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Functions and Formalities

Functions and Formalities
While there have been relatively few notable new adult website launches in the headlines at XBIZ of late, we have been seeing a continual wave of re-launches industry wide — the outward sign of corporate maneuvering to address known deficiencies and increase the level of response to consumer deman... More »

Adult Billing in Foreign Currencies

Adult Billing in Foreign Currencies
For many years, it went without saying that the U.S. dollar was the dominant currency of adult entertainment. The United States was the most porn-producing country in the world, and it was the country with the strongest currency in the world. But while many of the top adult companies are still U.S.-... More »

The Billing Balancing Act

The Billing Balancing Act
For many adult merchants, the Holy Grail of transaction processing is to get as many positive transactions through the pipe as possible. Merchants will exhaust the possible options for purchase method, from credit card to online check, e-wallet solutions, to pay by phone, and all points in between. ... More »

Restricting Revenue Streams

Restricting Revenue Streams
As the economy tightens and site owners look for ways to extend their billing options to maximize revenue from all possible sources, their decisions are bound by a few areas of resistance. Obviously, there are legal requirements that must be abided by; credit association guidelines; and ethical cons... More »

Traffic Building Today

Traffic Building Today
Regardless of the type of website you have, or the products or services you use it to promote, there is at least one common factor that it shares with all other websites: the need for an ongoing and increasing number of visitors — or simply, "traffic." Traffic forms the lifeblood of your ecommerce... More »

Returning to India?

Returning to India?
An Indian citizen should consider the Indian tax implications before returning to India after working or residing outside of India for an extended period of time. This article summarizes the various tax classifications of Indian citizens and how residency status may affect their income tax. By plann... More »

The Rise of the Hybrids

The Rise of the Hybrids
When porn first came online it was much less centralized than it is today. Most people earning money in the digital market didn't even know who their competition was, and the majority of site owners worked in solitude. The advent of affiliate marketing changed all of that as site owners sought to fi... More »

Drawing Mainstream Attention to Adult Products

Drawing Mainstream Attention to Adult Products
Picture yourself as a consumer, wandering around inside a sparsely populated shopping mall. You spot a sign on a closed door that reads, "Want porn? Come on in." From within the room, you can hear the hustle and bustle of all sorts of activity. Your curiosity piqued, you swing the door open — only... More »

Country Snapshot: Turkey

Country Snapshot: Turkey
Often referred to as the country where the East meets the West, Turkey recently bitterly marked 50 years since its first application to integrate formally with Europe, a date overshadowed by its troubled EU accession talks. Turkey is home to 75.7 million people, 35 percent of whom have access to ... More »

Organic Search vs. Paid Placement

Organic Search vs. Paid Placement
Webmasters, take heed: If you're not on the cutting edge of marketing through search engines online, you're not in the game. So say the experts in this vital field of play. "Nothing in the search engines can be done as a part-time job," said Johnny V., web traffic consultant for Wildline Corp.... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »

E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality... More »
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