This is the first article in a series of posts about adult traffic and how to work with it.

The announcement thread, that also contains an index of all already published articles, is here: https://stmforum.com/forum/showthread.php?44151-Announcing-The-quot-How-to-run-ADULT-traffic-in-2019-quot-section!

ADULT AFFILIATE MARKETING LANDSCAPE IN 2019.

WHAT IS ADULT TRAFFIC?

First of all, we should define what adult traffic means in the affiliate marketing terminology.

When we say “adult”, it’s not about the age of the users (though majority of them should be 18+), it describes the origin of such visits and/or the interests of these users.

The typical “adult surfer” comes from a porn/erotic website, such as the largest free tubes (pornhub, xhamster, xvideos …). But there are many other types of sites, that are also considered adult: casual dating sites, erotic stories sites, escort directories, photo sites, content sharing forums, swingers communities/forums… basically any site that features nudity or strong sexual language.

Many of these site types have much higher quality traffic than the common tubes, so definitely keep them in mind when planning your media buying strategy.

Couple lines above, I mentioned that the “interest” also defines the nature of the traffic and it can be considered adult based on that. What did I mean by that and why is it important?

Take a file sharing forum for example, these operate on the edge of legality already, so they do not care about their image all that much. That’s why you can see adult or semi-adult ads on these all the time. When someone clicks on such an ad, the click would be considered “adult” from now on, since it originates from an adult ad.

Keep this in mind, in case you’re running backbuttons, for example… even though the click comes from a non-adult site, some advertisers might reject this traffic because of the ad used.

Make sure all the offers in the funnel accept adult traffic when using adult ads, no matter what the site you advertise on.

Ok, enough of the theory, I’m sure we’re all on the same page now 🙂

WHERE DOES ADULT STAND IN 2019?

Anyone trying to make money in affiliate marketing needs 2 things, TRAFFIC and OFFERS. And adult is no different of course.
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