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Why Leveraging Infographics Is A Great Content, Social Media, and SEO Investment

The ability to capture and retain your audience’s attention is paramount. So, what’s the secret weapon that can help you achieve this in the most effective way possible? The answer lies in infographics, which have proven to be an invaluable strategy for content marketing, social media marketing, and SEO.

For anyone involved in sales and marketing, understanding the power of infographics is essential. They can help you capture the attention of your audience, retain their interest, and ultimately drive success in your marketing endeavors. So, harness the potential of infographics and integrate them into your marketing strategy. You’ll be well on your way to staying ahead in the ever-evolving world of sales and marketing.

Why Infographics Work

Here are all of the reasons why infographics are so effective:

  • The Visual Impact – The human brain is a powerful information-processing machine, but it’s also selective in what it pays attention to. A staggering 99% of sensory information is filtered out almost immediately. Only 1% of information is lucky enough to make it through. This is where infographics come into play. Infographics are visualizations of data and ideas designed to convey complex information quickly and easily. As our brains are hardwired to process visual information efficiently, infographics fit perfectly into the 1% of data that gets noticed. Moreover, about 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual. This incredible preference for visual content is further reinforced by the fact that two-thirds of the population are visual learners.
  • Speed and Retention – One key advantage of infographics is the speed at which they can convey information. Visuals are processed a whopping 60,000 times faster in the brain than text. For marketers, your message gets across quickly and is more likely to stick. In a world where people tend to remember only about 20% of what they read, infographics offer a powerful way to increase retention rates.

The eyes are an extension of the brain and well over half of the population are visual learners. With this in mind, publishers and businesses can benefit from the change. There is a demand for data that is quickly transferable, coherent and visually interesting.

  • Shareability – Social media marketing thrives on shareable content, and infographics excel. They are inherently shareable due to their engaging visual nature. When people come across an infographic that resonates with them, they are likelier to share it with their followers and friends. This ripple effect can significantly expand the reach of your marketing efforts, helping you connect with a broader audience.
  • SEO and Backlinking – Infographics can be a goldmine for your SEO strategy. When you create high-quality, informative infographics, they become valuable resources for others in your industry. Websites and blogs are more likely to link back to your content when they find an infographic that complements their articles. These backlinks can significantly boost your website’s authority and search engine rankings.
  • Repurposing Content – While the investment in designing and developing an infographic can be steep, the graphics and story behind it can be repurposed for sales presentations, whitepapers, case studies, social images, and other strategies. An infographic is a great place to start when you want to tell a story or explain a complex topic in all your marketing communications. It’s also a fantastic piece of content to promote with your public relations outreach.
  • The Infographic Buzz – The popularity of infographics has been on the rise in recent years. In just over two years, infographic search volumes have increased by over 800%. Publishers who use infographics experience a remarkable 12% increase in traffic compared to those who don’t. In social media, the numbers are just as impressive, with thousands of tweets and shares related to infographics occurring every day.

In a world where attention spans are shrinking, and information overload is the norm, infographics stand out as a beacon of effective communication. They leverage the brain’s preference for visuals, are easily shareable on social media, and serve as valuable assets for SEO through backlinking.

This infographic hits on all the right cylinders on what makes infographics work… a visual medium for disseminating data, a growing demand from your audience, and a medium that’s easy to share! It’s the trifecta of content marketing. Learn more on how to leverage and promote your infographics.

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Source: Neomam

Douglas Karr

Douglas Karr is CMO of OpenINSIGHTS and the founder of the Martech Zone. Douglas has helped dozens of successful MarTech startups, has assisted in the due diligence of over $5 bil in Martech acquisitions and investments, and continues to assist companies in implementing and automating their sales and marketing strategies. Douglas is an internationally recognized digital transformation and MarTech expert and speaker. Douglas is also a published author of a Dummie's guide and a business leadership book.

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