It is now just over a week since I launched the new-look Head for Points. And, given the scale of the task, the move and the new style seem to have gone down well.
Page views on the old site are now down to, literally, one or two page views per day, so all of the traffic has now moved over.
If you spot any teething issues with the site, please email me at raffles [at] headforpoints.co.uk, comment here or PM me via Flyertalk. Please do not assume that someone else has already reported the issue, because they probably haven’t!
I have, for example, removed the black ‘Follow’ button in the bottom right at reader request because it was misbehaving when used on some mobile devices. I have also blocked the ads for zero-income credit cards, which only crept through because I obviously did not want to block credit card adverts entirely.
I’d like also like to thank everyone who has used our Amazon commission link (see the bottom of the right-hand column). I appreciate it. Don’t forget the Hilton link as well.
Unfortunately, I have had to withdraw the British Airways link. I put the link up even though our application had not yet been approved – which is OK – but BA has for some reason now decided to turn us down as an affiliate partner. I will look at this again in a couple of months, but for now I have replaced it with our topcashback referral link.
Having problems accessing the site?
For iPad users – it is possible that you may have had messages saying “Safari cannot open the page because too many redirects occurred”.
This was caused by a conflict between the old and new sites and some diverts that were put in place. You can stop this by either removing all of the cookies relating to WordPress and Head for Points on your device or, more easily, cleaning up your cache. This can be done in Settings, Safari and then Clear Cookies & Data. It will solve the problem, permanently, although it will also wipe some (not all) stored passwords on your device.
For PC users: this occurs when your PC or router is not bothering to look up the DNS (location) of the blog but is relying on the data it used last time. Unfortunately, that data sends your PC off to the old blog, which diverts you to the new one, except that your PC then immediately diverts you back!
There are a number of solutions.The first and easiest is to turn off your router and turn it on again. If your router stores DNS information, this is likely to be the cause. I helped someone with a case of this a few days ago.
As I said above, if you’ve got any comments on the new look, please let me know.