Top 5 Free Tools for Creating Hot Infographic

Information graphics (AKA: Infograpgic)

bring in the most users and attraction to your brand with users having diminishing attention spans, bright messages with clearly-displayed nuggets of information allow straight to the point message with real eye-catching statistics.

The biggest websites are already creating different categories of infographics on Pinterest and Twitter. So get up on the wagon and go for the ride.  It does not take a lot to start creating your own infographics within minutes.

Top 5 Free Tools for Creating Hot Infographic:5 Free Tools for Creating Hot Infographic

Hohli is an intuitive and simple online chart maker. Charts are also very well designed and look awesome!

Many EyesIBM research venture lets you upload your documents and visualize the modifications you can make to make it more attractive. You can select from template formats or customize your own changes. Nice!

Visual.ly If you think that vibrant colors and attractive images will work best for your document, pay a visit to the Visual.ly website and be amazed by the number of stunning visuals.

Inkscape is a free vector graphic software available for many platforms. You will have no problems importing your visualisations and combining them with other visuals to create your masterpiece.

Gapminder “There’s nothing boring about statistics!” Documents about current world affairs, dealing chiefly with statistics, can be really spiced up with the Gapminder cross platform tool. A Adobe Air application returns your document with extremely eye-catching visual stats.

Twitter vs. Pinterest

The Question we have all been asking… Which will get my business more notability: Twitter or Pinterest

Twitter vs. Pinterest

Everywhere you turn, there will be an “@” symbol followed by a name, street, park, person, business, dog, anything.  We are trained by now to associate to Twitter.  The twittering of our everyday lives, of our every move, our every thought, our every, well … everything!

“Tweet It” has slowly gained a competitor to some extent: “Pin It”.  Pin It? Pin what? Pin anything! Yes, Pinterest has revolutionized the sharing of all things graphic.  For all those visual seekers out there, this is your ticket to getting noticed.

Pinterest as a social network alone drives more traffic to websites than those more established microblogging networks like Twitter. (source: http://bit.ly/xtQ3CO)  Traffic? Traffic! Meaning… visitors, links, shares, basically your online presence.

twitter vs. pinterest

As a business you want more traffic heading to your site.  You want people talking about your products, your services, recommending to others, reviewing, sharing their experience.  The buzz created by social media websites is of the key marketing measures today.

Which to choose?  Is there a preferred one?  Will one get me more exposure than the other?

Here are a few distinct differences:

  1. Twitter allows for a max of 140 characters per tweet.  Fact: if you add a picture, less characters can be entered.
  2. Pinterest allows for a max of 500 characters per pin.  Picture is in addition to the 500 characters.
  3. Every pin on Pinterest can be published on both Facebook and Twitter simultaneously.  Therefore allowing you to tag/mention other followers or friends within your post.
  4. Retweeting on Twitter posts to your profile and retains all the content from original tweet.
  5. Repinning on Pinterest automatically mentions ‘the who’ (original source) but also allows you to categorize where on your boards your pin will “live”.

It is important to achieve a balance.  As a business you don’t want to burden yourself with each social media site.  You have a business to run!  Seek out social media guru’s (info@goelaborate.com) that are already doing it and can really optimize your marketing efforts.

 

Want to know more on how to use these networks to create more sales for your business?

Stay tuned for a series breaking down Pinterest, its features, functionality and market value.

 

Till next time, keep pinning!