Our paid advertising experiences

In the past two weeks we have tried paid advertising with one shop of shopmaker.com. Advertising is a tedious thing to be sustainable. So you could, for example, continuously invest 10% or 20% of the profits of your own shops from the previous month in paid advertising.

As you might have heard, Google has announced a couple of months ago, to no longer accept advertising for adult content. Therefore, we have been looking for another advertising partner and found JuicyAds (www.juicyads.com).

JuicyAds is easy to use and you can increase traffic to your own sites with a small budget.

Here you can see the significant increase in visitor numbers after the start of the Pay-Per-Click campaign on July 31:stats

At JuicyAds you can select the countries in which the own banners will be shown, determine the maximum daily budget and set the maximum amount per click. After tinkering with different banners, target countries and Pay-Per-Click sums, we have achieved the most clicks with only 1.5 cents per click.

Here is an impression of the JuicyAds user interface, e.g. to select the target countries, together with statistics of the clicks per countries of the last 48 hours. So, if you have a strong user base in – let’s say – Germany already, you could exclude Germany from your campaign to get customers from other countries specifically.juicyads

If you have questions about JuicyAds or need assistance in setting up a campaign, please notify us.

You definitely need some banners, including at least one in the size of 728×90 pixels. More banners in other sizes cannot hurt, because they lead to more clicks.

New: Promote payment plans

When adding payment plans you are now able to set a promo flag:

Promoted payment plan

Promoted payment plan


This payment plan is only visible for clients coming to your site via a special promo link. You can use this link e.g. in emails:
The client has to enter the promotion code

The client has to enter the promotion code

This is a feature request by der-schwarze-dorn.com and sadistenzirkel.com.

Some minor changes made in the last days

We made some minor changes to shopmaker.com in the last days. This post will inform you:

  • Refactoring of the join site: The join to your site is now possible in two steps instead of three.
    Chose username and payment plan in one step

    Chose username and payment plan in one step

  • Benefits: We will now tell your clients why exactly they should join your site 🙂 Check your join page to see the details:
    The benefits

    The benefits

  • Redirect from /join to /clients/new We made this so you have cleaner statistics in piwik. In the past they often got mixed up

We just enabled Sofortüberweisung for all shops

Sofortueberweisung In case your shop was not able to process payments with Sofortüberweisung we just enabled it.
Sofortueberweisung is a payment processor available for all clients in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland. It is a wire transfer activated from your home computer.
If you don’t want to sell your content via Sofortueberweisung you can disable it in the merchant interface!

DIRECTebanking.com allows you to directly and automatically trigger a credit transfer during your online purchase with your online banking information. A transfer order is instantly confirmed to merchant allowing an instant delivery of goods and services.

DIRECTebanking.com has been certified by the largest German quality and security institute, the TÜV, according to best-practice data privacy standards. There is no need for an additional registration or a credit card. It works simply, secure and fast with your online banking account.

New meta information added to the shops

We just added some more meta information to the shops. To point out our credibility we added icons of accepted payment methods like VISA, Mastercard, paysafecard or Sofortueberweisung.de. To protect children we added links to different children protection systems Cyber Patrol, Safesurf, NetNanny and CyberSitter:

Meta information in the footer of a shop

Meta information in the footer of a shop

Another possibility is to add ICRA to your shop. See this howto to get started!

We also added some more information about paysafecard (“What is a paysafecard?, “Where to buy a paysafecard?”, “How to use a paysafecard?”) when joining:

More information

More information

This is a feature request by hornyvibes.com and adeleschwarz.com.

Count hidden collections in the sum on the startpage (“Now serving …”)

Instead of minimizing the amount of your content when you hide collections from people just passing by, you can now show your real potential 🙂

You have some collections hidden...

You have some collections hidden...

So first it shows this...

So first it shows this...

But then you enable this in the options...

But then you enable this in the options...

And now it shows this...

And now it shows this...

Pay attention: You will only see this if you are not logged in to the system since logged in users always see the complete collections!
This is a feature request by juliettesabductions.com.