Infographics are another form of content creation that you can use in your online business. An infographic is a visual way to explain topics that may be simple or complex. They can also help make the topic more interesting. The question though is can infographics help with SEO?
When you are trying to improve SEO, many times the only thing that is considered is content in text format.
Images are often given the short end of the stick and are a late addition, added to written content without much thought, other than dressing things up.
But, images should not be an afterthought.
People are visual creatures and in fact, most people enjoy looking at pictures, especially those that use the internet.
Images make reading content a lot easier because when written information is broken up by pictures, it’s even easier to read and grasp the information.
Typically the average internet user is very impatient and wants to find the information they are looking for quickly…like yesterday.
They don’t have the patience to sit around waiting for your pages on your website to load and they definitely don’t want to read ten pages of information to understand something.
So, what’s the solution for those that don’t want to take the time to read your content?
Infographics can make hard information easier to digest for some people and can be a great addition to your written content.
Besides helping your impatient visitors find the information they are looking for, can infographics help with SEO?
Infographics are Link Bait
While this is very true, you will need to promote your infographics to make them truly the link bait that you want them to become.
It’s not a matter of putting the infographic on your website and waiting for the traffic to roll in.
Instead you will need to promote it and tell people about it.
Which is true about any type of content; the difference here is that once seen people are more likely to share infographics.
Good Quality Infographics Work Best
Don’t skimp on making infographics.
If you cannot do it yourself using one of the many online tools that help you make infographics, like Canva or others, then hire a graphic artist to help make your concept come to life.
There are a lot of places that you can outsource the creation of infographics.
Describe Your Infographic in Text Format
On the page where you add your infographic to your website, include a description in text of the infographic.
This will help the search engines pick up the information.
Be sure to use the keywords for the information that the infographic covers.
You can include as much information as you want, and perhaps a complete text write-up for those who cannot view images and use screen readers, such as visually impaired people.
Include an Alt Tag on Every Infographic
Many people today forget about including the description in the ‘alt’ tags of the images that appear on their website.
It’s very important that you do not leave out this important addition.
It helps search engines understand what is there, but it also helps visually impaired people and others know what is there.
Promote Your Infographic
Once you’ve finished and posted the infographic, it’s important to spend time promoting it.
Share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other places that you feel people will enjoy seeing it.
Offer an “Embed Code” to Others to Promote Your Infographic
This is a great way to get other people to share it and promote it for you.
Teach them how to embed the infographic into their own websites and blogs.
The viewer will click through and go to your page, and with the embedding they are technically viewing it on your page.
Include Diagrams and Interesting Font
Whether you are making the infographic or paying someone to do it, be sure to include diagrams, images, and interesting typography that you don’t normally see on websites or in content.
You want eyes drawn to it, and you want it to also be understandable.
Using infographics to improve SEO is a good way to repurpose content that you already have on your website.
You can also add infographics within your blog posts and even use them on slideshows and videos.
Try taking an old blog post, poll, or survey and transforming it into an infographic to get a taste of how infographics might help your business.
There are many creative ways to use infographics to help dress up your content and improve SEO.
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My Online Journey
You don’t know me. I’m not some flashy internet marketer with my name and face all over the internet.
Nope. I’m actually way too introverted for that 🙂
I’m just an ordinary person that had to figure out a way to make money online when I lost my job in 2008, due to health issues.
In the offline world, I gained several years experience in Customer Service, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and various other clerical type positions.
Much of it was drudgery, especially working in call centers.
I was good at my various jobs, but I did not enjoy being hostage to a cubicle and headset..lol 🙂
But, you do what soul sucking jobs you have to do, in order to make money to pay the bills.
As a free spirit, I always had the deep desire to break free from the cubicle-zombie-robot rat race world and have full control over my time, income and life, without having to have permission from a boss.
I was tired of being just another “number” that was expendable, no matter how dependable I was or how hard I worked (just to help build someone else’s wealth and make their dreams come true).
I wanted to create MY freedom…not just build it for someone else.
Unexpectedly in 2008, severe neck issues forced me out of the 9 to 5 corporate world rat race (before I was actually ready financially, which really sucked a lot and was pretty scary).
My neck issues got worse after years of being trapped at a computer, with little to no permission to get up and move around and stretch.
This is not good when you are suffering from old car accident injuries.
This was especially the case in call center jobs with low cubicle walls. They didn’t want you standing up, due to the noise while on calls.
And although losing my job and the paycheck was a less than pleasant experience, my goal was to be an online entrepreneur anyway.
But, I was forced to make it happen at that point…which was not ideal.
Wasted Time Dabbling
It’s better to have a 2nd income already coming in regularly before losing your main source of income, but I had no control over what happened.
I had already been “dabbling” in internet marketing, on the side, since 2004…basically wasting time.
I treated it as a hobby, instead of an online business.
I actually made a little bit of money with affiliate commissions and some advertising revenue, but it was nothing to write home about because I did not build it up.
If I had realized that my health was going to go sideways so badly in 2008, then I would’ve taken my online business “side gig” much more seriously.
I would’ve hustled, even while still working a full-time job, because 4 years would’ve been more than enough time to have built that online business into a full-time income.
Just an extra 1 hour per day consistently over that 4 year period…would have made all the difference.
So, after I lost my job in 2008, I was in a real bind for more than one reason.
I needed to get serious and stop dabbling and start hustling to make money online, but it takes time to build an online business that brings in consistent income.
I was out of time. My household went from two incomes to one and I needed to get moving.
The problem was my severe neck issues and the accompanying dizziness from nerve damage in my C1 Vertebrae, the Atlas.
So, this meant that I couldn’t exactly hustle like I needed to because being on a computer for hours each day at home is no different than doing it at a job.
I was no longer able to do this, if I wanted to not end up completely disabled or bed-ridden.
The years 2008-2011 were extremely tough in trying to heal, but with proper therapy, the worst of it got better, but it’s not 100%.
Even now in 2022, I still can only be on a computer so much each day, without causing flare-ups.
So again, if I had taken it all more seriously, then I wouldn’t have ended up with so many financial worries, when I lost my job.
I would’ve had something more substantial to fall back on during times that were difficult money-wise and health-wise.
Then, add in beating my head against the wall, jumping from one “program” to another and basically flushing more time and money down the toilet.
Losing my job made me act in desperation because I wanted to make something happen right now.
So, I ended up doing what a lot of people do, which is looking for a shortcut and something “quick” or “push button”…which is not realistic because it doesn’t really exist.
Then in 2012, I joined Wealthy Affiliate because it had the tools and resources I needed all in one place, to help me build an online business.
Fast forward to 2020, I joined The Home Business Academy to add even more great tools and resources to my online business arsenal.
I now use both of these resources to build my online business.
I enjoy making money online because I can work from anywhere and on my own schedule, while still being able to take care of my health.
You Can Do It Too
So, why do I tell you all of this?
I share all of this with you, so you’ll know it’s possible to make money online and have total freedom from the 9-5 grind.
It takes time to build an online business, but it’s worth it to build either a side-income to supplement your full-time job or replace your job.
If you have found yourself in a similar situation to me or you simply want to get ahead of things and plan for the future, your goal going forward should be to not waste any more time.
Whether you love your job or hate your job, it’s always a good idea to have a Plan B to supplement your income or replace your income.
You never know what can happen with your job or even with your health.
Don’t waste time, like I did.
Just get started and keep going.
Do not dabble.
Take action now.
And most importantly, believe in yourself.
You can do it!
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