In an era brimming with exciting and brain tickling blog posts, there is another form of blog posts that is slowly gaining momentum. Yes! as the title suggests I am talking about Infographics.
The text-book definition of an infographic may be defined as graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.
Infographics provide a large amount of information in a precise and clear manner that can be understood easily. Unlike conventional blog posts, they aren’t just plain text. They are made of graphics instead of plain text.
In such a case infographics are used commonly these days. Some times people replace them with conventional blog posting thereby allowing better SEO and readership. Since infographics are eye catchy and informative search engines index and rank them better than conventional blog posts.
Some good infographics related to this blog’s niche include
- The value of facebook
- Guide to successful blogging
- Noob Guide to internet marketing (love this one!)
- The Blog Tree
- Make Money Online
These are some of the classic examples of infographics in the respective niches that you may be able to identify.
I am not going to give a brief explanation for every use of infographics. To put it short let me list them here. They aren’t really worth explaining.
- Eye catchy
- Easily indexed and ranked by Search Engines
- Clean depiction of the information
- Easily understandable
- Use of images to provide better understanding
- Can be replaced by blog posts
- Requires more time to create but has a lot of returns
A partial list would be enough to tell you how important and useful infographics are. They are the blog posts of the next generation of blogging.
Some tools that can be used to create infographics include
So what do you think about infographics. Let me know by commenting below.