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Depositphotos 37612337 xs 300x145 7 Places to Find Statistics for InfographicsI’m sure you’ve heard that infographics are all the rage, especially on Pinterest. Below is a list of 14 places where you can search out statistics on your topics in order to create an infographic.

1. Numberof – find the number of jelly beans in a jar (930 in a gallon jar).

2. Knoema – charts and graphs visualized for data

3. Google Public Data – charts on front page relate to what is currently trending

4. Gallup – continuously updated data

5. DataMarket – DataMarket brings complex and diverse data together so you can search, visualize and share data in one place and one format.

6. NationMaster – graph format

7. SciVerse – Database of scientific articles

If you know of other statistical sites, please share a link in the comments below.

Now that you know where to get your statistics for whatever topic you’re working on, you might try this easy-to-use infographics program.

To Your Success,


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Depositphotos 10101683 m 150x150 Running Out of Social Media Content Ideas?
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3 Ways to Save Time

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1592 business 150x150 3 Ways to Save Time

Pingraphy is now called Viraltag. It allows you to schedule Pins in Pinterest! You can even add effects, custom text, adjust brightness and more.

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Best Social Networking Sites for You

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1 300x300 Best Social Networking Sites for YouHow do you know what the best social networking site is for your business? A lot of business owners just migrate towards Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Facebook because they are the most popular.

However, these might not be the best for you. Just because a particular site has the most users doesn’t make it the best.

So what should you look for? Here are five important things any site should have:

#1) Niche specific

Some social networking sites specialize in certain markets. While they have significantly less users than the generic sites, 100% of the people there are going to be interested in your site topic.

What kinds of niches can you find?

Basically anything you want. There are social sites for movies, travel, sports, etc. Just about every niche has at least one forum geared towards it, and many blogs.

How do you find these sites?

One of the best ways is to just do an online search like “best social sites for …” and then fill in whatever topic you are looking for. You are likely to get a good list. Also, type in “forum+” or “blog+” and add your market at the end. Both searches will bring up sites that are related to your target market.

#2) Secure sites

There are security issues with a lot of the smaller sites, so be certain you check on this before getting started. You might want to look them up and read reviews about them before giving out any important information on them. Some of them require some personal information, so knowing the security reputation of a site before using it is smart.

#3) Clear interface

Some sites have clear features, some do not. If you need an MIT degree to figure out all the features of a site, than steer clear of it.

#4) Videos and photos

Try to find sites that offer the ability to upload photos and videos. This simply helps you incorporate a personality into your marketing efforts. Uploading video and photos shows you are using the site for more than just the one way link, and you are serious about entrenching yourself in the community.

#5) Vibrant community

Look for sites that have a lot of conversation going on. Forums in particular are some of the best social sites around because they allow you to get in a conversation with your target market. This will help you answer questions and establish yourself as an expert.

The bottom line is, no matter what social site you use, the most important part is that you get involved. Don’t just use the site for a one-way link. This is how to brand yourself as an expert and get the most benefit out of your social marketing campaigns.

To Your Success,


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Tip #4 Be Social!Depositphotos 10101683 m 300x255 5 Quick Tips To Get Website Traffic Fast! Part 3

Now more than ever before, internet marketing is about building a community. Whether you offer a forum on your website or you participate in social networking sites, social networking is a valuable traffic generating tactic. Sites like Facebook and Twitter can be powerful tools for generating links and traffic to your site – create a profile and then post comments, links to your site and ideas which generate conversation.

Get involved – many chat rooms and forums are industry specific, find those which cater to your industry, and begin participating. Speak to and connect with a highly targeted audience.

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