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Once upon a time, I Believed in the Fairytale of Klout

Unspoken

Klout has made some dramatic changes in the past few weeks, which has led the Social Media ecosystem to ask many questions about Klout’s brand credibility and business agenda. Many are left feeling as if Klout was one Fairytale Gone Bad. For a few weeks, the Klout team cloaked themselves in a barricade of silence. KLOUT TRANSPARENCY. Is Klout On The Way Out?

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How to Increase Your Retweets, Twitter Followers & Klout

Kikolani

The message sent did not have your Twitter username in it. Another thing that is less shocking, but understandable, are sites where the retweet button lacks the basic functionality to shorten the URL, include the title with the post, and include the blogger’s Twitter handle. How do these things affect your Twitter follower count and Klout? Click on that button.

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Klout and Kred – Social Influence Comparison

Akamai Marketing

In particular, I’ve aimed my arrows at Klout. But within the last year, there is a new player, Kred, which hasn’t quite caught on the way Klout did.  I still understand the value of measuring influence from the perspective of brands and analytics. Recently, several high profile social media people have removed themselves from Klout all together. KloutKonniptions!

Solving Klout’s “Warren Buffett Problem”

Convince & Convert

Matt Thomson, Klout @daddymention. Matt Thomson , VP of Business Development at Klout , joins the  Social Pros Podcast  this week to discuss the “Warren Buffett problem” his company faces, those fancy analytics at work behind the Klout algorithms, and expanding to offer brands a whole new product. via Klout. Please Support Our Sponsors. Listen Now .

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38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

How can you quickly find out how far a link has spread on Twitter? Buffer is a tool for automatically posting content to Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. apps for Facebook, Twitter and Evite) and more. Cool Twitter Tools. Which Twitterers exposed it to the largest audience? This free tool graphically shows peak Twitter activity for any Twitter handle.

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#measurePR Recap: The Jenster is Back!

Waxing UnLyrical

Hello folks! I was a little rusty, as this was my first guest host of a chat in 2013. Here’s the write up from the #measurePR chat held on May 14: We kicked things off by discussing the new program from Klout, called Klout Experts. This evolution of Klout allows users to ask questions of experts. Guest Post by  Jen Zingsheim. Details in this Wired piece.).

31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Don’t want to follow Twitterers who aren’t following you? Klout. free tool for finding the relative influence of any Twitter user. For those accustomed to getting stratospheric scores on standardized tests, Klout can seem a bit harsh. Create your own online newspaper from Twitter and Facebook updates based on any topic or group of contributors. 48ers.

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2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men

Blue Focus Marketing

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 )  present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list.  These men are indeed using Twitter to rewire and reorient the Web.  Today, Twitter posts 50 million tweets per day.

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HOW TO: Gain Twitter Influence

mashable.com

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! Guy Kawasaki and Robert Scoble have vastly different philosophies when it comes to gathering Twitter Twitter followers. Kawasaki has more than 300,000 followers on Twitter.

The Fight for the Future of Influencer Analytics

Convince & Convert

Big news last week as Klout announced a significant overhaul of its influencer identification platform. The most notable changes are: An increase in ranking factors from approximately 100 to 400, meaning there are vastly more activity and behavior types comprising your Klout score. In my case, 49% of my total Klout is via Twitter, with Facebook at 40%, and Linkedin at 5%.

“Reclaim Blogging”: Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook

gapingvoid.com

Home Buy Art Here Stormhoek Winer(y) Hughs Book Daily Cartoon Email About Contact/Connect Home Hugh MacLeod Cartoons drawn on the back of business cards August 19, 2011 (3 days ago) “Reclaim Blogging&# : Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook. Earlier today I told everybody on Twitter and Facebook, that I’m leaving Twitter and Facebook. Twitter. Decide.

Why Online Influencer Outreach is Overrated and How to Fix It

Convince & Convert

Public relations firms and/or in-house communication apparatchiks take the same concepts and mechanics of celebrity endorsement and bring them online, using  Klout scores  in lieu of celebrity  Q scores , and blogger ID software like  Group High  in place of Hollywood agents. Jay is the founder of [link] and host of the Social Pros podcast. There are two reasons for this.

3 Simple Ways to Find Relevant Twitter Followers

Kikolani

If you’re running on a self-hosted WordPress site, I would suggest you take a quick peak at your.htaccess file and make sure there isn’t anything out of the ordinary in it. Tired of all the tricks of the trade advice when it comes to finding quality people to follow on Twitter in the hopes that they will be interested in your tweets and follow you back? Related Posts.

