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Removing extreme niche content to improve sales by reaching a different audience is ... ?

Type: General

Submitted by LPee23 (16)
Bad: Risks losing your base 13% 2 Votes
Bad: Damages your product 7% 1 Votes
Okay: Might improve sales 0% 0 Votes
Good; I don't like extreme 13% 2 Votes
Both #1 and #2 53% 8 Votes
Other (please explain) 13% 2 Votes

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15 Votes Total

Jun 9, 2014

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Jay G (65) Removing anything is like a fisherman removing lures. Do you get more fish by removing lures?
06-09-14  12:27am

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Capn (28) Depends on the content.

Extreme is a matter of perception.
There are some niches I find distasteful that I regard as extreme that others might find mainstream.

06-09-14  10:56am

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Wittyguy (95) My thought is that if you chose to go extreme to start and are finding that the $$ aren't coming easy then trying to dilute it would just piss off your regulars and probably still turn off more main stream types. Best scenario, add different content to a new site and make it part of a network.
06-09-14  01:07pm

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LPee23 (16) I knew someone would ask for extreme to be clarified. It's deliberately subjective here, just answer based on what it means to you. This poll was inspired by Acworth saying that he may remove some of the more "extreme" lines on Kink.com to improve sales by reaching a more mainstream audience without clarifying what extreme means. It is open to your interpretation.

I answered both 1 and 2. If the reason for this is to improve sales, I don't think it will work.

06-09-14  02:58pm

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pat362 (371) The only site that I'm aware doing that is Brazzer but the story is that they didn't have a choice. I have never heard of any site doing that on purpose to see what would happen probably because it's a really bad idea.
06-09-14  06:26pm

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LPee23 (16) I can add a few to the list besides Brazzers:
JustinesBedroom.com - forced to do so
HelenVolga.com - reasons unknown

One other site I can think of too, but I won't call them out on it, because they were really cool about it. They actually waived copyright so that I could get it from one of their previous members.

06-09-14  08:05pm

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jberryl69 (Disabled) Not sure actually, but if the extreme is only a small portion of your offerings and you have done your due diligence regarding what your customers want (& don't want) then sure - give it a try. But it seems odd, in the world of porn, that if something offends you don't look. As a consumer, if you belong to a site you enjoy but are offended by niche offerings and would leave the site because of it, that just seems small - honestly I cannot believe that happens very often - certainly not enough to really impact a site. #1 & #2 seem to be a bogus assumption, because the bottom line of any business is to make money.

Evil Angel is a good example with their tranny movies. Only look at what you like.

Are you sure this isn't a trick question?

06-10-14  07:06am

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LPee23 (16) REPLY TO #7 - jberryl69 :

It's not a trick question, but the vagueness makes it hard to answer, especially if you put a lot of thought into it.

To clear one thing up, it's all about the bottom line. If you choose #1 or #2 it should be because you think that losing your base or damaging your product will hurt your bottom line.

06-10-14  03:42pm

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jberryl69 (Disabled) REPLY TO #8 - LPee23 :

lol - I knew it really wasn't a trick question, it just turned into one. But look at the conflict of 1 & 2 - how can it be bad if you make more money with that strategy? One would be remiss if a survey of customers isn't done first.

I once worked for an trust attorney who's price for a trust was constantly keeping us in the weeds. My suggestion was to raise the price by 50% and if we lost 50% of the business (which was not going to happen - we lost 1/3 of the number we normally did) we'd break even but work less. In the actual case we got more money for less work. Now I know it's not the same thing exactly but if you putting a strategy in place (and true it might not work unless you tried it) to make more money let the suckers leave.

Netflix did this when they broke out their DVD & Streaming business into the same cost for each as the cost for both was. They lost my business but obviously their business has grown.

06-11-14  04:36pm

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LPee23 (16) REPLY TO #9 - jberryl69 :

"Netflix did this when they broke out their DVD & Streaming business into the same cost for each as the cost for both was. They lost my business but obviously their business has grown."

Nice! They lost my business at exactly this point too!

06-11-14  05:20pm

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martinlongbow (0) brazzers lost me when they removed PSP
06-12-14  04:19pm

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