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How Studying a Site’s Traffic Will Help It Grow

How Studying a Site’s Traffic Will Help It Grow
If you’ve been running a website for any length of time, you are no doubt familiar with the need to study your stats — either using a server log solution such as AWStats, a hosted third-party service such as Google Analytics, or a self-hosted, open source tool such as PiWik — or ev... More »

Club Inferno: Fire in the Hole

Club Inferno: Fire in the Hole
Fresh off a long and successful career in front of the camera, Christian Owen will never forget how excited he was some four years ago when he joined Hot House to start the next phase of his career. He quickly received an education he would never forget. “I had never known what fisting really... More »

WIA Profile: Kira Basciano

WIA Profile: Kira Basciano
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. Women like Kira Basciano, sales executive of Ju... More »

Electro-Stim Kings: Wayne Allen Talks Business Model and Goals

Electro-Stim Kings: Wayne Allen Talks Business Model and Goals
It’s easy to get bogged down in terrible puns when you start to talk about the intriguing area of adult that is electro-stimulation. So I will try to avoid references to “electrifying sexual experiences” and “sparks of genius.” What’s harder however is to ignore t... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Doug Wicks, CEO of Payze

Exec Seat: Q&A With Doug Wicks, CEO of Payze
Meet Doug Wicks, PhD, a familiar face among those who’ve worn their hats in the online adult industry for some time. Last August, Wicks took an equity stake in payment solutions company Payze.com, which was founded by industry vets who’ve operated processing systems since the late 1990s... More »

Slicing Up Today’s Adult Traffic Pie

Slicing Up Today’s Adult Traffic Pie
It is a simple enough assumption by merchants: more potential customers equals more sales — but in the topsy-turvy world of Internet marketing, things are rarely as simple as they seem. Take for example the plight of adult website owners, who faced with declining conversion ratios (which they... More »

WIA Profile: Anne Hodder

WIA Profile: Anne Hodder
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. Anne Hodder transitioned into PR and marketing... More »

Dev Depot: NanoGallery, Next-gen Galleries With a Touch-enabled Jquery Plugin

Dev Depot: NanoGallery, Next-gen Galleries With a Touch-enabled Jquery Plugin
Offering image gallery creation simplified, NanoGallery (nanogallery.brisbois.fr) is a responsive, lightweight and touch enabled jQuery gallery plugin that pulls its images from remote resources. As for why there was a need for yet another jQuery gallery plugin, script author Kris B acknowledges th... More »

Using Content as a Customer Magnet

Using Content as a Customer Magnet
Adult site owners have faced a perennial debate over which is more important, content or traffic — but it is no longer about which commodity is most valuable, but about using content to generate traffic. While adult webmasters rely on myriad ways to increase the number of visitors to their we... More »

Exec Seat: Dr. Clockwork, Master of His Domain

Exec Seat: Dr. Clockwork, Master of His Domain
For someone known as a mad scientist, Dr. Clockwork makes an awful lot of sense. It becomes immediately apparent when he speaks about his craft and the industry, the two entities invigorating each other like a jolt of electricity — an appropriate dynamic considering he’s the president of... More »

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