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stuck720 Oct 6, 19 1:37 pm

Doctor Of Credit
 
How have we gone so long without a thread for Doctor of Credit? Some good info there, and even though "William Charles" has self admitted that he's not as big into the travel game and redemptions as most others in the space, he still has some good info on the card side of things.

levilevi Oct 7, 19 11:58 am

I find DOC to be one of, if not, the best blog in this space

bthotugigem05 Oct 8, 19 10:02 am

Threads for blogs this board likes don't tend to be very active.

84fiero Oct 8, 19 11:49 am

DoC doesn't use CC affiliate links so isn't beholden to the banks. Usually quick to correct/update information in a post, rather than disappear it down the memory hole. Reliable and pretty much gets to the point most of the time. Especially in the CC forums here, I'd say DoC gets linked and referenced more than others on average.

DoC doesn't censor comments on the site for contrary opinions, in fact readers are encouraged to post differing data points, etc. Also is fairly active on Reddit. So plenty of opportunity for interaction and open discussion in other venues, so I suppose there probably isn't much need for such here. And I guess when you're a straight-shooter people don't have as much to say about your aim.

levilevi Oct 8, 19 1:10 pm

I've always wondered how he is so useful, yet doesn't appear to be making money?

josephstern Oct 8, 19 1:12 pm


Originally Posted by levilevi (Post 31606268)
I've always wondered how he is so useful, yet doesn't appear to be making money?

I'm pretty sure he has affiliate links and referral links, just not to credit cards.

levilevi Oct 8, 19 2:26 pm

I should say... making money... relative to most of the other blogs in the space

Raffles Oct 8, 19 5:42 pm

He should take the card links. We have links, no-one has ever accused me of putting money ahead of honesty. Look at the roasting I gave the new SME BA card last week, which pays nicely.

If you have integrity and readers know it, it is fine.

I estimate 3m monthly page views is what you need to make $1m pa from ads, points.com, hotel and airline links - no card money needed. Not sure how close to that DoC is.

josephstern Oct 8, 19 7:51 pm

He would need to get approved for those. I understand that outside of an aggregator like Boarding Area, this isn't too easy anymore.

Astrophsx Oct 9, 19 10:57 pm


Originally Posted by levilevi (Post 31606268)
I've always wondered how he is so useful, yet doesn't appear to be making money?

I thought there were other non-credit card referral links, like Amazon, where the site makes money.

javabytes Oct 10, 19 12:37 am

One of the best blogs, with lots of useful data points instead of pointless drivel focused on driving referrals.

oliver2002 Oct 10, 19 2:11 am


Originally Posted by josephstern (Post 31607487)
He would need to get approved for those. I understand that outside of an aggregator like Boarding Area, this isn't too easy anymore.


BArea doesn't assist you in getting approval at all.

DoC is an awesome resource.

levilevi Oct 10, 19 12:25 pm


Originally Posted by javabytes (Post 31611793)
One of the best blogs, with lots of useful data points instead of pointless drivel focused on driving referrals.

I also find his comments sections to be actually decent with good datapoints.
He also updates old posts constantly with new datapoints, info, rumors, etc

stuck720 Oct 17, 19 8:20 pm

I just don't get why they waste time posting a random $3 Subway offer like https://www.doctorofcredit.com/subwa...two-3-credits/ in the middle of a bunch of useful articles. Can't be due to the value of the ads on those pages, right? Crowds up the good stuff that's posted.

zeer0 Oct 19, 19 1:42 am


Originally Posted by stuck720 (Post 31640305)
I just don't get why they waste time posting a random $3 Subway offer like https://www.doctorofcredit.com/subwa...two-3-credits/ in the middle of a bunch of useful articles. Can't be due to the value of the ads on those pages, right? Crowds up the good stuff that's posted.

I think that's part of the crowd they're looking for to expand readership. DoC has multiple target audiences depending on whether it's a credit card / checking account article, travel article, or freebie article.


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