Lots of infographics get rejected when they are submitted to directory sites. There are a few common reasons for that so we think that this infographic can do some good explaining what are those reasons, and also provide a few extra tips about what have to do to submit infographics like a real pro.
First reason is bad design. When the site reviewers see a work that looks definetely bad, they will be very prone to discard it. That’s their work. A bad design is something that does not look professional: wrong structure, poor vectors, mixed styles, crazy color combinations and things like that.
Second common reason is poor data. There are many infographics not providing info at all, no insight, no stats, no tips, no data, nothing. Just narrow content, or useless paragraphs with promotional words that no one cares about. Avoid this!
The third reason is linked to the second: being promotional. An infographic should not be created to promote some specific service or product, but to provide useful insights to viewers. Remember, people don’t want to share a promotional pamflet. They won’t engage with it at all so the whole effort of creating it will be meaningless as the main goal of this kind of actions is engaging people. Of course you can mention your brand at the bottom, but it should not be the main topic. If your work is good and you provide something that they care about, they will indirectly remember your brand.
The fourth and last is the topic. If you are into sensible niches like pharmacy, casino and adult you may have a hard time submitting your infographic as many websites do not want to be related with that and wont accept content, nor link to sites on that kind of niches.