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Got a 20 Million Opt In List from an Email Marketing Company

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by johnsonasu35, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. johnsonasu35

    johnsonasu35 Registered Member

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    Now how do I hit this list personally.

    I have bought numerous blasts from this email marketing company, and developed a good friendship with one of the reps.. Well he just gave me a 20 Million person email list..

    I know I cant just drop the list in Aweber or something cuz they are not my opt ins.. but how would some of you out there try to monetize this on your own?
     
  2. Ztak07

    Ztak07 Regular Member

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    Sell it
     
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  3. 99lives

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    Send them an e-mail saying that your used to work for a nigerian government who recently died living USD 4.000.000 on an account and you need to transfer them to... hahahaha. Just kidding. I have no idea. Maybe a join venture with a trustable bhw member.
     
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    LOL, good one :D
     
  5. BenQs

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    You have to clean the list first and get rid of all the malformed and non-existent emails and scrub it against known spam traps before you do anything. My guess is you have a huge amount of old emails in there that will bounce and you'll just blow through your IPs trying to send them.
     
  6. d4l1t0s

    d4l1t0s Power Member

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    how much you want for it ?
    PM me
     
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    You must have read bk071's post too lol :D
     
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    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    Either the "friendly" rep should be fired or he/she is lying to you...either way, a good mailer will find out quick what that list is made of (you won't find many around here though they were ran out a few years back).
     
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    Is it consumer or business? Mail to 10k and see what kind of bounce rate you get. If too hug, I would ignore it or just pull out the people you want.
    If thr list is real and clean, sell samples of it and then thr whole thing.

    You will have a very hard time mailing to it before another30% go bad.
     
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    yes, shorting out the list is a good idea. I think you should use the list rather than selling it. you can easily understand what kind of traffic are they and what's they are interested in. then sell the exact products to them.thanks
     
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    twilightofidols Power Member

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    You better not e-mail me....
     
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    soma56 Regular Member

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    Find a lucrative offer on an affiliate network. Email about 100k at a time. Measure your response. If your response is good then continue on with the next 100k. If it's not good then change up your offer and try again.
     
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    Use Interspire to scrub ur list, it should be in the downloads section somewhere! Beyond that I dont really have any ideas as I never really got into email marketing
     
  14. jacques1223

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    you need clean it first. and build you smtp server
     
  15. Reyone

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    If thats true and the emails are legit and working you can get buying your own private jet and an island whrere you'll have 6 pornstars serving you night and day. Furthemore you should think about purchasing a batmovil as it will help you get there with more style.

    Best of luck with the list, really hope it works for you.

    I would not go with aweber until you know 100% sure that the list is active, otherwise you'll be paying a fortune for 4m unactive subscribers.
     
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    Agreed. Sell it for quick buck.


     
  17. ehinoze

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    Well, lists like this dont trip me anymore man.When lists like this come to you for seemingly free, its already spammed to death, rubbished worn out.
     
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    Offer email blasts on Fiverr. :rolleyes:
     
  19. blackberry

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    I would do the following:

    Run the list through Npust Email List manager to remove duplicates. This will take several hours if not days even with a fast computer processor.
    Run the list through Npust again to filter out spam emails, malformed emails and the like (you will need to make your own filter list which will take you a whole day, and then another few day or so to let the filtering compete).
    Then split the list into chunks of 10k
    Pick a chunk at random and load it up into Interspire and send a CPA offer. Remember to throttle the email sending to 350 an hour. So it will take you about 28 hours just to send 10k. It can be done faster but there is a good reason or sending it slowly.

    Look at the bounce rates and conversions after sending one or two 10k lists and decide if the rest is worth your time to email.
    Generally speaking a bounce rate of over 10% is very bad and most webhosts will block you from sending mail if you go over 5% bounce rate.



    (Npust Email List manager is free and can remove duplicates, mal formed emails and split the lists)
     
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    ^^^^^^ This

    Take a 1% sample max and check it out. Take it from the middle not the top or bottom. If you get a 5% accept rate and a 0.1% respond rate you've hit gold. (1 in 20 addresses are real and 1 in 1000 of the real ones actually respond to whatever it is you are promoting with at least a visit, click or whatever)

    1,000,000 good addresses on a list with 1,000 that that will respond is great. it's sorting those out from the other 19,999,000 that takes the time

    Filter it, get rid of bad domains and mal formed addresses - get a service that can whip out a few tens of thousands a day cheap and run it s till you've done them all.
    You can do it quicker, but this way is much safer and cheaper.

    Remember to note all those real adresses that accept your mails and essp all those who positively respond (if you can - this depends on how you set them up)

    5% real and 0.1% response from the real should make you several thousand dollars no matter what you're selling.

    Test it - cost it - and if it looks viable - run it.

    Scritty
     
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