Village-Voice-Media-owned Backpage.com has been able to temporarily halt the enforcement of Washington State Senate Bill 6251, thanks to a July 27 decision in U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, in Seattle. The legislation attempts to hold the free-classified site responsible f
Traffic to U.S. websites that publish escort and body-rub ads hit a record in March, while five of those sites sold at least $3.2 million in online prostitution ads during the month.
March revenue from online prostitution ads increased 2 percent from the previous month and 8.6 percent from March 2011, according to estimates by the AIM Group, and it was just $60,000 short of the record set in Janu
Online prostitution advertising generated at least $3.1 million in revenue in February on five U.S. websites, an increase of 9.8 percent compared with the same month last year, but a drop of 3.8 percent from a record high in January.
Nearly 80 percent of the revenue was attributed to Backpage.com, which generated at least $2.5 million from the sale of online ads for escorts and body rubs in 23 U.
Thanks to price hikes, Backpage.com increased its prostitution advertising revenue by 25.6 percent in December to $2.6 million, up from $2.1 million in November, and set a monthly revenue record.
Revenue growth at Backpage led to a record-setting performance for combined revenue at five websites carrying escort and body-rub services in 23 U.S. cities. The five sites generated an esti
November revenue from prostitution advertising in 23 U.S. cities increased 18.7 percent to $3 million compared with the same month in 2010, but the total was down 3.1 percent compared with the previous month.
Even Backpage.com, owned by Village Voice Media, saw a dip in escort and body-rub advertising in November to $2.1 million, down 1.6 percent from a record high $2.14 million in October, acco
Backpage.com, the classified advertising site owned by Village Voice Media, set new records in October for revenue from online prostitution advertising and for the number of prostitution ads on its site.
Ads on Backpage for escort services and body rubs -– both euphemisms for prostitution -- generated at least $2.1 million in October, according to the AIM Group. That’s 3.8 percent hi
Monthly revenue from online prostitution advertising in the U.S. dipped 2.9 percent in September to $2.95 million compared to $3 million the previous month, based on analysis of five leading websites that publish sex-for-sale listings.
At the same time, the number of listings tracked on those sites plus two others was 224,000, roughly flat compared with August listings. The number of unique visit
Clergy vs. Backpage has stepped clearly into the public eye with yesterday's full page ad in the print version of The New York Times. The advertisement, paid for by a new coalition of 36 multifaith religious leaders, called on Backpage owner Village Voice Media to stop accepting adult services ads. The group of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Humanists and other denomination clergy published the
Backpage.com generated $2.1 million in revenue from online prostitution advertising in August, a 50 percent increase from the $1.4 million it generated in the same month in 2010, according to AIM Group estimates. The August revenue, however, was off about 1 percent from July. It’s just the third time monthly escort-advertising revenue dipped in the 12 months since online classifieds pow
By Mark A. Whittaker
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (Sept. 6, 2011) – In the year since Craigslist eliminated ads for prostitution from its sites in the U.S., the amount spent on online prostitution advertising in the U.S. has been reduced by more than 50 percent, research by the AIM Group shows.
Total online revenue generated by prostitution advertising tallied by the AIM Group from S