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How to Get Your Profile and Data Completely Disconnected from Klout

Unspoken

November, 1 2011: As of today you can request complete opt-out of your Klout account! Login your Klout account —> profile settings —> if you would like to delete your account press here! Your account will be removed, note that will take up to 7 days to get removed from Klout API. It is recommended that you still revoke all access of Klout as well.

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What’s Your Score? How Klout and PeerIndex Affect Social Engagement

Idaconcpts

Klout and PeerIndex, the two major players in measuring social influence, have only been around for a few years but have already made a mark on digital engagement. Klout. Klout measures people’s social media influence by analyzing how the content they create drives online trends and user action. Social media is the driving force behind much of the World Wide Web. PeerIndex.

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Klout and Peerindex – social network loyalty cards?

The Way of the Web

Like a lot of people, I’m registered on both Klout and Peerindex , which both attempt to track my online influence in slightly different ways to give one overall score which can be compared to others in my areas of interest. The hook with Klout and Peerindex is that you tend to receive awards if you reach a certain level of influence, which requires you to use specific networks.

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Guess Who is Back on Foursquare

Ari Herzog

Citing privacy concerns and not wanting strangers to know where I was every moment I checked in to a location, I deleted my Foursquare account 14 months ago. Forrester Research recently surveyed 37,000 mobile users and in its report issued this month, a mere 2% of those users had Foursquare accounts. To what extent do geography and demography play a part in Foursquare users and companies? How are social influence sites such as Klout and PeerIndex involved? Foursquare may not be mainstream but its users are having a fun time with it. Media Foursquare

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

The always-insightful Adam Holden-Bache contends that location-based services like Foursquare aren’t just for consumer marketers, and supplies ideas on how B2B marketers can capitalize such as through partnerships with non-competitive local businesses, incentives and rewards, and in event marketing (“Are you seeing a lot of your contacts attending certain business events? But 44.24

#measurePR, Social Media Measurement & Klout

Waxing UnLyrical

Our guest last week was Klout’s Megan Berry , who returned for an encore performance to #measurepr since, you know, everyone’s krazy about Klout. And given how kontroversial Klout is, what better guest to address their questions? Ken Mueller asked how Klout determines one’s Klout “style,&# e.g. “pundit,&# “dabbler,&# etc.

Klout Adds Moments

Small Business Mavericks

Klout bills itself as a social media influence metric, but until now it was largely limited in how it measured influence. Moments is something like the Facebook Timeline, but it takes “your most important content” from all of the networks Klout measures and adds it to your profile. Klout is careful to point out that not everyone has Moments yet. Supposedly, they are rolling out Moments to all Klout users in the next few weeks, but they made that announcement on August 14. Another change they’ve made is the addition of something called Moments.

Why a Social Credit Score is an Empty and Dangerous Notion

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Pierre-Loic Assayag. I’m being challenged to a battle of egos by a stranger on Twitter: “@pierreloic your Klout Score is 33 (I’m a 51). Check out your @klout profile today.”. She’s after all “a 63″ and the Klout resident expert on all things bacon and Kim Kardashian. Of course, I could always ask Shonali to the rescue.

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Am I Important? Finding Balance in Influence Score

Spin Sucks

Leading the influence measurement pack is Klout , who will mash up your interactions on Twitter , Facebook , Foursquare , Tumblr , and more, and send it through their algorithm to score you. It is similar in concept to Klout, but they take it a step further and focus more on how influential you are within your niche and areas of interest. Danny Brown recently wrote about gaming the Klout system and how quickly he was able to establish himself as an expert in sheep thanks to Klout’s own tool K+.  Today’s guest post is written by Tammy Kahn Fennell.

Social Media Success is About the Wizard, Not the Wand

Convince & Convert

His example was his local watering hole, where he figures by the time he’s checked in 10 times, the offer they make on Foursquare should encourage his evangelism, not just offer a discount on an item he doesn’t order. Because they are trying to run their core business, not maximize the value of Foursquare. Whose fault is it that Klout is widely misused?

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10 Tools for Measuring Your Social Media Influence

Pamorama

Here are a few tools to get you started with benchmarking: Klout. Klout measures influence based on your ability to drive action. Every time you create content or engage, you influence others, and your Klout Score measures that influence on a scale of 1 to 100. The impact of those relationships affects our Web authority. What are they saying about my brand? PostRank. PeerIndex.

Top Ten Reasons You Know You’re a Social Media Expert [Humor]

PWB Marketing Blog

So we thought we’d compile the top ten reasons you know you’re a social media expert: You have more than 6 social profiles – Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Flickr, FourSquare. You’ve checked-in to a business via Foursquare, Facebook, and Google+. You know your Klout score by heart. How do you know if you’re a social media expert? Unlike Google AdWords, there isn’t any certification for social media. There’s not a test to take that’ll tell you how good you are. There’s a low barrier to entry. Create a free account and voila!, You subscribe to Mashable.

Social Media Isn’t About The Numbers! Or Is It?

