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Any rules to display Sex ads or publish Adult website?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by BlackDalhia, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. BlackDalhia

    BlackDalhia Newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I am an affiliate and am about to set up an adult content web site, as I will put some very sexy ads on it, I am wondering if I should put a little dial box that reads "Are 18+?" or whatever before people can access the site.

    Do I have to do that even as an affiliate?

    If so, is it done using a script on a html page or do I need to set up a complicated thing in php and all to have it up and running nice and easy?

    Thanks in advance.

    xXx
     
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  2. Autumn

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    That's not generally required and there's no actual legal requirement to do that as far as I know. The sites that have an 18+ warning page are doing it as a courtesy or legal safeguard - it's definitely not required in the adult industry or required by affiliate programs.

    There are multiple ways to do it; some people use a jquery popover, some people use a form where you have to fill in your DOB, some people just use a warning page where you have to click enter. But it's not strictly required.
     
  3. BlackDalhia

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    Thank you so much for your quick and detailed reply :)
    I'm happy to know that it is not required as far as you know, that's nice. But I guess .. I might sleep better at night knowing that I have at least a warning page to scare off the teens!

    Would you happen to know how to go about setting up a warning page Autumn? Either using a simple script or other option, thanks!
     
  4. raidel21

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    What I and many webmasters do for adult sites is to add a meta with an RTA label.

    It is for adult sites only..

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    http://www.rtalabel.org/
    Or make a lander with an ENTER over 18 here...
     
  5. Autumn

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    I would just use a warning page. Using a script that requires a form POST has the potential to screw up your SEO efforts. Warning pages can actually be useful for SEO because you can stuff them full of keywords etc.

    Don't worry about it too much - if some of the biggest and hardest porn sites on the planet like xvideos.com can operate without a warning page, so can you.

    RTA label like raidel said is a good idea and shows you have at least made an effort to keep young viewers out if you ever get in any legal stink. Basically you can argue that you did your part, and the onus is the one the kids' parents to install proper porn blocking software.