First off let me say yes there is a vote today, and with the update after this I’ll update the previous winner as well.
Alright with that being said, I’m going to conclude the final ad supported experiment much earlier than I said. There are a lot of factors to this (some of which I’ll save you), and in the end I believed truly that everybody wanted to be ad supported since it required so little of them. However I was wrong, oh man was I wrong. I’m going to throw out two numbers for you… The number of unique visitors from the month before we started the ad supported idea… 88,331 people. Now flash forward to just two months later… we had 60,570 people. That’s right, we lost 27,761 unique people a month… Almost a 3rd of the site’s total traffic. I’ll give that a moment to sink in…. And then add that I paid around $90 to have 300 more people sent here a day during that time. So even with 18,000 additional unique people, we still lost that many.
Now in order for ad supported to work, traffic must increase to make the ads pay more… And supposedly requiring people to only see the ads yet nothing else was supposed to do that. However with the exact opposite effect it’s clear that people for the most part that visit this site do not want that. And it’s clear that it has zero chance to succeed, so rather than continue doing that for the other 3 months I promised (and lose even more money). I’m going to apologize to those of you who had a Sexkey initially since I sort of turned my back on you. Which was wrong given that you’ve supported the site. And I’m also going to apologize to the handful of you who clicked the ads… Many of which I figure were probably the same people. You people are the reason we’re here, and deserve all that I can give you. Thanks for supporting us!
Going forward I’m just going to stick with Sexkey, in order to run the site I need 24 people to sign-up in a month. Which Sexkey has never failed to provide, and I’m just going to buy traffic to get new people. And as an additional penance for my poor choice to try ad supported that one last time… I’m going through the entire hentai section, and removing huge numbers of duplicates along with resorting. In fact I’ve been at it for a few days now, and along the way I’ve been building a public gallery that’s 1/3 of the members section. So the public will still have hundreds of thousands of images to look at, a definitely upgrade over the 21 updates they had before.
Anyway I’ll stop talking now, I have a huge amount of work ahead of me to build this massive public section, and restructure the site. I’ve already completed the members section, so if you have a Sexkey, or would like to get one the option is there. Otherwise I should have some portion of the public section up later today/early tomorrow.