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Using Redgage to Promote Content

Updated on February 28, 2013
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I am always on the search for new ways to promote online content. I’ve used stumbleupon, pinterest, reddit, digg, but one of the promising sites I’ve found has been Redgage.com .

Now I say found. There are many hubs about redgage here at hubpages and to be honest I’ve used redgage for quite some time. Well “used” may be a strong word. Let’s say that until recently I’ve posted bits of content to redgage. Now I’m starting to use it daily.

What is Redgage

In short, Redgage is a content listing/promotion site with a community feel. Redgage allows you to upload pictures, videos, links and to blog. For every 1000 unique views your content receives you are paid a share of the advertising posted with your content. You also receive bonuses for featured content, which are usually $2 - $5. The community can comment on and rate your photos. These comments aren’t usually as in depth as what you find on hubpages, but they are a nice way of showing community support.

Redgage pays via its’ own debit card. When you reach the $25 threshold you can withdraw funds to your card and use them at will. It really is a great premise.

Using Redgage for Content Promotion

Often I’ll track my keyword relevant hubs, articles, and blog posts to see where they rank on the search engines. Often they are several pages deep or nonexistent. What I’ve noticed with Redgage listings is that quite often they are at the top of the search engines. For example I wrote a hub on going to college at 40. Now it was keyword relevant and placed well on the search engines, but when I promoted the link on redgage the link and description shot to the first page and stayed there for several weeks. I gain a lot of traffic and made money with both Redgage and Hubpages.

Now I can’t say that this will happen all the time and quite frankly much like hubpages your content is more likely to be viewed by the community that someone running a google search. What difference does it make? Your making money right!

Redgage as a Source of Backlinks.

We’re always hearing about quality backlinks. Folks use hubpages, squidoo, infobarrel, and a variety of other sites to create quality backlinks so why not do the same with redgage and get paid to do it. Also, you can create content relevant links in your blog posts on redgage. Again, why not get paid to promote your content everywhere!

Redgage Downfalls

So what is wrong with redgage? It’s glitchy! Uploading and traversing the site takes a lot of patience. It stops and starts and hiccups, but it’s worth the effort. Especially when it costs you nothing!

Conclusion

Give redgage a try. Users make thousands of dollars on the site each year. You might as well make a few bucks for yourself and promote your content in the process.

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    • earnforlife profile image

      earnforlife 4 years ago

      Great article and very informative. I will definitely be trying this one out. Voted up.

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      collegedad 4 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

      I hope that the upgrade increases site efficiency. I'll look you up on Redgage. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      I use it too and have like it. They are currently upgrading the website and I'm anxious to see how it looks when it comes back up. I use the same name there as here if anyone wants to add me as a friend.

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      RedGage sounds interesting enough to try out. But I'm not too keen on those glitches that you mentioned. Hopefully, those glitches get fixed and taken care of so it won't bother users and potential users anymore.

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      collegedad 4 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

      I'm finding that content type and hub titles make a big difference. I have also found that commenting, rating, and friend requesting all lead to disproportionate numbers of content views. These all create a pyramid effect. Just making 10 comments, 10 ratings, and 10 friend requests each day increases my views by 200 - 300% on redgage. Now I've only been tracking this for a week or so, but I'm betting that with the right mix of the three most anyone can make money on redgage while increasing hub traffic.

      Keep in mind also that a major goal is increasing google ranking and traffic. Redgage is just a step in that process.

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      I haven't set up a tracker ..but from what I see , on RedGage..one of my hubs had 22 visits the rest only 1 or 2 visits..I have 17 hubs up.

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      collegedad 4 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

      Just as a side note. I set up a tracker for the hub links I upload to redgage. I've posted four links in six days. Those four links have generated 665 hub views according tot the tracker. Doing the math it doesn't take long to increase hub profits using redgage!

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      Ronald E Franklin 4 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

      Thanks. That's encouraging.

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      collegedad 4 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

      Hi RonElFran, I haven't had any trouble with Google downgrading my rankings. That said, I would think that backlinks on reddit, digg, stumbleupon, pinterest, etc. would receive the same downgrade. I can tell you this much. My links on redgage receive twice as much traffic as my photos and I have noticed an up tic in the traffic leading to the hubs I've posted.

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      oh my I hope not

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      Ronald E Franklin 4 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

      I've started on Redgage, but I'm concerned about another post that talked about whether Google will consider Redgage backlinks as spamming the system and downgrade your hub rankings as a result. Do you have any experience/thoughts about that?

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      collegedad 4 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

      Cool Lipnancy. Lately I've been posting everything on Redgage and I must say it does generate traffic.

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Actually in the past we were taught to post to Redgage. Ever without any friends, I was able to receive some traffic.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      your more than welcome and I will do.

    • collegedad profile image
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      collegedad 4 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

      Glad to hear Lee B!

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      collegedad 4 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

      Thanks torrilynn! If you sign up look me up on Redgage. There are many hubbers over there.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      hi collegedad,

      thanks for this hub i really appreciate it

      i really appreciate the information that you give

      on this site and the ways that it can benefit

      anyone. voted up.

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      Lee Barton 4 years ago from New Mexico

      Really great hub--just the information I was looking for.

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      collegedad 4 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

      prasetio30, I'm putting every link I can on redgage. My stats show that my links receive twice the traffic that my photos do, which really surprised me. Good luck!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I am a member of redgage. Wow...I should be more active at this site to promote my hubs and my blog as well. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up and success for you :-)

      Prasetio

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      Okay, thank you. I just put up 2 new links..I will watch for other.

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      collegedad 4 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

      Hi Faythef. You may not see a jump from redgage as their traffic may fall under "other" under stats. I post a couple of links on redgage today that got traffic and that's where it showed up.

      Slow and steady is right. There is a lot to learn with keywords/tags.

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      on the other hand it maybe my keywords /tags..I don't really get how to choose those....slow but sure..thank you for this voting up and sharing

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      I'm already signed up on Redgage...I haven't seen a great jump in traffic from there..but maybe its my writing..LOL..or I just am not doing it right..

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      collegedad 4 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

      Billybuc, lingsta, give it a try. I believe they've been doing some upgrades on the site. It seems that the site reacts faster than it used to.

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I have tried redgage too, and yes most of the time it fails to respond. I haven't logged in there for ages now. May be I need to go back and check. Thank you for this hub. Voting up and sharing!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I know I should try another site, and I've toyed with Redgage before, but I just can't find the time to learn a new site right now. Good job of explaining it and I'll refer back to this if I ever free up some time.

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      abyas 4 years ago

      I actually just signed up and putting my content on there right now. So far, I have made a penny and that is not even promoting or anything. I will have to wait and see how this pans out for me. Thanks again for your article! It is giving me fresh hope!

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      collegedad 4 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

      Thanks for the stumble abyas! I think you'll benefit from Redgage. I've made a few bucks over there and I've barely done anything.........yet!

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      abyas 4 years ago

      I always looking for ways to promote my revenue articles and I found a couple, which I planned on signing up for today and I stumpleUpon your article and will also be signing up for redgage too. Thanks for the great information!

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      collegedad 4 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

      Ya there has been a few times that I've just closed that browser tab and came back later. I'm follicly challenged so I can't risk the wee bit I have left. :)

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      Koralee Phillips 4 years ago from Penticton British Columbia Canada

      Thanks for the information on using Redgage. I think it sounds really interesting and worth trying out. However, I really lack patience when it comes to glitches when uploading things on the internet. I want to pull my hair out and scream. So I really appreciate the heads up on that point :).