Solving Klout’s “Warren Buffett Problem”

Convince & Convert

Matt Thomson, Klout @daddymention. The RSS feed is: [link]. Matt begins the podcast by addressing Klout’s so-called “Warren Buffett problem.” via Klout. Klout is working on integrating tools for brands with Klout for Business.

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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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Top Five: Tidal Wave of New Social Media Features

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week's must-know news from the world of social media includes new features and functions from Instagram, Facebook Messenger, LinkedIn and Twitter. Plus end of the road for Klout. Instagram has introduced mute in feed, a new way to control what posts users see on Instagram.

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. So are you on Klout, Peerindex and Empire Avenue?

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Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Adds Photo Tagging, Facebook Acquires Oculus VR

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook and Twitter: Twitter rolls out photo tagging. Twitter. Klout.

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The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

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.

50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

While a dwindling number of business executives still dismiss Twitter as a waste of time, recent research suggests it is one of the most valuable social networks for business. 51% of active Twitter users follow companies, brands or products on social networks. How popular is Twitter?

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Why a Social Credit Score is an Empty and Dangerous Notion

Waxing UnLyrical

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.

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You Suck! So I Unfollowed You On Twitter!

SocMed Sean

I don’t care how long you have been on Twitter. And I sure as heck don’t care what your Klout score is. I unfollowed you on Twitter! Do you think that announcing it on your Twitter feed is going to shame me back into following you again? That’s not how Twitter works. Humor Social Twitter best practices social media social networking tipsMaybe you should be more interesting! Let’s get something straight.

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

Webbiquity SMM

Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website? Don’t want to follow Twitterers who aren’t following you? Klout. A free tool for finding the relative influence of any Twitter user.

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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.

Social Media Monitoring Bookmarks and RSS

Laurel Papworth

When monitoring social media, don’t forget to monitor social media platforms (changes at Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn etc) as well as stuff specific to YOUR industry. Twitter Blog OR

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Does it matter who follows you on Twitter or Facebook?

Akamai Marketing

Here’s some different ways of looking at it: The care and feeding of followers and fans. Talk about making Twitter Karma work for you! Klout kares about your followers: I’m not personally a fan o f pursuing the almighty Klout score , BUT, if you are, one of the aspects of Klout that is fairly easy to game is the fact that if you have high-Klout followers, your Klout score increases. Many high-Klout folks auto-follow.

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How to Get Testimonials for Your Business or Blog Using Twitter for Social Proof


Have you ever wondered what mentions and retweets are worth to your business or blog besides a boost in the Klout score? Curating your best mentions while viewing your Twitter mentions on a daily basis is easy. You can favorite a tweet in the mobile Twitter app.

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The 3 Keys to Social Influence

Convince & Convert

This is an interview I did with Klout for their Klout Stars series , where they ask “influencers&# about their background in social media. With my blog, my Twitter feed, my twice-weekly email newsletter, and other vehicles, I try to curate what matters and add a heavy dose of my own interpretation and advice. People invariably try to game the system, to increase their Klout score by doing this or doing that.

Social Pros 14 – Jason Falls, Social Media Explorer

Convince & Convert

The RSS feed is: [link]. 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. Klout is the Alexa ranking of social media.

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.

2011 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

You Want Me To Turn Off Twitter? The fan favorite, based on traffic was definitely the Do You Pout About Klout comic. Blogs Facebook Google+ Humor LinkedIn People Social Media Twitter Workplace YouTube cartoon comic facebook linkedin social media social networking

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. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again.

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.)

Top Twitter Blog Marketing Tips


Twitter is one of the top three or four social media marketing tools today, with roughly 12% of online adults using Twitter according to this Pew Internet report. It’s easy to quickly share promotions and ideas on Twitter, and if they catch on, they can spread quickly, even crossing over to platforms such as Facebook or Pinterest in the process. Since the cost of using Twitter is so low and the process of sharing tweets is so simple, it is an ideal tool for blog marketing.

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

SocMed Sean

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.

8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media


Even if you have several social media accounts (Twitter, Linked In, Facebook), Drum up will allow you to manage it all from one place (dashboard) where you can monitor your posts and tweak your preferences or settings. Feedly is basically an RSS aggregator.

