GoldBarsXXX is a moderate sized adult affiliate program for high quality content in the predominantly Asian shemale – specifically ladyboys – niche. Although this program offers some high quality content in a variety of sub-niches, and several of the more popular promotional tools, unfortunately it appears as if the promotional tool updates are winding down. As of this review the last promotional gallery updates occurred several months ago and all of those for the same site. The last promotional gallery updates before that was a full year previous, and only three sites had promo galleries added at that time. While RSS feeds are available for affiliates to stay up-to-date with the latest gallery offerings, the slow update schedule makes them of rather limited value.
About the GoldBarsXXX Program
Payment Structure: 50.1% RevShare
Payment Schedule: Weekly
Payment Methods: CCBill
Payment Minimum: $25 (CCBill)
Sites: 22 – Hover here to view them.
Hosted Galleries: YES
Type of Content: High Res Pics and HD Videos – MP4 and WMV.
Exclusive Content: YES
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: YES
Trials: $19.95/2 day
Cross Sales: None – 1, pre-checked
In addition to the hosted gallery RSS feeds mentioned above, the GoldBarsXXX program provides some of the more popular promotional tools, such as hosted blogs replete with their own promotional RSS feeds, content sets, and flash videos. Unfortunately, all of those appear to have stopped updating several years ago, though affiliates can still make use of the promotional content that was added before that time.
Oddly enough, it would appear as if the members area content for at least some of the sites continue to be updated. This is particularly encouraging since members who join any of the ladyboy sites get access to the rest of the ladyboy network. Therefore, there is at least some reason for referred members to renew their memberships past their initial joins. It would be nice if the updating content for those sites were reflected in the promotional tool offerings for affiliates to better promote the program, though.
Some affiliates will be pleased to note that GoldBarsXXX is a CCBill program, meaning that they employ the third party program of CCBill to track visitors, collect membership monies, and disburse affiliate earnings. In addition to the added trust afforded to programs that voluntarily remove themselves from any direct influence over stats and affiliate payments, CCBill offers additional benefits to affiliates as well, such as the ability to promote multiple programs from a single account and receive all of those programs earnings in weekly lump sum payments. However, since CCBill tracking is accomplished entirely by cookies and no hard coded links, we customarily encourage affiliates to link primarily to galleries and/or make use of nofollow tag attributes when linking directly to the sites.
Overall, we are of mixed opinion regarding the GoldBarsXXX adult affiliate program. Though the content is of suitable high quality, the lack of promotional tool updates will likely be a stumbling block to many potential affiliates.