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Things Are Going to Get Messy….

...but not in a financial sense - well, no more messy than they already are. It's time for a design update at Investor Trader. It's time for something a little less cluttered and a little cleaner. So please excuse the mess for the next 48 hours as we sand her back back, giver her a re-spray and a bit of a buff and polish. If links don't work or things disappear, please accept our apologies in advance, they should re-appear in time. Thanks for your patience and your continued support. We really appreciate it.  ...

Personal Share Portfolio Tracker

Share Portfolio Tracker, Equity Portfolio Widget, Stock Market Price Gadget, Share Market Portfolio Plugin? After days of painstaking struggle I still haven't come up with a cool name for the code I've written. I know what it does though! It allows our readers to track their own portfolios on their own websites and it looks a little like what we've got going on over there to the right. Basically, you fill in a form online with a few details about which shares you have in your portfolio (or shares that you'd like to track), hit a button and viola, your personalised code...

Web promotion, It’s been a while….

A big part of attempting to make a buck from a website (in our case, to invest it and turn into a cool mill) is figuring out how to drive traffic there to begin with. I've had my fair share of luck in the past with web promotion (I run a handful of travel-related sites that together, bring in two million odd visitors each year - and I do mean odd) but I'm yet to bring that sort of success to a blog. To be fair, a couple of the larger sites have been around since 2001 and the search engines...

Investor Trader Gets a Face

Investor Trader has a face - well a logo and header at any rate - and that face has whiskers! After flying logo-less for our first two weeks, today Investor Trader unveiled it's new look and we're pretty bloomin' happy. Working from the concept: "mangy stray to financial cat fat", Cat (that's here real name) MacInnes came up with the feline evolution image that now graces the header of Investor Trader. You can check out more of Cat's fantabulous illustrations at www.catmacinnes.com....

Setting Up for Online Earnings

While the London Markets take a well-earned breather for the May Day long weekend, I've been hard at work adding content, earning potential and setting up a few social media connections to Investor Trader in an attempt to jump start this little project. I've kicked things off with a couple of online earners - Google Adsense and ADVFN - an investment portal that offers, amongst a range of financial services, the Holy Grail of the online investor, free real-time London share prices. The portfolio page now tracks market data (on a 15 minute delay) so we can all see the value of...