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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

 While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, we’re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.

 

What About Me?

"What About Me?" is a personalization tool that produces colorful infographics that display your social media habits automatically from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The tool is provided by Intel. Create an infographic of your digital life and become inspired by the people you know, the things you see, and the experiences you have online.

 

Vizualize.me

Vizualize.me allows you to create an online resume format that is beautiful, relevant and fun, all with just one click. It enables you to express your professional accomplishments in a simple yet compelling personal visualization, and will help optimize your LinkedIn Profile to get a kickass Visual Resume.

 

Piktochart

With Piktochart, you get to create an innovative Infographic using a combination of different types of visualizations: themes, icons, vectors, images and chart exporter. Drag-and-drop and click your way through color schemes, shapes and fonts, then export the materials as static or html to easily embed it for use at your site.

 

easel.ly

Easel.ly is a fun tool to create your Infographics with drag and drop features and a simple interface. You can easily create and share visual ideas online, supported by ‘vhemes’ or visual themes that help you get started from the preset Infograpic style. Drag and drop a ‘vheme’ onto your canvas to turn your idea into a full infographic.

 

Visual.ly (http://goo.gl/issJu)

Visually helps you customize infographics in seconds, and no, you don’t have to be an analyst or designer to make infographics with Visually Create. Visual.ly allows you to also discover infographics and favorites from other users.

 

Infogr.am (http://goo.gl/UaK3G)

Infogr.am is a simple yet most exciting way to create static and interactive infographics. Import raw data to Infogr.am, and the site’s online tool will help you turn that data into a nice looking chart or full-blown infographic in minutes.

 

Many Eyes (http://goo.gl/9SKr5)

Many Eyes is an experiment by IBM Research and the IBM Cognos software group with a simple belief: ‘Finding the right way to view your data is as much an art as a science’. Many Eyes provides a range of visualizations from the ordinary to the experimental, where each can be put together with a click.

 

Venngage (http://goo.gl/GhLG7)

Venngage is an online infographics tool that helps you create and publish custom infographics, and at the same time, engage viewers and track results. Venngage allows you to create beautiful infographics for blogs and websites and you can also watch the numbers of your audience grow with compelling and beautiful content.

 

iCharts (http://goo.gl/PXFFx)

With iCharts, you can create great-looking charts in minutes with interactive and easy-to-share data. iCharts makes it easy to visualize, share and distribute big and small data.

 

Dipity (http://goo.gl/V4QLU)

Dipity is a free digital timeline website, if you are looking for a different type of Infographics. The mission is to organize the web’s content by date and time. Dipity is the fastest and easiest way to bring history to life with stunning multimedia timelines.

 

Timeline JS (http://goo.gl/gCqpr)

TimelineJS is a beautifully crafted timeline that is easy and intuitive to use. You can pull in media from different sources with built-in support for Twitter, Flickr, Google Maps, YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Wikipedia, SoundCloud and more.

 

StatSilk (http://goo.gl/Hk2DE)

StatSilk offers web-based and desktop software to make data analysis easy, efficient and enjoyable, to cater to diverse mapping and visualisation needs.

 

InFoto Free (http://goo.gl/6uM6r)

InFoto Free is an app for your Android to create an infographic of your photo-taking habits, using a Photo stats analyzer. With InFoto Free you can create awesome looking high-res infographics from your photo collection. It tells you things like what time of the day you prefer to take photos in, whether you prefer horizontal or vertical orientations as well as your favorite city to shoot in.

 

Photo Stats (http://goo.gl/b8mB1)

Photo Stats is an iPhone app that analyses the photos you take on your iPhone. The app generates cool and stylish infographics that shows how, when and where you take your photos from. You get to easily visualize your photo-taking habits and share it with friends.

 

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ChartsBin (http://goo.gl/kSZ2k) – An online tool to create your own interactive map instantly with no installation or coding needed, and you can embed the map in your own website or blog easily too.

 

Tableau Public (http://goo.gl/EkmM0) – A free application for your Windows computer that brings data to life. You can create and share interactive charts and graphs, stunning maps, live dashboards and fun applications in minutes. Anyone can do it, it’s that easy.

 

Creately (http://goo.gl/D3gx8) – Want to create beautiful diagrams in no time? Creately may be a good choice to use as it can be used across all sectors by individuals, corporate teams, developers, software architects, students and teachers alike for diagramming purposes.

 

Gliffy (http://goo.gl/x3O6n) – Gliffy helps to easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more. You can easily drag-and-drop your way through the makings of an infographic using the many shapes from an extensive library.

 

SIMILE Widgets (http://goo.gl/TvzqR) – SIMILE is a free and open-source data visualization Web widget.

