How Infographics Can Help Grow Your Blog
Today the guest article is coming by Catie Keeler from the MortgageRates.info, who is sharing the importance of information graphics -infographics – in a blog.
Infographics is a great way to present information in a creative way. Simply, it is the graphical portrayal of information; it combines useful data with images or designs (sometimes using the words or data themselves to create the design) to make readers see or consider the information in a new way. It helps the reader to understand meanings and memorize facts, dates, names and places.
Infographics are becoming more popular, and they are popping up on blogs around the Internet. They aren’t just a fun way to fill content without having to write a blog post: Infographics can help you grow your blog, increase your readership and your brand awareness. Here’s how:
A solid block of text will turn away readers from your blog. Finding ways to incorporate more visuals – such as photos, graphics, and videos – is a good way to make your blog more enticing and welcoming for readers. Infographics offer you a perfect opportunity to add more interesting visuals to your site while also conveying the information you want to share.
Easy to Digest Information
Have you ever tried to sort through the cause-and-effect relationships of supply-and-demand economics? Or have you become hopelessly lost at trying to understand the political influences behind the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Such complex subjects can be broken down and explained more easily through the use of appropriate graphics.
You may not be writing about economics or politics on your blog, but chances are that you occasionally write about complex subjects, and infographics can help you make those topics easier to understand for your readers.
It can be difficult to find new information to share on your social networks or to engage your fans and followers. Infographics are great items to share with these networks because the visuals are engaging and the information helps built your authority in your niche. Great infographics have the potential to be shared more quickly and to go viral, helping you extend your reach.
Infographics promote sharing, which helps you build links back to your site. The more links you get, the more potential traffic you are sending back to your site. The more links and the more traffic you get, the higher Google will rank your site in search results, sending you even more traffic.
Make it even easier to share your infographics by including code for sharing or embedding it on another site.
With all the links, traffic and social sharing your infographics have the potential to generate, you will be building a lot of brand awareness. This will help you to establish yourself as an authority within your niche and to build your customer base. Brand awareness and authority continue to pay dividends long after they have been established, helping you to continue to get new traffic and customers for a long time.
Infographics are easy to create and have many benefits to help you grow your blog. Not only do they provide you with great content tools – helping you to break down information more easily and to add compelling visuals to your site – but they also help you to build traffic and establish your authority in your niche.
Do you use infographics on your site? What benefits have you seen from them? Share your thoughts in the comments!
Catie Keeler is the primary researcher and writer for mortgagerates.info. Her most recent accomplishments include graduating from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a degree in business and communications. Her current focus for the site involves colorado mortgage rates and home mortgage calculators.