The StarCash adult affiliate program has eighteen sites of average quality covering a range of adult niches, several of which are markedly underdeveloped. Perhaps that is why so many adult webmaster resources list the program as one of the best. Though, with fairly ubiquitous non-exclusive content, limited promotional tools, and no new updates added in the better part of a year at least, most affiliates may want to give this program a pass for the time being. However, those affiliates promoting the underdeveloped niches represented, where quality content is hard to find and there is not too much competition, may find the StarCash adult affiliate program beneficial despite its limitations.
About the program
Payment Structure: 60% RevShare, $25-30 PPS
Payment Schedule: Biweekly
Payment Methods: Check, Paxum, Wire
Payment Minimum: $100
Sites: 18 – Hover here to view them.
Hosted Galleries: YES
Type of Content: Pics and Videos – WMV
Exclusive Content: NO
RSS Feeds: NO
Morphing Feeds: NO
FLV Tube Clips: YES
Free Content and Hosting: Content YES, hosting MAYBE.
Hosted TGP/MGP: NO
Hosted POTD/VOTD: NO
Free Trials: NO
Cross Sales: None
There seems to be some ambiguity about when the last updates were added. The program tour page indicates that it was a little less than a year ago, but using the gallery exporter to dump everything added in the last year yields no results. Whatever the exact date may be, it is safe to say it was not anytime recent. Similarly, while the program tour indicates that free hosting is available, there is no link or any other mention of it inside the webmasters control panel. While that does not necessarily prove anything – it may be available on a by-request basis, it bears mentioning for those affiliates specifically looking for programs offering free hosting for galleries and what-not built with the programs free hosted content. I sent an email inquiring upon the matter, and will amend this review accordingly when I get a definitive response.
On a positive note, it appears as if the StarCash adult affiliate program bolsters its own sites updates with content feeds from the SilverCash adult affiliate program, thereby offering added value for retaining members. However, as that program has also quit updating but instead rotates its content, it is uncertain how much added value their content feeds offer.
Potential affiliates will also be pleased to note that the StarCash adult affiliate program does not employ the sneaky indexing tricks of using canonical links, noindex meta tags, or robots.txt files to block their affiliates’ pages from being indexed, while placing no such limitations on the ‘house’ pages. While not exactly a litmus test for complete trust, eschewing such shady practices does seem to add some credence to the programs integrity.
In summary, with content that is also used by countless other programs in addition to an apparent halt in updates, the StarCash adult affiliate program will probably not hold any lasting appeal to the average affiliate. However, those affiliates promoting the rather under-saturated niches with hard to find content represented may find this program to be of some use.