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Top 10 Free Data Visualization Tools

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We all have heard the saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and we use it quite often in our daily lives too, but we never get enough time to sit back and realize that it is 100 percent true.A picture actually has the ability to present an extremely complex and vast idea. A single image thus has a lot of power. Just by looking at a single image we can learn and remember so many things. Anything that is presented in a visual form is automatically more attractive and eye-catching as well as being easier to understand and learn. This Data Visualization is a trick used by many to present their boring information or data in an interesting way. The more visually attractive the data, the more attention it is going to get!

 

If you are trying to find some nice tools that can help you make your data visually more attractive and beautiful, then you are at the right place as today we are going to present a list of Top 10 Free Data Visualization Tools. So check them all out as all of them are truly amazing in their own ways and pick the ones you like the best!

 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 30, 2013 8:09 PM

A picture actually has the ability to present an extremely complex and vast idea. Here are Top 10 Free Data Visualization Tools.

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12 Tenets of Content Creation [Infographic]

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Content - Are you reaching out to your customers when they have questions? Here are some 12 tips to help you answer the questions they are asking (not just the ones you ...
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Customer Retention | Social Media Today

Customer Retention | Social Media Today | Designed to Sell | Scoop.it
Let’s work on retaining customers, rather than constantly having to go out seeking new ones.

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Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein's curator insight, September 25, 2013 4:00 PM

The Infographic from Adam Toporek clearly shows why customer retention not only helps with lower costs and higher margins, but also in driving new customers too!

 

Further insight from @kmueller62 with telling numbers from @nielsen study in trust in advertising.

Stephen Pitcher's curator insight, September 29, 2013 6:53 AM

This is really good. Hope it helps you.

Regards

Stephen

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Maximize Adwords Quality Scores by Improving Your Landing Page Relevance

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Are you taking advantage of the 3 main metrics that make up a keyword's quality score in your Adwords campaign, including landing page relevance? See on www.verticalmeasures.com

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Seven ways business networking is like online dating

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Some people have said that business networking and career connecting is just like dating. With the advent of work intranets and social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, the world of business networking is as much about online interacting as the more traditional, face to face offline gatherings.

 

When you network online, you’re simply finding, connecting and engaging with people to fulfil your commercial or career objectives. If you swap the words ‘commercial’ or ‘career’ for ‘romantic’ then you’ve stepped into the world of online dating, a multi-billion pound industry in the UK alone.

 

For many a lonely, busy business professional, online dating is a convenient ‘lead generation’ mechanism which hopefully puts you in front of any number of eligible, available and interested romantic prospects. Indeed, it’s said that one in four relationships is initiated online.


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Rob Hook's curator insight, September 16, 2013 7:48 AM

But make sure you go to the right events. Those that your target audience might attend

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Red Target PowerPoint Template

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Red Target PowerPoint template is a free business PowerPoint background that you can download with an archery target design

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SlideHunter's curator insight, September 24, 2013 3:36 PM

Awesome free background and red template for PowerPoint presentations

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Avoiding Disaster: How to Prevent the 3 Most Common Content Marketing #Fails

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Content marketing efforts can fail for tactical, strategic, or internal reasons, but the most common blunders involve your content strategy.

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yeohyc's curator insight, September 27, 2013 5:19 AM

Content is one of the most valuable tools in your Marketing arsenal, but only if it is constructed properly. 

David Blundell's curator insight, September 28, 2013 1:34 AM

Great insights here on Content Marketing. Thanks @yeohyc . . .

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Business Goals Diagram Template for PowerPoint With People Silhouette

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Free business goals template for PowerPoint contains a nice diagram and slide design for presentations

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SlideHunter's curator insight, September 24, 2013 3:34 PM

Awesome slide design very useful for goals and objectives in PowerPoint 

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PageSpeed Insights helps your site perform better

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So, you are done building your website. The next step is to ensure that it loads as fast as possible. Created by Google, PageSpeed Insights measures how well your pages are doing when seen from mob...

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Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:09 PM

Love this little tool! Using it and implementing the suggestions has helped me decrease loading time by at least 3 seconds on my website.

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Study: Article Link Visibility Up 39% after Facebook Increases the Size of Preview Images

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What can you do to increase your reach on Facebook? Post more pictures right? Not so fast according to our latest findings. Did you realize that articles have almost the same reach and visibility as photos now?

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5 Secrets of a Google Plus Marketing Ninja

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It may not be Facebook, but Google Plus has an impressive and growing reach. The platforms connection with Google assures that posts will be highly visible in search.

