Anyone know how to link all your hubpages stuff to redgauge?

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  1. salt profile image70
    saltposted 8 years ago

    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?

  2. salt profile image70
    saltposted 8 years ago

    someone must know, or are you letting me learn for myself?

    1. profile image0
      JeanMeriamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm on Redgage. I have seen that. I haven't tried it yet. I'll try now and get back to you.

      1. profile image0
        JeanMeriamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        okay. Go to profile, then look for the sites tab. Add the name Hupages and add

        add the hubages url of your profile

        1. profile image0
          JeanMeriamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          oh and that didn't add everything, just the profile link. Maybe you can add your rss feed somewhere. I haven't really checked it out yet.

  3. salt profile image70
    saltposted 8 years ago

    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?

    1. Edweirdo profile image88
      Edweirdoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Duh, I never answered your original question!

      You have to add hub links one by one, you can't add all of your hubs in one fell swoop...

  4. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. Anolinde profile image88
      Anolindeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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!

    2. rmr profile image80
      rmrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. englightenedsoul profile image61
        englightenedsoulposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Rmr what Marisa meant is that you don't get points for uploading links so you can't take part in daily raffle contests and also very few links get featured.  Blogs and photos get more featured bonus.

    3. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.....

      1. Marisa Wright profile image96
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

    4. profile image0
      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for this. i was wondering too. tomorrow when i finally get some time i will start my blogs smile

      1. Marisa Wright profile image96
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

  5. Anolinde profile image88
    Anolindeposted 8 years ago

    You found what you're looking for yet, Salt?

    1. salt profile image70
      saltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      all very useful and marissa is one of those people who knows almost everything. Im beginning to think she is a computer!!!

      1. Anolinde profile image88
        Anolindeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        LOL!  Great! smile

  6. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    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).

    1. Anolinde profile image88
      Anolindeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, this might sound dumb .. but what's the difference between pics and images? yikes

      1. skyfire profile image72
        skyfireposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Lol nice catch, that should be links tongue

  7. salt profile image70
    saltposted 8 years ago

    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!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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!

      1. salt profile image70
        saltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        marisa, again... thankyou words from the wise and obviously more calm, centred and organised than I... therefore, wise! Thanks..

      2. Anolinde profile image88
        Anolindeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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 smile

    2. Edweirdo profile image88
      Edweirdoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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!

  8. Edweirdo profile image88
    Edweirdoposted 8 years ago

    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 cool

    1. She-rah profile image76
      She-rahposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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 smile How do I get them in a collection now since they're no longer in the default collection???

      1. Edweirdo profile image88
        Edweirdoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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...

        1. She-rah profile image76
          She-rahposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ah, ha! Great Thank You So Much!!!

    2. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So you're saying you don't know whether the links inside blog posts are do-follow?

      1. Edweirdo profile image88
        Edweirdoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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...

        1. Edweirdo profile image88
          Edweirdoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          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...

    3. thisisoli profile image69
      thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Edweirdo profile image88
        Edweirdoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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?

  9. AEvans profile image79
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    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. smile

  10. salt profile image70
    saltposted 8 years ago

    ok, that all sounds really good. The backlinks are what? Links or blog posts?

  11. She-rah profile image76
    She-rahposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. Edweirdo profile image88
      Edweirdoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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...

    2. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Edweirdo profile image88
        Edweirdoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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! cool


        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...

  12. PackSecure profile image61
    PackSecureposted 8 years ago

    Anyone else having trouble registering for RedGage?  The link does not seem to go anywhere.  sad

  13. PackSecure profile image61
    PackSecureposted 8 years ago

    I figured it out.  If you go to redgauge.com it will not let you sign up.  You have to go to redgage.com

  14. PackSecure profile image61
    PackSecureposted 8 years ago

    I do not know what a referral does, but the first person to respond I will use their name as a referral.

    1. Edweirdo profile image88
      Edweirdoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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 big_smile

      1. Anolinde profile image88
        Anolindeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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!

        1. Edweirdo profile image88
          Edweirdoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          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...

  15. ruanz3 profile image66
    ruanz3posted 8 years ago

    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 wink

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I managed to import twitter and facebook finally but I cannot get it to link to my blogs.

    2. Edweirdo profile image88
      Edweirdoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've only ever posted backlinks there and have had success, so keep that up.

  16. sabrebIade profile image58
    sabrebIadeposted 8 years ago

    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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