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Is Klout On The Way Out?


This morning, Klout launched a new algorithm, which has affected the scoring of Social Media users “Online Success Scores.” ” This change has caused a dramatic decrease in the Klout scores of most users and all platforms on Social Media are ablaze with discordance, confusion and anger in regard to Klout. Klout scores have dropped on average, ten points.

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Have you been put in Klout timeout?


I asked Klout why my Network Influence Score was dropping down every Wednesday for 3 – 4 points. The answer I received from Klout is shocking. If you are still under the spell of Klout, be sure that you don't spend much time engaging and supporting your friends who are new to Social Media. Klout is an example of a brand gone bad. Digg Digg.

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Is Klout Really Accessing Your Protected Tweets?


Last week I wrote, “Klout Story Part 1 – Are you reading between the lines? ” , which concentrated on some of Klout’s privacy issues. Klout’s Marketing Manager, Ms. In her reply she said that Klout gathers public information to create a Klout profile and that they don't breach any privacy issue by doing so. AA_DF – Klout.

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Once Upon a Time With Klout….The Final Chapters


just loved Dabney Porte’s story of the Pied Piper and felt is so appropriate to share here as it is very relevant to how many of us feel we have been manipulated by Klout. As I emerge from the fairytale state that the brand we now know as Klout, has lured many of us into, I have made a decision to wake up. I, like many have decided to opt out of the Klout scoring and marketing game.

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The Ultimate Truth About Klout and Influence


An analysis of Klout, the use of it and the concept of influence from the Klout and social network perspective. Opinion Social media marketing Eloqua influence Joe Fernandez K+ Klout Klout score PeerIndexLet me start by disappointing you. I do not know the ultimate truth. just wanted to grab your attention. That’s what you do with a post title now and then. However, now that you’re [.].

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Peer Index vs. Klout

Spin Sucks

Now, let’s say, I want to do the same thing on Klout. But if I look for tree_frog_treks , I get their Klout score, which really doesn’t tell me much, other than they have no real influence on Twitter. And Klout gives me the sad puppy again. Klout scores only Twitter and Facebook. Peer Index vs. Klout originally appeared on Spin Sucks on May 17, 2011.

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Clout vs. Klout – Or the Real Meaning of Social Influence


They say rank is the key to identifying an initial set of influencers and suggest using a Klout score as a good way of identifying rank. But a recent Forbes article, “Don’t Fall for this Sneaky Klout Trick Designed to Suck You In,” highlighted the lengths Klout goes to in order to motivate users to artificially increase their rankings. The article shows how Klout tries to make users feel bad about themselves by assigning an initial low score of only 10. Have you been put in Klout timeout? Digg Digg.

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Coping with the Klout Reality

Geoff Livingston

Marketers and individuals will have to deal with social scoring in the form of Klout and its sister technologies. haven’t written about Klout outside of general discussions on social scoring for a good long while. But I had a second reason: As a professional communicator, it’s become increasingly clear that we won’t escape Klout, Kred and PeerIndex. Or worse?

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Twitter Gives Advertisers More Klout

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter provided more details on the Klout enrichment  that it discussed in its announcement earlier this week  that the updated (2.0) Gnip product manager Greg Lyon said in a blog post  that Twitter’s Klout enrichment 2.0 allows brands and agencies to: Rank influencers based on Klout data to evaluate potential follow-up for promotional, endorsement or sponsorship opportunities. Twitter said Klout enrichment 2.0 is available to all brands and agencies starting Thursday. Twitter advertisers: Have you incorporated Klout into your previous campaigns?

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Why Klout and Kred Fail

Geoff Livingston

The speech took to task social scoring technologies Klout and Kred for failing to predict influencers and movements as they arise. Someone who achieves a high Klout score for something notable, already created that act. How do Klout and Kred handle topical real-time relevancy? Influence xPotomac influence klout kred scoring Shonali Burke socialImage by Continuum.

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Klout: A Call To Inaction

Spin Sucks

In fact, most people thought the Klout menace was nothing but a distraction, and yet they still looked upon it with fascination. On this day, the Klout was in a foul mood and deemed its followers unworthy. It is not known why the Klout monster became unhappy, though there are many rumors. It is the people who put themselves out there and share their lives that have Klout.

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Why You Should Care About Klout

Ari Herzog

The recent addition of LinkedIn to the mix of social media considered when calculating a Klout score has left many wondering about Klout, how to raise your score, and whether it matters after all. Have you heard of Klout ? As more and more marketing professionals look for ways to measure and manipulate influence online, Klout is emerging as a force too big to be ignored.