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martha ruotolo's curator insight, October 1, 2013 10:37 AM

but it is evloving 

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10 Predictions About the Future of Ecommerce

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We asked 10 ecommerce founders to share what they think the future of personalized shopping holds. It's an eye opener for retail and marketing.


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Angela Heath's curator insight, October 10, 2013 11:25 AM

Give your customers what they want is the summary of this article.  Remember, its not about what you THINK they want.

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Why Visual Content Is So Important

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Leave your image-free blog posts in the past and use visuals in your content like graphics, videos, infographics and more!


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25 Words With Contradictory Meanings You May Not Know

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Oh, contronyms—those difficult, vexing little words that can totally alter a sentence if used inappropriately.

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Facebook Graph Search Gets Granular, Now Includes Posts & Status Updates

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A major upgrade has occurred for Facebook’s Graph Search – the ability to search posts and updates on top of the preexisting functionality. Users will be able to search posts by topic, location and time with the usual Graph Search modifiers.


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6 Tips for Finding Prospects on LinkedIn

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Here's how to discover and connect with new leads and transform your connections on LinkedIn into business relationships.

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malek's curator insight, September 30, 2013 7:07 AM

How to set your playgound plan on LinkedIn?  Insightful and practical

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Why The Best Brands Are Using Content to Beat Their Competitors - The Social Media Monthly

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There are credible, online, third-party endorsements like, when the media mentions you, that give your brand a boost. These mentions may result in more views to your website, followers on Twitter or more people mentioning you.

 

The lifespan of these stories are typically pretty swift, what we call the “the tornado effect.

 

”From a few seconds to a few hours, as fast as they come in, your tornado placement is gone, buried by the next article or meme in social network feeds. Sure, you’re left with an influx of views or visits, but typically, you want to keep the momentum going.

 

According to HubSpot, “73% of people prefer to get information about an organization through a series of articles rather than in a traditional advertisement.” That means, your brand likely needs more than the occasional media placement to stay relevant and give consumers what they want. There’s a formula for success that exists and it helps you reach more people without always having to produce your own content. It’s a triple threat...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 1, 2013 9:53 AM

Here are some tactics to help you respond to "the tornado effect" on your content marketing.

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How People Search Online [Infographic]

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In the first infographic of Levelwing's two-part series, we learned about who uses search. The second infographic, below, shares data regarding how people search.

 

Some 91% of online adults use search engines to find information on the Web. And, among search users, 91% always or most of the time find the information they are looking for.

 

Most of the daily queries on Google have been seen before; only a small percentage (16%) hasn't.

 

So, what kind of information do people look for most? People using smartphones for searches mostly look for news (57%), restaurants (51%), and navigational information (51%).

 

After conducting searches, some 86% of searchers have learned about something new or important that "helped them or increased their knowledge." Half have found obscure data that surprised them.




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Russ Merz, Ph.D.'s curator insight, September 23, 2013 9:57 PM

A summary of how people conduct online #searches--finding, experiences, and devices.

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7 Things Every (Great) Landing Page Needs

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Excerpt from the article by Neil Patel on Quick Sprout blog:
"Visitors who come to your site from Google are going to be different from the visitors that come to your site from Twitter.

So, how do you maximize your conversion rates? You will have to create landing pages that are tailored towards each of your marketing campaigns.

But before you head off and start creating your first landing page, there are 7 things you need to know:

1. Does your landing page copy match your marketing campaign?
From your paid ads to organic search engine listings, your marketing copy should convey a similar message to the copy on your landing page.

2. Start with a solution:
Every visitor who comes to your landing page has a problem. So, you should tell them how you are going to solve their problem.

3. Don’t forget your sub heading:
Your headline states your solution, but it won’t be enough to convert visitors into customers. You need to provide a more detailed explanation of your solution through a sub-heading.
You have less than 8 seconds to grab your visitor’s attention before they leave, so you want to make sure your sub-heading is descriptive and short.

4. Who are your customers and what are their use cases?
A lot of visitors never end up purchasing because they aren’t sure if your solution is the right fit for them.
You can solve this by clearly showing who should be using your product or service.

5. The proof is in the pudding:
Always include stats and data to backup your claims.
Yes, you may be selling the best weight loss product out there, but a thousand other companies are making that same claim.
Get testimonials from your customers to back up the statements you are making.

6. Call to actions:
You’ll have to do a lot of A/B testing with this one, but don’t forget to include call to actions. You’ll be surprised how many landing pages forget to add calls to action.

7. Trust elements:
Not everyone is comfortable with making purchases on the web. Sure, Apple and Amazon don’t have issues, but you aren’t them. Your brand isn’t as well known, which is why trust elements are important..."

