Reason(s) for removal: The ForbiddenGold domain has expired and is pending deletion. Additional info: It appears as if the ForbiddenGold sites are still up, but without a program through which to access tools, check stats, etc. it seems unwise to continue promoting them in the hope the program will return.
ForbiddenGold is a relatively new adult affiliate program, having only been around for just under a year. All of the eleven sites have been recently revamped – although I cannot say what they were like before, I can tell you they are all of high quality now. Nine of those sites cover a variety of popular niches like Big Tits, MILF and Teen, one is a multi-site pass, and the eleventh features girls of Middle Eastern descent – a decidedly underdeveloped niche. All of the promotional materials currently available to affiliates are of high quality, though updates are markedly inconsistent. While the infrequent updates and lack of tools such as RSS feeds is disappointing, affiliates should be well-pleased with the quality of the sites and galleries.
About the ForbiddenGold Program
Payment Structure: 60% RevShare, $35 PPS
Payment Schedule: Weekly
Payment Methods: Check, Paxum, Wire
Payment Minimum: $100
Sites: 11 – Hover here to view them.
Hosted Galleries: YES
Type of Content: High Res Pics and HD Videos – Flash, MOV, MP4, MPEG, and WMV.
Exclusive Content: YES
RSS Feeds: NO
Morphing Feeds: NO
FLV Tube Clips: YES
Free Content and Hosting: NO
Hosted TGP/MGP: NO
Hosted POTD/VOTD: NO
Free Trials: NO
Cross Sales: 1, pre-checked.
Affiliates should note that while the ForbiddenGold adult affiliate program appears to claim exclusive content, they qualify that claim with saying they get their content “from producers around the world, most of which has never been seen before.” Meaning, that some of the content may be exclusively licensed, but not necessarily all of it. Furthermore, as indicated above many popular promotional tools such as RSS feeds are not currently available to affiliates – though one might hope that as the program rounds out it’s first year of operations that updates will quicken, warranting a need for easily promoting the latest scenes and galleries. As for those ForbiddenGold galleries, affiliates should be pleased to note that each contains a scene title and lengthy text description which might be used as a basis for their own promotional copy.
Potential affiliates will also be pleased to learn that ForbiddenGold does not employ the questionable indexing tricks used by some other adult affiliate programs, such as noindex meta tags, canonical linking, or robots txt files to prevent pages with affiliate IDs from getting indexed. All in all, ForbiddenGold appears to be a good adult affiliate program – while more frequent updates would certainly be appreciated, as would additional tools for affiliates, the quality of the sites and galleries is considerable enough to recommend to affiliates already promoting the adult niches found herein.