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XMCP/Shady hits it out the ballpark with a great look into the world of porn promotion and SEO, showing how they’ve become Google-independent, while still leveraging it for the long-tail. Some topics Shady covers:

Why Is the Pornography Marketing World So Good to Monitor?
They Realize the Potential for Long Tail Keywords
They Actively Seek Out and TARGET These Medium/Long Tails
They Use Affiliates to Offset Their Own Work Load (Great in combination with #1 and #2)
They Use Porn 2.0 to Discount the Saturated Market
They Worry About Traffic First, and Then Allow The User to "Target" Themselves

Just one smart takeaway amongst many:
"For a site that deals with a lot of articles, consider this: the difference between AdSense being more profitable or affiliate programs being more profitable is if the user is looking for information or to buy. It sounds obvious, yes? Then why do so many places have AdSense on articles that discuss what to look for when buying xyz? You’d rather have that 25 cent click than the $10 purchase? Well, if you separate out the sections properly, you’ll have a much easier time telling what they’re looking for. Maybe even include sections entitled "Looking to Buy" and "Looking for Information." "
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from Burgo 2275 Days ago #
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Great article SSS... the TGP section was particularly interesting.

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from planetc1 2275 Days ago #
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This is one of the best SlightlyShadySEO posts I’ve read. Liked the idea of "rigorous categorization."

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from SlightlyShadySEO 2275 Days ago #
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Uh I do believe seomoz has died...is it timing out for others?PS:Thanks burgo and planetc1!

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from Burgo 2275 Days ago #
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Yeah looks to be down right now. I know that they were having issues the other morning, so could be connected.EDIT: Back up :)

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from janecopland 2275 Days ago #
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Sorry about the downtime, guys. We’re back up now!Awesome post, SSS :)

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from SlightlyShadySEO 2275 Days ago #
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Thanks Jane!And glad you’re back up!

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from dailymoolah 2275 Days ago #
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Damn Shady, That post was simply terrific!

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from Gab 2275 Days ago #
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I was just having some downtime myself. What was that about you guys having some hosting partners?

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from baiduyou 2275 Days ago #
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Great post Shady - nice to see you’re putting in an appropriate level of research ;)

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from AndyBeard 2275 Days ago #
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You woud have thought by now Jimmy Wales would have also created Wikip*rnia -(edited as a site by that name actually exists)

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from wheel 2275 Days ago #
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Gotta get my seobook affiliate link into an adwords campaign optimised for ’filipino grandma sex’.I’m curious why SSS published this on SEOmoz’s site instead of his own.  Olive branch?  Or was there a marketing reason for it?  If so - we’re all ears.

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from SlightlyShadySEO 2275 Days ago #
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@wheel: All about trying to get content out to readers I havent reached yet. Seomoz/Youmoz has a lot of readers, and some that don’t crossover with my own. I figured why not!Besides, if i get enough points, I wouldn’t be opposed to taking a look in that members section.

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from seanmag 2275 Days ago #
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This really is a great post Shady - and presented in a highly professional manner.  You could have gone overboard on the humor and it would have detracted from the message.  Instead, you kept the humor brief and focused on the value that could be gained by paying attention to alternative means of attracting targeted traffic.  Nicely done.

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from johngalt 2086 Days ago #
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Yeah, I’ve seen optimization by a number of Porn 2.0 sites like http://pornzala.com

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