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RR referral contest bannerThe crown never fit comfortably on the head of Jon ‘King of the Safelists’ Olson.

Being voted the most outstanding user of safelists in the history of online advertising, or something like that, in Andrew Stark’s survey was a move which caused a certain amount of controversy.

Some laughed, others were outraged, many took to social media sites to vent their anger and it is suspected that others simply fainted on the spot upon hearing the news.

Immediately before stepping down as King of the Safelists Jon passed one final decree from his diamond-encrusted throne.

Banging his regal sceptre three times on the ground to summon the TimTech Writer Of Official Words to the royal court he dictated the following message:

“Hear ye, Hear ye.

“Be it known that in my last act as King of the Safelists, Viscount of the Viral Mailers and Master of all other related platforms, I Olson of Jon make the following proclamation.

“I hereby make available a bounty of $250 in return for more information about the workings of Safelists for the advertising of the most powerful of tools called Rocket Responder.

“Betwixt now and 11.59.59pm Eastern on Sunday March 1, I will hold a contest where the aforementioned Rocket Responder shall be promoted in safelists, viral mailers and associated platforms and the prize will be awarded to he or she who brings in the most new people.”

He then signed the Royal Decree to make it official and then removed his crown to signal the end to his reign as King of Safelists.

Click on the banner to find the full details from Jon’s blog and you can check out the leaderboard right here.


Have you ever asked yourself: “Who is the best safelist advertiser?”

Well when I think safelists I think Jerry Iannucci because Jerry is Mr Safelist after all. You don’t get to be Mr Safelist without knowing a thing or two about…well, safelists.

Look, he even has a Twitter account called @MisterSafelist and he blogs about safelists. So it is a safe bet that he is the ‘go to guy’ when it comes to these sort of lists.

MisterSafelist Twitter screengrab

On the other hand when I think of the ‘go to guy’ for Traffic Exchanges then I think of Jon Olson.

He even has a Twitter account called @TheTEGuy and he blogs about traffic exchanges. So it is a safe bet that he is the ‘go to guy’ when it comes to traffic exchanges.

Jon Olson TheTEGuy Twitter screengrab

Not only is Jon not The Safelist Guy he is also not someone who would be considered a power-user of safelists either.

So I would not really expect him to do so well in a survey asking the very question I posed at the start of this blog.

But that survey is live right now and these are the findings so far…

Who is the best safelist advertiser survey

What!!!! Jon tops the poll. How can that be? Well if you attended yesterday’s TELive you will know what Jon thinks of the matter…and if you didn’t then I am sure we will talk about it again today.

Oh and one last thing.

The survey, which was put together by Andrew Stark, is currently the featured CTP Chat Ad on all the TimTech traffic exchanges today…so if you have not already cast your vote then start surfing¬†StartXchange, ILoveHits, Sweeva, or ThumbVu and have your say too.

TimTech traffic exchange CTP chat ad example