5 Ways to Get Your Infographic to Go Viral

infographics going viral

When you hear someone mention infographics, you usually hear the word “viral” in the same sentence.

The idea is that great infographics just go viral. What a lot of people don’t tell you, however, is how to get them to go viral.

You could spend months creating the most awesome infographic, but if no one knows that it exists, then you’ve wasted your time. You actually have to share it for it to do well. But unless you have the following of a Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber, a couple of tweets, an email or a blog post are not going to do the trick.

Download this 5 steps cheat sheet to get your infographic to go viral.

You need to bring out the big guns. Let me show you how it’s done:

Step #1: Submit an SEO optimized press release

There are two things that I love about optimized press releases. One, they improve keyword rankings, visibility, traffic to your website and inbound links.

Plus, the press release is the perfect opportunity to tell the story behind your infographic. What did you learn from your research? It’s also a great opportunity to show how your research impacted your audience.

It’s also important to write your optimized press release so that it stands out from the crowd. Hundreds of releases are published every day. That means you have to get the cause-and-effect angle down. After that, use these four tips:

  • Write a persuasive lead – the lead is the opening sentence or paragraph. It’s what will compel people to learn more. You have to nail this like you would when writing a killer headline and first sentence. Test your leads on several different people. Experiment writing leads on Facebook. See what people respond to.
  • Use a unique approach – while it’s tempting to look at other press releases to get an idea of how you should write your press release…don’t do it. There are too many press releases that follow a boring template. Break out of the mold and craft a hook that will pull people into your remarkable story.
  • Write to address readers’ problems – who is your audience? How will your infographic solve their number one problem? Hit the buttons of your audience, and they’ll read and respond to your press release. This means you need to know your audience inside and out so that you can provide information they want.
  • Make it relevant – people who land on your press release through an online search will want you to fulfill the promise you made in your killer headline. Solve their problem…and make sure it is relevant and meaningful.

Check out PRWebPR NewswirePR Leap and PR Free for decent choices in creating and submitting optimized press releases.

Step #2: Create a social media release

Next in line is the social media release. This is basically a press release that is optimized for social media sharing. It will be a great complement to your optimized press release.

So, why should you spend more money and submit a social media press release? The answer is simple: the ability of social media to drive traffic to your content.

Use the same sort of principles for writing the social media release as you did for the optimized press release. In addition, you’ll also need to master the following elements:

  • Lead headline – write a brief, keyword-rich headline.
  • Sub-headline – if your message is too long or complex to fit into the headline, create a secondary headline. This should provide an additional piece of information that will draw readers in. For example, “Pinterest Drives More Traffic than Facebook” could be your lead headline. Your sub-headline would be “New study says Pinterest drives 47% more traffic to websites.”
  • Overview – this is similar to the lead in an optimized press release, which means your hook to get the reader’s attention needs to happen here. Use keywords, but, more importantly, use copywriting tricks to pull the reader in.
  • Body  your body is where you will share the cause-and-effect angle of your infographic story. Just layout the who, when, what, where, why and how in the most compelling way.
    • Facts – speaking of facts, make sure you share some of the relevant stats or findings from your infographic. Share them in a teasing fashion that makes the reader want to learn more.
    • Bullets – share facts in bullets so that people can copy and paste right into their favorite social media platform.  
  • About the company – make this short but sweet. Include links to your website, Twitter and Facebook page.
  • Multimedia links – include other media that are relevant to your infographic. Did you break the infographic down into sections and host it on Flickr? Share that too.

If you are looking for good recommendations on social media press release tools, check out Pitch Engine and Atomic PR.

Step #3: Create a social media sharing plan for your infographic

When it comes to social media sharing, the first thing you should do is publish your infographics in a blog post and then support that post through social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.

