Some of these new features have already been implemented at DepositAccounts.com. The new site now features three types of posts:
- Blog posts, which will be just like what you see now at BankDeals.
- Articles, which will be longer than most blog posts and will focus on timeless banking topics.
- Notices, which are similar to Twitter tweets, providing summaries and links to noteworthy banking news, rate updates and other banking related information. Instead of me writing these on Twitter (where I'm limited to 140 characters), I'll be posting these on DepositAccounts.com so that you’ll be able to comment and subscribe on the site. These notices are already available at DepositAccounts.com/notices (and still on Twitter, as well). The top menu has a link to this under resources.
In the next couple of days when the transition completes, you'll see some more new features. Of course, all of the items mentioned above (blogs, articles, notices, comments, etc.) and any new features will work hand-in-hand with the new rate tables, which I think are becoming the most comprehensive on the Web for all of the major depository products that DepositAccounts covers (savings, checking, CDs, money market accounts, and IRAs). We're continuing to update these on a daily basis (both automatically and manually), and we're working on some neat technical features that automatically identify and flag certain rate changes. So I expect that as these tables continue to develop, they will become a key real-time "informant" for many of my blog posts and alerts. At the same time, we'll also continue to rely heavily on user feedback and alerts to keep these tables the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive on the Web. I’m really excited about how these tables and the blog posts and comments can work together to identify and inform about the best available deals.
Thanks in advance for your patience and grace as we attempt to work out the kinks that will surely come with the transition and continue to build out some of the new site features over the coming days. This site would be nowhere near the resource that it is without all of the support and contributions of the regular readers, and I'm hoping that we can continue together on the new platform to make this an even better resource. I'll be sure to do another post on the new site to let you know how the switchover went and to describe the new features and layout.