Solo Ads Advertising Guide
by Adrian Jock, author of the Solo Ads eBooks Series
If Your Solo Ad Lands in Recipient's Spam Folder,
If you think that the spam filters filter only spam, you're wrong. Spam filters don't like marketers.
Spam filters look at a long list of criteria to judge whether or not your email is junk. However, these pieces of software don't know to answer the only one important question that really matters:
Is the message received as a follow-up of recipient's request (opt-in) or not?
Funny, but in the same time sad and dangerous for legit marketers.
If you don't learn how to avoid spam filters and the solo ad seller doesn't know it either, does it matter how great your solo ad is if the intended recipients get it in their spam folders?
Tip: don't rely on the solo ad seller. Unfortunately very few bothered to understand how spam filters work.
Content of the Section #3 Spam Filters
• Blacklisted Domain Names
• Email Marketing: Spam Filter Triggers & Parrots
• How to Avoid Spam Filters (ebook)
• Spam Filters Testing Service
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Blacklisted Domain Names
One of the most important criteria used by the spam filters in order to determine whether a message is spam or not is the reputation of the domain names from your links. If the domain names from your links are blacklisted, there's a very big chance for your email to be routed to the spam folder.
Assuming that your links are OK just because you're not a spammer or the domain names belong to well-known programs is very wrong. Read my article Email Marketer's Silent Enemies and you'll find out a domain name that is blacklisted even if it belongs to a very known program used by a lot of internet marketers.
One of the major websites that lists blacklisted domain names, both scams and legitimate businesses (!), is URIBL.com. To check whether your domain name is blacklisted or not, Search URIBL Database.
If the domain name you advertise is blacklisted, a solution to avoid your solo ad being blocked by spam filters is to hide your link under another URL that redirects the visitor to your actual link. You can use any URL shortening program that doesn't have its own domain name blacklisted.
Email Marketing: Spam Filter Triggers & Parrots
Many internet marketers know about the spam filters threat. However, it is really surprising to see that besides the less experienced marketers, even many people known as internet marketing experts don't have a clue on how to deal with spam filter triggers properly.
[...] The worst and the most spread method was "invented" by someone quite many years ago and a lot of internet marketers copied it like parrots without checking whether the idea is right or wrong.
What was that "great" [read stupid instead] idea? If you are subscribed to some newsletters, it's impossible not to notice it: misspelling the words. Thus, money became m0ney, free became f'ree or f.r.e.e. or fr.ee, money back guarantee became m0ney back g'uarantee, etc.
Why is this solution the worst one? Click here to read the whole article Spam Filter Triggers & Parrots
How to Avoid Spam Filters
Did you know that 2 out of 5 solo ads get a poor result due to the spam filters?
By reading the ebook "How to Avoid Spam Filters" you'll discover:
what words & expressions you must not use in the subject lines of your emails or solo ads
what words & expressions you must not use in the body of your email messages or ads
how to find out whether a domain name is blacklisted or not
Don't let spam filters diminish your profits anymore!
Spam Filters Testing Service
There are more versions of the same spam filter software and these versions are different one from another. For example the latest version may not contain some of the words blacklisted by an older version, but new words were added.
However, you don't know which version of the software your intended recipient has.
That's why checking your ad with one of the few available online tools is not enough. These tools try to compare your text with the spam filter version they know. Also these tools don't know to check whether the link you inserted into your ad includes a blacklisted domain or not.
And here we are if you need such a service ...
Terms of Service
1. After your payment, send your ad copy to us. To avoid any confusion, the subject line of your message should be "Spam Filters Test Request"
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