IndieBucks is a modest sized adult affiliate program with thirty-one sites in the gay niche. Best of all, those thirty-one sites are of particular high quality, continue to update, and come with a plethora of high quality tools to assist affiliates in their promotion. It should also be noted that this program is continuing to expand, having added quite a few sites to their roster since our initial review. In that time, they have also introduced morphing feeds – a favorite promotional tool among blogging affiliates. Although their site lineup may not be as extensive as some other gay niche affiliate programs, IndieBucks is packing where it counts! [Review updated 01/17/2020]
About the IndieBucks Program
Payment Structure: 60% RevShare, $30 PPS
Payment Schedule: Biweekly
Payment Methods: Check, Paxum, and Wire.
Payment Minimum: $10
Sites: 36 – Hover here to view them.
Hosted Galleries: YES
Type of Content: Pics and HD Videos – Flash, MP4, and WMV.
Exclusive Content: YES
RSS Feeds: YES
Morphing Feeds: YES
Tube Clips: YES
Content and Hosting: Content YES, hosting NO.
Hosted TGP/MGP: NO
Hosted POTD/VOTD: NO
Trials: $1.95 / 3 days
Cross Sales: 1, pre-checked.
Affiliates interested in IndieBucks’ morphing feeds indicated above should be advised that the entries link exclusively to the sites’ program tours and not to individual gallery or other scene updates. However, there are multiple feeds available of which affiliates may wish to make use. In addition to the morphing feeds are the NATS promotional tool feeds – which are mainly intended for webmasters to quickly grab the latest promotional tool updates, and content feeds – though only the feed for their flagship site, Blake Mason, appears to be fully realized as a plug-and-play promotional tool, the rest all link to a separate update site where affiliates can access content zip sets and scene description text. Affiliates should also note that while all of the sites do appear to update, the flagship Blake Mason site appears to update with considerably greater frequency than the rest.
Potential affiliates will be pleased to know that IndieBucks does not use any of the questionable, if not outright shady, indexing tricks employed by many other programs. By which we mean that affiliates will not find canonical links, noindex meta tags, or robots files which are often employed to direct search engines to only index those pages without affiliate IDs. Combined with the SEO efforts put into the galleries and sites alike, including not just unique titles and meta data, but generous use of good quality unique text as well, and IndieBucks is remarkably well suited for affiliate promotion.
With a decent sized list of sites that continues to grow, IndieBucks has all the hallmarks of one of the best adult affiliate programs. Every aspect of this program appears to have been designed with their affiliates in mind. Affiliates looking for a quality program with exclusive content in the gay niche, along with many of the more popular tools to assist in their promotion should certainly consider the IndieBucks program!