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How to Compress Images in Bulk | Optimising Images for the Web

One of the main culprits slowing down your website load time can be your image size.

The speed your website loads is one of the most important factors for SEO. It effects how Google ranks your site. This is because user experience is reduced and frustrated if your website takes a long time to load. Google and the other search engines want to deliver the best possible user experience at all times so will penalise slow loading pages. The slower your site load speed the more likely your site will rank lower.

As a rule of thumb – it should not take longer than 4 seconds for your page to load.

Not only will Google downgrade a slow page, so will your users and you will suffer from a very high bounce rate if your load time creeps over the 4 second rule. This means you will lose valuable customers.

As a photographer, I know too well that a good user experience is also more likely to happen if you have great high quality images on your site.

The best solution for user experience and SEO is therefore a combination of a fast page load time and high quality images. But how do you achieve this? Make sure all images are optimised and compressed to the perfect size. I will walk you through exactly how to do this in this article.

I would usually use Photoshop to compress my images one by one. However, there are quicker options if you need to compress and resize images in bulk. A better tool to use for this is XnConvert.

For me the best way to learn is to first understand what is going on and why. So first, I will walk you through some basics of image compression.

What is an Image?

 

There are two basic types of image files: Bitmaps & Vectors.

example of the difference between Vector and bitmap image

Bitmap Images

Bitmap image files are assortments of many coloured pixels. A pixels is is the smallest controllable element of a picture when it is on a screen.

Most photographs, especially high resolution ones, are Bitmaps.

Bitmaps are generally speaking the only images which need to be compressed.

Think of a bitmap image like a mosaic. As long as this image isn’t enlarged or zoomed in on too much then the image appears as it should, smooth and grainless. But when you zoom in too much you can see the individual pixels.

example of a bitmap image. grainy image

Vector Images

Vector image files are sets of co-ordinates which plot out the shapes, lines and colours which appear in a particular position on an image.

They cannot accurately capture variation, texture and tone which is needed to make up a photograph.

They can be re-produced at any size and they don’t lose their quality as they just apply the co-ordinate data to a different scale.

 

vector image example

What are the different types of image compression?

 

There are two types of image compression; Lossy and Lossless.

Lossy Image Compression

Lossy compression throws away from an image information the human eye does not notice.

It uses complex algorithms to determine what is the best data (Pixels) to discard to maintain the same viewing effect.

Examples: JPG, GIF

How exactly does this compression work?

I will use JPEG Image compression as an example to explain this.

JPEG compression splits the image into blocks, applies compression to each block using a discrete cosine transform operation. These blocks are assembled together, like pixels, to form the image.

This is basically the removal of colour information and brightness in areas of the picture where it will be least visible through the human eye. Information is shed from the image. This is why sometimes using JPEG compression can give the image a patchy or blocky look.

Lossless Image Compression

Lossless image compression is a compression algorithm which allows the original image data to be completely and perfectly constructed from the compressed data.

It retains all the original data so the file size is significantly larger than lossy image compression.

Lossless images still remain quite large so are not typically as useful for web compression. The exception is when you are doing this one by one and using something like Photoshop where you can manually reduce the number of pixels.

Examples: PNG, PSD, TIF, EPS.

An Example of a PNG compressed image

An example of an image i have compressed as a PNG file.

Neither of these are the same as file compression which reduces size by grouping any repetitive data together. This works for any type of file but is not suitable for images which you need to display on the web. These files are saved as zip or gzip.

 

Now you have an understanding of  what is going on when images are compressed, let’s move on to how you can compress images to increase your page load time and keep the quality of your images high.

In which way should I compress my Image?

 

JPEG is generally thought of as the best solution for compressing images needed for the web.

You can compress an image by altering one or all of the following:

1. Size

2. Dots Per Inches (DPI)

3. Compression Type –Lossy or lossless image compression

4. File Type

1. Size

Changing the size changes the height and width of the image.

This therefore alters the height and width of the image on the site so is not the best option if it already fit the area as you want. It is also not recommended if you want to keep the image responsive (so that it changes its size with the size of the screen so it still appears at the same ratios).

