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Mo' Patents, Mo' Money!

Mo' Patents, Mo' Money!
As you can tell by reading the news and this website, there is a new way to make money. Forget about making a product that people will buy and use. Forget about inventing gadgets and devices that cause consumers to flock to you. Forget about starting a dot-com business and trying to be execute a bus... More »

Stephen Goes Gay?

Stephen Goes Gay?
While the title might be an obvious ploy to garner a few extra page views, the underlying message that “Even the ‘straightest’ of adult Webmasters can (and should) profitably and inoffensively integrate gay offerings into their marketing mix…” is one that must be heeded if maximizing profi... More »

Spike Speaks Out

Spike Speaks Out
Editor’s note: Shortly after a recent XBiz story about Acacia’s proceedings against Webmasters, I was contacted by Spike Goldberg, CEO of HomeGrown Video – and one of Acacia’s most vocal opponents – who wanted a forum to address statements made by Acacia. In the interests of fair and balan... More »

Attackers Ignore Benefits of Porn: 2

Attackers Ignore Benefits of Porn: 2
In Part 1 we looked at the increasing government crackdown on pornography as well as porn’s impact on violence and the status of women. Now, we’ll look at porn’s impact on the family, health, society and beyond… Porn and the Family Men and women are only human, even when they have a fami... More »

Attackers Ignore Benefits of Porn: 1

Attackers Ignore Benefits of Porn: 1
Evidence that non-violent porn is good for society escapes notice of officials bent on crackdown. Various governments around the world, from the West to the Middle East, have launched or threaten to launch new attacks on pornography, especially on the internet. In the US, for example, for the first ... More »

Enhancing the Image of Porn

Enhancing the Image of Porn
During my daily romp around the XBiz boards I noticed a thread entitled "Air-brushing right or wrong" – so I stepped in to the thread for a look see to get an idea of what people were saying. The majority seems to feel that airbrushing in porn is acceptable, since the adult industry sells fantasi... More »

VISA Regulations: Unfair?

VISA Regulations: Unfair?
Recently, Visa passed regulations that hold Sponsors accountable for the actions of their webmasters. In viewing responses on the issue, the opinion is largely negative with Sponsors feeling this is totally unfair and unreasonable. Their feeling is understandable, but is this latest action really ... More »

Immitation is the Best Form of Flattery

Immitation is the Best Form of Flattery
Using professionally designed Web page templates can kick-start the design process, saving you both time and money. If you've never used templates before, then read this guide – it will provide a great introduction... So you’ve been scouring the Net searching your competitor’s websites to ... More »

Danger Rising - Time to Take Action

Danger Rising - Time to Take Action
The US Department of Justice has launched a dangerous attack on all adult webmasters, not just extreme ones. This article offers a couple of ideas on how we can fight back. In XBiz News 9/25/03 Editor in Chief Stephen Yagielowicz reports DOJ lawyers are preparing the next wave of assaults - 49 mo... More »

The 1% Conspiracy

The 1% Conspiracy
On October 1st, VISA’s new regulations limiting credit card charge backs to 1% of a merchant’s transactions went into effect – a move with consequences for all pay site owners. While most operators have considered charge back reduction steps to ensure their compliance with these latest VISA re... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »

E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality... More »
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