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3 Free Sites To Create Infographics

3 free sites to create infographics

We’ve been stressing how important it is to utilize visuals and images for social media posts in order to gain the most traction. What we’ve failed to do is show you where to look to create them. Shame on us.

If you cannot afford a graphic designer in your budget, these three sites will help you design the images yourself…for free!

 

1) Canva

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Perks:

  • Free
  • Numerous Social Media & Layout Templates for Design Projects (Infographics, Banners, Ads, Presentations, etc.)
  • Vast Number of Images to Use
  • Easy to Navigate

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Cons:

  • Pay for Better Stock Images
  • Pay for Better Templates
  • No Charts Available (Must Upload Your Own)

 

2) Easel.ly

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Perks:

  • Free
  • Design is Primarily Focused on Infographics
  • Basic Layouts (Easier to Utilize)
  • Charts

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Cons:

  • Limited Themes
  • Limited Image Options

 

3) Visme

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Perks:

  • Free
  • Discounts For Students & Teachers
  • Numerous Social Media & Layout Templates for Design Projects (Infographics, Banners, Ads, Presentations, etc.)
  • Charting/Charts
  • Vast Number of Images/Icons to Use
  • Upload YouTube Videos Into Layouts

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Cons:

  • Limited to 3 Projects with Free Version
  • Limited Chart Access

 

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3 Twitter Follower Management Tools

When Twitter first burst onto the social media scene, your profile was judged on the number of followers you had. This demand for quantity produced many services that sold twitter followers, and essentially bumped the number on your profile using a bit of computer code.

Today, marketers are more focused on the number of reach and engagements your account has. “Bot” followers or “eggs” do not give you an increase in impressions, favorite your tweets, or read them. Your rating on Twitter Audit or Status People is a strong indicator to potential partners on the quality of your twitter account.

Luckily, there are several tools out there to help you clean up your account and make sure it is followed by real people. Not only do you increase your overall reach by blocking and managing your followers, you also make the social web a better place to share.

1. Tweepi
A free-mium service that helps organize your twitter account, and make sure it is up to date. You can unfollow people who are not active, people who do not follow you, and also make people unfollow you through their “Force to Unfollow You” feature. It is visually pleasing, and has a very simple and easy to use UI.

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2. ManageFlitter
Similar to Tweepi, ManageFlitter analyzes your twitter account for all the fakes, in-actives, and bad accounts. It allows you to unfollow people you follow who have fake profiles, as well as block those accounts that are following you with bad profiles. They divide their dashboard into several helpful categories, including profiles with no picture, non-english profiles, inactive users and several more.

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3. StatusPeople
StatusPeople is a great tool to help you see how many fake followers your twitter account has, as well as how many followers are inactive. It also has an automatic block feature which allows you to block these spam accounts in one go. You can connect multiple twitter accounts, and get follower analytics.

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Have you used any of these tools before? Are there any other tools you have found to help you manage your twitter account?

Finding The Perfect GIFs

Sometimes, words aren’t enough.  In those cases…we need GIFs!  GIFs have become the perfect go-to for visual expressions and responses to comic group chats, emails, and social media comments/posts. Tumblr is one of the most utilized gif hubs, providing the rest of the world wide web with some of the best gifs to date. 

If you’re looking for the perfect gifs to incorporate in your next Tumblr blog post, general blog post, or group chat, HubSpot has listed 10 websites you can collect them from here: “How to Find the Perfect GIF: 10 Must-Try Websites”.  So, the next time you boost a Tumblr/Twitter post through CoPromote, consider using a gif to help get your point across.

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Here are the top 3 sites HubSpot listed to find the perfect gif:
1) Giphy 

2) Reddit

3) What Should We Call Me

To find out more about these 3 gif websites, along with the remaining 7, go to: How to Find the Perfect GIF: 10 Must-Try Websites , written by Carly Stec for HubSpot.

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This. vs Twitter: Is Less More?

Today, we came across two bits of social network news that seem to be at odds with each other.

This., the social network that allows you to share one link per day, published a fun and informative article on why less is more:

When the publishers you trust make their pick, they’re telling you: “This is what’s worth your time today.”

Check the graphic below and click through for their thoughts on “why social media is broken.”

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Twitter, known for the brevity of its platform, on the other hand, is rumored to be expanding its 140-character limit to 10,000 characters, effectively positing that “more is more.” Reactions, predictably, have been swift and varied. Some users welcomed the expansion, stating that Twitter’s distinction is its distribution power, not its brevity, and welcome the opportunities to expound on their ideas. Others dread the onslaught of wordy posts and predict ruin for the network, despite its formidable presence in the cultural zeitgeist. Check your local newscast for Twitter references and you will soon see how intrinsic it’s become to how we tell stories and break news.

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So, which is it?

At CoPromote we offer one boost at a time to free members. One of the reasons we do so, is because most of our members are using the free option and therefore contributing the most content to platform. The one free boost helps make better content available by asking people to think about what they want to boost – and hopefully putting their best content forward. In this case, less is more.

CoPromote subscribers can boost multiple posts as one of their perks. Subscribers tend to be more media savvy and therefore their content tends be of higher quality. In this scenario, more is more. But even in this case, we encourage subscribers to share their best content and not overwhelm the platform with too many boosts to avoid falling into a “too much of a good thing” pit and being considered spam.

“The Internet” as a whole may never agree on whether less is more or more is more but it shouldn’t have to. There is enough content and there are enough platforms available for everyone to use each as best suits their needs. Rather than choose one idea over the other, at CoPromote we say: apply whichever best fits the task at hand. Tailoring your content to your audience and platform will always get you better results than not knowing the difference or disregarding it.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Social Media)

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last few months of 2015, you’ve undoubtedly encountered or engaged with a piece of social media content for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. Emojis, talk shows, parodies, charities, user-generated content – there was no shortage of media for fans to engage with and share.

As one of the world’s most beloved films and enduring brands, their resources are nearly unlimited so their dominance on social media is not a surprise. While you may not have the resources or brand recognition, you can still draw some inspiration by their approach to social marketing.

And, if you’re trying to score tickets opening, may the force – well, you know.

Social Media:

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Source: Entertainment Weekly

The Star Wars SMU currently breaks down as follows: 85.5M Facebook reach, 5.7 million Twitter followers, 1 million YouTube subscribers and 574 million YouTube views. As four-quad audiences have peeled their eyes away from their TVs toward their mobile devices and laptops during the past decade, social media has been a crucial component to Hollywood marketing.

Source: Deadline.com

Search Interest

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Source: Google Trends

By Social Network 

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Comparison to other Brands

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Source: Business 2 Community

Some Takeaways and Tips

  • Adapt your products – but do it in a way that stands out from the masses

  • Time your event-related releases right – launching too soon means missing out on peak buzz

  • Involve influencers – and don’t be too narrow when selecting them

 

Source: TalkWalker

And our favorite Star Wars-related story:

A ‘Star Wars’ Fan Dies After Getting His Last Wish

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