How to Create Infographics Using Google Databoard for Research Insights

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Infographics are one of the most naturally linkable and shareable online content types on the web – so if I told you that you could create an infographic in a matter of seconds using Google’s own research and data would you add bespoke infographic content to your website?

You can also see what everyone else is creating by signing up to the newsletter too – great for inspiration and updates.

What is Google Databoard for Research Insights?

At a high level it can be defined as:

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https://www.google.com/think/tools/databoard.html

Creating your first Google Databoard for Research Insights Infographic

Getting started couldn’t be easier – here’s my step by step for the one I created at the end of this post (the content is housed at Google on a unique URL):

Go to http://think.withgoogle.com/databoard/

Explore the studies that are currently available online and click on the study that interests you:

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Explore the study and delve into explore topics (these are topics that you are likely to want to add into your infographic) – Key Findings is a good place to start:

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Drill down into the specific statistics and simply add them to your infographic:

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Repeat this as many times as required and then ‘Build your infographic’ – there is a button called this (I’m not missing out steps to trick you).

You can then email your completed infographic to recipients, share it on Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook or copy the URL in link to it from your website.

My completed URL is http://think.withgoogle.com/databoard/#lang=en-us&infographic=57c5cac11284c8f2cc2c27652c6f2129dc953b1c and you can see the image snippet of the infographic created below:

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Get creating and please do share with me the infographics that you’ve created.

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