Trust me, your boyfriend doesn’t know everything

After being in this industry for like 16 years you can quite honestly say you’ve seen a lot. Some things however you tend to see time and again.  One of those “things” you see time and again is the trust a porn star will put in her boyfriend.  They seem to really think they know everything and employ them as their driver, bodyguard, part time manager, publicist and webmaster.  No this isn’t some suitcase pimp story about how when they break up he is going to move on to the next porno chick or land himself a job working for some agent like LA Direct Models with the connections he made when he was with you.

No this is actually a cautionary tale about porn stars who hire their boyfriends as webmasters.  We can rant about how hiring your boyfriend as your PR guy can hurt your career later on.  So moving forward ……..

I frequent a few industry professional boards and as such from time to time I get messages from different people asking for my advice or help.   Today I got one of those messages.  I won’t stay who it is.  I’m not a total bitch and I’m not out to embarrass anybody.  So the message to me today was that this person has a website that wasn’t doing so well.  She hardly ever got anyone joining and her webmaster, who surprise surprise was also her fiance, said it was because they needed to hire an SEO expert.  She wanted to know if I would take a look at her site and tell me what I thought.

Before I even clicked the link I knew what I would find … a amateur looking design, a lot of outgoing links to fake awards and review sites, and it would all be associated with her ccbill affiliate program.  This site did not disappoint.  It was a disaster.

The graphics were not even funny.  They were so atrocious.   I was going to stop right there and write his this long response about how when we ask a person to join our website, we are asking them to trust us with their credit card information and to gain that trust, to get them to join we have to have a website that is done far more professionally.  But instead I decided to continue on and write my reply to her all at one time.

Next I made my way to her join page.  She was charging $29.99 a month.  Yet her site was offering less than 50 video clips, each less than 20 minutes, some as few as 7 minutes.    All the videos but four were solo.  Two of them were girl/girl and two were boy/girl but one of the boy/girl videos which was a short blow job scene was less than two minutes long!  She did have a good selection of photos but damn, $30 a month worth?  I think not!

The more I went through the site the more I realized how little of this girl was actually there.  This is HER official website.  So where is the connection to her?  Fans want to communicate and interact with their favorite starlet, especially at a rate of $30 a month, that is why they join her official site.   This site didn’t offer really anything in the way of a personal touch to the star in question.

In her original email to me the porn star in question made mention of her affiliate program and how everyone told her she had to start one for her website and she did but much to her surprise it’s not really going that well.  She’s had no success with it at all.

This is not a fact that surprised me at all.  There was a very good reason for her lack of success in the affiliate world and that was because she made an all to common newbie mistake and this is why hiring your boyfriend or fiance to run your website is always a bad idea.  If he was a professional he would have known to not do this.

When they seen the site wasn’t really making much money they started to put up ads for other things like phone sex and text sex ads.  She has 4 ads for alternative services on her front page alone.  She’s so busy promoting her other services to make money, of which the affiliate gets none of, her website isn’t doing its job of promoting membership sales and that is where the affiliate makes money.  So why in the world would an affiliate send that site money with all those traffic leaks in there?

An affiliate isn’t your friend, they are your business partner and they want to send you their traffic to make money by getting people to join your website.  If you are so busy promoting other things like sex toys and text messages, then that affiliate is losing out on potential revenue.

That and well, when your fiance created the header graphic for the YOURNAME Affiliate Program, he spelled affiliate wrong. Just guessing here but that’s probably a major turn off to any of the more serious webmasters who might have considered doing business with you.

So my advice to her was of course don’t hire an SEO export.  Spent that money on a professional design for your website.  Ditch all the extra ads.  If you must have them, limit them to your members area only.  Next consider working with a more established network of real porn stars like Vicky Vette and Nina Mercedez.  Both of these are actual porn stars who run their own networks and their vast experience can greatly help your website be a better success.  There are a lot of companies out there who will make a lot of claims but in the end, these two are girls who have been there, done that.  They are porn stars just like you.  They know first hand what you go through as they go through it as well.  But more than that, we’ve see more than our fair share of porn star networks rip girls off over the years and since these girls are porn stars themselves, I truly believe it’s the only way to go.

