[VIDEO] ‘We have a shorter attention span than goldfish’ with Neil Patel


Do you have a short attention span? Have you ever stopped what you were doing to do something else. Then before you started that new thing you, it just vanished from your mind?

Today’s “Informative Friday” is all about our brain, how it processes information and what we can do about it. Before we get to the video I want to introduce the inspiration for todays post, Neil Patel.

” the average attention span is 8 seconds.” – Neil Patel

If you don’t read quicksprout.com you are missing out. Neil has quietly (or maybe not so quietly) developed the single most useful resource for online marketers. Best of all, he gives away 99% of the information for free.

Recently Neil wrote a post about the average attention span of humans compared to that of your everyday pet goldfish. The data was mind boggling, the average person has a SHORTER attention span than a fish. In todays video we talk about that and more.

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Facts and Stats to Tweet

  • The average attention span is 8 seconds, that’s one second shorter than a GOLDFISH [Tweet].
  • High quality infograhpics are 3 times more likely to be read than text articles. [Tweet]
  • 50% of your brain is involved in visual processing [Tweet]
  • 65% of people are visual learners [Tweet]
  • People who follow visual instructions perform 323% better than those without [Tweet]
  • 40% of people will respond better to visual information than plain text [Tweet]
  • Approximately 50% of the brain is dedicated to visual function [Tweet]
  • Visual aids in the classroom improve learning by up to 400% [Tweet]
  • 46% of people say a website’s look was the number one criteria for discerning credibility [Tweet]
  • We now receive five times as much information everyday as we did in 1986 [Tweet]
  • Infographics are capable of driving 250% more website traffic than a ordinary blog post [Tweet]