 

Tagxedo (http://goo.gl/2l0Uf) – Tagxedo turns words – famous speeches, news articles, slogans, themes, even your love letters – into a visually stunning word cloud. Every word is individually sized to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.

 

Wordle (http://goo.gl/XS56D) – Wordle is a simple web app for generating “word clouds” from the text you provide. While the clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text, you can also tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.


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GR8 Collection! TYVM John!
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 8, 2013 6:47 PM

While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, they-re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.

 

Some of them really simple. Most of them... visual. Try, gooo

Devrim Ozdemir, Ph. D.'s curator insight, January 9, 2013 8:39 AM

While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, they-re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.

 

Some of them really simple. Most of them... visual. Try, gooo

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7 Twitter Bio Ideas that Entice Followers (and Make You Unforgettable)

7 Twitter Bio Ideas that Entice Followers (and Make You Unforgettable) | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

The Twitter bio is one of the most overlooked features on Twitter (with lists). Many people think that no one looks at it anymore. Nothing could be farther from the truth.


Every time I check a Twitter profile, the first thing I focus on is the bio. If I find it relevant to me, I will have then read some tweets, and peruse lists. 


Making a Twitter bio shine is not difficult. Aaron Lee has some great tips for us. My favorite is #4: including the username of your employer. 


Read the article at http://www.postplanner.com/awesome-twitter-bio-ideas-to-entice-followers/


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Primer on content curation for B2B marketers - B2B News Network

Primer on content curation for B2B marketers - B2B News Network | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

If you have followed me for a while, you know how much I love curating content. You may even remember my introduction to the topic.


Honestly, I would blog about curation all day. That's why, anytime someone asks me to contribute my thoughts, I can only oblige. :-)


Here is another primer on content curation, this time for B2B companies and marketers. I wrote it for the B2B News Network.


Aside from the usual definition and list of benefits, you will find a series of questions to ask yourself before jumping on the curation bandwagon. I have also included all sorts of useful tips and the names of two must-use tools.


Read the article at http://www.digitaljournal.com/b2bnn/2014/12/primer-content-curation-b2b-marketers/


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Social media in numbers (December 2014)

Social media in numbers (December 2014) | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Looking for some social media stats to use for your strategy or in your next presentation? You will find what you need in the list below -- updated to December 2014.
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Laura Diamond's curator insight, December 23, 12:13 AM

I found these statistics show just how much of the worlds population use social network in society these days as well as how many shops and brands advertise online on a frequent basis. 

Igor calderon's curator insight, December 23, 3:14 PM

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@Igor calderon @Laura Diamond Thank you for your kind words. It's a monthly roundup, so I hope to see you again in January for the next installment. :-) Merry Christmas!
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Creating More Opportunities for Engagement in 2015

Creating More Opportunities for Engagement in 2015 | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

Three insightful studies to help you start 2015 with a bang. On the menu:


- Social metrics are not enough

- Some advice to pitch the media

- Twitter engagement factors revealed


Read the article at http://blog.paper.li/2014/12/22/creating-more-opportunities-engagement-2015/


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Case study: BuzzFeed traffic grew 157% This Year!

Case study: BuzzFeed traffic grew 157% This Year! | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

Whether we like BuzzFeed or not, the website keeps growing. There are two simple reasons for that success: The company has done its research and pays attention to its audience. 


A very interesting case study to understand how to use your ad dollars in a more efficient way.


Read it at http://blog.newscred.com/article/buzzfeed-traffic-grew-157-this-year-their-latest-report-will-have-you-rethinking-your-ad-spend/6b245557e913d539ae819a74810413b0


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An Open Letter to Brands from Your Customer

An Open Letter to Brands from Your Customer | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

If customers were really asked what they think about big brands, I'm sure they would say the same things as Tracey Parsons. 


"It should be all about me. And you always make it about you. We would break up, but I do need to eat food and get places; I also like smelling nice. So, we continue to do this dance. But know this, you cannot control my attention or “own” my email address. We aren’t in a relationship. I see you try really hard to disrupt my attention. And frankly, it’s making me mad. So, when I need you, I will find you; until then, get lost." (emphasis is mine)


But since customers are not really asked, the dance continues...


Read the article at http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com/social-media-marketing/an-open-letter-to-brands-from-your-customer/


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Let big brands help you with these 30 social media marketing ideas

Let big brands help you with these 30 social media marketing ideas | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

If you lack ideas for your next marketing campaign, read this article. There are 30 useful suggestions. 