You need a strategic plan to maximize the exposure. Here’s what your social media sharing plan might look like:

  • Make your infographics embeddable – social sharing buttons on the page that hosts the infographic should be easy to see and use. Include a text area form element with the code that users can copy to embed the infographic (with a link back to your site) on their own websites or blogs.
  • Schedule a roll-out of tweets – each tweet should have one specific fact from your infographic that you can drip to your audience over time. Each tweet should have a link back to the full infographic. How many tweets should you schedule? Easy: just create as many tweets as there are facts. For instance, if you have 15 facts, then you create 15 tweets. Repeat the roll-out a few days later.
  • Roll out a similar drip campaign on Facebook and Google+ – only with Facebook I would spread the posts over a longer period of time, e.g., every day. With Twitter, you could probably tweet two to three facts a day. Once all scheduled posts are done, repeat the roll-out.
  • Roll out the infographic on Pinterest and Tumblr – these are great social platforms that have had tremendous growth in the last year and lend themselves well to sharing your infographic. The re-pin function on Pinterest and the re-post function on Tumblr are both great ways to spread a message across each platform.
  • Roll out on Flickr – in this case, you’ll need to break the infographic down into screen shots and then publish each segment on Flickr. Each section should have a link back to the full infographic. After all sections of the infographic have been rolled out, publish and promote the full infographic on Flickr with a link back to the original web page.

This simple strategy alone should create some serious traction for your infographic.

Step #4: Submit your infographic to directories

There are so many excellent directories, blogs and archive sites devoted to infographics popping up that you can really get some traction simply by getting your infographic on some, if not all, of these sites:

Plus, browsing a blog like Visual Loop will give you lots of great ideas for creating your infographic.

Step #5: Start the manual outreach

If you’ve ever done a manual email outreach for link building, you know how tough it is. But the good news is it’s much easier with infographics. There are two main ways to do a manual outreach for your infographics. The first is to blogs that could be interested in posting about it, and the second is to people with popular Twitter accounts.

  • Blogs – through Google blog search and Technorati, do a search for blogs that write about topics related to your infographic. Create a list of them and send them an email letting them know about the infographic. In the email, let them know that they can share the infographic with their readers by embedding it onto their blog or by tweeting it out to their readers. Make sure you include the embed code as well as a tweet they can copy and paste into Twitter.
  • Twitter – not everyone blogs, but a lot of people have Twitter accounts. Through Twitter’s search feature, search for specific keywords related to your infographic. Direct message those users and let them know about your infographic. Some of these people will share it, while others won’t…it’s a numbers game.

Conclusion

Of course, don’t forget to email your infographic to contacts you’ve made over the years on different blogs. Ask them to embed the infographic on their sites. Most of these people will accept the offer since it’s an easy way to add content and value to their blogs…especially if they are one of the first ones to share it.

By the way, make sure you use credible sources for your infographic. Once the infographic is done, let them know so they can share it with their audiences too.

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Comments

  1. Another great post as usual Neil, and I couldn’t agree more with what you said.

    “ask them to embed the infographic on their site. Most of these people will accept the offer since it’s easy way to add content and value to their blog…especially if they are one of the first to share it.”

    Very true words there! Nice one Neil.

  2. Daniel Bulygin :

    Thank you very much!
    I have been waiting for this post for a long time now.
    And do not forget about the design of an inforgraphic!

    Thank you.

  3. Leah@sidwelldesign :

    Very helpful! Thanks!

  4. Gautam Doddamani :

    thanks for this info man..i always submit my infographic yo other directories and via social media..gr8 post! 🙂

  5. Dude! Where do you come up with such amazing content post after post. You got a team of writers behind you, don’t you? A secret team of outsourced writers? 😉

    I may have to follow your lead and outsource some writers.

    But seriously awesome post as usual.

  6. Great tips Neil. I’ve never done a successful (Viral)infographic before, but I’ll use your tips to boost my next infographic.

    • Thanks Ayodeji, let me know how these tips work out for you.

      • Sheyi @ Ivblogger.com :

        IMHO, Google can come out with anything in the nearest future but I doubt if info graphic will be affected a great deal.Rememebr youtube, its still one of the best means of getting traffic, if you build 2billion links to a YT video, i doubt if google will penalise the vid.

        That been said, I am also going to use this tip and see how it goes.

        Sheyi

  7. Excellent post Neil.

    I did read somewhere that one SEO thought ‘Infographics were killing the web’.

