Is Klout On The Way Out?

Unspoken

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

Klout 155

Have you been put in Klout timeout?

Unspoken

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.

Klout 123

Trending Sources

Is Klout Really Accessing Your Protected Tweets?

Unspoken

Last week I wrote, “Klout Story Part 1 – Are you reading between the lines? ” , which concentrated on some of Klout’s privacy issues. Klout’s Marketing Manager, Ms. Are Klout’s statements accurate? Widikidiw – Klout.

Klout 131

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.

Klout 146

How to Get Your Profile and Data Completely Disconnected from Klout

Unspoken

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.

Klout 153

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.

Klout 61

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?

Klout 59

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?

Klout 103

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.

Klout 66

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.

Klout 103

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.

Klout 89

Twitter Gives Advertisers More Klout

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter provided more details on the Klout enrichment that it discussed in its announcement earlier this week that the updated (2.0) Gnip product manager Greg Lyon said in a blog post that Twitter’s Klout enrichment 2.0 allows brands and agencies to: Rank influencers based on Klout data to evaluate potential follow-up for promotional, endorsement or sponsorship opportunities. Lyon also provided the following hypothetical use case for Klout enrichment 2.0:

Klout 18

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.

Klout 68

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.

Klout’s Effect On The Classroom, Your Career & More

Firebelly

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?

Klout 80

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.

Klout 38

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?

Klout 38

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.

Klout 58

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.,

Klout 54

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.

Klout 99

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.

Klout 55

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?

Klout 44

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.

API 38

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.

Klout 46

1,886,434 Ways the Long Tail Beat Klout

Geoff Livingston

It was the little guys, the Little Lights Urban Ministries ( Klout Score: 10 ) and For Love of Children, Inc. Klout Score: 37 ) that won most donors and most donations, respectively. In the end, it’s not Klout or some other social media ranking that creates a success.

Klout 36

What’s Your Score? How Klout and PeerIndex Affect Social Engagement

Idaconcpts

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.

Klout 39

Klout and the Reality of Return on Influence

Convince & Convert

I noticed that anytime someone wrote a blog post about Klout there would be this foaming at the mouth. Of course, now everybody knows about Klout and talks about Klout, but a year and a half ago it was unknown. Does Klout Score Mean You Know What You’re Doing?

Klout 37

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.

Klout 86

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?

Klout 23

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.

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?

Klout 28

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

Klout 35

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.

Klout 20

How to Increase Your Retweets, Twitter Followers & Klout

Kikolani

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.

Klout 57

The Return On Influence In A World Of Klout

Twist Image

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.

Klout 27

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 ).

Klout 33

Thoughts from Conversation with Klout CEO Joe Fernandez

Geoff Livingston

Ace Blogger Seth Godin doesn’t participate on Twitter, but has a Klout score of 70 in large part due to retweets and mentions. This phenomena typifies what Klout calls the Warren Buffet problem. General Perceptions of Klout Moving Forward.

Klout 23

Finding value in Klout-like sites | Sherrilynne Starkie

Sherrilynne Starkie

Klout 47

Why Twylah Is My Favorite Influential Tool

Unspoken

Twylah vs. Klout. Klout is a major player when it comes to measuring influence. To give you a better understanding, here is an example of how this works for me: Klout has determined that one of my influential topics is Social Media.

Tools 153

Who Are The Influencers and How DO We Find Them?

Unspoken

In my last blog, “ Clout vs. Klout – Or the Real Meaning of Social Influence ,” I pulled together information which concluded that the most visible people are not necessarily correlated with influence, and word-of-mouth recognition can only be harnessed by targeting large numbers of ordinary influencers. Tools like Klout and Kred can be used for discovering influencers, but I still maintain that Klout lacks transparency and scores based on popularity , not influence.