I don’t care how big or well known the company is, there is never -ever- a situation that I would refer one of the girls who come to me for advice to go with one of those kind of companies, ever.  I know how things work behind the scenes.  I know some of the bullshit they pull.  I could rant on for hours about it but I think you get the point. 🙂

Of course this is the same advice I’ve given to 50 other girls over the years so today I thought I would post it so maybe some of the girls can benefit from this advice as well.

Let Me TITLE Your SEO

I frequent a few industry message boards.  Often times I’ll see posts looking for SEO help.  Yet when take a look at their website almost every time I notice one thing and that is that they these so called industry “professionals” don’t even bother to get the most basic feature of their site right which is the title tag.  Now they are off looking to pay who knows how much money to someone claiming to be a search engine guru to fix all their problems.

It really makes me sad to see it happen time and again.

So today I’ve decided to share some information with you and I hope that each and every website owner takes this information to heart and if they do nothing else for their websites this month, they will at the very least update their websites with the proper title tag.

Long ago search engines used to use something called META DESCRIPTION TAGS and META KEYWORDS but those days are long gone.  Search engines learned that webmasters just stuffed them with keywords, often irrelevant to the actual content on the site.  So now search engines have improved their technology and gotten smarter.  Now they now to actually scan your page to find out what it is about.  They also use the TITLE tag on your page and this is an area that can actually get you a penalty and hurt your search engine rankings if you don’t use the title tag properly.

So let’s say you have a website called sex.com.  In your website you have 15 pages.  That means that you need to have 14 unique title tags, period.  If every single page on your website doesn’t have a unique, accurately descriptive title tag than you are making a huge mistake.

So the first page of your website would be “SEX”.  Now what about the other 14 pages?  Let’s say the first page is dedicated to Lisa Ann, your title would be something like Sex – Lisa Ann.  If page two is about blondes with big tits then the title should be Sex – Blondes with Big Tits.  If the next page features a clip from the movie Love Love Lela then the title tag of the page could be Sex – Love Love Lela.

I think by now you get the point, right? So continue on and make sure that every single page on your website has a title that is not like any other title on any of the other pages on your websites.  You also want to make sure that the title is descriptive but not to long  …. and again to be clear, every single page must have their own unique title.  You should include the name of your website (your main keywords) and then what the page is about.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do blondes really have more fun?

Sometimes you get lucky and get to work on a project or website that features someone who is just nothing short of amazing and this week I had the privilege of working on a new site for the blonde bombshell Gemma Hiles.  When making the site I noticed she sometimes colors her hair a sultry brunette, so I put up a poll asking which fans like best, Gemma Hiles as a blonde or as a brunette.  But the truth of the matter is, I’m totally bias.  Even if the fans were to say they loved her as a brunette 500 to 1, I wouldn’t care.  I still have a thing for blondes. 🙂

Gemma Hiles

 

What is wrong with people?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!

I don’t understand people sometimes. I was reading a post on my Facebook page where this guy I know who has cheated on every single person he has ever been with in the past 10+ years that I’ve known him is posting and bragging about he believes in karma. Really?

There is this other guy I know who goes on and on about how loyalty is the most important thing to him. Yet amazingly he’s the first person to turn his back on someone who was down and needed him. He couldn’t be bothered to lift a finger to help someone if it wasn’t going to benefit him.

There is this woman I know whose husband is in the Marines stationed in the middle east. His mother and brother started gathering things they needed to send gift boxes to him and his troop. They have sent about $5,000 worth of goodies in the last 3 weeks. The wife found out and was livid because they didn’t go through her or get her approval to do such a thing and is now demanding nobody else send anything else without her permission first. REALLY? What the hell does sending gift bags to the troops have to do with you? Because your stupid whore ass isn’t getting credit. IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU BITCH. GET OVER YOURSELF!

Last week there was this woman who goes by the name Voluptuous “name”. The industry didn’t call her that, SHE named herself that. So she posted on a business to business message board looking for someone to help her with marketing and social networking but wanted to make sure they had proven experience. A few people suggested a guy. She posted back that she doesn’t see he has any experience in this area and several people replied in reference of the guy and said this person has experience with big tits as he’s been in the industry working specifically in that niche for years. Obviously her particular niche was big breasts and she herself even goes by the name Voluptuous (whatever). She posts back a horrible tirade about how completely unprofessional these people were. How dare they speak to her in such a manner. Wait … what? I had to re-read all the posts like three times because surely I was missing something. She identifies herself by the big tit genre, she wanted someone with proven experience and this person in question had years of proven experience in that specific genre. She said “My view is we keep wanting to say the adult industry is a business then let’s treat it like one.”

