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AFF For A Bil?

AFF For A Bil?
TechCrunch reports that Adult Friend Finder may have been bought for one billion dollars. A billion seems low for a company with reported annual revenue of $300 million. Or does it? I can't tell anymore, and I don't trust any of the numbers thrown around. But let's assume they are accurate a... More »

2257 or Piracy?

2257 or Piracy?
Recently, XBIZ World magazine asked several industry players, "If you had the power to eliminate one of the following from existence, would you do away with 2257 record-keeping regulations, or content piracy?" Here's what they had to say: This is a tough one! But I would have to say piracy. W... More »

Why Three-Way Links?

Why Three-Way Links?
Back links are very important with the search engines and reciprocal link exchanges are an easy way to get them. But there’s some reason to believe that the bots know very well what’s going on, so their value is somewhat attenuated. What the bots do like to see is an inbound link from a ... More »

Will 2257 Inspections Continue?

Will 2257 Inspections Continue?
A still running XBIZ poll asking people if they think 2257 inspections will continue, even though the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down the record keeping regulations as facially unconstitutional, shows that thus far about 75% of the responders believe the FBI will continue to inspect. ... More »

Why RSS?

Why RSS?
Because it’s all about traffic of course, and RSS is a terrific tool for acquiring, building, and retaining traffic. This occurs without the expense that can be associated with methods such as advertising, and the problems associated with others like email. It also makes for happier subscribe... More »

Current Trends in the European Internet Audience

Current Trends in the European Internet Audience
The European region recorded its largest ever Internet audience in September 2007, with a 5-percent year over year growth, reaching 226.7 million unique visitors age 15 or older, according to comScore data. Russia had the fastest growing online audience this period, increasing 23 percent to 14.6 mil... More »

Back in the Day with Vintage/Retro

Back in the Day with Vintage/Retro
Combing through the archives for some vintage articles on the retro niche, which I believe we'll see sparking more interest in the near future... ;-) “Vintage” porn starts about the time of photography, when that was invented in the 1880s, and becomes “retro” towards the end... More »

Dating and Social Networking Markets

Dating and Social Networking Markets
At the recent Barcelona iDate/Social Networking Conference, following my first WebmasterAccess Amsterdam, I caught up with Nate Elliott, Senior Analyst with Jupiter Research. Mr. Elliott leads coverage of the European Marketing and Advertising arenas and possesses keen insight on current and predict... More »

Finding Content for Your Mainstream Site

Finding Content for Your Mainstream Site
It?s easy to get content for adult sites in today?s burgeoning market. Want some Asian-Lesbian-Fetish photo sets? No problem! Looking for a little Anal-Midget-Tranny content? No problem! But when you?re looking for quality non-adult content, to use for adding some substance to your site, it can be d... More »

Going to .Asia

Going to .Asia
I have to be honest; I’m really quite surprised at the lack of buzz in the adult marketspace over the upcoming availability of the .asia TLD. It’s been about a month now since I received an email from one of my ISPs hitting me up with the sales pitch for the new top level domain: “Don... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Randazza: Trump Victory, Big Prop 60 Win

On Tuesday afternoon, I boarded a transatlantic flight. Given all of the negativity in the 2016 presidential race, I was delighted that I would be absent for the results. I found both Donald Trump and... More »

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »
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