Hi, I just thought I would sign up for Xomba for my back links as Redgage is a complete waste of time as I can never get a link to work! So I joined blogger and I don't like that! So tonight I thought I would have a go at Xomba, is there anybody that thinks it's worth it? thanks
If you are looking for somthing really good that you do get paid from every week and links have a read of
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havent earned anything from xomba but get paid every week and when I sell words !
I have my RedGage, which leads back here. I did have Xomba at one point, but deleted my account. Then again, I didn't use it properly at the time, which is something I learned from the 60 day challenge group. I should have kept it and used it to feed links to my blog.
I am presently using 6 blogs, RedGage, Twitter, and a few other sources. I am constantly submitting RSS feeds and promoting my blogs.
I let my hubs stand as they are. Almost everything I've written is contained with my blogs. My blogs point to different articles and only have a few things in common with one another.
I have my apparel blog, to help support my apparel hubs. I also use RedGage as a source for feeding my hubs on apparel.
With the constant work I have to do, to maintain, it requires structured times for specific things to be done. Thus, I can provide time to myself, to write more hubs or be in the forums.
My Xomba account has not worked out well for me and I will probably end up deleting it altogether
Hi, thanks for the replies, I might give it a go, but it seems to me that there doesn't seem to be a lot of people on it so I am still not sure!
I am trying Xomba for backlinks now, slowly backlinking all of my hubs. I have linked perhaps 60 hubs, and received about 100 page impressions according to adsense (does that mean 200 reads with the 50/50 split?). I've also got a very few clicks, earning a couple of dollars.
Considering the effort I've put into it, both traffic and clicks are a waste at this time, although making bookmarks is quick and easy. The value of a backlink to search engines is harder to quantify.
Realize as well that I've written only one very short article at Xomba and have been there for only a month. Everything could change given some more time.
I have had a Xomba account for well over 12 months and I have had 2 Adsense clicks over that time. This is for over 100 articles. I feel that the site has a focus on one needing to be very very social on it to achieve some moderate success for both use of Adsense and traffic. I feel Redgage is also similar in that regard.
For me I would rather focus on Hubs than using Redgage & Xomba. These type of sites do me little regard as social networking is not my favored type of time sink.
Xomba is no follow, so the links don't have any SEO Value, there are bette rplaces to build backlinks.
The backlinks at Xomba are nofollow, but it is important to have a few nofollow backlinks to give your backlinking strategy a natural look. So I will recommend Xomba.
The google spider ignores any link with the no-follow tag, I am becoming more and more certain that the collecting of nofollow links to make a site seem more 'natural' is a myth.
I have already proved this, if you actually read through the technical documentation on both of these sites (It is available if you are willing to look for it) Both Google and Yahoo tell you their policies on the no-follow attribute in black and white.
I don't particulalry want to spend an hour digging all this information up again, but if you really want to know the truth you can research it yourself and you will get the same findings. Research is the best way to form your SEO strategy.
One thing I am looking in to right now is how Google may use Analytics and Webmaster tools data to affect your serps, since a couple of the big names in SEO have also wondered about how/if Google uses this information in ranking websites.
I too noticed the no-follow backlinks at Xomba, but I've also noticed they show as backlinks in Yahoo search. I posted my first article there less than a month ago; so far, I made twelve cents. I'm sure if I posted a lot I'd earn more.
I also started making hubs within the last month - and so far have 11, so it is clear I like this site better at this point. Seeing the no-follow links there at Xomba was a huge disappointment. Anyone who knows content writing knows how much we crave those backlinks! So sorry there are spammers, but... HubPages' policy of excluding beginners from backlinks is the best spam-deterrent technique I've seen yet.
My backlinks come from a variety of places. One of these days I'll put my entire backlink strategy online, but I'm not ready yet - I'm still testing it.
Here's one you may not have thought of: Ryze - a business networking site. You can list links on your home page. My screen-name there is the same as here, in case you want to look me up. If you leave me a comment there I'll comment you back when I return to add more links.
The articles on there rank well if you use good key words. However as others said, the links are no follow. It's just another place to spread a few links, nothing more.
I've found Xomba articles often get a high ranking quickly and then drop right down again. Don't know if that's something I'm doing or if it's to do with Xomba.
I do think it's worth doing though, for the odd article and a few bookmarks, even if they are nofollow.
Yes, I am on there and had heard a lot about it but can't say it has done much for my traffic or income. I am on Redgage too and again had heard a lot of people saying how great it was but I have hardly made anything there. The amount of time you need to put in on these sites seems disproportional for what you get back as far as I am concerned! But I join them all and stick some stuff on them all in the hopes it all helps!
I haven't used Xomba enough to know for sure. I don't like the platform, it doesn't seem to get much traffic either.
I use Xomba and Redgage. I don't get a lot of income from Xomba, but I do get some traffic. I pretty much stick to just links at Xomba, and I've noticed that a lot of my links rank higher than the actual hubs. If the links are nofollow, so be it, I still get some early traffic while my hub is still new.
As far as Redgage goes, sometimes I make pennies a week, and sometimes I make pennies a day. Either way it seems worth the minute or so it takes to put up a link and a short blurb. Even if I stop using it, I wouldn't delete the account because the pennies will just keep accumulating.
I have an account in xomba, however have not used it yet. It is a community full of spamster.
I think they've placed no-follow on their links to discourage spammers. Can't blame them for that... but it means if I'm going to write an article I want to put a backlink into, I'll go somewhere that's do-follow, like Gather.Com.
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