    It seems to me like the latest trend for gaining backlinks. How long will it last before Google considers this just another form of spam?

    http://www.infographicsshowcase.com/submit/ is a perfect example of an infographic review site clearly admitting to selling links using whatever ‘keyword’ you like. Isn’t this just another form of paid link?

    • That could very well happen, I don’t know if Google will decide to consider it spam in the future. That is something we will just have to wait and see about. The best thing you can do is sites that may cause you to come across as spam and keep your site clean and current.

  8. Amir @ Blue Mile Media :

    I never needed to use infographics but I think it’s one of the best ways to get viral content. And for people who are on a budget, meme’s work great too. Not exactly the same, but close.

    Amir

  9. Yes, Great infographics just definitely go viral and with all the useful ways you mentioned it really help achieving their target.

    Nice post.. Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Reagan McClellan :

    Random information but good information thanks man, this is a good idea, that coul really help out my website!

    • Thanks Reagan, I certainly hope it does help your site out. Let me know if you ever have any questions.

  11. I’m reading your posts a 1 year now. On your won sites and guest posts as well.
    1. They are all extremely useful.
    2. entertaining
    3. easy to understand and implement

    I have to say, Neil, for me you’re the best expert and blogger ever. Thank you!
    I live in Hungary and have a startup business here. Since it is a very small country, you won’t find too much inforgraphics here. But I was already thinking about making one. Can you suggest a company or a person who can do it for a good price?

  12. Cory O'Brien :

    We just finished a wrap-up report on an infographic that we did where we used many of the tactics that you mentioned, and the results were better than our highest expectations: http://sfheat.tumblr.com/post/24897898155/heat-infographic-goes-viral-on-co-create

  13. Shaqir Hussyin :

    Thanks Neil – i’ve just started creating some killer infographics, i’ll be sharing this with my team 🙂

    Cheers dude
    Shaqir

  14. This one probably isn’t completely relevant to me but I get something useful out if each blog post you do, even if it’s just. Reminder to focus on what people want. Thanks again

    • That is good to hear. I appreciate you reading and am glad the posts you have read have been of use to you.

  15. San Jose Bounce House :

    Thanks for the info! We’re investing in a infographic now. Will let you know how it goes!

  16. Thank you so much Neil for the great post on info graphics. I didn’t know much about them before. But now I surely know a lot more!

  17. Neil, great advice. This post has come at a perfect time for me as I am in charge of our next Infographic outreach this summer. I’ve already got a few good tips from the likes of James Agate of Skyrocket SEO, some of which you have covered here. I love the idea of scheduling a roll out of tweets and Facebook shares. I would never have thought of this so thank you for the advice 🙂

  18. Hi Neil

    Great article. I am one of the ‘sinners’ who produce infographics for SEO strategies. I strongly believe that if you are producing something of interest and high-quality as part of a full content campaign then infographics will always be strong forms of brand awareness. Although I can’t wait for the current explosion to die down so that we stop seeing all the badly designed spam that is doing the rounds.

    I also wanted to suggest a directory for your links in the article:
    http://www.infographiclove.com/
    it’s a pet project of mine and we only accept high quality submissions with an SEO/tech theme.

    Shelli

  19. This post is great with your emails part 1 and 2 about: How to get your first 1,000 visitors as fast as possible. But is this strategy limited specifically for infographics? -MT

  20. Really nice post! I have never used info graphics before. I didn’t even know about its use. I am already thinking about using some info graphics on our Facebook page to display some info of our site. Thanks.

  21. Web Design Resource :

    Infographic will help to explain the main concept to any one very easily so create a good social media for sharing info graphic and submit infographic in the directory are the best way to get info graphic viral very easily.

  22. Malik Merchant :

    Infographics are becoming the White Papers for normal, non-technical online people.

    Infographics are more fun to look at and easier to understand compared to white papers.

  23. Patrick McEvoy :

    Hi Neil:

    Someone has to rain on this parade.

    Infographics is just another “fad” like “social media.”