The ratios that I usually prefer are:

1920 pixels (px) x 1200px when I want the image to look it’s best.

1280px x 1024px for most images

800px x 600px for the smallest and quickest loading image. (This works best for mobile intensive sites)

image compression. optimising image size screenshot

If you have an image where you want to keep the dimensions as they are you can use the chrome plugin Measurelt, to measure which size you need to upload the image (pixels).

2. Dots Per Inch (DPI)

The number of dots per inch is essentially the amount of information per square inch. It is basically the number of pixels per inch. (It is not called pixels per inch because it is an old term left over from the print era.)

The rules of thumb here are:

300dpi is a good size to use for high resolution printing, such as banners and massive advertisements.

150dpi is a good size for A4 size printing.

75dpi is a good size for most websites or applications. Mobile can go even smaller but if you want your site across desktop too then it is best to stick at 75.

3. Compression Type

The compression type means whether you are going to compress an image using a lossy or lossless compression method.

Choosing which one you should use also helps you decide on the file type, as typically they relate to a certain type of compression method. It also depends on which tool you want to use to do the compressions as they all have their own preferred methods.

4. File Type

This is where PNG and JPEG and the types of file compression apply. It is related to the above (compression type).

Two Examples of image change type:

1. PNG (Portable Network Graphics) – Lossless file format

PNG are typically bitmap images.

The most common place I have encountered PNG is when I edit a JPEG or RAW photograph in Photoshop and then export the edited picture at a compressed size in PNG format.

This type of compression works best for simple colour images, images with hard lines, as it is not a vector image.

PNG photographs straight from Photoshop will typically need to be compressed more for the web.

To the human eye at website level, there is little difference between a JPEG image and a PNG image. This is an example of a JPEG image.

To the human eye at website level, there is little difference between a JPEG image and a PNG image. This is an example of a PNG image.

2. JPEG(Joint Photographic Experts Group) – Lossy file format

JPEG are typically vector images.

These type of vector images can be used for complex-colour photographs. The most common place I have encountered JPEG images are when shooting photographs on a digital camera.

JPEG photographs straight from a camera will typically need to be compressed more for the web.

When saving a JPEG you can choose quality or compression. A smaller and more compressed file will lose more quality so you need to decide on the level of trade off. You can play around with these ratios to find the best balance between image qualities and file size.

To the human eye at website level, there is little difference between a JPEG image and a PNG image. This is an example of a PNG image.

This is an example of a PNG image taken on the same camera as the previous JPEG example.

Now you have an understanding of ways we can reduce an image size I will walk you through how to do this with xnConvert.

How to decide which images to compress

 

Typically, you would be able to see the size of an image before you upload it or you know you have a set of high quality images you wish to publish on the web.

If you don’t know which images you have already uploaded to your site which are causing a slow page load time you can use one of the following to find out:

1. Google Page Speed Insights

2. GTMetrix.com

I mainly use page speed for image optimisation as it will actually compress the images for you. You can use this to find the optimised images:

google pagespeed insights tool. image optimisation

 

Click on ‘show how’ to fix and it will give you the file paths of the images you need to optimise & how much you need to reduce them by.

How to compress multiple images with xnConvert (on both a Mac and Pc)

 

1.  Import the files you want to compress.

If you don’t have these files on your pc but you know which ones you want to compress, then you can download them from your C-panel.

If you don’t know which files you need to compress use ‘Google Page Speed Insights to find which ones it suggests.

screenshot of xnconvert importing images

2.  Choose your compression type. – Known in xnconvert as ‘Actions’

 

A. Size

screenshot of xnconvert resizing images for optimising page speed

screenshot of xnconvert resizing images 2 for optimising page speed

B. Set DPI

 

screenshot of xnconvert set DPI for optimising page speed

C. Compression format is not available to choose from here as the tool automatically does it for you

screenshot of xnconvert file format for optimising page speed

D. Select your file type

Here I will select JPEG because I like the ability to choose the ideal mix of size and quality.

