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12 Cool Infographics That Work (and Don’t Require any Design Skills)!

Whenever you are trying to talk to your clients about actually attracting links (versus building them), there are always two types of excuses: either the niche is too boring, or there are no technical capabilities (in terms of a good design team and experience).

I don’t believe in boring niches – neither do I believe in the absence of design skills that would be able to prevent you from building an effective link bait. The beauty of the Internet promotion is that anyone can do that: It all comes down to how creative you are ready to get.

An infographic is perhaps one of the most effective ways you can convey information in a format that was made for sharing. Visually stimulating and a fantastic means of packing a ton of data into a small space, you see people linking to them through blogs, photo sharing sites and social networking sites more and more these days.

Infographics have been largely abused: There’s one popping up daily with overused design element with little research or thought behind it. They are no more as effective as they used to be. However really creative and cool ideas still work.

Below are five styles of infographics that are well known for producing results:

Venn Diagram


Venn diagrams have become some of the most popular on the web, usually providing entertaining data rather than anything too serious. It features two or more colored circles, each representing a different factor. They intersect at various points to indicate a shared element, and in the center they all intersect to show something with all provided qualities.


1) American VS European Culture

2) Geek VS Nerd VS Dweeb VS Dork

3) Whale-Shark

Pie Charts

Tool: Canva

Pie charts are a popular item on social media sites. Certain websites, such as The Onion, used them on a regular basis to make a point or joke. With so many generators around the web to help you to make your own, it is now easier than ever to use a simple pie chart as a poignant infographic.


4) Pie Eaten

5) Web Designing

6) Music Piracy


Tool: Lucidchart

Flowcharts are excellent conveyers of information, because they are visually engaging. The viewer has to actually follow the chart from one end to the other, making it an interactive piece that sticks in the mind. One of the best parts about this style of infographic is that you can connect any number of elements and factors for a few eventualities that could be reached in several situations.


7) Tech Support Cheat Sheet

8) Should I Make A Flowchart?


Tool: Sutori

Used frequently to create an infographic about the history of anything, from a country to a brand, the timeline is one of your most effective visual data styles. It provides you with a platform for a clean, informative graph with endless potential for information. Even if the viewer is merely skimming the content for a specific fact.


9) Google’s Acquisitions

10) The Boom of Social Sites

Periodic Table

Tool: Download the empty template and edit using Photoshop

Because it is immediately recognizable, the periodic table has been used again and again for effective infographics. Usually, however, they are made with a double layer style that allows the user to skim over each “element” with their cursor to get more information. This is usually a good tactic as it is both interactive and more expansive than just the table itself might be.


11) The Periodic Table Of The Social Web

12) SEO Ranking Factors


These five infographic types have been proven as effective styles time and again. But they also have the added benefit of being easy to create, with a lot of room for your own flair.

What are some examples of your favorites? Link to them in the comments.


5 Responses

  1. That is really well explained. Loved it! Glad you took the time with the illustrations or I would never have gotten it. I enjoy your posts so keep it up!


  2. One can even use an online tool to create an infographic, like:,,,

  3. Hi Ann,

    I do agree with you on the importance of Infographics as they can increase readers engagement, it is easier to grasp and understand.
    They also help increase the blog traffic as you have an additional image to promote besides your blog post link.

    Nowadays there are many tools that help you create infographics with no designing skills. I am adding an Infographic for each of my blog posts.

    Thanks for sharing these different types of infographics that we can create.

  4. HI Ann,
    Very informative & interesting blog, these tools are very easy to use and can really be helpful to make our content interesting.
    Very appreciated.

  5. Hi Ann, great post and really useful for those who want to create infographics for links.

    Timelines type of infographics go well when you’re running a technology and news related site where you can come up with a ton of ideas around discussing about a timeline of any mobile company or brands such as Apple etc.

    Flowcharts are great for the sites that mostly cover programming related topics which make it easy for programing enthusiasts to learn and understand the things quickly.

    That being said, it all comes down to the industry you are in. The type of infographics you choose (even if you’re in a boring industry, you can still create infographics to attract links) determines the quality of the links you attract.

    Also make sure to focus on creating infographics by analysing your competitors. What type of infographics they are creating and how are they promoting them to attract links? By asking such questions, you get a ton of ideas on how to create and promote great infographics that result in links.

    Thanks for the share Ann.

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