Site Improvements at DepositAccounts.com
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You might have noticed some changes here at DepositAccounts.com. My technical partner has been busy in making these improvements. Our main goal is to make the site faster and easier to use. One way we did this was to fit more of the content on the screen so visitors won't need to scroll down right away when loading a page. Also, the graphic changes should result in faster load times. The old search box was hard to find in the middle of the sidebar so we moved the search box to the standard location in the upper right corner. The forum link was also hard to find. It's now moved over to the left of the top menu next to the blog link. We also made some changes to the top menu that should make selecting the rate tables a little bit easier.
Home Page Changes
The overall goal with these home page changes is to make it a bit easier for first time visitors to see what we have to offer. Long-time readers should also find these changes helpful, but if not, just bookmark the blog page which has essentially the same old format. If you want to keep up-to-date with a little more content, you may also want to bookmark the latest forum posts page.
Here are few of the changes of the new home page:
Popular Blog Posts automatically updates every day to show which recent stories on the site have been the most viewed in the past 7 days.
Hot Forum Threads works the same way as Popular Blog Posts but highlights forum threads instead.
Featured Reviews highlights reviews that I and readers have written about on some of the more popular banks.
Featured Poll is to highlight a single poll we want to get more results on. Currently they are only embedded in blog posts and often go unnoticed after a day or two. To see the results of the poll, just move your mouse over the graph.
Calculators and Tools highlights the two calculators we currently have. If you have suggestions for other calculators, please leave a comment.
We now have a page dedicated to bank reviews with a new menu item. The top item on this page is a button to make it easy for people to leave a review of their bank or credit union. The second top-most item on this page is a search box to find your bank or credit union. This will take you to our hub page for that bank or credit union. Each hub page has up to four tabs. These include links to my previous blog posts, rate tables, financial health info and readers' reviews. All banks have at least the health and readers' reviews tabs.
We will be adding a "Bank Health Reviews" sub item to this "Bank Reviews" menu to highlight the financial health statistics we have for each bank and credit union. To learn more about our health ratings, please refer to the post, Evaluate the Health of Your Bank.
As I mentioned, our main goal is to make the site faster and easier to use. Constructive feedback is appreciated. Feel free to leave a comment in this post, or in our site feedback forum. Also, as I mentioned, if you prefer the old blog site, just bookmark the blog page. From here I plan to continue my daily blog postings of the best bank deals just like I've been doing since 2005.