How to Make Infographics That Will Repeatedly Boost Your Traffic

By: | March 24, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 34 comments
Piktochart can also increase your blog traffic

Piktochart is a fun, free, and easy way to enhance your blog post.

Are you looking for a way to enhance readers’ understanding of your blog post content?  Infographics are a compact way to condense your post information.

Infographics are just what busy readers trying to navigate through a sea of information need.  According to some statistics, 65% of all readers are visual learners.  You certainly want to help the majority of all your readers.

Infographics are win-win.  They help you too.  Making infographics helps you create shareable content.  Blog posts with infographics are shared far more often than information without one.

Even OnBlastBlog’s Matt Banner weighed in on the value of infographics.  “Write an article and include an infographic within it (people enjoy viewing and sharing these!)…”

In addition to creating shareable content, you are creating pins that the Pinterest crowd likes to share.  This means your blog’s message gets shared across the Internet more than it does without the infographic.  Now, who doesn’t want more exposure?

Piktochart

Enter Piktochart.  It’s versatile, it’s free, it’s fast, it’s easy, and it can easily be downloaded onto your computer and uploaded onto a blog post.

At Piktochart, you can create infographics, presentations, or banners.

  • Go to http://piktochart.com/.
  • Sign In with Google or Facebook, or make a new account.
  • Choose Infographic.

If you want to create an infographic, Piktochart offers ten free templates to choose from.

  • Click Read More
  • Click Start Designing
  • Scroll down, and you will see the free template choices.
  • Click the template you choose to modify to create your own custom infographic.
  • Click Create.
  • Just hover over what you want to edit, and a black box appears. That is your editing tool.
  • As you edit, invisible lines will appear to show you that your elements are aligned.
You can make pie charts, for example.

This is an example of an infographic made with Piktochart.

Look at the infographic.  Can you tell I have modified it?  The template was originally about money.  I am in the process of adapting it for an upcoming blog post in which I’ve interviewed experts about the secret of blog promotion.  I’m using it to group their answers.

You have added abilities at Piktochart of uploading your own photo, changing font size and backgrounds and more. You can add icons and shapes as well.

How to Make an Infographic

Data Source: Randy Krum of CoolInfographics.com

On Pinterest, I have a whole board devoted just to infographics.  Pinners not only share my infographics, but they follow my infographic board.

If you’d like to see my Pinterest infographic board, here is the link: https://www.pinterest.com/janicewald/blog-infographics/

So, what are you waiting for?  Piktochart is free, fast, and fun.  For busy bloggers without a budget, Piktochart solves it all.

Readers, if you think others can benefit from Piktochart, please share.

What are your experiences with infographs?  What do you use to make them?  How do they affect your page traffic?  I look forward to your views.

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  1. Raquel at 4:28 pm

    Thanks for this information! I have been meaning to put together an infographic. I see that you went to the SCLB conference. I went last year but could not get there this year. I too started my blog when the kids left for college and love it!

    • Janice Wald at 5:02 pm

      Hi Raquel,
      I read your comment when it came in yesterday and immediately thought how much you and I have in common. We both live in Southern California, we have same age children, and of course we both blog.
      Please try infographics. I’d recommend Easel.ly or Piktochart over Canva since they’re designed solely for infographics. When I get notified that Pinterest pins my infographics or follows my infographics board, it is such a great feeling. I hope that doesn’t make me sound too conceited, LOL, it’s just that I’ve never been terribly artistic or considered myself creative.
      Thanks for writing. I got a kick reading about how much we have in common.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald at 4:57 pm

      Hi Ashley,
      Thanks for writing. Is “nice to meet you” in order? I don’t think we’ve written each other before.
      Between Canva, Easel.ly, and Piktochart, there are so many great options for infographics, and all free. When the Pinterest crowd shares my infographics, it is such an adrenaline rush for me. I wonder if that will ever wear off. I can’t imagine it will.
      Definitely try it–so easy. If you have questions about any of the 3, write me back.
      Janice

  2. Terri Webster Schrandt at 8:55 pm

    Janice, you make the creation of infographics look so easy! I have the Piktochart account (I can get an educator’s premium discount at $39 a year!). I have only made one! I keep getting bogged down in what to create then thinking I need numbers and percentages to make a useful chart. You inspired me to make some like yours that do not require hard data. But I do wonder if there is a website that mines data for use like this.

  3. Ann at 7:58 am

    I’m going to check it out right now! I always see these beautiful infographics and wish I could do it for myself. Maybe now I can. Thanks!

    • Janice Wald at 10:58 am

      Hi Ann,
      You wrote yesterday, did you get a chance to try it? I recommend Easel.ly and Piktochart for Infographics. Between the two of them, there are so many template choices, you should find something your content will fit with.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald at 10:57 am

      Really easy Melissa, and fun! I’m not sure if I make them routinely to enhance my blog or because I enjoy it so much, LOL. I get such a rush when I see them shared on Pinterest.
      Thanks for coming over from SITS.
      Janice

  4. mummascribbles at 11:29 am

    I confess I never really knew what this was so thanks for enlightening me 🙂 I think these look great and may have a play around to see what I can come up with! Thanks for sharing your knowledge once again and linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    • Janice Wald at 10:55 am

      You are sweet. I really do try and network. It’s what I absolutely must try and find time to do to continue to grow my blog, so I appreciated your Twitter reminder last week. However, when I network at Linky parties including my own, I don’t know what to write to DIY people. You are a Mommy blogger, yes? What do you write to people sharing recipes and crafts? Thanks for the tips.
      Janice

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      • Janice Wald at 10:35 am

        Hi Mila,
        Janice again. I saw at your Linky party your instruction (mandate?) about following the hostess. I put at my Linky party “it’s polite to follow the hostess,” but I, maybe, have only ever gotten one follower. Does that work for you? I have assistants. I think they’d mind if I was more forceful, so I write it that way. Does it work for you? I don’t find it effective, so I’m curious. Thanks,
        Janice

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    • Janice Wald at 3:26 am

      So glad you could use the tips. You should try this. It would enhance your content. Easy to do. I am so glad you girls think it’s okay to put blogging advice at your Home Matters Linky party. I worry about it each time I link up. Thank you for being open minded.
      Janice

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  11. 10000hoursleft at 11:07 pm

    Hi Janice

    I am currently drafting a post (for LinkedIn, not my blog) and next step was to turn a boring table with teo columns and opposing ideas into an info graphic. I was going to see what I could do in Canva, but good to know other alternatives.

    Mek (10000hoursleft)

  12. Andre Kish at 7:53 pm

    Hello – this info is great – thanks a million.

    I’m totally rubbish at imaging and stuff and this is very handy to me – have created Piktochart account.

    All the best and thank you again – Andre

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