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This was the original infographic, The Social Media Effect, from InfographicWorld that inspired part of yesterday’s post, The Visual FAQ of SEO. This infographic maps out the process of what happens when social media gets excited about your posted content.
A great example of why I started the Cool Infographics blog in the first place. Create a great place to find inspiration to create your own infographics.
Images are a fantastic way to present data and abstract concepts, they’re a much clearer way of getting information across and more people take the time to digest it. I thought it would be a good idea to try to present solutions and explanations to the more common SEO questions that we hear from our clients.
The image covers everything from basic keyword research concepts, through site architecture, page optimisation, link building, SEO tactics, social media, and some basic SEO and PPC clickthrough stats and explantions.
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The team from ethority, inspired by Brian Solis and JESS3’s Conversation Prism: The Art of Listening, Learning and Sharing, created a version designed specifically for the German market. The prism shows the landscape of social media in Germany with all the relevant conversation channels.
Also, the prism has been updated and expanded using many of the suggestions from the comments and emails.
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From David McCandless at Information is Beautiful, is a great infographic about How Much Do Music Artists Earn Online? This is a fantastic topic for an infographic because the information is so confusing and difficult to find. I also really like the comparison of how many songs an artist needs to sell to equal the U.S. monthly minimum wage.
This image is based on an excellent post at The Cynical Musician called The Paradise That Should Have Been about pitiful digital royalties. (Thanks to Neilon for pointing that out). I’ve taken his calculations and added a few more.
As ever, this was incredibly difficult to research. Industry figures are hard to get hold of. Some are even secret. Last.Fm’s royalty and payment system is beyond comprehension. (If you can explain it to me, please get in touch)
I like the “small squares” style used in Social Media Demographics for displaying demographic data. The “by age” section is hard to read because it lines up so nicely with the site legend. It’s also a little confusing to have the sites change axes for the different sections.
Numerous social media sites have witnessed explosive growth of their user bases in the last several years, but it’s a known fact that the type of user a site attracts varies greatly. Have you ever wondered which sites attract the most educated of social media users, or those that pull in the highest income? Below we map the demographics of the world’s most popular social media sites.
Is MySpace really that popular with the 0-17 crowd? What year is the data from?
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For their article, SuperPower: Visualising the Internet, the BBC created a treemap of the top 100 websites on the Internet based on unique visitors during the month of January 2010.
On the interactive version on the BBC site, you can mouse-over any of the site squares to see a pop-up of the numbers behind that site and choose to view each category individually. The spreadsheet of the raw data from Nielsen is also available for download.
The data used to generate the interactive treemap visualisation were collected by the Nielsen company and covers the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Brazil, US and Australia. The figures represent unique users for the month of January 2010.
The categories - such as retail, social networks, search/portal - were defined by the BBC. Because some websites have more than one use, they could fall within more than one category (e.g. Yahoo). However, the treemap only classifies them once.
The maps were produced using the Prefuse Flare software, developed by the University of California Berkeley.
New infographic, Ever Gotten A Date Online?, from OnlineSchools.org examining some of the data behind online dating. As Mashable points out, one of the most surprising statistics is that the online dating industry is larger than the porn industry.
From Jennifer Van Grove at Mashable: Per the graphic — which pulls data from a number of sources, including Reuters and The Washington Post — online dating is worth more than one billion dollars per year, with the mobile phone dating market worth $550 million.
Today, Tableau Software launched a data visualization package for websites called Tableau Public. This package is intended to be used be anyone with a website to embed visualizations on their own sites.
Tableau Software today launched a new product that brings public data to life on the web. Tableau Public, available for free, lets anyone who posts content to the web easily create interactive visualizations and publish them to blogs, web sites, Twitter feeds or anywhere online. Instead of viewing static charts or tables, Tableau Public lets people answer questions and share data interactively on the web.
The visual above was created using Tableau Public to demonstrate its capabilities, but you’ll notice that I’ve been able to embed it here on Cool Infographics as well. The visualizations created allow users to share, embed and link to your graphics from anywhere…making them social!
They’re also interactive and linked together. For example, click on the Bronx in the data above, and all of the visuals will highlight just data related to the Bronx. The map even adjusts to only focus on the Bronx.
About the NY City Graffiti visual:
Looking borough by precinct across The Big Apple, one can quickly see that there are some differences in how graffiti is handled. For instance, Staten Island has very little graffiti, but the graffiti they do have lingers without cleanup for almost twice the citywide average. On the other side of the spectrum, Manhattan has over 2000 incidents of graffiti, but it is cleaned up in less than 17 days on average.
Look for more features from Tableua Public here in the future as I experiement and play with it.
Thanks to Elissa at Tableau Software for the link and information!
EDIT: Here’s a news video as part of the announcement. Thanks Adriana!