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Does Redgage Really Increase Traffic and Build Backlinks?

Updated on December 6, 2014
Will Redgage increase backlinks and traffic?
Will Redgage increase backlinks and traffic?

What is Redgage?

Redgage is an online content sharing platform that also enables you to earn. It allows you to share links, photos, videos and documents. As people view the things you share, you will earn a corresponding amount of dollar.

As bloggers or online writers, Redgage can play a good role in bringing up more traffic and establishing backlinks. This is why a lot of fellow bloggers and writers often suggest to have a Redgage account where we can post our links and extract some money-making juices.

In this article you will learn great things about:

  • The earning potential in Redgage.
  • How Redgage ideally works as a link builder and traffic puller.
  • How effective is Redgage in increasing traffic and building backlinks.

Earning Potential in Redgage

A blogger's rating on the potential of Redgage to provide earnings
A blogger's rating on the potential of Redgage to provide earnings | Source

Redgage provide earning potential by translating your online content to earnings. Looking at the image on top of this subsection, we can see that the only way we can earn in Redgage is through the views we receive in the contents we post in the said site.

The rate of earnings is $0.60 per a thousand views, that means you need about 1600+ views in order to earn a single dollar. But, one good thing is, when your posts become instant hits, Redgage provide you with some bonus ranging from $1.00 to $3.00 (in the average).

Since it appears that the earning potential is low, online users often use Redgage not as an earning stream but as a tool to build backlinks and increase traffic.

How Does Redgage Increase Traffic and Backlink?

Okay. So, you may wonder how Redgage might be beneficial to your hubs or blog posts. So, here's something I made that will show you how Redgage ideally works as a backlink builder and traffic puller:

Here's how Redgage work as a link builder and traffic puller!  Redgage ideally connects you, redgage users, other users and Google spiders with your online content.
Here's how Redgage work as a link builder and traffic puller! Redgage ideally connects you, redgage users, other users and Google spiders with your online content.

Redgage Diagram Explained

Building Links and Increasing Traffic through Redgage works this way: First, you get involved by signing up, and then post a link to your content after.

Redgage users will be able to see the link you posts under the "new additions". Though often, you get the spotlight only for a short period of time. Not unless, users vote and rate your links high. This will make your link, "hot" and remain on top of the page longer. Longer exposure means higher chances of getting the link viewed and hence increase traffic.

Links posted in Redgage also appears in Google search engine. Hence, when other users get to search the right keywords, they will be lead to the Redgage page containing your post/link. This increase ultimately your traffic (but only if they happen to view the link on the Redgage page).

Since your links appear in the search engine, Google "spiders" detect these links, and count them as backlinks towards your content.

How much traffic views Redgage has generated you in total?

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Evaluation of Redgage in Increasing Traffic

Low Probability of Getting Views

Although Redgage is a PR3 website, I've noticed that the views generated is too minimal. This may be due to the fact that in posting links to Redgage, the only thing you fill up in is the Title and a brief summary of what's in the link.

If you combine the total words, it would be less than a hundred. Hence, Google may not be able to pick up your link when choosing what to present in the Search Engine Results Page.

My Personal experience

Okay, I've been using redgage for more than 2 months now. And you wouldn't believe how many views I got from Redgage. Yes, you are right, it's less than 1,000. But, you're not close to the actual figures yet. Hmmm, somewhere between 500? Still incorrect. Less, than a hundred? Oh, you're getting closer!

Anyway, to cut it short, I only received a shining shimmering 16 views. Amazing, right? Don't get jealous, alright? (Check out the photo below to see the figures).

Getting a total view of 16 from Redgage is surely exciting! Right?
Getting a total view of 16 from Redgage is surely exciting! Right?

My guess as to why the figures are like that would be, people don't actually view the links I post in Redgage. Probably, after seeing the page where the link is found, they click on back or navigate somewhere else (which, I'm sure is away from my Link post).

Now that, we see that Redgage may not be actually very effective in increasing link, we should take a look at how effective it is when it comes to backlinking. Perhaps, this will bring up some good compensation.