    Sure it’s a great linkbait topic but go take a look at crap like this:

    http://blog.mindjet.com/2012/05/between-fluffy-and-rover-cat-people-vs-dog-people/

    Mindjet is a great product to be sure (I use it myself) but I won’t be reading anymore of those blog posts.

    You could change to title of the above infographic to “Dogshit Mating Rituals” and most people couldn’t tell the damn difference.

    Like anything…stupid people who can’t read or write much above the Grade 7 level (most so called “internet experts”) aren’t going to be able to do anything useful with infographics either.

    Right now I won’t even give infographics a second look.

    Patrick

    • I suppose everyone is entitled to their opinion Patrick. Just because this particular infographic isn’t great doesn’t mean to say that all infographics are”dogshit” 😉
      There are some incredibly well designed and informative infographics out there; the problem is that there are so many around at the moment that the good ones can be missed!

    • Hey Patrick,

      It is impossible to know how useful infographics or social media will be in the future, but for now both are of great use. It would be unwise to dismiss them, especially the power of social media.

  24. I never knew info graphic has so much scope!

  25. Thanks for the info! We’re investing in a infographic now. Will let you know how it goes

  26. Andi Minion :

    Hi Neil, interesting post as always, however, infographs annoy me, at the same time I kind of like them, yes they can educational, people do like to look at pictures, we are a visual species, they can be shared and look ahemm pretty, but I hate seeing them, they lack personality and seem to be created for the sake of being created. Which if they get shared and drive traffic to your site then job done, creation of infograph was worth it. But I just get fed up of seeing them as you say you could spend more time on them than just writing a 1000 word post yet for me I see them as being lazy… I cannot say why, I do a similar thing with photos which is lazy and takes less time. lol

    I guess I just have a problem with them. Still your post was excellent in teaching us all about them however, why didn’t you do it as an infograph?

    Cheers
    Andi

  27. Neil,

    Great idea. This is something I’m yet to try!

    Would you suggest me any free or paid tools to create these type of info-graphics. Or do you know any service providers who make them?
    Thanks

  28. Excellent post. Thanks Neil.

  29. David - Boundless Opportunities :

    Thanks for sharing this. I really love infographics as I get to spend much less time than reading whole articles.

    Its definitely something I consider making and sharing in future.
    Thanks Neil.

  30. Thanks, Neil – a fantastic and up-to-date post. Infographic has become extremely popular these days, and no wonder why:) people don’t like to read much – they “scan” web pages. And infographic is an easy to perceive and very informative (in most cases) thing.
    I’m sure these tips will come in handy to many of the readers.

  31. Informasi Laman Web :

    Thank you Neil, I always read about how to build backlinks from social media, but I never knew about this, I will try it for my new blog. Thank you for sharing this knowledge. 🙂

  32. Excellent work Neil. I think there is lot to learn from this post of yours.
    THANKS!

  33. Now pintereste is a great resource to make your info graphic viral with some good and right effort. BTW all points are good and valid. plus one for this 🙂

  34. Jim @ rewrite URL for SEO :

    Great post, Neil! I never knew of this before. I’m glad I found your post. I’ll definitely use this new information about info graphic to generate natural links pointing to my site pages.

  35. Tiago Veloso :

    Hi, Neal, just wanted to thank you for including Visual Loop on your post, it really means a lot to us! And, if I may, I’m going to suggest you also take a look at the AllTop for infographics, it gathers some of the best blogs and sites about the topic.

    Keep up the great work!

    Best,

    @TSSVeloso / @visualoop

  36. Dave from A Couple Travelers :

    I like the idea of using press releases. It’s almost like using other content to your advantage. Will try that with a few of my social websites. Thanks again Neil!

  37. shaam @ Online Funding :

    I have not tried an strategy with Infographic would like to check it out for my website thanks for the tips

  38. Richard @ Content & Revenue Sharing Blog :

    Hi Neil!

    I just wanted to know that – “Does each of the above mentioned PR sites have different formats for submitting your new post”.

