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User Engagement and Dating Sites

User Engagement and Dating Sites
User Engagement is a term that gets used a lot to describe interactivity and ‘traffic hooks’ intentionally put in place by all kinds of digital properties in their effort to increase their audience online. Nowhere is user engagement more important than on community driven websites focuse... More »

Connection Catalyst

Connection Catalyst
When you’re trying to get the word out about your brand, there are a lot of different ways you can do that. Most companies focus on advertising, affiliate programs, and social networking, but there’s an opportunity you might be missing. Building relationships with sex educators and blogg... More »

Trending Legal Issues With Dating Sites

Trending Legal Issues With Dating Sites
While modern adult content producers struggle with issues like piracy and waning profitability, the online dating market continues to grow in popularity. Although the business model has been around for years, widespread accessibility to webcams and high speed broadband connections has allowed dating... More »

Steady Rise — Spartacus Leathers' Josh Miller

Steady Rise — Spartacus Leathers' Josh Miller
Spartacus Leathers launched in Portland 26 years ago as a single adult retail store known for offering highquality, adult leather goods. Josh Miller joined the company as an inventory control specialist a little more than 15 years ago while the company was still manufacturing its leather goods in it... More »

The Adult Dating Spaces

The Adult Dating Spaces
Straight In the digital era, technology is evolving more rapidly than ever—and as technology evolves, so does online dating. The heterosexual dating market continues to evolve technologically in 2013, and while webmasters have an abundance of technology at their disposal, they are also facing... More »

Exec Seat: Sportsheets President Julie Stewart

Exec Seat: Sportsheets President Julie Stewart
After 16 years with the award-winning manufacturer Sportsheets International, Julie Stewart was announced as company president last summer. Today, Stewart works closely with Sportsheets’ top executives and customers, and oversees the company’s sales and marketing, finances and human reso... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Steve Bryson

Exec Seat: Q&A With Steve Bryson
Steve Bryson knows processing, that’s for sure. He’s been in the business of transacting online payments for more than two decades, and he puts pride in offering anything and everything that might help his clients at OrbitalPay. XBIZ World recently chatted with Bryson about his business... More »

A .XXX Reversal?

A .XXX Reversal?
In a move that made headlines this year, ICM Registry slashed the wholesale cost of .XXX domain names for a limited time, because of a legal settlement with adult entertainment powerhouse Manwin, fueling an upsurge in adoption of the controversial top-level domain. While the discounted price was a p... More »

Hedonism’s Helm

Hedonism’s Helm
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of the word “hedonism” is “the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the sole or chief good in life; a way of life based on, or suggesting the principles of hedonism,” but many people know of it as the all-inclusive... More »

Focus on Fantasy

Focus on Fantasy
The entertainment industry, adult or otherwise, is built upon a world of make believe, where what’s known as “the suspension of disbelief” brings audiences out of reality and into the realm of fantasy. This desire to live one’s dreams can be found across a variety of venues,... More »

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