Xomba, SheToldMe, etc.

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  1. Life at DrTom's profile image75
    Life at DrTom'sposted 8 years ago

    I am getting much more traffic on my submissions at Red Gage than at Xomba, SheToldMe, or YouSaytoo.  For the effort, Red Gage seems to be working much better, yet the other three sites have a higher Alexa ranking.  Can anyone share their experience/thoughts on this?  Thanks.

    1. Life at DrTom's profile image75
      Life at DrTom'sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      After about a week, I have concluded that Xomba is nearly dead.  I have more than 10x more traffic on RedGage than Xomba.  Huge difference.

    2. dbonchabo profile image57
      dbonchaboposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I was searching through google for dofollow sites and came across mashbite.com this site pays you 80% just to submit links and it has a referral program where you earn 15% of the ads.

      1. profile image45
        scothotwaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for sharing. Just visited mashbite and it was easy to register and posting was easy too

  2. Ohma profile image73
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    I just recently joined Redgage I think it is great. do not know about the other 2.

  3. K Partin profile image57
    K Partinposted 8 years ago

    Good to know. I'm checking into Redgage. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Lady_E profile image66
    Lady_Eposted 8 years ago

    I get more Traffic from Xomba. (much higher than Redgage).

    On a positive note, Redgage is good for Backlinks but they stall at making payments.

    1. Life at DrTom's profile image75
      Life at DrTom'sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Now, after a few days with essentially the same content on each site, I am getting 5x more traffic on RedGage than Xomba.  Interesting.

  5. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    I don't really know much about the quality of traffic from redgage, but I do know that you should be aiming for traffic that comes from Google Search, whether it goes from Google to Redgage to your sales page, or straight from Google to your sales page.

    This is the traffic which will earn you cash!

    Xomba is no follow, but I have heard a lot of people mention smoe good Google rankings from it, which have earned them a  fair amount of money!

    1. Super Chef profile image61
      Super Chefposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I find that my links on Xomba are higher in the google search pages than my hub pages and shetoldme. Which is kind of strange considering they are no follow links.

      1. thisisoli profile image71
        thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No follow only applies to the links which are leading away from xomba, if you have other websites linking to your Xomba account  the Xomba account will still benefit from the do-follow links from the other websites!

  6. Appletreedeals profile image70
    Appletreedealsposted 8 years ago

    I have had a really strange time with redgage. When I first joined and bookmarked my hubs, I started getting tons of visits from redgage within hours, I think one hub got spprox. 80 hits by next morning, rest were in the 25 -36 range.

    I thought WoW! and spent the morning adding all my hubs and other sites.

    But ... (always a but) after that first flurry, nothing but a few trickles.

    never did figure it out.

    GA

    1. Life at DrTom's profile image75
      Life at DrTom'sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think all these sites are that way.  The initial hits are the regulars on that site who befriend everyone.  All of us have a tough time generating true organic growth from the outside.

    2. earner profile image85
      earnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sure every site has a bunch of silent Jobsworths .... maybe when a new person joins, all the Jobsworths rush to see what you're linking to, in case they can report you for misuse.

      After a few days, the Jobsworths are checking out other new starters smile

  7. CYBERSUPE profile image61
    CYBERSUPEposted 8 years ago

    Interesting to hear you folks talk about the different sites, which is a learning lesson for me. Thank You all.

  8. sid_candid profile image61
    sid_candidposted 8 years ago

    I think Redgage is the best. Though I submit links to Shetoldme and Xomba too. I get more traffic from redgage submissions.

  9. earner profile image85
    earnerposted 8 years ago

    I never started using these sites, I didn't do it as I thought it'd be considered bad form to just link to my own stuff.

    Now though, a few years on, I have so much "my own stuff" dotted all over the Internet ... it's probably worth thinking about one day... just as a test.

    But, yes, I think most people on those sites will be bored kids at school/similar, so unless you're writing about the latest gadget or their favourite band/football team, they won't really be good traffic - and, they can decreate your CTR on Google Adsense.  I like to keep my CTR high.

    1. netlexis profile image67
      netlexisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Has anyone seen backlinks from these sites. I haven't and I'm just about ready to give up on them. I'm with thisisoli in that I want my real traffic to come from google or other search engines. Using those sites were just a means to an end, but if they're not working, I'm moving on.

      1. blackhatworld profile image56
        blackhatworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        There is allot of talk about backlinks and their benefit.   Everyone wants dofollow.  Do you know that too many outbound links from a dofollow can make that link useless!  Do you know that Yahoo accepts nofollow links!  Here is what you need to know..." a link is a link is a link." 

        Just my two cents.

        1. thisisoli profile image71
          thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          This is incorrect. Yahoo does not use no follow links in it's ranking algorythm, it does crawl them for indexing, but since most websites get discovered pretty quickly nowadays anyway, that is not really a big deal.

          Too many links from a do follow site only become useless if it is spammy. Otherwise there is really no problem at all.

          " a link is a link is a link."  is completely wrong, a link is not just a link.

      2. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Xomba is good at giving backlinks.  So is Tipdrop.

        1. thisisoli profile image71
          thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Xomba is no follow. A few days after you post an article there the links are changed.  Never used Tipdrop.

          1. IzzyM profile image89
            IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Oh...that'll explain how sometimes my number of backlinks drop. Thanks, didn't know that smile

  10. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    I started a new thread here
    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/50536

    which you may be interested in.

  11. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Never bother with any of those, at least manually smile

 
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