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An iBill Update

An iBill Update
After providing you with the first hint of a possible solution to iBill's problems, I received the following e-mail. It was sent out to iBill Clients (webmasters / merchants), in the wake of the mailing sent out to Customers (membership site subscribers and other consumers), which I reported on Frid... More »

Different Billing

Different Billing
In this article, I'm going to talk about the various forms of billing that I know to exist, and maybe, just maybe, help you to learn more about them and decide for yourself which to use. First thing: I STRONGLY suggest that you implement at least two types on your site. This gives your potentia... More »

SE Friendly PHP Pages

SE Friendly PHP Pages
PHP pages have a reputation of being more difficult (or at least different) to SEO than static HTML pages. Here's a brief overview of the major issues encountered when trying to make PHP scripts rank well on search engines. While this guide focuses on PHP, much of it is still relevant to optimizing ... More »

XBiz Interviews Larry Flynt: Part 2

XBiz Interviews Larry Flynt: Part 2
In a continuation of XBiz' fireside chat with porn king Larry Flynt, the publishing mogul described what he sees as the wave of the future for the adult Internet community, how the government is poised for a second control grab at the Net, and how survival of the fittest in the porn world is all abo... More »

Video In A Flash

Video In A Flash
Not many people know it, but Macromedia has developed a sophisticated media delivery platform, that is emerging as a sleeping giant. In fact, Microsoft recently tried to buy them for over $6 billion – and were turned down. Macromedia Flash is the world's most pervasive software platform, used b... More »

Telecommuting

Telecommuting
One of the biggest benefits for many workers in the online adult industry is the ability to telecommute, both as a means of avoiding an often overwhelming physical commute into a central office, and as a way of living a life, and lifestyle, of one's choosing – while still making a productive livi... More »

E-Etiquette

E-Etiquette
E-mail is an incredibly powerful tool that I have seen misused by more professionals that I can count. I'm not talking about spam or UCE. I'm talking about your personal / business e-mail. Fortunately for people with bad e-mail habits, the public has been weaned on the worst use of e-mail I have ... More »

XBiz Interviews Larry Flynt: Part 1

XBiz Interviews Larry Flynt: Part 1
A week after California voters chose a movie star over a porn mogul in the historic gubernatorial recall election, XBiz sat down with Larry Flynt in his office, which can only be described as a lavish penthouse palace. VIDEOSponsored By Epoch ... More »

Virtual Velvet Ropes

Virtual Velvet Ropes
The times they are a changing, and with them, our ways and means of dealing with visitors to our sites. Here's a quick glimpse into a thought process that took a decade to crystallize. See if it helps you with your own site... A Change In The Weather Long ago and far away I developed a metaphor ... More »

Fundamentalities

Fundamentalities
You have to admit: the adult industry puts the fun in dysfunctional. Every day there seems to be a new influx of people coming in to try their hand at making their fortune in porn. Those who have long been making money at this are sometimes stunned at how difficult it can be these days, and some eve... More »

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