Before we get into discussing Clipping for Cash here are the basics.
Clipping lets you clip specific pieces of web pages, and then share what you clip with your friends on Facebook, MySpace or anywhere else. Unlike bookmarks that let you share a link to an entire page, clipping lets you capture and share the highlights from the page. Clips can also be saved privately, emailed or printed.
Clipping Improves Your Search Engine Ranking
Clipping is an easy way to generate backlinks to your Blog, opportunity pages, landing pages, affiliate clone pages, etc. One of the clipping sites I like is ClipMarks.com. Registration is free, and then you install the Clipmarks Button on your browser. Just one button that lets you share text, images, and videos. With Clipmarks in your browser you’re always a click away from sharing anything you find on the web. But instead of copying and pasting links, Clipmarks is like adding a pair of scissors to your browser, letting you capture exactly what you want others to see.
When you clip something, you can share it anywhere on the web, including Facebook, your blog, by email or on clipmarks.com. Your clip collection is searchable from any computer with an internet connection, including your iPhone, Blackberry, or other mobile device.
ClipMarks has a PR of 4 and an Alexa Rank of 3,162 so by clipping your WebPages you are building High Value Link Juice. Plus, your clips have the possibility of going viral through what ClipMarks calls “Pops” and “Guides” which are explained on the ClipMarks website. Basically, if people like your clips, they pass your clips around.
Search Engines Love Clips
Originally I started clipping to improve my search engine rankings through the backlinks that clipping provided. A few days after I had done some work creating a web of backlinks to one of my affiliate pages I checked on my keyword to see how it was doing. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that my ClipMarks clip had made it to #3 on the first page of Google. My Affiliate site had not made it to the front page yet.
Within 2 days of creating that clip, it had moved to the #3 position. Now, I’m sure it will not always be the case with all keywords especially the highly targeted ones. But, if you are working with micro niche and long tail keywords less competitive in nature this is some wonderful news.
Just the fact that my clip ranked so high and did it so quickly is all the proof I need to believe that the search engines love Clipping. Even if the Clip does not reach the front page, you have to appreciate the link juice!
Earn Extra Cash – Embed Clips on Your Blog or Website
I thought this was pretty cool! ClipMarks has a feature they call “Clip Widget” You can customize and embed the Clip Widget onto your blog or WebPages. I put it on one of my sites to test it out and it has produced 1 or 2 sales a week for the past 2 months without me having to do anything beyond putting the code on my page.
Other Nice Features
If you are going to include ClipMarks in your Link Juice toolbox be sure to complete your “About Me” page. It’s a good place to put a link to your blog and/or one of your money sites, landing pages, etc. It does not seem to permit HTML so you won’t be able to use anchor text. But your URL is clickable if you include http://
Another perk that some people may like is that ClickMarks includes an app to easily invite your friends to your clips.
And you can Syndicate your clips beyond Clipmarks.com by using their simple app for posting clips on FriendFeed, Facebook, Twitter, Del.icio.us, and more.
Clipping has definitely found a permanent place in my arsenal. It is easy to register. Easy to set up. Easy to use. And it produces results fast. I highly recommend you include Clipping if you are looking for results.