Top 5 Infographic Promotion Guides

Here is a collection of some of the best infographic promotion guides that I have been able to find around the internet. If you are looking for information on how to successfully promote an infographic for your website then you should definitely check these out. Please let me know which is your favourite by leaving a comment or by posting on Facebook or twitter. Enjoy, then go and create great infographics and get lots of traffic and links.

1/ Infographic Promotion – The Ultimate Guide

An in depth guide to infographic promotion from one of the best infographic design agencies in the UK: DesignBySoap Ltd. The article is around 6,000 words long and is broken down into 11 different sections including The Importance of Content, Research and Design, Encourage Sharing and Engagement and more.

2/ The Definitive Guide to Writing and Promoting a Viral Infographic

I found this gem on one of my favourite SEO news blogs Search Engine Journal and it was written by a guy called Jayson DeMers. The 1st part of the article is about why you need a great concept, the 2nd part is about effective design and then finally there is information about marketing.

3/ 7 Awesome Tips for Promoting Your Infographics

This article was written by a good friend of mine called Tom Cumpsty who runs Sensible Internet based in Lancaster. Tom is fairly new to the game but he knows a great deal about design and marketing. The 1st tip: Link Your Sources and Contact Them works really well and is a great way to get links and social love.

4/ 5 Ways to Get Your Infographic to Go Viral

An excellent blog post written by SEO and linkbait legend Mr Neil Patel offering five great tips on how to get your infographic to really take off. My favourite section is the part about manual outreach, you need to send out lots of emails if you want to succeed in this game.

5/ 10 Ways to Promote an Infographic

Finally, this great article was written by social media guru Lilach Bullock who runs a UK based company called Socialable. I like the 1st part about optimising your infographic, if you include a search term you want to rank for in the title it gives you a good chance of getting targeted traffic from the search engines.

Posted in Social Media News By David Eaves a UK search engine optimisation specialist.

Sci Fi Infographic Goes Viral

I have just finished off promoting an infographic for Liverpool based Glow New Media about sci fi movies and TV shows that predicted the future and it has done incredibly well, it is probably the most successful infographic we have promoted so far. Now technically the infographic is not that good, there is not that much information and a lot more could have been done but it looked good and featured a lot of good movies that people like. Please take into consideration that this is only Glow’s 2nd attempt at an infographic:

Sci Fi Infographic

What do you think? Not bad aye? Check out the results it got.

Traffic:

Since I started promotion the infographic has brought a steady flow of extra visitors to the Glow website, here is the number of unique visitors it has received each day since it went online.

25/06/2013 – 149
26/06/2013 – 550
27/06/2013 – 269
28/06/2013 – 372
29/06/2013 – 273
30/06/2013 – 129
01/07/2013 – 311
02/07/2013 – 563
03/07/2013 – 271

Not a massive amount, but I am confident that it will go on pulling in more traffic for some time.

Social:

When I 1st posted a link to it on Reddit some nerd came and wrote a massive paragraph about why it sucked and I didn’t think it was going to do well but it went on to do very well on a lot of social sites.

Reddit – 8 up votes
Stumbleupon – 4 likes
Facebook – 110 shares and 124 likes
Twitter – 66 tweets
Google + – 23 +1s
Visual.ly – 8 likes and 2 comments

All natural people. Facebook has sent the most traffic so far, just over 500 visits.

Links:

Now here is where the infographic really excelled and we all know it’s links that count.

All together I have been able to find 46 decent blogs that have linked through to the Glow New Media site so far thanks to the infographic and I am not including scrapers or anything like that. Here are 10 of the best ranked by the homepage PageRank score of the linking site.

Guy Kawasaki’s Blog – PageRank 7
Buzzfeed – PageRank 7
French Gizmodo – PageRank 6
TrendHunter – PageRank 6
SciFiNow – PageRank 5
TECHi – PageRank 5
BitRebels – PageRank 5
Zimo – PageRank 5
Xataka – PageRank 5
French Vanity Fair – PageRank 0

If you are interested and you want the full list of blogs then send me an email and I will send it to you.

The infographic also got published on the Blockbuster Blog but unfortunately the link is a nofollow – I will have to try and get them to change that.

The original infographic with embed code can be found here.

