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May Law Beat: 1

May Law Beat: 1
Here's a poser for you: Where would you find the one company that is simultaneously at the forefront of the federal government's concerns over minors' access to adult sexual content and at the cutting edge of the adult industry's concerns over pirated content? The answer: Google. But I am not su... More »

Pure Play Media

Pure Play Media
It's Wednesday afternoon, and Pure Play Media co-founder and CEO Richard Arnold has been in Los Angeles — 3,000 miles from his family in Ontario, Canada — for a week. He makes the trip to his company's Chatsworth, Calif. offices once a month and admits that he usually feels a tinge of dread whil... More »

Maximizing Profits Online

Maximizing Profits Online
A newcomer to this market needs to consider a few basic questions when it comes to choosing the right cash register for their website. The first decision would be to determine if using a payment gateway and merchant bank account would be best or if using a third-party billing company is more appr... More »

A Comprehensive Approach

A Comprehensive Approach
Whether you're an experienced webmaster developing a new premium website or a newbie looking to start your first paysite project, there are certain considerations that must be addressed, including how to manage, present and charge surfers for access to your content. What if I told you that there... More »

Five Processing Concerns

Five Processing Concerns
Online merchants in the adult industry have many more processing options than they had just a few years ago. In the beginning — throughout the middle and late 1990s — there were few choices. Alternate billing options were difficult to find, and those that did exist came with enormous integration... More »

Mainstream Advertising

Mainstream Advertising
Those of us in the adult entertainment business find ourselves with a shrinking market — not due to fewer customers but due to the restrictions on places to find these customers. Many mainstream publications, including those that were once supported by our advertising dollars, are now refusing to... More »

The Way Traffic Is Cleaned

The Way Traffic Is Cleaned
Phising scams, "Nigerian" email scams, 419 spam, credit card fraud and fraudulent sales – do any of these ring a bell for you? They do for me! They belong to the dark and ugly side of the Internet and 98 percent of them come from countries which I even haven't heard about. Fighting against these a... More »

The 3D Revolution

The 3D Revolution
Over the past few years, the adult gaming industry has steadily captured the minds and wallets of surfers, putting the player in the driver's seat of a computer-generated fantasy that involves everything from sex acts to the courtship ritual. This experience gives the user unprecedented control over... More »

Website Redesign Tips

Website Redesign Tips
It's a familiar story. Your website was designed around the time when an upstart named Google was just getting its foot in the door of the search engine market. At the time, it was a great website. It might have even had some cool new features like some JavaScript rollovers or maybe even some Flash.... More »

Billing Outlook 2006

Billing Outlook 2006
For the paysite operator, as well as other online merchants selling products and services over the Internet, having a robust and reliable way of processing transactions is one of the most basic needs and vital areas of ongoing concern. After all, positive cash flow is the lifeblood of any commercial... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »

Cutting Costs in the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Adult website owners are comprised of two groups: One is comfortable giving up 30-50 percent of their site’s gross sales revenue (aka profit) in exchange for software, hosting and services despite... More »

Technological Advances Typically Meet Wall of Resistance

Our lives have changed immeasurably in the past 100 years. Think of the wealthiest, most powerful person 100 years ago. It was probably John D. Rockefeller. In inflation-adjusted terms he is the wealthiest... More »
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