few years and you will know that this is the best time to really ramp up your advertising while your competition is lounging on the beach.

I think the biggest news this month in the safelist and VLB world is the release of the new LFMVM script for running viral list builder sites.  I’m using the original LFM script to run my ebook websites.  That script was later developed into one of the most popular traffic exchange scripts called LFMTE.  The new LFMVM script is very similar to LFMTE but works as a viral mailer.  Does this mean that there are going to be a whole slew of new viral list builders using the LFMVM script launching in the next few months?

Yes.

The first new LFMVM site rolled out about two weeks ago from Da Riley called 1 Modern Mailer.  It offers some unique features including earning a percentage of your credits back from any unopened emails.  Two more LFMVM sites quickly followed with Viral IM List from Amanda McEwan and Max Mailer Pro from William Brant.   No stats to share yet but hopefully this will be the first of many great new mailers to come.

Ad Master Safelist is now owned by Mark McCulloch.  I’ve seen this site around for awhile but never joined.  Now that Mark is in charge I decided to check it out a few days ago.  The design is nice but so far I haven’t had a chance to test it out much yet.  I will say that if you do join plan to spend a little money.  Ad Master Safelist has one of the best one-time-offers I have seen in a long time.  Of course you can still join for free but Mark has put together a crazy offer that will make almost anybody who uses safelists want to buy an upgrade.  I’m looking forward to seeing what Mark does to the site.

I joined a few new safelists at the beginning of last month.

Most of them sucked and aren’t worth mentioning.

One site that surprised me though was Solo Effects.  I joined this because it was ranked in List Hoopla.  It feels a little too much like a text ad exchange for me but it works just like a safelist.  So far so good.  You can check out my results in the stats below.

Speaking of stats…

You probably already know how this works.  Every day I am  using 30-40 safelists and viral list builders to send out ads for my free ebook Safelist Marketing Tactics.  I am promoting a lead capture page and I use a free link tracker to see how often my emails are read as well as how many new subscribers I receive to my list.  Every month I dig out my stats to see which safelists and viral list builders are producing the best results and which ones are wasting my time.  I then share those stats here on my blog.

I always like to point out that I do have upgraded memberships at most of these sites which often gives me the ability to send my ads more often than free members.  My ads are also very targeted to other safelist members which does help to increase my response rate.  Your results my vary.

Ok, enough of that.  Here’s the stats… 

  Hits Unique Signups Ratio
List Bonus 2005 69.00% 14 0.70%
TopTierMailer 2159 66.00% 13 0.60%
Your EZ List 1025 56.00% 12 1.17%
Viral List Builder Plus 1587 49.00% 11 0.69%
List Adventure 1307 51.00% 10 0.77%
Quick List Profits 337 55.00% 9 2.67%
List Surfing 2493 78.00% 8 0.32%
Genie Mailer 778 42.00% 7 0.90%
Solo Effects 1771 47.00% 7 0.40%
Adchiever 2984 67.00% 6 0.20%
Email-Hog 1263 71.00% 6 0.48%
EZ Profit List 472 53.00% 6 1.27%
List Outbreak 1000 58.00% 6 0.60%
Global Safelist 930 41.00% 5 0.54%
State of the Art Mailer 2494 71.00% 4 0.16%

 It was really a fight to the finish between List Bonus and the new TopTierMailer.  Of course Your EZ List and Viral List Builder Plus were not far behind.

Next month is going to be a condensed listing as I will finally be taking some time off to visit my family.  That means setting “vacation” mode for all my lists until I get back.  I expect there will be even more  new LFMVM sites out by then and it will be interesting to see how well those perform.

Before I go I always like to remind people that these stats are the result of my own personal marketing efforts.  I post these stats on my blog every month to show which sites are currently working best for me.  I provide this as a jumping off point for people who are looking for new safelists and viral list builders to try.  What works best for you might be something entirely different than what I have here but you will never know unless you are tracking your ads.  You can get the same free link tracker that I use from TE Toolbox.

Safelist Marketing Tactics
Click here to receive a free copy of Safelist Marketing Tactics 

21
Feb

I do love me some personal branding.

Why?

This is a very competitive business.  Anything you can do to give yourself an advantage and make your sites get noticed will make a big difference.  One of the easiest ways to do this is to personalize your business with your own unique brand.

Your unique personal brand can be your own picture.

It doesn’t get any more unique than that.

The guys at TimTech know this and have been championing the idea of personal branding for years.  Now they have taken personal branding to a new level with the relaunch of their ThumbVu traffic exchange.

The new ThumbVu design is clean and fresh and it offers a new concept in traffic exchange surfing.  Instead of viewing random websites for hours on end ThumbVu members are now presented with a list of other members giving you the option of choosing who’s website you want to view next.

This is a great opportunity to connect your personal brand with whatever you are promoting.

Members also have the ability to leave feedback on your pages.

ThumbVu Feedback

Do you think having this kind of feedback displayed every time your site is shown will help you get more sign-ups?

You bet it will.