This Is Being Recorded. By You

Twist Image

We post tweets on Twitter , we check-in on Foursquare , we publish pictures of our daily lives on Facebook, upload videos to YouTube , and much more. The founding host and producer of CBC 's Definitely Not The Opera and the current host of Spark (a radio show and podcast about the intersection of technology and culture) spent this past year digging deeper into self-tracking and what this means about our society and who we are. The Klout effect. Klout is an online platform designed to allocate an actual ranking to individuals as a kind of social scoring system.

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

SocMed Sean

I’ve been meaning to do this braindump for a while now. I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media. 36) Never, ever, ever buy Twitter followers.

Have You Survived The Kloutpocalypse?!?!

Jason Yormark

Round up as many Facebook friends and Twitter followers that you can! You would literally think it was a zombie outbreak the way people are responding to the latest Klout score changes. work in social media, and my Klout score has absolutely ZERO influence on the clients I work with, obtain, or my career path quite frankly. And that’s where Klout scores get tricky.

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Have You Survived The Kloutpocalypse?!?!

Jason Yormark

Round up as many Facebook friends and Twitter followers that you can!  Re-tweet dammitt!  You would literally think it was a zombie outbreak the way people are responding to the latest Klout score changes.  If you are going to lose clients or not get that promotion because of your Klout score, you’ve got much bigger problems then your Klout score. You are the future now. 

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Social Media Stress Disorder

Spin Sucks

Kathryn sat at her desk watching her Twitter stream on TweetDeck.  She felt like they didn’t appreciate her for hosting the little parasites for nine months, but she loved them.  Robinson, you have been tagged in a photo.&# The anxiety she had felt at watching the Twitter stream now seemed trivial.  See you on Twitter. Her spawn had been put to bed an hour ago. 

Reuters, Rogers and social dashboards

Sherrilynne Starkie

The Klout 50 ranks the most social CEOs in the USA by influence.  This may or may not be a uselful feature, depending on how each user defines ‘influence’ Reuters has more than 3,000 journalists around the world and many are on Twitter.  Featured Headline Social Media Facebook Reuters Social network Twitter WiseWindow YouTubeContent curation on the rise.

Klout, the Super Bowl, and Our Addiction to Shooting the Messenger

Convince & Convert

Two weeks ago, I received a Klout Perk to be part of the Social 46, a gathering of Indiana’s top social media influencers. see the killer mobile app ) In addition to a briefing by the host committee, we were exhorted to help make Super Bowl 46 in Indianapolis the “most connected” Super Bowl ever. ” At least Klout provides half-truths with a side of mathematics.

How To Monitor Your Three Essential Internet Marketing Strategies

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Let’s imagine your blog, brand, or business operates a wide variety of social media from the likes of Facebook and Twitter to StumbleUpon and Instagram.  great tool to collect this kind of data is a site called Klout. Klout allows you to sign in and link up a variety of social media platforms. This is a guest post by Andy Havard. Utilizing Internet video. Summary.

Fans, Followers, or Subscribers: Which Are Better For Brands.

Pamorama

Twitter or Facebook? Facebook or Twitter? According to a recent report (PDF) from digital direct marketing firm ExactTarget that compares Facebook and Twitter to e-mail, “e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter offer unique strengths to marketers and consumers alike”. Promote exclusive deals on Facebook and Twitter, but make it only available to e-mail SUBSCRIBERS.

Eloqua, TopRank, Demandbase and More – OMS Minneapolis Wrapup

Webbiquity SMM

And correlations are good data. • The best social monitoring tools are “Excel and your own eyes.&# Don’t overlook the value of native searches on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Technorati. Tools like Klout and PeerIndex are good for measuring your “cool factor&# but not really business results or the quality of your content or interactions. Steve Woods , Eloqua.

50 Inspiring Tech Savvy Leaders Over 50

Janet Fouts

Follow them on Twitter, read their blogs. Consultant, educator, podcaster, author of Return On Influence, Born to Blog, and The Tao of Twitter. Founding Editor, @MarketingLand &@SEngineLand, covering Google, Facebook, Twitter, SEO, SEM & all things digital marketing, search marketing and search. Social Media Marketing Blogger,Strategist & Speaker,Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer 2013,Huffington Post Top 100 Business Twitter Accounts. Forbes Top 10 Influencer, GigaOM Pro Analyst, Founder #CustServ chat#techradio host. Beth Kanter. kanter.

The Battle Between Opting In and Out

Ari Herzog

Danny Brown presents a solid argument that Klout , a social influence website, should never have created a profile for my friend Naomi without Naomi authorizing its creation. Yet, because she has a Twitter account, Klout assumed she would want a Klout profile — and here it is. Klout is not alone in this backward thinking. Klout. Hear, hear!

