What is an infographic?

An infographic is a graphic that displays information. The graphic can include data, copy or both.

As with all definitions there are always going ot be those who argue eactly what should and shouldn't be included as an infographic. I think don't worry about exact definitions, just explore how you could use them effectively to promote your niche.

I give career advice and this is one I created for my site.


Some benefits of using Infographics

  • Allows you to get a message across very quickly - we process visuals quicker than text
  • Can communicate a lot of information in a small area.
  • Can use infographics for a particular demographic
  • Infographics are flexible - can be used to show any type of information
  • Can allow you to tell common messages in a unique way
  • Appeal to people who are visual learners (which 65% of people are)
  • Can be quick to create (when you know what you're doing)


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laurieP Premium
Thank you. I have been working on an image chart that is a mess. I will give Easel.ly a try.
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LouiseH Premium
Thank you so much for the lessons on Infographics. I have a lot of information I need to put on my site and this will certainly make it fun and easier to read.
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joshdsouza Premium
Awesome tip, thanks for sharing :)
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RandellD Premium
I am following you. I like infographics!
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dmpatt Premium
My first thought was, "I can't do this." But after your clear and simple explanation I will give it a try. Thanks so much.
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CNAUGHTON Premium
Thank you, BIS!!! I needed to learn about info graphics, and as soon as I thought, "what is this"? You defined it and really sold me on the use of info graphics. Now, please, write an info graphic-for-beginner-users...ME! A short tutorial that a computer-illiterate can use. You are absolutely correct too = many, many folks are visual learners.
MissChris
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ATzortzis Premium
Nice post - inforgraphics is a must for me.I dont use Easelly,right now I am in training on SmartDraw.
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jordifont6 Premium
Very interesting tutorial althought I won't be using infographics right now, I have a new site in mind that they could be really helpful. Thanks!
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BIS Premium
Thanks Jordi. They're not to everyone's taste - but I love them. :) Beverley
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BYourOwnBoss Premium
Great job in explaining infographics, especially using infographics to do so! My wify, VanBrooks, referred me to this tutorial. She's the real D.R.E.A.M. machine - GIRL POWER ;-}
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BIS Premium
Thanks Norm. Glad you like i and it was nice of Sheila to refer you to it.
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Teronie Premium
Wonderful tutorial Beverly thank you once again for your help.
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BIS Premium
Thank you - sorry I didn't say thanks before now.
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Sachindra Premium
Excellent tutorial Beverly. Completely new idea. Thanks a lot for sharing.
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BIS Premium
Thank you sorry I missed your comment
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findingemo Premium
Just saw this. Nice tutorial. I'm always "creating movies in my mind from the info I read". I had no idea so many others did that too! Ha. :)

Thanks for taking the time to share this.

Patty :)
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BIS Premium
LoL - obviously missed this comment because it was more than 2 months ago. Thanks Patty.
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sydsmyth Premium
Yes thanks Bev. Your work is wonderful, and your explanation definitely makes the process less intimidating. I can't wait to play with this for my niches.
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BIS Premium
Thank you. Hope you have fun with it.

Beverley
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Richi Premium
Beverley totally love your work..I fall for it from the first time til now...
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BIS Premium
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.
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reefswimmer Premium
Gosh, Beverley, your creativity is absolutely wonderful ! I join the others who have wondered how to make our own infographics. Now it makes some sense, and you have directed us to resources as well.

Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas !)
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BIS Premium
Thank you so much - Glad you enjoyed it.
Mele Kalikimaka to you too!
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SquidooSlfMstr Premium
Thanks for this heads up / tutorial "BIS." I am so attracted to graphics so I'm loving this:) Merry Christmas and a Happy 2013!
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BIS Premium
Thanks very much - glad you enjoyed it. Happy Christmas to you too.
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jpnetco Premium
Thanks Coach, excellent tutorial, I have often asked myself how do they create infographics, this is most helpful.
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BIS Premium
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.
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JohnnyMark1 Premium
What an excellent overview of designing professional-looking graphics! I enjoyed your tutorial. Thanks BIS.
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BIS Premium
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for taking the time to comment.
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kapp Premium
This is really valuable training Beverly. I don't recall seeing any infographics on the sites in my niche, so this will be another great tool in my arsenal. Hopefully I can create material that my readers will want to share. Thanks again!
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BIS Premium
Glad you enjoyed it. I do think it is a really interesting way to capture information especially as the majority of us favour using visual information
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jespinola Premium
Great information
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BIS Premium
Thanks. Glad you like it.
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gud Premium
Great informative post. Thank you for your hard work.
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BIS Premium
Thank you. Glad you like it.
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Sherion Premium
Wow! Just loved it. Why didn't I see this before? I can really use this and I just went and signed into ease.ly. So, it is I guess still in beta testing. They didn't charge me or anything. I will definately use this new tool and thank you so very much for sharing this with us.
Best Wishes to YOU!
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BIS Premium
Thanks. I've loved it ever since Kyle mentioned it in a blog one day. I still take too long on the design, but one day I would like to think I could complet one a day. Have fun
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tport144 Premium
Great info! I have always struggled with adding graphics to my web pages. Infographics will make it easier to add quality content and break up the text.

On a side note, your infographic for your coaching site is very motivational! I should print it out and hang it in my cubicle at work to help me keep a positive attitude throughout the day.
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BIS Premium
Thank you - glad you found it useful. Even though I'm naturally creative I too struggled with adding images because they seemed a bit pointless - so now I've found the perfect solution that works for me.
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tagwan Premium
Beverley that was a great resource!
But then I do enjoy all your resources.

I am working on a couple of infographics for my websites. Being so visual, myself, I just love doing them. I think using infographics on a website, along with videos and images helps to break the written content up and keeps people on your website longer and helps with return visitors. I also find that it is an excellent way to repurpose content.

Looking forward to viewing your new infographic!

Judith
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BIS Premium
Thanks Judith

I love them. You know I really dislike it when I see messy graphics and infographics are great for me because you can put a lot of graphics together in a compact space. They just really suit my type of creativity. Also because I've tried doing three for other people it's broadened my experience.

Beverley
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ToddT182 Premium
What an excellent way of stabilizing authorship by utilizing an area of niches I wasn't even considering!. Another low cost to no cost resource to show you are offering "Quality Content" on your respective niche. Making it fun to read and learn about it, oh now that's good!.
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BIS Premium
Thanks Todd - I enjoyed creating these. You now have one on your site. Check out the home page.
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misshugh Premium
You are so talented Beverly! Just glancing at this... it seems like a very interesting project. I may try to play around with it a bit in my spare time. It certainly would add nice visual to any site!
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BIS Premium
Thanks Jackie for the kind comments. Yes it's definitely fun to play around with. Just don't get addicted to it like I have!
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Kyle Premium
Awesome Beverley! I think we are both addicted to creating infographics. They are not only fun to create, they are vastly powerful for representing topics visually. They also have the potential to become viral within certain niches as people like to share infographics.
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BIS Premium
Thanks - I am really enjoying creating the ... potential little business idea ...? I am going to do my own take on WA for beginners next, as I have a site that I am putting content but isn't active yet.
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Kyle Premium
Cool, I look forward to checking that one out!
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