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Bandwidth, Bandwidth...

Bandwidth, Bandwidth...
You've created the perfect site, it's elegant, it's slick, it has more bells and buzzers on it than the USS Enterprise. It's got Flash, Swish, Swoosh, Smash, Crash (you get the picture) – but will the index page load in under 20 seconds on a 33.6k connection? If it doesn't you may wish to rethink ... More »

The Phoenix Forum Wrap Up

The Phoenix Forum Wrap Up
Recently held in Phoenix, Arizona, from April 3rd – 5th , 2003, The Phoenix Forum was a world-class adult Webmaster event, bringing some of our industry’s best and brightest together for a little fun in the sun, and a whole lot of learning, networking, and deal-making. Click Here for Pics ... More »

The Phoenix Forum: 2003

The Phoenix Forum: 2003
This may be the third Phoenix Forum, but it‘s my first and what a kick ass event it‘s been so far! The Forum today was an excellent opportunity to share the latest industry information. The mood was upbeat and professional, and thanks to all the sponsors, the buffet was awesome, and the networki... More »

7 (Adult) Marketing Steps Redux

7 (Adult) Marketing Steps Redux
I found this article very interesting, but would have liked to have seen the examples relating more to the adult industry. I have modified Jay Conrad Levinson's original to give it an "adult" reference ~ SeeSea 1. Find the inherent drama in your offer: After all, you plan to make money by sellin... More »

Recurring v. Per Sign-up: Which is Better?

Recurring v. Per Sign-up: Which is Better?
This is probably the most important question that a webmaster could ask – and usually the answer is simply a matter of taste or preference. However, the answer could directly affect your bottom line either by inflating it or eating into potential profits. The major factor that webmasters conside... More »

A Newbie's Guide to USENET: 2

A Newbie's Guide to USENET: 2
Now that you know a little about USENET, you’re almost ready to venture out on your own, but first you need to understand a few basic rules. You can read more about USENET and the rules governing its usage in a number of sites on the Internet. But below are just some of the most important rules th... More »

A Newbie's Guide to USENET: 1

A Newbie's Guide to USENET: 1
Message Boards are typically the venue of choice for Adult Webmasters seeking information on their trade, but there is another valuable source of information – one that is nearly as old as the Internet itself, and frequented by countless users: USENET. If you’ve never made use of this resource, ... More »

A Processing Alternative?

A Processing Alternative?
There seems to be a disturbing trend lately of payment processors dropping adult processing. With the loss of PayPal, it's now getting even tougher for small shops to find a way to sell adult merchandise without getting their own merchant account, with all of the trappings that implies… While V... More »

Porn Wars: Part 4

Porn Wars: Part 4
As this series progressed, I’ve discussed many topics, and used several disparate metaphors to explain my plan’s underlying concepts. From multi-national military coalitions to Industrial Age robber-barons and New Age porn tycoons, I’ve tried to illustrate the timelessness and effectiveness of... More »

Porn Wars: Part 3

Porn Wars: Part 3
As this series progressed I have tried to reveal some of the thought processes behind what I see as the most viable of future business models for players in the online adult entertainment industry. Using militarily inspired metaphors to try to explain the need for such a competitive marketing plan, ... More »

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