    I was only sticking to the top known PR sites & directories.But i think diversification is the Key since post panda & penguin update.Thanks again Neil for sharing:)

  39. I’m a newbie to this, but this has been incredibly helpful! Thanks Neil!

  40. Shaam @ Online Funding :

    Hi Neil,

    I have tried an infographic strategy for my website yet am finding difficulty to create one do you have any video tutorials for guidance

  41. Neil,

    Infographics are something I have been considering for a while, but I was unsure how to get it shared across the web. I love your idea of ‘drip feeding’ on Twitter and Facebook- tantalising facts that pique people’s interest. Yet another great post that breaks a complicated topic down into simple steps- thanks!

  42. Software Testing :

    I will surely use your tips to help my next infographic. It seems to be a new idea to get backlinks and hopefully google doesnt consider this as spam.

  43. Executive Programs :

    These tips can be very useful for promotion of your valuable infographics and also drive huge traffic to your website

  44. Rafiul Alom :

    Neil,

    I’m reading your all posts since few days, commenting on them too.
    Can you also write a post, about how to get more potential web development clients?

    Thanks

    • Hey Rafiul,

      I am backed up on post right now, but I will try and write something on it in the future.

  45. Hi Neil
    Thank you very much for your tips, it help me in advance.
    Thanks a lot.

  46. Rachel Scott :

    Hi Neil i sent you an email related to Infographic Flickr Submission, I did all as you said but i did not get the positive response from there so i want you to help me there.

    • Hey Rachel,

      I receive a large amount of emails each day, so if you don’t get a response in a day or two try resending it.

  47. emobile_developer :

    Appreciate your job Neil. Here i can see that you majorly try to become infographic viral through popular social media websites like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest etc…And this is definitely right because today the vogue of these social network sites is in every street and they have good amount of users. Actually i use twitter for this purpose but i am not trying to create infographic but highly emphasize on content. I always try to create such content that will become viral through people. BTW i like your tips and really all the points make clear sense. I will definitely try to create infographic by keeping this useful tips in the mind. Thanks…

  48. Ladders Uk Direct :

    Im in the middle of trying to get my you tube video to go viral, i have uploaded it to wordpress, google + , pinterest, facebook and twitter but still not getting anywhere near the amount of views 🙁 it is a funny vid too so i thought it would get quite a decent amount of hits. Although i dont have many followers… i think id best get to work lol

    Thanks for the heads up anyway 🙂

  49. July Rivers :

    Press releases and social media releases seem to be complicated. And directories are now extremely hard to get links. Your ideas here are workable but just require more effort.

  50. Ladders Uk Direct :

    I find doing the press releases are ok, its getting them views that i find difficult. although i do agree directories are hard to get links … especially if you want them quickly.

  51. Online Mastering :

    wow, this page is definitely getting bookmarked. this infographic thing is one of the few thing i’ve found that can actually work for a site like mine….time to start cooking one up!!

  52. Great advice. I would also recommend that people consider paid options such as paid stumbles or reddits. For infographics that are strong these could really kickstart the spread of your infographic into high gear because it’s guaranteed exposure (at a low cost).

  53. Agreed, watch this space neil! you have competition heading your way 😛

  54. Johan Horak @capeholidays :

    Great post. I just did my first info graphic using a free online tool. And I wanted to check out how to share it. Well I got more than I expected. I will share your post at my Google+ page as one of the resources I used to create distribute my infographic. +johanhorak

    Have fun

  55. Tapha at MyAppTemplates :

    I’m just getting started with infographics. Look forward to seeing where i can take it. Awesome post.

  56. I did not know that there are directories of infographics!

    And also thanks for the tip regarding embed code 🙂

  57. Great approach Neil!

    I started seeing more and more bloggers talking about press releases when discussing infographic promotion and I believe in it as well. One approach I’d try as well is guest blogging since it shows a lot of results.

    As for the list of infographic submission directories, I’d add http://www.infographicfile.com

  58. Brian Hansford :

    Step #1 should be: Do NOT EVER use the world “viral” anywhere in a plan to build an infographic. Planning for something to go viral is the wrong idea. Provide meaningful and valuable content, and the community will decide whether or not it’s viral-worthy.

