Klout.com – Does it really matter?

A month and a half ago I wrote a blog post about this new service called Klout.com. After using it for over a month, I’m questioning the accuracy and relevancy  of the “Klout” score.

Initially when I started using the service my Klout number started to climb. I went from a score of 29 to a my highest score of 48. In the past month and a half I have been tweeting with much more frequency. My friends have been listing me as someone to follow on “Friend Fridays” and I have received a reply from @mattcutts. Matt Cutts is the head of the Google web spam team and has 130k+ followers plus over 13,000+ tweets. I would think that would bump up my Klout score, but it didn’t move up or down for the 5 days following Matt’s reply. After all that positive activity I would expect my score to go up, but this morning my Klout score sits at 40.

So I ask “Does it really matter”?

Your thoughts please.