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We all love infographics. They come in lots of shapes and colors, simplify the complex, and tend to result in piles of killer backlinks for their publishers. Case in point, they've motivated me to link to a variety of competitors due to their fine work with this very blog post. This week, I'd like to share with you 10 of my favorite link building infographics, each of which convey similar SEO concepts in hugely different ways. Enjoy!
10.) Linktoberfest by Vertical Measures
This one is short and sweet, proving the point that you don't need 20 screen fulls of statistics to pull off an infographic. It shows the relationship between some common link building methods and the typical PageRank value of the links that they obtain. Best of all, if you follow the link above, you'll be taken to an interactive version!
9.) Monopoly Board by linkbuilding.nl
Proving that infographics don't need to be made up of charts, graphs, and flowcharts, this great infographic by Dutch SEO company linkbuilding.nl uses an image of the popular board game, Monopoly, to make it's points.
8.) Freakonomics of Link Building by Pear Analytics
So simple and well, ugly, yet conveys a great message clearly and cleverly. I can't help but include a link to Pear Analytics on this list for it!
7.) Understanding PageRank by Zippy Cart
How do you make an infographic about something that is completely intangible while using no mathematical data? Zippy Cart pulled it off.
6.) How We Shared Content in 2010 by ReadWrite
This design is simple at to the point. While not as comprehensive in the area of link building as some of these other designs, it gives some great data on social signals that the others in this list do not.
5.) 10 Commandments of Link Building by Klikki
An impressive display of simple link building advice that begs to be linked. Nice job!
4.) SEO in Pictures via Data Dial
This great design from Data Dial is about more than just link building, but we thought it was worth including all the same. It summarizes a variety of SEO concepts in a nice vertical layout. Well done guys!
3.) Visual Guide to SEO by Netchunks
Another attempt at visualizing the SEO process as a whole, with several angles on link building.
2.) How to Build Links by HUA Marketing
This gorgeous infographic tops our list, most due to it's creative use of a web of links.
1.) Building Authority by Vertical Measures
This gorgeous design tops the list. Not only is it easy on the eye, but it gives perhaps the most comprehensive breakdown on the complex process in which a web site becomes an authority as interpreted by the search engines.