-Important Tip on Redgage-

In order to avoid getting penalized in Google Search, you must always add a fresh title as well as the summary to the link you are posting in Redgage.

Avoid using the same summary and title. Google will sense this as a method of spamming where you post similar things online just to get traffic. Hence, be creative!

Now, with Google Penguin, link building became a harder task!
Now, with Google Penguin, link building became a harder task!

Redgage as a Link Builder to Increase Page Rank through Backlinking

Going Down Instead of Up

In my case, I committed a mistake that got my hubs penalized by Google. Since, I was new to the world of online writing and blogging then, I just copied and pasted the title and summary of my hubs elsewhere including Redgage.

One day, some of my hubs that are found in the bottom (but still first page of the Search Engine Results Page), can no longer be found in the 1-10 pages of the SERP.

Hence, to avoid something like this to happen, check out the tips on the right.

Google Penguin

Backlinking with Redgage seems to be Ineffective with the recent update of Google search engine algorithm. This is because in Redgage ,there is no sufficient content to anchor with. As mentioned above, you are only permitted to write a very brief summary for your links. Hence, there is nothing much to find.

With Google Penguin, links should come from highly relevant sources with rich content. And Redgage link building does not meet this criterion.

What Should You Do Now?

Given all these things, what should you do now? Should you stop sharing links in Redgage?

I really am not sure. But if Redgage seems to work fine with you, then you have nothing to worry about. You may even share here your tips for being successful in Redgage.

All I know is that you should focus your link building strategies to other areas such as asking a friend who blogs to include the link of your hub (that is relevant to his/her post). This only points to one thing, when backlinking, you should choose sources with rich content and high relevance to the topic of your hubs or blog post. Doing otherwise may even decrease in your ranking (instead of bringing it up).


Share your insights!

Do you concur with the author? Or do you have a different opinion? Perhaps you have answers to the questions posed. That's great! Post your comments below for some great discussion!

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 14 months ago from Philippines

      I appreciate your honesty about Redgage. Sometimes some PR-ish stories crop up about how they were getting so much from Redgage. But you give a realistic picture, and I trust you.

      Muchas Gracias.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 2 years ago from Manila

      That's great to heart. Do let us know if it's working for you.

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      Jacob Barnard 2 years ago from Gloucestershire

      16 Views may not be much, but every view counts! I've just requested an account, I'm just waiting on them to accept my request and then hopefully I'll get some views from them.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 2 years ago from Manila

      @2besure Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the matter! I've never been active in Redgage, but I'm planning on checking it out again. Maybe something has changed already.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 2 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I'm not sure is it worth the time to submit links to Redgage. I never made any money worth talking about. Also, the site has '0' pagerank.

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      Nathan Bernardo 3 years ago from California, United States of America

      This is a good report on Redgage and good insight about backlinks and Google. I decided the other day to delete all of the links I put on Redgage. A couple years ago when I first started writing online I had followed the advice from a lot of articles that suggested building backlinks and using Redgage. I noticed at some point that all of my articles that I linked on Redgage have low traffic. Fortunately I didn't backlink very many from Redgage. I'm convinced it's a bad idea to use Redgage and I'm not too sure it's a good idea to try to backlink. I focus more on keyword research at this point and share a little bit on social media.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 3 years ago from Manila

      You are welcome Organised Kaos! I stopped posting links there already, since I think I posted enough. Also, I really think there are better backlink sites out there.

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      Anne 3 years ago from Hobart, Tasmania ~ Australia.(The little bit broken off the bottom of AUS)

      Phew, you just saved me a lot of effort as Redgage was going to be where I concentrated on making new backlinks. Thanks - nice article too!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      No worries Denden! Thanks for dropping by!

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      denden mangubat 4 years ago from liloan, cebu, philippines

      thanks for the infos

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      I'm glad you found this hub interesting tebo! Yes, you will be reading about backlinks a lot across other hubs and pages outside Hubpages. I was exposed little by little as well. Honestly, I haven't gotten a full grasp of the concept, but at least I know the basics. Hence, I encourage you to be familiar with it as well since it may be really helpful.

