Is Instagram now more popular than Twitter? Not so fast!

When it comes to popularity with porn stars, Twitter is all the rage. But lately people are saying it’s all about Instagram. I thought about that, and I’m like hmmm … that makes sense, men love photos, instagram is all pics. But then again Instagram forbids nudes and twitter allows is. So that got me thinking … which social networking platform really is bigger?

Turns out the answer is Twitter, by far. In fact, Twitter is 3 times more popular than Instagram.

According to Ebiz MBA, a company who tracks the popularity of social networking sites, Facebook remains supreme with an estimated 1.1 billion unique visitors a month.

Twitter had 310 million and Instagram is only at 100 million.

So while it is true Instagram has skyrocketed in popularity this year, it still has a long way to go. Sites like Pinterest and Tumblr are still more popular than Instagram.

Here is the run down on other social networking sites.

  • Facebook – 1.1 billion unique monthly visitors
  • YouTube – 1 billion unique monthly visitors
  • Twitter – 310 million
  • Linkedin – 255 million
  • Pinterest – 250 million
  • Google Plus+ – 120 million
  • Tumblr – 110 million
  • Instagram – 100 million
  • Reddit – 85 million
  • VK – 80 million

By the way, you can follow me on twitter @MissKelliXXX.


Weeding Out SEO Myths

I once had a client, bless his little heart who was absolutely obsessed with quoting things he heard about SEO from various sources and would spout them as if they were the word of God.

“Well I heard”, “So and so said”, “Didn’t you know”. These were things I heard all the time and would cringe when he would start a sentence off like that.

The bitch in me wanted to say, well if know everything, why in the world did you need to hire me?

Of course I would never say that and instead I work tirelessly with him to teach him the difference between people who talk out their ass as if they know things and about blowhards who sometimes just flat out make shit up, I can only assume for the pure pleasure of seeing how many people they can convince their lies are real.

It took several months but by the time I finished the project we were able to get his traffic up more than 250% and improve his sales ratios drastically. And I did using real SEO techniques, not something that someone’s cousin’s brother told them. But the most important thing I taught this client was to stop listening to random people about SEO tips, especially if it’s from sites like GFY.

Which leads me to the point of this particular post … just because someone tells you something it doesn’t make it true.

I could tell you that the sky is purple and that the grass is orange but that doesn’t make it true. That’s obvious right? Yet so many people are willing to believe anything anyone tells them on the internet about SEO. Why?

I have a policy in regards to my SEO advice … if I haven’t seen it with my own eyes then it’s not true. I spend a lot of time and money researching search engine optimization and so that’s easy for me to say and obviously I can’t expect every person to do the same, but what I do want each and every one of you to remember is that just because some guy posts something on some random message board or blog, doesn’t mean it has one iota of truth to it.

Another thing to keep in mind is that just because something was true one day doesn’t mean it’s true today. So sometimes people will tell you something that really was true, but today it’s irrelevant or even worse, harmful.

Sometimes people pass on false information without even realizing they are doing it, so I’m not saying all people who tell you made up things about SEO are bad – sometimes they just don’t know better. They heard the false information elsewhere and it sounded legit to them so they passed it on.

I hear quite often that the more times someone LIKES a post you make or LIKES a Facebook LIKE button you put on you website, the better results it will get in search engines.

While it is true, social networking is a valuable part of your overall marketing plan and it does play into the big picture, especially when it comes to factors like social authority but in the end, it doesn’t matter if you get 500 likes or 5 million because Google doesn’t have access to that information so therefore they can’t use it to help or hinder your efforts.

Social networking is very important in terms of certain aspects of SEO but not everything you do on your social networking sites matter. And just so we are clear here, 417 people clicking LIKE on your website, doesn’t matter in regards to SEO. 417 people linking to your site does.

Google has said that right now they are treating Facebook and Twitter like any other website so if you create a post that has a link to your website and 417 people share it on their own timelines, that does help you because now 417 people have shared a link to your website. Now the catch to that is, it only helps you if the information posted is considered public and Google can access it. If people have their timelines set to private then it doesn’t really help you that much.

