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Frequently Asked Questions

What is RedGage?


What is RedGage?

RedGage is a website that pays you for the content you create. Upload your blogs, photos, videos, documents or links and start making money.

How does RedGage work?

Every time someone views one of your content pages on RedGage, you make a little more money.

How much does it cost?

Nothing. RedGage is free.

What is unique about RedGage?

RedGage is a content platform and a social networking site in one. On other Web 2.0 sites, advertisers pay the websites to put banner ads on their user's pages. At RedGage, you make money from those advertisements.


Activation


How do I sign up?

Use the sign up button on the upper right hand side of the homepage to sign up. Filling out your basic information will only take a few moments and then you will receive an activation code in your email.

I have NOT received my activation code, what should I do?

You should receive your activation code a few minutes after signing up. If you don't see it in your email inbox, check your spam mail. If you still have not received your activation code, please contact Support@RedGage.com.

What do I do once I activate?

Once you have a profile, feel free to check out the website. You can start uploading immediately! Feel free to import existing content or follow the Getting Started Guide. You can browse RedGage Tutorials under the Collections of the RGHelp User to understand more about the tools and features on RedGage.


Content


How do I upload content?

You can import your content from other sites with the Import tool or you can click the ‘Upload’ button. You can upload single files with this drop down bar while you navigate the site. After you choose a content type in the upload bar and fill in the fields, click the upload button.

For more details on uploading, check out the Uploading Tutorial

What kind of content can I upload?

At this time, you can upload blogs, pictures, videos, documents, and links.

How much content can I upload?

RedGage puts no limit on the amount of content you can upload.

Where can I find my content after I upload it?

All of your content can be found on your profile page (www.RedGage.com/USERNAME). It will be listed under the content tabs on the main profile page or can be found if you click on the Content icon above your profile photo.

How do I delete my own content?

Click the "delete" button, which can be found on the upper right hand corner or your content page or in the Content section of your Profile.

For more information on editing and removing content, read the Edit/Remove Content Tutorial

How do I edit my own content?

Click the "edit" button, which can be found on the upper right hand corner or your content page or in the Content section of your Profile.

For more information on editing and removing content, read the Edit/Remove Content Tutorial

How do I organize my content?

Click the “collections” button on your profile. You can create unlimited collections to organize your materiel.

For more information on organizing content read the Collections Tutorial

What is fraudulent tagging?

Fraudulent tagging is the act of adding popular but irrelevant keywords or descriptions to your content in an attempt to draw more traffic. RedGage prohibits the use of fraudulent tagging and reserves the right to remove any irrelevant tags.

Who picks the Featured content?

RedGage moderators browse the site and personally select content.

Why did my content get rejected/taken down?

RedGage reserves the right to remove offensive, inappropriate, or plagiarized content at its own discretion.

For more information, read the Flagging Tutorial

Can I upload content to RedGage in languages other than English?

Not yet- but stick around! We are working on it.

Is adult content allowed on RedGage?

RedGage is intended for all ages, so adult content is considered inappropriate for submission and will be removed immediately.

How long will my material be stored?

As long as your account remains active, all of your materials will be stored indefinitely.

Does it always need to be original content?

Yes, anything posted most be yours or you must have the permission to use it or it will be removed. Cite any sources.

What is a trackback link?

When you are uploading content, all of the fields on the upload bar are required (title, tag, description). The only field that is optional is the 'trackback link' when you are uploading a blog. A trackback link is used if you are referencing another person's blog. If you are writing about (or in response to) another blog or website, you can enter the link if you choose.


Profile


How do I edit my profile page or my profile picture?

Starting at your profile page, use the icons above your profile photo to click on 'Edit Profile'. These tabs will allow you to customize your profile with any information about yourself. Navigate to the Picture section of your Profile in your Dashboard and upload your new profile image.

For more information on editing your profile read the Profile Tutorial

Can I change my username?

Since your username functions as your unique identity, currently it is not possible to change your username.

Why are you asking for my real name and contact information?

Without it, we're not able to mail your earnings whenever you withdraw money from your RedGage account. RedGage will not distribute this information to anyone else.

How easy is it to remove my account?

If you decide RedGage is not for you, contact RedGage Support (by either fill out the Contact form or sending an email to Support@RedGage.com) and your account and your content will be terminated.


Tools


What is the Dashboard for?

The dashboard is where you can find your notifications. When you have new mail, comments on your content, or friend requests you will be notified in your Dashboard.

For more information on the Dashboard features, read the Dashboard Tutorial

What is the News Feed?

The News Feed (which can be found in the Dashboard section) keeps you updated with what your friends/subscriptions are doing on RedGage. When a RedGage user (that you have subscribed to) has uploaded content, you will see this activity in the News Need. Your own personal activity is displayed on your profile.

For more information on the News Feed and your other Dashboard features, read the Dashboard Tutorial

What are the Tools?

Click on your Tool tab to utilize the Importing, Inviting, and Broadcasting tools. Depending on how you use RedGage, you might want to use these tools to synchronize your accounts and bring content from other websites or invite your friends. If you are looking for exposure, you might be interested in the Broadcast tool.

To read more about the tools, check out the Import Tutorial, Broadcast Tutorial, Invite Tutorial

Which sites can I import my content from?

As for right now, you can import your content from Flickr, YouTube, Facebook, Wordpress, Twitter and Blogger.

For more information on the Import Tool, read the Import Tutorial.

Which sites can I broadcast to?

As of right now, you can broadcast your uploads to Twitter, Facebook, and Friendfeed.