 

Output > file format (Jpeg) > Settings

 

E. Remove meta data from the image.

screenshot of xnconvert clean metadata optimising page speed

This gets rid of any un-necessary information and thus reduces the file size.

Save these images to your computer. It is very important here to NAME THEM THE SAME AS YOUR OLD UNCOMPRESSED IMAGES. This will make it a lot easier to replace them on your site.

Then you are good to upload these images.

1. Login to your Cpanel

cpanel login screenshot

2.  Open up ‘File Manager’

file manager screenshot in cpanel

3. Find the folders containing the images which needed to be compressed. Open these up.

If you are not sure how to find these files. They are usually within ‘public html folders’ (this is the root folder where all WP files are kept.) then ‘wp-content’.

You can find the exact file location then from the image URL Google Page Speed Insights gave you.
file manager screenshot cpanel

4. Select ‘Upload’

upload of file manager in cpanel screenshot

Tick ‘overwrite existing files’.

screenshot showing uploading images in your cpanel.

Then ‘select file’. Select the images you have compressed and want to upload.

image upload in cpanel when image optimisation

Then click ‘go back to …’.

When you go back these should automatically have replaced your old large files. This is why it is important to name them the exact same as the old folder.

How to replace your images with the compressed version

 

You can do this two ways. Either one by one on your WordPress site, or in bulk within Cpanel.

I will walk you through the second of these options as it is far quicker when you are replacing more than one image.

How to check the images are loading and look correct on your website

 

To view the results of your site with images optimised you have to either clear your browser caching or view in an incognito window (Chrome) or private window (Firefox). Otherwise it may take a while for your browser to pick up the changes.

The best way to clear your browser caching is with ‘hard reset’ for your site, as opposed to clearing all of your internet caching.

How to ‘hard reset’:

1. Enable inspector mode

More Tools > Developer Tools > Chrome Inspector Mode

how to hard reset in inspector mode screenshot

When you see the inspector window appear right click on the refresh button. Then the below will appear. Click the “Empty Cache and hard reload’.

how to hard reset when in inspector mode. screenshot

Once this is complete it is best to check with the Google Page Speed Insights Tool that all the images are compressed and optimised.

Some final words

Understanding what an image is and how it is compressed should help you to make a tailored decision for how to best optimise your site. The above steps, I believe are the quickest and best way to increase your page speed while maintaining the desired quality of your images. If you follow them you should have a page load speed of below 4 seconds and images good enough to deliver a great all round user experience. This great user experience will in turn help your SEO score and ensure Google and other search engines ranks you higher.

 

Additional – Side Note on WordPress Plugins for Image Optimisation

Optimising your images and page speed this way should hopefully mean you would not have to use word press plugins. The reason I would stay away from plugins is because they can crash your entire site even some time after you have installed them.

However, if you do want to optimise further with WordPress plugins then I would highly recommend you do two things before installing anything.

  1. Backup your site at the server side.
  2. Ensure you have ftp access as it is best to delete the faulty plugins within ftp.

 

 

Why This Silicon Valley Founder Chose To Re-Locate to Vietnam

Vietnam.why so many startup founders are moving to ho chi minh city

Vietnam is a place close to my heart, I lived there for a year. I have always thought there was something special about this country, something which set it apart from any other.

The Vietnamese have a distinct, underlying kindness and sense of greater good. Once they trust an outsider they will always put them first.

I have watched as many large western companies try and fail to break into this new asian tiger. How they fail to capitalise on this nations collectivism, its sense of a greater good, it’s urge for a shared meaning and purpose.

When I heard about a successful American founder moving over to Vietnam to start a new venture, I knew I had to speak to him. I wanted to find out why he is doing this and if he saw in the people what i did.

Vietnam, where many startup founders are choosing to re-locate

Marcus, founder of HackerFleet & CoderSchool, came to Vietnam after a colleague invited him to visit.

The invitation turned out to be a request to help found CoderSchool.

Founder, marcus who chose to relocate from silicon valley to Vietnam to found his new startup

Marcus Ellison, Founder of HackerFleet

Marcus describes himself as driven by a desire to always climb mountains.

