it's a thing we (me and techno-wizardess Jem) are trialling, it's supposedly unobtrusive (although am not QUITE sure about that, will have to tweak
) and it catches affiliate stuff. so if you, er, forget to get stuff from Amazon through the BLW link, for example, but do actually click on a link here, it still gives a kickback of some description to the site. minus the commission to skimlinks, of course.
we thought we'd give it a whirl for two reasons...
1. the cost of running the site has farking doubled in the last year. which is great, lots of hits etc, absolutely fab, welcome one and all, but it does mean that my laissez-faire approach to funding it Has To Stop.
2. Pinterest* use skimlinks, so that's good, hey?
*WOULD you believe that pinterest announced they'd stopped using it like... yesterday.
anyhoo. let's give it a whirl, i'm not sure if it will work or not. a lot of the new traffic is coming from the states, and i know for a fact that the 'murricans are not using the amazon link as it hasn't accumulated a red cent, so maybe this will pay the rent a bit?
it's one of them ones, at the end of the day... i'd rather not bork the place with hundreds of google adwords ads for mad baby stuff that we don't know whether is shite or not, at least this way it's using your own recommendations.
but we will see. if it's shite and we all hate it, it'll go. <dusts hands>