Klout Score Observations

Just thought I’d share an little anecdote about Klout.

I have 2 Twitter accounts, thus 2 Klout profiles.

http://www.klout.com/nicholeanncom
http://www.klout.com/justbooks4kids

I have one personal Facebook profile. I have public pages for my blogs as well but had linked my Facebook account to Klout before the ability to link pages was available.

My personal Facebook profile was linked to JustBooks4Kids. While poking around on the Klout site to see about adding Facebook to my NicholeAnnCom profile I was brought to a page that said I could merge accounts. As I suspected my accounts weren’t actually merged but rather the link to my personal Facebook profile was switched from JustBooks4Kids to NicholeAnnCom.

Here’s how it affected my stats:

NicholeAnnCom went from 27 to 42.
JustBooks4Kids went from 42 to 27.

So apparently my personal Facebook profile is worth 15 points!

In case you are wondering, I have 203 “friends” on Facebook and rarely use it as a platform for my blog posts. In fact, while I’m on Facebook all the time (thanks to some amazing private groups) I don’t really post much on my profile at all anymore. I just checked and I only have 8 updates for February so far.

It’s maybe more interesting to note that BOTH my twitter accounts are worth 27 Klout points.
Let’s look closer:

NicholeAnnCom has around 850 followers. I’ve only tweeted from it 275 times as I’ve only really started using it the past few months. But I’ve been favoring it lately and using it the most because I want to keep the other account more on the topic of books.
JustBooks4Kids has around 1200 followers. I’ve been slacking and not tweeting from this account as much but I’ve been using it a lot longer.

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that my scores flipped the way they did considering that the Facebook link was the only change I made recently. Yet somehow I didn’t expect such a clean and clear score change since Klout is notorious for keeping users in the dark in regards to scoring. More surprising to me was that both twitter accounts are valued the same by Klout.

What does this all mean? Not much in the grand scheme of things but, since I found it interesting, I thought I’d share.

BTW, as of today, I’ve connected my JustChildrensBooks Facebook page to my JustBooks4Kids klout profile. We’ll see how or if that affects my new lower score.

 

10 Thoughts on “Klout Score Observations

  1. I just don’t understand the whole Klout thing, no matter how many articles I read about it. Just doesn’t work out for me. =(
    Trianna recently posted..Go Girl! It’s your SITS Day!My Profile

  2. I honestly have no idea where klout even begins to rate their scores. My facebook is my clear influence on klout, which I don’t even understand as the majority of my friends aren’t social media addicts or into it that much, but yet I influence them *shrugs*

    It is what it is.
    Jamie recently posted..Stress and Heart Disease!My Profile

    • In theory, anytime you influence someone, whether they are a social media powerhouse or a casual user who doesn’t even know what Klout is, your score should be positivity affected.

      But I agree, “it is what it is” and nothing to stress over.
      Nichole Ann recently posted..Klout Score ObservationsMy Profile

  3. That is really interesting. I would love to see what will happen. I was trying to understand the Klout and I was working on bringing the score up, but eventually I gave up.
    Bibi @ Daily Organized Chaos recently posted..Seafood Heaven – Ivar’s Acres Of Clams in SeattleMy Profile

    • Bibi, my score dropped 2 points after linking my Facebook page! lol

      Of course, I admit to slacking big time when it comes to my book site.

      I don’t work to bring my scores up, it’s too much of a stress and I’d rather focus my energy elsewhere. Still find it interesting though like you said.
      Nichole Ann recently posted..Klout Score ObservationsMy Profile

  4. I deleted my Klout account completely. There are a lot of issues with Klout’s methodology, particularly that they create accounts for users without their consent. I received some ‘perks’ but not a single one was related to my blog!

  5. I think this is super interesting! I have had love (great fashion perks!) and hate (weird score shifts) with my Klout score, but I do still recognize its significance.
    Alexis Grace recently posted..Laptop Bag Chic: The Matt & Nat RitualMy Profile

  6. I was doing well with Klout before the changed how they calculated the scores and after I completely plummeted I deleted my account. It felt so good because in blogging of course there are so many different ways to measure how “cool” you are that it can make you feel down sometimes. Now it’s just one less thing to worry about…I did however hear there is a Pinterest type Klout thing now. I won’t be joining that either.

    Oh & also following your NicholeAnn Twitter
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  7. I was a huge fan of Klout, when if first came out. Now, I’m pretty sure it’s just a crock of poo. I just want to know what kind of algorithm they use, to get their scores.
    Bree @ The Mom with Moxie recently posted..Be GraciousMy Profile

  8. I have lost all interest in Klout – around the time that they were using your FB friends’ profiles and could add your own teenage kids…
    the methodology is so obscure….

    I am back to peer index – do you use that?
    Rachel recently posted..Kids Off School & I Am Happy!My Profile

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