If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this may well be our most epic blog post to date. Today, we’ll be taking a look at some popular infographics that we’ve culled from all over the Web. Enjoy!


10. Buying Local

This enlightening infographic from CustomMade illustrates how buying from locally owned, independent businesses can positively impact the environment *and* the local economy.


9. PPC Language Explained

Pay-per-click advertising can be pretty jargon-intensive. Fortunately, the good folks at Effective Student Marketing have put together this roadmap of common terms to help you make sense of things.


8. The Top 5 Activities on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook

As a business that markets on social media, it’s important to understand how your audience is using social media. A recent study by GlobalWebIndex reveals data detailing the top 5 activities on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.


7. Tips for Optimizing Your Small Business Website

There are many things you can do to enhance your website’s visibility both on and off the page, but for some good, basic tips on optimizing your web pages to help your website rank better in search results, check out this infographic from Cloudswave.


6. Moving Customers Through the 4 Stages of Selling

This infographic from customer relationship management software maker Nimble does away with the traditional “sales funnel” metaphor and shows how the customer lifecycle has become more of a wandering process.


5. What Are the Best Times to Post on Social Media?

The day of the week and the time of day that you post to your various social media accounts does make a difference. Using data gathered by multiple resources, Quicksprout has put together a helpful infographic to help you better schedule your social media tweets, posts, and pins.


4. Anatomy of a Corporate Apology

The Corpen Group (which is actually now doing business as Global Public Affairs) published this interesting infographic highlighting the 8 integral components of a corporate apology. The takeaway is simple: Get out in front of the issue with a sincere and forthright apology, and you’ll recover more quickly.


3. Where’s the Best Bang for Your Marketing Buck?

Business websites are a viable marketing channel, and social media is an effective tool for driving traffic to them. The folks at BestWebHostingGeek.com have put together this infographic highlighting the benefits that small businesses can reap from social media and websites.


2. 74 Clever Blog Post Title Templates That Work

Putting together a snazzy blog post title that grabs your readers’ attention *and* makes the search engines happy can be a real challenge. Fortunately, Pauline Cabrera of TwelveSkip has put together this clever infographic with dozens of attention-grabbing templates to help you craft the perfect blog post title.


1. Social Media Advertising: Choosing the Right Platform for Your Business

Social media can be a great advertising tool, but as a small business it can be hard to find the time and knowledge needed to do it successfully. This infographic from Direct Online Marketing has some great advertising tips for all the major social media platforms.