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What TGP2 Can Do For You

by Cyndalie of AdultChamber

Could it be true? The once despised TGP traffic concept, hated by webmasters and web hosts alike as bandwidth eating trash traffic magnets, could recover some redeeming qualities in itís new metamorphosized state, the TGP2?

What began as a simple concept with very clear and outlined objectives is now mushrooming into an industry wide revolution of converted webmasters.† Converting webmasters?† Well, thatís what it seems to take; a shift of gears, a change in the mode of thinking that free converts and hardcore equals signups.

I have been keeping my eye on the TGP2 concept since itís inception in July and August of this year.  As proof that boards can breed good ideas, this one took off with a bang!  Colin Delia, Director of (an Insite Adult program), has proven to be a very strong, opportune, and intelligent webmaster who has stepped in as a leader and advocates the TGP2 movement from, and to name a few.   Colin has been the adult industryís guide through the development and growth of TGP2 and has been working hard to educate webmasters, hosting seminars at AdultDex and CyberNet, as well as helping to develop and/or find tools, sponsors, and programs to make TGP2 a success. Other webmasters who have helped to develop and support the TGP2 movement are Harvey of and Wolfshade of, two very excellent resource sites, and the sources for much of the information provided here.

Do You TGP2?

A TGP2 gallery is a thumbnail gallery post that contains a limited number of clickable (to full sized) thumbnailed images, usually no more than 5, with a few additional thumbnails that are not clickable to offer the surfer a teaser/preview of what the site being promoted has to offer.† To maintain the integrity of the TGP2 concept, incoming and outgoing links to the gallery can only contain links to and from other TGP2 related web sites.† The idea is to increase the quality of the adult surfer experience, to decrease the amount of free porn available on the Internet, in some cases to decrease the amount of free hardcore porn on the ĎNet to increase child protection, and to help increase signup conversion ratios with lower bandwidth bills... in essence to make adult webmasters more money!

So letís see, the limited number of clickable thumbnails lowers bandwidth bills because you are lowing the number of (free) full size image downloads, decreases the amount of money spent on content for TGP galleries, and limits the surfers accessibility to free porn from your site.

Some TGP2 galleries are taking the concept even farther.† There is a theory out there that the free content that we, adult webmasters, provide on the Internet as "teasers", are a little too effective.† Meaning that we are not leaving much up to the imagination, so there is no curiosity to keep the surfer captivated, wanting to see more.† So some TGP2 Posts will not accept gallery pages that contain "hardcore" images.

In addition to increasing hit to signup ratioís, the legal implications of so much free hardcore porn available on the Internet is an increasing concern for adult site owners.† As pointed out by Connor Young in his article "What is TGP2?" (Published in The Adult Webmaster), "It also canít be ignored that placing large amounts of free hardcore in environments that have not been screened for age is only asking for trouble - lawyers who represent Adult Industry clients believe that webmasters providing free hardcore make the most attractive target for Ashcroft and his federal anti-porn squad. A jury in an obscenity case will have less sympathy for a webmaster who made hardcore [porn] easily accessible to children."† As far as what is considered hardcore, read the rules before you submit a gallery and the answer will become clear and dependant upon the rules of each post.

There are ideas that arise out of the limitations of posting hardcore content.† Some webmasters are exploring censorship of their own images by "bleeping" out the "hot spots" of the images such as a "Join Today" over bare breasts or a simple [star] over vagina or penis displays.† Many webmasters hope that this voluntary censorship will help to increase the users temptation to join the site as well as demonstrate responsibility to protect children from "obscene" content.

Whatís the Fuss?

So why go through all the trouble just to save a few bucks?† Well if you are interested in making more money than maybe you should listen up.† Traffic within the network of TGP2 sites is dramatically increasing every month.† According to Paul at, the TGP2 sites they are monitoring are pushing well over 200,000 unique visitors per day as of October 31,2001.† About 90-95% of all TGP2 sites are monitored by

So what about traffic? Already have traffic?† The point here is that itís not the quantity, itís the quality!† TGP2 sites are experiencing higher conversions to their own sites as well as higher click thru to signup ratios with sponsor sites.†† Why?† Well, the TGP2 concept is built on more than simply saving webmasters money; it is designed to increase revenue to webmasters and sponsors alike.

The appeal of fewer free pictures and a more softcore approach to the content that is free, encourages the surfer to take that step to join and find out whatís inside.† TGP posters and webmasters are saying that their conversions are picking up.† Whether it is free porn that is the culprit for low sales this year, or a stale marketing approach, the adult Internet industry is dying for new methodologies, concepts, appeals, and strategies.†† They days of "Click Here for Free Porn" are gone along with "One Week Free Trials".† With webmasters perpetually digging into the same barrel for ideas, somethingís got to give.

The TGP2 movement will not eliminate free porn on the net but it definitely will enhance the experience for the surfer with fewer pop-upís and consoles, less bouncing around, and finally give the surfer a chance to enjoy what the adult internet has to offer rather than bombarding him/her with repetitive and faceless smut. Give them something to join for.† Try a new approach to the business as old as time.

There is now a wide array of TGP2 tools on the Internet to help you get started.
You can find TGP2 posts to submit to, gallery makers, automated submitters, free TGP2 hosts, top lists and more at!

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