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
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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
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At least one subpoena has been issued --- no one is saying how many, or to whom they were sent --- seeking information about “i
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