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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 »

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 »

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 »

Keeping It In Perspective

Keeping It In Perspective
It seems that with the coming of fall, the coming of the pre-holiday rush grips us. We all seem to be rushing about, updating this and that, pulling this sponsor to replace with another sponsor and coming up with all kinds of delightful promos to encourage surfers to stick around instead of leave u... More »

People Helping People

People Helping People
The Internet porn industry is a large, diverse and hugely profitable industry. It is one of the easiest industries to get into and also one of the easiest to get out of should you need to do that for whatever reason. Some would say that this is also the easiest industry in which to make money. ... More »

Rock The Vote

Rock The Vote
For Americans, the freedom to vote is a right and privilege that many of our finest citizens have given their lives to protect and ensure. With the upcoming elections set to determine the country's course over the next four years, it's time for every American to cast his or her vote, and have their ... More »

What's A Real Job?

What's A Real Job?
Anyone who works in the adult industry has heard these words, either spoken to them, about them, or about someone else in the industry: "When are you going to get a real job?" Most people don't consider working at home to be a "real" job. Why is that? People who work outside the home, wheth... More »

Surviving The Storm

Surviving The Storm
Bonnie, and Charley, and Frances – Oh My! Many Florida residents are no strangers to the physical, emotional, financial, and business stresses that Hurricanes can unexpectedly inflict. Even the online adult industry is affected by natural disasters, and with the latest in a series of named sto... More »

Content Provider Criticisms

Content Provider Criticisms
As in every other area of this (and every other) industry, there are the good, the bad, and the ugly to be found within the world of adult photo and video content providers. This rant is not meant to be an indictment against any individual provider, or to endorse (or condemn) any specific party, but... More »

Board Presence?

Board Presence?
There’s always a great deal of talk about webmaster message boards and their affect on the adult industry. There are those people who swear that they’re only there for time-wasting, while others find them to be invaluable resources for conversation and business. I happen to fall into the lat... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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