anyone know how to link to redgauge? I managed one article, but I have seen some peoples links where they have a hubpages symbol there?
I'm on Redgage. I have seen that. I haven't tried it yet. I'll try now and get back to you.
okay. Go to profile, then look for the sites tab. Add the name Hupages and add
add the hubages url of your profile
you are wonderful, I did look, but didnt seem to be able to work it out. Thanks....Sometimes I just miss whats straight in front of me. And congratulations for working it out.
I suddenly thought about a personal situation... and thats one that I cant see at the moment. Maybe what I am trying to figure out is straight in front of me?
I read a Hub which said don't post links - hit the "blog" button instead and write a short blog post, including a link to your Hub. More work, but you don't earn money on Redgage just posting links.
Ahh .. that makes sense now. Thanks, Marisa. I'm just starting out on Redgage myself and what I did was hit the link button to my hub. Seems like the "blog" button gets more hit and if it gets featured, you can earn a few bucks!
Actually, I've posted nothing but links on Red Gage, and I've made some money. Not a lot,but not bad for the minimal effort involved.
I have tried to use the Blog several times on Redgage and it always freezes up when I hit continue. The "link" is the only function I have seen work. I am beginning to think I am wasting my time there. If it will work, I would use it , but if not.....
Mike, I had the same problem (or thought I did), but I was expecting the "blog" command to create a whole new blog, which I would then add posts to.
It doesn't work like that. Select "blog", write a post title, tags and description, click "continue" and you'll get a screen where you can write an individual blog post. The "upload" button is inside the screen, and it's often very pale - but it does work.
thanks for this. i was wondering too. tomorrow when i finally get some time i will start my blogs
Cosette, Edweirdo thinks I was given bad advice, so don't take it as gospel!
I think the point is, if you create a blog post with your link in it, then you can enter that blog post in the daily contest and earn prizes. Whereas if you just post links, you can't enter a link in the contest.
I'm going to try to find where I read the advice and will get back with the link!
Oh, and by the way - I spent ages struggling with the blog thing at Redgage until I realised you don't create a blog then add posts to it. You just create one blog post at a time.
I can't spend much time on redgage so only posting links for promotion as of now. But those who spend a lot of time are earning quite steadily over there(yup, pics and blogs pay a lot better than images).
thankyou.. I understand what I can do now! or how redgage works better than I did before. Ive seen people who earn quite a bit. I might start by linking a couple of articles, then motivate myself to blog ... yet I have seen at least one person with a hubpages button on their page... eileen? where are you.. you should know the answer to this one!
Salt, you don't have to write a whole blog on Redgage. Just go the Upload section, hit the "blog" button, and write a single blog post - it can be just a few sentences if you like. Include a link to one of your Hubs on the subject and hit "upload." That's it!
marisa, again... thankyou words from the wise and obviously more calm, centred and organised than I... therefore, wise! Thanks..
Marisa, would you happen to know if a short blog post can get featured? I really don't know what kind of standards they use when choosing which post to feature. Thanks in advance
I haven't posted any blogs on Redgage,but I think I'm doing pretty well there!
Links do earn money, but the real $$ over there seems to be from photos.
The main advantage to adding blogs is to be eligible for the daily contest, but a blog post only gives you 2 points in the raffle.
I wrote a hub about Redgage if you want more info!
I've been using RedGage for a few months now, and it's true that links don't often get featured, and they are not eligible for the daily contest.
That said, Redgage is a great site for backlinks, and that's why I originally joined the site. They have a Page Rank of 4, and not a lot of PR4 sites (1) let you post links to your own stuff, (2) pay you for page impressions, and (3) get so much Google love for your backlinks!
Plus, I don't know that using links inside RG blog posts are considered as backlinks by Google...
I've also uploaded lots of images to RG and that's where most of my earnings there come from - between views and features, it's more than $15.
I did win the daily contest once, but that was due to a referral I made - at 20 points, those are the highest value contest entries available.
But even if you make no money there, the backlinks are more than worth the 30-second effort of posting them
Edweirdo, nice to meet you! Since you've been with RG for a few months, I was wondering if you could help me?! I uploaded links yesterday (first day there) and went into my default collection. I hadn't created any collections yet and hit the "move" button on each link in the default collection edit. It moved my links but I have no idea to where or how to get them back to default collection to create a collection. My links are still showing in my links and content files but nothing in collections. Hope I'm making sense How do I get them in a collection now since they're no longer in the default collection???
