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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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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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5 Good App Blogs & Year-End Statistics

In order to stay competitive, apps are constantly innovating. At times, the updates can be frustrating to members – just think back to every time Facebook updated something and hoopla that followed. It is understandable that consumers would be upset and, while there is little they can do about preventing changes in their favorite apps, there is a great way to stay on top of changes as they happen – company blogs.

Originally embraced as vehicles for self-expression, blogs were soon adopted by brands and apps as a way to tell their story and communicate with their members directly. In addition to all the tech blogs and news outlets dedicated to apps, we recommend getting your information straight from the source as well.

To help you stay on top of the inevitable changes at some of your favorite apps, here’s a short list of blogs we like and recent statistics on each one to give you a sense of why staying current is important. Most apps also offer a developersblogs for more technical information and updates.

Facebook

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  • 1.01 billion daily active users on average for September 2015
  • 894 million mobile daily active users on average for September 2015
  • 1.55 billion monthly active users as of September 30, 2015
  • 1.39 billion mobile monthly active users as of September 30, 2015

Source: Facebook

Twitter

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  • 320M Monthly active users
  • 1B Unique visits monthly to sites with embedded Tweets
  • 80% Active users on mobile
  • 35+ Languages supported

Source: Twitter

Tumblr

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  • Total number of Tumblr users: 425,000,000
  • Total number of Tumblr blogs: 219,000,000
  • Average number of new Tumblr users added daily: 120,000
  • Total number of Tumblr posts: 101,000,000,000
  • Number of monthly Tumblr visitors: 199,100,000

Source: Statistics Brain

Instagram

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  • 400M+ Monthly Actives
  • 75%+ Outside The U.S.
  • 40B+ Photos Shared
  • 3.5B Likes Daily
  • 80M+ Average Photos Per Day

Source: Instagram

  • Highest brand engagement rate of all social networks: 4.21%
  • 50% of comments are posted in the first 6 hours

Source: Sprout Social

Snapchat

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  • 5+ billion video views every day
  • More than 60% of mobile users age 13-34 use Snapchat
  • Over 100 million daily active users

Source: Snapchat

  • Total Number of Snapchat Users: 200 million+
  • Total Number of Daily Active Snapchat Users: 100 million
  • Percentage of US Social Media users that Use Snapchat: 18%
  • Number of Snapchat users who upload photos: 65%
  • Number of Snapchat Photos and Videos uploaded per day: More than 800 million

Source: Omnicore Agency

 

 

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Time Management Tips from Google

Google recently shared a post based on an email they sent to their team suggesting how to manage your time and workflow, including the difference between managers and makers.

While all the points may not apply to everyone uniformly, there are some solid ideas, tips and a fun anecdote included that you can adapt to your schedule, industry, and personality. Among them:

“The only way to make this successful is to be purposeful. Establish an implementation intention. You need to define precisely when and where you’ll reserve Make Time for your projects.”

Check out the blog post here, or watch the video below.

Product Update: Customize Your Profile Bio

We’ve added the ability to edit your bio on your CoPromote profile. Now, you can either write one from scratch or we can import it from one of your connected feeds.

How well you set up your profile says a lot about how devoted you are to your online brand or persona and it speaks to the quality of your content.

If you haven’t already, login now and make sure your profile is up to date. It could make the difference between getting shared or being ignored or blocked.

Edit Profile Bio Example

 

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