Ebay’s original homepage

Fucking hell. Things have changed a bit, eh?

ebay back in the dizzah

HAHA LOOK AT THIS, IT IS OLD!

Affiliate progs on Twitter

Just stop.

Think.

You want to get more affiliates or get more affiliates that are already signed up to promote you.

How to do this? Start a twitter account and post links to galleries!

Why on EARTH would anyone follow that Twitter feed? Why? How boring. Why not write a B2B twitter feed that has stuff that affiliates might find interesting/funny/useful/entertaining and get them to follow you because they like what you decide to share?

I’ve not ever seen one I thought was good, so to put my money where my mouth is, I will start one and see if I can be more interesting than NEW FHG CLICK HERE

So, I’ll work out some cool shit to post on twitter.com/3wayscash

 

Now this surprised me

Well I never.

You know the old submit your site to google thing?

Well it actually works!

Colour me surprised.

I put together about 14 sites for a client to create traffic and stuck google analytics on them. I submitted ONE of them to the URL linkage above and waited. About 5 days later, that one site had started getting natural google traffic and none of the others did.

So there you go. Today’s tip is submit new sites to google.

Whodathunkit?

 

Meet with me in Amsterdam or London

I’m going to be at WMA and Xbiz. Let’s have a chat about how I can help you make more money.

Fuck .xxx

I’m not going to buy into this bollocks. And here’s why.

I met Vaughn at an Xbiz gathering during the speed networking. I asked “so, what can you do to persuade me you actually do care about the porn industry and this whole thing isn’t just a money making exercise.”

He folded his arms and said “I’m not going to even talk to you.”

And just sat there. Trying to stare me out like a hard man. After about 2 minutes of this, he broke and said that he would talk to me about it after the speed networking. I replied that I was just keen to see what the actual line was, whether it was actually any good.

He then avoided me all evening.

It’s obvious to me this is just .mobi or .eu all over again. It’s a land grab and it’s not going to help adult in anyway.

If you want to do something to help kids, stick and RTA label on your site, donate to ASACP and just be a decent human being. We don’t need to ‘protect the kids’ via .xxx and they fact they are playing that card makes it clearer they don’t actually give two hoots about porn. They just want the Daily Mail vote…

Brand new revenue stream for site owners

I can’t say what it is yet, but imagine this…

You have a pay site. You put a “Work for us” button at the bottom by the 2257 etc. That sends the girl to a site where she can apply. You decide you don’t want her. She gets put into the system and gets offered work doing text chat for 32p a message (three times the going rate). She is really happy getting VERY easy work that pays so well that she can do when doing other things.

Cool?

Not bad, but what if YOU got 32p each time she earned 32p too? So you refer a girl and you get 100% of her earnings.

Fucking hell, how good is that?

Or if you just want to push the service to the girls you have on your books, you’d also make 100% of their earnings.

It’s a no-brainer, right? Everyone will want some of that.

Find out more at the Amsterdam or London shows.

Plain text

Do not underestimate the power of plain text emails.

(Sidebar: I usually make them HTML so I can track opens and clicks, but make them APPEAR to the surfer as plain text)

Anyhoo, you get your idea for your brilliant creative email. You craft the copy, you do wireframes, you hand it off to your designer who makes it beautiful, you mail it and wait for the response. And it isn’t as good as you wanted.

Take the list, segment the people that opened and didn’t click and send them a (quasi) plain text email.

Hi Paul,

I sent you an email last week about a 50% reduction in price. Now, I know you probably get loads of special offers via email and you think they are a con or a rip off. I wanted to assure you that the offer I sent you was real. Rejoin the site and you’ll only pay $15 a month. For ever. It won’t go up. It won’t change. There will no surprises on your credit card.

We just miss you as a customer and are sure you’ll love all the amazing hot new content we’ve got on the site. Take a look at the recent updates, see what you’ve been missing.

Click here for the updates.

Or words to that effect.

I guarantee you they will respond.

Have fun.

Advertising Standards Authority

If you are in the UK, you are going to want to check all your sales copy VERY closely. The ASA now can act on complaints from the public on website copy and promotions. So if your site doesn’t update daily, or isn’t exclusive, I’d change all the copy to be truthful ASAP (tee hee).

Turntable.fm for a tube?

Here’s an idea. Take the main idea of turntable.fm and apply it to a tube.

In case you are unaware, turntable.fm is a community where people can DJ 5 tracks to the other listeners. If people like it, they thumbs up his performance and he earns points.

So, if we have huge communities of people that are uploading porn content, they want others to watch what they think is good. Why not let them ‘VJ’ their porn to the other users? They will enjoy sharing, people will enjoy having a curated show. Site becomes very sticky.

Simple, eh?

 

Using google+

Here is a nice blog post with some thoughts and advice on how google hangouts could work for businesses.

Could be excellent for porn. Select people getting together, sounds like a small, elite dinner…

http://raventools.com/blog/how-to-use-google-hangouts-for-your-business/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Raven

What do you think?