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      tebo 4 years ago from New Zealand

      An interesting read. I haven't ventured anywhere except Hubpages at this point. Although I have read about backlinking I don' really understand it. Good to read what other people are doing, thanks.

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      Willette 4 years ago from Michigan

      Interesting hub. Not clear on whether I should try red gage or not, but good job on the hub. thumbs up. Keep on hubbing.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      That was really annoying. And yes, I think Redgage only works on a very few. And, currently, I just really on getting organic traffic.

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      Mary Wickison 4 years ago from Brazil

      I use Redgage as well for my Hubs and Squidoo pages. I also use it to promote my designs on Zazzle. This led to them sending me a series of aggressive emails regarding this. The emails basically accused me of stealing content from Zazzle.

      I sent them a reply explaining that all the designs were mine, and therefore I had the copyright. They apologized and ended their email with a smiley, which I thought was unprofessional.

      I think, someone on the other end was being a 'little Hitler' and any power went to his head.

      I see very little increase in traffic from them, and am considering using other promotional avenues.

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      David Guion 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I suspect that the people who make money at RedGage put major effort into it. I have found that RG is one of the few sites that really benefit from my Twitter campaigns, but I haven't posted anything new there in months. My RedGage earnings at best are basically chump change. I, too, have noticed very little traffic back to my various sites.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      Oh I've experienced the same thing WannaB Writer! And it was also one of my reasons why I chose not to post my links there anymore.

      And I guess I'll want to find ways of having organic backlinks instead. :)

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I haven't added anything to RedGage in weeks or months. When I'm in the mood to go there, it's either not working or is just too slow to use. The tools for automatically uploading blog posts haven't worked in years. I was going to keep using it for backlinks, even though I hate the way they pay, but it just became too much trouble.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      Yes, indeed it's so low Learning in Life. But there are quite a few who are benefiting from Redgage. Sadly, I'm not one of them. :)

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      Megan Sisko 4 years ago from SW Florida

      I cant ever try it out because its sooooooooooooo slow...

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      That one also happened to me. I do not know if it's not registering correctly in this site, or the visitors don't really click on the links in Redgage.

      I stopped using Redgage to promote my hubs because it may send bad signals for Google spiders. Though I'm not sure about it. :)

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      Yep I have been on red gage a while, originally for my blog then my writing. To be honest I haven't had one hit on my hubpages, and im not entirely sure the thing works properly. I had one link to my hubbys photo blog which suddenly said 1600 odd views (so 97cent?!) but they never actually clicked through to his site half the time, as redgage never appeared in our traffic source. so im not sure they really generate proper traffic half the time.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Thanks one2get2no! Yup, Google Penguin really made a great impact on backlinking strategies. It now recognizes the relevance of your links, and penalizes you when they are not.

      I believe that Redgage will still help (but not the way it used to help before) in building backlinks; however, it may not be a source of strong ones. :)

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      Philip Cooper 5 years ago from Olney

      Thanks for the info..I have been on Redgage for a while and until the latest Google Penguin I had useful backlinks. They have dwindled a lot over the passed few months.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      @tthudium I also noticed that. During the past few months, they often experience some errors. Even until now they can't recognize the pictures in my hubs that could appear in thumbnails when posting links there.

      @tjdavis You may still opt to join this. But, I guess focus shouldn't be given here. It somehow contributes a little (especially if you know how to maximize Redgage). :)

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      tthudium 5 years ago

      I agree, redgage is an awesome promoting site. I just get so many internal server errors I can't even use it. Great hub!

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      Teresa Davis 5 years ago from Moscow, Texas

      Great hub and I was going to sign up but after reading, I'm not sure if it would be worth the trouble. Thanks for the info.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Thanks for sharing dwachira! I believe that it has some potential, but this potential does not manifest for other people, sadly, including me.

      It's nice to know that Redgage is effective in your case. :)

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi yougotme, sometimes i do use RedGage to promote my hubs and it is a good platform because one can even earn from there, the problem is occasionally the site keeps on throwing some errors something like: 500 internal server error. If the site owner can resolve this, RG is a good site. Voted up and useful.