Creating Infographics: Reliable Data Sources
Infographics are one of the best forms of content available today. By combining graphics and small bursts of text, infographics are the best of both worlds. They’re easy to read and easy to share. When creating infographics, you’ll be building something very valuable for your readers and for your brand. The viral share-ability of an infographic ensures that if well made, it will attract attention for much longer than other types of content.
Prove That You’re An Expert And Earn Your Audiences TrustContent that proves your expertise is essential for building trust in your brand. When people can come to your website or social media page and learn something valuable, they’ll look to you as an expert. That’s why it’s imperative that any content you share is as accurate as possible – especially if you’re packaging the content in the form of an infographic.
If your info is false, you can end up looking amateurish and scare away your prospective audience. With that in mind, we’ve scoured the web for some of the most reliable data sources for creating infographics.
What Sources Will You Need For Creating Infographics?Before you get started researching your infographic, you will need to decide what topic you’ll be tackling. There are many reliable sources online, and depending on what you’re creating, some will be useful and others will be of no use. These reliable sources we are presenting are some of the most general and usable for the widest variety of topics.
Depending on your country, and the country of your audience, the following government sources are excellent places for a wide variety of information.
geoba.se – Geographic information about any point on earth, including population, rankings and much more.
Pew Research – Information gleaned from public opinion polls and a wide variety of research
Statista – Statistics on over 60 industries, including films, video games, and music
Google Finance – Real-time stock information and much more
Google Public Data – Searchable collection of all the public data Google can get its hands on
I’ve Got the Info, Now What?
Now that you’ve researched your topic, you’re to actually begin creating infographics. You’ll need to condense all of your research into easily readable chunks and put all that info into a graphic.
The nuts and bolts of creating an infographic from start to finish could fill up a book, let alone a blog post. Don’t be afraid to start simple. Turn on your favourite image editor and try creating something simple. Maybe share just one fact!
You’ll be surprised how much engagement you’ll receive by sharing useful information.
If you want to create something really eye-catching, your best bet is to hire a trained designer. We’ve gone over how working with a pro can make things a lot easier in previous posts. That’s especially true for something as complex as an infographic.
A designer can ensure that your message isn’t lost, and that your infographic is as powerful and captivating as it can be.
Even if you weren’t planning on creating infographics, checking out these sources could give you a flash of inspiration! What information is relevant to your audience? Why not give it to them?