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Old Feb 26, 20, 8:29 pm
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
The active deal with United to promote the brand is with TPG/Red Ventures right now.
The "active deal"? Like there's only one blog/brand they work with at a time for certain promotion work, unlike Bask Bank which apparently paid off every blogger? Doesn't seem like TPG is doing a good job promoting United looking at the site right now. Barely any recent articles, no fluff pieces, and United cards are missing from any kind of noticeable feature on the site. If they're paying well, I hope they ask for a refund.
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Old Feb 26, 20, 8:46 pm
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It's been over a month since the last "contributor" wrote anything for OMAAT. Seems a bit odd how the contributors ebb & flow, and after all the work Ben & Tiffany have done over the years to bring on additional viewpoints, not sure why they keep getting marginalized. It's clearly not a money thing, and they do write good content.
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Old Feb 26, 20, 11:20 pm
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Originally Posted by jamesinclair View Post
Interesting article.

This is the relevant bit:
It doesnt sound like he broke the rules though.

Its also interesting to compare what the article says he does:



To what he does now, which is mostly pay cash using revenue from affiliate links and his husband's job.
It's not his husband's job (which I think largely is successful based on referrals from Ben's blog) and it's not his husband's family's largesse. It's the blog. He makes a fortune on the blog. He makes plenty to pay for all of the review flights and much, much more. He's not riding anyone's coattails. He's the rainmaker.
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Old Feb 27, 20, 12:11 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
The active deal with United to promote the brand is with TPG/Red Ventures right now.
UA isn't mentioned on their advertising policy page. Google doesn't bring up anything in regards to this, either.
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Old Feb 27, 20, 1:25 am
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Originally Posted by stuck720 View Post
It's been over a month since the last "contributor" wrote anything for OMAAT. Seems a bit odd how the contributors ebb & flow, and after all the work Ben & Tiffany have done over the years to bring on additional viewpoints, not sure why they keep getting marginalized. It's clearly not a money thing, and they do write good content.
I doubt all the articles posted under the name of Ben are really from him. Tiffany commented here that my assumptions are wrong. Be that as it may be, it seems google ranks contributions from one writer on a site higher, as it perpetuates the impression that a blog is written by this lonely wolf for the greater good.
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Old Feb 27, 20, 2:24 am
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You dont quite understand how it works. If you know the stuff off the top of your head, writing a post takes literally no more time than it takes to type the words, which if you can type quickly is not much time.

In such cases, 90% of the time is actually used for fixing typos, inserting images, writing metadata, categorising and adding links, all of which can be done by someone else.
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Old May 10, 20, 4:39 pm
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So you know how VFTW and OMAAT often have posts about the same topic that go up very close together...often the headlines are almost identical. Today was the Citi Business AAdvantage card...VFTW's was 9 Reasons to get the card, but poor Lucky only came up with 6 Reasons. Just got a chuckle from it.
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Old May 10, 20, 7:16 pm
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Yeah...I got the screenshot, posting it tomorrow. I have always said they pay the same ghost writer who tries (sometimes not so hard lol) to sound different but...
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Old May 10, 20, 7:36 pm
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The recent slew of anti-UA posts has gotten to be a little much too. He said he thinks UA is in the worst financial position right now, which, I don't think most analysts on Wall Street would agree with that.
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Old May 11, 20, 1:11 am
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Originally Posted by gpapadop View Post
I have always said they pay the same ghost writer who tries (sometimes not so hard lol) to sound different but...
Now now... Tiffany has insisted time and again that everything is written by the master himself. How dare you....
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Old May 11, 20, 1:17 pm
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Now now... Tiffany has insisted time and again that everything is written by the master himself. How dare you....
Given VFTW tendency to rip things from other sources, Tiffany could be telling the truth...VFTW provides close to zero value add in anything he posts. He's just an aggregator with his own couple of lines of (terrible) analysis added on top.
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Old May 11, 20, 3:58 pm
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Now now... Tiffany has insisted time and again that everything is written by the master himself. How dare you....
I've met Tiffany, and I believe her.
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Old May 12, 20, 9:22 pm
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Originally Posted by 84fiero View Post
So you know how VFTW and OMAAT often have posts about the same topic that go up very close together...often the headlines are almost identical. Today was the Citi Business AAdvantage card...VFTW's was 9 Reasons to get the card, but poor Lucky only came up with 6 Reasons. Just got a chuckle from it.
Every major affiliate blogger gets the same heads up on the new offers (and hilariously sometimes they get other bloggers not under affiliate deals to abide by an embargo too, suckers) and they all just recycle the post the ran the last time, maybe just updating what the new bonus mile would get you (A round trip economy ticket to Europe, assuming the airline doesn't devalue their program in COVID induced bankruptcy? Sign me up!)
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Old May 15, 20, 2:18 am
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Yeah, I don't know why would they need ghost writers for those posts, let alone use the same. It's quite clear that they receive the same press release and they re-write it a bit for their own personal styles (I'm assuming VFTW adds a few typos just to pretend he doesn't care about typos).
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Old May 15, 20, 3:02 am
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Im someone whose been critical of OMAAT because I dont like the turn the blog has taken into a leftist political agenda against Trump on a lot of posts. However, I do think Ben has been curtailing this activity (somewhat) which I appreciate.

But even I dont think he uses or needs to use ghostwriters. You can tell theyre not ghostwriters by the writing style which really doesnt deviate at all. Why they cant keep guest bloggers I have no idea, but think its a little weird? I assume it has something to do with a money.
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