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3d Party Processing: An Epoch Update

3d Party Processing: An Epoch Update
Many webmasters seem to be confused regarding the new Visa regulations. After seeing some of the questions being raised in correspondence and on the boards, we felt the best way to address some of these issues was to provide an FAQ and hopefully clear up most of the confusion. First, let me say t... More »

A Kick in the Nuts Can Be A Good Thing: 3

A Kick in the Nuts Can Be A Good Thing: 3
Continuing my series on the recent VISA / MC announcements and the varied effects they would have on the Adult Webmaster Community, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at some of the many remarks that my fellow Cosmic Village members had to say: In response to a rant demanding that W... More »

Payment Options: Using PayPal: Part 1

Payment Options: Using PayPal: Part 1
With all of the hullabaloo over the recent VISA / MC changes, many smaller pay sites are looking for alternative revenue streams, just as more established players seek to broaden their processing options while increasing their stability and long-term viability. One option worth considering for a var... More »

A Kick in the Nuts Can Be A Good Thing: 2

A Kick in the Nuts Can Be A Good Thing: 2
A few days ago, the online adult industry was stunned by the announcement of a slate of new VISA / MasterCard regulations that seemed destined to affect most of us to one degree or another. I reprinted the first joint announcement from Epoch / ibill / CC Bill here at XBiz, and felt fairly certain th... More »

A Kick in the Nuts Can Be A Good Thing: 1

A Kick in the Nuts Can Be A Good Thing: 1
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2002 was a day that changed the face of the adult Internet forever: The first indication of what was soon to come came in the form of a simple e-mail from Rand at Paycom / Epoch: This brief letter, sent on the behalf of Epoch, CCBill, and iBill, et al., was a joint statement ... More »

Where's George? A Lesson in Viral Marketing

Where's George? A Lesson in Viral Marketing
I've always laughed at those folks who pay top dollar to wear an advertisement for their favorite shoe manufacturer or other corporate entity, as if an expensive sweatshirt emblazoned with 'Nike' or some such conferred a higher level of skill or status upon the wearer, but going one better, I've jus... More »

InterNext Expo Wrap Up: Summer 2002

InterNext Expo Wrap Up: Summer 2002
I decided to report on this InterNext Expo with a format more akin to a 'personal journal' rather than the more typical, clinical and generic 'event coverage' that is usually found. Newbies and others who have never attended th... More »

InterNext Special: XMIX 2002

InterNext Special: XMIX 2002
My exclusive InterNext Expo coverage continues with this look at XMIX, the long awaited party presented by XBiz.com and sponsored by Matrix Content, Net Billing, Exclusive Media ... More »

InterNext Expo: Summer 2002: Hollywood, Florida

InterNext Expo: Summer 2002: Hollywood, Florida
I decided to report on this InterNext Expo with a format more akin to a 'personal journal' rather than the more typical, clinical and generic 'event coverage' that is usually found. After all, there are only so many ways that y... More »

InterNext: A Newbies Survival Guide

InterNext: A Newbies Survival Guide
"This is my first InterNext. What's it like, what should I bring, what should I do when I'm there?" It's a topic that has been covered before, yet the sage advice passed down from the mouth's of experience all too often goes unheeded, leaving a trail of devastated, hung over, broke, and mildly to wi... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Differences Between Static, Smart Links

Affiliate marketing, the concept of paying commission for referred business, was employed long before the internet. But just four years after the invention of the World Wide Web, it made the jump into... More »

How to Exploit Video Banner Advertising

The video banner ad format is becoming more and more popular with marketers. Online research company eMarketer states that in the U.S., by 2019 digital ad spending for video banners will rise to $6.82... More »

The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms... More »
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