For more information on the Broadcast Tool, read the Broadcast Tutorial.

How do I invite my friends to join RedGage?

Simply have your friends start the sign-up process from the homepage. You can also use the Invite Tool to import your contacts and send out a customized message. Remind your friends and family to enter your username in the 'referred by' box.

For more details on the Invite Tool, read the Invite Tutorial.

How do I search for users?

To find content from a particular user, enter ‘by {username}’ into the search tab. If you know the username of the person you are looking for, you can go straight to their profile by typing ‘www.RedGage.com/USERNAME' into the URL field.

For more information on searching, read the Basic Search Tutorial or the Advanced Search Tutorial.

What is the difference between subscriptions and friends?

Subscribing to a RedGage user allows you to follow their activity (in your News Feed). Becoming friends with a user allows both of you to view each other's activity. Basically, subscriptions is a one-way street and add friends is a two-way street. If you are interested in a user's content, by following them you are able to see when they upload something new, add a favorite, or change their status. You can view your subscriptions (people you follow), subscribers (people following you), and your friends on your profile page or under your Network icon.

To read more about Networking on RedGage, check out the Network Tutorial


Making Money


How do I make money?

RedGage pays you based on the number of views you get on your content. RedGage may also pay you bonuses when your content is featured. RedGage generates its revenue by posting advertisements on the site.

How and when do I get paid?

As you start to make money, you can view your total earnings on your profile page. You can also view the earnings for each separate piece of content the individual content pages. Your account tab will allow you to breakdown your earnings and see which pieces of content are making you the most money. (To read more about your Account, read the Account Tutorial).

At the end of each month, your RedGage Funds will be added to your account. That money will be pending for two weeks so that RedGage can make sure that there wasn't any manipulation. As soon as your money clears, it will show up in your 'Available Balance'.

When you reach $25.00 in your available balance, you can withdraw your funds. You may also choose to let your earnings accumulate and withdraw funds in increments of $25.00 ($50, $75, etc). When you are ready to withdraw your money, RedGage will ask you for your contact information and send you a RedGage Visa Card.

To learn more about your RedGage Card, read the RedGage Visa Tutorial.

What is the RedGage Visa Card?

Your RedGage Visa Card is a physical debit card that is attached to your RedGage account only. When your RedGage funds are available and you have made a minimum of $25.00, RedGage will ask you for your contact information and ship you a RedGage Visa Card. This card will be like any other debit card and can be used at any place that accepts Visa.

For your first transaction, a $5.00 card fee will be deducted from your balance. After you receive your personal RedGage Visa Card, future transactions will be immediate wireless transfers. You can keep refilling your card and use your funds as you see fit! Each time you withdraw money, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from your total.

To learn more about your RedGage Card or to see an example, read the RedGage Visa Tutorial

What is a Featured Bonus?

RedGage gives a Featured Bonuses to content that makes it to the main page under the Featured section. It is an extra bonus that is added to the money you have earned through page views. Featured Bonuses are unique to each piece of content and are calculated based on factors such as ratings, page views, favorites, etc. To read more about the Featured Bonus and how you can track your earnings, check out the tutorial.

What is the pricing structure?

Your current rate for 1000 views can be be found in your Account section. This rate is unique to each RedGage user and is calculated based on many factors, such as quality of work and level of activity.

How is the number of page views calculated?

A view is counted when your content page is seen by one person. If the same person refreshes the page, or views the content multiple times, it will only be counted as one view.

Do the page clicks count if they are on my content from other sites?

No. In order for a unique view to count, it must be on RedGage.

What are fraudulent clicks or views?

Unfortunately, some people may attempt to cheat RedGage's system by creating a system to constantly load their own pages in order to make more money. RedGage's security system will prevent this from happening and will close their accounts, barring them from submitting content, and may report their actions to the appropriate authorities.

Do I have to pay taxes on the money I make from RedGage?

By United States law, if you make over $600 using RedGage, you must fill out a W9 tax form. You will be notified before reaching $600.00 and then you will be directed to a W9 Form.


Compliance with Copyright Laws


Does RedGage obey copyright laws?

RedGage respects the appropriate ownership of content and will remove content which does not comply with the copyright laws. You always control the rights to your material.

What about Fair Use?

RedGage strongly supports the user's rights to their own content. Our business is based upon the idea that content creators deserve to control and be rewarded from their intellectual property. We also believe strongly in the protections provided by the doctrine of Fair Use, which is part of US copyright law.

Who owns what I publish on RedGage?

You, the user, retain complete ownership of your content. RedGage may host and share your content only for as long as you leave it up on our site and only via the distribution channels you choose.

I didn't upload my content, but I see it on RedGage. Why?

If you see content you own on RedGage that you didn't upload to our site, it means that someone else has done so. Please contact us and we will investigate the matter.

What music can I use in my videos?

Unless permission of your use of music by others is granted under the doctrine of Fair Use under US copyright law, users must be sure that they have the rights to use the music in their video. You can do this by getting explicit permission from the copyright-owner or by using royalty-free music.


Contact


How can I contact RedGage?

Click on the 'Contact' button on the bottom of any RedGage page to fill out a Contact form (hyperlink to the Contact page). You can also contact the RGHelp user or email support@RedGage.com.

For more details on how to contact someone from The RedGage Support Team read the Contact Tutorial

What do I do if I forgot my password?

Follow the steps on the sign in box and an activation code will be sent to your email.

For more details on how to change your password read the Password Tutorial