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Organic Search vs. Paid Placement

Organic Search vs. Paid Placement
Webmasters, take heed: If you're not on the cutting edge of marketing through search engines online, you're not in the game. So say the experts in this vital field of play. "Nothing in the search engines can be done as a part-time job," said Johnny V., web traffic consultant for Wildline Corp.... More »

Increasing Foreign Traffic

Increasing Foreign Traffic
In the United States, many adult webmasters have prospered by catering primarily to North American traffic. But as the economy becomes more and more global, foreign adult markets will become increasingly attractive to American webmasters — and increasing foreign traffic will be important to the fi... More »

WIA Profile: Kathi Stout

WIA Profile: Kathi Stout
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. How did you get into this? What in your bac... More »

Watch Your Websites!

Watch Your Websites!
Some recent activity on the hacker front prompts me to write this warning. One of the latest trends for malware proliferation is to hack legitimate websites, load their evil wares and leverage the site's popularity to spread infections. Websense, a web security company, said in a recent report... More »

Opportunity Lost

Opportunity Lost
Complacency — that "take it easy, it's all going to be ok" attitude, which is at the heart of so much "change" in America these days, has taken another victim. On Aug. 6, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger put an end to more than 160 years of the state's heritage by banning suction dredging... More »

WebsiteSecure.org: Certifying Websites for Consumers

WebsiteSecure.org: Certifying Websites for Consumers
In recent months any webmaster who has been paying attention to the business overall can recall hearing about "shady" billing practices ranging from sites that were posting cross-sales below the submit button on their join pages, to sites with less than ethical terms stated in their Terms of Service... More »

Tool Tips: Piwik

Tool Tips: Piwik
For webmasters seeking a website analytics solution that offers the comprehensive reporting of page tagged services such as Google Analytics, combined with the data ownership, privacy and security benefits of a self-hosted solution, along with the flexibility and freedom of a plugin-based open sourc... More »

Sk8ing Through a Hot Niche

Sk8ing Through a Hot Niche
Producing content to fit the growing emo-twink and skater boy niches presents an immediate and rather obvious problem: once the performers dispense with the setup (if there even is one), there’s scant evidence that the content is in fact skater-specific. “Most of the time, you don’t have ... More »

CommerceGate Sets its Sights on U.S. Markets

CommerceGate Sets its Sights on U.S. Markets
When Internet payment processor CommerceGate started in 2005, its main focus was offering credit card and payment processing for the European market for U.S. and European clients. In spring 2008, the company entered the U.S. market by getting control over domestic IPSP third-party aggregation accoun... More »

Fetishism Swings Back

Fetishism Swings Back
You might know the story of Cassandra, the Greek muse who was forever prophesying about danger at every turn only to be subsequently ignored. Had she been alive in our time and employed in the gay porn industry, she would surely have more than enough to Tweet about. Between its short term probl... More »

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