Reason(s) for removal: It appears as if the HDPays adult affiliate program has closed without notice. Additional info: The program and all of its sites are now being redirected.
At one time HDPays was a high quality adult affiliate program, with many affiliates ranking it as one of the best, however that time has long passed. While the sites and promotional tools are very attractive, nothing new has been added in quite some time – we’re talking years. This important fact is obfuscated by the galleries and other promotional tools not having dates of when they were added. Although the RSS feeds do continue to update, and look awesome to boot, those updates are actually recycled entries re-posted verbatim, sometimes as frequently as once every month. While some affiliates may still find the high quality sites and content of some use, most affiliates looking for recent and ongoing updates will likely wish to skip this one and not look back.
About the HDPays Program
Payment Structure: 50% RevShare
Payment Schedule: Biweekly
Payment Methods: Check, Wire
Payment Minimum: $50
Sites: 7 – Hover here to view them.
Hosted Galleries: YES
Type of Content: High Res Pics and HD Videos – Flash, MOV, 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: NO
Free Trials: NO
Cross Sales: None
The seven HDPays sites do not follow any one theme, other than offering high resolution pics and HD videos. While that was undoubtedly a selling point when the program was initially launched, these days HD content is more the norm than the exception. However, the seven HD sites do cover a range of adult niches that many affiliates are interested in – from straight to lesbian to tranny content.
While the galleries are attractive, it should be noted that they lack any degree of unique text. However, fairly lengthy scene descriptions are provided separately, and as there are no new updates being added, most episodes with lengthy scene descriptions can be found on their corresponding sites.
Somewhat surprisingly, there are no shady mechanisms in place to limit affiliates rankings in search engines – not that it much matters. At one time, the same owners of the program, in addition to owning ARS, also offered a free blog host which used robots files to prevent indexing of the individual blogs in the search engines while simultaneously promoting their other web properties.
While the HDPays sites, content, and promotional tools are all of high quality, unfortunately they are no longer updating. In other words, what is already present is all affiliates will have to work with, and that is unlikely to change. Affiliates looking for quality exclusive content may still be interested in the HDPays program, provided that ongoing updates are not a deal-breaker.