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E-Etiquette

E-Etiquette
E-mail is an incredibly powerful tool that I have seen misused by more professionals that I can count. I'm not talking about spam or UCE. I'm talking about your personal / business e-mail. Fortunately for people with bad e-mail habits, the public has been weaned on the worst use of e-mail I have ... More »

XBiz Interviews Larry Flynt: Part 1

XBiz Interviews Larry Flynt: Part 1
A week after California voters chose a movie star over a porn mogul in the historic gubernatorial recall election, XBiz sat down with Larry Flynt in his office, which can only be described as a lavish penthouse palace. VIDEOSponsored By Epoch ... More »

Virtual Velvet Ropes

Virtual Velvet Ropes
The times they are a changing, and with them, our ways and means of dealing with visitors to our sites. Here's a quick glimpse into a thought process that took a decade to crystallize. See if it helps you with your own site... A Change In The Weather Long ago and far away I developed a metaphor ... More »

Fundamentalities

Fundamentalities
You have to admit: the adult industry puts the fun in dysfunctional. Every day there seems to be a new influx of people coming in to try their hand at making their fortune in porn. Those who have long been making money at this are sometimes stunned at how difficult it can be these days, and some eve... More »

Bad Publicity Lies Ahead

Bad Publicity Lies Ahead
It's likely that the media is getting ready to launch a shit storm of bad publicity targeted at the adult industry in the next few years. This smear campaign will assault the morals of the industry, its perceived (and a fairly correct perception, at that) inability to prevent minors from accessing ... More »

To Pop Or Not To Pop

To Pop Or Not To Pop
Editor's Note: few tools available to webmasters cause as much controversy as do pop-ups. Love them or hate them, they're still a fact of life on the Internet – despite increasing efforts to eliminate them. Used judicously, pop-ups are an effective method of increasing revenue. Used poorly, they w... More »

Knowing When to Say "When"

Knowing When to Say "When"
Come on, let's be honest with each other. No matter how much we try, there's just this one sponsor whom we've been feeding traffic for months who couldn't convert its way out of a wet paper bag. We've pushed and tried, changed things around, tried different sources of traffic, and nothing helps. ... More »

Goodwill During Bad Times

Goodwill During Bad Times
I've read a lot about the iBill problem and how to resolve it. Most want to hurt iBill by manually charging back for unpaid charges. I'm partial to baseball bats, but neither will get you any goodwill from your customers, and will only make you feel good for a short period of time. No matter how ... More »

Porn Surfers Beware

Porn Surfers Beware
Years of abuse at the hands of unscrupulous webmasters have made today's savvy surfers ever more wary of clicking on, entering into, or joining anything – making profitable business for legitimate operators increasingly harder to come by. I received a message the other day from my friend Joan I... More »

Is It Really That Hard?

Is It Really That Hard?
As a regular on one specific webmaster board, and a regular lurker on many others, I get to see some odd things. I also get to see some really stupid things. Lately, it seems that there has been a rash of the same strange thing time and again. Folks, I hate to break it to you, but if you want t... More »

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