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Basic Business Sense

Basic Business Sense
One of the first questions of any newcomer to the adult entertainment industry is inevitably "How much money can I make?" Anyone involved with the industry boards has seen this question asked over and over again with predictable frequency. I can almost envision seasoned webmasters sitting back and s... More »

The U.K.'s R18 Rating

The U.K.'s R18 Rating
Great Britain has a long history of erotic expression — from the Skin Two Rubber Ball (one of the world's largest S&M/fetish gatherings) to London's notoriously decadent Hellfire Club of the 18th century to the dominatrix-like attire that actress Diana Rigg often favored when she portrayed sexy sp... More »

Basic SEO Strategy

Basic SEO Strategy
Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, can cause confusion among even the most seasoned webmasters. What is it? How do I do it? Does it take a long time? Does it really work? All of these are fair, common and realistic questions; the goal of this article is to give a basic understanding of functional S... More »

Unsolicited Bulk Email

Unsolicited Bulk Email
What is spam? We all know what spam is when we are on the receiving end. Every day most of us delete endless meaningless emails from sources we don't know or care about. So is that what spam really is? Unsolicited bulk email? Even the term "unsolicited" is vague. And where does the adult webmaste... More »

The Balancing Act: 1

The Balancing Act: 1
These are perilous times for legitimate adult web operators as they try to understand and manage the huge array of new regulations as well as the hostile political environment they now find surrounding their livelihood. Massive changes are often wrought with unplanned work, procedural uncertainty, a... More »

Cross Platform Design

Cross Platform Design
It's a sad day in every web designer's life when you first see the web page you so carefully crafted to perfection displayed on a different computer using a different operating system, web browser, screen resolution and color depth. It's like looking at a work of art turned into a jumbled mass of co... More »

The Urge to Merge

The Urge to Merge
If Coke and Pepsi can place their products in mainstream films, why can't an adult marketer? Wicked Pictures scored priceless exposure gratis when the makers of "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" shot the protagonist enjoying himself in bed watching Stormy Daniels in Wicked's "Space Nuts." It's the latest sig... More »

Razzle and Dazzle

Razzle and Dazzle
In a previous article, we made mention of the number of consumers still on dialup as opposed to having Broadband access to the Internet. In that article, we quoted a 2004 JD Powers and Associates study that put dialup use at 61 percent of all Internet access in the U.S. and 73 percent when expanded ... More »

Success Through Softness

Success Through Softness
Editor's note: A recent question submitted to Danni Ashe's "ask danni" column in XBiz World Magazine asked "Why do you choose not to publish hardcore content online?" Given the trend of many adult entertainment companies pushing ever harder material in an effort to gain market share, I felt that thi... More »

Legal Beat: October, 2005

Legal Beat: October, 2005
On Aug. 2 at U.S. District Court in Denver, Judge Walker D. Miller heard oral arguments regarding plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction in the case of Free Speech Coalition vs. Gonzales. The lawsuit seeks to restrain government enforcement of the "2257 regulations" set forth at 18 U.S.C. Â... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Finding the Right Payment Business Model

One consistency among nearly all paysite owners is that they are creatures of habit. After all, how else could someone tirelessly produce or procure similar content steadily in order to update their commercial... More »

What Payment Plan Suits Your Bottom Line

The most disappointing aspect of merchant processing is having to tell a merchant that all domestic options have been exhausted and that there isn’t a bank in the U.S. willing to open a merchant... More »

The Journey Toward Artificial Intelligence in Processing

Let’s be honest. If you’re running a company you spend most of your time trying figure out what the hell is going on. Then you spend the rest of your time — what’s left of it —... More »
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