Business Features for Adult Industry Professionals
Ahead Of The Curve: Part 1
You've downloaded their streaming videos, talked dirty in their chat rooms, and ordered a walk-in closet full of their penetrating sex toys. The professionals behind your pixilated porn experience are flesh and blood human beings with one all-consuming purpose in their short mortal lives: pleasing Y...
Speaking Gay Internationally
The GayCrawler.com search engine team has studied the searches carried out during recent visits to their Internet directory dedicated to the gay community. This study is based on searches carried out during the months of April, May and June 2004 on more than 53,000 keywords, and was ...
Getting Gay At Internext
The gay audience is one of the most sought after demographics in today’s adult Internet industry and at Internext Expo in Las Vegas last week, a few experts gathered at the Gay and Lesbian Webmaster panel to discuss the state of the market segment and its future. The panel, moderated by Fredric...
What’s In A Niche?
I have seen this asked time and time again: “What’s the best niche?” Here’s your answer: There is no best niche… That’s right, there is no niche that is better than the others. Now, before we go any further, let’s define what a niche is. A niche is a specific type of adult enterta...
Gay IS A Niche
While I had some very interesting private commentary on my recent “Stephen Goes Gay?” article, one of my readers publicly commented that “Gay isn’t a niche.” He is of course wrong, and to help those who do not understand the practical implications, I present the following: My aforementi...
Stephen Goes Gay?
While the title might be an obvious ploy to garner a few extra page views, the underlying message that “Even the ‘straightest’ of adult Webmasters can (and should) profitably and inoffensively integrate gay offerings into their marketing mix…” is one that must be heeded if maximizing profi...
Mainstreaming Gay Business: Part 2
Gay Adult Business on the Internet has reached its critical mass, driven by surfers who know what they want and what they like – will you be able to get gay customers to pull out their credit card or checkbook, or will you needlessly back away out of fear of having your image tarnished? One of ...
Mainstreaming Gay Business: Part 1
Whether you still call it the Gay Niche or fully embrace it and call it the Gay Movement - Gay Websites and their webmasters have arrived. Gay Adult Business on the Internet has reached its critical mass and is breaking out of the industry and the self imposed silence that has been the norm for many...
Turgeon Points to Visa
Continuing our XBiz chat with Mancheck.com COO Robert Turgeon, the issue of Visa's new charge-back policy was at the top of his hit list. After explaining his company's decision to transition from an AVS site to a mega paysite, Turgeon pointed again to Visa as being the culprit for many impen...
Turgeon on AVS
XBiz took a moment to catch up with Robert Turgeon, chief operating officer for ManCheck.com, in light of the company's recent shift away from being one of the premier Adult Verification Services (AVS) to becoming a mega paysite. Since the mid-nineties, AVS companies began sprouting up througho...
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...
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:...
A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb
As certainly the oldest member of the current adult-industry Fourth Estate, and having written for many adult publications, some of which no longer exist, I write this in the first person which, if you...
WEB / TECH NEWS
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