You could say that the IHeartBucks adult affiliate program has closed without notice. You could also say they are up to SOME SHADY ASS SHIT! The IHeartBucks program’s CCBill links redirect to their new program, PantherCASH, which uses a different program ID. In other words, affiliates who think they are promoting the IHeartBucks sites are actually sending traffic to that new program and getting nothing in return. Also, most of the IHeartBucks sites are still up and running, but since the affiliate links are redirecting surfers the only way to get to those sites is to navigate there directly, effectively eliminating affiliates from their promotion.
IHeartBucks is a CCBill program with a relatively small list of high quality sites. Primarily, the sites fall in the featured girl niche, though there is also a more general site with multiple models and exclusive content covering a range of adult niches. It is worth noting that unlike many featured girl sites, the content in these is not limited exclusively to stripping, posing, and solo play, but includes a bit of girl/girl and boy/girl content as well. Unfortunately, while the girls are beautiful and the quality of the exclusive content is high, affiliates will still likely find this program to be a more difficult sell as there are not too many promotional tool options available and updates appear to have stopped quite some time ago.
About the IHeartBucks Program
Payment Structure: 50% RevShare
Payment Schedule: Weekly
Payment Methods: CCBill
Payment Minimum: $25 (CCBill)
Sites: 6 – 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: NO
Hosted TGP/MGP: NO
Hosted POTD/VOTD: YES
Cross Sales: None
As mentioned, the IHeartBucks adult affiliate program does not have too many of the more highly sought after promotional tools. In addition to having hosted galleries, tube clips, and POTD’s (Photos Of The Day), they also offer banners of course, and page peel scripts, but that’s about it. There is also a section for downloading content for those affiliates who prefer to build and host their own galleries, but it is not immediately accessible and interested affiliates will need to request a username and password in order to access it. Still, this option is worth consideration as the hosted galleries are devoid of any unique text or other SEO efforts save for their unique titles, which can unfortunately be said of the sites as well.
Fortunately, IHeartBucks is a CCBill program. Since one advantage that CCBill affords affiliates is the ability to group disparate programs into a single account and thereby receive all of their payouts in one, affiliates who are interested in promoting the IHeartBucks sites but concerned about struggling to meet the minimum need not worry. So long as affiliates earnings across all of their linked CCBill programs meet the extremely low minimum, affiliates will receive their total earnings regardless of how much or how little came from each individual program.
It’s a shame the IHeartBucks program stopped updating as their exclusive high quality content is very attractive. So much so, in fact, that affiliates still stand a fair chance of generating some sales. However, potential IHeartBucks affiliates should bear in mind that further updates are rather unlikely, and very little in terms of promotional copy is provided.