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Riches in the Niches

Riches in the Niches
The Romans knew that an empire was only as big as its boundaries. Like any empire, the adult industry is only nominally centralized in the San Fernando Valley. Its real heart is the Internet and the Internet is boundless. Still, as the adult industry expands, companies find themselves catering to th... More »

Real World Redirection

Real World Redirection
In a recent board discussion about 2257 compliance issues for overseas producers, I posted a sample of geo-redirect code that has appeared in various forms during discussions here at XBiz. The purpose of the code, implemented as part of a website's .htaccess file, is to redirect incoming website tra... More »

Congress Fights Indecency

Congress Fights Indecency
Nearly 10 years ago, conservative Democrat Jim Exon proposed the Communications Decency Act, which would have made it a felony to transmit indecent materials across the Internet. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the act by a unanimous vote. Despite the clarity of the court's d... More »

FHG Flexibility

FHG Flexibility
In part one, we examined what free hosted galleries are and are not intended for and introduced some basic concepts for their application. In part two, we expanded on those concepts by introducing the strategic uses of FHGs and how they can be used with other kinds of materials to guide and pre-qual... More »

Shooting Your Own Content?

Shooting Your Own Content?
Today, more adult Internet companies are shooting their own content than ever before. Online businesses that have previously only purchased photographs and video are now beginning to create their own content or enter into joint ventures with existing producers. This trend is even more pronounced fo... More »

Why Did You Get Into Adult?

Why Did You Get Into Adult?
For me the choice was easy: I was living in the Virgin Islands where I had an online travel and tourism magazine and built websites for clients. I had a lot of finicky clients who were hard to please and always requesting changes. It didn't take me long to realize that instead of being paid to make ... More »

Blending Form, Function: 2

Blending Form, Function: 2
In part one we examined the origins of the sex toy industry. Today, we'll take a closer look at the design and development process: Looks Not Everything Designing a product to hit all the right spots "is definitely a must," Al Bloom, director of marketing for California Exotic Novelties, told XB... More »

Blending Form, Function: 1

Blending Form, Function: 1
In 1869, Dr. George Taylor patented a steam-powered apparatus to help treat a condition then commonly referred to as "female hysteria," the symptoms of which included anxiety, irritability and sexual fantasies. The device was said to treat hysteria by massaging a woman's vulva until she experienc... More »

Top 10 Forces Facing Adult

Top 10 Forces Facing Adult
At a time in history when adult entertainment is facing some formidable opposition, XBiz World asked leading free speech attorney Jeffrey Douglas to list 10 of the top foes or forces currently posing a threat to the well-being and prosperity of the industry. 1.) U.S. Justice Antonin Scalia U.S. ... More »

The Strategic Use of FHGs

The Strategic Use of FHGs
Previously, we looked at what free hosted galleries are and are not intended for. Specifically, we saw how FSGs are used to fill an affiliate's hub with entertainment while pointing sales to the affiliate's sponsor. We also suggested a few basic concepts for their practical and strategic use in a ro... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

How Advertisers Use Your Devices to Sell You Stuff

The paranoia has reached an all-time high. Now some people actually believe that their microwave ovens are spying on them — despite the fact they don’t have any listening devices or cameras.... More »

As Mobile Grows, So Does Need to Push Sales

The number of consumers browsing and buying online will reach 270 million by 2020, driven largely by activity on mobile devices, according to Forrester. Business is booming and the fact that most purchases... More »

With AI, Routine Tasks Start Fading Away

I just turned 42. The list of things I may never do again is growing fast. I no longer dream that I will become an Olympian in any sport except archery or horseback riding. The oldest Olympians in those... More »
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