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Languages: Truth About Smarty

Languages: Truth About Smarty
Smarty is an extremely flexible web templating language that’s actually pretty easy to work with. Unfortunately a lot of people give up on it prematurely and never appreciate its strong points. Flexibility makes it attractive when you’re developing software and need a template engine. A... More »

For Members Only

For Members Only
Looking for an easy way to trade a site tour or extended preview for email addresses and visitor loyalty? WordPress’ “membership” functionality offers an intriguing option. Using this method, blog comments, content ratings and other interactive features can be restricted to regist... More »

Taking a Look at GET, POST Request Methods

Taking a Look at GET, POST Request Methods
When it comes to interacting with web servers, there are a wide range of techniques, each of which is particularly suited for a given application. Two of the most common of these are the GET and POST request methods contained within the web’s HTTP protocol. While the GET request provides only... More »

Streamlining the Adult Paysite Sales Cycle

Streamlining the Adult Paysite Sales Cycle
Web surfers can be a distracted, lazy lot that can seemingly prefer to ration clicks — often not delving deeply into a site, rather preferring to skim along the surface instead. This makes speed of access a vital concern, not only at the server/software level, but at the process level, where m... More »

Revenue Theories on Dating Sites

Revenue Theories on Dating Sites
A wide variety of adult dating websites can be found on the Internet, ranging from gay dating sites to BDSM dating sites to dating sites with a MILF/cougar focus. But if there is one thing that all the many different types of adult dating sites have in common, it is a desire to make money. How they ... More »

Nuts and Bolts of Dating Sites — Getting Traffic

Nuts and Bolts of Dating Sites — Getting Traffic
From Wikipedia to YouTube, mainstream websites have been a valuable promotional resource for many adult entertainment companies. Comprehensive biographical info on an abundance of adult companies can be found on Wikipedia; adult entrepreneurs often post nonexplicit promotional clips on YouTube. And ... More »

The Dating Game - Mobile Strategies

The Dating Game - Mobile Strategies
It’s no secret, hooking up, dating, relationships — call it what you may, the idea of meeting someone on a personals website and potentially being involved in a sexual relationship, whether real or virtual has captured the minds of users throughout the world. And with the success of gia... More »

Regulators Form Processor Task Force

Regulators Form Processor Task Force
On Oct. 27 at the Electric Transaction Authority’s Compliance Day in Chicago, a Federal Trade Commission official told attendees that the government has formed a task force to monitor third-party payment-services providers. The stated goal is to prevent fraudulent merchants from obtaining merc... More »

A Look Ahead, Part 2

A Look Ahead, Part 2
This is the second in a series of articles in which we take a look ahead at some of the issues and events I believe will be of great interest to adult entertainment businesses in 2012. This month we will highlight two events that I believe will be important technological milestones for the adult en... More »

Search Ingredients

Search Ingredients
For many adult Internet marketers, branding, traffic generation and domain names go hand-in-hand — a walk down an ever-changing path, with many turns along the way. Keyword-rich domain names have long been valued for their positive impact on search marketing and the high quality traffic it del... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »

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 »
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