    Cheers,
    Brian Hansford
    @remarketmarketing

  59. Infographics Zone :

    Hi Neil,

    Here is another free infographic site for submitting your infographics:http://www.infographicszone.com/

    Thank you

  60. Thank you Neil ! It is the nice ideas to drive traffics and get high PR link from highly trusted sites. Article submission, infografic submission and directory submission can help to enhance the visiblity in SEPR. But talking about article submission, there many disadventage of article submission for who has high PR site. If you have PR 5 or, 6 then post your quality content to your site. No need to submit articles. Becuase your quality content drive traffics to your own site not on article submission directory. If your site low ranking then it will be better to submit article on high PR article submission directory and also submision of Press release. Thank you agan for sharing a nice post. http://googma.blogspot.com

  61. Web design company :

    Hey Neil,

    Excellent methods. I guess facebook and stumbleupon are best networks to make your InfoGraphics go viral. You can get it going once it is get shares naturally.

    Thank you

  62. I have not tried an strategy with Infographic would like to check it out for my website thanks for the tips.Wish it will work for me.

  63. hey neil,
    you have written this article with perfection. social media concept is important indeed. excellent attempt.

    Thank you.

    Matt

  64. Thanks very much Neil.
    Thanks for sharing this article post and i like this ideas for using on my bussiness.

  65. This is great shared for me.
    thanks Neil for share step by step
    i enjoy it this way and i belive perfected.

  66. Hi Neil,

    I would like to suggest one more site to submit infographics, and the url is http://www.infographicsposters.com/submit-infographics.html

    Thanks

  67. Neil,
    Big fan, but the English Nazi in me wants to quietly remind you that ‘notorious’ regards fame in the pejorative.

    Just a head’s.

    -H

  68. Neil,
    We have recently started creating infographics. Here is our first infographic. http://blog.incion.com/infographics/WebDevelopment/Web-Development-Process. We are using directories mentioned by you for promotion. Some of the sites have a cost to submit the infographics. Is it worth it to pay these sites or should we stick to free directories? Please advise
    Chris

  69. Daniel Chavez Moran :

    I do not leave a leave a response, however after looking at through some of the
    remarks here 5 Ways to Get Your Infographic to Go Viral.
    I actually do have a couple of questions for you if it’s okay. Could it be simply me or does it look like a few of these comments come across as if they are left by brain dead visitors? 😛 And, if you are writing on additional online sites, I’d
    like to keep up with you. Could you post a list of every one of your social community sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

  70. Jake Ruston :

    I seldom leave remarks, but i did a few searching and wound up here 5 Ways
    to Get Your Infographic to Go Viral. And I do have some questions for you if you tend not to mind.
    Could it be just me or does it appear like a few of these remarks appear like they are written by brain dead people?

    😛 And, if you are posting at other online social sites, I would like to keep up
    with everything fresh you have to post. Would you make a list of the complete urls of all your community
    sites like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or
    linkedin profile?

  71. Daniel Chavez Moran :

    My developer is trying to persuade me to move to .net from
    PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses.

    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on various websites for about a year and am worried about switching
    to another platform. I have heard fantastic things about blogengine.
    net. Is there a way I can import all my wordpress posts into
    it? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!

    • I would to WordPress… no need to switch. Maybe find a new developer.

      If something isn’t broken, why try and change it.

  72. How much does it cost to publish infographics to blog posts? Also, do you recommend having a landing page from your infographic in order to track leads? Looking for some ways to not only drive traffic but also track leads. Thx

    • Ryan, infographics can range from anywhere from $500 to $4000 dollars. It is definitely vital to have a landing page to track who has visited your page, etc..

  73. Gus Writer :

    The ideas are nice, even though it would be difficult to persuade an expert in a field to interview him/her unless you are an established website. Regarding infographics, they are usually too complex and there’s too much information to the point readers don’t want to read them. Writing a well-research content may be the safest option for most small time webmasters ; )

    • Neil Patel :

      Gus, thanks for your feedback. The key to a great infographic is simplicity and creating something that is visually stunning.

