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Alternate websites to use in conjunction with hubpages.

  1. Jlbowden profile image79
    Jlbowdenposted 5 years ago

    Does anyone know if it is worth while in terms of increasing earnings here on hubpages, to join Redgage and Info barrel? I've heard a few positive things about these sites and wanted an opionion from other hubpage members, as to their views about increased earnings, utilizing these websites.

    1. Adventure Colorad profile image88
      Adventure Coloradposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Redgage is the only other site that I have used.  I have received a few visitors to my hubs and my blog from Redgage.  But overall, there have only been a couple clicks.  I would say that it doesn't hurt to have extra links to your content, but it doesn't add a whole lot of traffic in my experience.

      1. Evan Hutchinson profile image80
        Evan Hutchinsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I haven't used Redgage yet, but I probably should just for the backlinks.

        To answer the question, join as many of them as you can. I used to write for associated content, my main writing has been on Hubpages, I wrote for Xomba (got banned long after I went inactive though, for some reason. they never told me). Wrote for Snipsly a bit, I write on Excerptz, and I write on WriterParty. Still need to sign up for the other ones that Marisa Wright listed.

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image93
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I write on Info Barrel, and that is an outstanding site to join if you like this site.

      I've nearly always got an info barrel article that I can link to a hub, and at Info Barrel you get paid a better percentage of adsense revenues.  All said an done - I still like HP better, but Info Barrel tops Redgage by miles and miles and miles.

      . . . .but of course I also use Redgage, but only for links.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      If your goal is to promote your Hubs, it's important to understand why you want backlinks.

      You create links on other sites for two reasons:  one is so that real people follow them, the other is so Google will count them.  Basically, the more backlinks you have to your Hub, the better Google likes it.

      So I can say I've never earned anything significant from RedGage, but it does no harm to create a few links on that site because it's fairly quick and painless. 

      Likewise Infobarrel - I've written a handful of articles there with backlinks to my websites and Hubs.  I keep hearing that they'll eventually overtake HubPages because they have higher standards - but I've been hearing that for a year or so and still see no sign of it. However, it doesn't worry me, because it's worth it for the backlinks - and if it does take off, I've got a foot in the door.

      But also bear in mind that there's no additional value in having a lot of backlinks, all from one site - once you've got one or two links from a site, that's enough for Google.  So it makes more sense to spread your backlinking efforts around, writing a few articles at other similar sites like Xobba, Thisisfreelance, Excerptz, PubWages, etc.  The advantage is that if one of these sites starts doing well, you'll know because you'll see the income in your Adsense account - then you'll know which one is worth putting more effort into.

  2. Jlbowden profile image79
    Jlbowdenposted 5 years ago

    Thanks for your feedback about redgage. Have you noticed an increase in earnings as a result of using redgage?

  3. Jlbowden profile image79
    Jlbowdenposted 5 years ago

    Hello Wes:

    Thanks for your recent feedback in reference to info barrel. You have convinced me to utilize this site over Hubpages. A few others have mentioned this to me as well. But as you also mentioned there is definitely no place like home, when you refer to HP community.


  4. Jlbowden profile image79
    Jlbowdenposted 5 years ago


      Thanks for the additonal feedback in reference to by post. I appreciate some of this extra bit of advice as well.


  5. Victoria Lynn profile image89
    Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago

    All this backlinking seems like so much work...so overwhelming. It would be nice to just write....

  6. Jlbowden profile image79
    Jlbowdenposted 5 years ago

    You know Victoria:

    You're absolutely right! It is a lot of extra work in backlinking; unless you do it on a steady basis or as a full-time job. Most of us share one common thing here on HP and that is the desire to write. Hubpages in my opionion keeps me busy enough writing and participating in forums without backlinking. I recently was accepted to write for another site called suite101.com Between this site and Hubpages, there is no time left for backlinking, if you know what I mean?  Thanks again for your input.


  7. Victoria Lynn profile image89
    Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago

    Thanks, Jl. I work full-time and have a part-time job, plus I'm trying to write hubs, plus read and comment on others. Sometimes it's just too much. I'll just do what I can, maybe throwing in a backlink now and then. I wish I could write full-time. Maybe one day....