Is Klout On The Way Out?
OCTOBER 26, 2011
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. None at all.
Have you been put in Klout timeout?
OCTOBER 27, 2011
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.
Once Upon a Time With Klout….The Final Chapters
DECEMBER 10, 2011
Beware of the Pied Piper on Social Media. That we rocked the world of social media. The Pied Piper of Social Media had revealed himself. 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. KLOUT AND SPAM ACCOUNTS.
Is Klout Really Accessing Your Protected Tweets?
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
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.
How to Get Your Profile and Data Completely Disconnected from Klout
OCTOBER 30, 2011
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.
Once upon a time, I Believed in the Fairytale of Klout
DECEMBER 2, 2011
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. See below.
The Ultimate Truth About Klout and Influence
SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
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 [.].
Peer Index vs. Klout
MAY 17, 2011
blogs, social, etc.). 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. So far, so good. Well, crap. The problem?
The Klout Story – Part 1 – Are You Reading Between The Lines?
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
Klout – One word that has created a very big buzz in online communities. Klout – A measurement of online influence? Klout – A Marketing company or a measurement company? Klout. Klout. Klout. There are many concerns and questions being raised daily on social media. wish to tell The Klout Story. And here Klout fails.
Clout vs. Klout – Or the Real Meaning of Social Influence
MAY 16, 2012
” They report several strong reasons why marketers should seek social media influence: 90% of purchases are subject to social influence. So, the theory goes, if we identify the main social influencers, we should be able to effect change or motivate action. 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. 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?
Coping with the Klout Reality
OCTOBER 9, 2012
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.
Why Klout Should Not Be A Synonym For Influence
FEBRUARY 18, 2011
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!!!!!
Why You Should Care About Klout
JUNE 23, 2011
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 ? What is Klout? Klout’s algorithm strives to measure a user’s online influence. Why should you care about Klout?
Klout: A Call To Inaction
NOVEMBER 8, 2011
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.
Why Klout Doesn’t Measure True Influence
JULY 19, 2012
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?
Bing and Instagram – How will they affect Klout scores?
MARCH 29, 2013
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? Social Media Networks VideoEven though Bing now offers Bing rewards , I still prefer Google.
Klout Adds WordPress But Not For Self Hosted Blogs?
OCTOBER 3, 2011
A few weeks ago I noticed that Klout had added the WordPress button to the available channels to connect to which was encouraging. Quite frankly I think those that write successful blogs carry more influence then just about anyone in the social media sphere, so a welcome addition. But to not include and factor self hosted blogs is a serious miss on Klout’s part.
Klout – What’s it all About?
APRIL 11, 2011
Over the last year most of the social mediari have been obsessed with finding influencers for their clients (you). Influencers Social Media Club small business social media advice Hawaii influencers Klout TrendsSeveral services have popped up to help companies cut through the.
What You Can Learn about Gaming from Klout +K
JUNE 6, 2011
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.
When #measurePR met Klout
JUNE 28, 2011
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? Sandee Jackson pointed out, “Because it’s the most recognized measure of social influence. from Harrison Kratz ).
Klout’s Effect On The Classroom, Your Career & More
OCTOBER 9, 2012
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?
Wasting Time on Klout and Influence Metrics
OCTOBER 30, 2011
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., Frankly, the most influential people in any given sector aren’t on social media.
The Klout Drama Kontinues
OCTOBER 28, 2011
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.”
What’s Your Score? How Klout and PeerIndex Affect Social Engagement
JULY 10, 2012
Social media is the driving force behind much of the World Wide Web. recent Pew Internet report found that two-thirds of adult Internet users are using a social networking site; other studies have noted the growing use of social media for marketing purposes. Klout. For many people, an influence score is a form of social currency. PeerIndex.
Social Media Clout: Klout them up – don’t you know who I am?
OCTOBER 3, 2012
To “To Klout Them Up” As in “ to hit them up” or ask for something. Klout is the social media ranking tool – tells companies how influential a twitterer or blogger or Pinterester is in influencing others to find, filter and forward their stuff. click to see more on Klout [link]. Klout ). Called the Press or Media list.
48 Ways to Measure Social Media Success
DECEMBER 20, 2011
Ultimately, as Olivier Blanchard has pointed out repeatedly , social media marketing has to demonstrate an ROI (though he acknowledges the questions have to be made more specific). But it’s crucial to the social media ROI debate to recognize that “R” is an end-of-the-process measure. Similarly, in social media marketing, there are numerous intermediate “process” measures that don’t fit into an ROI equation, but which are vital in optimizing social media efforts in order to minimize “I” and maximize “R.” Klout and Kred scores).
