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Squeezing the Nickel

Squeezing the Nickel
If you operate subscription adult sites, VOD adult sites, or any other manner of adult site in which content is your primary (or even sole) product, you’ve likely seen a decline in conversion ratios, member retention, and/or initial sales over the last several years. In seeking to reverse that tre... More »

Business Planning Tips

Business Planning Tips
When it comes to business planning, many neophyte entrepreneurs may find the process both daunting and confusing. Daunting, in that an effective plan not only requires homework and due diligence, but it may also mean the difference between being able to obtain the needed financing for your business ... More »

From Whence the Traffic?

From Whence the Traffic?
It’s December, which means it is prognosticating time again — time to dust off our crystal balls and project what trends may come in the New Year. Nowhere is this game trickier than with respect to the rapidly changing Internet sector, where today’s hot tip is tomorrow’s old news. In th... More »

Paid Placements

Paid Placements
After an eight year run, the deal between Bing and Yahoo has signaled the end of the lucrative Yahoo Search Submit Pro (Y!SSP) inclusion program. Simultaneously, an increasingly large number of affiliates are being squeezed out of the adult market and in-house traffic generation has become the prima... More »

Mobile Made Easy

Mobile Made Easy
By now, you've heard the word: the adult mobile market has taken off — finally! As affiliate programs that have taken the mobile plunge trumpet the continued growth and success of their mobile efforts, the question on the minds of most webmasters is probably "how do I get a slice of that?" Whil... More »

FSC's New Challenge to 2257

FSC's New Challenge to 2257
On Oct. 7, the Free Speech Coalition launched a lawsuit against the federal government challenging the constitutionality of 18 U.S.C. § 2257. If you are not an FSC member, don’t miss your opportunity to be included under the umbrella of this critical litigation. Why Now? On Dec. 18, 2008, t... More »

Enlarge your Staff, Hiring for the Holiday Season

Enlarge your Staff, Hiring for the Holiday Season
Getting ready for the holiday season involves a lot of planning, especially this year. Sales numbers are rough nationwide, but let’s not crawl in a corner and give up before the holiday season has even started. In a retail environment, your staff’s sales success impacts more than just sales; it ... More »

Sever the Tether: How to Leave Your Desk Behind

Sever the Tether: How to Leave Your Desk Behind
For more than a decade webmasters have 'tanned' themselves in the warm glow of oversized computer monitors while coding websites, updating content, perfecting designs and trying to find ways to enhance their profitability. In the last several months the tasks have remained the same but the locations... More »

Pulling in Profits From Foreign Licensing

Pulling in Profits From Foreign Licensing
With the rise of online and DVD piracy accompanying the sales slowdown brought on by the current recession, more and more adult production companies are feeling the pinch. Both newer startups as well as old stalwarts remaining from the Golden Age of porn are finding their profit margins shrinking be... More »

Watch Your Websites!

Watch Your Websites!
Some recent activity on the hacker front prompts me to write this warning. One of the latest trends for malware proliferation is to hack legitimate websites, load their evil wares and leverage the site's popularity to spread infections. Websense, a web security company, said in a recent report... 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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