Did you know that your social networking sites have pagerank just like websites do? As I said before, that’s because Google has said they treat Facebook and Twitter like any other website. So if websites have a page rank, why wouldn’t your Facebook page as well?

My Facebook profile is a PR2 and my Twitter profile is a PR3. Vicky Vette’s twitter page is a PR5, while Sunny Leone’s is a PR4. I’m not sure why Sunny Leone’s is lower than Vicky Vette’s since she has so many more followers than Vicky Vette does but that’s how it worked out.

Public page rank is no longer available so I can’t re-run the numbers to see what they are now that Sunny Leone has passed more than a million followers on twitter. 🙁

The basic concept is the same for any other website as it is for your social networking profiles … the more people link to them, the higher page rank they will be and that means the more trust Google has in them.

Anyway the point I’m trying to make is that sometimes you just need to use your brain. If something doesn’t sound right to you, then it’s probably not true. If something does sound great, don’t just assume it is true … look into it. Talk to experts or people you know and trust and see what they think because you invest a lot of time into your website and I would hate to see you waste time working on something that didn’t do anything for you.



Let’s talk about domain names … again

With the release of so many new domain name extensions it’s time to revisit the issue of a domain name’s value.

In the past I’ve always said dot com in king. But what about now that there are all those crazy new domain name extensions like the ones listed below…

.academy .accountant .accountants .actor
.adult .agency .airforce .alsace
.amsterdam .apartments .archi .army
.associates .attorney .auction .audio
.auto .band .bar .bargains
.bayern .beer .berlin .best
.bet .bid .bike .bingo
.bio .black .blackfriday .blue
.boutique .brussels .build .builders
.business .buzz .bzh .cab
.cafe .camera .camp .capetown
.capital .car .cards .care
.career .careers .cars .casa
.cash .casino .catering .center
.ceo .chat .cheap .christmas
.church .city .claims .cleaning
.click .clinic .clothing .cloud
.club .coach .codes .coffee
.college .cologne .community .company
.computer .condos .construction .consulting
.contractors .cooking .cool .country
.coupons .courses .credit .cricket
.cruises .cymru .dance .date
.dating .deals .degree .delivery
.democrat .dental .dentist .desi
.design .diamonds .diet .digital
.direct .directory .discount .dog
.domains .download .durban .earth
.education .email .energy .engineer
.engineering .enterprises .equipment .estate
.eus .events .exchange .expert
.exposed .express .fail .faith
.family .fans .farm .fashion
.film .finance .financial .fish
.fishing .fit .fitness .flights
.florist .flowers .football .forsale
.foundation .frl .fund .furniture
.futbol .fyi .gal .gallery
.garden .gent .gift .gifts
.gives .glass .global .gold
.golf .graphics .gratis .green
.gripe .group .guide .guitars
.guru .hamburg .haus .healthcare
.help .hiphop .hiv .hockey
.holdings .holiday .horse .host
.hosting .house .how .immo
.immobilien .industries .ink .institute
.insure .international .investments .jetzt
.jewelry .joburg .juegos .kaufen
.kim .kitchen .kiwi .koeln
.kyoto .land .lat .law
.lawyer .lease .legal .lgbt
.life .lighting .limited .limo
.link .live .loan .loans
.lol .london .love .ltd
.ltda .maison .management .market
.marketing .mba .media .melbourne
.memorial .men .menu .miami
.moda .moe .mom .money
.mortgage .moscow .nagoya .navy
.network .news .ngo .ninja
.nrw .nyc .nz .okinawa
.one .onl .online .organic
.osaka .paris .partners .parts
.party .photo .photography .photos
.physio .pics .pictures .pink
.pizza .place .plumbing .plus
.poker .porn .press .productions
.promo .properties .property .pub
.qpon .quebec .racing .recipes
.red .rehab .reise .reisen
.rent .rentals .repair .report
.republican .rest .restaurant .review
.reviews .rich .rip .rocks
.rodeo .ruhr .run .ryukyu
.saarland .sale .salon .sarl
.school .schule .science .scot
.security .services .sexy .shiksha
.shoes .show .singles .site
.ski .soccer .social .software
.solar .solutions .soy .space
.store .stream .studio .study
.style .supplies .supply .support
.surf .surgery .sydney .systems
.taipei .tattoo .tax .taxi
.team .tech .technology .tennis
.theater .theatre .tienda .tips
.tires .tirol .today .tokyo
.tools .top .tours .town
.toys .trade .trading .training
.university .uno .vacations .vegas
.ventures .versicherung .vet .viajes
.video .villas .vin .vip
.vision .vlaanderen .vodka .vote
.voting .voto .voyage .wales
.wang .watch .webcam .website
.wed .wedding .whoswho .wien
.wiki .win .wine .work
.works .world .wtf .xyz
.yoga .zone

