Klout is Shutting Down

Bill Hartzer

Klout, the site that gave us our social media Klout scores, is shutting down on May 25, 2018. At the height of Klout’s reign in social media, social media influencers, with a high enough Klout score, could get rewarded by advertisers.

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When #measurePR met Klout

Waxing UnLyrical

Last week, the special guest on #measurePR was Megan Berry of Klout. 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?

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The Klout Drama Kontinues

Waxing UnLyrical

I cannot believe how much drama there is around Klout’s most recent changes. You see, Klout had decided I was (am) influential on bacon. Mark Schaefer made an excellent point when he said things like Klout scores and follower numbers do matter from the point of social proof.

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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?

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Klout is Shutting Down

Bill Hartzer

Klout, the site that gave us our social media Klout scores, is shutting down on May 25, 2018. At the height of Klout’s reign in social media, social media influencers, with a high enough Klout score, could get rewarded by advertisers.

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Why Klout Doesn’t Measure True Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ll admit that it’s fun to bash Klout. I have the belief that, despite what Klout says, it ties a large part of how “influential” you are directly to how much you tweet. That’s my Klout score over the past several weeks.

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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.

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#measurePR Aug. 21, ’12: How Much #kred Does #klout Have?

Waxing UnLyrical

The August 21 #MeasurePR chat was a fun and lively discussion about a few topics of interest to measurement geeks—including the notorious topic we love to pick apart: Klout. Mark Schaefer addressed some of Klout’s changes at his {Grow} blog.

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Klouchebag Let’s You REALLY Know What Your Klout Score Means

SocMed Sean

I can’t stand Klout. I have wrote several articles on this angst, and even created one of my social media cartoons about those who “ Pout about Klout “ And up until today, I was pretty much over Klout. Featured Humor Social Media influence klout social media

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Klout Adds Moments

Small Business Mavericks

Klout bills itself as a social media influence metric, but until now it was largely limited in how it measured influence. Moments is something like the Facebook Timeline, but it takes “your most important content” from all of the networks Klout measures and adds it to your profile. Klout is careful to point out that not everyone has Moments yet. I like the addition of Wikipedia and +K to the mix, but Klout currently only monitors 11 networks.

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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. Recently, several high profile social media people have removed themselves from Klout all together.

Social Influence Platform Klout Will Shut Down at the End of the Month

Social Media Today

The online world is about to lose one its most prominent influence measures, with Klout to shut down later this month

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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 ? What is Klout? Why should you care about Klout?

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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. Do Klout Perks carry any real-world weight?

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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?

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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? 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. Klout is by no means a perfect service. A better question is, should you rely on it for accurately measuring your influence and make business decisions based on your Klout score?

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Klout Partners With Bing On Snapshots

Small Business Mavericks

But you need to claim your Klout profile. And then you need to link your Klout profile to your LinkedIn profile. Your Bing Snapshot will include your Klout-connected social profiles. Searchers will also see your Klout Score and influential topics. Of course, you can control how your Bing Snapshot appears by editing your LinkedIn profile and your Klout profile. Social Media bing Google Authorship Klout LinkedIn social networking

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Solving Klout’s “Warren Buffett Problem”

Convince & Convert

Matt Thomson, Klout @daddymention. Matt begins the podcast by addressing Klout’s so-called “Warren Buffett problem.” via Klout. Klout is not meant to be one more platform that users have to curate, and that is something Klout will always strive to avoid.

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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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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. How 1 Blog Post Increased My Klout Score.

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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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Klout Now Measures 10 Social Media Websites For Influence

Small Business Mavericks

Klout just keeps getting better. Among the services that Klout now tracks are: Tumblr – A blogging platform somewhat like a cross between Twitter and Blogger. In all, Klout is now measuring your influence across ten different social networks. I’d say that Klout has realized that social media influence goes well beyond Facebook and Twitter, which means it is serious about being the premier metric platform for social media.

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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. I see that my Klout score did jump a bit when they made this change, though Bing is not showing up yet in my score. It’s about Klout’s new additions.

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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. Klout integrated into the Browser. Reuters uses Klout of CEOS on Social Media.

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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 certainly don’t lose any sleep over my Klout score. Many businesses are using Klout as a measuring stick for influence and not just for their perks program.

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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. For instance, big companies may woo someone with a high Klout score in order to help extend their brand reach.

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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.

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Finding value in Klout-like sites | Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne Starkie

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How Bing And Klout Teamed Up For Your Benefit

Small Business Mavericks

Bing seems to think searchers want to know the Klout scores of topical experts featured alongside your search results. That’s where you’ll find the Klout score if it’s available. But do you really care about their Klout scores? From what I’m reading, most people don’t care too much about Klout scores. For marketers, this new Bing Klout combo could be a new way to find influencers. Social Media bing Klout social influence

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Klout is giving away free stuff

Josh S Peters

Klout has been giving away free stuff for a while now, but it seems to have really amped up lately. TNT wants people who are very active online (which is how you get Klout), live, work, and network online to get excited and involved with an offline product.

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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. I do not know how many of the 46 were “found” by Klout versus already known by the committee, and it’s not particularly relevant.

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Social Media Clout: Klout them up – don’t you know who I am?

Laurel Papworth

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. Klout ).

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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.

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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. Boston had a much tougher matchup against the Knicks on Klout than they did on the court.

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Podcast: SL's PR top 5 on Klout | Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne Starkie

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Marketplace to Buy, Sell Links Based on Google Authorship and Klout Launched

Bill Hartzer

The first-ever online marketplace for buying and selling links in articles and blog posts based on Google Authorship and Klout score has been launched. AuthorLinks is a marketplace for buying and selling links based on a web site owner’s Google Authorship and overall Klout score.

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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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Top Five: Tidal Wave of New Social Media Features

Sherrilynne Starkie

Plus end of the road for Klout. End of the road for Klout. Klout, once known as the arbiter of social media influence is shutting down. Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Social Media Twitter Facebook Messenger Instagram Mute Klout Linkedin tools Twitter apps REPORT.

AuthorLinks Rebrands as AuthPost, Continues Selling Posts Based on Google Authorship, Klout Score

Bill Hartzer

” Currently, there are no other websites or places where someone can buy posts or articles based on the author’s Klout score or Google Authorship status. AuthorLinks , the first-ever marketplace to buy and sell Google Authorship, has rebranded as AuthPost.

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The Return On Influence In A World Of Klout

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Schaefer over at Grow Blog recently published his second book, Return On Influence - The Revolutionary Power of Klout, Social Scoring, and Influence Marketing , which dissects the fascinating world of social scoring an individual consumer's true influence in the online channels. At the same time, many marketers see Klout and the power to social score individuals as a great way to not only nurture our evangelists but uncover new ones. klout.

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Why targeting matters… a @Klout fail

Jeff Esposito

I am not ashamed and in all honesty it is one of the few reasons why I keep my account with Klout. While it sucked the whole joy out of my Monday morning, the whole incident could have been avoided if either OneHopeWine.com or Klout used a few filters. On one hand OneHopeWine.com could have said to their rep at Klout, exclude users from these states because we cannot ship to them. I like getting free stuff.

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#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!

A Klout promotion that pops

Jeff Esposito

Yesterday I received a package in the mail from Klout for their latest campaign with PopChips. Tags: social media Klout Mike Schaffer PopChips The package was filled with some cool swag, coupons and chips, but those were not what truly excited me – a handwritten note did.

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