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Traffic Buying Evolves

Traffic Buying Evolves
For many adult website operators, quality traffic is harder and more expensive to come by today than ever before — despite the dwindling number of adult sites and the growing number of Internet users, because now, fewer players control more web traffic — but getting your website’s share is sti... More »

Counting Conversions

Counting Conversions
Get a group of adult webmasters together and one discussion that you are likely to hear revolves around today’s rapidly declining conversion ratios; with some operators reporting rates in the 1:40,000+ range on general traffic — a rate which is a far cry from the “1:200 is doing OK” days. ... More »

The Marriage of Microsoft and Yahoo

The Marriage of Microsoft and Yahoo
Yahoo and Microsoft are joining forces and their partnership will breed big changes in search, especially for the adult space. Officially, the two recent allies are calling their union the Yahoo-Microsoft Search Alliance. Unofficially, these strange new bedfellows are concocting a brand new land... More »

Adult Operators Should Set Employee Policies

Adult Operators Should Set Employee Policies
For many adult entertainment companies, establishing proper HR protocols is an oftenoverlooked business requirement — and one that can enhance the value and smoothness of your employee relations, while keeping you in compliance with the law of the land. Here are a few high points for consideration... More »

Trend Watch: Open Source, Licensing

Trend Watch: Open Source, Licensing
Open source — the phrase conjures up image of gratis software, propped up in popularity by the unwashed masses, who while possessing mad technical skills, lack the budget to buy a premium proprietary solution and thus labor over what is freely available. How important a role does the licensing... More »

It's All About Rights

It's All About Rights
What Is Intellectual Property? To better understand what an intellectual property rights acquisition agreement is, it helps to understand just what “intellectual property” or “IP” is. To begin with, intellectual property is, well, just that, property, albeit in a form that is for most p... More »

FSC Anti-Piracy Update and Analysis

FSC Anti-Piracy Update and Analysis
What can we draw from FSC’s Anti-Piracy Action Program’s first months? During the first part of June, FSC distributed its first newsletter to APAP program participants. FSC has contracted with prominent industry attorney D. Gill Sperlein to oversee the program including the notice and takedow... More »

Porn, Privacy, HIPAA - Redux

Porn, Privacy, HIPAA - Redux
In February, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation took their fight against AIM and the adult industry to the authorities of the federal Office for Civil Rights, a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that enforces HIPAA, the California Office of Health Information Integrit... More »

Trouble With .XXX

Trouble With .XXX
In a reversal of position, ICANN has decided to authorize ICM Registry to offer and oversee a new “.XXX” TLD regime. Whatever you may think of ICANN’s decision, for now it’s a reality to be dealt with. So the question becomes whether you, as an owner or operator of adult websites, should par... More »

Wi-Fi - Security First

Wi-Fi - Security First
One of the benefits of modern mobile technology is the ability of many devices to connect to the Internet — wherever and whenever wireless signals are available. From laptops to Smartphones and other devices, users are surfing the web, checking emails, sending and receiving instant messages, monit... 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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