Looking to have some fun with your Twitter profile this weekend? Are you curious as to how your Twitter profile statistics compare to your closest competitor? How about creating your first Infographic?
There is a company called http://Visual.ly that will enable you to create your own Twitter InfoGraphic (solo or compared to another Twitter user) with tons of different looks / variations. You can even create infographics using random Twitter IDs. I’ve created two samples below in case you want to see what they look like
What excites me about http://Visual.ly is that, over time, they will be adding additional datasets and then people / businesses will be able to create additional infographics based on those datasets. Today it costs $2000 to $3000 to create an infographic for a brand or company by most well known designers. If the infographics you can create using Visual.ly look half as good as the Twitter Visualization graphics below I think you want to have this business tool on your radar.
Why would a business want an infographic in the first place?
- Old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” – Pictures help people understand concepts quickly.
- If the infographic has an “embed code” where other websites / bloggers can copy / paste the infographic onto their website it can lead to “SEO Juice” and helping a website gain authority in its market niche.
- Infographics, when shared on other sites, can lead to viral traffic growth and market exposure. This can lead to mainstream media coverage.
- Infographics may motivate readers to dive further into the article or post to find out more.