Infographics and data visualizations have been around for quite some time but are making some noteworthy buzz in the SEO industry as of late. Infographics are great link bait and if developed properly, they can spread virally very fast and can earn a site valuable backlinks. Visual.ly is an online program that serves as a way for designers to share their work and users to search infographics. Not yet pushed from the wombs of Visual.ly creators is an infographic creation tool.
Sign in or create an account with Visual.ly and begin sharing your hard work. After logging in, just upload your infographic for sharing.
Visual.ly offers a sexy search interface and allows you to search infographics by the most liked, most recent, most commented, most viewed and most popular.
There is also a search feature where you can search for data visualizations based off of popular keywords (see below for an example).
For those that do not have access to a designer, Visual.ly offers a data visualization creating tool (still in the works). They explain it as:
Visual.ly helps you create beautiful visualizations in minutes and instantly apply the graphics genius of the world’s top information designers to your designs. Plug and play, then grab and go with our push-button approach to visualization creation.
For those that can’t wait for this infographic creation tool, Visual.ly gives you something to mess around with in the meantime – a “Twitterize Yourself” tool. Faceoff with celebrities or create a solo infographic linked to your Twitter account. Just put in your Twitter username and Visual.ly will create an infographic of your Twitter account’s statistics.
Check out a video about Visual.ly below:
All in all, Visual.ly is a great resource for data visualization and I am excited about their infographic creation tool. For more information on Visual.ly, visit their website here.