The 16 best tools to make awesome Inforgraphics, Links I like: June 18, 2012 at 10:29AM

Infographics are all the rage at the moment, particularly with the rise in popularity of sites like Pinterest where visuals and images of statistics are being shared.What are inforgraphics?Inforgraphics are visual representation of data with small, relevant and clearly displayed nuggets of information. But infographics are not just useful to consume, they are also useful to produce for your business. People want their information quicker and using visuals are an excellent way to do this. Their eye-catching appeal draws more attraction than your average blog. Comprising interesting facts presented in a concise nature will maintain the attention of your readers, plus it???s good to break up your blog with different types of content (video, articles, visuals etc)I recently shared an infograhic (Know Thy Internet Marketing Commandments) and found that generated a lot more shares than an average blog post. Using inforgraphics is a great way to share content, get more backlinks and more traffic back to your blog.

40+ Social Media Dashboard Tools for Tracking Stuff, Links I like: May 24, 2012 at 09:02AM

Eine sch??ne Liste von Barry Hurd zu Social Media-Monitoring Tools:As part of my on-going work developing social media for business units, I???m often asked about what types of tools I used for tracking all that ???social media stuff.???Let me talk about how I go about creating a social media dashboardThe basic answer is that I don???t have one tool (I have dozens, if not hundreds.)The real answer is that I am not tracking social media.I am tracking key performance indicators (KPI)I don???t care if it is a shipping problem or a viral YouTube video.I simply want to know how I can track it, manage it, and maximize results.With that said: when I think about creating a social media dashboard or using a platform to track results??? I am looking at several unique business identifiers that define what tool I need for the job at hand.