Lots of people will be flocking to ThumbVu this week to check out all of the new changes.  If you are already a member now would be the perfect time to login and assign some credits to your sites (and to your personal brand).

If you’re not already a member of ThumbVu… what are you waiting for?

Click the banner below to join.

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Click Here to Join ThumbVu

30
Dec

Traffic Hoopla has been one of the largest and more successful ranking services and downline builders for the traffic exchange and safelist industry since 2002.  That’s a really long time!

I just got a chance to check out their latest creation called List Hoopla which is dedicated entirely to safelists and viral list builders.

You can check it out here:
http://listhoopla.com/r.cgi/260

As you probably know I post my own safelist rankings here on my blog every month.

What is the difference between List Hoopla ranking and my own?

According to the Hoopla website:

“Overall Rankings are determined by a composite score from raw hits, primary conversion rate, secondary conversion rate, new visitors, bounce rate, unique hits, unique percentage, and commissions paid.”

While I just rank by the number of sign-ups I received.

Which is better?  Well, it doesn’t really matter.  The purpose is to find new advertising sources that you are not already using and then track them to find out which ones work best for you.  I even spotted a few new mailers on the List Hoopla site where I was not already a member.  I just joined them and I am looking forward to seeing what kind of results I get next month.

List Hoopla is also a downline builder which is something I don’t offer (yet).  So if you join make sure you fill in your referral IDs so can start building your downlines in the top ranked List Hoopla sites.

Click the banner below to join List Hoopla today!

24
Oct

Happy Monday!

It’s been awhile since there have been any new launches that have been worth mentioning but today I finally have a good one for you.  It’s a new viral list builder from my good friend John Bell.  It’s called “Viral List Builder Plus“.

I’ve know John Bell for a little over a year now from working with him in the traffic exchange industry.  John is what I like to call a “triple threat”.  He’s great at design, programming, and marketing.  Not too many  people can do all three.

John has taken his experience from what he has learned in the traffic exchange industry to create a unique viral list builder that I think is really going to knock your socks off.

What can you expect from this launch?

Hundreds of new marketers and opportunity seekers will be joining John’s site over the next few days.  This is the perfect time for you to get in there and start getting your ads seen today.

Launch is scheduled for 8:00am EST TODAY!

What are you waiting for?

Click the banner below to grab your free membership now!


Click Here to Join!

 

8
Sep

SiteXplosion Anniversary Promo Code

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Happy Thursday!

This one is for all you traffic exchange surfers out there (you know who you are).

Today I am teaming up with Shane Bost to help him celebrate the 1 year anniversary of his traffic exchange SiteXplosion.

To help kick off the festivities Shane is giving away a free iPad 2 and a couple of Flip video cameras to a few lucky surfers.

How do you win?

You simply need to login to SiteXplosion and surf 100 pages using today’s special promo code to be entered for a chance to win.

Since today is my day I get to share my unique promo code with my readers.

Here is the promo code: 7F8DCCB9F6

If you are not already a member of SiteXplosion I recommend checking it out.  Shane is one of the better traffic exchange owners to come around in a long time and his exchange is quickly moving up the ranks to become one of the most effective traffic exchanges out there.

Have fun and enjoy the prizes!


Click Here to join SiteXplosion

1
Sep

The Best Safelists for September 2011

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome to September!

Another month down and a whole new month of stats to share for the best safelists and viral list builders out there today.

The big news from last month was the re-release of List Surfing.  This site definitely got a lot of attention and with good reason.  List Surfing does an amazing job of blending the best elements of a traffic exchange with a safelist to create a unique advertising environment.  Best of all List Surfing has brought social marketing into the safelist arena which is something this industry has been very much lacking.

If you missed it I did a video review of List Surfing that you can watch here:

http://www.getrichwithjerry.com/list-surfing-video-review/

Not too much else to report.  I did test a few older safelists that I had joined years ago but quit because they weren’t producing good results.  The results from last month weren’t good enough to put them in the top 15 so I won’t bother mentioning them.  Needless to say if you have any good safelists or viral list builders that you recommend which you don’t think I am member of please send them my way.

On to the stats…

Here’s how it works.  I promote a series of squeeze pages for my ebook Safelist Marketing Tactics on 30-40 different safelists and viral list builders.  I use a tracking service to tell me how many hits I receive from each site as well as how many new subscribers I received.  I do have upgraded memberships on most of these sites which often allow me to send my ads to more members and more often.  I also spend time every day clicking emails for credits which allow me to send my ads to the maximum number of people as often as possible.  Your results may vary.