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations. Twitter. Why Twitter is a Big Win for Small Business (Mashable): Three small businesses explain how they’re using Twitter and how it’s helping them grow. Twitter. Today, I turn 30. Enjoy! Facebook.

Social Pros 14 – Jason Falls, Social Media Explorer

Convince & Convert

We use Argyle Social for our social engagement; we use Infusionsoft for our email; and Jim is our guest host for the podcast and a smart guy). Jim’s been a guest host with us before, and he’ll be chiming in shortly. So, services like Klout and Kred  that put a number to your social influence. Klout is the Alexa ranking of social media. Listen Now. Jim : Oh.

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Internet Fame and the True Impact of Influence

SocialFish

Maybe you’re starting to think that influence is not about how many followers someone has on Twitter. Do apps like Klout or Twitalyzer really work to automate this?  Or is this all bunk? Klout & Critics: Time to Close the Door or Kick it Wide Open? Why I’m 10X As Influential As Ashton Kutcher On Twitter* – Chris Yeh, Adventures in Capitalism.

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. How to Train Employees to Manage Social Media [infographic] by WordPress Hosting SEO. How do we demonstrate the ROI of social efforts? Get a dog.

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Interview with Social Media Influencer: Tom H. C. Anderson

Social Media Citizens

You can follow Tom on Twitter , Linkedin or Facebook. G: How would you define a social media “influencer”? T: Anyone who is active on a social media channel of any sort is an influencer. If the blog is hosted as part of the same domain as the rest of the information and service offering of a large company, trade directory etc. Tom H. C. Named the “Uncrowned Father of Web 3.0 are good.

An Interview with TweetDeck’s Richard Barley

TwiTip

Being on the road gave me lots of time in the evenings to get addicted to Twitter and start using TweetDeck. It certainly divided the user base with some offering their hand in marriage in thanks for finally bringing long updates and others cursing us to eternal damnation for destroying everything that is good about Twitter. We going to compete with Twitter? Richard Barley.

Interview with Social Media Influencer: Trey Pennington

Social Media Citizens

HubSpot ranks his Facebook profile as one of the most influential in the world and his Twitter profile in the top 0.01%. You can follow Trey on Twitter or Linkedin. G: I know that you will be speaking at Fusion Marketing Experience event organized by our friends at Social Marketing Forum. On the other hand, I am impressed with Klout. lean heavily on Google Alerts and a host of columns on Hootsuite. G: What are the trends that you are following at the moment and feel most passionate about? T: Storytelling is quickly becoming a buzzword. The tide seems to be changing.

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

Webbiquity SMM

Expand Your Social Media Mix: Twitter Alone is Not Enough by Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang. ** 5 STARS. Beyond the obvious (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube), Cara Friedman makes the case for adding social networks like Flickr , Tumblr and Meetup to your social media marketing mix. Still, questions remain: how do I use social media most effectively across the enterprise?

Twitter-ups the future of events, sponsorship and event marketing

Akamai Marketing

Does anyone else think its interesting that Twitter, the hottest social media network today, is generating events? Prediction: tomorrow’s event, event marketing and sponsorship opportunity is with “Tweet-ups” where like-minded Twitter-peeps meet up to meet each other in person. Here’s the great thing: by their very nature, Twitter-peeps share something in common, making it a very powerful marketing tool. You can’t sponsor Twitter – but you can sponsor Twitter-ups. The NHL is already using this Twitter extension to connect its brand with fans.

Digital PR: Finding Brand Ambassadors

Proactive Report

But in most cases a brand ambassador is likely to be someone with a decent following online, either on their blog, Facebook,  Twitter or other social news sites like Digg , Reddit or StumbleUpon. You can start with Peer Index and KloutTwitter. In the last post 10 Tips to Increase Earned Media the first tip was to find and partner with brand ambassadors. Connect with me.

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“Community Manager” Confusion

Waxing UnLyrical

Among more traditional community managers, there is talk about how Facebook and Twitter are “ruining&# community management, and that companies seeking community managers should avoid looking for candidates on social media job sites. Then there are communities where the conversations tend to be more along the lines of how community managers can use Klout as a tool to build community.

Got Kred? When Andrew Grill Visited #measurePR

Waxing UnLyrical

guest hosts #measurePR? Well, she did such a great job the last time (when she moderated a lively discussion about Kred and Klout), that the folks at Kred got interested in participating in the chat. And please do save the date for the next chat, i.e. next Tuesday, Oct. 2, 12-1 pm ET, when your favorite guest host, Jen will be back in action! As in, being a guest. Cool, huh?!

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