To always try to push himself and others around him to new extremes, to be the best they can be, to find a shared purpose and push towards achieving this no matter what.

 

He is a strong believer that being around others with the right attitude is what allows someone to be the best, that greater things are achieved together than alone.

Previously they had worked in the San Francisco based company, CodePath, which specializes in world class, professional training for engineers at Facebook, Airbnb, Twitter, and other top Silicon Valley technology companies.

CoderSchool was born from their experience there.

why so many are choosing to relocated to ho chi minh city to start a tec company

Vietnam provided a place where they could combine what they were inspired by with the opportunity to create a difference.

Their goal was to bring Silicon Valley training to Vietnamese engineers. Marcus soon realised that Vietnam was the right place for him to climb mountains.

Marcus spent 1 year at CoderSchool before creating a new venture, HackerFleet. HackerFleet is a venture-building studio that partners with entrepreneurs and investors to build startups.

why tec entrepeneur are choosing to relocate in vietnam for their next ventures

Instead of only training engineers, HackerFleet is a way to connect the best talents around the world to build startups.

 

The best talent in Vietnam work with the best talent across the world.

This breaks down the geographical barriers by allowing talent in Vietnam to learn from the best.

HackerFleet is  a new model for the venture building industry. It Creates talented startup teams on demand to build innovation better.

Vietnam.why so many startup founders are moving to ho chi minh city

The streets of HCMC are full of some of the best coffee shops and co-working spots available.

What have you found to be an advantage of Vietnam over the US (expect for the obvious such as cost)?

The Vietnamese people are some of the most welcoming, authentic, giving people I’ve met anywhere in the world.

Vietnam exists amongst a backdrop of Confucian pragmatism and Marxist ideology. What does this mean for how the people operate their everyday lives? Purpose matters.

In the U.S. the individual is the reason why you act. In Vietnam, there is always a greater good, whether that be family, friend, or community. This provides a solid anchor by which the people here form their commitment. It is humbling to work with people that believe in you.

the collectivism of asia is a big draw for startup founders from silicon valley who re locate to Vietnam

The startup I worked at in HCMC. The collectivism in asian startup teams is something I have experienced first-hand.

Tell me about the challenges which you faced in Coderschool. Did these inform anything you did at Hackerfleet?

In Coderschool the growth was quick and we had no shortage of leads from those wanting to be trained.

The issue was getting the partnerships from big technology companies as they just weren’t in Vietnam.

This caused us to iterate on our business model. At times we relied on sponsorship. At times we relied on recruitment revenue. Hackerfleet came from this challenge.

Without the large tec companies it is difficult for the engineers here to improve once they reach a certain point. They are extremely talented but they are limited by the experience of those around them.

To be the best you need to be surrounded by the best.

The people here are talented, but they needed something extra. Something that could make them even better.

At Hackerfleet we believe that something is the people they work with. One of the best lessons I learnt from Coderschool was how to spot people with the right mentality. I realized who were attracted by the salary as opposed to personal growth were not right for the company.

At Hackerfleet we only want to employ passionate people, who want to build a better community and a better world collectively.

The streets of HCMC are full of some of the best coffee shops and co-working spots available. It is no wounder so many american startup founders are moving to hcmc

The Lab Saigon, The company behind Work Saigon, a premium and FREE co-working space.

Why have you chosen Vietnam over the US to start your second company, Hackerfleet?

Vietnam is a hugely exciting emerging market.

Millions of people are just starting to get online and become internet savy.

Vietnam is developing so quickly. I want to position myself in the world in a place where it is changing, where I can affect more people’s lives.

In Vietnam I can make a real difference and that is why I would want to be here over the US. I want to give people with real talent the access they need to the right people.

I am drawn to the Vietnamese culture. How it is so misunderstood from the outside. How the people are one of the kindest nations. They work for a greater good, once they trust you you become their greater good.

Nest Saigon by Work saigon. free co-working spots are one of the many reasons founders are choosing to start their startups in vietnam and asia

NEST by The Lab Saigon

 

After speaking to Marcus and reflecting on my own experience I feel one of the main reasons other western companies seem unable to win the Vietnamese market is they miss the importance of trust.

