I remember seeing the exact same animations original poster linked to, no less than ten years ago. I recognize their visual form distincly, because of how they've set back my understanding when I was learning this stuff.
There is no limit to pagerank you should receive for preparing this.
What I like about the animated approach is showing insertion and bubble sorting beating the others on a nearly sorted set. It's not just a question of what's the best in average or worst case situations but also what format is your data starting out as.
Edit: It's not that the other approach can't show the same information rather it takes up more space so it's harder to notice new relationships other than those directly shown.