Safelist traffic sources that work for me.

Most of us know very well about safelist traffic. I did a quick pros and cons on safelist traffic a few months ago. You can check that out by clicking here.   In this post I wanted to discuss a couple of the safelists that I am on and that I use and recommend. These are not in a specific order, just 3 of my favorites right now and keep in mind these are completely free to join.

The first one would have to be mailthislist.

I like this one alot for a couple reasons. Of course it is free to join, and offers upsells on login. mailthislist offers a whole lot for a free member and you can log into the site and click ads to get your credits.  They also offer good bonuses when clicking credits like this 10 emails gives a 100 bonus credits, 25 gets 150, 50 gets 250, and 100 gets you a whopping 499!  That is on top of the credits for the individual mails.  You can post banners and text ads also and the credits work for the mailer and the banners.  There is also a ‘track & rotate’ tool. A free account allows 10 trackers, these do come in quite handy. The mailer part of the program is nice in that fact that you can mail as often as you like as long as you have the credits. No waiting between mailings. Also you can see your past mailings and some brief stats, and one click “send again” option. There is also the upgrades, and the ‘login spotlight’ offer (both paid). There are quite a few promo tools for promoting the program and a built in downline builder.  Are you ready to check this out and get some free traffic

The second is going to be Mailsy.

  Mailsy is a nice one and I wanted to mention it just based on the responsiveness I have seen from my mailings. As a free member you can only mail once every 5 days. The platform also offers text and banners too. Of course there is a referral program and some promo tools are provided. As of this writing there over 4000 members you could be mailing your offer to for free. This one you do need to click emails  to get credits, they do not offer a way to do it on website. The mails are simple and very easy to find the credit link. You can get free bonus credits (one time) for reading emails. Also they run monthly contests and have other activity bonuses.  Ready to get some free mailsy traffic ?

The 3rd one I want to talk about is TDWSafelist.

This one was just recently introduced to me, but I found it extremely helpful.  With TDW you get 20k safelist, 1k website hits, and more just for joining for free.  There are a ton of things going on in this site. You can click for credits right from the home page after signing in.  The site navigation is right on the top and VERY easy to use and find what you are looking for. They offer banner ads, text ads, member mailer, that are all free plus you can purchase solo ads, header ads, and footer ads. Of course there are other membership upgrades you can purchase but I am focusing mainly on the free benefits at this time.  Here is one of my favorite parts of this safelist— Free TDW Safelist Vault Products!!!  There are 23 pages! of products/ebooks for you to download.  Imagine having this library on so many topics at your fingertips to use to get traffic and conversions. I infact just downloaded a few more products today.  Ready to use this robust source?

 

I hope you enjoyed this article.  I do use other safelists to get free traffic, and am always looking to add more to the list to try. If you have one you would like me to check out please feel free to comment and let me know.

Free vs Paid Traffic — The ups and downs of both.

I recently purchased traffic via a solo ad and had very, very poor results.  Everything went normal up until the payment was made. Then communication with the seller changed, I saw traffic going to my page but also saw very very few opt ins.

Prior to running that solo I put my free traffic generation on pause for a few days and waited until I saw little to no traffic to that particular page ( it is a very new capture page).  When questioning the seller, I was lucky to get a response and when I did it was vague.  This has only happened to me 2 times with purchasing a solo ad (maybe it was the page, maybe it was the swipe (since he wouldn’t show me what he sent I guess I’ll never know)

Now for free traffic.  I like to use safelist traffic for certain offers, sure safelist traffic can be a pain to use but there is some value to it. It takes some time clicking to get credits but then you get to test your swipes on the traffic. If you can get a few opt ins on your lander using safelists, I would say your swipe and landing page cannot be that bad.

The ups of using free traffic,  well first it is free. The quality may not be the same but there are no guarantees with any traffic source.  You can also find loads of free traffic sources. There are safelists, seo, back linking strategies, etc..  You can also build your own free traffic using link circles, social media and videos and such.

The major downsides (in my opinion) of free traffic is the time it takes and the quality of the traffic. Until the seo and link circle traffic kicks in.  The downside of seo and linking strategies is that other sites may be in control of the link. They can remove it without notice and can “nofollow” it without notice. Thus requiring you to be checking regularly. The struggle with seo is that it is a constantly changing game. Also what works with one search engine may not work with others..

The ups of paid traffic. You will normally get all the traffic you have paid for. If you have the budget, traffic is easy to find. The downsides of paid traffic (again only my opinion) is you have to believe the seller or the sellers reviews on the traffic niche and quality. There are a couple of ways around this.

You can purchase your traffic through a reputable traffic network or search engine. Example bing ads, or adwords, or a system like adengage or mlmleads.  Then there are solo ads. You can scour fb solo ad group and find a seller and check reviews and message back and forth and then decide if you trust the seller and his proposed product and make a purchase. This route can be difficult. I have done this a couple of times and have had 50/50  results. Some were good and a couple were absolutely horrible. (see top paragragh again for possible reasons).

There are also solo ad vendor networks that can be used. I personally have had better results using this avenue. Check out solo checker (cheaper maybe) just be sure to message seller and make sure they are still active and maybe ask them about your offer.  There is also Udimi.  This one is good and very active with sellers. The rating system is good and the traffic usually is also.

I hope you were able to take something of value from this rambling, when it comes to traffic for your site(s) you will need to constantly be testing and watching or spending. I know of ppl how rely on udimi sellers and also know of people who rely on only buying clicks from networks and they are making nice money online.   If you have questions please feel free to comment or email me.