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Animation Comes Of Age

Animation Comes Of Age
There was a time when animation in the adult field was limited to tawdry devices such as "Tijuana Bible," a booklet of crude drawings that drew smirks and giggles from pubescent lads. All that changed in the 1990s, when a new art form emerged in Japan. Anime and its adult cousin, hentai, ... More »

CCBill and PBP

CCBill and PBP
As the owner of a small paysite, one of my constant concerns is how to maximize my revenue with or without a corresponding increase in traffic. This necessitates finding ways to "do more with what you've got" — and one of those ways is to ensure that every surfer that wants to become a member can ... More »

Intellectual Property: 2

Intellectual Property: 2
In part one, we began our look at protecting your intellectual property rights. In this conclusion, we'll examine registration of copyrights, trademark enforcement and more: 6 Good Reasons In the case of copyrights, this means registering the copyright in works subject to the plan with the Copyr... More »

Intellectual Property: 1

Intellectual Property: 1
The amount of adult entertainment content available to consumers today is enormous and growing exponentially. In fact, there has never been so much explicit erotica so readily available as there is now. Yet industry profits have slowed despite the fact that total revenues continue to increase. Many ... More »

Brazil

Brazil
Brazil, officially referred to as the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest and most populous country in Latin America. With over 186m inhabitants, it is the fifth-largest country in the world in terms of both area and population. The official language is Portuguese and it is the only Por... More »

Domain Auctions

Domain Auctions
Last January at the Internext Conference, the adult entertainment business tested the waters with its first-ever live domain auction. It was a home run. The auction produced more than $2 million in domain sales. GMail sold for $520,000. Interracial Sex sold for $150,000. BDSM.com sold for $295,000. ... More »

Developing Traffic Sources

Developing Traffic Sources
Without the benefit of quality traffic, webmasters would find monetizing their sites to be an impossible task. Finding sources of traffic can be an art, and like anything worthwhile, it takes time to learn and sometimes a career to master. While almost any webmaster can arrange for a few sources ... More »

SEO Simplified

SEO Simplified
There are many companies and experts that webmasters can hire to tweak their websites and increase their Google page ranks. However, some hires will garner results while others will merely empty wallets. Approach the idea of search engine optimization (SEO) through the eyes of a site user followi... More »

Straight to the Bank

Straight to the Bank
OK, it's actually the brave "Old World" of Europe that has embraced e-commerce the past several years and offers excellent options on individual merchant accounts for e-commerce sites. It's no surprise what's happening on the continent. Europe has always been a leader in technology in general and te... More »

India: the Sleeping Giant

India: the Sleeping Giant
India is the world’s second most populated country, with some 1.1 billion inhabitants. With the world's 4th largest economy in purchasing power, India has made rapid economic progress in the last decade, and is widely acknowledged by economists to become a major player on the world stage as t... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Focusing, Again, on Tradeshow Etiquette

I’m very excited to have been asked by XBIZ World to write the third part of my ongoing series of articles on tradeshow etiquette. In Part I of the series, I discussed business cards, substance... More »

Retail Sales Get Boost From Staff Morale Building

My job is, and always has been, to do what is asked of me to the best of my ability. I’ve worn many hats in this company, as it’s not only adult retail but adult nightlife as well. I’ve... More »

Looking Back at 2016’s Highlights

2016 was fraught with highs and lows. As an industry, we mourned the loss of friends and loved ones and welcomed new life into the world. With the presidential election behind us and California’s... More »
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