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If you can read this, the move to our new server must have worked

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Welcome, hopefully, to the new look Head for Points.

I write this, of course, a day or two in advance, not knowing if the move to our new server will work properly or not.  Perhaps no-one is reading this ….

The site certainly looks different.  I hope you find it OK.  At least we have a pretty logo.

In terms of content, absolutely nothing has changed.  All of the links across the top are the same, and all of the lists down the right hand side (Recent Posts, Categories, I Also Recommend etc) are still there.

There are two obvious changes.

Firstly, there are three advertising boxes on the right hand side.  I have designed these to be as unobtrusive as possible.  At the moment, they are pulling in ads from Google Adsense (it is possible that you may just see blank spaces for now whilst Google analyses the site).  However, I hope to replace this with advertising from an agency in the medium term.  No-one ever got rich by running Adsense, but it will offset the running costs of the site.

Secondly, there are three affiliate links at the bottom of the right hand column – for Hilton, Amazon and BA.  I will explain this slightly odd choice of partners in a separate post later in the week.  Please note that the BA link is not working yet although Hilton and Amazon are.

Please let me know your thoughts below. In particular, if you notice any problems with broken links, please post.   As with all major website revamps, it will probably feel a bit unfamiliar for a few days and then you will forget the old version ever existed.

I won’t know until after this post goes live if the email, RSS, Facebook and Twitter feeds are working OK ….

There is a bit of a backlog of deals to write about, so there should be some interesting stuff to come over the next few days.  If you have any Avios-loving friends, now is a good time to share Head for Points with them.

Comments (31)

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  • Rob says:

    Yes, I know this is a duplicate of the post below!

    I am testing to see if the Facebook and Twitter setting work!

    Apologies for the inconvenience!

    Other issues which are still in hand:

    1. Ad boxes – there is a quick fix about to be implemented to get the right size ads in the boxes!
    2. E-mail list is not imported yet

    (Thursday AM edit – both of the above issues are now fixed)

  • Freebs says:

    Welcome back! 🙂

  • Jamjaw says:

    Email works this time!

  • Raffles says:

    Ad boxes now fixed!

    Facebook and Twitter now fixed.

    Only issue left is importing the email list, but email subscribers will continue to get emails from the old blog site until it is fixed, so no one will miss anything.

    The little logo which appears in your browser next to the address will also be changed later.

  • Susan says:

    Phew, you’re back. H4P is back. This one happy bunny.

  • Trevor says:

    I like the new look. Getting ‘used to it’ takes no time at all, and as suggested, the ads are pretty unobtrusive – well done. Awaiting the new favicon… 🙂

  • Sean Brennan says:

    The new site looks great! Looking forward to the post backlog!

  • Andy says:

    What adds!

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