A New Era For The Aerospace Forum On Seeking Alpha
Aerospace & Defense, Airlines, Commercial Airplanes
Seeking Alpha Analyst Since 2013
His reports have been cited by CNBC, the Puget Sound Business Journal, the Wichita Business Journal and National Public Radio. His expertise is also leveraged in Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine, the biggest aviation magazine in the Benelux.
As you might have noticed Seeking Alpha has recently implemented a new paywall system and that means that the content I create directly goes behind a metered paywall. Based on your reading habits, you will or will not be able to read the pieces I publish. Keep in mind that as a contributor I have no say in which pieces will be available to you or not but I do want to make you an offer so read on!
When I started writing in 2013, the online publishing landscape looked vastly different than it does today and we went from an environment where informed analysis could strive to an environment where you must be a great headline writer while you can get a way with not providing unique angled analysis. In other words, the cream no longer rises to the top and that also lowers the quality bar of discussions and squeezes out contributors who refuse to degrade their own work to title engineering.
I chose Seeking Alpha as the platform to publish my work because of the unrestricted access allowing me to share my analysis with a wide audience and that paid off. I now have over 25 million reads and readers and that has allowed me to continue increasing the quality bar. However, continue providing high quality work on the aerospace industry in an environment that favors the value of a click more than the value of the read or the value the piece provides has made it extremely hard for quality analysis to stand out.
Publishing has become more challenging and Seeking Alpha has been no exception and that exacerbated quickly with changes to the homepage where the Trending articles section became the home of undiversified content whereas it used to be the home of strongly read analysis with a strong but fair highlight for unique and quality content.
I think you could say the prevailing trends in the online publishing landscape as well as logic changes at Seeking Alpha bring you, the reader, a metered paywall. It goes directly against my philosophy of having my content available without restrictions.
A new experience
At The Aerospace Forum, we have been thinking how we can continue driving value at no or little cost in this new reality. We currently remain committed to providing reports on the regular platform (where the report will go behind a paywall) giving you at least a chance to read the report if the metered paywall allows you to.
The Aerospace Forum subscription includes access to all content that goes behind the paywall next to our premium features. So, without us doing anything the value of a subscription has now increased as the new paywall system will be deployed. As our product portfolio was significantly expanded in 2020 and we plan to do the same for 2021, we had planned a price hike in the subscription price but with the new paywall system we are providing you with an opportunity to lock in your spot at The Aerospace Forum at a 33% discount.
That means that for less than $5 per week, we are offering you:
- Access to all our articles including (1,400+ articles).
- Lifting the paywall on all our content including future content.
- Access to premium reports.
- Access interactive dashboards.
- Live Chat features.
With the new paywall system in place, I believe that the best time to join The Aerospace Forum and unlock ALL our features is now.
Analyst's Disclosure: I am/we are long BA, EADSF, AER.
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