To capture the attention of your reader, improve your positioning on search engines or even increase your chances of obtaining long visits that generate conversions on your site, it is essential to offer rich content, with varied media and quality. For example, adding a video can be very useful, especially to explain a complex concept and popularize it. However, if creating a video requires a certain budget, you have other perfectly relevant solutions to enhance your pages, air them out, and alternate editorial content with high-value-added media. This is particularly the case with infographics, very popular, and are to be regularly included in your blog posts and other pages.
The benefits and potential of infographics
In general, when the Internet user arrives on your web page, if he finds an infographic, he will be quickly captivated. If the elements are well presented, the statistics, diagrams, and other images will attract the eye, and make you want to know more. In a few minutes, the visitor should understand the principle explained by the image: it is both fun and educational.
An infographic is potentially viral. As quickly as he reads it, the individual shares it, on his various social network accounts – or possibly on his blog. On platforms dedicated to images like Pinterest, the impact of an infographic is easy to assess and we realize, more often than not, that it is really important.
In a completely different spirit, explaining your approach with an infographic gives you credibility. Indeed, it is admitted that the creation of such a graphic element is not within everyone’s reach: it is necessary to synthesize the main information, to have the capacity to schematize or even to have the possibility of mobilizing a multidisciplinary team around the image creation. By making yourself, in the company of professional graphic designers, a quality infographic, you increase your chances of improving your e-reputation.
Naturally, since it brings added value to your written content, infographics facilitate the best referencing of a page or an article. Concretely, if you carry out substantive editorial work, but you do not provide any relevant illustration, you risk reducing your chances of being well-referenced. Thus, to present editorial content that has taken a lot of your time, it is essential to consider highlighting it through computer graphics.
Why do Internet users prefer infographics?
Computer graphics are among the favorite media of Internet users. Among the reasons for this dazzling success is the difference between seeing and reading. Most often, your prospects or readers prefer to observe an image than read your written content. They thus obtain information quickly and manage to understand the content fairly simply.
In addition, since it appeals to visual memory, computer graphics facilitate the recording of important information. After reading a text or watching an infographic, the Internet user will not have the same feeling about the information provided. Most often, he will have retained more details after looking at an infographic, because it is synthetic, simple, and within everyone’s reach.
Finally, you should know that visitors spend little time on each of the pages they consult. Within minutes, they want precise answers to their questions. If they see, when they arrive on a site, a mass of written content without any explanatory illustration, they will easily move on. Conversely, the presence of an infographic is associated with the idea of getting information quickly and well. It reinforces the Internet user’s choice to stay a few minutes longer on your website, which can limit the bounce rate – and, possibly, increase the share of your conversions.
Achieving an infographic in a nutshell
Naturally, infographics are not a systematic practice in communication. Like all good things, it should be used sparingly, when the context best lends itself to it.
Concretely, rather than automatically adding a low-end infographic to each of your editorial content, identify the moment that is most suitable for carrying out this work. A poorly designed infographic will not attract your readers: you need something very understandable, with intelligible and synthesized data and, naturally, an impactful visual.
In general, if you want to get the best advice and the best results for the realization of your computer graphics, it is essential to collaborate with a graphic design agency. Only a multidisciplinary team and expert in communication will be able to determine the subjects that lend themselves particularly well to computer graphics – before drawing up specifications to design the image with the greatest care.
While more than one in two Internet users spend only 15 seconds reading the content of a page and 70% of consumers say that content marketing helps them appreciate a brand, we understand that the use of infographics, viral, fun, and rich in information, is essential.