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How To Turn Your Customers into Brand Fans: 3 Examples

How To Turn Your Customers into Brand Fans: 3 Examples | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

GoPro, Tourism Australia, and Betabrand show you how to build customer evangelism

Do you know that only 34 percent of marketers ask consumers what they want? This figure is part of my new social media stat roundup, which will be available tomorrow. I think it fits perfectly here for several reasons:

- Brands still make it too much about themselves
- Too often, they focus on attracting new followers while overlooking the ones they already have
- They see all followers and subscribers as uniform 
- Some of their KPIs cannot apply to the online world

One day, soon hopefully, most brands will understand why the likes of GoPro, Tourism Australia, and Betabrand do what they do. 

Every time you ask your audience and consumers to take part in your journey, that you allow them to tell your story, you win browny points. 

Overall, an excellent article by Content Marketing Institute's Michele Linn, with some valuable questions to ask your team. 


Read it at http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2014/10/how-to-turn-customers-brand-fans/


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Everything You Need to Know About Google Plus Post Ads (Infographic) - SociallyStacked

Everything You Need to Know About Google Plus Post Ads (Infographic) - SociallyStacked | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Google has completely transformed how we access information -- but it's not just for search anymore. Google has become hub for email, calendars, video chats, etc. And while Google Plus, the company's social network, hasn't exactly taken off, most businesses seem to have a profile.
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Behind the Scenes of The Cleveland Clinic’s Content Marketing Strategy

Behind the Scenes of The Cleveland Clinic’s Content Marketing Strategy | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

Healthcare is a boring and scary field to outsiders. After all, no one visits hospitals when they are healthy. And we don't see many of those hospitals on social media either. 


There are always exceptions though. The Cleveland Clinic is one.


In this interview with Amanda Todorovich, Manager of Digital Engagement, you will learn why the clinic has made a huge splash on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. 


There are quotes in every paragraph. So, I will just share my favorite one below: 


"We are trying to put content in front of people at the right time. So when we post in the morning, we post about breakfast foods or how to get the most out of your morning workout. At midnight, we post about sleep apnea, insomnia or midnight snacks. It’s not just relevant—it’s extremely relevant."


I love this quote because it sums up exactly what a lot of brands keep missing. The Cleveland Clinic marketing team has obviously taken the time to observe its audience, test, measure, and engage.


They also re-purpose content, and always redirect traffic to the clinic's blog, which features expert tips from healthcare specialists. 


"We think about content from our patients’ and from consumers’ perspective."


A must-read to learn the basics of a winning content marketing strategy in every industry. 


Link: http://www.kunocreative.com/blog/cleveland-clinics-content-marketing-strategy


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Responsive Design: Defined in a Single GIF

Looking for a quick and easy definition of responsive design? HubSpot has created this great GIF for you. 


See it at http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/responsive-design-definition-gif


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The Customer Journey to Online Purchase

The Customer Journey to Online Purchase is an interactive infographic that explores typical customer behavior to improve marketing programs.


What a fantastic resource to understand audiences better! You can visualize the path to purchase by industry, business size, country, and channel. 


See everything at http://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/tools/customer-journey-to-online-purchase.html


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Why the tech world loves bullsh*t metrics

Why the tech world loves bullsh*t metrics | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

Page views, registered users, app downloads... Tech companies need numbers to show off to press and investors, even if they need to massage the numbers a bit.


Hilarious video made by Vooza!


Watch it at http://vooza.com/videos/bullshit-metrics


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More Tools for Facebook Pages and Twitter Marketers

More Tools for Facebook Pages and Twitter Marketers | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
In this week's roundup: more tailored targeting, “pinning” on the Plus, and a lot more.
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5 tools and services that caught my attention this month (December 2014)

5 tools and services that caught my attention this month (December 2014) | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Welcome to a new roundup of social media tools and services! This month, let me introduce you to: Quill Engage, Hemingway, Hashatit.com, Nibbler, and Wovn.io
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Your guide to a perfectly optimized page (Infographic)

Your guide to a perfectly optimized page (Infographic) | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
According to Backlinko, Google uses 200 ranking factors for its search engine. It's a lot to take into consideration, isn't it?


Unless you work in the SEO field, I don't think you need to know them all. After all, as Brian Dean states, "Some are proven. Some are controversial. Others are SEO nerd speculation."


Read the article at http://socialmediaslant.com/guide-perfectly-optimized-page-infographic/


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Word of Mouth: It Still Matters!

Word of Mouth: It Still Matters! | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

Word of mouth is too important to be left aside. In this day and age, with the advent of technology, it has the power to make or break a brand in a matter of seconds.


Read the article at  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141209212744-41277595-word-of-mouth-it-still-matters


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Luigina Sgarro's curator insight, December 19, 3:29 PM

Il passaparola è ancora fondamentale. Mi domando spesso se sto facendo le cose giuste per assicurarmi che avvenga e non, semplicemente, lasciare che accada.

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Think Before You Discount

Think Before You Discount | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

If there is something Ted Rubin does well, it's saying things like they are. He always as a way to remind us of what matters in this social media world.