The Best Free (or Cheap) Tools for Blogger and Influencer Outreach

Adam Sherk

Followerwonk from SEOmoz is a great tool for researching Twitter users. The Twitter bio search allows you to easily find and evaluate users in specific areas. Klout and Kred. Klout’s search functionality also lets you find influencers on specific topics.

TheWayoftheWeb Most Read Posts in 2011

The Way of the Web

Klout and Peerindex: Social network loyalty cards. How Klout and Peerindex are initially mapping ‘influence’, and the result that they act as loyalty cards for the social networks they include, requiring you to do your daily posting on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ rather than using a competitor, for example.

Why I’m Baking Cookies Instead of Tweeting

Waxing UnLyrical

Blogging, Tweeting, Tumbling, Facebooking, Formspringing, checking your Klout score, commenting on Flickr, reading your Reader, keeping up-to-date with online communities and discussion boards …. I have replied to people on Twitter and read several dozen random blog articles.

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Tool Tuesday: SocialOomph

Akamai Marketing

All of these are things you can set on autopilot with the help of a 3rd party, but you can not do it directly from Twitter. Welcome Direct Messages are both a useful tool and the bane of the Twitter existence.

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What I Learned from My TestMasters (And TheGreensheet) #SocialMadness Experience

Waxing UnLyrical

SocialMadness assesses social media performance using a proprietary algorithm based on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn engagement, as well as direct votes in the name of specific companies at the #SocialMadness website. Can you have a competition that measures how “good” your social media is?

Bill Hartzer: Weekly Update for November 1, 2014

Bill Hartzer

Reddit AMA, Ripoff Report, Klout, and Duane Forrester Leaves Bing. I did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), Ripoff Report’s home page was removed from Google, I don’t trust Klout, and Duane Forrester has left Bing as their Webmaster Liaiason. I Can’t Trust Klout.

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Social Media Complainers – your new BFF's

Akamai Marketing

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Subscribe via Email Meet Tara Coomans Recent Posts Klout – What’s it all About?

Tool Tuesday: Qwitter

Akamai Marketing

That is to say, you feel like things are going great, you’re having engaging conversations regularly and feel as though you even have some “friends&# in Twitter. This simple to use and free (for basic) service alerts you everyday to your latest Twitter Unfollows.

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What's your social currency?

Akamai Marketing

By taracoomans – April 4, 2011 Posted in: Content , Featured , social media Photo credit: BaronBrian 97 Million people use Twitter. Now hear this: No one ever joined Facebook or Twitter so they could follow a brand or a company.

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6 Critically Undervalued Social Media Success Metrics

Convince & Convert

The more fans that click “like” and comment, the more likely your future updates are to be seen in their News Feed, dramatically increasing your actual Facebook audience. Klout. And those are never the obvious ones like Facebook fans and Twitter followers.

Know What’s Working on Social Media: 26 Free Social Media Analytics Tools

Buffer Social

With Buffer’s free plan, you get all the major engagement stats for every update you post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. One of our favorite Twitter tools , Followerwonk shows you detailed breakdowns of your followers and activity. Klout. Twitter analytics.

How I Use Triberr


I know that not every one of my posts work for everyone else’s Twitter audience, and I know that not every post from my other tribesmen and women will fit my Twitter audience either. I use a custom RSS feed. I created a Triberr Twitter list.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

also gathering intelligence via their rankings on top social sites and by stumbling upon new items in my feed reader. Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations. Twitter.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Imagine the World


How to Increase Twitter Engagement with Nestivity – Learn how to increase Twitter engagement and followers with Nestivity, the Twitter tool that turns your tweets into conversations. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+.

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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. A great tool to collect this kind of data is a site called Klout. This is a guest post by Andy Havard.

15 of the Most Important Instagram Trends to Watch Right Now


On the other hand, the Instagram feed is primarily associated with polished content and discovery. Getting rid of the chronological feed has only reinforced that perception. The majority of users see the Instagram feed as a place to find information and discover products and brands.