The FameDollars adult affiliate program initially looks like it could be one of the best, presenting niche sites and content from high quality studios. Critically examining the sites, galleries and tools, however, reveals several obstacles preventing us from giving this otherwise great program our highest recommendation for the average adult webmaster – namely those who primarily own and maintain adult blogs. The FameDollars program is mainly comprised of sites devoted to particular adult studios, with some niche sites thrown in for good measure. Consequently, most of the content is therefore non-exclusive, though a small bit does appear to be exclusively made for some of the program sites.
About the FameDollars Program
Payment Structure: 50% RevShare, $35 PPS
Payment Schedule: Biweekly
Payment Methods: Check, Paxum, Payoneer, and Wire.
Payment Minimum: $50
Sites: 84 – Hover here to view them.
Hosted Galleries: YES
Type of Content: High Res Pics and HD Videos – Flash, MPEG and WMV.
Exclusive Content: YES – Very little, though.
RSS Feeds: YES
Morphing Feeds: NO
FLV Tube Clips: YES
Free Content and Hosting: Content YES, hosting NO.
Hosted TGP/MGP: NO
Hosted POTD/VOTD: NO
Trials: $1.00/2 day
Cross Sales: 1, pre-checked.
While the majority of sites in the FameDollars adult affiliate program do update, we were struck by the distinct lack of any appreciable unique text. Although enough can be obtained from the titles and descriptions in the galleries or RSS feeds for the industrious affiliate to base their own copy, what is more remarkable is that there is very little scene description text on the sites. Most of the sites appear similar to tube sites, where surfers can browse all the updates and watch streaming videos to get a taste of what is available in the members area. However, it should be noted that most of the sites in the FameDollars adult affiliate program use canonical linking. For those who don’t already know, canonical links are primarily used to prevent duplicate content by telling the search engines the preferred URL to index, in this case URLs without the affiliates ID. Many programs now use canonical linking, so that alone might be grudgingly excused. However, when we turn our attention to the galleries we see that they also contain canonical linking instructing search engines to again give preference to pages without the affiliates ID – and that’s just too much.
Given the paucity of unique text and the use of canonical linking, we are of the opinion that the FameDollars adult affiliate program is not ideally suited for the average affiliate – ie, bloggers. While affiliates who own and maintain high traffic linklists, tube sites, TGPs and/or MGPs will undoubtedly get far greater benefit from this program, it also stands to reason that affiliates already accustomed to writing their own promotional copy from scratch are also likely to do very well. However, we would encourage all affiliates to first look at the source code for the pages they are about to link to and make use of nofollow rel tags when canonical links are being used.
Despite their shortcomings, FameDollars is still a very good program. Although some of their sites no longer update, many continue to do so, and they continue to roll out new sites fairly regularly as well. The average affiliate will just need to go the extra mile to unlock this programs full potential.