What are the best infographic directories in 2015? Which infographic submission sites are going to help generate more traffic? Who is rocking social networks and who is helping infographic creators to get maximum exposure?
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When it comes to learning more about how to make a great infographic that relates to your content, and mastering a few tips and tricks of the trade (along with just about anything else you need to know to be an internet warrior) you can always count on these guys. So whether infographic creation is old news or you are a rookie, if you haven’t read these articles yet take a few minutes to check them out…
5 Ways to Get Your Infographic to Go Viral and How to Create a Popular Infographic by Neil Patel
How to Make Winning Infographics Without Risk by Demian Farnworth
While you’re at it go ahead and check this one out too because it’s cool…
25 Ideas to Transform Ho-Hum Infographics into Something Extraordinary by Barry Feldman.
Submission Sites / Directories
So now you have this great infographic all worked out. You have posted it to your own blog. You’ve taken care to set up your embed code so people can link back to your content (if you don’t know how to do this yet, hit Patel’s articles above when you are done here for an excellent mini tutorial), and you want to maximize your visibility. Or…you rock at creating infographics and you want to get your work out there. Here are a few choices to consider:
High traffic (page ranking) sites
The perks: duh
What to consider: High traffic means more exposure, but it can also mean your work is competing with millions of other entries for approval and social sharing and can experience a slower response time for review.
“Have an infographic suggestion to add to our collection? Infographic submissions are a one-time fee of $50. You will receive a link to the original source page (ie. the page on your site the infographic is placed upon) on your website along with a link back to your main website along with your desired anchor text. No infographics or links to adult or pharmacy related websites will be accepted.” Infographics Online has free presentation templates and is a long running trusted name in infographics.
According to a youzign blogger, Flickr had over 15 million unique visitors in 2014, boasts a Google page ranking of 9 and an Alexa rank of 124. Flickr also offers an incredible social presence through high volume Twitter activity and Google Plus with a more modest Facebook presence in comparison. And this one is free. Check out this design blog’s full list link near the end of this post…9 HIgh Authority..
Reddit has a lower Google page ranking but an impressive Alexa rank with fewer social shares according to the youzign blog. What happens in Reddit somewhat stays in Reddit (maybe?). Because people share infographics here from Flickr and many other sources it is somewhat more of a destination. But the site generates over 20 million unique visitors and is of course, it’s own social network. Whether working from your own blog or using a different directory, it would be wise to land your infographic on Reddit as well.
Infographic Sites That Are On the Move
The perks: These are growing yet still hold a bit of a niche quality. Perfect finds via a search engine for someone looking for infographic designs and/or designers pf a higher quality.
What to consider: Some are free, some carry a review fee. Most offer infographic design services as well as hosting submissions.
Pure Infographics charges a $40.00 review fee. Once you upload your infographic and pay the fee, “we will add it to our website within two working days and will email you to let you know it is live. We will also tweet it from our account.” Pure Infographics also has a growing Google + platform and actively shares. And they may have cool bloggers.
Daily Infographic offers design services and you can email them to learn how your infographic can be featured on their site. According to Infographics Online:
“What they say about submitting infographics to their site: One of our talented writers will review the infographic and place a followed link with your chosen anchor text within the description. If your infographic is approved, we will send you a PayPal invoice for $350USD and the infographic will be scheduled for publication.” They also have a strong email network.
Cool infographics is a sharing site, not a hosting site. By clicking on the contact tab you can submit your infographic for free. Because it is free, submissions may back up but they do take the time to review for quality content. Whether you choose to submit your work here or not, you should definitely scope out the pages for connecting with a community and great links and resources.
The big fat take away
When it comes to getting your infographics out there, you should pay attention to these directories and networks. In order to optimize your traffic, do not assume that you should stick with high traffic ranking sites only. There are benefits all along the spectrum from social network giants, established directories down to niche market directories (such as places that only want infographics on turtle migration). It is all about the holistic approach people. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
Additional Lists for Your Reading Enjoyment
[For the newbies…what the hell is a Google page rank? And who is Alexa?]
50+ Places to Submit and Infographic
9 High Authority Directories to Submit your Infographics
60,000 Visitors and Counting: How to Double Your Traffic With Infographics
Best Infographic Sites List
Massive Infographic Submission Sites List
100+ Infographic Submission Sites to Submit Infographics
If you are an infographic designer or have hired one to create an infographic for your business, what have your personal experiences been? What do you think are the best infographic submission sites and directories from your p.o.v? We need to know.