If you click on "Collections" from your profile page, then click the "Create" tab at the top, you can create a new collection. When you edit the new collection, a drop down box of all your links should appear. Just add all your links to the new collection.
Hope that helps...
So you're saying you don't know whether the links inside blog posts are do-follow?
I don't know that Google indexes links in blog posts the same way that they index "link" posts.
I sent a question to a RG admin regarding this, but since it's the weekend I probably won't hear a response until Monday.
When I hear back I'll post the response here...
Just a quick update if anyone is still watching this thread - I got a reply from RG about my question - here's their answer:
"I am looking into this Ed! They should but I want to make sure. Good question for my friends on the tech team. Thanks for the nice comment!"
If I hear more details I will post them here...
What is the PR of your actual links? A PR4 website generally has pretty low internal PR, whereas a PR8 site stands a much greater chance of getting you some PR1-2 links.
None of my links are more than 2 months old, so I don't know that they would even get a ranking in that short time, would they? The couple I checked out have no rank when I check them with the "SEO for Firefox" tool.
Agreed that a PR8 link would be miles better, but are there PR8 sites that let us post links to our own content?
I am on redgage but can't remember of the top of my head how to link them but from what I see many have certainly guided you.
ok, that all sounds really good. The backlinks are what? Links or blog posts?
I'm under the impression that you only get back links if you post the links in your profile. I put them in my profile and post them on the website using "upload". Not sure if this is correct but I do both just to be sure.
The links you upload to RG for your individual hubs are backlinks. If you select "Link" from the Upload panel, then each link is created separately. Sounds like you're doing it right...
If you give me your RG username I can take a look...
It would be interesting to know for sure.
I was told not to add websites to my profile, and not to upload links either - because neither of those make money. Instead, write short blog posts about your subject and put a hyperlink in the blog post.
I've submitted a question to admin over at RG asking this specific question, but it's Friday so probably won't get an answer until Monday!
And, crazy enough, I typed "do redgage blogs count as backlinks" into Google and my own hub about RG was the first result!
In the meantime, I can say that I've never posted a blog post on RG, just links and photos. The photos make the real money, but I do get traffic from the links themselves, and I see them in search results on Google (sometimes above the hub they point to!).
I also have a link to my HubPages profile in my RG profile, and that generates HP traffic and even new followers from RG here on HubPages. Same with my accounts on Twitter and Facebook (before I removed FB!)
Blog posts only make money in the daily contest if you manually submit them as entries to the contest, and you can only do that once per blog entry you post...
Either way, in my mind the point of RG is not to make money but to get good quality backlinks - even the highest earners I've seen on RG have less than $200 in the course of a couple of years' time...
Anyone else having trouble registering for RedGage? The link does not seem to go anywhere.
I figured it out. If you go to redgauge.com it will not let you sign up. You have to go to redgage.com
I do not know what a referral does, but the first person to respond I will use their name as a referral.
A referral gives the person who referred you 20 "tickets" in the daily raffle. You can use my name, "Edweirdo", if you haven't already used one!
And send me a friend request once you're set up
Heya! I've tried to upload photos on redgage, but the browse button doesn't work. Would you happen to know why? And thanks! Let me look you up and friend you!
I've found the same problem - the interface there is flaky!
I find that clicking the "browse" button several times usually works - especially clicking the black part of the button instead of clicking directly on the word "browse". If that fails, reloading the page sometimes helps.
Plus, I think the site is optimized for the Firefox browser...
Ive given up trying to import twitter, facebook, my blogs etc to RG. It simply doesnt work. If anyone can tell me how to make it work id give it a go but no one here seems to know. I just use it for posting backlinks now, but i may even quit that since i heard backlinks are not even all that crucial
Okay...I haven't seen this addressed anywhere else so forgive me if it has been.
If you Import your Blogs from say Blogger or Wordpress, from what I understand, RedGage posts the whole blog.
If this is correct, does that get you a penalty from Google due to duplicate content?
Although I must say that I think (like a few other Hubbers more well versed in SEO than I am) that the whole "duplicate content" thing is bogus.
I know you have seen a Wikipedia entry at number one in a search result, then on the first page, you see other high ranking pages that are nothing more than that same Wiki article copied and re-posted on their sites.
I know I have seen this plenty of times.
But anyway, would importing your Blogs lead to trouble down the road with duplication?
Or am I wrong about RedGage posting the entire Blog page?
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