ISO the solo ad list of "who's who"

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So I was looking into solo ads. And I went to a few of the solo ad directories/websites, and looked around.
I was intrigued when I saw a great-sounding ad for a solo ad vendor right here on the warrior forum. He makes it sound irresistible and foolproof.

I got onto his list, and was in touch with him regarding his rates, etc.

I got onto a bunch of his lists, and at some point I realized that I was on his list of subscribers to which he sends these solo ads.

I was so repulsed and turned off by the email he sent to the subscribers - the headline, the body of the email - everything. There was nothing good about it. What he did succeed, though, was to "force" me to click on the link to the squeeze page he was emailing about. Of course I didn't opt in, but as far as "clicks" are concerned, he will definitely count me as one of the clicks he promised the buyer.

So here's my question:
How do we find out which sellers are really good - they have a good list, they know how to treat that list, they get great conversions....

Can we discuss that right here - which vendors are really worth investing in?
Is there another sub-forum this belongs in?
#iso #list #solo #who who
  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    You might also want to try email list advertising brokers

    The problem with many solo ad networks is they tend to focus on the IM niche and it's a race to the bottom or IMers trying to sell to other IMers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaolinsteve
    Originally Posted by Riki Stein View Post

    So I was looking into solo ads. And I went to a few of the solo ad directories/websites, and looked around.
    I was intrigued when I saw a great-sounding ad for a solo ad vendor right here on the warrior forum. He makes it sound irresistible and foolproof.

    I got onto his list, and was in touch with him regarding his rates, etc.

    I got onto a bunch of his lists, and at some point I realized that I was on his list of subscribers to which he sends these solo ads.

    I was so repulsed and turned off by the email he sent to the subscribers - the headline, the body of the email - everything. There was nothing good about it. What he did succeed, though, was to "force" me to click on the link to the squeeze page he was emailing about. Of course I didn't opt in, but as far as "clicks" are concerned, he will definitely count me as one of the clicks he promised the buyer.

    So here's my question:
    How do we find out which sellers are really good - they have a good list, they know how to treat that list, they get great conversions....

    Can we discuss that right here - which vendors are really worth investing in?
    Is there another sub-forum this belongs in?
    Riki, in most cases these days, solo ad emails are often broad to cater for multiple orders, links on rotation i.e. they could be selling solo ads, funnel clicks, click banking partners, CPA and PPL offers etc.

    Even "the best" solo ad providers will never deliver consistent results because everyone (subscribers) is different. They all have different needs, so the outcome will never (shouldn't) be the same.

    On average solo lists only get 1.5-5% CTR typically. You should get higher for the first couple of emails. So the "original copy" if provided will need adjusting at some stage if it's unable to perform in terms of Open rates and CTR.

    You may want to consider joining solo ad testimonial groups, and have a good look around. Look for consistency, look for sales and especially look for repeat customers.

    In the event of doing some research on a particular buyer, you can always use the search function on that group too as seen here: Screenshot by Lightshot
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Unise
    What's your niche?

    Look for growing or prominent blogs in that niche and pay for an email drop to their audience. Also remember quality isn't cheap.

    You should usually steer clear of directories.

    Most people who heavily promote solo ads don't have the best relationships with their audience.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnBarela
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    If you are picking them up from facebook groups then you can search their names in the search bar and see their reviews, that's the only way I know.
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    • Profile picture of the author aizaku
      Originally Posted by JohnBarela View Post

      If you are picking them up from facebook groups then you can search their names in the search bar and see their reviews, that's the only way I know.
      yup, this is a good way. Turn to crowd sourcing to see whats good or bad. From solo ads to movies, its kind of the zeitgeist of the internet.

      reviews reviews reviews!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author NigRichard
    I think when you will meet with seller and talk to him that time you will know about seller however who are are really good - they have a good list, they know how to treat that list, they get great conversions.
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  • Profile picture of the author cevor
    Simple suggestion: search for blog around your niche. make a list (20 or more) of site with right content cover your arena. See if there any banner ads if yes ask to put banner first the shot for sponsor next email campaign.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
    They key to finding goo solo sellers is to stay away from the solo marketplaces, or as I call them, click mills. I have found it almost impossible to achieve a positive ROI on any solos I bought from marketplaces like Udimi. I'm not saing you won't find a good vendor or two there, but the majority of those people just trade leads back and forth between themselves, and their lists are pretty tired and unresponsive.

    There are loads of great sellers on Facebook with responsive lists, but the problem is that there are also loads of scammers as well.

    Unfortunately, it's somewhat of a trial and error process. You have to try out sellers to find good ones, and in the process you will probably get scammed a few times. This is something that many people conveniently forget to mention when recommending solo ads to newbies as a way to build their list.

    The good thing is once you find 15-20 good sellers you will be able to start building your list without worrying about getting fake or low quality traffic.
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