How to Get High Quality Backlinks with Infographics (and Boost Your SEO)

Designing Your First Infographic

Before finalizing on a topic for your infographic, it’s important to do some keyword research and find out what topics are trending in your niche.

For instance:

If you’re running a blog on meditation, then you can start by doing a Google image search on “meditation infographics” to see what kind of infographics already exist.

Or…

Or…

You could use Buzzsumo to discover some of the infographics that have gone viral on social media.

Just type in the keywords ‘meditation infographic’ in the search bar and check out the infographics that have gone viral in the past year.

Pay special attention to ‘Pinterest shares’ because this is where infographics are the most popular.

And finally, you can use Pinterest itself to find

And finally, you can use Pinterest itself to find interesting and trending infographics. You’ll find a deluge of infographics here on practically any topic.

Check out the stats (total number of pins) of thes

Check out the stats (total number of pins) of these infographics to gauge their popularity.

Open a spreadsheet and note down each of the topicWith the above three methods, you’ll find tons of infographics that are engaging and popular on social media.

Open a spreadsheet and note down each of the topics you find interesting. List down at least 10 topics that you think you can design an infographic on.

Once you zero-in on a topic you can design an infographic on, it’s time to start creating your own version of it.

But remember:

There’s no point wasting your time creating an infographic that is not as good as the original one. Your aim here is to create an infographic that is better in every way possible — better design, better information, and more interesting.

Bonus Tip: Need some more inspiration? Check out these 62 best infographics, a list curated by Creative Bloq.

Falsetto Exercise #2: The Octave and a Half “Ooh”

Now that you’ve found your falsetto, let’s put that breathy tone on a scale.

Scales are a great way to get the feeling of singing a song without having to worry about the words.

In this example, we’ll use the “ooh” vowel (as in “ooze”), which is light enough to sing falsetto all the way throughout your range.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Take a breath and say the word “ooh” (like “ooze”) a few times at a normal volume. Keep it light and airy like an owl hooting an “ooh” sound. You may feel like you’re whispering.
  2. Find a comfortable starting pitch (try C3 for guys and G3 for girls), take a breath and sing the word “ooh” on this pitch, keeping the tone breathy and hooty.
  3. Take a breath and sing the following scale. As you sing the scale, try to “let go” of the chest voice as you go up.

Here’s the scale for guys.

Here’s the scale for girls.

Here’s the scale for girls.

If you don’t have a piano handy, don’t worry, here

If you don’t have a piano handy, don’t worry, here’s a section from my How to Hit High Notes video that demonstrates the exercise:

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Mix Exercise #1: The Octave and a Half Lip Trill

The lip trill is one of the safest and most powerful exercises to hit high notes.

That’s because it acts like a compressor on your voice.

The lip trill boosts the notes that you would normally sing in falsetto, and reduces the strain on the notes you might yell.

So it’s perfect for finding the balance of chest and head voice.

And that means singing with a mix!

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Blow out some air to make your lips flop together.
  2. While your lips are flopping together, say the vowel “Uh” (as in “Utter”). It should have a bubbly sound like you’re under water.
  3. Now find a comfortable starting pitch (try C3 for guys and G3 for girls) and allow the lips to flop together while you sing the “Uh” vowel.
  4. Sing the following scale. While you’re singing, pay close attention to the pitch. Make sure that you’re singing each note on pitch and the lip trill will pretty much take care of the rest.

Here’s the scale for guys.

Here’s the scale for girls.

Here’s the scale for girls.

If you don’t have a piano handy, don’t worry, here

If you don’t have a piano handy, don’t worry, here’s a section from my How to Hit High Notes video that demonstrates the exercise:

3. They Are Passionate

It’s very helpful when reaching for a big goal to not just get excited by it, but to truly be passionate about it.

High achievers often talk about how much fun they are having, or say that they would do what they do even if they weren’t getting paid (and in the beginning, they probably weren’t). That’s the kind of passion and positive outlook you need to achieve your highest goals.

Bill Gates, creator of Microsoft, began his successful career early in life by simply being excited about things like video games and computers. You can be like Gates too. Identify your passions and pursue them in your career.

What’s Next?

Worried about your GPA? Here are four strategies for raising your GPA in high school fast.

If you’re not sure whether your GPA is high enough for your goals, read this article on what a good GPA means for college.  

Still trying to figure out your courses? Check out our expert guide on which classes you should take in high school. 

Want to improve your SAT score by 160 points or your ACT score by 4 points? We’ve written a guide for each test about the top 5 strategies you must be using to have a shot at improving your score. Download it for free now:

5. They Create Their Own Opportunities

True achievers know that they don’t have to be stuck in a box – they can create their own story through hard work.

Brené Brown is a respected social researcher and increasingly popular speaker and author. She has been hosted on Oprah. She has written and published a slew of popular self-help books, and she has one of the most-watched TEDx talks in history.

Interestingly, Brown didn’t start her story in a glamorous way. In fact, many social sciences professionals scoffed at her unusual methods of research and her passion for the topic of vulnerability and shame. Brown, however, continued forging her own path until she reached her destination: greatness.

Brown is a striking example of a person who knew what she wanted and paved her way into her own story of success with dedication. High achievers know that nothing good comes without hard work. They are willing to create their own opportunities and don’t expect to be handed cookie-cutter dreams in life.

