With the closure of their long-running Pink Visual Pass site, it appears that the TopBucks program has closed for good.
At one time TopBucks was one of the best adult affiliate programs around. In addition to their impressive list of high quality adult sites in pretty much every niche you could think of, as well as having a versatile abundance of tools to promote them, they endeavored to stay ahead of the curve with cutting edge technology – especially in the ever-changing mobile arena. Furthermore, the TopBucks program updated with frequently added galleries and tube clips, updated RSS feeds, and fairly regular launches of brand new sites. Best of all, this was one adult affiliate program that had established a sterling reputation for themselves by continually taking especially good care of their affiliates! Sadly, those days are long gone.
About the TopBucks Program
Payment Structure: 60% Revshare, $25-42 PPS
Payment Schedule: Monthly
Payment Methods: Check, FedEx, Paxum, and Wire.
Payment Minimum: $100
Sites: 137 – hover here to view them.
Hosted Galleries: YES
Type of Content: Pics and Videos – Flash, MPEG, and WMV.
Exclusive Content: YES
RSS Feeds: YES
Morphing Feeds: NO
Tube Clips: YES
Content and Hosting: YES
Hosted TGP/MGP: YES
Hosted POTD/VOTD: NO
Trials: $1.95/3 day
Cross Sales: 2, pre-checked.
In addition to what other webmasters said about them, a good gauge for measuring the quality of an adult affiliate program is their response to emails. In that regard, the team behind TopBucks has always been fast and responsive. Whether it be quickly responding to emails sent with questions or concerns, or gladly providing affiliates with custom ad tools by request, their affiliate support was above reproach. Even on the more bitchy adult forums it was unlikely you would find a single negative comment about this quality program.
As mentioned above, TopBucks offers a staggering list of high quality adult sites to promote – at least touching on every niche you can think of. Not one to rest on their laurels, they regularly added to that list as well. However, some under-performing sites do get deprecated from time to time, but rather than capitalize on long forgotten orphaned links for themselves, those sites typically redirect to a similar niche site offered by the program, with the affiliates ID carrying over intact!
While the TopBucks program is above reproach in just about every other aspect, affiliates should take note that most, but not all, of the sites do contain canonical links. For those not familiar with canonical links, they are essentially instructions to search engines saying that a given page is an identical copy of another and for the search engines to index the original page – one without the affiliates ID, over that of the affiliate. In order to maximize their promotional efforts as well as conserve whatever ‘link-juice’ they might have, affiliates might consider primarily linking to the galleries for those sites that contain canonical links, and/or consider adding nofollow rel tags should they link directly to said sites.
With something to offer nearly every affiliate – no matter what niche they are promoting, as well as their solid reputation for fair dealings, TopBucks was one of those ‘must-have’ adult affiliate programs. While most of the TopBucks sites and tools are still functional, for the most part their glory days are behind them. Still, there are some great niche sites and content for affiliates to promote.