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About to give up on my porn site, would like some opinions

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by twistedstix, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. twistedstix

    twistedstix BANNED BANNED

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    I'm currently at 3,000 unique visitors every single day, it is growing rapidly,
    my problem is that costs are more than anything I'm earning.

    I've added a gold membership where you get a gold member icon every time you comment, it also allows you to download any video, and gain access to "premium gold videos" where only gold members can view them.

    I'm being charged around $170 a month for hosting, and I'm bringing in about $150 off of advertisements a month.

    I saw on some site that estimates what a site is worth that mine is valued at about $4000 for some reason.

    I haven't had a single person sign up for gold membership and I'm only charging $7.75 euros a month.

    Any suggestions how I can turn this large amount of traffic in to money?

    :eek:Thanks guys.
     
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  2. celticwoman

    celticwoman Newbie

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    maybe find a cheaper host?
     
  3. twistedstix

    twistedstix BANNED BANNED

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    I've done a lot of searching, I'm pretty sure I have a good deal.
    Once I start growing more I'll eventually be making a little more than costs, but it just seems for the large amount of unique visitors I should be getting some decent cash flow.

    I'm going to add a forum that has advertisements on it and see if this brings in extra cash as well.

    That's about the only other ideas I have, anyone else have any ideas, other than putting a content locker on?
     
  4. __dark__

    __dark__ Registered Member

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    170$ for host it's alot. Are you on a vps?
     
  5. twistedstix

    twistedstix BANNED BANNED

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    Im on a dedicated, I'm going through 500 GB a day worth of transfer, sometimes more.
     
  6. Gary Becks

    Gary Becks Power Member

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    The problem that you are having is your method of monetization. If there is traffic than you can always figure out a way to earn money from it.

    Whether it be selling ad space on the site, ppc, cpa, affiliate sales, etc..

    Experiment with it until you find your sweet spot.

    Otherwise sell the site to me.. :D
     
  7. __dark__

    __dark__ Registered Member

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    so, your website is a streaming tube, depends on what type of traffic are you getting is it organic? is it a niche site or broad, find a dating affiliate that can fill the needs of your visitors, for example if its cuckold find a swinger affiliate, put some banners up or some instant messenger pop ups and see how that goes.
     
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  8. twistedstix

    twistedstix BANNED BANNED

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    Yep.

    I've tried a couple cpa things, but they didn't convert.

    I am trying to get on with fleshlight but they keep denying me for some reason.
     
  9. daStick

    daStick Newbie

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    Im really interested in the type of site.

    Is it a forum? What do people do once they get involved.

    A typical adult program is gonna convert something like 1:1200 or worse. So at $150 youre prob getting 3-4 sales (on at $35-$65 pay per sale) which means youre doing at least 5k hits to the sponsor a month, thats not a bad click through of 90k monthly uniques.

    Try changing the programs youre running? Switch to dating? Or Cams?

    Really depends on the site, and what people do when they get there.
     
  10. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Porn is dead unless you're a pro.
     
  11. IamNRE

    IamNRE Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Everything is dead unless your pro.
    :yell:
     
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  12. TheMatrix

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    Sex still sells bro. ^^

    Get a cheaper host - A dedi in the beginning is not good
    Give only a limited access to videos
    Give free trials of your Gold membership
     
  13. twistedstix

    twistedstix BANNED BANNED

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    I like your idea of giving trials to the gold membership.

    I'm trying out a new affiliate this second called "enhancerx" growth pills.. I'll see if it converts at all. It's the first real cpa I'm trying other than advertising porno membership sites.

    I have no choice but to have a dedicated, I am using up major bandwidth. I seriously like your trial gold member idea, maybe give it to all the members for a month and let them download videos etc, then take it away and maybe net some sales, thanks man!

    Challenge accepted!
     
  14. TheMatrix

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    I don't think CPA will work. Enhancement pills work well on adult live chat sites. You can give it a try though.

    And about hosting, there is absolutely no point in going dedi. Maybe get a custom shared package, or a custom VPS. Your costs will be halved with not much effect. Just contact some hosting providers, and they'll help you out.

    And do tell me if the free trial gig works for you.
     
  15. DamageX

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    Not trying to burst your bubble here, but 3,000 UV/day is peanuts in adult.

    PM me your URL and I'll take a look though. I already have a few ideas what you could do to make more money and/or slash your costs.
     
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    Meaby try some hardcore moves like cutting video after 30 second and let it watch to gold members only. SMS payments is good idea thought.
    good luck!
     
  17. axus_auto

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    Lemme scrutnize your site and its contents and I will give you my opinion :D
     
  18. Georgi

    Georgi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It's hard to make good money in adult these days .. and 3K traffic is very little in the porn biz if it's not se, filtered and Not freeloaders traffic
     
  19. lovetospooge

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    I'll be happy to take the site off your hands :p?
     
  20. Chicilikit

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    Making money in porn is now super hard, also as mentioned before, 3000 a day is nothing if it is not very specialized traffic for some very specific key phrase for stuff that is not easy to get everywhere. US adult traffic, 3000 visitors a day you can buy for few bucks. Well, still if you make 150$ in advertisement every month with that low traffic, that is really great. Find cheap hosting and you have some income.