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A Pay Per Click Paradigm

A Pay Per Click Paradigm
As adult webmasters, we're quite accustomed to using the Pay Per Click (PPC) model for buying traffic from search engines, and for selling it to sponsors – but wouldn't it be nice to monetize content offerings to consumers this way? The idea of selling content through the use of virtual token s... More »

Coping With Copyrights: 2

Coping With Copyrights: 2
This article is the second in a multipart series of articles addressing what a webmaster should know about copyrights and copyright law. In last month's article, I discussed the very basics of copyrights, including the purpose of copyrights and the broad range of works that are protected by the copy... More »

Selling To European Surfers

Selling To European Surfers
Editor's Note: This article was originally posted on the XBiz Community Message Board as a thread entitled "How US Adult Webmasters can dramatically increase revenues from European Surfers" – an edited version of which is being published here in hopes of maximizing its exposure... Over the year... More »

A Proliferation Of Patents

A Proliferation Of Patents
Any adult webmaster that has multimedia on their website by now should have heard about Acacia Research and its Digital Media Transmission patents that claim ownership of the audio and video downloading and streaming process from a server. Acacia was the first company to enter into the adult space ... More »

TGP Layout & Design: 2

TGP Layout & Design: 2
In my previous installment, we looked at several factors influencing the design of gallery post sites, including the problems of "over design" and issues surrounding thumbnail size selection. In this installment, we'll take a look at layout considerations and their impact on traffic flow: I've vi... More »

Porn Star Comebacks

Porn Star Comebacks
Hyapatia Lee understood the marketing potential of a dead porn star. In a tear-stained plea to her loyal fans, the former 1980s porn queen and entrant into the XRCO Hall of Fame made a brazen attempt at faking her own demise. In May 1998, the curvaceous, raven-haired Lee stated on her we... More »

November Legal Update: 2

November Legal Update: 2
In the conclusion of November's Legal Update, noted First Amendment attorney Larry Walters takes a look at the new US Attorney General, the status of 2257, and provides us with a look at current obscenity prosecutions: Ashcroft Out, Gonzales In As Bush's Cabinet departed in droves recently, the ... More »

November Legal Update: 1

November Legal Update: 1
The fundamentalist extremists did not waste any time in pushing their agenda after the re-election of George W. Bush to a second term as President of the United States. In less than 10 days (and with little notice to anyone), they started holding Senate hearings on how adult materials forever chang... More »

TGP Layout & Design: 1

TGP Layout & Design: 1
There are so many considerations that must be evaluated at the planning stages of building a Thumbnail Gallery Post (TGP) – at least if you hope to grow beyond the "newbie" stage with it – that I thought I would share some of the thinking I've been doing as I plan my own TGP for a New Year's lau... More »

A Global Business: Part 2

A Global Business: Part 2
In today's conclusion, we'll examine security and fraud issues, shipping and customs considerations, and concerns over local sensibilities – and how they all affect merchants in today's global marketplace. Security, Fraud Issues Convergence Inc. President David Levine has been e-selling adult ... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »
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