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Video In A Flash

Video In A Flash
Not many people know it, but Macromedia has developed a sophisticated media delivery platform, that is emerging as a sleeping giant. In fact, Microsoft recently tried to buy them for over $6 billion – and were turned down. Macromedia Flash is the world's most pervasive software platform, used b... More »

Telecommuting

Telecommuting
One of the biggest benefits for many workers in the online adult industry is the ability to telecommute, both as a means of avoiding an often overwhelming physical commute into a central office, and as a way of living a life, and lifestyle, of one's choosing – while still making a productive livi... More »

E-Etiquette

E-Etiquette
E-mail is an incredibly powerful tool that I have seen misused by more professionals that I can count. I'm not talking about spam or UCE. I'm talking about your personal / business e-mail. Fortunately for people with bad e-mail habits, the public has been weaned on the worst use of e-mail I have ... More »

Virtual Velvet Ropes

Virtual Velvet Ropes
The times they are a changing, and with them, our ways and means of dealing with visitors to our sites. Here's a quick glimpse into a thought process that took a decade to crystallize. See if it helps you with your own site... A Change In The Weather Long ago and far away I developed a metaphor ... More »

To Pop Or Not To Pop

To Pop Or Not To Pop
Editor's Note: few tools available to webmasters cause as much controversy as do pop-ups. Love them or hate them, they're still a fact of life on the Internet – despite increasing efforts to eliminate them. Used judicously, pop-ups are an effective method of increasing revenue. Used poorly, they w... More »

Knowing When to Say "When"

Knowing When to Say "When"
Come on, let's be honest with each other. No matter how much we try, there's just this one sponsor whom we've been feeding traffic for months who couldn't convert its way out of a wet paper bag. We've pushed and tried, changed things around, tried different sources of traffic, and nothing helps. ... More »

Goodwill During Bad Times

Goodwill During Bad Times
I've read a lot about the iBill problem and how to resolve it. Most want to hurt iBill by manually charging back for unpaid charges. I'm partial to baseball bats, but neither will get you any goodwill from your customers, and will only make you feel good for a short period of time. No matter how ... More »

Porn Surfers Beware

Porn Surfers Beware
Years of abuse at the hands of unscrupulous webmasters have made today's savvy surfers ever more wary of clicking on, entering into, or joining anything – making profitable business for legitimate operators increasingly harder to come by. I received a message the other day from my friend Joan I... More »

Google Gallery #1

Google Gallery #1
Getting your Web pages listed high up in the Search Engine rankings is difficult enough, but getting a thumbnail gallery right up there is even more difficult. Here's a short list of tips to help your galleries climb the SERP ladders: Best Sponsors For Search Engines I can't tell you which spons... More »

Changing Dialer Regulations

Changing Dialer Regulations
Editor's Note: For both surfers and webmasters alike, the word "dialer" often conjures up negative images of unauthorized charges and dubious pay outs. This is unfortunate, as today's more advanced dialer technology and top-flite service companies combine to transform a negative history into positiv... 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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