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.

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6 Responses so far to "The Best Safelists for March 2011"

  1. 1 William
    March 1st, 2011 at 9:18 pm  

    Howdy Jerry,

    I sent 1 email with instant list empire and had a really good 23.5% response rate with 5 sign ups.

    I thought that program is very responsive.

    I haven’t mailed since because I am still setting up a three month promotion that I plan on hitting the vlb’s & sl by the end of the week.

    Everything will be tested and track. So, I can’t wait until April to compare my stat’s with yours, at least to see if we have good averages with the top programs.

  2. 2 Gabriel Johansson
    March 2nd, 2011 at 8:46 am  

    That really shows the difference between free and upgraded members! I only have 4 different upgrades and I ended the month with 127 optins and 110 active subscribers, with most coming from The Lead Magnet, Traffic Surge Solo Ad Network, and Viral Traffic Outbreak.

    I love these reports, Jerry! Thanks for the info!

  3. 3 Stefan Berg
    March 3rd, 2011 at 12:06 am  

    Thank You Jerry for a gr8 Service.

    Numbers/Stats Talk when It comes to Business Like ours. Ok How many email address (members) a program have do not tell you the whole story…

    But How many ACTIVE MEMBERS a program have and HOW active they are is very Important when it comes too where you want to Invest your money & Time… This is where we at The Lead Magnet Work hard with.

    Good to Know Gabriel… and Yes It’s a Huge difference: send your emails to 4500/3 days instead of 200… 2250% difference lol … + I have added a lot more then just the mailer for your small fee…

    Stefan Berg
    Admin / Owner of:

  4. 4 Kenrick Chatman
    March 9th, 2011 at 12:00 am  


    Approximately how many hours did it take you to build up your credits last month?

    In general, how does the opt-out and sales conversion rates for safelist subscribers compare to other subscribers?


  5. 5 Jerry Iannucci
    March 9th, 2011 at 2:55 pm  

    I usually spend about an hour a day reading safelist emails to earn enough credits to send my ads to the maximum number of people every day. I cover some of the techniques I use to maximize my time in my book Safelist Marketing Tactics.

    The majority of my sign-ups come from safelists and opt-outs are pretty rare. I’d guess 3 or 4 a week.

    Sales conversions I have no idea. Any advice on how to track someone who joins my list today and then buys something from an affiliate link 6 months later would be much appreciated.

  6. 6 Niranjan Ranade
    March 29th, 2011 at 11:12 pm  

    Thanks Jerry for the valuable post. TheLeadMagnet is surely the winner for Mar-2011 :)

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