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    At Big Red SEO, we try to stay on top of digital marketing trends so that we can, in turn, leverage our knowledge to improve our clients’ businesses. Today we’re going to share with you one trend that’s taken the Internet by storm over the past six months – infographics.

    If you don’t know, an infographic is exactly what it sounds like – a graphic that presents information. They’re most helpful when used to clarify a process or to compare several different facts to each other. They also happen to be a very powerful tool for Search Engine Optimization.

    How Do Infographics Help SEO?

    Let’s look at an example: a dentist might make an infographic about proper brushing habits or oral hygiene statistics. If the infographic provides interesting information, then it will get picked up by other dentists and personal hygiene blogs (believe me, they exist). Any time the infographic is published on another website, it will be linked to the original dentist. More links equal more link juice increasing your ranking ability.

    Another example a gym might make one about the benefits of exercise, the different types of exercise and how they compare, or statistics about obesity and the health problems it causes. Infographics can be made for any business in any niche. As long as there are data or facts, there are infographics to be made.

    Why Are Infographics So Effective?

    Before we get into the how-to of using infographics, let’s look at why they’re so effective in the first place. At Big Red SEO, we believe they are;

    • Eye-Catching if they’re designed well. They make you stand out from the crowd.
    • Trendy. Infographics are really popular right now.
    • Helpful. They provide valuable information in a way that’s easy to digest.
    • Shareable by Nature. They are extremely well-suited for social networks and blogs.

    This fun and engaging source is a great way to educate your readers in a fun, fast, and friendly way. But how do you go about creating your own?

     

    infographics provide data, details, and fun education snippets

    How to Create a Kick-Ass Infographic

    We’ve broken down the process for creating infographics into five basic steps, as outlined below:

    Step 1. Pick a Topic

    First, decide what you want your infographic to cover. Try to pick a topic with lots of statistics and numbers to back it up. Also, make sure your topic matters to your audience. A helpful way to define your topic is to write a thesis statement, just like you did for your college essays. In one sentence, state what your infographic aims to accomplish. If you need more than one sentence, your idea should probably be simplified further.

    Step 2. Gather Research and Statistics

    This one is pretty self-explanatory. You need to gather the specific statistics and data used in your infographic. As you’re gathering data, try to imagine how it can be represented in a fun and attractive way. Make sure you collect sources while you’re at it.

    Step 3. Outline the “Flow”

    This is where you figure out how your data will be presented. Will it be linear, starting with a question, then presenting information that answers it? Will it be laid out like a slideshow? Or will it be simpler than that, more like a glorified diagram than a series of steps? Either way is fine – just figure out what works for your topic.

    Step 4. Find a Designer

    While it’s possible to design an infographic yourself, it’s not recommended. If you don’t have anyone in-house who can handle graphic design, just call us at (402) 522-6468. We’d be happy to help create your vision.

    Step 5. Publish and Share

    Finally, you’re ready to publish your infographic. Put it on your blog, tell your friends about it, and share it on social networks. Make sure you utilize proper SEO to get long-term Search Engine traffic. Don’t worry if your infographic doesn’t get immediate traction – it can always become viral out of nowhere. And even if you never go “viral,” your current and future customers will appreciate the resource. As you can see, it’s not that hard to create an infographic. They can be made for just about any industry imaginable.

    Now, I hope that this post has been truly useful for you. You should have a basic grasp of how to get started with infographics. However, it’s okay if you have more questions about using infographics for SEO. If you do, once again, please contact us at (402) 522-6468, and we’ll be happy to help.

    Our SEO Company in Omaha can help you design an infographic, work an infographic into your blog, get your infographic more attention, or otherwise help you provide more value to your site’s visitors. As always, thanks for reading our blog here at Big Red SEO!

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