So instead of how about a .love? Or a Has the value of a dot com fluctuated now that you can pick from so many alternatives?

That’s a complicated question to answer. First and foremost you should know that for the immediate future dot com is still kind.  However that is quickly changing. It will be just one generation and everything will change. The days of the dot com standard will be a thing of the past in that time.

In no time .work and .wtf will be as common to kids growing up right now, than a dot com is for us.

Kids growing up today will consider a .world or a .yoga just as valuable or as common as we do a .com today.

But what about today? What do you do when you are going to register a new domain?

#1 Always go with something that is relevant.

Look at say, Sexy Blondes have nothing to do with pizza so that obviously is a terrible choice. Instead going with something more relevant like .com, .online, or maybe .info or even .pics.

While .adult, .xxx and .porn are obvious alternatives to an adult site, you must remember these domain extensions are very expensive. Instead of paying $8 to $11 a year, they charge like $80 to $110 a year. Why in the world would you pay $100 a year for a single domain name? That’s CRAZY.

I’m not sure how much .sexy domain names are, but that might be a good one to consider.

#2 Think of your extension as part of the total keyword makeup of your domain. Let’s go back to our example of How many times a day do people Google “Sexy Blondes Pizza”? I’ll give you a hint – none.

Online, info and com are treated as stop words so is treated as “sexy blondes”.

Stop words are words which are partially or completely ignored by search engines.  These are words like about, online, www, com, the, for, and, this, that, will, with.

#3 Think before just grabbing the first name that comes up or one that might be on sale. Let’s look at the .xyz extension. is a great domain name but can you really think of any other good ones that go with the .xyz domain extension? Probably not and that’s why it’s so cheap. If it doesn’t make sense, don’t buy it, even if it is on sale. People aren’t likely to take you serious if you have a really stupid domain name.

That’s all I can tell you right now about the new domain name extensions. Don’t be afraid to use them because as time goes on they will become more and more common.

I would rather see you with a good .whatever than an iffy .com, just because it was a dot com.


You have to know what you spent before you can figure out how much you actually made

A few years ago I did some work for a small clothing company. It was managed by a girl who had no idea what she was doing.

When she had money she would buy inventory. When she needed money she would run a clearance sale to get more sales, and then she would have money again to buy more inventory.

Only the problem with this is, she wouldn’t keep track of how much money she spent on her original inventory.

For example, if she spent $4 on a belt she would need to know that since she would want to make sure she sold it for more than $4 to ensure she made a profit.

However since she didn’t know exactly how much she was spending on each item and would sell them at whatever price she never really knew what she was making or losing.

Overall as you might have imagined, this system failed and the owner of the store stepped in and took over, as they fired the girl in question.

This same concept works for us internet entrepreneurs as well. If we don’t know how much we are spending to run our businesses then we don’t really know how much we are making.

Sure we may get a check for $300 from some affiliate program, but how much did we spend to make that money in the first place?

This is why record keeping is so important.

