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Content Partners Vs. Traffic Partners

Content Partners Vs. Traffic Partners
It is a manifestation of the perennial balancing act that pits the importance of content against the necessity of traffic — but this time with a twist; as a growing number of adult paysite operators are turning to tube sites to solve their traffic woes: bypassing traditional affiliates in favo... More »

'Tis the (Adult) Toy Season

'Tis the (Adult) Toy Season
Okay, I gotta admit something. I'm sure by this point of reading my blog, you've figured out that I really like toys. A LOT. As in adult toys but I do admit that I have quite a few assorted non-adult toys lying around my house because they give me happiness to see them and I occasionally play with t... More »

Maximizing Profitability on Global Traffic

Maximizing Profitability on Global Traffic
As emerging markets continue to gain momentum and an increasingly large percentage of sales come from people using payment methods other than credit cards, companies interested in maximizing their profit potential are becoming acutely aware of the importance that needs to be placed on monetizing pro... More »

Alternative Organic Traffic-Building Techniques

Alternative Organic Traffic-Building Techniques
Establishing, growing and maintaining a solid traffic base is perhaps the most challenging aspect of creating a great website. As much skill as design, coding, programming and other elements of site construction entails, taking a site from the zero-traffic state it almost necessarily begins with to ... More »

Emerging Online Markets, Mainstream Advertising

Emerging Online Markets, Mainstream Advertising
After a wave of recent discussions about the future of online traffic, which all tilted toward the rise of mobile connectivity, site owners with massive amounts of traditional desktop traffic were left to wonder, where are the trends headed in their segment of the market. We went back to the insider... More »

The European View of the American Market for Adult DVD

The European View of the American Market for Adult DVD
It’s no secret that in recent years, the market for adult DVDs has decreased substantially, due to improvements in the delivery of online video content, the ongoing migration by consumers to viewing content on mobile devices and profligate online piracy of DVD content. Like their American cou... More »

16 Candles: Here’s to That Many Years of Employment

16 Candles: Here’s to That Many Years of Employment
It was the summer of 1997, and I’d just returned from an exile of sorts, having completed a two-week suspension without pay, a sentence imposed on me by my then-employer, a small software company tucked into a particularly dusty and unforgiving corner of Arizona’s scorched desert terrain... More »

It's Showtime: U.S. Novelty Companies Shine at Overseas Tradeshows

It's Showtime: U.S. Novelty Companies Shine at Overseas Tradeshows
Arthur Calamaras has been in the adult business for 37 years, and most of his relationships are with American companies. But it’s no surprise to him — the United States has had an influence in many global industries, so why should it be any different when it comes to international adult ... More »

When a Pic Is No Longer Worth a Thousand Words

When a Pic Is No Longer Worth a Thousand Words
Just when I suspected that Twitter had finally destroyed the art of writing with a maximum length of 140 abbreviated characters (117 if you include a link), in comes Google! Like the New Archangel of Arts and Letters, to make sure that to have our porn sites anywhere “findable”, we need ... More »

Corpus Juris: Checking Their Rep

Corpus Juris: Checking Their Rep
Through most of its history, the adult entertainment industry was reluctant to seek the aid of the judicial system to resolve business disputes. There were exceptions. Playboy, with its air of pseudo-respectability, routinely litigated cases to protect its valuable trademarks, including its bunny lo... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

Naughty America CIO Places Focus on Innovation

Naughty America is one of adult entertainment’s venerable brands. The company, going on 16 years in business this year, can easily be called a “powerhouse” purveyor of porn by the number... More »

Cam World: Q&A With Studio 20’s Andra Chirnogeanu

One of the blue-ribbon studios in the cam biz is Studio 20, which is now a global brand, with locations on both sides of the Atlantic — from Romania to Hollywood, Calif. Of course, with every strong... More »

Cam World: Model of Month Jenny Blighe Is Red-Hot

Have you found out about MyFreeCams sensation Jenny Blighe, the fiery Arkansas redhead? For the past four years, Blighe’s been camming on an almost-daily basis on MyFreeCams, building a loyal fan... More »
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