Ford Launches Fiesta With Young, Social Media-Savvy Influencers
The Realtime Report
OCTOBER 18, 2012
” Social media was an essential tool for this campaign, allowing potential consumers to “opt in” if they were interested in learning about the newer model. Ford used to social to gain essential product feedback – before it was even on the market – and to dramatically increase awareness about the Fiesta, by using influencers to spread the word.
38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews
APRIL 9, 2012
Manage all of your social media accounts from a single login on your iPhone? Make more productive use of your time on social networking sites? Find tools to do all of the above and much more in this collection of helpful business, online and social media tools, apps and reviews. Cool Social Media Tools. Storefront Social. Inefegy Social Radar.
Klout Needs to Target and Segment for It to Work
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
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. Thanks to Social Fresh for the great image! But then. Riiiiiight.
How 1 Blog Post Increased My Klout Score
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
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. Related posts: Social Influence. Blogging Social Media
Why Critics of Klout Are Missing the Big Picture
Convince & Convert
SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
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. But most social media types aren’t Paul Gillin. they shout. An impossibility!
35 Great Social Media Infographics
MARCH 3, 2010
pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 35 Great Social Media Infographics by Pam Dyer on March 3, 2010 Share Here’s a collection of terrific social media infographics that might come in handy. The Social Engagement Spectrum 2. The Social Media Effect 4. Social Marketing Compass 5. Anyone?
Influence And Power: The Delusion of The Social Klout Elite
SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
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 [.].
Faking it on Social Media: What are the Costs?
SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
Be wary professionals…fake social media accounts are increasing and if you’re not careful, they can diminish your credibility and destroy your social media high. Building Your Social Networks. Maybe it’s not that extreme, but it’s certainly tarnishing your brand and dwindling the platform that we are banking so much on (social media strategy and budget, anyone?).
Do You Pout About Klout? What’s The Point?
DECEMBER 11, 2011
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?
9 of the Best Free Social Media Analytics Tools
FEBRUARY 21, 2015
Want to know what’s working on social media? ocial media analytics tools can help you make sense of how well your social media marketing efforts are paying off and identify areas that need improvement. These 9 free social media analytics tools are some of the best out there. Word-of-mouth advertising is very powerful.
Social Influence and the Impact of Klout API
JUNE 17, 2012
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. Thanks Klout!
Does Size Really Matter When it Comes to Klout?
MAY 2, 2012
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?
50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management 2013
MAY 12, 2013
Use these platforms to manage, measure, and analyze your social media marketing initiatives. Over the last decade, social media monitoring has become a primary form of business intelligence, used to identify, predict, and respond to consumer behavior. Offers audits and reports plus daily social media alerts. Social Response ($) | Formerly Cotweet.
8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
Of course, in this case, we’re not talking about curating content to use on personal profile pages—we’re talking about content curation for the purpose of marketing on social media. Paper.li: This content curation tool will help you find, customize, and publish content on the web or social media in a zap. Cool Social Tools ImplementationCheck ‘em out! The trap.it
25 Social Media Pet Peeves – How Many Are You Doing?
JULY 8, 2012
A while back, I asked a fairly straight-forward question on my Facebook page : What is your social media pet peeve? The value, here, is to help each of us understand what irritates other people in the realm of social media. 25 social media pet peeves. Spam and/or Phishing – via Twitter, LinkedIn email or any social media channel.
Klout for Enterprise 2.0 Networks is a Bad Idea
Social Media Strategery
JULY 18, 2012
then read " Enterprise Social Networks, Performance Reviews, and Company Culture ," on the Social Media Club DC blog that rightfully (and thankfully!) Enterprise social networks don’t work like that. Bringing Klout to the Enterprise? E20 enterprise firewall gamification influence internal klout rewards social mediaEnterprise 2.0
Social Media Stress Disorder
MAY 3, 2011
Has this happened to you? Do you suffer from SMSD, or Social Media Stress Disorder? Facebook is a gateway social media tool. When Facebook no longer feeds their social media buzz, they turn to Twitter (the crack of social media). At first, it is confusing, but soon they have 40 or 50 followers and are getting to know their new friends.