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How To Use RedGage To Get Free PR4 Backlinks and Earn Money Online

Updated on January 16, 2012

RedGage - Get Quality Backlinks and Make Money Online

One of the keys at the heart of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the backlink. Basically put, a "backlink" is a hyperlink from an external website that points to a page on your website. There are different levels quality when it comes to backlinks, and one of the key factors is the PageRank (PR) of the site where the link is located. Page Rank is a numeric value between 1 and 10 that is assigned by Google, with 10 being the best possible Page Rank. Google assigns more "weight" in its listing algorithms to sites with higher Page Ranks, so the higher ranked the page you backlink from, the better your chances of being listed at or near the top of Google search page results.

There are countless pages here on HubPages that address every aspect of backlinking, so I won't retread that information here. Instead, I'll be focusing on one particular website that I have been using the past few months to get free PR4 backlinks. This site also has a revenue sharing program that pays users based on unique page views so you can make money online!


What is RedGage?

RedGage is a content platform and social networking-based site all in one. It allows users to create free accounts and post blogs, video, documents, links and images. RedGage posts ads on the pages that users create, and they share the revenue that those ads generate with the users. For each unique page impression, RedGage pays a tiny bit of money to the user who posted the content. As the impressions grow, so do those little sums of money. Since RedGage takes care of the advertising end, users don't need to have a Google AdSense account to earn money from their content.

The site uses a flash-based interface that's pretty intuitive, and the user community is friendly and helpful. Chances are you'll be welcomed right away with a friend request and a wall post message from the like of "MrBill", "DustinsMom", "OregonArtGuy" or maybe even me, "Edweirdo"! These folks are members of the unofficial welcome committee, and just about everyone at RedGage seems to be friends with at least one of them.


How Do I Get Backlinks With RedGage?

Getting backlinks as as simple as uploading a link to your hub, blog or other website. You'll be able to give each link a title, description and several one-word tags. When Google's web spiders crawl across the RedGage site, your link will be indexed automatically. The same goes for any blog entries, images, video or documents that you post there.

You can share the links that you post, as well as any other content, easily from right within the RedGage interface. The site is integrated with FaceBook, FriendFeed and Twitter. You can also import content from Blogger, WordPress, Flickr, FaceBook and YouTube.


How Do I Make Money At RedGage?

Every time you post content to the site, all of the folks on your friends list will see a notification on their Dashboard, and another notification will also be posted on the site's homepage. Every time someone visits your content, you earn a fraction of a cent. As page views increase, these fractions of cents add up. By viewing your Account page, you can see what your earnings per thousand impressions is. It will be different for every user, and even different for each type of content - as of this writing, by percentage is about 70 cents per 1,000 page views.

Since RedGage takes care of all the advertising, you don't need a Google AdSense account to make money. Once you've reached $25, you can begin making withdrawals from your account. Payment is in the form of a pre-paid Visa debit card, and withdrawals are in increments of $25. Since RedGage uses these pre-paid debit cards for payments, non-US residents can also earn money with the site, and the cards can be used wherever Visa cards are accepted.


Are There Other Money-Making Opportunities at RedGage?

Why, yes there are!

RedGage also runs a Daily Contest that pays a single winner every day. The prize is $25 towards the user's account. The contest works like a raffle, and a user can earn "tickets" to the raffle by recommending new users with a referral link (20 tickets), by providing a link to RedGage on an external site (10 tickets), or by posting videos, documents or blog entries (2 tickets).

To earn tickets for signing up a new member, the new member must use your screen name when they sign up, or register by clicking on a referral link that is tied to your account.

In order to earn points for a link to RedGage, users have to fill out a form that indicates where the link is located, and a staff member at RedGage will verify the presence of the link. Prizes are awarded every day at midnight. Each link must be made by you, and can only be submitted once. There is a limit of 3 link submission forms per domain per day.

RedGage also awards members with Featured Content Bonuses. These bonuses range from under $1.00 to over $5.00, and the amount is based on a proprietary formula. The features are selected by site moderators and are featured on the site's homepage.


How Do I Sign Up?

Joining RedGage is easy - all you need is an email account and some content to post. When you click this link to RedGage, a sign-up form will appear in a new window. Just fill it out and look in your email inbox for the activation code.

Once activated, you're ready to start uploading your content and making friends! The more friends you have, the more people who will see your content, and the more money you can make.

Then visit my RedGage Profile and click "Add Friend" and I'll become your first RedGage friend!


Let's Wrap It Up...

So all in all I would highly recommend using RedGage not only for great backlinks, but also for making money online from the content you post there.

I've been a member for about 2 months, and between views, feature bonuses and the daily contest I've earned just over $40. I have over 600 friends, and most of my posts are actually photos that I've taken during my travels around the world over the past few years. Most of my income at RedGage actually comes from those images, but the links back to my hubs here at HubPages also earn some money.

There's nothing like checking the email first thing and finding out that you made some money while you were asleep!


A Few Handy Links

The RedGage FAQ: http://www.redgage.com/faq
Rules for the Daily Contest: http://www.redgage.com/contest/rules
My RedGage Profile: http://www.redgage.com/edweirdo

A few great tips form hubber "enlightened soul": How To Use Redgage-Maximize Revenue

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