Key Takeaways

So what have you taken away from this? I hope you can get the following to stick and use these tips to guide a more holistic, effective conversion rate optimization strategy – the kind that will boost your conversions, but bring better lead quality, as well.

  1. Most landing page optimizations are like moving around the deck chairs on the Titanic. Small changes = small gains.
  2. Insanely focused and strategic landing page optimization brings 3-5x the conversions AND improves lead quality.
  3. In some industries, even 5% conversion rates aren’t that impressive. If you’re stuck in the 2-5% conversion rate bucket, you have a ton of room to grow.
  4. Get creative with your offers and test multiple different offers to find the one that resonates best with your audience. If you want to get really crazy (you know you do), find different offers that can help you qualify leads in the process.
  5. Identify the obstacles keeping prospects from converting and get those roadblocks out of the way by changing the flow. Test different variations to find out exactly which path to conversion works best for your audience.
  6. Use remarketing to recapture people who showed intent but didn’t convert.
  7. Test smarter, not more often. You need to test 10 unique landing page variations to find 1 top performer, but this goes far beyond changing a font color and calling it a landing page variation.
  8. Trim the fat in your account and ditch your lowest performers. Focus your energies on the top 10% of landing pages that earn 80% of traffic.
  9. Always, always keep your eye on the prize, which is making more sales or generating leads most likely to convert to sales. Don’t let high conversion rates take precedence over lead quality or you’re going to spend more qualifying leads. You need to find the sweet spot where everything works like a well-oiled machine.

Now go forth confidently, young marketer, to slay competitors and wow prospects with your newfound conversion optimization knowledge. Give our free AdWords Grader a spin to see exactly where you’re at with your current landing page strategy, then start making smarter changes that will rocket you past your competition.

And as always, if you have any questions about our data, strategy or the tips outlined above, fire away in the comments!

Expert Study Strategies

Many students have trouble getting good grades in high school because they don’t know how to study effectively. Here are a few of the best ways to improve your test scores through the use of smart study strategies.

Strategy #5: Always Do the Homework (Even If It Doesn’t Count!)

Most teachers in high school assign regular homework, although some may not check it or incorporate it directly into your grade. Some students view this as a free pass to ignore homework assignments, which can is a very bad idea. In subjects like math and science in particular, homework assignments are critical if you want to gain full comprehension of the material. In math, your understanding of one unit of study is often a necessary foundation for your understanding of the next unit. Knowledge builds on itself.

If you start skipping homework assignments, you may get confused when the teacher moves on to a new unit. Ultimately, you could become completely lost and perform poorly on assignments that do count towards your grade. 

Doing homework assignments will also help you psychologically. If you’re staying on top of things in a class, you’ll be more confident in your knowledge. Homework assignments are a way of studying consistently over time. If you do the homework, you may not have to study as much for tests because you’ll already have a solid understanding of what you need to know. 

This is what will happen on tests if you don't havThis is what will happen on tests if you don’t have a strong homework-based foundation of knowledge.

Strategy #6: Know the Difference Between Reading It Over and “Getting It”

Just reading over the material before a test won’t cut it unless you have a photographic memory. You need to actively absorb the information, not just skim over it and hope it will stick in your brain. Surface-level knowledge won’t help you, especially when you’re dealing with open-ended questions on a test. You should be able to recall the facts without any hints or prompting. 

If you have review sheets to study before a test, I would recommend reading them in small, manageable sections. After you read each section carefully, look away from it and see if you can repeat the facts back to yourself. Don’t move on from a section until you’re able to do this.

One thing that I’ve found very helpful in cases like this is to make up some sort of weird mnemonic. It can be an acronym or just something memorable that has a random association with the information you need to know. The more bizarre the memory device you come up with, the more likely you are to remember the facts. 

After you’ve read everything over yourself and feel relatively confident, you can have someone else step in and quiz you on the information. To be sure that you have a full understanding of what you need to know, you should be able to answer questions about how different facts connect to each other rather than just regurgitating the facts themselves. For example, if you’re studying for a history test, you might have someone ask you a question like “what were the main factors that led to the French Revolution” that requires you to draw from a few distinct facts to reach a separate conclusion.  

Strategy #7: Study Between Tests, Don’t Cram

There is a certain glamour for some students in the late-night pre-test cram session. However, sacrificing your sleep and sanity will not get you a better grade on the test (no matter how much cooler it might be than planning ahead).

The best way to ensure that you don’t panic before a test (or on the test itself) is to make a habit of going over the material that you’ve learned regularly and not just when it gets down to the wire. You’ll retain it better, and you’ll get a good night’s sleep to recharge your brain. 

In the week before a big test, you can study for an hour or so every night rather than studying for five hours the night before. As you build up your knowledge, you’ll feel more and more confident. On the night before the test, instead of trying to study every little detail that you need to know, you can do a quick review of the main concepts to reassure yourself that you’re in good shape. 

If studying responsibly is too uncool for you, tryIf studying responsibly is too uncool for you, try getting a good night’s sleep while wearing sunglasses to keep up the illusion of detached nonchalance.

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If you take it slow and learn your limits then you shouldn’t have any problems. Also, make sure you are leaving yourself enough time to sober up before having to drive or do other hazardous activities.  

Now, most importantly – I need you all to let me know how long you stay high for. The more people who respond, the better idea we can get for an average. Try to include info on tolerance, amount consumed, and potency. Just leave me a comment below. As always, I encourage you to use a fake name and email address.  

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