And it’s actually very simple. All you have to do is create a simple spreadsheet. Now I personally like to do this in Google Drive so I can easily access it from any device and share it with someone I may be working with at the time, but you can also use Excel or something like that.

First column you write down every expensive you have. This includes domain name registration fees, and web hosting. If you hired a graphics artist to create some banners for you or if you hire a programmer to help you. All of those things must be included.

Now add those up. I do it by year and then at the bottom divide by 12 since most of my expenses are yearly except hosting so that works for me but you can do it however you want as long as you know exactly what you are spending. That is really all that matters.

Now it comes time to add up what you earn each month. I do this on a separate tab. I don’t know why, I just prefer this format since I track income per month.

I write down the name of every affiliate program I do business with in the first column. Next I write down what I earn per month.

Now this is the important part, you have to leave a spot for when you were actually paid. Sadly it has come to this. What you must do is note every time a company actually sends you a check and for how much so that you can easily see who isn’t paying you.

I was doing business with one affiliate program for years. Then one day I thought about it and realized, wow they haven’t paid me lately. So I logged in to find I had a balance of $1,454.49.

I contacted them, listened to their excuses as to why they didn’t pay me, filled out their newly requested paperwork and three days later I had my payment in full.

Had I been keeping track of when my payments came in prior to this, I would have caught that little problem long ago.




Let’s talk about quality traffic

Google now handles trillions of searches per year. Just ten years ago they processing about 73 billion a year. What a difference a decade can make.

  • Searches per second: Atleast 63,000
  • Searches per minutes: Atleast 3.8 million
  • Searches per hour: Atleast 228 million

So why does all of this matter to you? Because today we are going to talk about the quality of the traffic to your website.

Let’s say you run a website dedicated to Alexis Adams (like me). You want to get traffic to your site so you post video clips on tube sites, because hey, tube sites have tons of traffic, so why not, right?

Well in theory that may sound like a good idea but is it really? I mean if the point of your site is to make money, then why do you want to attract a bunch of traffic that is only looking for free porn?

People call tube traffic shit for a reason. If someone wants free porn, why would you want them at your site? You want visitors that want to spend money so that you can make money.

So what makes search engine traffic so much better?

If you are looking for a pair of red high heels, you go to Google and type in red high heels and then get your search results, right? You get what I mean? It means that the people who find your site via search engines are specifically looking for what it is you have to offer.

That makes it high quality, targeted traffic. If you provide them with exactly what they are looking for, and it’s a quality product then you have a much better chance of getting that guy to spend money at your site (or click on one of your advertisers and spending money there).

My friend runs a membership website and gets his traffic exclusively from tube sites. He currently converts at a rate of about 1:11,200. That means that out of every 11,200 visitors who visit his website from a tube site, one joins.

My porn star websites get more than 80% of all of their traffic from search engines like Google and Bing. When I send traffic over to Vivid, it converts at around 1:150 (right now – as of May 2016).

So which sounds better to you 1:150 or 1:11,200?

So now don’t you think it’s time to start learning more about SEO? While it’s not easy to get a lot of search engine traffic, it’s worth getting every single visitor you can from Google.

Google officially ends all public PageRank

In 2014 I wrote about the end of Page Rank … well, make that public page rank. It was the final time Google would update Page Rank in a way that would allow us, the public to know what a site, any site’s page rank was.

That of course didn’t mean Page Rank was dead. In fact it’s the most important part of search engine rankings with Google. The only thing that was going away at that time, was the public’s knowledge of the updates.

Fast forward two years and they’ve finally put the final nail in the coffin. Now not only do they no longer update page rank publicly, they are now resetting all public page ranks from their past records to zero.

For the last two years I could look up the page rank of a site and it would return the page rank as of the last 2014 update. But as of now, that’s no longer the case as every site was set at zero.

If you aren’t familiar with what page rank is, you need to be. Because if you want to improve your SEO you need to understand how important it is to your website.

PageRank is an algorithm used by Google Search to rank websites in their search engine results. PageRank was named after Larry Page, one of the founders of Google.

