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10 Best Tools for Beautiful Infographics and Data Visualizations

10 Best Tools for Beautiful Infographics and Data Visualizations | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it

Content is the king, everyone knows that. But what makes content looks better? Content is no longer just text. It is important to make visual content because human brain process visual information much faster than text. With infographics, you can make complex and boring data interesting. However, illustrative infographics come at a price: Creating good infographics is extremely time-consuming. So we collected some great tools to easily create interesting infographics. Here are my favorites to create your own, great infographics and visual contents (without Photoshop!).


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 3, 2015 4:23 PM

Here is a list of some great tools to easily create interesting infographics.

Dean Ryan G. Martin's curator insight, February 4, 2015 12:17 AM

These are very useful tools. Thanks for sharing!

Robyn Haydon's curator insight, February 4, 2015 10:35 PM

Infographics aren't just for websites! Here are some easy to use tools to integrate infographics into your reports, presentations and proposals.

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How to Monitor Social Media Feedback and Respond to Posts

How to Monitor Social Media Feedback and Respond to Posts | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it
Monitoring social media feedback and responding to social media posts in a timely and strategic matter can be challenging. Here's how to succeed.

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Joan Stewart's curator insight, August 6, 2014 8:25 AM

How to Monitor Social Media by Neal Schaffer; Inhouse or Outsourced requires maintenance. Tools and pricing indicators reflected to assist with decision making.

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3 Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

3 Marketing Mistakes to Avoid | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it

Are you making these marketing mistakes?


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14 Marketing Automation Tools That Can Save You Precious Time

14 Marketing Automation Tools That Can Save You Precious Time | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it

New businesses are often faced with a near-Herculean task when it comes to advertising and gaining market presence in an already saturated online environment. The question becomes, how to effectively market a new business with the limited resources of a startup company.

Market Automation Tools provide an Effective SolutionMarketing automation is a very broad term that can refer collectively or separately to a number of behaviors and actions. In general, marketing automation tools refer to the online software and tools that provide business owners with the opportunity to effectively market their products online and to automate repetitive tasks.


What those actions and tasks are differs depending on the specific business.


Marketing automation tools include basic tasks like advertising and promotion, and also includes marketing tasks completed over the Internet, via email, SMS (text messaging) and social media. More complicated marketing automation includes the tracking and categorizing of customer data, lead generation, monitoring customer behaviors and choosing appropriate responses to help earn maximum profit.

 


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Nancy Barnett's curator insight, July 13, 2014 10:52 AM

Finding ways to manage your social media is always a challenge.  Here are some options. 

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The Anatomy of a Highly Shareable Infographic

The Anatomy of a Highly Shareable Infographic | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it
Make sure your infographics don't fall flat. Learn what essential elements you need to increasing sharing.

The hard truth about creating content online is the amount of time you put into it isn't always proportional to what you get out of it. We all hope that everything we do is a grand slam resulting in traffic, leads, and reporters clamoring to talk to you. 

But that's not always what happens.

Luckily, there are few things we can do to infographics to hedge our bets a bit. So, we put together the following infographic on making highly shareable infographics -- helping you rake in more views and conversion opportunities. Follow these tips, and your infographic will be much more likely to get shared. 


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massimo scalzo's curator insight, July 4, 2014 3:11 AM

The Essentila Elements of Infographic, piece by piece...

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The Secrets to Writing an Attention-Grabbing Blog Post [Infographic]

The Secrets to Writing an Attention-Grabbing Blog Post [Infographic] | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it

Do you know what elements go into a great blog post? Get the inside scoop here.


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2DiFore Marketing Solutions's curator insight, April 16, 2014 7:50 AM

Tips for being a great #blogger revealed!

Nine0Media's curator insight, April 16, 2014 11:55 AM

#Wordpress #Nine0Media

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Winning the Customer

A Step-by-Step Guide to Winning the Customer | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it

Let’s begin with a question: Who are your competitors? Take a minute to list two, three, or four companies. Then ask yourself how you know that these are your closest rivals. Are they the companies that most often pitch for business alongside your company? Do their brands sit beside yours on the shelf? Are they coming up close to your brand in search-page rank? Do they compete with you for resources and employees? Do they vie with you for the consumer’s dollar?