Posted in Link Building News By David Eaves a UK search engine optimisation specialist.

Top 10 Infographic Sites That Don’t Charge

Over the last 10 months or so I have really got into doing infographics for our clients. At the moment they are really popular and generally getting way more links then regular linkbaits.

By practicing I have got pretty good at marketing infographics for our clients and am normally getting very good results.

Submitting to infographic sites is a great way to kick start your infographic marketing campaign and there are plenty of them out there. The thing is that when I have been going through infographic site lists around the web I have had problems. The problems with the infographic sites on the lists are, either a/ the infographic site has been abandoned and not updated in months, or b/ the infographic site is very popular and so overwhelmed with submissions that it could take weeks or even months for your submission to be approved or finally c/ the owner of the infographic site wants cash (and sometimes a ridiculous amount) to review your submission.

Through hard work testing I have figured out which the best free to submit to infographic sites are that will actually approve your submission in a timely manner. Here are the top 10:

1/ visual.ly

Visual.ly is without a doubt the king of infographic sites with a whopping PageRank score of 7/10 and more traffic then any other infographic site. All you have to do is sign up, click on the submit page and then follow instructions. Your infographic will be published straight away with a link or two to your site.

2/ Design You Trust

This design blog and community is an excellent place to submit your infographic with a PageRank score of 6/10 and high levels of traffic. All you have to do is register for the site, login and then create a blog post including your infographic and a link to your site – the post will appear right away.

3/ Visual Loop

This infographic blog powered by Tumblr has a high PR score and publishes new infographics all of the time. The site is operated by a guy called Tiago and he has published every infographic I have ever sent him and got back to me with an email to let me know each time. All you have to do is send him an email to submit.

4/ Business 2 Community

Now this PageRank 5 business community blog isn’t strictly an infographic site but it does accept and publish lots of them as you can see here. Before you are able to submit you have to apply to be come a contributor, but it doesn’t take long, I was accepted within a day or two. You do need to write a 300+ word description to go with your infographic if you want it to be accepted.

5/ Infographic Directory

My own infographic blog that was hosted on a WordPress.com domain until recently. Because the site got quite popular and received almost a quarter of a million visitors in the 1st few months I decided to take it a bit more seriously and purchased Infographic-Directory.com. I try to approve a good few submissions each month.

6/ Love Infographics

This infographics community site is another one that you should submit to with a good PageRank score and traffic. All you have to do is register, sign in and then fill in the form including a link to your site to submit. Your infographic will appear on the homepage right away.

7/ The Infographics

This infographic blog is owned by a friend of mine called Tom from Sensible Internet and it has a high PageRank score of 4/10. All you have to do is fill in the short form on the submit page and Tom will aim to process your submission within a few days.

8/ Video Infographic

This one is run by infographic designer Brian from Nowsourcing and has a PageRank score of 3/10. All you have to do is click on the submit infographic button and fill in the form. Brian is quite choosy and only approves really decent infographics.

9/ Cool Daily Infographics

Another PageRank 3 infographic blog that publishes lots of infographics in a wide range of categories. Click on the submit page and fill in the form to complete your submission. Cool Daily Infographics has featured quite a lot of our work.

10/ Infographic File

This infographic site only has a PageRank score of 2/10 but it is very new so it may well go up in the future. To submit your work register, create a profile and then click on “upload an infographic+”. My submissions have all been approved very quickly.

I hope you find this post useful. Best of luck promoting your infographic.

Posted in Link Building News By David Eaves a UK search engine optimisation specialist.

SEO Site Ranking for Payday Loans on Google

About a week or so ago somebody managed to hack into this website and they were able to claim it in Google webmaster tools. They used the change of address tool to move my rankings to a payday loans website:

http://paydayloans-money.co.uk

And for a couple of days the payday loans site stole some of my rankings. As soon as I realised what had happened I cancelled the change of address, changed all of my passwords and updated my WordPress (my designer suspected that was how they got in).

Yesterday I was checking my stats and I noticed that I was getting hits on the keyword payday loans, I checked Google and saw I was ranking in the 11th position on Google for the term:

payday loans screenshot

Over the past few days I have had 98 visitors from people searching for payday loans.

