Reason(s) for removal: Since being acquired by Media Revenue, no webmasters referred to the CountingStacks adult affiliate program appear to have had their accounts activated. Additional info: Correspondence with the Media Revenue team suggests that they are only interested in quality affiliates with a proven track record – which is kind of ironic considering their own less than stellar reputation.
CountingStacks is actually fourteen adult affiliate programs in one. Namely being Archive Cash, Bad Girl Bucks, Dee Cash, Extreme Paychecks, Jason and Alex, Join Right Now, Mayors Money, Milf Cash, Mitzas, Niche Pay, Niched Sites, Skin Traffic, STFU Cash, and Tasty Dollars. Since being acquired by the folks of Media Revenue, the individual affiliate programs have been grouped together into a single massive program. While at first that may be enticing, potential affiliates should take note that the Media Revenue programs are known for not adding any new content nor updating any of the promotional tools once taking ownership of a program.
About the CountingStacks Program
Payment Structure: 60% RevShare, $30 PPS
Payment Schedule: Weekly
Payment Methods: Check, Paxum, Payoneer, Wire
Payment Minimum: $150
Sites: 246 – Hover here to view them.
Hosted Galleries: YES
Type of Content: High Res Pics and Videos – Flash, MP4, MPEG, and WMV.
Exclusive Content: YES
RSS Feeds: YES
Morphing Feeds: NO
FLV Tube Clips: NO
Free Content and Hosting: Content YES, hosting NO.
Hosted TGP/MGP: NO
Hosted POTD/VOTD: NO
Free Trials: NO
Cross Sales: 1, pre-checked.
The best part about having so many adult affiliate programs rolled into one is that CountingStacks has something to offer nearly every affiliate. Some of the programs acquired focused on building networks of sites with exclusive content, while others created sites using licensed content. With hundreds of sites, pretty much every niche is represented, more often than not with multiple sites within a niche to choose from. That massive number of domains comes at a price, however, and that is that keeping track of what they now own is burdensome. As such, many of the sites have been lost and acquired by competing programs, or worse still point to generic holding pages. While the sites listed here have been confirmed to be functional and directing properly at the time of this writing, affiliates are still encouraged to verify them for themselves before using. Affiliates are also encouraged to double check to insure that the join pages are functional – at least one was not, as it makes no sense to promote sites that members are unable to join.
Despite their faults, CountingStacks should be commended for avoiding the use of canonical links, noindex meta tags, and robots txt files to improve their own search engine results over those of their affiliates. In fact, if my memory serves, I am fairly certain some of the programs now part of the CountingStacks program initially used those shady tactics, so it would appear as if they went out of their way to remove the offending tricks once they assumed ownership.
Unfortunately, the Media Revenue family of programs have had their fair share of negative press. As already mentioned, once Media Revenue assumes ownership of an adult affiliate program affiliates can be relatively assured they have seen the last of that programs updates, such as galleries and RSS feed entries. However, even more worrisome are the recurring claims of ‘card banging,’ where members join one Media Revenue owned site with a credit card and later see fraudulent sales for other sites owned by Media Revenue appear in their credit card statements. While I have no actual first-hand knowledge of whether this occurs or not, some webmasters claim to have run test joins using credit cards used for no other purpose and experienced subsequent sales later appearing in their statements.