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Is Google God? Part 2

Is Google God? Part 2
In Part 1, we looked at the power of Google and its Googlebot. Today, we'll examine PageRank more closely, plus the role of optimizers, and The Google Dance: Your PageRank must be earned through your own blood, sweat and tears. Hard work is its own reward in the Google scripture, and any attempt ... More »

Is Google God? Part 1

Is Google God? Part 1
"Is Google God?" That's the question that Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Thomas Friedman posed in a June 29, 2003, column for The New York Times. "If I can operate Google, I can find anything," Alan Cohen, a vice president of Wi-Fi provider Airespace, told Friedman. "And with wireless, it mean... More »

Dixie Dildos

Dixie Dildos
When I was a preteen, I read a story about using fruits and vegetables as masturbatory devices. The article offered the uses of cucumbers and other phallic low-fat delicacies for penetration. Mother Nature's bounty provided equally for penetrating, too; the article described how to hollow various me... More »

The Phoenix Forum: 2005

The Phoenix Forum: 2005
Held from March 31 until April 2, 2005, this year's Phoenix Forum was one of the best adult webmaster networking events that I've attended. It's easy for those who have never been to The Phoenix Forum to dismiss it as "just another regional event, attended by smaller players," but this isn't real... More »

Guidelines for Production

Guidelines for Production
Recently, XBIZ World magazine asked a group of industry leaders, "What Guidelines Do You Follow When Producing Content?" Here's what they had to say: "Usually it depends on the company I'm working for. When I work for Metro, I'm under contract for them. If they want anal scenes, I give th... More »

Wasteland

Wasteland
Voted the Best BDSM & Fetish Site two years in a row by AVN and the People's Choice Awards, BDSM community icon Wasteland.com has been featured on A&E, Fox, the BBC, and has appeared in Fetish Magazine, Boston Magazine, BDSM Magazine, and Hustler's Taboo. XBiz recently caught up with Wasteland owner... More »

Star Has Law on His Side

Star Has Law on His Side
Don Hollywood knows what it takes to be a success in the porn industry. He's an actor, producer and director of hundreds of movies by his estimate, and by day, he's Ron Miller, a criminal defense attorney based in Southern California. "I reached for the corniest name I could think of," Mi... More »

Evolving The Mission

Evolving The Mission
There's been some changes over at ASACP lately that will help it expand and better perform its mission of protecting children from harm. I thought that this would be a good time to share some of the organization's latest news with you, and acknowledge the continued efforts by the folks at ASACP that... More »

The German Sex Industry

The German Sex Industry
What a difference a decade makes! Germany, once perceived as having one of the most tolerant attitudes to porn, is now one of the most regulated markets. Anyone wishing to sell into Europe's largest market must now adhere to the rules as laid down by the government. Your tours must be 'FSK16' – ... More »

Packaging Porn For Women

Packaging Porn For Women
As sex is becoming more mainstream, women are becoming increasingly curious and less shy about how the Internet can help meet their needs. Surveys show that one in three visitors to adult sites are women, which suggests that women are looking for more ways to enjoy sexual pleasure as well as und... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

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 »

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 »

Cutting Costs in the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Adult website owners are comprised of two groups: One is comfortable giving up 30-50 percent of their site’s gross sales revenue (aka profit) in exchange for software, hosting and services despite... More »
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