Despite February being a short month I managed to find some time to spend clicking in the mailer’s, and thought that I should share 5 of the best with you.
A new site, but with established owners who are promoting well it has grown quickly past 1,000 members and should be a great resource for years to come.
Kenny & Sammy advertise their sites all over the internet, so it’s hardly surprising that this site is bringing in loads of fresh eyeballs and generating great results. Other owners should take note of how these guys are promoting affiliate products, these guy’s are brilliant marketer’s.
#3 Mailer Ninja
Far more than just a tool to keep track of when you can mail. It works different to other sites are you collect tokens which you exchange for mailings, and like most of John’s site the results are strong with leads generated here being very active in my funnel.
#4 Mister Safelist
Jerry is still the man when it comes to safelists. If I click for credits at a site and don’t see his pages then I get withdrawal symptoms and wonder what’s missing? Also the cash links come up quite often, so it works out more profitable than any PTC I’ve tried.
#5 My Free Resources
Wasn’t a regular site until I checked my tracking stats and found this was the highest converting site, so this month I will be paying more attention and using it more often. Like the other sites it has an established owner who knows how to promote and keep members active and clicking your adverts.
Remember that to get the best results you should be promoting a unique page that gives people who are using safelists and mailers something that will help them. Ideally it should be a squeezepage where you get people off the mailers and onto your own personal list.
Should you need any help or advice on the topic of mailers please get in touch, or join the discussion on Facebook where all the top owners and affiliates have been known to hang out.
This is a review explaining why I purchased Monkey Playr to help me grow my business.
I’ve been posting video on this site for many years, and here’s is some evergreen content from back in September 2012 where I’m having a rant at someone who’s pretending to be an expert in the list building niche, but is making multiple mistakes.
Now here’s exactly the same video, but I spent 1 minute tinkering with it in Monkey Playr
At first glance you probably won’t notice that much difference, but here’s 6 key features that made me purchase this product for long term use.
#1 The video size is set at 640 px wide which is the right size for web viewers on a normal monitor, and the setting is responsive which means that mobile device viewers will also have a good experience.
#2 I’ve taken off the youtube title of the video. This feature might not bring much to the party in this blog post, but with video’s I want to use on squeezepages or salespages this makes a massive difference as you want people to focus immediately on the content.
#3 I could have made the video autoplay and start at a specific point of the video. Again not always required, but if you want to share a specific part of a 1 hour TED lecture or skip to the best part of a cat video this is brilliant.
Also think about salesvideo or squeezepages where you have to click to start the video? Which do you think is going to give you the better conversion rate?
#4 You want to share other people’s content but they have put in annoying captions or self promotion links embedded into the video which will take traffic away from your site. It’s one click to turn these off and give your viewers the best possible experience.
#5 All the other video player software packages that offer these features rely on you hosting your own videos via amazonS3 or other similar paid services. With youtube being the free way to host videos online that means you can have all these premium features without the recurring costs 🙂
#6 I’ve saved the best until last. I’ve turned off the “show related videos” which means that your viewer will remain focused on your message and take the action you want, be that leaving a comment, filling in your opt-in form, or clicking the Buy button.
Overall I really hope that if you use video in any of your online marketing that you can see the value in these features. Like all other monkey products it’s super simple to use as it’s web based, and you just paste a line of code where you want the video to appear.
This follows on from my last post about tracking, which annoyingly got very little comments compared to posts which have trash talk and f-bombs. Speaking of which a live turkish viewer is rather crude which mean the comments in the video are not PG rated.
Basically if you tell me the page you’re currently promoting I will set up all the tracking for, and then give you a video recording inside the members area showing you what I’ve done, and how to show that the tracking is up and working.
What’s more once we have enough data I’ll help you come up with some ideas for split testing to improve results going forward.
My contact details are top right, and I look forward to working with you and helping you get better results.
One of my resolution’s for January was to create a new squeezepage, and get it converting at > 1% using safelists. The easy part of this resolution was creating the page via Landing Page Monkey, but then how do I know if I achieve that > 1% target, and more importantly how do I know where the leads actually come from?
This is where tracking comes in, and I’m going to share some the results from my trck.me account.
The first thing you need to do when using a tracker is that you send all your traffic to the link provided by your tracking company. In my case this link is http://trckrs.com/2217/ and if I place the naked link as the credit link in the safelists it will automatically tell me which sites are sending traffic and work out the uniqueness of the traffic.
If I add something to the end of the link after the forward slash then it will show up differently, notice here that you can see I have traffic coming in from banners as well as safelists, and also that the 61 hits from the link in the advert at MisterSafelist was from 3 different viewers, it just so happens one of them opened the link 59 times for reason’s best know to whoever they were?
These results are from the last 7 days, and are from single mailings, hence the high level of uniqueness, so next week I would expect that level to drop, and then conversions should start to rise as you need to remember the old marketing tale that people need to see your offer at least 7 times before taking action.
When using trck.me it can send the traffic to any site you want, but based on the point above I’m setting up the standard page by sending 10,000 hits to get a feeling for the general conversion before carrying out further split testing to see if a different headline, video background, or anything else makes a difference?
So far this week I’ve managed to reach 25% of the target value, and so far the conversion rate is above target 🙂
The next part to look at is the actual conversion field. When setting up my this funnel I added a line of code to the thank-you page. This means that when a visitor takes action the software can tell you which site generated the new lead.
Here’s the statistics based on conversions.
Looking at that you should notice that one traffic source is standing out as being responsible for the lion’s share of the leads. Due to my Kore4 account I have a rather large stash of tokens which I use to bid for the login spotlight.
Normally I get outbid at 11:59 EST or someone buys the spotlight for $10, but this week my bid won, and you can see that I was able to show my page to every active member who logged into the site.
Also you can see that if people do click the link inside the actual mailer rather then just scrolling to the credit link it means they’re actually interested, hence the very high conversions for MailerNinja
What If I Wasn’t Tracking?
This graph is from UpViral which is a service I’m using to add in some social sharing to try and generate extra visitors via social media and give people an incentive to promote me.
It gives the same details of ~ 2,000 unique visitors and 47 people have submitted their details (which is the same as the 44 above when you take out my testing and those generated from the social shares).
Looking at that graph I can see the spike of leads, but if gives me no information about what caused that spike? If I’d just been throwing traffic at the site then I could have wrongly assumed that all the leads came from safelists rather than the CTPspotlight.
So if you are going to be spending time generating traffic you need to make sure that you’re tracking the results of you really will end up hating yourself when you have no idea how to repeat the results in the future.
Personally I really don’t care what service you use, the internet has thousands of different services, but here’s the final link to the service that I use and found to be simple to use and very cost effective.