Reason(s) for removal: The EngineCash adult affiliate program is effectively closed due to an expired NATS license. Additional info: Allowing a NATS license to expire IS the exit strategy for a lot of programs, but sometimes it’s just an oversight. We’ll continue to check if the EngineCash program returns, but we have our doubts.
While the EngineCash adult affiliate program has some high quality sites and content, it will not necessarily appeal to all adult affiliates. This is because the content is primarily a fairly even split between the gay and mature niches, with a few other niche sites thrown in for good measure. Incidentally, the “foooki” niche sites are a fairly recent addition, and the mature niche sites were added en masse before that. Furthermore, the EngineCash content possesses that distinctly European (Russian we suspect) flair for vibrant decor, not to mention pushing-the-envelope hardcore. Although some of the sites advertise weekly updates, the promotional content available to affiliates is not updated anywhere remotely near weekly. In fact, it has now been well over a year since any new promotional items were added, despite the addition of the seven niche “foooki” sites.
About the EngineCash Program
Payment Structure: 60-70% RevShare, $25-40 PPS
Payment Schedule: Biweekly
Payment Methods: Check, Paxum
Payment Minimum: $100
Sites: 37 – Hover here to view them.
Hosted Galleries: YES
Type of Content: High Res Pics and HD Videos – Flash, MP4, and WMV.
Exclusive Content: YES
RSS Feeds: NO
Morphing Feeds: NO
Tube Clips: YES
Content and Hosting: ???
Hosted TGP/MGP: NO
Hosted POTD/VOTD: NO
Trials: $4.95/3 day
Cross Sales: None
While the high quality niche content is superb, the long hiatuses between promotional tool updates does give cause for concern. Additionally, when we first reviewed the EngineCash program they offered RSS feeds, though those likewise had gone without updates for quite some time. Unfortunately, things have only gotten worse in this regard, and each of the feeds returns a 404 error. Again, the long breaks between updates may be partly explained by their devoting their efforts to expand their site lineup. Considering the relative newness of the program, however, there is no indication that this will not become the rule, as opposed to the exception.
Affiliates should be pleased to note that the EngineCash sites are devoid of the shady indexing tricks some affiliate programs use to boost their own rankings in search engines at the expense of their affiliates. In other words, affiliates will not find canonical links, noindex meta tags, or robots.txt files that might otherwise be used to instruct the search engines to only index those pages not containing affiliate identifiers. Without said practices, affiliates have a passing chance of getting their own pages indexed. However, affiliates may be interested to also know that the programs gay sites do contain footer links to their own gay tube site.
In summary, affiliates looking for high quality exclusive content in the gay and mature niches might consider taking a look at the EngineCash adult affiliate program. However, if a frequent and consistent update schedule is important to you, you may want to pass on this program, at least for the time being.