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The Best Safelists for November 2010

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Happy Monday and Happy November!

It’s the first of the month and that means it’s time for another update on the best safelist and viral list builders that I am currently using.

So last month someone asked me what I dislike most about safelists.  I didn’t have to think about it too long before telling them how much I hate the 24-hour submission rule.  You see, most safelists and viral list builders limit your mailing to once ever 24 hours, or 48 hours, or 72 hours.  Basically it means submitting at the same time every day and not a minute earlier.  Unfortunately no matter how punctual you are you almost always end up a few minutes late which pushes your start time later and later every day.  Eventually you find yourself up at 3:00 am waiting to submit your sites so you can go to bed.

Due to the 24-hour submission time I probably lost at least 4 or 5 days of mailings last month.  I’m sorry, but I am not always thinking about safelists at 3:00 am and if I forget it’s going to be at least another 8 hours before I am awake.  It seems like having an 18-hour submission cycle would make life so much easier, but that’s just me.

That’s enough ranting.. what else is new?

Quick List Profits launched at the beginning of last month.  New mailers always seem to generate a lot of excitement when they launch and this one was no exception.  They already have 3539 verified members and placed really well in my ranking below.  Let’s hope the momentum continues.

I’ve been bad.  One of the first sites to launch using the script that Quick List Profits is on was called Instant Profit List.  At the time I didn’t know how to categorize the site and so it’s stats weren’t being saved along with my other safelists.  It turns out Instant Profit List has been one of my most responsive mailers over the last few months but I have neglected to include it in my reports.  That ends today!  Check the stats below to see how well Instant Profit List is performing.

List Building Maximizer made an interesting move last month.  To celebrate their 10,000th member they decided to offer $10 solo ads for 10 days (they are usually $25).  This resulted in a flood of solo ads being sent to my inbox every day.  If that wasn’t bad enough as soon as the promotion ended they started offering $12 solo ads for 12 days.  This should have made the regular mailer virtually worthless but surprisingly my stats weren’t down too much.  It did just miss making it onto the stats list below but only because of the two new additions.

Speaking of stats…

What you see below are my link tracking stats for several splash pages that I am promoting on a rotator in various safelists and viral list builders.  Yes, I have upgraded memberships in almost all of these sites so take that in consideration if your numbers aren’t as high as mine.

Total Clicks Unique Clicks Action Sales CTA CTS
List Joe 2,223 1,532 80 18 5.22% 1.17%
StateoftheArtMailer 4,060 2,048 70 17 3.42% 0.83%
AdTactics 2,901 773 72 14 9.31% 1.81%
Quick List Profits 1,508 1,009 62 13 6.14% 1.29%
List Zillion 1,313 708 43 12 6.07% 1.69%
Power Profit List 1,104 590 37 12 6.27% 2.03%
DownlineBuilderDirect 1,049 582 52 11 8.93% 1.89%
Elite Safelist 2,031 886 51 10 5.76% 1.13%
Instant Profit List 1,135 625 42 10 6.72% 1.60%
ViralAdStore 1,355 706 40 10 5.67% 1.42%

“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.

Considering how many days I missed last month those numbers aren’t looking too bad.

Big congrats to List Joe for making it back to the top again just barely beating out State of the Art Mailer.  These two sites are both equally awesome and I am glad to be a member of both.

I would also like to welcome Quick List Profits and Instant Profit List as the newest additions to the top list.  As I mentioned earlier Instant Profit List should have been added months ago but better late than never.

I guess that’s it for this month.

As usual these stats are the result of my own efforts using my own splash pages.  Depending on what you are promoting and how often to are promoting it your results may vary.  Of course the only way to know is by tracking your own ads.  You can get free link tracker that will track all of your ads from TE Toolbox.

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6 Responses so far to "The Best Safelists for November 2010"

  1. 1 Gary Canada
    November 1st, 2010 at 3:47 pm  

    Jerry
    As always so happy to get your monthly list and analysis. Just curious, are you basing your sales on the same subject line and sales script?
    thanks
    Gary

  2. 2 Jerry Iannucci
    November 1st, 2010 at 3:50 pm  

    Thanks Gary. Same emails but I vary the subjects for every post. I’m not sure how much of an effect that has. It’s something I really need to test one of these days.

    Actually, I take that back. I send html emails where it’s allowed and for everything else I send text. But otherwise they stay the same.

  3. 3 James Hecht
    November 1st, 2010 at 4:14 pm  

    Jerry,
    Thanks for the post. This will be there for future reference?
    I look at the stats and fail to see why they are not listed in order of effectiveness instead of total sales.
    It’s obvious to me that Power Profit List had the best over all performance.
    I’m a member of most if not all so I’ll keep all this in mind.

    Jim

  4. 4 Lynn McCutcheon
    November 11th, 2010 at 2:42 am  

    For the record, I’ve found that Instant Profit List and List Effects are both awesome spots to toss banner ads up in. Compared to some of the other safelists and viral list builders I use banner impressions in sometimes, there’s no contest – IPL & LE get bunches of clicks regularly.

  5. 5 Neil A. Grippa
    November 13th, 2010 at 4:21 pm  

    Thanks for the info very well done thanks again

  6. 6 Shawn Mackey
    December 1st, 2010 at 2:08 pm  

    Jerry,

    I love the stats help, but how do you track the specific clicks to join. I am having trouble with my tracking techniques and want to improve this.

    Do you offer private tutoring, heck we live close enough! LOL

    Shawn

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