Honourable Reasons to Use Infographics

The infographic is an innovative way to cover a range of different subjects and topics. Infographics provide a talking point, draw comparisons, and focus on real-world trends and topics that people within your industry want to know about. Here are some good reasons to use infographics as part of your digital marketing strategy.

Brain Waves

FACT: 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual

  1. Graphics are compelling and attract the eye
    People love facts, figures and statistics. They also like compelling images and graphics, so combined together you can create a great piece of content.

  2. Can be easily scanned to get key details
    Human beings are highly visual and because 90% of the information that comes to the brain is visual, relating facts to images makes it easier for the brain to remember the most important details. A lot of people also tend to scan read, so the ability to have graphics to convey a fact will also help them to get the information they are after quicker.
  3. Increase traffic
    An infographic that is embedded on your website and is compelling enough to read can drive traffic to your website as people share your content through social media.
  4. The ability to go viral on the net
    Infographics get more shares on social networks and have the ability to become viral quicker than written articles.
  5. Awareness of a brand
    Creating an infographic that has your logo and fits with your brand has a powerful means of creating greater brand awareness for your company.
  6. Shows an expert understanding of your industry and subject
    The research required to create an infographic will display your knowledge and position you as an expert on your subject, category or topic of interest.
  7. Easily shareable worldwide
    The internet has provided a fast and effective way to reach people globally and instantly. The ability to be embedded on other websites can make an infographic successful.
  8. SEO benefits
    An infographic has the possibility of going viral on the net if the content is right for your audience. Google will index your website and rank it higher in search if your infographic page is well optimised. Infographics also help you to cover off questions that your potential customers are looking for answers to.

A Dying Tactic?

The following graph shows that there is likely to be a decline in the interest of infographics in 2014.

The interest in infographics

The main question to ask yourself here is where am I trying to put my infographic? Outreaching to any old blog for a placement and a link is pointless. However placement on an industry specific blog or website relevant to the topic will help to reach the audiences you are looking to gain.

Unless your infographic is full of relevant and useful information to your audience, it’s not likely to be used and shared by potential customers and influencers. You need to come up with a topic that’s going to compel someone to want to share your content online.

How Not to Use an Infographic..

It’s no secret that Google has started to crack down on backlinks and the authority backlinks give to a site. Soon links will no longer be a ranking factor in the world of SEO. In the meantime, the Google Penguin updates have been making sure that websites who spam their sites or have low quality links are penalised in search.

Google Penguin

Using infographics for this purpose and getting low quality links to your site will in fact not benefit your site at all. An infographic for the purpose of providing relevant information in a format that is easy to understand however, is much more likely to give you better benefits such as brand reach and engagement.

How Can an Infographic Benefit My Online Shop?

Why Infographics

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