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SEO Infographic – Link Data Visualization

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When it comes to SEO, it can be difficult to explain the difference between quantity and quality to those who are looking for the fastest way possible to rank their websites on Google and other major search engines. Especially when website or business owners start looking at what is working for their competitors and want to follow in their footsteps, which can be especially frustrating to those who know that high quality link building, in the long run, will be much more effective and prevent your website from getting dinged by the search engines.

One of the best ways to simply explain something is by simplifying the main points and placing it into a data visualization. So what does quality link building and expensive beer have in common?  Find out in this awesome, animated infographic!  Click on the image below and hover over the link building types to learn more about the quality of each and how to obtain them as well as see how many PR 1 links do you need to equal the value of a higher PR link.

Source: SEO Infographic – Link Data Visualization

How Businesses Get Paid in America

How Businesses Get Paid in America

Since first opening their doors, business owners across the country have worked to find the best possible payment method for their goods and services. While the barter system once reigned supreme, evolving methodologies and technologies would lead to uniformed monetary systems, and later credit card processing networks. Today, merchants are looking to the future of payments, which encompasses contactless payments (NFC, QR, EMV), mobile wallets, and integrated gift, loyalty and reward programs. Without a unified solution, merchants are faced with confusion and with little choice or flexibility. This disruption was the premise of Merchant Warehouse’s latest innovation – the Genius Customer Engagement Platform. To see where we came from and where consumer payment options are heading, Merchant Warehouse put together this infographic covering the history, and future, of payments in America.


Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B

Well organized and easy to follow deisgn with good graphics and text.

Infographic Information: B

The information may be a little dry for some but clearly shows how business have changed the way they handle payments.

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What are Capital Gains Infographic

What are Capital Gains Infographic


What a useful graphic we have here. Mint.com has created a graphic in order to summarize the various aspects of capital gains (and capital losses). They have done so with an incredible attention to detail, leaving no stone unturned. So, what is a capital gain you ask (if you haven’t asked, someone has asked for you.) According to the graphic, a capital gain is the profit that you gain when you sell a capital asset that you own, such as a stock, a bond, a piece of real estate, or a website. On the other hand, when you sell a capital asset for less than the price you bought it for you, you incur a capital loss. It’s important to understand the capital gains and losses apply to both businesses and individuals.

Ok, so what is a capital asset precisely? A capital asset is anything you own, including real estate, securities, furniture, precious metals, stamp and coin collections, jewelery and gems, gold and silver, automobiles etc. etc.–you get the picture. Short term and long term capital gains have different tax rates. Capital gains are generally taxed at a lower rate than personal income, and in some cases capital gains can be offset by capital losses. Capital gains tax rates are determined based on the type of investment and the holding period.

Below is a listing of some of the tax rates for different capital assets:

Collectibles: max tax rate, 28%

Investment Securities: max tax rate, 35%

Real Estate: max tax rate, 25%

Qualified Small Business Stock: max tax rate, 28%

Now, let’s saddle up and go for a ride in the infographic grading valley.

Design: B+

A  unique graphic, but I’m not blown away. I’ll tell you where the graphic needs a tad bit of work– at the bottom.  Notice the wrong colors were chosen. I say this because you can’t even read the last few words in that extra chart section.  That’s the weakest part of the graphic, and it has resulted in me giving it a point deduction.

Content: A-

Mint.com did a stand up job as usual by covering the topic in the best way possible.  They didn’t get bogged down with technical details, and they didn’t make the information so basic that the graphic was valueless.

Overall, a very strong graphic.

ROI On Internet Marketing Services Infographic

ROI On Internet Marketing Services Infographic


One of the most commonly asked questions in the Internet marketing industry has to do with return on investment. Some internet marketing services can be harder to track than others. While some forms (such as PPC) are easy to track in terms of clicks, costs, and revenue, other forms are more like traditional advertising where you’re taking the time to build a brand and online presence to create sales tomorrow.

Using our handy-dandy chart above, you can see all the various forms of return on your Internet marketing. While all internet marketing services positively affect each of these aspects, this infographic highlights only those with the largest impact.

Best practices say to use a good mix of all of these marketing services to develop a well rounded campaign that can benefit from all forms of return. If you are having a hard time explaining or understanding the return on your investment, this chart may help.

Infographic provided by VerticalMeasures.com