Presentation on visual social networks and content marketing given 5/18/2012 at WebVisions conference in Portland, including Pinterest and infographic marketing. Also discusses indications of where social visual networks are headed.
TL;DR (Too long; didn’t read)
Explained The Old Man and the SeaAn old man catches a fish thats too big for his boat. The fish gets eaten by sharks. Then he goes home and DIES. Dante’s Inferno Some woman puts Dante through Hell. What do we sacrifice in the pursuit of succinctness? Source
What Infographic Success Looks Like
Name of Links Retweets Topic View Infographic World Cup 2010 Calendar (English) 53,538 18,000 Sports Link World Cup 2010 Calendario (Spanish) 19,044 18,000 Sports Link WTF is HTML5 and Why We Should All Care 14,200 5,846 Internet Link How Different Groups Spend Their Day 13,000 n/a Culture Link The Rip 8,517 1,500 Technology Link Left vs Right World 6,000 123 Politics Link The Billion Dollar Gram 4,000 n/a Money Link If You Printed the Internet 4,000 1,956 Office Link Coffee Drinks Illustrated 3,688 n/a Coffee LinkSource
Who Linked To Past Infographics?OpenSiteExplorer.org
Google Image Search Tineye.com (Image) (infographic URL) (Image) Research Niche Infographics• Search Visual.ly / other infographic sites by keyword• Search Google – Intitle:keyword + “infographic” – Inurl:keyword + “infographic” – Keyword + infographic
Free Infographic Submission (save for
the end of promotion period)Infographr.tumblr.co CoolInfographics.co InfographicsArchive.co m m SubmitInfographics.com m Visual.ly InfographicsGenerator.c Infographicas.coInfographicsite.com om BestInfographics.co.uk CloudInfographics.com mIHeartInfographic s StyleAndFlow.co Infographipedia.com OMGInfographics.com Infographic.co.za m .tumblr.com InfographicsBin.tumblr.c InfographicsShowcase.c InfographicPost.com Iinfographic.com InfographicGallery.com om omPureInfographics.com InfographicHub.com StyleandFlow.com Best-Infographics.com Infographipedia.com
Personal lessons from in-house infographic
creation & promotion:- Get placement on sites with established followings (especially those getting scraped)- Make sure your graphic looks visually appealing from a distance (important for Pinterest)- Send your infographic to your e-mail list (standalone or packaged with other content marketing). It’s an easy way to reach a relevant audience with minimal work.- Most in-house designers have never done this. Prepare for a lot of revisions.