 

If a company or brand is truly your competitor, you should have answered yes to at least some of these questions. But ultimately, only one condition really determines a rival: whether your target customers include it among the brands they consider in relation to yours.


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Peter T Paradza's curator insight, March 26, 2014 4:15 AM

Let us consider how this impacts business if your customer service consultants are aware of how to win your customer?

Jeff's curator insight, March 26, 2014 3:22 PM

VISIT www.AffiliatesApps.com

Lee Werrell's curator insight, April 4, 2014 4:51 AM

Forget the old fashioned Sales Funnel, there are far more complex elements for you to control, influence and copy/not copy that can turbo charge your sales performance and profit generation.

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10 Tips to Help You Build and Grow a Stand-Out Small Business Brand

10 Tips to Help You Build and Grow a Stand-Out Small Business Brand | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it

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BSN's curator insight, March 14, 2014 11:49 AM

10 Tips to Help You Build and Grow a Stand-Out Small Business Brand  #branding #smallbiz #businesstips

Tia Ribary's curator insight, March 14, 2014 7:40 PM

Your brand is everything your clients (and others) experience when interacting with you. It's true - as a small business, you may not have a large budget for branding, but you do have a lot of control over the experience you offer, which can make or break your brand.

 

I like these 10 tips as a little branding food for thought.

Ann Dixon's curator insight, March 17, 2014 8:27 AM

Here are 10 great tips for you to optimise your business.

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How You Can Get More Pinterest Followers (Infographic)

How You Can Get More Pinterest Followers (Infographic) | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it
Did you know that Pinterest drives more revenue than Facebook and Twitter? Every Pinterest follower is valuable, and you want as many as you can get.

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dianasdaily's curator insight, March 3, 2014 1:03 AM

How To Increase Your Pinterest Followers?

aanve's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:35 PM

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Eye Tracking 101: How Your Eyes Move on a Website

Eye Tracking 101: How Your Eyes Move on a Website | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it

Engage website visitors better by designing your site to match how people's eyes move on the page. Here are some surprising eye tracking stats to help.

 

Putting together a great looking website is a great start, but it is just a start.

 

True web design requires you to venture beyond the aesthetic and into the worlds of User Experience and Conversion Rate Optimization.

Knowing how the viewers of your site really see it can help to shine light on new and/or missed opportunities within your current design. It may also bring out the need for new elements or changes.

 

While there are plenty of options for improving CRO, eye tracking analysis provides some of the most useful information for optimizing your biggest digital marketing asset, your website.

 

A good design will catch people’s eye, but a great design will keep people on your site and get them engaged with your content. And while you shouldn’tunderestimate the power of good copy, your design is what people notice first.

 

We teamed up with our friends over at Single Grain to put together the infographic below in hopes that it will help everyone get a better, basic understanding of what eye tracking is and what it can do.


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Steve Baker's curator insight, February 19, 2014 7:37 AM

Designing clean, effective websites that work and deliver clients 

Mike Milazzo's curator insight, February 21, 2014 10:09 AM

When we get past all the ads.

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, February 22, 2014 6:55 AM

One of my students' favorite topics... XD

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The Most Important Numbers You Need to Understand to Grow Your Business

The Most Important Numbers You Need to Understand to Grow Your Business | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it

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Des Kirby's curator insight, January 28, 2014 11:18 AM

Some  financial management health checks to help you keep your business profitable.

Alain Theriault MBA's curator insight, January 28, 2014 4:45 PM

Very Basic, but essential.  The key from my point of view ? Make sure  that the "checking the number" becomes a monthly routine that you stick to stubbornly. Block the time, no compromise!

Marie Clement's curator insight, January 30, 2014 12:28 PM

This is an excellent article that helps you to get a grip really quickly on the information that needs to be reviewed constantly and encourages setting up schedules to do this.

