I got approached by the folks over at Wikinvest a while ago to add them to Canadian Personal Finance Opinions, and I wasn’t sure it was a good fit. Still, I decided to go ahead with the system, and boy am I glad I did. The amount of new traffic and new links have given me 20% growth in my readership, and it continues to grow. I have also been able to integrate their embedded graphics stuff to show off financial numbers, so it is beneficial to me, and I would highly recommend using them if you are a Financial site.
I have been having many problems with Dreamhost this week. My server crashed twice and put my site(s) offline for over 6 hours during my peak times. I have complained to Dreamhost, but I think I will be more formal when (and if) I decide to re-subscribe with them for the new year.
I have also been fiddling with my side advertising blocks to see if I can generate any income from them because I have made Zero from them and am starting to think that this is just a “fool’s game” when it comes to this kind of advertising.
Finally, Kontera upset me when I saw that their links appeared on this site. However, they are not giving me any credit for it. I have sent them a reasonably nasty note asking what the problem is since I have copied their code into this site’s template, and since the links are showing up, the problem is most likely at their end (and they are not counting). Stay tuned. Those links may disappear soon as well (since I am making pretty much nothing from them).