I sat there trying to understand her problem. I still haven’t quite got it. But it was yet another example that made me go WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?!??????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What is email profiling?

I’m sure when you were a kid your mother told you that we are judged by the company we keep. Funny that when we get older we seemed to forget that because we could sure take advantage of that advice in business. Many people don’t seem to realize that appearances are everything and even on the internet there is a matter of appearance. Who hasn’t heard the phrase “put your best foot forward”. So what is one of the first things people know about you in business? Your email address. Right? Well, smart business people have learned to judge people or use something we call email profiling to avoid people they judge not to be that smart in business based solely on that one thing … the email address.

If I ever come across anyone who uses an email address that ends in @aol.com or back in the day @juno.com. My first thought is to avoid them like the plague. If they don’t know enough to get a real email account then they probably aren’t worth my time so I wouldn’t do business with them.

In time we learned the same about @Yahoo and @Hotmail or nowadays @live as well.

There is nothing wrong with having these kind of email services for personal reasons but for business? It’s very unprofessional. It shows someone like me that issues of reliability and security aren’t a priority for you. Or that you can’t be bothered to spend like $5 a month to get a real @YourName.com email address.

So in short that is what email profiling is. If you are using a free email account for business, chances are you are being judged by that and not in a favorable way.

Are you socially networking stupid?

The new millennium has brought us one major change in our lives and that is the introduction to social networking to our lives.  First it was Friendster, then MySpace, then Facebook and now Twitter.

Many speculated social networking with be just a fad but those people would be short sighted as social networking sites like Twitter have become a part of our lives both personally and in business.  Social networking has become some important in business, now even search engine are modifying the way they return results based on things you and your friends tweet.  In business, having a social networking presence is no longer optional, it’s a must have for even the smallest of webmasters to the largest of companies.

Despite the major importance of social networking, so many webmasters really are clueless in how to best use services like Facebook and twitter.  Since Facebook is so anti-porn and randomly and arbitrarily enforces rules and bans pages to porn stars and adult industry professionals, I am going to only concentrate on teaching you how to best use more adult friendly sites like Twitter.

When you own a business it’s usually your first instinct to promote your business every chance you get.  But with social networking sites like Twitter you need to work against that basic instinct to go on and on about how great your site or business is because that is considered spam and can work against you, if not get your account banned.

So how is it then you can use social networking sites like twitter to promote your website?  Easy.  Just by the very nature of your existence.

If you have something remotely interesting to say people are going to click on it and when they do your name appears and under that appears a link to your website.  That means that the more you use twitter, the better you use twitter, the more people will be exposed to your website.   If you watched something interesting on TV or some great movie, talk about it.  Tell what you liked about it.

Is it ever okay to tweet about your website?  Of course!  It’s important that you do for SEO purposes. You should actually do it at least once a week.  But don’t be a spammer.  Trust me.  It will do you more harm than good.  So if you tweet at least once a day then your occasional (no more than weekly) tweets about some great feature of your website won’t really be noticed or a bother.

Be active and tweet often.  Go out of your way to be  a part of the twitter community.  Tweet about things gong on in your life or interesting facts about your life or your industry.  Reply to tweets sent out by porn stars or others you are following.  If someone tweets “GOOD MORNING!” you reply and say “Good morning to you too!”  If you go out to eat talk about what you ate and how it tasted.  In short, tweet about your life.

 

 

Soft and Sweet

If you had asked me a year ago what I thought about the softer side of things, I would have scoffed, telling you that’s just silly.  Nobody cares about tits and ass anymore, they want to see the real deal … they want to see a girl in a 35 person gang bang.  I however would have been wrong and working at Bluebird Films really has taught me that.  They have this site called Babe Channel Babes and it basically is a collection of pretty girl photo galleries featuring different girls, mostly from the UK, like the girls who appear on Bluebird TV.  I have to show you some of these girls so you can see just how amazingly hot they are!  Below are photos of (from left to right) Kirsty Yaqub, Cara Steel and Annie Bullah.

 

Kirsty Yaqub Cara Steel   Annie Bullah