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Google's "Florida" Update: 2

Google's "Florida" Update: 2
In the first installment of this series, we looked at some of the common theories surrounding the reasoning behind Google’s Florida update. Today, we’ll look at some alternate views about what really happened. What Really Happened Although Google's results state how many matches were found... More »

Google's "Florida" Update: 1

Google's "Florida" Update: 1
On November 16th 2003, Google commenced an update (the Florida update) which had a catastrophic effect for a very large number of Websites, and, in the process, turned search engine optimization on its head. It is usual to give alphabetical names to Google's updates in the same way that names are gi... More »

Form Follows Function

Form Follows Function
You might consider this another rant, or you might consider this helpful. I bet if you’re considering this a rant, you’re one of the folks who’s making the mistakes I’m about to address. In any business, not just the adult industry, there are ways to sell something and ways to be thought... More »

Set Goals, Reap Rewards

Set Goals, Reap Rewards
January is typically a month for calendar-induced idealism about the New Year. We tend to spend time reflecting on the previous year and set lofty goals for the coming 12 months. But as the weeks and months roll on, many of us find ourselves wondering what happened to those plans we dreamed up in ou... More »

Markman Hearing Primer

Markman Hearing Primer
For those following along with the Acacia Saga, Feb 6th is an important date. It is the first day of the Markman Hearing for the defendants against Acacia's DMT patent infringement claims. In order to get everyone up to speed on this event, I have written a Markman Hearing Primer... satirized for yo... More »

What's With All The Google Stuff?

What's With All The Google Stuff?
After jumping into the adult web industry, I found that all roads lead to Google. For an industry full of the most amazing innovators, this dependence on the 'Big Brother' search engines seems to be an anomaly, and one which has me wondering what could happen in the near future and what are the alte... More »

Advice Can Be Golden

Advice Can Be Golden
With the New Year now here, you can bet that there’s a sudden influx of newbies with it; and so this article is written specifically toward them, in an effort to smooth their way. Welcome to the wonderful world of Internet pornography. This business, just like any other, has its ups and downs ... More »

Do It Yourself Copyright Law

Do It Yourself Copyright Law
I find it surprising that most Webmasters only consult with an attorney after they have run afoul of the law, or had their rights somehow infringed upon. When Webmasters are asked about whether or not they have retained counsel, the most frequent response I hear is “A Lawyer? I can’t afford one!... More »

Yes, I DO Work!

Yes, I DO Work!
This happens to each and every one of us who works from home. Someone inevitably asks you to do something which requires you to stop what you’re doing and go do something else. Why? Because you’re at home, and it’s assumed that you can easily get up off your duff and clean the house, run ... More »

AVS Today

AVS Today
Whether they’re marketed as “Age Verification Services” or “Access Verification Services,” the use of AVS systems as both a content protection and revenue generation mechanism has a relatively long and very profitable history on the adult Internet. Today’s Internet is not yesterday... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

WIA Profile: Lupe Martinez

Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of... More »

Jose Sanz Weaves a Profitable Tapestry at FreeWebCams

Navigating the complexities of customer service in the camming industry is a varied and oftentimes chaotic task, pulling even the most seasoned professionals in a multitude of directions. Fortunately for... More »

Spanish Pleasure Products Brand Adrien Lastic Puts Unique Twist on Luxury Toys

What’s really in a brand name? Pleasure products manufacturer Adrien Lastic thinks it’s the perfect chance to make a big impression, especially if you’re new on the scene. “I admit... More »
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