I was just checking my links with Bing webmaster tools today and I found hidden links pointing to this site. Whoever hacked this site has built hidden links to get it ranking for payday loans such as the one on this site in the code:

http://darcomic.com

So there you have it, make sure your wordpress is up to date and keep an eye out for unusual activity – negative SEO does happen.

Posted in SEO News By David Eaves a UK search engine optimisation specialist.

7 Of Our Best Link Baits So Far According To StumbleUpon Hits

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Here are 7 of the best link baits our team have done so far ranked by the amount of traffic they have received from Stumbleupon, IMO the best social bookmarking site for getting traffic.

According to Google Analytics roughly 65% of the Stumbleupon hits convert into unique page views.

1/ 30 of the World’s Greatest Wedding Cakes

This link bait was published on the FreeDating.co.uk site on the 24th of May this year and is by far the most popular bait we have done so far. It’s basically just a collection of amazing wedding cakes that our linkbait guy was able to find around the web. It did incredible on a bunch of social sites and got linked to by loads of blogs.

Stumbleupon hits: 1.2 million

2/ 5 Creepy Beach Sculptures To Scare Off Sunbathers

This one was published on the Premier Holidays website back in December 2008 and everybody loved it. The post features 5 super creepy beach sculptures from round the World: the pictures are awesome. As soon as Neatorama linked to it the post went viral and attracted lots of links.

Stumbleupon hits: 506K

3/ How Not To Clean A Window

We put this one on the Master Cleaners blog on March the 1st this year and as soon as it got published the post set on fire. The linkbait is a selection of photographs of very brave or stupid people very dangerously cleaning windows. It hit the homepage of Meneame and Yahoo buzz and got plenty of links.

Stumbleupon hits: 477k

4/ 10 Beautifully Intricate Locks

We put this brilliant linkbait on the Locksmiths R Us blog on June the 16th this year and almost all of the people who commented on it really liked it. The blog post shows pictures of 10 old fashioned and beautiful locks and at the bottom there is a video. It got featured on some very popular blogs such as Dark Roasted Blend and Mental Floss.

Stumbleupon hits: 394k

5/ 10 Enchanting Tree Tunnels

I put this bait on a web directory I run called Killer Directory on the 6th of August 2009. It is simply 10 photographs of tree tunnels: streets or paths lined with trees where the branches have arched over to form natural tunnels. The post did really well on reddit and got linked to by quite a few blogs.

Stumbleupon hits: 89k

6/ Infuriating Wheelchair Ramps

This funny linkbait was put online on August the 9th 2010 on the RollaRamp wheelchair ramps blog and people on the social networks adored it. The article shows pictures of poorly designed wheelchair ramps that are difficult for people who are in wheelchairs to use. The bait did well and got lots of links from wheelchair bloggers.

Stumbleupon hits: 48k

7/ The World’s Most Unique Headphones

We did this one for online electronics store Crescent Electronics and it went online on the 6th of June earlier this year. The post shows photographs of the World’s most unique headphones including antler headphones, Star Wars headphones and more. The bait was quite successful and got linked to by some decent gadget blogs.

Stumbleupon hits: 38k

Like what you see? Want to get lots of social traffic and organic links for your site? Contact us today for a free proposal.

Posted in Social Media News By David Eaves a UK search engine optimisation specialist.

Are Stumbleupon and Reddit Beating Digg on Traffic?

Just been having a look at the Alexa rankings of some of the top social news websites and was surprised to see that Stumbleupon and Reddit are both apparently getting more traffic then digg. Have a look at the graph below:



The results are very close so it is hard to tell who is getting the most by looking at the graph, but if you look at the traffic rank for each site you will see that Stumbleupon and Reddit are both supposed to be getting more traffic then digg. Here are the traffic ranks for each site:

  • Stumbleupon – 117th most popular site on the web.
  • Reddit – 135th most popular site on the web.
  • Digg – 138th most popular site on the web.

I am not surprised that Stumbleupon has come out on top, our linkbait articles always seem to get lots of traffic from the social bookmarking site, one of them that we did a few years ago has had almost half a million visitors from it and another that we did just a couple of months ago has already had 274K.

Up until a few months ago digg was way ahead of both of them in the Alexa rankings, I think the drop in traffic could be something to do with the site re-design that they did last August.

