Infographics can be an effective tool for conveying information about practically anything. Yes, even your business. If you have a business or a website that needs some publicity, creating an infographic, or having one created can be an effective way of marketing it. In this article, you’ll learn why you should make use of this type of media, and how you could do it.
The definition of an infographic is relatively simple: infographics are images that convey information in one way or another. They incorporate writing, design and analysis in order to convey as much information as possible in an easy-to-read, enjoyable and visually appealing format. A good infographic can summarize complex data in an easily understandable way.
You might wonder what good these things might do for you, and I am here to tell you what. Infographics are on the rise: since 2010, searches for infographics have increased 800%. They provide an eye-catching and effective way of sharing information and content, and if they are about a popular subject, they might even go viral.
When creating an infographic you obviously want it to look good. Therefore, if you are not a very good visual designer, you should hire someone from freelance services such as oDesk, Elance and Freelancer.com. Make sure to have an idea of how you want the infographic to look, and obviously you should have the information that will go on the infographic ready before hiring anyone. Make sure to use the keywords you want to rank for in the title; these are the words everyone is going to use when sharing your infographic through social media and blogs when linking back to your site. Also make sure to make your infographic easy to share. Add share-buttons below it (don’t go over the top though, no one wants share button spam and it just looks unprofessional) and add embed code below it to make it easy for bloggers to add to their blogs with your link.
Now you know why infographics can be incredibly useful for marketing purposes. Remember, though: always, ALWAYS fact check your infographics before publishing them. Besides being unprofessional, having errors in them just isn’t right: you would effectively be spreading misinformation.