If you are looking to expand your backlink horizon, here’s 3 websites you might have overlooked. All are free to join, two offer earning potential in case you want some extra money.
Redgage: this one is well known if you are on squidoo. Many of us use it to get backlinks to our lenses. On RG you share links and photos and videos and earn money based on your traffic. I have been paid close to 150$ already. It’s one of my favorite website to earn some residual income with little work. Upload your stuff, get traffic and get paid. Links there count as backlinks. You can add links to your profile as well. Nice community, responsive staff.
Jamespot: Share links, write blog posts. A kind of Digg, European.
MyLot: Adding links to your profile is not easy, but backlink is backlink. What I do is wait until I have a dozen of pages or so, write the HTML code on a notepad and head to MyLot to add them. Here’s how: go to “profile”. Click “edit profile” (orange button on the left side of your page). Click “add content”. Pick “HTML”. Paste all your code (make sure you save a copy of it because often once you publish, you loose everything and have to try again). Make sure to hit the enter key once after you paste your code. Save. It doesn’t work all the time! that’s why you need to have a copy otherwise you waste a lot of time. You can also earn some money there by contribution to the discussions. Do not drop link! Your posts will be deleted. I don’t really take part much there, I log once a week, answer a couple of threads. But some are earning decently apparently. I never did enough to earn anything….but I have some backlinks lol.
After 3 years of total inactivity on Hubpages, I finally published a first page there (make that two). Yes, really I did. For some reason I have never felt at home on Hubpages and was finding the platform a bit daunting. But for the “not put your eggs in the same basket” reason I decided to publish a couple of pages there. That will allow me to backlink some squidoo lenses at the same time. Both pages are about toys not made in China. I have many Squidoo pages on that topic, so lots of interlinking. I am a bit fed up with squidoo and all the cheating and gaming going on there.
Now, Hubpages. To tell the truth, publishing there is quite easy. Easier and much more user friendly than Squidoo. I didn’t get any warning about being “overly promotional” (I heard that Hubpages is rather strict on that and was afraid that linking to my own Squidoo stuff would send red signals). The pages look clean and professional.
As for backlinks I will have to be a little more active there because to get “do follow” links you need a profile score of 75 and individual hubs of 40 or more. Seems rather easy with unique content, a bit of traffic.