Once Upon a Time With Klout….The Final Chapters

Unspoken

I 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. I, like many have decided to opt out of the Klout scoring and marketing game. KLOUT AND SPAM ACCOUNTS.

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The Klout Story – Part 1 – Are You Reading Between The Lines?

Unspoken

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. I wish to tell The Klout Story.

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Trending Sources

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. I haven’t written about Klout outside of general discussions on social scoring for a good long while. 1) Klout Integration into Bing. Image by cintamamat.

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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.

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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. I kept track of my Klout score for awhile and noticed what affected my score. What is klout? How can you improve your Klout score?

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The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Cheryl and I thought it would be a great idea to collaborate on this special social media project—and so the process began for creating the 2011 #Nifty50 List of Top Twitter Women. One source of inspiration was Twitter’s Top 75 Badass Women by Diana Adams ( @adamsconsulting ) and Amy D.

Paradox of Online Influence

Unspoken

As incredible as it seems none of the so-called experts or services like Klout, Kred, PeerIndex, and Traackr bother to answer the fundamental question, “ What is Online Influence? ” Klout says influence is the ability to drive action even though they don’t even measure actions which are measurements and indicators of behavior. Even worse, Klout actually measures what we are willing to do for them!

How to Use Competitive Social Monitoring on Twitter

Convince & Convert

Here’s how to mine Twitter mentions for marketing opportunities. The second is that they receive outsized mentions when compared with their Twitter audience. In return, AddThis jumped on Twitter to say thank you. Let them know you’ve mentioned them on Twitter.

#measurePR Recap: The Jenster is Back!

Waxing UnLyrical

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. Hello folks!

Five Primary Problems with Klout

Geoff Livingston

Update: Klout CEO Joe Fernandez commented below and has asked to set up some time to chat. As Klout gains steam online, the market needs to examine the platform’s actual merits, instead of buying its marketing program. See Klout versus reality.

Paradox of Online Influence

Unspoken

As incredible as it seems none of the so-called experts or services like Klout, Kred, PeerIndex, and Traackr bother to answer the fundamental question, “ What is Online Influence? ” Klout says influence is the ability to drive action even though they don’t even measure actions which are measurements and indicators of behavior. Even worse, Klout actually measures what we are willing to do for them!

55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

According to a HubSpot study, 71% of marketers viewed Twitter as a useful marketing tool last year, up from just 39% in 2009. Facebook added more than 200 million users last year, and Twitter more than doubled in size, adding 115 million.

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Five for Friday: Inmates more expensive than college, faxing and Klout

Jeff Esposito

The Falls vs. Zarella Cage Match – Not sure if you caught this on Thursday afternoon but there was an interesting argument going on via Twitter on Thursday afternoon between Jason Falls and Dan Zarrella. Five for Friday Jail more expensive than college Klout Movember social media

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! Kawasaki has more than 300,000 followers on Twitter.

20 Ways to Generate ROI from a Corporate Blog

Webbiquity SMM

Grow your social network by including links to your Twitter account, Facebook page, YouTube channel and other social media points of presence. A responsive customer support Twitter account? The “ROI of social media&# (or lack thereof) is a hot, and still hotly contested, topic.

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#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?

“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. Twitter.

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. definitely not the opera.

Is Klout An Accurate Measure Of Your Social Influence?

The Social Media Incubator

Klout is a service that claims to measure social media influence , but is it accurate? For starters, the definition of influence is a little bit murky. For instance, does it mean you get a lot of Likes on Facebook or a lot of Re-Tweets on Twitter? Klout tries to measure both, but it doesn’t end there. Klout tries to measure several social services including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and that’s just for starters.

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

Pamorama

Determining which tools are right for you requires a clear definition of your objectives. You can search through a tweet archive for URLs sent via Twitter, including results for full URL links, shortened URLs, and URLs without the “www” prefix.

The New Media Pecking Order

Twist Image

This past Sunday, the New York Times ' Sunday Review ran an opinion piece called, Got Twitter, You've Been Scored , by Stephanie Rosenbloom that looked at the emerging trend of brands using social media analytics platforms like Klout , PeerIndex and Twitter Grader to see how "influential" individuals are. Pushing this further, if everyone has their own media channel (because of our own, individual Twitter feeds, Facebook friends, personal Blogs, etc.) klout.