SocMed Sean

If you ask me what my Klout score is …I’ll likely vomit. They use numbers like “friends”, “followers” and…ewww…”Klout” to determine whether they are doing social right. The problem is, you can buy friends and followers online through your local black hat shopping cart and no one really knows what a Klout score actually means.

50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management 2013

Pamorama

Klout (Free) | A tool that finds the influencers in your audience so you can target and empower them to become advocates for your brand. Pinpuff (Free) | Similar to Klout but focusing only on the Pinterest, it measures the how people share images about your brand and the influence that results. Determining which tools are right for you requires a clear definition of your objectives.

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

Twitter 27) Twitter is not just about people eating oatmeal and sharing where they checked in on FourSquare. FourSquare 70) Please don’t publish every check-in to Twitter and Facebook. 71) If you don’t know someone personally, don’t ask to follow them on FourSquare. Klout/Kred 73) Klout and Kred are games. So, here they are. measurement plan.

Social Media Lessons from a Two-Year Old

Social Media Strategery

Tumblr, Pinterest, Twitter Facebook, Vine, Foursquare, Klout – you name it, they want it. What a difference a few years can make. For the last few months, I think I’ve spent more time talking people out of using social media than talking them into it. The pendulum has swung the other way, especially in the marketing industry. Everyone wants to be everywhere. like kitties.”

Four Gaming Dynamics for Businesses

Spin Sucks

And not just with games, but inside business applications such as LinkedIn and Klout. For instance, I love Foursquare. I don’t love it because it offers me goodies (it doesn’t). Foursquare has created a reason for me to check in every day or I get my Mayorship taken away. 2. This was first published on Joey Strawn’s blog. Appointment. Influence. Progression. Community.

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33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Raymond Morin presents both Klout’s 12-type matrix of social influencer types as well as Lisa Barone’s simpler model of five types, including the networker (“one who has the biggest contact list and found on all platforms. However, as the posts and articles highlighted below show, plenty of questions remain, such as how much should we budget for social media? Get a dog.

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Interview with Social Media Influencer: Gianfranco Cuzziol

Social Media Citizens

So not just the number of Twitter followers, ’Likes’ or Klout Score, but also what the first page of a Google search on them looks like, to see how else they are influencing people by speaking or sharing their thoughts. GC: Well if it is possible to hang out in foursquare then recently that’s certainly taken up some of my time recently. remember a quote from Lyndon B.

It’s Time to Stop Focusing on New Technologies

Unspoken

ComScore recently released a report which revealed that iOS, Android and RIM smartphone subscribers over the age of 18 spent over seven hours on Facebook, and over two hours on Twitter and Foursquare. Related posts: Once upon a time, I Believed in the Fairytale of Klout. Once Upon a Time With Klout… The Final Chapters. This post was originally written for and published on Huffington Post. New technology surrounds us, bombarding us constantly with the latest gadget and must-have tool. It seems that advancements in smartphones, notebooks and tablets are made every day.

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It’s Time to Stop Focusing on New Technologies

Unspoken

ComScore recently released a report which revealed that iOS, Android and RIM smartphone subscribers over the age of 18 spent over seven hours on Facebook, and over two hours on Twitter and Foursquare. Related posts: Once upon a time, I Believed in the Fairytale of Klout. Once Upon a Time With Klout… The Final Chapters. This post was originally written for and published on Huffington Post. New technology surrounds us, bombarding us constantly with the latest gadget and must-have tool. It seems that advancements in smartphones, notebooks and tablets are made every day.

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Interview with Social Media Influencer: Tamara Littleton

Social Media Citizens

Programmes such as Klout and Peerindex can give you an insight into influence but shouldn’t be taken too literally. Tamara recently worked with UKCCIS to revise its guidelines on moderation of communities to help safeguard children. She regularly speaks at conferences and contributes white papers to aid learning and development within the social media industry.

The Gamification of Social Media

Social Media Marketing

By rewarding people with positive reinforcement for actions taken - much like Foursquare has become synonymous with - Empire Avenue uses a system of Achievements to recognize your progress. Why I think Empire Avenue is onto something Other sites such as Friendfeed, Quora or Klout all give us some information or let us interact with each other in some way, but they're each limited.

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Interview with Social Media Influencer: Trey Pennington

Social Media Citizens

On the other hand, I am impressed with Klout. He’s repeated the keyword catchphrase often enough that it’s become true: Klout is the standard of influence. G: Do you think targeting influencers is overrated or is it an important part of Social Media Strategy? T: Marketing to influencers is definitely overrated. Eventually I’ll probably need to explore Places, but for now Foursquare satisfies all my geolocation curiosity. He uses social media to connect with audiences around the globe. The opportunity is not where people expect it, though.

50+ Social Media Comics And Cartoons For Use Your Presentations

SocMed Sean

Getting Your Social Media Strategy From A Book Facebook Is Just Out For Our Money Checking In Everywhere On FourSquare Making Content “Go Viral” STOP Sending Auto-Direct Messages Through Twitter! Do You Even Know What Your Klout Score Means? Just make sure you provide that link back. So, with that clarified, here are 25 of my social media comics all in one spot. Cheers!

