Are you allowed to upload other people's links on RedGage? I noticed another Hubber has put the link to my Hub under his own account on RedGage. I'm not too happy about this, especially considering Google's crackdown on links from self-imposed sources.
It appears he has done this with many, many other Hubber's Hubs.
Is this okay, or should I be upset?
It is an available option, anyone that wants to share my stuff with their tracker is free to do so. I will take any publicity I can get.
It's a compliment to have your hubs shared on sharing sites. Many of them frown upon self-promotion so it's great to have others share for you. I get what you mean, though. RedGage pays you for sharing links by the view and this other person is profiting. The great news is, the profit is so small that you could probably find an equal amount by searching the cushions of your couch!
It seems to me that Red Gare is for getting credit for your own activity, not some one elses?
Promotion of your Hubs is your responsibility and getting help from others - I'd consider a good thing not sure why you're upset.
Because it seems wrong to use someone else's Hubs to try to make money on a site that is supposed to be for the creator of the content to post their links.
But maybe it's just me. That's why I'm asking.
I have my own RedGage account. If my content appears there it should be my choice. I've used RedGage before. It generates little traffic, but a few pennies for whomever posted the link, and I really don't believe the backlink is worth very much. This link appearing on RedGage does not benefit me or my work, only the person who posted it.
Red Gage isn't a sharing site like Stumble or Reddit. It is a way to monetize your own content and be paid for traffic to that content (including links).
Their FAQ: "Yes, anything posted most be yours or you must have the permission to use it or it will be removed. Cite any sources."
If someone is uploading your content without you permission and you don't want them to, I would suggest reporting it.
Even a link implicitly asserts that the poster is the copyright holder. So not reporting it might be seen as yielding your copyright to some extent.
Agreed. On the reporting and copyright part.
As you say, RedGage isn't like other social sharing sites. If people are allowed to post whatever they want, in theory someone could open an account and spend all day scraping links from different websites.
Every day they could upload hundreds of links to posts from places like Copyblogger, ABC News, USA Today, ESPN, etc, etc, etc. It would be very easy to find thousands of blog posts and articles, and even if they all got only a few clicks they'd make a bunch of loot.
That's not the point of RedGage, and I'm sure everyone would agree it's wrong. So is it any less wrong to take dozens of articles from HubPages and post them on RedGage as your own?
This would not apply to simply uploading a "link".... a link is not published material. We can not control who may link to a url. DMCAs do not cover links, only copied material such as text and photos and possibly your private videos that are uploaded here on HP.
Redgage allows one to share a link or much more. I only post my links there as any text would be a duplicate content issue here on HP and with Google.
If your work has been copied then yes, file a complaint and DMCA.
Even though I have a Redgage account, I wouldn't mind at all if someone else beat me to adding one of my hubs to Redgage. To me, it earns so little that it's just another place to let people know about my writing. If someone else lets people know, I'd consider that kind of a compliment.
I might also write that person and ask them if they have a Reddit account. If they are willing to put hub links on Redgage, maybe they'd be willing to put them on Reddit, too.
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