Twitter Moms: How to Relate without Looking Like an Imbecile

agora pulse

So here’s the problem… if you’re not a Mom how can you tap into this captive market on Twitter Moms without looking like an imbecile? In this article I’m going to tell you how you can connect with and market to Moms (and other awesome parents) on Twitter in five easy steps.

2011 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

The biggest category of content that attracted visitors to SocMedSean.com in 2011 was definitely my social media comic strips. You Want Me To Turn Off Twitter? The fan favorite, based on traffic was definitely the Do You Pout About Klout comic.

Will Celebrities Ever GET Social?

Unspoken

If they are not, then I stand by my belief that they are not social influencers, despite what their rankings might say on Klout or other measurement tools. They are not engaged in a conversation, there are no replies to questions, and there is definitely no relationship. But what were you trying to accomplish by sending the address of his alleged shooter, George Zimmerman, to your 250,000 Twitter followers? It ‘s a given – Celebrities are social.

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How Airlines Use Social Media: Lessons for Everyone

Pamorama

In an effort to build customer engagement, an increasing number of airlines are creating an active social media presence — Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, and check-in locations for location-based apps.

Eloqua, TopRank, Demandbase and More – OMS Minneapolis Wrapup

Webbiquity SMM

NOT just to a standard web page or to a high-definition video). Don’t overlook the value of native searches on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Technorati.

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Social Pros 14 – Jason Falls, Social Media Explorer

Convince & Convert

So, services like Klout and Kred that put a number to your social influence. The customer in the back of the line has a Klout score of 75, the customer in the middle of the line has a Klout score of 17. I’m not saying Klout is good, bad, or indifferent.

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Crowdbooster Review: Social Analytics & Optimization

Jason Yormark

While there are quite a few social media tools out there that provide similar services, Crowdbooster has it’s share of unique features that I could definitely see myself using fairly regularly. How I Increased My Twitter Following by 45% In One Week.

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. This post explores YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr. Twitter.

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. As a result of this new definition of self, a new social media personality has evolved – the influencer – that person or entity to whom an original thought, idea, or activity can be traced. Related posts: Once upon a time, I Believed in the Fairytale of Klout.

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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. As a result of this new definition of self, a new social media personality has evolved – the influencer – that person or entity to whom an original thought, idea, or activity can be traced. Related posts: Once upon a time, I Believed in the Fairytale of Klout.

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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.

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Interview with Social Media Manager: Hristina Hristova from Acronis

Social Media Citizens

You can follow Hristina on Twitter , Linkedin and Pinterest. H: My favourites are: Klout – to know where you stand in relation to your peers and competitors. Hootsuite – organise and manage content across Facebook and Twitter.

Interview with Social Media Influencer: Tamara Littleton

Social Media Citizens

You can follow Tamara on Twitter , Linkedin or Facebook. Programmes such as Klout and Peerindex can give you an insight into influence but shouldn’t be taken too literally. T: I follow a variety of trends on blogs, Twitter and online media.

17 Digital Marketing Experts Share Their Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Jason’s Little Known Social Media Secret : I don’t really let most people in on the fact that I use Tweetspinner.com (editor’s note: read my Tweet Spinner review , aff links included) to help me manage my Twitter followers. With Twitter, however, you can use Refollow.

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Analytics: what are you really learning?

Sherrilynne Starkie

It can be difficult to show that have a thousand Facebook fans for 10,000 Twitter followers delivers product sales or votes or brand loyalty. We recently worked with a government client who had spent considerable effort and resources over 18 months building a following on Twitter.

Top 3 Mistakes Brands Make with Influencer Marketing

Convince & Convert

What they talk about, their Klout score, community, followers, engagement, and endless other identifiers come into play here. If it sounds easier than scouring Twitter profiles, that’s because it is! Get our Definitive email newsletter.

The Gamification of Social Media

Social Media Marketing

When tied to other accounts such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, LinkedIn and blogs, your net worth rises based on the content you either create or share. And I definitely see the potential for brands to enter the fray and sponsor items that they can offer for purchase.

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. 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. T: Marketing to influencers is definitely overrated. Other than FB, Twitter and LinkedIn).

Interview with Social Media Influencer: Gianfranco Cuzziol

Social Media Citizens

He regularly speaks at conferences and can often be found on Twitter and on his own blog ’ It’s all about the Conversation’. Other than FB, Twitter and LinkedIn). GC: Definitely read everything I RT but I certainly don’t share just for the sake of gratification.