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Website Redesign Tips

Website Redesign Tips
It's a familiar story. Your website was designed around the time when an upstart named Google was just getting its foot in the door of the search engine market. At the time, it was a great website. It might have even had some cool new features like some JavaScript rollovers or maybe even some Flash.... More »

Billing Outlook 2006

Billing Outlook 2006
For the paysite operator, as well as other online merchants selling products and services over the Internet, having a robust and reliable way of processing transactions is one of the most basic needs and vital areas of ongoing concern. After all, positive cash flow is the lifeblood of any commercial... More »

Adult Processing Perils

Adult Processing Perils
Processing adult products, services and memberships, according to Visa and MasterCard, is a high-risk business. Most banks shy away from all of us in the adult Internet because in their eyes, we are the ne'er-do-wells of the Internet and are more interested in making a fast buck, rather than the lon... More »

Websites That Read Quickly

Websites That Read Quickly
If it doesn't read quickly, It doesn't work. This rule applies to everyone – from the lofty creative director to the junior designer to the boss who employs them. By "read" I mean a viewer's ability to comprehend the advertisement or message in less than three seconds. That's right! You have only ... More »

Porn Dollars and Cents

Porn Dollars and Cents
There's a widely held misconception among people who have never worked in the adult entertainment industry that making a porn movie is a path to quick riches. Buy a video camera, place a few ads in your local paper, and you're in business — at least according to conventional wisdom. There's ... More »

Less Traffic, More Profit?

Less Traffic, More Profit?
On the first read, the title of this article might sound a little insane, but by the end of it, you will realize that I am totally right. I have been running an adult site for three years now. The site is not doing badly and provides me with a normal living. But I was always a man of analytical t... More »

Battle Against Adult Piracy

Battle Against Adult Piracy
From Pedro Almodóvar movies to hip-hop CDs to video games, entertainment piracy has been pandemic in the 2000s. And like mainstream entertainment, the adult entertainment industry has been hit hard. Chris Norman, vice president of operations for Evil Angel Productions, estimates that video piracy ... More »

U.S. Obscenity Law

U.S. Obscenity Law
When adult entertainment providers hire attorneys to review their films, magazines or websites, they frequently ask, "Could this material cause me legal problems?" But quite often it is difficult to offer a simple yes or no answer because for many years the American courts have been wrestling with w... More »

The Future of Free Porn

The Future of Free Porn
I know this topic has been hashed, rehashed and then some on every board and discussion forum in the adult industry. Let's just say I got tired of making galleries which my free-loading visitors enjoy but don't want to pay for, and I needed a break. Also, I guess have a right to add my two cents to ... More »

Successful Store Signings

Successful Store Signings
It's a bright, beautiful, sunny Saturday in Oxnard, Calif., a good day to be outdoors playing ball, riding a bike or just enjoying the warm weather. But dozens of the locals are choosing instead to spend their Saturday indoors. They've packed into the A View To Video adult store, hoping to meet Pen... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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