The Vietnamese are not a nation who will even speak up until they trust you. When you realise something is wrong it is too late.

If you have a good cause and want to improve the nation you can spend time winning the trust of the people. Once they trust you then there is nothing they will not do to help you achieve this greater cause.

From San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh Marcus takes the ethos that people come first in business and this is the case no matter where in the world you are.

This is a model which sits well in Vietnam and I am sure is responsible for his success in the country.

Vietnamese coffee - why startups are moving to vietnam and asia

How I Got 22 Follow Links With Infographic Marketing

In 5 Easy Steps

I am guessing you are reading this because you already know how important link building is for any SEO strategy.

You understand that it boosts your page’s authority which in turn helps you rank higher for your chosen keywords.

You also know it can be a great source of traffic.

You have heard all about how to use written content to build these links but are after something extra. This is where infographic marketing comes in.

I will show you exactly how I used ‘infographic submission sites’ to gain easy and quick follow links back to my site within half a day. I have even included a full list of the submission sites I used.

I achieved these results for a client. I cannot disclose their identity so instead I am going to use a fictitious example. So please, close your eyes and imagine you own a website focused on the extremely popular topic; ‘The Cows of Bali’ …

A cow in Medewi, Bali. A guide on how to use infographic marketing to get follow links to your website

In case you need some help imagining this …

STEP 1: Create an infographic

How to choose the right infographic:  

Choose one of the keywords you have identified in your SEO strategy. Check no-one else has created an infographic on the exact same topic, or if they have, it can easily be beaten on quality or quantity.

How to create the infographic: 

There are many online free builders.Two of my personal favourites are:

1. Canva: Because of it is so easy to use.

2. Easel: Because of their extensive and well-made templates.

I would highly recommend you test out your chosen site before fully committing to creating your complete infographic.

Take 10 mins to create something simple and try to download it. You should be able to tell if you gel with this tool in that time and also you should check if there are charges for downloads.

The guys at Creative Blog have created an extensive list of free infographic creation sites.

How long it takes:

I timed the process and this infographic on cows took me 17 mins. I already had all the pictures I required…

…because yes, I am the sort of person who goes to Bali and takes pictures of cows.

infographic marketing on the cows in bali

The first time it may take you longer to get used to the tools. Start by creating something simple, like the above.

Spend no more than 45 mins to create your first infographic.

STEP 2: Create a post specifically for the Infographic.

Create a new post in your Word Press site which is dedicated to the infographic.  (If you are using another blogging site then still create a new post. The exact steps of how to do this may differ from below.)

This page will be submitted to the infographic submission sites.

To do this effectively and in a way which gains you ‘follow links’ go through the steps outlined below.

 

 

How to create a new blog page in Word press for an infographic. Step1

How to create a new blog page in Word press for an infographic. Step2

Add some text at the beginning of the post, to introduce your infographic.

Add a caption to your Word Press blog post dedicated to your infographic

Step 3: Optimise this page for SEO  

To do this all of the below must be optimised.

Text at the beginning of the post

What:

The text that comes before the Infographic. It should be written under the ‘paragraph’ setting.

Screenshot of the text at the start of a WP blog post for an infographic

How to optimise this text for SEO:

Must include your keyword or LSI keyword. *

Title of the post

What:

The title tag of your page. This is shown by Google, Yahoo (or other search engines) on the results page.

What is the title tag - screenshot showing how your title tag appears on google

If you don’t already have it, add the ‘Yoast SEO’ Plugin to your site. At the bottom of your post you will find this plugin. Click ‘Edit snippet’ then add the title here:

 

How to change the Title tag of your infographic post on word press. Yoast SEO

How to optimise for SEO:

Must contain the Keyword and the word ‘Infographic’.

Must be no longer than 60 characters.

Must be unique. No other posts on your website should have the same title (this is important).

Should only contain ‘|’ as punctuation. Use it for separation instead of a ‘.’.

