Pimproll Closes Loop

Stephen Yagielowicz

Few recent entrants into the adult webmaster world have created as much buzz as veteran affiliate program powerhouse Pimproll’s launch of HostedTube.com and the follow on news that its TrafficForce.com program would be used to help monetize this free white label tube site service. Many webmasters have been curious as to what the company had come up with, and XBIZ wanted a closer look. Here’s what we found:

Boasting the ability to build hosted tube sites in five minutes, HostedTube promises to “give your visitors access to limitless quality video content, while generating cash,” and claims that “making money has never been easier.”

What sets HostedTube apart is its use of TrafficForce to monetize advertising spaces on these sites — paying the affiliate a percentage of ad revenues generated by the tube site, while making this traffic source available to clients of the advertising network.

Who in online adult today would not be interested in an offer like that?

“All you need is a domain,” the HostedTube site states, explaining that it is a simple process to build your tube, update the domain’s DNS settings and let them do the rest; giving you “a cut of all revenue generated from your tube … from advertising, upsells, dating, cams and more.”

It’s that last bit that is causing a lot of the excitement, with more on that later.

But how much money are we talking about and how easy would it really be?

It’s important to realize that having a bit of perspective is the key to understanding the answer: this isn’t an overnight million dollar deal (for the affiliate, anyway), but on webmaster forums, is being praised as an alternative to parking an unused domain name.

As the saying goes, “your mileage may vary,” but to set the bar low: would a dormant domain with no traffic to start, at least cover its annual registration fees as a hosted tube?

Finding out should be easy. It should also be easy to earn more by doing more with it.

The first thing that is needed is a Pimproll account. There is a registration link on the HostedTube website for those who need to sign up; and a notice that while new accounts will need to be approved before payments are made, new affiliates can immediately begin building their tube site.

According to HostedTube.com, some benefits of its program include no hosting costs, a wide selection of niche video content to encourage bookmarkers, along with a range of customization options; including alternative layout specifications such as page width, the number of videos shown on each page, sidebar usage and more.

Custom logos and other background images, predefined or custom colors, and other options provide for a personal touch and lend the individual tube sites some character. Video titles and descriptions as well as Meta keywords and descriptions can also be customized for search engine appeal.

What sets HostedTube apart is its use of TrafficForce to monetize advertising spaces on these sites — paying the affiliate a percentage of ad revenues generated by the tube site, while making this traffic source available to clients of the advertising network.

This strategy offers compelling advantages by forming a closed loop, where content, traffic and multiple revenue streams are all available to affiliates from a single source, in a way that perhaps hasn’t been done before — or certainly to the same level, with several new features reportedly in the works. If you want a one-stop-shop approach to building and operating an adult website, Pimproll has you covered with this pair of unique offers.

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