As you can probably guess, we’re big fans of social media at Designbysoap, and as it turns out, so are our interns; the fantastic infographic below was produced by Rachel Bonness, who’s currently on a graphic design placement at the Designbysoap offices. As usual with our infographics, feel free to post this on your own blog or anywhere else you’d like, just please link to us and/or to Rachel when you do. If you’re interested in a placement or our online internship, simply fill out an intern application form and... Read The Rest →
SEO engineers have long suspected that social media elements have an impact on search engine result pages, with particular reference to Google and Bing. This suspicion was confirmed at the end of 2010, via a Danny Sullivan interview with the two search giants, published on the widely respected SearchEngineLand. So we know that search engines are taking social media signals into account, but how can you use this information to improve your own social media and SEO campaigns? In this post we’ll look at exactly how social media is taken... Read The Rest →
There has been rumours around the acquisition of Twitter in the past, which ultimately came to nothing. Things feel a little different this time around however, as Google, Microsoft and Facebook are all rumoured to be interested in purchasing the hugely popular social media platform. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, executives from Facebook, Google and Microsoft have all held talks with representatives of Twitter in the last couple of months, with a view to discussing the possible acquisition of the social messaging service (although reports suggest... Read The Rest →
If you’ve been on Twitter in the past few months (especially when the World Cup was on) you will have probably come across their error page, saying that Twitter is over capacity. Instead of a blank page boring you with this information, you’re presented with a lovely little illustration, dubbed by many now as the ‘Fail Whale’. It’s really not that often that an error page gets so much attention. The ‘Fail Whale’ is the creation of Yiying Lu (originally titled ‘Lifting A Dreamer’) and was first intended as a... Read The Rest →
So, the dismal kick around that was the world cup is over. Not immensely gripping, especially if you happen to be English. However, you can now re-live the past weeks in a much more interesting format; infographics! With the fact that you can ‘plug in’ to the Twitter API, stats can be taken for almost anything and people have created some wonderful visualisations of events that have happened. Here we have a complete time line of the world cup, by number of tweets. Just as a side note, the World... Read The Rest →
Phew! With the successful progression of England to the last 16, why not relax and review the game by watching a Twitter replay. Brought to you by the infographic loving team at The Guardian. Watch Here Rob is our head of photography, specialising in architectural and music photography. He’s also a search engine optimisation engineer, often helps out with our digital marketing and loves graphic design.