NASA is spending about $125000 to fund research into 3Dprinted food to efficiently feed astronauts on long voyages. The opensource printer however may... (NASA has plans to build a 3-D printer that can print food for astronauts.
The quality and comfort of your office chair affects your health and productivity. With so many options, though, picking the right one for you isn't easy. This graphic from Office Chairs Unlimited can help.
Forget Big Brother. Companies and countries are discovering that algorithms programmed to scour vast quantities of data can be much more powerful. They can predict your next purchase, forecast car thefts and maybe even help cure cancer.
Excerpted from article by Mark Walker and published on Content Marketing Institute: "In this post we focus on executing your video content strategy, maximizing impact, measuring results, and ensuring that you create sustainable campaigns that add long-term value to your organization.
Step 1: Execution The first thing you do is take your overall campaign and break it down into single, discrete messages, and hold yourself to one per video, where possible. You then craft a storyboard around that message, with core components including: - An attention-grabbing introduction/ initial characterization/ scene setting - A setup/ problem/ challenge - An action/ journey/ discovery - A resolution/ punch line/ solution - A call to action
With the core message laid out and a storyboard in place, it’s time to call in the professionals to help shape and refine them, and get you toward the finished product.
Step 2: Choose the right distribution channels When considering how to get your video content out to the right audiences, you need to consider a few options. The obvious one is to place it on your own website. This should be done of course, but this alone is not enough. A second option is YouTube, which is a great low-cost option to put your video content in front of potentially hundreds of millions of viewers. t seems like a no-brainer, but again, there are some limitations. Therefore, you need to look for a more focused, business-centric distribution channel that gives you more control over how you capture leads, encourage direct sales, and represent your brand around the video.
Step 3: Encourage people to watch your videos Once your video content has been sent out into the world through the right distribution channels, the next step is to encourage people to watch them, and this can be broken down into three distinct parts: - Use SEO to help people find you on your chosen channels; - Tell them why they should watch it; - Offer social proof to overcome their skepticism.
Step 4: Make it spread virally Once you’ve convinced someone to watch your video(s), the next stage is to encourage them to send it around their network, creating a viral effect that could considerably reduce your own marketing costs, and increase the number of views.
Step 5: Optimize for conversions If you want the viewer to take an action other than sharing the video with their network, you need to optimize for conversions. Here is how you can do that: - Include a call to action... - Keep it simple... - Measure... - Make it easy... - Make it interactive...
Step 6: Maximize your video’s impact
Step 7: Analyze the results Measuring success will ultimately come down to what your original purpose is, and what you decided the outcome should be, but here are four common examples: - Sales and revenue... - Leads... - Market engagement... - Brand awareness...
Step 8: Bring it all together, and repeat Just like you can’t hope to create one product and reap the rewards forever, it’s the same for your video content campaigns. What was fresh last month won’t be next month, so you need to keep repeating the process, each time learning and getting better at it as you measure and refine your output.
My suggestion would be to aim for something new at least once every month, and base your campaigns on quarterly or four-monthly cycles..."
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The best science infographics make data digestible, accessible and visually appealing, without skimping on the relevant facts. Some are for scientists, organizing massive amounts of data in a way that’s powerfully useful; while others are designed for a lay audience, illustrating complex concepts simply, like the science behind the Higgs Boson or evolution. It’s in this latter category that science infographics are making the most obvious widespread impact.
Here are five science infographics for non-scientists that will change the way you see the world.
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Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.
The process of creating infographics can be referred to as data visualization, information design, or information architecture. In newspapers, infographics are commonly used to show the weather, maps, site plans, charts and graphs for statistical data.
These infographic element kits are all editable vector shapes in organized file formats, for use in presentation, print files or web site graphics.
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Search engine optimization has not been dependent on a minimal number of factors for a long time now, such as number of times a keyword appeared on a page, and it continues to become a more complex web of on and off-page factors every month. One of the more recent factors that has had an impact on search ranking is social media.
This infographic breaks down ways that social media influences the visibility of your website in search results, including:
Social media can help search engines find and index your content faster Likes, shares, retweets, etc. indicates to search engine that content is new and interesting, often leading to a temporary increase in rankingsYour content will increase in search results for people connected to youIncreases domain authority and the number of inbound links to your website
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