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Software Audits Pose Potential Problems for Adult

Software Audits Pose Potential Problems for Adult
Piracy is a hot button issue for the adult entertainment industry today, but software publishers have combated the problem for many years; engaging in an ongoing struggle against computer users that think it is “OK” to share and used unlicensed software, from Photoshop to Windows and bey... More »

Web 3.0 Progresses as Platforms Merge

Web 3.0 Progresses as Platforms Merge
Adult content marketers understand the profound impact that technology is having on the business of bawdiness, as consumers demand porn on their computers, telephones and televisions, tablet and other devices. Of course, this evolution does not occur in a vacuum and is echoed across the mainstream m... More »

Traffic Buys: A Fast Way to Lose Money

Traffic Buys: A Fast Way to Lose Money
All adult webmasters want more traffic for their sites, but the available pool is being held by an increasingly smaller group of companies, leading many operators to purchase traffic as an easy solution for boosting their site’s visitor volume. Unfortunately, the old saying “You get wha... More »

Nomination Period for FSC Board of Directors Election Now Open

Nomination Period for FSC Board of Directors Election Now Open
Free Speech Coalition (FSC), the adult industry trade association, has opened nominations for its 2013 Board of Directors election. There are nine board positions up for election, out of 13 board seats. You must be an FSC member to make a nomination. Active FSC members should have rec... More »

Global Grip: Shaping The Pleasure Products Biz Abroad

Global Grip: Shaping The Pleasure Products Biz Abroad
Worldwide, social acceptance of sex and the market for related products has always varied from location to location. The “Fifty Shades” phenomenon has started leveling the playing field; however several factors continue to impact international market penetration of pleasure products. &l... More »

Google's Penguin Smack Down Persists

Google's Penguin Smack Down Persists
For adult websites, traffic from Google is rapidly declining — and with it, revenues. While a generalization to be sure, it is no secret that the search giant’s ongoing algorithm changes, which began with the Farmer Update, aka Panda 1.0, on Feb. 24, 2011, have done considerable damage t... More »

Mobile Adult Traffic Comes of Age

Mobile Adult Traffic Comes of Age
In September, the Hampshire, England-based market research firm Juniper Research released a new report forecasting the amount of revenue that will be generated in the mobile sector during this decade; according to Juniper, “ad spend on mobile web search will reach $12 billion per annum in five... More »

Paid Placement: An Easy Way to Boost Visitor Volume

Paid Placement: An Easy Way to Boost Visitor Volume
The ongoing decimation of many adult websites’ organic search traffic in the wake of Google’s continuing algorithm updates is causing an increase in the need to diversify the sources contributing to overall traffic plans — with simply “paying for it” being an easy, if p... More »

Affiliate Marketing: Navigating Adult ‘Traffic Jams’

Affiliate Marketing: Navigating Adult ‘Traffic Jams’
Money talks — we know that. Paying out big bucks to affiliates has always been the way to assure a steady stream of traffic and the backbone of most programs’ marketing strategies. But the witch’s brew of free porn and the power of whale websites has changed the dynamic, and today... More »

NEW! Pinterest for Business: How to Get Started

NEW!  Pinterest for Business:  How to Get Started
Pinterest announced in November 2012 that it was open for business-to-business…  I know you've heard of Pinterest; it’s not the third most popular social networking site.  This has to be the latest, greatest, most unique social media networking website to hit the Internet sinc... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Understanding 'Camming Sociology' Can Enhance Interactions

After working for six years in the live cam industry as a cam model and almost double the amount of time studying — while working simultaneously — how relationships work in cyberspace, I am... More »

Proper Fisting Techniques for Gentle Stimulation

Does the phrase “anal fisting” make your sphincter clench in terror? Does it seem like an urban legend or an extreme party trick? Most people scoff at the idea of trying it because it sounds... More »

Camming Games, Contests Keep Customers Engaged

Last issue, I talked about the importance of changing up the ambience in a cam model room via new décor and small visual tweaks, to keep viewers engaged long-term. This time, I’d like to discuss... More »
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