As 2013 is nearing its end, we’re seeing a lot of “Top [fill in the blank]” lists popping up. Everyone loves a good list right? So here’s another one for you to enjoy.
Following the recent Top Local SEO Infographic post, I decided to come up with a list of my own. This time though, broadening the scope and scouring the web for my favourite SEO infographics. Since SEO is such a vast term, I’ve included infographics on a wide array of topics: from one about the Google Hummingbird, to good SEO Ranking factors of 2013, to best practices of content copywriting. As such, I hope there’s an infographic included on the list for everyone to enjoy.
1. SEO Ranking Factors of 2013
Moz comes up with an informative study on SEO ranking factors every 2 years. Doublespark did us all a wonderful favour by putting all that information into an easy-to-digest infographic.
2. SEO Burger
Who doesn’t love a good burger? This infographic brilliantly combines SEO and the love of all things burgers into a simple illustration highlighting the key ingredients that go into a successful SEO strategy.
3. Periodic Table
I’ll be honest – I haven’t taken a science course since grade 10. The last thing I remember about the periodic table is that NaCl is equal to salt. This handy table is a good checklist of on and off page SEO ranking factors. It breaks it down simply into groupings like content, HTML, architecture, links, social, trust, and personal that anyone can understand.
4. Google Hummingbird
If you haven’t heard of the Google Hummingbird algorithm update yet, you must have been living under a rock. Predications said the update would affect 90% of search. Here’s an infographic by Hubshout highlighting some quick facts about it.
5. Google Search & SEO
Doing SEO isn’t all about Google per se, there are other search engines such as Yahoo or Bing. However, Google is still by far the uncontested search engine preferred by users. This infographic is a great guide on all things Google: algorithm, SERPS, personalization, etc.
6. White, Black & Gray Hat
There are 3 shades of hats in the SEO world: white, black, or gray. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, this infographic by StartRankingNow does a great job explaining the differences (and similarities) between the 3. Hopefully you are an SEO company or are currently working with an agency that practices these white hat techniques.
7. SEO Copywriting
A large chunk of an SEO’s time is to come up with fresh content. The sheer amount of information available to searchers is increasing at a dizzying rate. How can you ensure people will be able to find your awesome writing? Here’s a list of 10 tips to optimize your copy writing.
9. The 4 Faces of Link Building
This is a fun infographic I found about link builders. I had to do quite a lot of outreach with some of my previous posts, and I have to say I was lucky that all of the people I worked with were very generous and easy to work with. With that said, ShellShockUK came up with 4 link building personalities: The Geek, Creative, Hustler, and Social. What kind of link builder are you?
10. Zombie SEO
Last but not least, an infographic on what not to do. As the title so eloquently suggests, these are some SEO techniques that will kill your ranking – best to steer clear from them.
There you have it – a list of my top SEO infographics of 2013. As always, if you have any infographics you’d like to share, please do so in the comments section below.