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WIA Profile: Erika Icon

WIA Profile: Erika Icon
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. Industry veteran Erika Icon launched her own f... More »

Are You Allowed To Be My Customer

Are You Allowed To Be My Customer
All that talk about friends and six degrees of separation in last month’s article got me thinking how this might apply towards business models. So often we see and hear political arguments, where people brand themselves as being affiliated with one party or another. That was the way for the l... More »

Count Your Blessings

Count Your Blessings
Joe, David and I were in Spain in September of 2008 when “Dubwya” officially announced the US economy was on life support and I feel like I have been in a bad mood ever since. The recession spiked a depression that has claimed sales, and our sanity, with it. As thought turn to Thanksgiv... More »

Executive Seat: Peter Reynolds’ ‘Bag’ of Tricks

Executive Seat: Peter Reynolds’ ‘Bag’ of Tricks
Monetizing content has been the watchword in adult for so long it’s almost become a common greeting among industry pros. “How are you? How are you making money these days,” they ask. So when there’s a viable path to boosting revenue, people take notice. Enter Peter Reynolds.... More »

TOP ACT: Next Door Buddy

TOP ACT: Next Door Buddy
As affiliate program NextDoorBuddyProfits.com gears up to celebrate its five-year anniversary in November, XBIZ posed a few questions to Stephan Sirard, the president of Next Door Entertainment, to get a glimpse of the inner workings of one of the top gay companies in adult. Launched in 2006, the N... More »

Need for Serious Value in Content

Need for Serious Value in Content
Most adult entertainment business owners know that distributing sexually explicit materials exposes them to the possibility of prosecution for violation of obscenity laws. But while many know that the risk exists, over the years I have found that most distributors of adult content are generally unfa... More »

Traffic Force Tackles Adult Traffic Market

Traffic Force Tackles Adult Traffic Market
Traffic acquisition is the lifeblood of any ecommerce enterprise, but as a vitally irreplaceable commodity, it is often jealously guarded — hoarded and savored by the largest of players — boasting long-established networks and deep financial resources. Fortunately, these days, all it ta... More »

Trade Show Survival Hints!

Trade Show Survival Hints!
And, once again, we all head to XBizLA and whatever other shows that we need to attend in the New Year!  We all love going to see our B2B partners and affiliates.  To meet new-comers and revive old relationships.  The shows are truly one of the things that drive our industry and crea... More »

Market Samurai Slashes Competition

Market Samurai Slashes Competition
Adult webmasters are always seeking higher volumes of quality search engine traffic, but competition within this arena is fierce; limiting most operators’ results when targeting highly popular search terms and phrases. To address this situation, an extensive variety of automated tools are avai... More »

How Canonical Links Impact Traffic Flow

How Canonical Links Impact Traffic Flow
When it comes to canonical linking, what you don’t know can hurt your site’s ranking in the search engines. With this in mind, we’ll turn right to the source and rely on advice from the search leader as to how and why attention should be paid to canonical links. According to Googl... More »

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