With recent comments by Matt Cutts and the ongoing need for links, infographics have continued to be a trending topic. This prompted me to want to dig into a large list of infographic sites, several admittedly taken from one of Paddy Moogan's extremely resourceful posts.
I came out with a list of 50 & evaluated:
1. Which would give an infographic the greatest chance to get MORE links 2. Which ones were mediocre 3. Which ones could be viewed as paid links or were doing other shady things
I grabbed the RSS subscribers, twitter followers & facebook likes of all 50 sites.
Why? It's all about getting the links, right?
Why submit an infographic to a site just because it has a form or it comes up in an "infographic AND inurl:submit" query? To get a ton of low quality links just to hit a number for management or a client? If we're going to be spending time on submitting to infographic sites, I want to submit to ones that are quality, but have the best chance of pushing my infographic in front of an audience who might want to publish it on their site.
NOTE: Infographic submission post aside, yes, it's a very good idea to seed your infographic to some sites ahead of time, research links of sites who covered an infographic on a similar topic, etc.
Most RSS Subscribers:
1. http://www.coolinfographics.com/ 2. http://chartporn.org/ 3. http://dailyinfographic.com/ 4. http://visual.ly/ 5. http://www.infographicsshowcase.com/ 6. http://www.pdviz.com/pages/submit-12 7. http://infographiclabs.com/submit-an-infographic/ 8. http://submitinfographics.com/ 9. http://www.infographicsarchive.com/
All of these sites have over 200 RSS subscribers (top 5 have over 1700 each). That's a lot of people that will get to see my linkable asset if they decide to publish it. I'd make my greatest effort to have a good relationship with these sites.
Most Twitter Followers:
1. http://visual.ly/ 2. http://mediacaffeine.com/infographics/ 3. http://www.nerdgraph.com/submit-infographic/
4. http://www.wouldbeouttedwebsite.com/review-ma-infographic/ 4. http://dailyinfographic.com/ 5. http://chartporn.org/ 6. http://www.infographicsarchive.com/ 7. http://www.loveinfographics.com/submit-infographics/ 8. http://www.coolinfographics.com/ 9. http://submitinfographics.com/
Most of the same sites as before, all having 2000 twitter followers. Lets look at something weird though. A few sites would have been on this list, like the strike out #4, but after checking, it had ZERO RSS subscribers, yet 9000+ twitter followers. That's odd, right? If we look further, 1000+ Facebook Likes seems like a good audience to be in front of until clicking on the chart below:
That isn't natural. Naturally building Likes would look something like:
If we're looking for the best infographic sites to submit to, this looks good at first, but then we can disqualify it because of these odd stats.
Most Facebook Likes:
1. http://visual.ly/ 2. http://dailyinfographic.com/
3. http://www.anotherfake.info/ 3. http://chartporn.org/ 4. http://mediacaffeine.com/infographics/ 5. http://www.infographicfaker.com/submit-infograpic/ 5. http://www.infographicsshowcase.com/ 6. http://www.infographicsarchive.com/ 7. http://www.wouldbeouttedwebsite.com/review-ma-infographic/ 7. http://www.newsilike.in/submit-infographic/ 8. http://infographiclabs.com/submit-an-infographic/ 9. http://submitinfographics.com/
All of the sites above had over 500 natural Facebook Likes. Yes, there were a handful of sites that had some fake Likes, but maybe they were testing? Maybe they were getting tested on by another company? Benefit of the doubt, no need to single them out, but false positives like this are out there.
I don't care if I get thrown under the outting bus for these last ones. It's easy enough for these sites to change submission guidelines to say that infographics are human evaluated and that that a few won't be accepted. These last few guarantee to post infographics for a certain price, you can specify anchor text, etc. I'd steer away from these. Other disqualifers would be extreme anchor text backlinks or blatant paid links on the homepage.
Guaranteed With Cash Payment Or Other Disqualifier:
1. http://epicinfographic.com/submit-infographics/ 2. http://www.infographicheaven.com/submit/ 3. http://www.amazinginfographics.com/submit-infographics/ 4. http://infographic-police.blogspot.com/p/submit-infographic.html 5. http://www.moneyinfographics.com/submit-your-money-infographic/
The point behind this post is to get SEOs spending time submitting to the few more valuable places that have the best shot of getting your infographic more links. With posts flying around about infographics, I wanted one that showed the best sites to get the furthest reach.
Other sites that were neutrals include (in no specific order):
Bookmark this as I'll be updating this post with a new infographic submission site list every few months. Also, head over to our case studies page on seerinteractive.com to read the latest tests and strategies where SEER is investing.