Reason(s) for removal: Non payment; Seeming low webmaster interest. Additional info: The Adult Rated adult affiliate program is owned by the same folks as Vixeo. Until such time as payment for that programs outstanding balance is made, all affiliated programs will likewise be removed. Newer affiliated programs – that supposedly offer payment by check we might add, will not be included until a satisfactory resolution has been met. Additionally, either no referred webmasters have joined the Adult Rated adult affiliate program, webmasters joined but have made no sales, or the joins and sales are not being credited.
Adult Rated is a DVD download adult affiliate program. While we cannot say it is the best affiliate program of its kind, it is far from the worst – though it does have some significant issues adult affiliates will want to take into consideration. While it appears as if the members area content is still being updated, new content and galleries available to the affiliate seem to have stalled some time ago. Still there are thousands of DVDs, galleries, and gallery content to promote so that is only a significant issue if it’s only the latest updates you are interested in. Like most DVD download adult affiliate programs, the latest updates do not necessarily mean that the DVDs are new, just new to the site.
About the Adult Rated Program
Payment Structure: 50% RevShare
Payment Schedule: Biweekly
Payment Methods: Check, FedEx, Wire
Payment Minimum: $50
Sites: 1 – Adult Rated
Hosted Galleries: YES
Type of Content: Videos – Flash, MPEG, MP4, WMV
Exclusive Content: NO
RSS Feeds: NO
Morphing Feeds: NO
Tube Clips: NO
Content and Hosting: YES
Hosted TGP/MGP: NO
Hosted POTD/VOTD: NO
Cross Sales: None
We find Adult Rated to be a tough adult affiliate program for me to review on it’s own merits as it is so similar to Vixeo, another program by the folks behind AdultBouncer. Though similar, Adult Rated does have some considerable differences. For starters, this is a single site program without the capability to build your own white label. Second, the Adult Rated site relies on cookies not hard-links to track visitors, so if you wish to refer visitors to a specific page of the site you will want to append the link with your webmaster ID. On the positive side, however, Adult Rated offers more DVD categories than does its counterpart, and the galleries are considerably better offering text that varies based on what DVD the scene comes from.
We are also pleased to note that Adult Rated does not use canonical linking, nofollow tags or robots files that give the ‘house’ links more relevance in the search engines.