Infographics (short for information graphics) have almost flooded the web in the recent years. I love infographics for their sheer capability to quickly translate complex ideas into a format that’s easy to scan and fun to look at. If you’ve adequate time and resources, you can definitely create your own infographics and publish them on your site while using them as part of a linkbait campaign. If you’re a blogger, you can use infographics to generate interest among users and attract their attention immediately by engaging them visually.
MBG (My Blog Guest) is already doing a great job bridging the gap between publishers and guest bloggers. I always recommend people who are looking for guest posts to visit MBG and experience how well it works.
This time, MBG has gone one step further. In addition to offering an ‘Articles Gallery’, MBG has now introduced an ‘Infographics Gallery’. That means you can now find both guest posts as well as guest infographics in one place. But before you head straight to MBG’s infographics gallery, you should make yourself clear on how it works.
Let’s have a look.
It’s a Win-Win Situation Again
The best part about MBG is its very pragmatic approach of thriving on their community members’ suggestions. The new feature – the Infographics Gallery – is also therefore a brainchild of user suggestions. And that leaves no doubt that leveraging this useful gallery can create a win-win situation for both the guest infographic author and the publisher. Publishing infographics on your blog, on one hand, diversifies the content. On the other hand, getting infographics published on someone else’s blog helps the content go viral quickly.
Bonus Tips on Creating Great Infographics
I would also want to use this opportunity to expand a little on how you can create infographics that look great and encourage more shareability. A lot of businesses (big and small), bloggers and internet marketing companies are already leveraging the exciting benefits that infographics have to offer. The dark side of the story is that there are still plenty of infographics that address trivial topics and ignore the most important principles of information design.
Here are a few quick tips that you can use –
Define your purpose of creating infographics
Identify the kind of audience you want to address
Gather insightful data that your target audience will be interested in
Synthesize the gathered data while cutting out the fat
Create an attractive design (consider data density, accuracy & Readability)
Infographics carry high shareability as compared to images or text. If you’re planning to spruce up your blog, make it more interesting and engage readers quickly, publishing and sharing infographics is just the perfect way to go. With a resource like MBG’s Infographics Gallery, it’s not hard to find infographics belonging to a range of niche industries.
Thanks Ann for giving us one more great reason to use MBG !
Don’t forget to watch this video that provides a detailed explanation of how the main gallery at MBG functions.
Please feel free to share your views too.
These days everyone keeps looking for guest bloggers to write guest posts for their blogs. Getting guest posts isn’t a hard task in fact it can be the easiest thing if you’ve have a high traffic blog.
If you look at my blog, you’ll see I get bunch of guest posts every day and many bloggers keeps asking me what I’m doing to get guest posts? Today I’m sharing 5 effective strategies that I’ve used to get guest posts on my blog.
1. Add Guest post Page
This is far one of the easiest way to get guest posts on your blog. All you need to do is to create a “write for us” page on your blog. If you never created a guest post page than here’s what you need to add:
So, you want to write for Blog Name? We love to publish your guest post. Now don’t ask for benefits, because we Blog Name is one of the fastest growing blog on the planet. The benefits are just much more then getting traffic or backlinks, you can gain exposure and introduce your blog to our fastest growing community.
Some simple Requirements
- Posts are at least 450+ words.
- Interacting and replying to comments is must.
- Posts have a basic structure and are at least broken down into paragraphs.
- Posts must be in good English.
- Please don’t add more than two links.
- The post you submit to us is unique.
How to guest post to Blog Name?
- Register an account here
- Add your Full name, second name and fill out a short profile Bio info, feel free to add a link or two to your blog/site (use HTML)
- Visit Gravatar.com, having an image is a must in your profile
- Write your post, save it and it will be reviewed and published asap!!
2. Invite Bloggers
You can contact bloggers with a good pitch and why you’d like to get the guest posts from them. This is very effective strategy and I’ve good success with it. You don’t have to contact high profile or A list bloggers, contact an average blogger.
You can use blogging communities to find bloggers, who may be interested in doing guest posting on your blog.
Blokube is one of those communities which can help you find great bloggers who can write guest posts for your blog.
3. Join Social Media Networks
This may not be very effective way but still a useful one. I did found few guest bloggers who wants to do guest posting for my blog through Social Media Networks like Facebook & Twitter. In order to get success from Facebook & Twitter, you need to be very active in those networks.
You can use free/paid tools to automate the process – Dlvr.it, Triberr, Bufferapp,Tweetdeck, etc.
I’m sure most of you already know about MyBlogGuest, most awesome marketplace for finding guest posts for your blog. It is a forum community where bloggers give info about their blogs and then ask for guest posts from other bloggers/users.
MyBlogGuest is a unique community that is based on one simple principle: if you provide quality, you don’t need to pay to be heard. It is not just about getting more guest posts, it has forum, marketplace, gallery, find blogs for guest posting and much more. It even has a Premium Feature & Ann did great work in branding it.
5. Run a Guest blogging contest
Last but not least – Run a guest blogging contest, like I’m doing on Blokube Blog. Give away cash/ebooks/tools as prizes to the contest winners who do most number of guest posts on your blog. This can be a very effective strategy but to be very successful with guest blogging contest, you need to market it properly. Here’s what you can do to make sure your contest is a success:
- Contact bloggers/marketers and ask them to write a post about the contest
- Get a banner designed and ask the participants to put it on their blogs.
- Promote the contest on Forums like DigitalPoint, Warrior Forums & Webmaster Forums.
- Use Buysellads to do some paid promotion.
Over To You
All the above factors contributed effectively my blog in getting quality guest posts and will work for any type of content in any niche, in case you find something to disagree with in this post or have an opinion on this topic, please do share it with us below. If you find this post useful than please share it on Twitter or Facebook!