In this new article published on the Huffington Post, Ted tackles the problem of constant discounts. He uses the example of Groupon to show that,


"While there is of course great value in catching an initial sale from an otherwise inactive shopper, the challenge shows up when we try to build an ongoing relationship with this "hot" lead. They will continue to expect these deep discounts, because they will see those discounted prices as the actual value of the product or service."


Of course, there is nothing wrong with occasional coupons and discounts. But they shouldn't be a frequent strategy. Otherwise, you will end up attracting the wrong customers.


Read the article at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ted-rubin/think-before-you-discount_b_6283406.html


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Reaching Consumers Where It Matters

Reaching Consumers Where It Matters | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

The potential to connect with shoppers has never been greater. A big chunk of the social sharing map is about to be charted. It's called Dark Social. 


This week’s roundup also takes a look at the way people engage with emails on mobile devices and what motivates them to recommend what they see.


Read the article at http://blog.paper.li/2014/12/08/week-in-social-media-reaching-consumers-matters


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Top 8 Brand Disasters of 2014

It's time to take a look at the way some major brands leveraged social media this year. As always, mistakes offer great takeaways for entrepreneurs, businesses owners, and marketers. 


List of brands: 


1. Walmart

2. Red Cross

3. Target

4. US Airways

5. Reynolds American

6. Market Basket 

7. American Apparel 

8. Malaysian Air


Apparently, big companies still use interns...


Read the article at http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/top-8-brand-disasters-of-2014.html


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Conversation rate optimization: An alphabetical guide (Infographic)

Conversation rate optimization: An alphabetical guide (Infographic) | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

When thinking of selling products online, what immediately comes to mind? For me, it would be newsletters, landing pages, and pop-up forms.


Of course, there are many other ways of optimizing a website to create and excellent user experience and increase leads and conversion. It’s all about trials and errors, observation, connecting, content, and putting the right information in front of people.


If you are new to the world of e-commerce and Conversion Rate Optimisation, check out the infographic at http://socialmediaslant.com/conversation-rate-optimization-guide-infographic/


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How To Use LinkedIn Pulse To Drive Traffic And Subscribers

How To Use LinkedIn Pulse To Drive Traffic And Subscribers | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

Want more targeted traffic and email subscribers? Find out how to leverage Linkedln Pulse today with Brian Lang. He shares some excellent pointers. #5 (Tweeting the Pulse team) is particularly good.


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Twitter's Founder Unintentionally Gave Content Marketers the Best Advice Ever

Twitter's Founder Unintentionally Gave Content Marketers the Best Advice Ever | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
One of the most insightful articles I have ever read.

Today, I was chatting with a friend about the way most marketers focus on numbers and shiny tools. The timeliness of this post is remarkable! 

Jay Acunzo says nothing new and doesn't reinvent the wheel: 

"Great products solve problems and fulfill desires, whether you sell marketing software or basketball shoes. Great content must do the same."

However, the delivery is something else. I got hooked as soon as I reached this line: "Great content removes steps". 

Jay also invites marketers to see themselves as problem solvers. I love it! 

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aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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5 Social Brands That Rock at Defying Best Practices

5 Social Brands That Rock at Defying Best Practices | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

What this article proves is that best practices are nothing if you don't know who you are serving.


Brands mentioned:


- Denny's (Tumblr)

- TSA (Instagram)

- Zara (Facebook)

- Parks and Recreation (Twitter)

- Wisecrack (YouTube)


I would have loved to see case studies for Pinterest and Google+ too!


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8 Questions We Asked Our Audience to Find out What They Want

8 Questions We Asked Our Audience to Find out What They Want | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

Case studies are always interesting. You never know what to expect.


This one serves as an important reminder that your audience is the most important piece in your puzzle. If you don't ask them what they need from you, you can't help them to the best of your ability.


All the questions Kapost asked respondents may not apply to small businesses or solo-entrepreneurs, but they will give you good food for thought. Number 1 and 2 are definitely important - How much time do you spend consuming content? and Are you sure about that?


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Cláudio De Musacchio's curator insight, December 2, 4:50 PM

Interessante esta pesquisa. O EMAIL ainda é o maior motor de busca por novos negócios e trocas de informações.  As redes sociais precisam ainda trilhar um longo caminho para terem o acesso rápido dos clientes. O segredo é como produzir conteúdo de qualidade e que seja aceito pelos clientes? marketing de conteúdo é o grande tendão de Aquiles das empresas contemporâneas. 

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Social media coach | blogger | curator. Author of "The Little Big eBook on Social Media Audiences". Founder of Social Media Slant. Photographer. "Social Media from a Human Perspective" - http://www.socialmediaslant.com