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Klout Launches New App For iOS, Android On The Way

Klout Launches New App For iOS, Android On The Way

By Chris Crum April 8, 2014

Klout has launched a new iOS app that reflects the major changes to its service it rolled out earlier this year. If you haven’t looked at Klout lately, it has become something of a social news reader that lets you …

Klout Just Turned Into A Social News Reader Klout Just Turned Into A Social News Reader

Klout just got a big redesign. Head over to Klout.com now, and you’ll see a page encouraging you to “Create and share great content.” The change is billed as being about “creating content,” though as far as I can tell, …

Bing Gets Snapshots From Klout In Search Results Bing Gets Snapshots From Klout In Search Results

Klout announced an extension of its partnership with Bing today with the launch of Klout-verified snapshots in Bing search results. Klout’s Paul Kim and Genevieve Lydstone explain, “From the beginning of Klout, we’ve been focused on helping people better understand …

Klout Now Factors Bing Searches into Your Score Klout Now Factors Bing Searches into Your Score

Starting today, Klout will begin to factor in another element when calculating your total score. Now, your Klout score includes Bing search prevalence. That means that your Klout score will improve based on how many times you’re searched for on …

Klout Score Now Takes Into Account Instagram Data Klout Score Now Takes Into Account Instagram Data

Klout has just announced that its adding another element into your influence score: Instagram. “Instagram generates some of social media’s most beautiful and engaging content, and is one of the most highly-requested networks by Klout users. Starting this week, all …

Klout Launches Klout For Business Klout Launches Klout For Business

Klout announced the launch of Klout for Business on Thursday with the tagline, “Find the influencers in your audience.” Klout for Business is a set of tools including Klout Perks and audience insights to help businesses get influencers to share …

How Much Does Klout Score Matter? How Much Does Klout Score Matter?
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“While you may abhor the idea of a company like Klout judging or grading you on a daily basis, it’s already happening and companies are paying attention, so we shouldn’t just ignore this trend.” That’s a quote from the book …

Klout Just Now Takes Into Account Facebook Pages Klout Just Now Takes Into Account Facebook Pages

Klout, the company that claims to help you “discover and be recognized for how you influence the world,” announced today that it is now including data from Facebook Pages in its scoring. I would have thought this would have been …

Bing Invests In Klout, Adds It To Social Sidebar Bing Invests In Klout, Adds It To Social Sidebar
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Bing announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Klout, including an strategic investment in the company. This, a Bing spokesperson tells WebProNews, is aimed at “strengthening social influence data on both the Bing and Klout platforms.” “There …

Facebook Acquires Threadsy, Creator of Swaylo Facebook Acquires Threadsy, Creator of Swaylo

Facebook has just made another partial acquisition – this time in the form of Threadsy, a startup best known for their Klout-like service Swaylo. Swaylo is a Facebook-centric tool that analyzes Facebook users’ reach and influence across the network. Users …

Klout Announces New Algorithm at LeWeb London 2012 Klout Announces New Algorithm at LeWeb London 2012
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In what was probably the most awkward interview of all time, Co-Founder and CEO of Klout, Joe Fernandez talked about some changes that are going to be made to Klout’s algorithm that will make it a better indicator of social …

New Klout API Adds The Ability To +K People New Klout API Adds The Ability To +K People

Klout is one of those services that’s important to those invested in the social media industry. It’s a service that rates your social media performance across a number of platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, etc and gives you a rating. …

Klout Score Chrome Extension Makes Twitter Even More of a Popularity Contest
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Klout, the company that assigns scores to Twitter users based on their alleged influence has released a Chrome Extension that lets users see Klout scores for Twitter users right from the Twitter timeline. 

"Klout Score" is described as the measurement of your overall online influence. The official description says:

Do You Keep a Personal Social Media Scorecard?
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Personally, I’ve never been overly concerned about receiving a perfect grade as long as I know I’ve done my best. I raised my kids to think the same way. I believe there may be a downside to every kid on the team getting trophies, or taking up an entire cub scout meeting to hand out enough awards, badges and patches to make an old general jealous.

But I understand that awards and recognition for great work can be both fulfilling and fun.