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The Birth of Porn Valley: 2

The Birth of Porn Valley: 2
In part one we looked at the origins of the hub of the adult industry in Porn Valley. In today's conclusion, we'll take a closer look at the reasons why the industry moved to the Valley – and where it might be headed next: In a way, the adult industry was a latecomer to the Valley. "Hollywo... More »

The Birth of Porn Valley: 1

The Birth of Porn Valley: 1
Thirty minutes deep into the San Fernando Valley from Hollywood stands a nondescript, 50,000-square-foot warehouse that churns out a million pieces of merchandise a month for adult film industry giant Metro. Next door looms a similar behemoth belonging to Sin City, another large adult film compan... More »

FHGs: A Valuable Resource

FHGs: A Valuable Resource
As with any business, the affiliate game takes some planning to effectively mount a traffic campaign that is going to take unique hits and turn them into conversions. A conversion is when a surfer hits that buy button, scoring a sale for your sponsor and, of course, a commission for you. One of the ... More »

Banning Sales of Sex Toys

Banning Sales of Sex Toys
In February, Alabama's controversial ban on sex toy sales went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which — much to the disappointment of sex toy providers — refused to examine the constitutionality of the ban. Under an Alabama law passed in 1998, selling a dildo or vibrator in that state can... More »

Irritate Your Visitors

Irritate Your Visitors
Let's face it: it is really hard to come up with new ways to fully irritate visitors to your site. I thought I would share some of the ways that I have found to irritate visitors and drive them away, thereby saving you money on your hosting bills. These tips are not in order according to their e... More »

SEO Maintenance Plans

SEO Maintenance Plans
A search engine optimization maintenance service plan will ensure that your website will continue to increase in its rankings, attract more visitors and make more sales. It's not enough to simply design your web site, have it optimized for the search engines and expect it to continually rank well; i... More »

Celebrity Image Legal Risks

Celebrity Image Legal Risks
The use of celebrity images on websites has enormous appeal. The instant name recognition and accompanying barrage of associated media has the potential to dramatically increase traffic not only to the celebrity content but to collateral site content as well. However, the use of celebrity ima... More »

The Distribution Biz

The Distribution Biz
For Roy, the American dream started out as a nightmare in disguise: a 1993, full commission telemarketing job in which his highest paycheck amounted to $99. "I hit bottom," said Roy, a former attorney with failed dreams of working in Hollywood. "It was a company distributing B movies and adult f... More »

Sex Toys for Fun and Profit

Sex Toys for Fun and Profit
Once upon a time the topic of sex toys was all but taboo for even the most "liberated" of women. This situation has changed, however, in part by mainstream media's open "normalization" of sex toys through hit television shows like "Sex and the City." Although many women might still appear to keep... More »

The State of Online Billing

The State of Online Billing
Online adult transaction processing is one of the most complicated and vital areas of concern for experienced merchants and an area of frequent misunderstanding for e-commerce neophytes. To help get a grip on the current state of affairs in online billing, XBiz sought the help of two industry lea... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Paysite Meetup: Catching Lightning in a Bottle

We just completed the first XBIZ.net Paysite Meetup in Prague. We caught lightning in a bottle. I first heard that expression from a friend who works in TV. He started in TV in the 1960s selling advertising,... More »

Why a Traffic Network Killed a Popular Offering

Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast. If a man habituated to a narrow circle of cares and pleasures, out of which he seldom travels, step beyond it, though for never so brief a space, his departure... More »

Luring Cam Users With the Right Ad Format

The live cam marketplace is highly competitive filled with big-, medium- and small-sized players. So how do you stand out from the crowd to attract new users or persuade users to come back and spend their... More »
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