HOW TO: Gain Twitter Influence

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Social Media News Twitter Facebook Foursquare YouTube MySpace Google Microsoft Humor & Culture Now Trending : iPhone Versus Android: Nielsen Delivers the Numbers [STATS] November 2, 2010 Sarah Kessler View Comments HOW TO: Gain Twitter Influence email share email share Do you like this story? Scoble has about 146,500 and a Klout score higher than Lady Gaga’s (though she does admittedly have roughly a 6.5 Foursquare Now Lets Business Owners O. Or are you even involved?

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Growing Your Business: 5 Tips from the Founder of Foursquare (Mashable): Dennis Crowley knows his stuff, and he’s given some good and creative tips to build visibility to his business. Hey, Foursquare was pretty small once! Case Study: How to Use Foursquare to Draw a Crowd Into Your Restaurant (Steffan Antonas): An orchestrated Foursquare meetup meets its match.

Measuring Social Influence

Jeff Esposito

Klout and Edelman believe it can be. Since Klout first launched in measurement tool in 2009, they have analyzed influence based on a user’s ability to “drive action.” The Klout Score uses data from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Foursquare in order to. Just in the last year, Klout has begun to reward influencers with things likeSubway gift cards and exclusive content.

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Are Keywords Still Necessary?

Small Business Mavericks

You could promote your content through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Klout, Foursquare, YouTube, and every other social media giant out there and do just fine. A very prominent SEO and veteran Internet marketer recently said that keywords are no longer necessary. Just write content, he says. The search engines will rank you. Is there wisdom in that or is it a bit misguided? certainly believe that social media has changed the stakes of the game. You can feasibly build a business model completely around social media marketing, in which case keywords are not necessary.

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10 Free Social Media Tools Every PR Pro Should Master In 2010

www.commscorner.com

Klout Although its dangerous to get too caught up in the influencer debate, this tool is probably as close as youll get to getting an idea of who is driving which conversations. Not every single social media user has signed up to Klout so you may miss a few people, but chances are youll get a decent picture of the scene youre interested in. 10 foursquare secrets worth making public Ive spent the last 10 days in the USA where the use of foursquare is far more advanced than it is in London (where I am based). Pages. Home About Connect Got something? excuses!! Thanks!

10 Free Social Media Tools Every PR Pro Should Master In 2010

www.commscorner.com

Klout Although its dangerous to get too caught up in the influencer debate, this tool is probably as close as youll get to getting an idea of who is driving which conversations. Not every single social media user has signed up to Klout so you may miss a few people, but chances are youll get a decent picture of the scene youre interested in. 10 foursquare secrets worth making public Ive spent the last 10 days in the USA where the use of foursquare is far more advanced than it is in London (where I am based). Pages. Home About Connect Got something? excuses!! Thanks!

Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

mashable.com

influencer score, Klout score), and Metrics that help in measuring holistic impact of social media activities on the business. Have an account? Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Rupert Murdoch’s “The Daily&# Officially Launching Feb 2? Not many, right? link] [.]

12 Social Media Marketing Myths

Pamorama

Foursquare’s New “Special Nearby” Feature =-. Foursquare’s New “Special Nearby” Feature =-. pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 12 Social Media Marketing Myths by Pam Dyer on January 19, 2010 Share For brands, resistance to social media is futile. Millions of people create content for the social Web on a daily basis. Your customers have been using it for a long time. Your competitors have embraced it. If your business isn’t putting itself out there, it should be. But there are some recurring fallacies and misconceptions out there.

Here are 10 Utah Entrepreneurs You Need to Know

Stay N' Alive

He wrote TwiKlout , an extension that shows a person's Klout score next to their profile on Twitter.com. iActionable provides Foursquare-like reward badges and other items that you can integrate into your own platforms to engage and entice users to stick around. Every year vSpring Capital releases the Utah v|100 list, a list of 100 aspiring entrepreneurs and tech professionals who are likely to have success in the next 5 years within the technology industry. I've been on the list twice as a winner, and I've been nominated again this year. He is @allanca on Twitter.

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How PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Social Media News Twitter Facebook Foursquare YouTube MySpace Google Microsoft Humor & Culture Now Trending : HOW TO: Score a Job Through Facebook March 16, 2010 Christina Warren View Comments How PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results email share email share Do you like this story? Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business Mobile 2.0 See how it works here. Claire McCaskill , the junior U.S. Are you a PR professional?

Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION]

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Klout for Pinterest’ Scores Your Influence and Popularity. 7. foursquare. Top Stories Photo & Video Galleries Top Lists Trending Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video More Topics. People Recommended Mashable Staff More people. Jobs Try Our New Social News App Welcome to Mashable! World Featured in US & World Videos Featured: iPad YouTube Facebook. Trending Stories.

Your Favorite Networking Site Is

Ari Herzog

Inclusive of YouTube, Orkut, Bebo, Yammer, Plurk, Plaxo, Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Quora, Google+, MySpace, Pinterest, Foursquare, Instagram, Vimeo, SlideShare, Tumblr, Klout, Spotify, and Mixx, what do you like the most beyond the big three? Beyond Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, what is your favorite networking site? Please fill in the blank by commenting below. Media