PageRank is a way of measuring the importance of website pages. PageRank works by counting the number and quality of links to a page to determine a rough estimate of how important the website is. The underlying assumption is that more important websites are likely to receive more links from other websites.

The idea is that information on the web could be ordered in a hierarchy by “link popularity”: a page is ranked higher as there are more links to it.

This removal of public PageRank scores isn’t a surprise. Google told us they would be removing PageRank scores from the Google Toolbars last month … and now my friends, it seems to be gone forever.

The problem with this is, Google PageRank is a tool that someone could use to measure the success of their SEO efforts. It was also something you could use to set your advertising rates as well as your resale value of your website. In the past, a PR9 website would be worth WAYYYYYYYYYYYYY more than a PR2 website. Now though, people can’t use that metric to value their website and this makes things a little more complicated when trying to buy and sell websites.

Sure people call still look at things like their MOZ or Alexa rankings but those can be manipulated and aren’t always all that accurate.

It’s for this reason that people are sad to see the end of public PageRank.



Affiliate Marketing in the new age!

Most people say that affiliate marketing is dead. I couldn’t disagree more. I just think it’s changed. The days of 70%+ commissions are long gone and as I’ve always said, anyone who offers you those kind of numbers should scare the living hell out of you.

Because no program can be profitable by paying out so much and if they aren’t profitable then they won’t be in business for long.

So I decided to look into mainstream because website owners are reporting massive profits in promoting mainstream programs. So why is that? What does mainstream pay? I decided to find out.

Amazon’s affiliate programs payout varies from 4% to 6%. No that is not a typo. They actually pay less than 10% and have an INSANE number of affiliates promoting their shit all day long. Top Amazon affiliates report earning $10,000+ per month. Last December one Amazon affiliate boasted earning $30,000. Not a bad Christmas, ey?

But that’s not the only thing that surprised me about Amazon’s affiliate program. Their cookie length is 1 day. 1 freaking day?!!!!!!!!!!! In porn affiliates bitch if it’s under 6 months. LOL

Walmart also has an affiliate program. They pay typically 1-4% and their cookie length is 3 whole days.

How about Target? They pay about 2%-5% and have a cookie length of 7 days.

Surely Best Buy pays more, right? Nope. They pay between 1.7% to 6% depending on the item purchased. Their cookie length is 3 days.

Home Depot – 3% to 5% with a 1 day cookie length.

Plenty of Fish – a popular mainstream dating site pays only 20% but that’s much higher than any other of the mainstream programs and they even offer a 60 day cookie length.

So with so many big time mainstream affiliate companies paying so low, could that be the reason why porn affiliate programs struggled?

As someone who has been an porn affiliate for almost 20 years, I can tell you the biggest problem I have is getting paid.

I typically only get paid on about 25% of what I actually earn in any given month.

I probably spend more time chasing my money in a month than I do actually earning it. How sad it that?

So what are the options?

  • #1 I now only do business with companies that have a solid reputation.
  • #2 I have a two strikes and you are out policy. If you are late or bounce a check more than once, I will put you on my fuck you list.
  • #3 I no longer expect any affiliate program to help me with the promotional material I need to well … promote their website. I get it on my own.
  • #4 I don’t do business with affiliate programs that have large payouts. As I said before I know that no business can maintain profitability under those conditions so I know eventually they won’t be able to pay me what I earned so I do myself a favor and avoid doing business with them in the first place.
  • #5 I’m not afraid to do business with a program who is only paying 25%-35%. Why? Because I would rather do business with a guy only willing to pay me 25% and actually pay me what I earned ON TIME EVERY TIME than to do business with a guy offering me 70% and pays me late or his check bounces. I don’t have time for that shit. I want to get paid. I’m tired of the bullshit that comes with the big payout guys. As long as I know up front what I’m going to get, then I’m good with that. I actually do business with a program that pays me 30% but they convert well and pay on time so I’m more than happy with my 30%. I make more with that 30% program than I do with any other programs I work with and some of those pay me up to 60% revshare.