Infographics have become an effect way to garner attention online. Whether it is interesting data, a new report or a customer survey, or some other interesting, creative visual, infographics can be an effective way to disseminate a message. But just creating an eye-catching infographic isn’t enough. You have to know how to get the word out. Below are five ways for infographic success.
When it comes to promoting almost anything, but particularly a graphic, the importance of social media cannot be overemphasized. Social media has the ability of allowing friends, contacts, and colleagues to share things they find interesting, and some of the most commonly shared items are visual media. Effective visuals can grab an audience immediately and attract a lot of attention.
Social media provides you with a forum for a well designed infographic to quickly circulate among customers and potential customers alike and garner new visitors for your site.
You may have a well read blog with many visitors each day, but the odds are, those are the readers who have already seen your infographic. However, if you take the initiative to blog about your graphic, you can demonstrate not only your blogging skills or knowledge of a given area, but you can entice people to look at your infographic and also your site.
But look beyond your own blog as well. Some sites will allow you to create the blog posts at no cost to you, garnering them additional readers and allowing you to distribute your infographic among their channels.
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If your infographic accompanies a press release, it may appear on a number of different forums than it would otherwise. The information contained within the graphic might be of specific interest to a website, newspaper or magazine, but alone is not enough to be considered “news.” Giving a rundown of the study or facts behind the image not only gives them content for their outlet, but your graphic can help to break up large chunks of text.
And don’t neglect radio or television when you send out the release. Television stations will sometimes feature a graphic as it was developed by a given company or blogger when it crafts a piece around the image. Radio stations may read the press release, thus increasing your presence, and include the graphic and a link back to your site on the station’s website, as well.
Infographic Listing Sites
There are sites dedicated solely to listing available infographics on the web. These are an easy resource for people looking for creative ways of displaying what might be otherwise boring facts, and they give you the added opportunity of being seen. These sites also attract a different type of website visitor, and many may take notice not only of the information in your graphic but the style and appeal of the image itself. They also have SEO value for the link back to your site.
Feature it Prominently on Your Site
You want your graphic seen, and you want it associated with your website. The most common-sense approach is to be sure that your infographic is not buried but, instead, is prominently featured on your main website. Not only does it help to get the image seen, but it makes it very clear to those led back to your site by the graphic that you are responsible for its design.
One of the great things about an infographic is that it can be used for so many different purposes. Whether it is adding it to your site, embedding it into blog posts or social networks, including it in a video, or PowerPoint presentation, infographics can be useful in so many different ways making it a potentially very effective marketing effort.