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


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


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. Despite my krotchey Klout reaction, I’ll admit to using Klout, PeerIndex and Kred scores into baseline, weighted influence measurements for analytics purposes. KloutKonniptions! Blech. Street Kred? For me?

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 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. MailChimp provided content while Shopify hosted, and each company got positive outcome from the interaction. She’s giving Emma extra love as they prepare to host their Marketing United conference in April.

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. These men are indeed using Twitter to rewire and reorient the Web. Today, Twitter posts 50 million tweets per day. Adam L.

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. A 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.

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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. In my case, 49% of my total Klout is via Twitter, with Facebook at 40%, and Linkedin at 5%.

HOW TO: Gain Twitter Influence

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.

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. Adam L.

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

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.

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.

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. According to the Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee , Klout was used to help identify the participants, and the list was augmented manually with known local bloggers, gadflies, and connectors. Klout Kan’t Win. Social 46. Not really.

3 Simple Ways to Find Relevant Twitter Followers


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.

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. HINT: Launching a Facebook page and Twitter handle are NOT a social media strategy. So, here they are.

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. I 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! You would literally think it was a zombie outbreak the way people are responding to the latest Klout score changes. I 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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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.

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. The anxiety she had felt at watching the Twitter stream now seemed trivial. When Facebook no longer feeds their social media buzz, they turn to Twitter (the crack of social media). It was.

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


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.

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. 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.

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. I’m not saying Klout is good, bad, or indifferent. Jim : Oh.


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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Eloqua, TopRank, Demandbase and More – OMS Minneapolis Wrapup

Webbiquity SMM

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. Genoo is more similar to something like ePROneur ; both offer hosting, robust CMS capabilities and forms builders.

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. You know what?

Internet Fame and the True Impact of Influence


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? 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. But hold on. Influence.

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. 11 Practical Business Uses for LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter (GigaOM): Some lesser-practiced tips are suggested here, such as using LinkedIn polls. This post explores YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr.

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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“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.

An Interview with TweetDeck’s Richard Barley


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. going to compete with Twitter? Richard Barley. Ha-ha!

How to Grow Your Blog by Interviewing Influencers


By ProBlogger Expert Jerry Low of Web Hosting Secrets Revealed. You could locate influencers via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Klout. Klout was at the forefront of the trend to measure influencers with metrics. Klout utilizes advanced algorithms to score businesses and individuals based on how much influence they have on social media. .

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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.

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?

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. 2, 12-1 pm ET, when your favorite guest host, Jen will be back in action! If you enjoyed it, be sure to connect with Shonali on Twitter , Facebook , or Google+. Cool, huh?!

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

Social Media Citizens

You can follow Tom on Twitter , Linkedin or Facebook. What you have to keep in mind when you look at a site like though is that depending on the provider and host of the blog it may not be giving you just the statistics for actual readers of just that single blog, but the stats for everything on that specific domain. Other than FB, Twitter and LinkedIn). Tom H.

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. I lean heavily on Google Alerts and a host of columns on Hootsuite. Other than FB, Twitter and LinkedIn). Twitter is my power tool of choice, of course, so I spend most of my social media time hanging out on Hootsuite.

How to Leverage the 80/20 Rule for Blogging Success


Enter keywords related to your field in the search bars of various social media platforms and forums, including YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Quora, and Medium. See who the influencers are, and make use of tools (such as Kred, PeerIndex, and Klout) that apply metrics to determine top influencers. Connect with him on Twitter or find out more about his work at WHSR.

A Conversation About Social Media Influence #SMSHI

Bare Feet Studios

In the spirit of transparency and speed, I am posting the notes I made as moderator of the Social Media Influence Panel at the Social Media Seminar being hosted by Technology News Bytes with their nonprofit partner, Social Media Club Hawaii Chapter. Please add your opinions/question in the comments or on Twitter; we are using the hashtag #SMSHI. Find me on Twitter @roxannedarlin g. Read his blog at and follow him on Twitter @webby2001. For all: How important are twitter rankings in the overall online influence question. Make some donations.

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