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A Look at Ad Networks

A Look at Ad Networks
When ad networks started surfacing in the adult industry nobody knew quite what to make of them. At that time most webmasters were either affiliate program owners, affiliate webmasters, or both. Gradually, as an increasing number of affiliate programs adopt an invite-only policy and smaller affiliat... More »

The Move to Mobile: Many Forward Thinkers Believe in ‘Mobile First’

The Move to Mobile: Many Forward Thinkers Believe in ‘Mobile First’
The recent news about mobile is coming from the content side of the business because of three recent announcements by tech giants. First Google stopped politely suggesting site owners to become mobile friendly and with their Mobilegeddon update they decided to start demanding compliance instead. Th... More »

SEO Trends: The Game Has Changed

SEO Trends: The Game Has Changed
There used to be a time when webmasters could simply look up the page rank of any website, see what Google thought of it and buy backlinks on the footer of pages with a guaranteed bang for their buck. Then came the era of duplicative content, think content sites and limitless doorways back to the sa... More »

Looming on the Horizon: Traffic Experts Discuss Emerging Trends

Looming on the Horizon: Traffic Experts Discuss Emerging Trends
It’s often said that traffic is king, but that statement only becomes useful in the context of a discussion about the best ways to acquire traffic. Knowing how valuable it is doesn’t earn you anything, unless you also know where to get it, how to acquire it and the best ways to monetize ... More »

The Gender Factor

The Gender Factor
Transgender and gender expression products are evolving in today’s adult marketplace, due in part to growing cultural awareness and availability. What inspires today’s current products and marketing? And what is the difference between gender expression and gender play products? Metis Bl... More »

Trends in Webcam Tech and Business Models

Trends in Webcam Tech and Business Models
As the live cam proliferation continues, new technologies and business models are emerging that will have a lot to do with creating a competitive advantage for some savvy performers over the rest of guys and girls trying to go online part-time. Mobile, fan clubs, new platforms and bi-directional ca... More »

Does Audience Sexual Orientation Change How Money Is Made Online?

Does Audience Sexual Orientation Change How Money Is Made Online?
One of the most interesting aspects of modern American culture is the interplay between LGBT rights and gay adult industry marketing. In years past, just “being gay” was an edgy concept and the hidden subculture of gay sex online was in many ways its own unique niche lure. Now, as gay m... More »

Studio Execs Discuss State of Fetish Video

Studio Execs Discuss State of Fetish Video
Fetish video has had a good year, according to several of its major producers. And they agree that it’s due in no small part to the phenomenal international success of the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Ropes, cuffs and blindfolds have never garnered so much mainstream attention &md... More »

‘Fifty Shades’ Bumped Business, but the Fetish Market Remains Unchanged

‘Fifty Shades’ Bumped Business, but the Fetish Market Remains Unchanged
The more things change, the more they stay the same, at least when it comes to the manufacturing and marketing of fetish products. With modern technological advancements and continually shifting sands of cultural acceptance, how manufacturers and sellers of fetish products — a term which can ... More »

Mobile Mania: Forget Your Wallet, Mobile Payments Are the Future

Mobile Mania: Forget Your Wallet, Mobile Payments Are the Future
Does anyone still remember the first iPhone? I still remember getting my hands on the first model years ago and realized that this was just the start of mobile. Apps like a gun sound simulator and casual games attracted me from the first moment; that’s ridiculous when we look back how smartph... More »

QUICKBITE FEATURES

Owning Your Craft: Working in the Pleasure Products Biz

If you have this issue of XBIZ in your hot little hands while you’re reading this, chances are good that you’re in the adult industry. Yes, the adult industry. I like using that term because... More »

Web Depot: Become a Coding Titan With Titon Toolkit

Power users will appreciate Titon Toolkit, an extensible front-end HTML, CSS, and JavaScript user interface component library for building responsive, mobile-first sites. Feature-rich and engineered for... More »

Web Depot: Boost Perceived Page Speeds

Everyone wants a fast loading website, especially mobile users and others with slower connections — with “lazy loading” a way to make a site seem faster. According to its author, Michael... More »
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