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Propelled By Women, Pinterest Beats Out Email In Social Sharing For First Time [Report]

Propelled By Women, Pinterest Beats Out Email In Social Sharing For First Time [Report] | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it
Pinterest has snagged the bronze from email. New data from social sharing service ShareThis shows that for the first time, Pinterest outpaced email to become the third most popular sharing channel in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's curator insight, January 26, 2014 5:55 AM


The results of the report do not surprise me at all. What about you?

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Are You Ready to Start Your Dream Business in 2014? - SucceedAsYourOwnBoss.com

Are You Ready to Start Your Dream Business in 2014? - SucceedAsYourOwnBoss.com | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it
If you are ready to start your dream business in 2014, I have a resource that will put you on the right path.

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6 free visual marketing tools

6 free visual marketing tools | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it

This lack of artistic ability poses a threat to my marketing career, especially now that visual content marketing is the ticket to success. Even though I have other creative traits, I'm worried I'll get left in the visual storytelling dust.


I know I'm not alone.

 

Luckily, we non-artists have a few tools to mask our lack of design talent.

 

These tools are free, but often have advanced paid features for when you're ready to step up your game. They don't replace a designer's expertise, but you can use them for smaller projects, like blogs, social media graphics, or Slideshare templates....


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Two Pens's curator insight, September 18, 2014 2:27 PM

My fave is Recite:  let's you make any quote look art directed. Given Twitter's predilection for quotes, it's a no-brainer.

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, September 20, 2014 11:51 PM

Great share from Jeff and all new to me. Don't let Jeff fool you, if his artistic abilities are failing then I hope I can fail that good (he just past me the other day like a bullet on Scoop.it views). Great share here of new cool tools. 


lepidopt's curator insight, September 23, 2014 3:51 AM

confirmo la buena selección

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How to Train Your Brain to Stay Focused

How to Train Your Brain to Stay Focused | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it
Understand how your brain reacts to distractions and use these three tips to help you stay focused and get things done.

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Secrets of a Killer Blog Post: Images [infographic]

Secrets of a Killer Blog Post: Images [infographic] | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it

You already know that well-researched, high-quality content is the backbone of a killer blog post. But don’t underestimate the importance of a strong visual component when you’re composing your latest and greatest update for your audience

The human brain processes images in as little as 13 milliseconds—less than the blink of an eye.

A post with an image is far more enticing to the bounce-happy readers of the Internet than one without, and is more likely to be shared on social media as well.

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30 Really Creative and Clever Business Cards

30 Really Creative and Clever Business Cards | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it
Making a business card, but making a creative, clever and memorable business card is whole new ball game. It’s easy to go for the standard rectangle with lines of important information but these business cards are on another level.

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Nancy Barnett's curator insight, July 8, 2014 9:48 AM

New ideas for an old stand by.

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101 Different Types of Web Content For Building Your Site

101 Different Types of Web Content For Building Your Site | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it

I’ve compiled a list of 101 things that can act as content on your website. Some are standalone, some work together, but most important, they can all be promoted on social media and be used as resources to drive your target audience to your website. Content will help attract traffic, accumulate more social shares, improve SEO efforts, and more. Your end goal is to leverage these types of materials so you can do a better job of educating or entertaining your audience to sell your products or services, strengthen your brand, or both....


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Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 1, 2015 2:53 AM

Don't you know what you can post today? It's time to check it out. An extensive list of 101 types of content for making your research on Internet.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, August 3, 2015 2:56 AM

Don't you know what you can post today? It's time to check it out. An extensive list of 101 types of content for making your research on Internet.

Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, August 3, 2015 2:29 PM

Una interesante revisión para tener en cuenta a la hora de crear un nuevo sitio Web

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Six Tips for Developing Successful Strategic Partnerships

Six Tips for Developing Successful Strategic Partnerships | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it

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Jeanne Legare's curator insight, March 27, 2014 9:32 AM

Working with strategic partners is a key to my success! These 6 tips are very important to know if you plan on partnering!

David Hain's curator insight, March 27, 2014 10:34 AM

You can stay small and grow large using this strategy effectively!

