I wanted to go over a new browser extension that I’ve been using for a little while now and couldn’t help but write a little SEO blog about it so that you can be aware of it’s incredible potential. So what’s the browser extension? Evernote Web Clipper. I started using Evernote quite a while ago to help with managing my SEO projects, but just recently started using Evernote’s web Clipper function. What’s amazing about it is that you can create multiple categories (or Notebooks as the program calls them) and save multiple notes pertaining to that category. The image below show the what the function screen looks like.

As you can see, it shows the title of the URL that you are on (Currently Maven Websites :) as well as the notebook that I would like to save this page to: currently Maven websites. You can add tags, comments as well as select different saving parameters like:

  • Save Article – Great when you read something online and would like to save that particlular article, but don’t want to bookmark the entire page.
  • Save Selection – Nice for when you want to take a screen shot of a particular section of a webpage and want to save it to one of your notebooks.
  • Save Full Page – Obviously like bookmarking, but this makes it nice so that you can add it to your notebook for your project that you are working on when you need to reference the full page.
  • Save URl – Just like bookmarking the page.

So what makes Evernote Web Clipper so amazing? Let me give you an example of how I use Evernote and how the Web Clipper fuction helps out as well.

As a Search Engine Optimisation Consultant, it’s my job to manage customer SEO projects as well as stay on top of industry trends within the internet marketing realm. I start out in Evernote by creating a notebook for my “SEO Method” and I create notes for how I would like each phase to be implemented. What’s really beneficial is that I can use my whiteboard to write out ideas and then use Evernote’s Android App to take a picture of my whiteboard and save it to a particular note.  These photographs will automatically be sync’ed with my desktop Evernote so that I can finish writing out my SEO Method’s.

I can then use Evernote Web Clipper to save information on SEO from specific web pages and add them to my specific “SEO Method” notebook so that everything is in one place. So for SEO, I have a notebook named “SEO Method Project”, as you can see by my phone screen shot, and I have Notes inside that notebook for:

  • On-Page Optimization
  • Keyword Research
  • Meta Tags
  • Internal Linking
  • Off-Page Optimization
  • Link Building
  • Citations
  • Anchor Text Ect.

I have quite a bit more, but you get the idea. With quite a bit of notes inside the SEO notebook, I can do some research and testing on keyword research and save everything to one note: Whiteboard, website text, website screen shots, urls as well as my thoughts written out.

Evernote makes it really to have everything I need for SEO, all in one place. Evernote’s Web Clipper is a great browser add-on. I’m using Google Chrome and it works perfectly there.

These are my thoughts, what are yours?