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Bing and Instagram – How will they affect Klout scores?

Janet Fouts

Klout recently announced the addition of Instagram interaction and Bing searches to their algorithm. It’s about Klout’s new additions. In the meantime I did a short video on Klout’s analytics. Think your stats on Klout are incorrect? Actually I use Bing very rarely, I prefer Google, even after I took the Bing Challenge. Has your score been impacted?

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What You Can Learn about Gaming from Klout +K

Spin Sucks

I’m not a fan of Klout. Determining But my point is that Klout has figured out how to use all four of the dynamics he discusses with +K: Appointment, influence and status, progression, and community. Klout does this by giving you five +K points to award to friends each day. Klout Perks, I guess. Or a high Klout score, perhaps. But I have to hand it to them.

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Klout Adds WordPress But Not For Self Hosted Blogs?

Jason Yormark

A few weeks ago I noticed that Klout had added the WordPress button to the available channels to connect to which was encouraging. But to not include and factor self hosted blogs is a serious miss on Klout’s part. Apparently not based on this support thread on Klout’s own site.  How 1 Blog Post Increased My Klout Score. But not so fast. Why does this matter? 

Klout’s Effect On The Classroom, Your Career & More


A Klout score, while controversial to many, is becoming more mainstream and carrying more weight in the real world. Get the latest scoop in today’s must-reads: Klout in the Classroom: Grading Students on Social Media Use. Klout Would Like Potential Employers To Consider Your Score Before Hiring You. Do Klout Perks carry any real-world weight? Why Klout is doomed.

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Klout – What’s it all About?

Akamai Marketing

Influencers Social Media Club small business social media advice Hawaii influencers Klout TrendsOver the last year most of the social mediari have been obsessed with finding influencers for their clients (you). Several services have popped up to help companies cut through the.

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Wasting Time on Klout and Influence Metrics

Geoff Livingston

Klout only gives President Barack Obama an Influence Score of 48. It’s been an interesting week with all the news and ensuing hub bub about Klout’s new formula. See, people that waste their time on Klout, determining influence on it, debating its merits , etc., Reality Social Media barrack obama community influence klout metricsare wasting time.

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Why Klout Doesn’t Measure True Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ll admit that it’s fun to bash Klout. Posts have been written ad nauseam (including on this blog, though they’re not the nauseating kind) on  the plusses and minuses of Klout’s service , but I think I’ve finally nailed down what bothers me about the service (which I’m still a member of and will continue to use). What’s your proof, LaCasse?

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Do You Pout About Klout? What’s The Point?

SocMed Sean

Do you know he has a Klout influence score of 86? He has a Klout influence score of 88. According to their Klout scores, Robert Scoble would be considered more influential than President Obama because Scoble has a higher Klout score than President Obama. So how does Klout explain the disparities of influence? So…do you still care about Klout?

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Why Klout Should Not Be A Synonym For Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

The tool that’s making the most rounds these days, it seems to me, is Klout. There have been blog posts ad nauseam by online influencers (and I don’t mean to use that term in a belittling way, so please don’t anyone take it that way) on online tools such as Klout. Now, I have no axe to grind with Klout. I’m sure Very Nice People work there. YAY TEAM!!!!!

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Klout Needs to Target and Segment for It to Work

Spin Sucks

I didn’t really want to add to the conversation about Klout.  received an email from Klout asking if I am interested in learning more about some new movie or something (I didn’t really pay attention) Kobe Bryant is doing. It turns out, according to Klout , I am more influential than Jay Leno. didn’t feel like I had anything new to add. But then. Riiiiiight.

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How 1 Blog Post Increased My Klout Score

Jason Yormark

So I went on a blog hiatus for a few weeks, and it certainly made a significant impact on my Klout score. I was hovering around 70 for awhile, and after about 4 weeks of not blogging, I dropped down to 67. I’m not entirely sure what I think about that. certainly don’t lose any sleep over my Klout score. I know what you’re thinking; big deal right? It’s not a big deal at all really.

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Why Critics of Klout Are Missing the Big Picture

Convince & Convert

Other than signing book deals, the favorite sport of the social media punditry these days seems to be bashing Klout. The most recent example was from B2B social media thinker Paul Gillin who wrote a post unveiling the flaws in Klout’s ranking scheme. Instead, they object to the very notion and existence of Klout. How the hell does that work without something like Klout?

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Does Size Really Matter When it Comes to Klout?

