You’ve probably heard the buzz about Klout, but what does it all mean? Klout measures your online “social influence” based on your ability to drive interaction action across the social web. Your Klout score falls on a scale between 1-100 and rates your ability to engage and influence your friends and followers in a variety of social interactions. If you have a Twitter account, then you have a Klout score. Do you know yours?
According to Klout’s official blog, these are some of the top signals Klout measures:
- Facebook: mentions, likes, comments, subscribers, wall posts and friends
- Twitter: retweets, mentions, list memberships, followers, and replies
- Google+: comments, +1’s, and reshares
- LinkedIn: title, connections, recommenders and comments
- Foursquare: tips done
- Wikipedia: inlinks, ratio of links to outlines, and page importance (as measured by PageRank)
With the recent tweak to Klout’s scoring algorithm, your Klout score now incorporates more than 400 signals from seven different networks, and data is processed on a daily basis to generate updates to your Klout score.
And with the recent introduction of “Moments,” Klout is striving for even more technological transparency. Your “Moments” displays all of your top interactions across your social networks and also displays who you’ve engaged with in each of your social interactions.
So how much “Klout” do you have? The more you engage the higher your score!