A few days ago, I signed up with RedGage. I hooked it up with my FB account (or something like that; I don't know -- I was just clicking where they said "click.") Then, I left the site. I didn't post anything, etc.
I started getting all these friend requests, etc., so this morning I finally logged back in to RedGage, and, amazingly, I'd earned as much there as I've earned here!!!
Here, I've worked my arse off. Long days, every day. There, I did virtually nothing.
Can someone explain this? Has anyone had a similar experience?
Yep - I get a few clicks, but I've also won a 'prize' or two - these are where the real money is. I reached their payout threshold and received a prepaid Visa card - so that was cool and therefore they are legit!
It's a great place for backlinks and it looks like they automatically make Twitter posts for every Redgage post too! Hang on...must dash and put my latest hubpage on there!
Hi Lynda, That is very interesting & I guess good news for you. I published a hub in which I listed several social network communities that share adsense revenue. RedGage & many more are listed on my hub that share 50% to 100% of adsense revenue. I cannot list the url of my hub in this forum but you can go to my profile & look for " Google adsense revenue" not listing the complete title either. I wish you good luck.
Hi Lynda - signed up with your name - thanks for the introduction. REDGAGE makes it easy to create backlinks and (once you get the hang of the navigation) is easy to use. The fact they are dofollow is an added bonus!
I too just got there this morning and already feel like it is a great place! I already met some new "friends" that I had not come across here on the Hub and as soon as we "connected" over there I came running back "home" to Hubpages !
Ok so anyone here actually try to upload anything? I have a pic that has been suck on like 2 bars for an hour and just isn't loading. I went looking for help on the site and all I have found so far is other people with the same problem and no advice being offered?
I am on a mac running Safari, my puter discriminates against IE I actually didn't think my profile pic updated due to it looking like it didn't or was on a forever upload thing so I skipped it and then in my profile the pic was there so I guess it got it. This pic is just not loading. I tried browsing again to re-choose it and it didn't change anything not even the upload bar.
How big is the file? May be worth saving the picture as a jpg to reduce the size substantially - may then upload a lot quicker - I note that uploading anything does seem to take a few seconds, so if you have a very large picture file it may be very very very very slow!!!
There is a small bug I'm sure, because when I try and upload photos sometimes they work, other times they stick on 2 red bars like you mentioned, I just add links and low file size photos and this seems to work...I'll have to find you all over there, my user name is "waynetully" if anyones interested!
This sounds like the most likely culprit! I tried a back link and at first it wouldn't play ball with that either, just loaded a blank black box Went to post on my wall my frustration then tried again and it worked so I did 2 back links then figured I would try the pic again and its still getting stuck at 2 bars again. Perhaps I want to wait to share my pics and stick to linking to my articles
Hey if it bring traffic then its worth it for the back linking
no, product sales are not required...but it does make things easier. This is the first month for me that i can actually be excited about hub based ebay commish.
anyone can be an ebay affiliate! just buy hosting and a domain, write some content and apply.
I have a bunch of hubs that introduce real aff marketing...you are not limited to using the basic programs (eb,amz,as and kont).
As for the raffle system..I would love to hear more about this email. It makes me wonder as someone who has referred near 100 members and won the daily raffle, why I didnt get an email or why they havent updated the site info.
Not only will inviting your friends bring you more traffic, it is also the best way to earn points with The RedGage Daily Contest! Use the Invite tool to automatically send out invites to your email contacts or use a referral link to send to peers. At any time you can send someone a link that will get you points for the invite. Anyone who uses your name in the referral section will automatically be added to your friends.
The quick returns at at RG are fun, but after 3-6 months of aged content here at hubs you will see how huge the difference is.
RG links do not make front page..hence low traffic, under 1.00 per 1000 views is the lowest i have ever seen. Even a poor performer will average 3.00 per 1000 views here, examiner is around .01 per view, AC 2.50 per 1000 ...its a backlink site, having any inflated hopes about its performance will only lead to discouragement.
Find a redgage user with 2 years involvement and look at their total earnings
I just got featured on the home page as a featured red gage user which was nice as it's an internally social site it could make a few more cents and maybe a few featured contents out of it...the backlinks are nice though and I like the site, but yes as a few have mentioned there are a few bugs still with various things!!