Meta description

What:

The description which is shown under the title on the search results page.

screenshot showing how the metadescription of a blog post appears on google

 

You also edit this in the Yoast SEO add on at the bottom of the post. Click ‘Edit snippet’ then add the meta description:

 

Screenshot of where to edit the meta description of a infographic blog post on Word press. Using SEO Yoast

How to optimise the meta description  for SEO:

Should contain the keyword or a synonym of your keyword (otherwise referred to as LSI Keyword) LINK . (Rather than force keywords choose something to entice people to click. 80% of the time you should include the keywords).

Must be no longer than 160 characters.

Must be a genuine description of the page. A good rule of thumb I like to follow is: 1 sentence summarising what is on the page. 1 sentence as the call to action, making someone want to click to open the page.

H1

What:

The title which appears on your blog post itself. You can either put this within the text and set it as a H1, or within the ‘title’ box of the blog post.

how to add a h1 to your blog post for infographic marketing

or

screen shot showing where the h1 is on a wp blog post

It is VERY important that you do NOT add a H1 in both of these locations. Two H1s are very bad for SEO.

How to optimise the H1 for SEO:

Must contain keywords or LSI keywords.

Should be no longer than 50 characters,

Must be a genuine title for the page & make sense. It will appear at the top of the page so it must make viewers want to scroll down to see the infographic.

Must only be one in number.

 

Internal Anchor Text

 What:

The text used on a page when it is embedded into a link to another page. Basically, the text you click on and are redirected to another page.

‘Internal’ means within your own site. This is the text you use to link to other pages or posts within your own site.

How to optimise for SEO:

Must contain keyword.

Should be linked from at least one other  post or page within your site.

 

Image Alt text

What:

The alternative text which shows up if your image does not load. In this case, your image is the infographic itself. You edit this when you upload your picture.

 

alt text screenshot when uploading an image

How to optimise for SEO:

Must be a genuine description of the image

Should contain keyword.

External Anchor Text

What:

Similar to internal anchor text. ‘External’ is the text websites other than your own used to embed a link to your post.

External linking is another word for follow/ no-follow links and the focus of this article .

How to optimise external anchor text of your infographic blog post for SEO:

Must contain keywords.

cows in bali at sunset on the beach

Here is another picture of the cows in case you were getting bored of the screenshots

With written content you can only undertake this one way; by asking whoever owns the site you are requesting the link from to include your chosen anchor text.

However, this runs the risk of the owner refusing.

This is one of the main reasons infographic marketing works better than ‘written in’ and achieves links which boost your SEO ranking for your chosen keywords.

With infographic marketing the best way to get the anchor text you want with your follow link is to use this code embedder.

Embed this code at the bottom of the image.

Hubspot have written a brilliant guide on how to create this code, so I will just take you through the steps to do this:

How to fill in the code embedder needed for infographic marketing

1. Site name = The name of your site.

2. Post URL = The URL given at the top of your page. It is the URL a user would use to access your infographic blog post.

3. Image URL = This can be found when you insert the infographic onto your post. You can go back into ‘insert media’ click on the image and find the ‘image URL’. Below shows where this is on Word Press.

location of the image URL on a word press site

4. Image alt text = This is what we optimised earlier. It can also be found in the ‘insert media’ popup also.

 

5. Width of the image = The width of the image as it appears on the post. It can also be seen in the ‘insert media’ popup. Alternatively you can see it when clicking on it and then clicking the little pencil ‘edit’ icon.
screenshot of image width on wp site

6. Image height = As Hubspot explains this should be left blank so not the distort the image.

7.  Embedded box width & height = I like to make this the same as the image width so it looks good on the page. The height can be set as you like aesthetically, I prefer not too big so tend to go for 100px.

 

Cut and paste the code which the embedder then provides you with. Put this code either under your image or within the coding- which is the ‘text’ box in  word press.

screenshot showing where to embed the code for an infographic. Infographic marketing

STEP 4: Submit your infographic to the infographic submission sites

 

This is when you get the follow links.

Submit the page URL  and the embedded code to all of the bellow, free and paid sites.

Many of these allow you to submit your embedded code separately.

