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Why Do Infographics Make Great Marketing Tools? [Infographic]

In our “Ultimate Guide to Marketing With Infographics” we covered all the ways you can leverage them to extend their reach (rather than letting them simply appear once in a blog post and fade away).

It covered:

  • Creation vs. curation
  • Researching data sources
  • Embed codes for easy sharing
  • Virality using social recycling via a landing page
  • Making them Pinnable with Pinterest
  • A PDF and much more…

Today we’ll dig into the stats behind why infographics are so effective as a marketing tool. As you’ll notice from the graphic above, people are searching for infographics like crazy! An 800% increase in searches on Google in just the last two years.

And if you read on, you’ll see a lot of crazy stats about how the human brain and our eyes perceive imagery and the affect it has on how we interact with content.

Oh, and there are some nice tweetable stats taken from the infographic at the end of the post, ready and waiting for you (you’ll be able to change what they say before tweeting them too).

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Tweetable Stats

Share these quotes on Twitter so people know you’re smart:

  • Publishers who use infographics grow in traffic an average of 12% more than those that don’t
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  • In just over 2 years, infographic search volumes increased over 800%
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  • 99% of all sensory information is filtered out by the brain almost immediately
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  • Visuals are processed 60,000x faster in the brain than text
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  • 65% of the population are visual learners
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— Oli Gardner


About Oli Gardner
Unbounce co-founder Oli Gardner has seen more landing pages than anyone on the planet. He’s obsessed with identifying and reversing bad marketing practices, and his disdain for marketers who send campaign traffic to their homepage is legendary, resulting in landing page rants that can peel paint off an unpainted wall. A prolific international speaker, Oli is on a mission to rid the world of marketing mediocrity by using data-informed copywriting, design, interaction, and psychology to create a more delightful experience for marketers and customers alike. You should follow Oli on Twitter
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