The second largest generalist classified site of France VivaStreet has closed down its escort section to prevent "abuse" by "some users." This happened in the aftermath of the May 30 launch of investigation into its prostitution activity by Paris prosecutor’s office.
Thanks to a rate increase of almost 250 percent in some cases, Backpage.com generated a 55 percent increase in revenue in February from online prostitution advertising in 23 U.S. cities.
It was the second time in four months that Backpage, the nation’s leading publisher of online prostitution advertising, raised rates. The most recent increases came mainly in the cost to repost ads automaticall
Listings on Backpage.com for escorts and body rubs hit a two-year low in December, down almost one-third from the figures just a year earlier, according to the AIM Group. And revenue from ads for escorts and body rubs on Backpage.com declined 7 percent despite price increases averaging 40 percent that took effect in November.
An AIM Group tally showed 69,055 listings for escorts and body rubs o
Revenue from online prostitution advertising on five websites tracked by the AIM Group dropped to $2.8 million in October, reaching its lowest point since December 2010 and resuming a decline that started in April this year.
Revenue from the sale of escort ads and body-rub ads, both euphemisms for prostitution, peaked in April 2012 at $3.3 million, according to conservative estimates by the AIM
Online prostitution advertising on five tracked websites generated at least $37.3 million during the last 12 months, but that’s still less than the estimated $44.6 million a year that Craigslist was making before it stopped selling adult services ads two years ago.
Backpage.com generated $29.1 million from the sale of ads for escorts and body rubs from October 2011 to September 2012, according
Online prostitution advertising generated a projected $19.1 million in revenue on five websites during the first six months of 2012, an increase of 7.8 percent compared to $17.7 million generated in the first half of 2011.
Most of the revenue from online prostitution ads is captured by Backpage.com, a general classified advertising website owned by Village Voice Media. In the first half of this
Estimated online prostitution-advertising revenue on five U.S. websites declined 4 percent to $3.2 million in May compared with the previous month.
Backpage.com, which accounted for 78 percent of the May total, saw a drop of 3.9 percent in revenue from online escort and body-rub ads in 23 U.S. cities, to $2.5 million, down from $2.6 million in April, according to estimates by the AIM Group.
Online prostitution-advertising revenue totaled $3.3 million on five U.S. websites in April, setting a monthly record as the highest total since Craigslist its adult services section .
April’s total was 3.2 percent higher than March, 12.6 percent higher th
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.