Are these the most popular sites there are?

Str8upgayporn has a list of 2021’s most popular gay porn site’s ranked by Alexa traffic. Do you guys think these are actually the most popular site’s there are is this more of a list of the sites which buy the most traffic?

What’s the link to the post?

It’s a interesting question.

Found it:

Ok so… it’s related to only membership sites making it more difficult to guess. Some of them make a lot of sense like Belami, others is more of a surprise.

At least it gives us a rough idea of numbers. had Alexa ranking of 62k and I don’t mind sharing that it in my case equals roughly 45-50k daily visitors / sessions.

That gives you an idea of amount of visitors to their sites. But that’s visitors and not members. So ok they might have a lot of visitors but does it mean they have a equal correlation in members? For example someone like Belami would have a lot more affiliate traffic than some of the others because it’s one of the sites that’s most promoted by affiliates.

Second, how well does a site convert. For example for me Belami converts very well while Titan no longer converts. Using Alexa ranking doesn’t actually show how many members a site might have. So while it’s got high amount of visitors it maybe got less active paying members than sites ranked lower.

Also, I would say Alexa ranking is not very accurate. My ranking for GayDemon used to be a lot higher, it went down when I lost traffic and but when the traffic came back the ranking stayed the same.

There’s a few I think might be inaccurate. Men åt Play might have been big a while back but at least going my numbers it should not be that highly ranked. Military classified is one I didn’t think would be that high but then again they have sold very well consistently. Similar with blackboyzaddiction, sells very well but I really didn’t think it would be at the rank it’s at.

So I don’t know… I don’t think it’s very accurate at all and personally I would have thought many of the sites actually have very similar numbers.


Thanks Bjorn. What would you say is the best way to get more traffic? Perhaps JuicyAds?

It won’t hurt to try but from what I know paying for traffic doesn’t work out very well.

Thinking about it, all those programs listed as the top sites also have fairly active affiliate programs. I would say the easiest way for you to gain more traffic would be by making the most of what you already have. Start sending out weekly newsletters to your existing affiliates, this will make it easier and more likely that affiliates will push your site. Most of us affiliates use content in one way or another to promote sites and send traffic. If we get a weekly newsletter with content in our inbox we’re much more likely to push your site. The harder it is to get promo content the less we will bother. You have a great site and really good content and I bet if it was easier to get promo content people would promote it more.

Something to consider when looking at a list like that is popularity or Alexa ranking does not necessarily correlate to a site’s success or profitability. I couldn’t tell you the last time I looked up our Alexa rankings. It simply doesn’t matter.

What does matter is that we’ve never had better conversion rates or profitability than we have with our site, despite having only a handful of affiliates and less traffic than some of our older sites used to receive.

This may not go over well with some here but we stopped accepting most new affiliates some time ago and terminated the relationship with non and underperformers. We now only accept new account requests on a case-by-case basis. It’s one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.

I find that Alexa is usually way off when it comes to traffic estimates. I agree with Bjorn that Alexa is not very accurate and I bet that this list would be very different when looking at the actual website stats.

A list based on SimilarWeb data would be much more reliable imo.

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I think that much relate a bit to content being more unique and rare. The more affiliates you have the more of your promo content will be posted and perhaps make it saturated. Good example even if they do perform very well is Belami, there’s so much of it out there as most affiliates promote them.

I guess it’s a matter of striking a good balance like you have.

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Just checked this out and RandyBlue being at #4 tells me this isn’t a reliable list and they’re using very flawed data to make this assumption.

I’d almost completely forgotten it still existed.
I haven’t dealt with them in years, haven’t seen an ad of theirs for even longer, none of my clients still promote them.

My site must have been number 51 :laughing:


Yes that very much makes it questionable. It’s not possible to promote the site, as far as I know its just a white label with web cams now.

Rankings like that may measure traffic and give insight to gross revenue, but there are some factors that cannot be measured from online data, like: What is the management structure? Are there good business controls in place, and steady performance of the working pieces of the business? Does the business model allow for changing market dynamics? Can management adapt and continue producing profitable entertainment? And a big one for online adult businesses: Does cocaine enter into the decision making of the owners or managers? Bonus question: How many strong performing adult businesses can you name that were brought down by owners’ cocaine consumption? :wink:

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I don’t think we’d be one of those few affiliates, but I applaud this decision.
Years of working in the affiliate industry have changed the 80/20 rule to more like 90/10.

Focus on real partners, develop those relationships.

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Unless the sites use certified metrics its all a guessing game, we easily half our Alexa when we have paid for certified ratings and putting a tracking pixel on our site. We dont do it anymore as alexa rank is a bit pointless in 2021, it used to be a ranking signal as well as a ranking signal for inflow links to your site… google got a bit smarter than this back in the Penguin / Panda 1 algorithm days.

What would you say are the best ways to increase traffic?

  • Affiliate traffic by offering newsletters with promo content preferably with both images and video + text (titles, names and short description)

  • SEO optimization but that can be tricky depending on what keywords you want to rank for.

  • Building a community, interacting with members and getting them to spread the word.

  • Social Media, which ever are available for you. Again slightly tricky for a adult site, really only Twitter that allows adult content.