  74. Computer Support Indio :

    really awesome blog, thanks for sharing http://www.shudrul.com

  75. Kevin Basset :

    Great advice, very useful.. Thank you! I’m still a beginner, but I like to make infographics. I’ll definitely use your advice for the next one!

  76. Identiblinds :

    Some great advice here. We are working on some infographics related to our business / industry. I think the main things we want to focus on are creating something interesting and beautifully presented. Something that we ourselves would enjoy looking at.

  77. Matthew Kuehlhorn :

    I Love the power of info graphics and will be doing more research on creating quality. I imagine there are some tips to doing great one as well.

    Thanks!

    • Matthew, infographics are very powerful visual tools indeed. Let me know what you come up with. I love hearing new and innovative ways to share and create infographics. Thanks for reading!

  78. Thanks for the informative post Neil. Very useful, intelligent and helpful.

    Rob

  79. Hi Neil,

    I would like to suggest one more site to submit infographics in marketing and technology. The site url is http://infographicb2b.com/

    Thanks,
    Catherine

    • Catherine, I really appreciate your feedback. It’s great to have people helping out with sites like these 🙂

  80. Chris from Thaholiay :

    Hi Neil,

    I like your suggestion to use step 1, press release and step 5, out reach. I think press release has becoming much more important on SEO. Out reach is another good way to link building. I will focus on these two methods for my travel blog.

    • Chris, I think that sounds like a sound strategy. PR is an integral part of building links and always has been. Great ideas!

  81. Hi Neil,
    Thanks for the advices. One question for you: if you are not the original source of the data behind the Inforgraphic, how do you do a press release? I would just be the one creating the graphic to represent the data. Or do you do that only if you do primary research?
    Thanks,
    Kennis

    • You don’t have to be the original source. You are taking multiple sources and then making the information more digestible. You can do a press release with no problem…

  82. Hi Neil,

    Too late I guess…. Learn’t a lot……. Could you please share the link or copy of your press release that you made after infographics..

    Appreciate your time. 🙂

    Cheers..
    Deep.

  83. Infographic Directory :

    Great tips for making an infographic go viral. I strongly believe that Social Media is the primary medium to make this happen.

    Submitting your infographic to free directories is also very helpful.

    One more free infographic directory to mention is: http://infographicsdirectory.blogspot.com

  84. Great post and thanks, some methods there that I didn’t know of to help boost my infographics. I’ve always had a good share count but never a good following back.

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  90. Neil, very informative post. I’ll be following your step-by-step guide for an infographic we just created for a recent blog post.

  91. Nice post – I like Visua.ly.. Also try http://www.infographicsbase.com

  92. Austin Jaworowicz :

    Hi Neil,
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  93. Great information, great possible lead to conversion potential infographics is sumthin i need to look into some more. thanks!

  94. Hey Neil,

    Just wanted to give you a heads up that both of your Visual Loop links in the article above are not working 🙂

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  95. I have a wordpress site and I am about to make my first infographic- and this post has been THE guide for me- BUT- I need a plugin that is up to date that will allow me to EASILY set up the embed thing. I am not a developer- am I an ignorant but well meaning- mostly harmless! Is there a freebie plugin that I can use? One that is genuinely easy to use? Emphasis on simple + free? Which (simple and free) one are other people using?

    I am still reading through the 10 zillion comments here but I still need help!

  96. Hi Neil,

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    Thanks for all the great content,
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  100. Hi Neil,

    Thank you for this great guide. It is still useful in 2015 🙂

    There is one thing I want to let you and other readers know: visual loop has its own website now, so you can update the link 😉 they left tumblr.

    Cheers,
    Gokhan

  101. James Lewis :

    Thanks a lot Neil, this article has really given me the direction i need for my infographic campaign

  102. I haven’t posted any infographic on my blog and now I do want to create one to see how it goes.

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    • You will be glad you did Ammar. There are a few infographic makers out there that can help you get started

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  112. Do these techniques work still? I have an infographic and manually tried to reach people but no one seem to be interested. I think I should give an infographic exclusive to each blog, otherwsie I don’t see how that blogger benefits from it. Do you have any samples of infographics which you promoted manually?

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