Hits Unique Conv. Ratio
AdsolutionLine 2799 40.00% 20 0.71%
The Lead Magnet 1186 62.00% 20 1.69%
State of the Art Mailer 4121 77.00% 19 0.46%
List Bonus 1207 81.00% 16 1.33%
Quick List Profits 553 62.00% 13 2.35%
Ultimate Profit List
1228 73.00% 12 0.98%
Adchiever 1673 69.00% 11 0.66%
List Joe 2063 77.00% 10 0.48%
DownlineBuilderDirect 1252 56.00% 8 0.64%
Viral URL 25 92.00% 8 32.00%
List Effects 319 63.00% 7 2.19%
Instant List Empire 537 66.00% 7 1.30%
List Surfing
896 83.00% 7 0.78%
List Adventure 1021 60.00% 5 0.49%
AdTactics 1099 24.00% 4 0.36%

Total August sign-ups from all mailers (including those not listed here): 166

Not a bad month.  Pretty cool to see an old school safelist like AdsolutionLine topping the list.   Makes me wish I earned commissions there but it’s a totally free safelist.  So if you’re not a member, that’s definitely one you will want to join.

Everything else looks about right.  A nice mix of safelists and viral list builders.  It’s not too hard to see from looking at this list which are the best sites to be advertising on this month.

I should mention that List Surfing is a little bit lower on the list than I would have expected.  That’s because the mailer credits are earned by surfing in the traffic exchange side of the site.  Unfortunately I haven’t had enough time to earn enough credits to reach the maximum number of members for every mailing.  That makes it a little harder to compare to the other sites.  I will say that the branding and the social aspect of List Surfing puts it a little bit ahead of the competition but that is something which is kinda hard to measure with these kinds of stats.

That’s it for this month.  Don’t forget that these are my own personal stats based on my own efforts.  Your results may differ from mine.  These stats are provided to give you a starting point for new safelists and viral list builders to try.  The only way to determine which sites work best for you is to track your own stats.  You can get the same link tracker that I use for free from TE Toolbox.

Safelist Marketing Tactics
Click here to receive a free copy of Safelist Marketing Tactics

4
Aug

List Surfing Re-Launches Today!

Author: Jerry Iannucci

You probably already know how much I love safelists…

but I also love traffic exchanges almost as much.

If there is anything that gets me more excited than the thought of my two favorite ad sources melting together into a mess of ooey gooey yumminess…

It’s today’s re-launch of List Surfing!

List Surfing takes the best qualities of a free list mailer and combines them with a manual traffic exchange to create a unique  marketing website that you can use to advertise anything you want!

List Surfing is not entirely new.

Perhaps you’re already a member?

The original List Surfing concept was created awhile back by my good friend Darren Olander.  Darren recently gave me a peek inside the new List Surfing site and I must say…

The new List Surfing BLOWS AWAY the old site!

If you can imagine taking some of the social concepts of traffic exchanges like Thumbvu and Sweeva and combining them with a unique viral list mailer like Adcheiver (also owned by Darren) you will start to understand why this new site is so cool.

But you really gotta try it for yourself…

Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of all of the traffic List Surfing is going to be generating with this major re-launch.

I’ll be there advertising all day.

Be sure to say hi.

Click the banner below to join!


Click Here to Join List Surfing

28
Feb

ClickTrackProfit vs TEProfits

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Happy Monday!

I received a comment yesterday on one of my earlier posts about ClickTrackProfit asking if promoting CTP would conflict with their efforts to promote TEProfits.  The same topic came up earlier last week in a TELive and I thought it was worth discussing here.

Just so you know ClickTrackProfit and TEProfits are both essentially downline builders that target the traffic exchange industry.  Both programs have excellent online training and both can be used to build your TrafficWave downlines.

I think the biggest difference between the two programs is that TEProfits puts more emphasis on using TrafficWave to build your list than ClickTrackProfit does.  There are multiple squeeze pages within the TEProfits members area that you can promote as well as a 25 part email series that can automatically be loaded into your TrafficWave account.  If you are new to list building and want an easy system to help you get started then I highly recommend checking out TEProfits.

ClickTrackProfit on the other hand was designed to be super simple.  Although there is video training on how to use TrafficWave inside the members area the system itself revolves around creating your own custom splash page that you can promote in traffic exchanges to bring new members into the program.

Here’s my CTP splash page that I literally made in about 30 seconds:

http://trckrs.com/30698/

By advertising that link on the recommended traffic exchanges my hits are automatically tracked and when I have received enough traffic I can unlock additional features on the ClickTrackProfit website.  It’s actually pretty neat.

ClickTrackProfit uses Adkreator to create your splash page.  If you wanted to you could turn your splash page into a squeeze page by adding your own autoresponder code to Adkreator.  That would allow you to build your list and promote the CTP system at the same time.  Unfortunately at this time there are no official CTP autoresponder emails to accompany your page so you would be responsible for creating those yourself.

I should probably also mention that if you are not into list building you can promote TEProfits with their splash pages and benefit from just using it as a downline builder.  In that sense TEProfits and ClickTrackProfit are both very similar.

So to answer my reader’s question…  if you are already using TEProfits to build your list then you are probably better off just continuing to do what you are doing.  Yes, you can use ClickTrackProfit to build your list but it will take a little extra work on your part create all of your emails from scratch.

If the list building stuff is still over your head and you are just looking for a simple system to get more traffic and make money then ClickTrackProfit is a great place to start.  There are videos that lead your step-by-step through the system and the whole thing is very easy to setup.

What do you think?  ClickTrackProfit or TEProfits?