Each tip is analyzed with more information.
Read full original article here:
http://www.quicksprout.com/2013/09/26/7-things-every-great-landing-page-needs/

 


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Here are some basic effective guidelines
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Social Media is making SEO more personal

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The game has changed.

 

Now, in 2013 and beyond, Social Media is playing an increasingly important role in how your blog content ranks in Search Engines.

 

'Social signals continue to correlate very well with better rankings' – SearchMetrics'

 

SearchMetrics found that Google +1s, Tweets, Pinterest shares and all Facebook activity (shares, likes & comments) had a significant correlation to higher search engine placement. In fact the only non-social measure in the top 8 correlating measure was the number of backlinks.

 

And it looks like social media signals will become increasingly important to SEO for the foreseeable future.

 

Read More: http://www.getspokal.com/how-social-media-is-making-seo-a-better-place/#

  


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Pauline Mwangi's curator insight, October 1, 2013 2:16 AM

The challenge this presents is the ability to create a vibrant community on social media. Since the more vibrant your community is, then the more successful your posts will be as they will be shared severally within the commmunity, hence increasing brand visibility.

 

That said, it is a good problem since we all have the capacity to network and create great communities.

Jim Niemela's curator insight, October 1, 2013 11:42 PM

Social Media plays a bigger role now than ever before in SEO.

LAT Multilingual's curator insight, October 2, 2013 3:49 PM

It's always good to see how social media is growing in importance and reading that it is beginning to have more of a bearing on SEO is good news. 

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Why Most Companies Fail At Content Marketing

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Executing an effective content strategy is a marathon, not a sprint. Like exercise, if you want to see results, you have to put in the work. You know it's important, and you don't doubt it'll produce results..Like exercise, if you want to see results, you have to put in the work. You know it’s important, and you don’t doubt it’ll produce results at some point or other. But most people quit after just a few short weeks.Those companies that stick to a plan and continue to develop great, useful content consistently … well, they’ve built a thriving business....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 29, 2013 2:50 AM

3 big reasons why most companies don't succeed at content marketing.

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5 Stages in the Digital Marketing Funnel - Hausman Marketing Letter

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Is your digital marketing funnel full? Are you helping folks move smoothly down your digital marketing funnel?

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Content Marketing Strategy is the New SEO, an Infographic /@BerriePelser

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Content Marketing Strategy is the New SEO Content marketing, the creation and sharing of content

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WordPress SEO & Social Media's curator insight, October 1, 2013 8:04 AM

Content Marketing Strategy is the New SEO, an Infographic /@BerriePelser

Juice Creative's curator insight, October 9, 2013 3:31 PM

Note to self: Tons of great information right here.

Pierre-François Mion's curator insight, June 16, 2014 11:36 PM

Don't forget the basis: share knowledge is now the best way to gain consumer's confidence and highlight your branding

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Renovate the Marketing Plan Template, and The Top 13 Marketing Technology Articles Curated Tuesday, 10/1/13

Renovate the Marketing Plan Template, and The Top 13 Marketing Technology Articles Curated Tuesday, 10/1/13 | Designed to Sell | Scoop.it

Technology has wreaked havoc on ye ‘olde marketing plan template.

 

We’re at the point where technologies are providing capabilities that are beyond the comfy confines of the template, almost as if the cart is before the horse. Think about your Promotion Strategy for a second: how can it possibly incorporate Conversion strategies, Social strategies, Optimization strategies, and so forth. And how can cross-functional capabilities such as Optimization be described within the confines of Product, Promotion, Pricing and Distribution?

 

It’s almost as if the old school marketing plan shackles you.

 

Set yourself free. Rethink your marketing plan template, and develop sections/strategies that reflect the actual desires you have as you transition to a data-driven, technology-driven function.

 

Marketing technology…NOW!

 

See today's Top Curated Marketing Technology Articles here.

 

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Trading Spaces: How Workplace "Sublets" Give Your Perspective And Productivity A Jolt

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At Boston-based ad agency CTP employees do more than swap desks for a few days--they do it for the whole summer.

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Debra Walker's curator insight, October 2, 2013 3:56 PM

I myself am trying a temporary work space change and definitely understand the need for it to be a little longer than a few days.  You need that adjustment period to get used to the "weirdness" of a new space, organization of the space, even the sounds and smells that are "different" than what you knew about.  It definitely is taking me outside of my comfort zone, which is good, and hopefully leads to a "shifted" perspective for other aspects of my job.  Stay tuned!

Daniel Aparicio's curator insight, October 2, 2013 11:20 PM

Interesting pictures