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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Have you been put in Klout timeout?


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. Interestingly, spending your time supporting and mentoring our new friends might land you in Klout Time Out.

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Is Klout On The Way Out?


This morning, Klout launched a new algorithm, which has affected the scoring of Social Media users “Online Success Scores.” Klout scores have dropped on average, ten points. Klout, we have questions and we want answers. Klout Score Total: 79.36

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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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How to Get Your Profile and Data Completely Disconnected from Klout


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! It is recommended that you still revoke all access of Klout as well.

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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. KLOUT TRANSPARENCY.

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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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Why Klout Should Not Be A Synonym For Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

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.

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


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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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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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.

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 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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#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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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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Clout vs. Klout – Or the Real Meaning of Social Influence


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. But a recent Forbes article, “Don’t Fall for this Sneaky Klout Trick Designed to Suck You In,” highlighted the lengths Klout goes to in order to motivate users to artificially increase their rankings. The article shows how Klout tries to make users feel bad about themselves by assigning an initial low score of only 10.

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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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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 – 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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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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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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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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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’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 Klout and Kred Fail

Geoff Livingston

The speech took to task social scoring technologies Klout and Kred for failing to predict influencers and movements as they arise. Someone who achieves a high Klout score for something notable, already created that act. How do Klout and Kred handle topical real-time relevancy?

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Is Using Klout Right for You and Your Business?

PWB Marketing Blog

OK, more specifically, I opted out of using Klout. According to Klout, you are scored based on the ability to drive an action. Klout scores this collected data in order to measure: How many people you influence, how much you influence them. In fact it is likely that Klout was sending my personal user data to the next highest bidder. If your business is using the metrics of Klout however, that might be a reason to keep or establish an account.

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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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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 versus Reality

Geoff Livingston

“Spreading your content across multiple networks will now directly impact your Klout score. Create great content and engage with your network and you will see your Klout score continue to rise!&#. Great to hear successful spamming is rewarded with a strong Klout score.

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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.

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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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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 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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Wasting Time on Klout and Influence Metrics

Geoff Livingston

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.,

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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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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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