Jeff's curator insight, March 31, 2014 10:34 AM

we all need a little help 

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Infographic: The Anatomy of a Connected Consumer | Gigya's Blog

Infographic: The Anatomy of a Connected Consumer | Gigya's Blog | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it

The Internet of Things will account for 9 billion devices by 2018 (Business Insider), mobile will account for 21% of all online purchases by 2015 (Google), and social network users will surpass 2 billion by 2016 (eMarketer). Ironically, despite the explosion of technology, channels and devices, today’s continuously connected consumers are harder to reach than ever before.!

 

This infographic breaks down the anatomy of the connected consumer to help your brand more effectively reach, engage and convert customers across today’s mobile and socially connected landscape....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 23, 2014 2:02 AM

Find the new connected consumer and you will find a healthy target market.

aanve's curator insight, March 23, 2014 11:28 PM

www.aanve.com

 

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 25, 2014 3:11 PM

What part of the body does your business focus on?

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What Small Businesses Should Know [Infographics]

What Small Businesses Should Know [Infographics] | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it
Data is the future of marketing. Numbers dictate and align business strategies with opportunities in the marketplace. They are an invaluable storytelling tool, and the lifeblood of your business.

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Sara Prendergast's curator insight, March 11, 2014 11:40 AM

This infographic explains the importance of using images in trying to make a point. We are visual learners and sharing images via social media can be a great way to  reach our customer base.

Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, March 11, 2014 2:03 PM

Good Infographic about Data and Color

Pixolution Studios's curator insight, April 21, 2014 4:15 PM

Why create an infographic? What Small Businesses Should Know [Infographics] | @scoopit via @digitalassetman http://sco.lt/...

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10 Powerful Ecommerce Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014

10 Powerful Ecommerce Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014 | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it
Ecommerce has come a long way in the last 15 years. As technology continues at a rapid pace, pioneering ecommerce stores harness new techniques and facilities to make online selling and online shopping a lot more efficient and fun.

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Marianne Naughton's curator insight, March 4, 2014 7:38 AM

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Biz Storytelling: 33 Laws of Content Marketing Success

Biz Storytelling: 33 Laws of Content Marketing Success | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it
There has been a lot of fuss about content marketing and how to make it work if you're a business. In frank and concise language, Marcus Sheridan explains how c

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Janet Tillotson's curator insight, February 3, 2014 1:12 AM

Creatove waus tp sharing through social media, blogs, ebooks, and the like...

John M. Lee's curator insight, February 3, 2014 4:06 PM

Speaking words of wisdom...

Paul Dixon's curator insight, February 4, 2014 1:54 AM

It seems to me that the more you learn the more there is to learn.

Read books to gain the edge.

A lot of the information learnt is common sense but means nothing unless put in action. JUST DO IT.

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How Colors Affect Conversion Rate

How Colors Affect Conversion Rate | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it

...Did you know that color accounts for 85% of the reason why you purchased a specific product? Or that full-colored ads in magazines are recognized 26% more than black and white ads?

 

The psychological elements go even deeper when you look at the specific meanings of colors. For example, if you use the color blue on your products, it will give your customers a calming effect…while black, on the other hand, gives your customers a sense of exclusivity.

 

So, the real question that comes to mind is: how should you use color within your marketing?...


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Ali Anani's curator insight, January 27, 2014 12:19 AM

What color does your marketing sing?

Intriguing Networks's curator insight, January 27, 2014 3:11 PM

Designers ignore this at your peril and marketers make sure your designers knows, becuase they don't always like 'evidence' to spoil their scheme...

Marie Clement's curator insight, January 30, 2014 8:11 AM

Interesting article - the blue & orange combination to attract impulse buyers is evident on most eCommerce sites - now I know why!

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10 Reasons Why Small Businesses Can't Ignore Social Media

10 Reasons Why Small Businesses Can't Ignore Social Media | Business Tips for Start-Ups | Scoop.it

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Carmen Troche's curator insight, January 29, 2014 10:44 AM

Who are you?

Act Kamal's curator insight, February 18, 2014 6:34 AM

Amazing Blog