WEB Anyone ever run an adult site?

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  1. Shizzle

    Shizzle New Member

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    I'm thinking of starting up a few adult sites to make some extra cash, and I was just wondering if anyone else has any experience. I'm an experienced PHP coder, so the scripting and hosting part is easy, but i'm still learning how the affiliate programs work. So far I've got one main affiliate, which I get a CSV list of hosted galleries from. I tossed together a quick script which parses the list, scrapes each page, grabs the first gallery image, thumbnails it, and adds to the DB. I'm thinking of just doing TGP/MGP sites to start with.
     
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    there's a lot of adult site owners in here
     
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    IBgofuckyourself
     
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    go fuck yourself!
     
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    I actually came across it by chance years ago when I tried to buy it :o
     
  6. Shizzle

    Shizzle New Member

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    Yeah, I've been poking around there, and netpond.
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    I have done it in the past

    trev does it
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    and tgp is dead :wtc:
     
  9. Shizzle

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    Yeah, that's what I'm afraid of. Although, it's quick and easy to set up, so I figure it's a good place to start. I may try doing a few tube and blog sites too, from what I've read those produce better results.
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    I would not bother with tgp, I have ran tgps in the past and they are a pain

    I have also done amateur network sites, i have have had blogs on free blog sites in the past too
     
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    How "refined" are your PHP skills?

    TGP's are pretty dead. The big boys still make lots of $$ but that's about it.

    Feel free to shoot me a PM if you have any questions.
     
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    I'll sell you an undeveloped domain for cheap.....
     
  13. Shizzle

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    I have 5 years of experience doing PHP, I even wrote my own framework. Coding is not a problem for me, it's just figuring out the biz, marketing, etc.
     
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    :werd:

    babe stuff + teen stuff is the "in" at the moment..
     
  15. Shizzle

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    Well, that should work out nice, the affiliates i've signed up for so far are all that genre. I've been working on my script, trying to make it as automatic and simple as possible to manage a bunch of sites at once. Here's my plan:

    I'll have a big admin panel where i can manage imported galleries, affiliates, banners, and sites. Each gallery and banner is tied to an affiliate. Galleries are imported automatically by an import script for each affiliate - it only takes a couple minutes to copy the default import script and customize it for each affiliate, mostly just setting up what fields are available from their CSV file. Galleries are then automatically imported, thumbnailed, and tagged with keywords.

    In the panel, I will create and configure a "feed" for each site - basically just configuring what tags I want that site to use to pull galleries, what banners I want to show on that site, and what "partners" (reciprocal links) will show up. I will then have a simple cron script for each site that runs every day to pull a group of new galleries from the panel's feed for that site.

    I also plan on including hit tracking on galleries and banners. And since all galleries are tied to an affiliate, I can see which affiliates and galleries are getting the most traffic.

    Couple screenshots of the panel so far, I am still working on it and adding features:

    (NSFW)
    http://i.imgur.com/yaCX8.png
    http://i.imgur.com/aBgh7.png
     
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    I've been trying to get together a site for a little while.. good domain no program skillz.. FML
     
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    It looks pretty good.

    What all sponsors are you pushing/planning to right now?
     
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    tgp/mgp's are dead unless you've already got an established site with lots of bookmarkers.. If you're just getting into the game the best route to go is tubes at the moment.
     
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    I've just signed up for a few, mostly to get a feel for the gallery exporter format. So far I've got FTVCash and GFCash. I plan on signing up for several more specific to whatever other genres I push.

    Yeah, I'm hoping to linkshare with others to at least get some traffic. I do plan on building a tube site soon too, but it will take a bit more coding.
     
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    I'd recommend to you buying adultvideoscript or something similar and either modify that hardcore to your liking or see exactly how it's done and go from there. A lot of people have tried to write a "good" tube script and failed miserably. :hs:

    Oh and for your TGP.. buy a ton of traffic, then get a ton of trades you can feed(and get fed) and see how well the trades go from there.. that's about the only way to run a TGP. :o

    a tube style site like www.oneclicktube.com is the way to go btw.. and that script is the best on the market.. nsfw btw
     
  21. o2

    o2 Witty Title Here OT Supporter

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    Porn is dead unless you run an established tube site, or wanna dump $100k into promo of a brand new one. Dont even bother.
     
  22. trev.the.enemy

    trev.the.enemy New Member

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    Not 100% true, but about 75% true.. or if you're a sponsor
     

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