The DailyInfographic is a site that specializes in republishing infographics on a regular basis.
About a month ago, I published an infographic on how to use parts of a broken cell phone as survival tools.
In order to promote my content and provide internet users with some valuable information, I sent an email to most of the “popular” infographic sites, including the dailyinfographic, letting them know that they could repost my content with proper attribution.
I received a response from most of them that I would have to pay money for my infographic to be posted. Most of them asked for between $20 and $100 but the dailyinfographic asked fro $350.
I don’t feel as though I should have to pay for someone else to use my content (No, I’m not an idiot) so I brushed off the emails and did not respond to them.
Recently, I began a Google search to see who had reposted my infographic and to see what type of response it had received on other sites.
I was happy to see that a number of other sites had republished by infographic and provided proper attribution.
I was also very surprised to see that the dailyinfographic.com had published my infographic despite not receiving a $350 payment from me. On top of the fact that they had tried to get me to pay a ridiculous amount of money for them to use my content, they did not provide proper attribution.
If they had provided proper attribution, I probably would have just patted myself on the back for not falling victim to their infographic publishing scam. The fact that they did not provide attribution however, despite receiving a formal email from me containing the original link of the infographic, has angered me quite a bit.
As a publisher that does repost others’ content from time to time, I make sure that I find the original source of the content, provide attribution and never ask the content provider to pay me. That would be like a record label paying you to steal their music – it just doesn’t work that way.
In summary, here is my publishing experience with dailyinfographic.com:
- I sent a formal email giving the site permission to repost my infographic with proper attribution.
- I received an email informing me that I would have to pay $350 for my infographic to be published.
- After realizing I wasn’t going to pay the ridiculous amount, they decided to take advantage of my content and publish it anyway.
- Despite the formal email I sent them, proper attribution was not given on my content.
In conclusion, if you’re a publisher looking to promote your content, do not fall victim to the dailyinfographic publishing scam.
If I hear anything from dailyinfographic or they decide to provide attribution, I will update this post accordingly.