I thought I might try posting to FB, then importing from FB to RG, still acting totally glitchy so lets hope I can try again tomorrow and find the glitches are on a break. BTW I friended you there, seems a good way to keep from being stuck in the shadows
If you can get something featured on RedGage - you boost your earnings there, if not it is paid by per 1,000 views so is probably not fast money. For me getting two features when I first joined meant that I certainly earnt faster there than when I first started writing hubs.
You will notice that if you put referral trackers on your hub postings the numbers that come up for them in the referral tracker page bears no relationship to the numbers that appear for RedGage on your Traffic Sources page.
There is no forum pages on RedGage. The problems with loading the photos might be to do with a temporary RedGage glitch or the format of the photos. I have had the problem loading photos on there at times,but usually it resolves itself if I try to add the photo later; as happens here on occasions.
Hi, I use Redgage for photos, and I think this is the best way to use it, as most people like to rate photos more than links. I had only been on there a few days and won the $25 Redgage card. I recieved it this morning. I found that I could update photos when I used my phone camera, but when I used my camera, I had to shrink the photos to fit.
regarding the document upload glitch, this is the e-mail I received from redgage:
The tech team says no later than Friday.... but you never know with tech team dates. It is like Dr's handwriting ;c)
Thanks for understanding! As we leave our beta stage, we are hoping to perfect the last of the glitches within the next few weeks.
Take care RG Help
Yup, do I ever know about tech dates. We were doing an equipment install at work today and we ground to a halt because we needed to call in a plumber. so we'll be a few days behind with our new plate setter!! lol
I wouldn't write any lengthy content there. From my perusings I gathered that many articles never get featured and only earn a few cents ... hardly worth the effort to type them.
However, I saw where some links received a healthy dose of hits (some above 100) so there is hope there. Also, the money seems to be on the pics. It only takes a moment to upload a pic and give it an interesting caption. And if it gets featured ... well ... that's easy money.
Just don't see it as a gold mine, as I can assure you the mine isn't very deep. Also, Sunforged is right ... an aged account on Hubpages performs much better. It takes about a year and about 100 articles to start seeing Hubpages as a profit engine, but once it rolls forward it seems to carry itself quite well on inertia ... enough so that I have stolen some time away to work on my other site.
I'm still working with this site, there has been trouble uploading files. You can get raffle tickets by submitting "knowledge based" content, ie articles, but they won't accept direct articles. I'm trying to post an article that relates to a group of my hubs. I rephrased one of the hubs a little bit, cut down the word count, added a couple pics and saved it as a PDF. It turned out kinda cute. So this is the file I've been trying to upload over there. When it finally works, I will be creating a collection around this PDF with all of the links to the related hubs.
So the question is: since this article is a PDF, I'm assuming that I could post the exact hub (if I wanted to do that, instead of a little teaser article) without creating duplicate content. Google doesn't scan the text of a PDF, correct? Could I use the exact article that I created the PDF from on another site?
Google can't scan the text in PDFs, so if you title it differently you could get away with this. And in doing so, you're content wouldn't even need to be unique. All you would need would be a different title, a unique intro, some good keywords, and this just might fly.
However, Hubpages could see this as scraping their content if you make a PDF from one of your original hubs.
I totally forgot I signed up to redgage since changing computers and losing some of my favorites, but the recent hubs made me go back and start updating again. I guess I should add my username to my hp profile page as well. I will be looking for fellow hubbers to friend.
The fast money occurs when your content is featured. I too had one of my very first uploads featured for $3.50 and then nothing but cents since. It is very likely they have a bias to new members being featured to encourage them to upload like crazy. I find the main benefit is the speed at which backlinks can be created. It only takes a few seconds to link so i do this everytime i create new content.
I am on RedGage yes you earn quickly however it is only in the beginning you have to work it, to make money on it too. A pic of mine was featured and I am still only at $3.54 fun little site but it isn't anything like HP it feels a little sterile.
I've tried search for people using the search function but it comes up with nothing, instead look through the friends of the people you know...my username is waynetully over there and I'm somewhere on the home page.... a featured member!
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