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Is an adult site even worth it anymore?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by chaddjohnson, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. chaddjohnson

    chaddjohnson Newbie

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    Back in 2011 - 2012 I built and ran an adult affiliate site. After having had the site up for 4 - 5 months, it received around 1,000 unique visits and 20,000 page views daily, steadily. Unfortunately I took the site down in 2013. The site aggregated photos from 20 different adult sponsors and so it was quite large.


    About 70% of my traffic came from Google. I had many pages come up #1 or at least very high on Google as I had a lot of fairly unique, hard to find galleries that many other sites did not have.


    As far as backlinks, these came from links within forum posts and then from link trades. The link trades I made were always ABC with other sites (I linked to their site, and another site owned by them linked to mine). I also partook in guest posting. I would guest post gallery update links on third party sites, and I would also allow other sites to guest post on mine.


    All of this wasn't terribly difficult to put in place, and as you can see, it worked fairly well.


    Today, Google has Penguin and Hummingbird in place, and so I understand the SEO game has changed significantly. So, I'm wondering: How well will the above strategy work today? If I were to rebuild this site, would I have to implement a significant change in my strategy?
     
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    veboo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Change the effing font please and stop trolling!
     
  3. Syzpe

    Syzpe Registered Member

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    Absolutely worth it - at 20,000 views a day you could easily be doing around ~$70 with a CPM advertiser and ~$100 with a well targeted CPA offer. I run multiple adult sites and have had a great success with them, the hardest part is getting the traffic, but if you are already aware of how to do so/can drive via social rather than SEO then you are good to go.
     
  4. chaddjohnson

    chaddjohnson Newbie

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    I'm not trolling or effing around, dude. I posted here and the rich text box accepted my text in black font.
     
  5. chaddjohnson

    chaddjohnson Newbie

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    I agree that that kind of traffic woul dbe useful. I don't really agree with the ~$70/day figure though...I didn't even make $70 in 1 year of running the site using juicyads.

    The question is: Is it possible to build this kind of traffic level using the techniques I outlined above?
     
  6. TB Ann

    TB Ann Regular Member

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    Adult sites might rely now on links from related sites and maybe youtube videos. But sure it should still be worth. networks like trafficbroker won't exist if it isn't.
     
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    Adult is site is working wonderfully now too.With fb,youtube etc,you can always take chances.I am known one adult wp site,which makes money by referring signups to dating sites.
     
  8. SEO Power

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    Your strategy would still work today but the traffic and rankings aren't going to come as fast as they did. I would remove the 'forum backlinks' part and replace it with better link building strategies, such as PBNs.
     
  9. salmanprince

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    If you can rank then well worth it. However, if you get into it and you fail to break into top 10 then you will struggle.
     
  10. Syzpe

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    I don't know about 5% of my traffic comes from adult forums. Not great for SEO but good for traffic.
     
  11. sergey007

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    I once had a couple of adult websites but all were hit by first panda update. Today, I would not even start adult website. It is much easier for me to rank niche websites and make the same amount of money I made from adult projects.
     
  12. chaddjohnson

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    Thanks for your insight. I am actually thinking about building a PBN. If I do so, I'm thinking of building 10 - 20 Wordpress sites which all link to my main site. I'd like to build up my main site and just use the others as satellites. Like this:

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    I have a big pool of a bunch of thousands of galleries that from around 20 different sponsor sites. I would post random galleries, in blog post format, to all of my satellite sites 2 - 3 times daily. Then my main site would show ALL gallery updates from all sponsors daily.

    Is that the idea of a PBN? Does that seem like it could work?
     
  13. Pvlman

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    If executed right and precisely then yes, it can work :)