When I did this I had no budget so I only submitted to the free sites. This meant the quality of the infographic was even more important as was its uniqueness.

Paid sites will give you more of a guarantee return but if the quality of what you produce is up to scratch it shouldn’t be necessary to use paid sites.

Here is the full list of infographic submission sites I used. I managed to gain 22 follow links by only using the free sites listed below.

 

URL Domain Age +1S Type Cost
infographicdatabase.com 4 89 paid 20
infographixdirectory.com 4 0 paid 12.95
allinfographics.org 3 0 free 0
amazinginfographics.com 4 3 paid 100
aniartdesign.com 9 56 paid 9.95
bestinfographics.co 3 195 free 0
best-infographics.com 5 476 paid 10
bestinfographics.info 5 10 free 0
business2community.com 11 0 free 0
chartporn.org 6 577 free 0
coolinfographics.com 6 782 free 0
creativegraphs.net 3 1 free 0
dailyinfographic.com 5 257 paid not disclosed
datavisualizations.tumblr.com 3 7 free 0
designyoutrust.com 8 0 free 0
discoverinfographics.com 3 1 paid 20
elearninginfographics.com 2 0 free 0
freeinfographicssubmit.wordpress.com 3 224 paid 5
good.is 7 0 free 0
goodinfographics.com 5 1 freemium 25
graphs.net 8 58 free 0
ilovecharts.tumblr.com 6 541 free 0
infographaholic.tumblr.com 4 0 free 0
infographic.ca 3 104 free 0
info-graphic.co.uk 3 0 paid 31.2
infographic-directory.com 3 0 free 0
infographicbee.com 0 1 freemium 6
infographicexpo.com 2 0 freemium 4.95
infographicheaven.com 4 0 free 0
infographicjournal.com 4 0 freemium 25
infographick.com 2 0 paid 75
infographiclist.com 4 38 free 0
infographiclove.com 4 6 paid 75
infographicpics.com 4 0 free 0
infographicplaza.com 2 164 freemium 10
infographicportal.com 1 33 free 0
infographicreviews.com 4 12 free 0
infographicsamples.com 3 0 free 0
infographicsarchive.com 4 0 paid 19.99
infographicsdirectory.blogspot.com 2 0 free 0
infographicsinspiration.com 4 1 free 0
infographicsking.com 4 15 free 0
infographicsnow.com 4 23 freemium 25
infographicsonline.com 15 2 paid 50
infographicsonline.net 3 0 paid 45
infographicsonly.com 4 405 paid 89
infographicsposters.com 4 4 paid 20
infographicszone.com 3 2 free 0
itsinfographics.com 2 1 paid 100
krishnainfographics.com 1 0 free 0
lkrllc.com 11 0 paid 10
mashable.com 10 0 free 0
nerdgraph.com 3 568 free 0
newsilike.in 5 46 freemium not disclosed
onlyinfographic.com 5 2 free 0
pdviz.com 5 0 free 0
pureinfographics.com 4 165 paid 40
reddit.com/r/Infographics 13 0 free 0
shithotinfographics.wordpress.com 2 0 free 0
submitinfographics.com 5 12 free 0
submitvisuals.com 0 0 free 0
theinfographics.blogspot.com.es 3 0 free 0
topinfographic.com 3 40 free 0
treegraphic.com 3 0 free 0
ucollectinfographics.com 1 110 freemium 5
videoinfographic.com 4 1 free 0
visual.ly 14 0 free 0
visulattic.com 0 1 free 0
winfographics.com 5 10 paid 10
greatinfographic.com

 

STEP 5: Sit back and let the magic happen

After a few days check the number of backlinks you now have with Ahrefs or SEOprofiler. (Both of which offer a free trial).

They both take a while to pick up on new links. The newer your site is the longer they will take so don’t worry if it takes at least a week.

So there you have it, a detailed guide as to how I got 22 follow links in only half a day’s work using infographic marketing.

If you have any more questions feel free to get in touch with me.

 

LSI keywords (Latent Semantic Indexing) are  keywords that have a similar meaning to your primary keyword. They are NOT just synonym or keywords as most people cite.