Shift Digital

I remember the moment I learned about Klout. To be honest, I didn’t even know what the coveted word “klout” meant. Rainbows appeared and I asked myself what it all meant.  I kept track of my Klout score for awhile and noticed what affected my score.  It was a pretty logical process. What is klout? How can you improve your Klout score?

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Social Influence and the Impact of Klout API

Laurel Papworth

Klout is the social media measurement tool that measures influence – how many followers, how much interaction and the style of interaction that a person has in their personal or business social network. As Klout takes over the world, it’s interesting to see their API (the button that updates all over the internet) showing up. Klout integrated into the Browser.

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The Klout Drama Kontinues

Waxing UnLyrical

I cannot believe how much drama there is around Klout’s most recent changes. Last week, I clicked through to an email Klout sent me telling me I had new notifications (yes, now I’ve realized that they’re doing that every day, and I’m not going to fall for it any more; suffice it to say I wasn’t having a particularly smart day) on my profile. “Bacon.”

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When #measurePR met Klout

Waxing UnLyrical

Last week, the special guest on #measurePR was Megan Berry of Klout. Given Given how vocal I’ve been about how problematic I find many elements of Klout , it was pretty decent of her to be willing to participate. Why should we take Klout seriously? think Megan handled the questions with grace, but I still think Klout leaves a lot to be desired.

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Influence And Power: The Delusion of The Social Klout Elite


Earlier this month, I wrote a post about Klout and influence. Klout sparks debate, as do ‘social influence’ or ‘online influence’. Connected marketing Social media marketing influence influencer marketing Klout word-of-mouthWhen comparing the number of tweets it got, with those of other posts, I guess the post – and maybe, most of all the topic – affected quite a few people. wasn’t the [.].

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Klout for Enterprise 2.0 Networks is a Bad Idea

Social Media Strategery

Bringing Klout to the Enterprise? Unfortunately, despite all the criticism of tools like Klout on the open Internet, there seems to be a demand somewhere for tools that reduce actual people and relationship to numbers. E20 enterprise firewall gamification influence internal klout rewards social mediaCommunities don’t work like that. People don’t work like that.

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1,886,434 Ways the Long Tail Beat Klout

Geoff Livingston

It was the little guys, the Little Lights Urban Ministries ( Klout Score: 10 ) and For Love of Children, Inc. Klout Score: 37 ) that won most donors and most donations, respectively. If people were betting on popular nonprofit brands and influencers with big Klout scores to win the day, they would have lost a lot of money. The online giving contest benefited 1200 nonprofits.

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


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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The Big Klout Experiment (Kind Of)


Klout, the self-proclaimed reference for measuring online influence, recently announced an adapted methodology for measuring its famous scores. Founder Joe Fernandez warned that this could have some minor consequences for the Klout scores of certain “users”. Blog Opinion influence Klout social networksOops, the understatement of the year, because many people suddenly saw their score drop, causing an avalanche of reactions. [.].

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Klout and the Reality of Return on Influence

Convince & Convert

noticed that anytime someone wrote a blog post about Klout there would be this foaming at the mouth. Of course, now everybody knows about Klout and talks about Klout, but a year and a half ago it was unknown. Jay: One of the things that I think people struggle with, with regard to Klout and online influence, is this notion of reciprocity. Effective Klout Case Studies.

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2011 NBA Playoffs: Head-to-Head Twitter Matchups by Klout Score

Adam Sherk

Since I like looking at the social media presence of NBA teams I thought I’d run the 2011 playoff teams through the beta version of the new Klout to see how the fare against each other. Atlanta had the worst Klout score in the conference so that doesn’t sync with their surprising performance thus far in the playoffs. In the second round the Magic proved no match for the Bulls.

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Why I Can’t Trust Klout Anymore

Bill Hartzer

Klout is a site that measures your influence on the web, using social media sites. Essentially, the more influential you are on social media websites, the higher your Klout score is. The score goes from 1 to 100, and I would say that it’s pretty easy to get a Klout score of 30 or higher. Currently, my Klout score is 66 , which is really not that bad if you ask me. After, all, Duane Forrester’s Klout score is 74: It’s all good, right? Well, let’s take a look at the BEST CONTENT that Klout recommends that I share. well, no.

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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!

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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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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How to Increase Your Retweets, Twitter Followers & Klout


How do these things affect your Twitter follower count and Klout? If all of those tweets do not include your username, not only are you losing the potential for new followers, but you are going to miss out on those precious mentions that weight highly in building your Klout, ie. Please share your tips for using them to increase your retweets, followers, and Klout in the comments!

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