Reason(s) for removal: The Smartbucks adult affiliate program appears to have closed without notice. Additional info: The Smartbucks program tour now redirects to the HustlerCash program. Affiliates should remove their links and other promotional items for this now defunct program.
Smartbucks, AKA Igallery, is a very attractive adult affiliate program that may prove to be one of the best for HD video content. It should be noted that while there are beautiful high resolution photo galleries for use in promotion, the sites themselves are all about the HD videos. The 22 sites cover the most popular niches such as Asians, amateurs, big boobs and lesbians. While the sites do update, the update schedule is sporadic at best – averaging out around 1 update a month per site. While the infrequent updates may be enough to prevent many affiliates from promoting this program, the HD videos make a strong case for quality trumping quantity.
About the Smartbucks Program
Payment Structure: 60% RevShare, $35 PPS
Payment Schedule: Biweekly
Payment Methods: Check, Paxum, Wire
Payment Minimum: $50
Sites: 22 – Hover here to view them.
Hosted Galleries: YES
Type of Content: HD Videos – Flash, MPEG-4, WMV
Exclusive Content: YES
RSS Feeds: YES
Morphing Feeds: YES
FLV Tube Clips: YES
Free Content and Hosting: YES
Hosted TGP/MGP: NO
Hosted POTD/VOTD: NO
Free Trials: NO
Cross Sales: None
While the Smartbucks adult affiliate program does offer affiliates the tools listed above, it should be noted that they available for all of the sites in the program. For instance, only 10 sites have morphing feeds and 5 have mobile tours. Since only 10 sites have morphing feeds, affiliates will need to come up with their own scene descriptions when they promote the rest of the sites – a task made more difficult by a complete lack of any unique text on them.
I am pleased to say that the Smartbucks adult affiliate program does not use any of the sneaky tricks used by many programs these days, such as nofollow meta tags, robots files or canonical links to prompt inclusion of the ‘house’ pages over those of the affiliates. It should also be noted that once visitors land on the sites they are tracked by cookies, so any deep links to interior pages of the larger tube-style sites will need to be created by the affiliate. Keep in mind that when affiliates modify linking codes from those provided, there is no guarantee that the program will not change their linking structure at some point resulting in the created links used by the affiliates being broken. All in all, Smartbucks is a very good adult affiliate program. They would only need to provide more frequent updates and/or unique text scene descriptions in the galleries to be considered one of the best adult affiliate programs.