Piktochart is an easy infographic design app that requires very little effort to produce simple and high quality graphics. Create free infographics here.
Marty (@Scenttrail) Review I used Piktochart yesterday to create an infographic to support my 5 Easy Email Marketing Tips (http://sco.lt/7T6pTF ). I am NOT a graphic designer, but I found Piktochart helped me think like one.
Creation of my first "infographic", and I put infographic in quotes not to offend any true infographic pro, took about two hours. Piktochart's User Interface is excellent, intuitive and drag and drop friendly.
At first I tried to do everything IN Piktochart. Then I noticed they have a robust import tool so I created a draft in the tool, took a screen shot, sized the screen shot up to their 600 x 400 and worked on it in photoshop.
Piktochart, if you are reading this, you may want to make an export tool that is as easy to use as your import tool. If I could export a block at a time it would be ideal. Even when I was finished and published I manipulated some spacing of the infographic by selecting and moving blocks in Photoshop.
The tool comes complete with icons like the bulls eye and pad. I couldn't understand how to color my fonts (their styling options seem to not come up the way they are supposed too) so I added the text color in Photoshop and important the resulting block overlaying what was there.
My process made the graphic HEAVY since I had 2 copies of everything, so it would be great to export, work on a block in Photoshop, import it back in and then overlay on a blank canvas. The only way I can see to do that now is start over.
Creating visual support for our blog posts is so important Piktochart is a great new tool for any content marketer / blogger. Interesting to note my infographic of 5 Easy Email Tips got 3x the views and shares of my written Scoop. We know the visual marketing revolution is upon us, so getting as good as someone like Mark Smiciklas (http://www.intersectionconsulting.com/ ).
Piktochart is a great and timely tool! Highly recommended. Marty
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Strategies for Posting and Sharing on Google+, is a masterpiece combination of both style and substance. Hovnanian deftly combines real-world examples and techniques, with innovative tips and business best practices, to deliver a Google+ Handbook that no business marketing department should be without.
Google Plus notifications explained and explored!Your settings on Google+ are central to your experience, and you notification settings can transform who/what punctuates your attention by dingalinging Mr Jingles for you.
What is coming for SEO? 2014 and the few coming years will be dedicated to improving the quality of search and SEOs/digital marketers will need to expand their reach in order to remain ahead of search.
To summarize successful SEO will rely on:
- A better understanding of audiences at both global and personal levels;
- An optimized user journey across devices;
- Less and more user-centered, personalized content;
- The development of “real” expertise and authority;
-Being proactive in semantic web standards adoption and optimization.
Making Warby Parker's Annual Report VISUAL As Beyonce proved when she rethought her last album to be more visual the visual marketing revolution is here (Beyonce covered here http://sco.lt/7Pci1p). Here are 12 GREAT Visual Marketing Tips from Column 5 the Infographics experts:
1. Be Visual. 2. Show YOUR Personality.
3. Only share NEWSWORTHY news.
4. Let People See Your Engine (able to look behind the curtain).
5. Focus on and Feature Your POEPLE.
6. Make IT Easy To Share (and IT is everything).
7. Present DATA in context.
8. Don't forget the TANGENTIAL. 9. Share the LOVE. 10. Product Tie-Ins should happen NATURALLY and ORGANICALLY.
11. Share VALUES.
12. Pat yourself on the BACK every now and again.
My favorite is FEATURE YOUR PEOPLE. Clients ask me and/or complain they have no good content. Nonsense you have amazing content sitting at desks or on the shop floor.
Telling your product's story by proxy, by telling the stories of the people that work on it, is a brilliant way to create STICKY content that isn't self-serving and feels more TRUE.
Even if you don’t like sports, it’s likely that your Facebook and Twitter feeds get fairly clogged with comments like “Did you see that call????? #unbelievable”, or something to that effect, whenever some big game is on.
"SEO in 2014 is still all about ‘great content’ such as relevant and interesting articles and entertaining and/or educational videos which are likely to create social shares and generate natural links online.
Overall, SEO is moving toward integrated marketing campaigns and away from online-only strategies such as guest posting and embeddable infographics"
Social media is fast becoming one of the main destinations for news online. An infographic created by the University of Florida Online, explores the evolution of the news industry and the way news is consumed.
In 2012 there were 2.4 billion Internet users, and 1.4 billion of them were using social media. Nearly 50 percent of Internet users surveyed said they regularly or occasionally heard about a breaking story on social media before it broke on mainstream sources. In fact, since 2009, social media buzz has resulted in a 57 percent increase in traffic to news sites.
Now online dominates the news market, with 64.5 percent of people going to official sites like The New York Times to get their news. Surprisingly, nearly 30 percent of people still get their news from the papers, but social media is hot on print’s heels with 27.7 percent of consumers.