Posted in Social Media News By David Eaves a UK search engine optimisation specialist.

BT Now Offering SEO & PPC Services

I have just been checking out rankings and stuff this morning after a nice long Christmas break and I saw a Google ad for BT SearchSmart: PPC & SEO.

I checked it out and it is the real British Telecom offering SEO and PPC services, you can check the website out here.

BT are probably the biggest company ever to start selling SEO and PPC services.

Their SEO packages include most of the things you would expect to get with a basic SEO pack, with the option 1 for £74.99 per month + a £100 setup fee you get:

  • Keyword selection
  • Comprehensive website audit
  • Recommendations document
  • In depth telephone consultation
  • Unlimited email access to online marketing specialists
  • Google Site Map production and provision for upload
  • Monthly SEO reports position reporting
  • Best practice SEO documentation & guides

The only thing that’s missing is link building, however links are mentioned in their option 2 package which costs £349.99 per month + £100 setup:

  • All the features of Option 1 plus:
  • Unlimited 0800 phone-based support
  • Link building via 3 bespoke articles (monthly)
  • Directory submissions to up to 50 targeted directories
  • Enhanced reporting
  • Enhanced reporting of keywords & competitor link analysis

That doesn’t sound too bad, it could go either way I guess depending on the quality of the articles they are creating and the quality of the web directories and article directories they are submitting to. For a similar price we will include submissions to all of the best paid directories such as BOTW and Yahoo etc. If they are just submitting to the free ones then there is less chance of your links getting approved and sticking around.

Thoughts?

Posted in SEO News By David Eaves a UK search engine optimisation specialist.

Strange Titles on Google

Strange Titles on Google

Image: Google search for social media traffic

Last week I was reading an article at Search Engine Roundtable about Google pulling website titles from Google maps and according to a comment on the post Googler, John Mueller has said this:

“We may choose to replace titles which are repeated on a number of pages or which otherwise appear to be suboptimal”

So is this the reason why I am seeing the phrase Social Media Traffic – at the start of my page title tag when I search Google for that particular phrase? I am not too sure.

My actual meta page title tag for the page coming up is this:

“Just How Much Traffic Can You Get From Social Media Websites?”

Google are currently showing this:

“Social Media Traffic – Just How Much Traffic Can You Get From Social Media Websites?

You check the Google cache for the page here and there is no mention of the extra phrase at the start of the page title tag.

Pretty strange right? My thoughts are, if it gets me a higher CTR then I am all for it.

Posted in Search Engine News By David Eaves a UK search engine optimisation specialist.

3 Reasons Why Digital Point’s PageRank Got Penalised

I have just been looking at what keywords people have been typing in to find this blog and someone searched for:

“digital point forum pr has been reduced”

So I’m guessing this searcher is curious to know why Digital Point Solutions and Digital Point Forums have both had their PageRank scores dramatically reduced:

Here are 3 good reasons why Google might have spanked their PageRank scores.

1. The buying and selling of signature links amongst its users – Buying and selling links that pass PageRank is against the guidelines, this alone could warrant a PR penalty.

2. The link sales forum – Plenty of guideline breaking links get sold in that forum every day, again this could warrant a penalty.

3. DP COOP – The Digital Point Coop link exchange network is still active and spamming Google’s search results to this day.

And that’s just for starters, I’m sure if I looked into it further I could find a few more.

Posted in Search Engine News By David Eaves a UK search engine optimisation specialist.

Top 5 Social Media Yo Mama Jokes

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So about two or three weeks ago I was watching Juice I think and I came up with a couple of IMO really good social media yo mama jokes, since then I have been trying to think of 3 more to get my top 5 list and thanks to a bit of help from Mr David Towers I have them, so here goes:

1. Yo mama so stupid that when I told her I was on digg, she asked if I needed a shovel.

2. Yo mama so fat that when I told her I was on delicious, she asked if she could have a bite.

3. Yo mama so clumsy that when I told her I was on Stumbleupon, she said I took a stumble yesterday and grazed my knee.

4. Yo mama so dizzy that when I told her I was on Sphinn, she said I went for a drive this morning.

5. Yo mama so crazy that when I told her I was on Plime, she said I prefer oranges myself.

Posted in Social Media News By David Eaves a UK search engine optimisation specialist.