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.




Klout.com – a fun way to analyze your social media impact.

I found out about this service called Klout that works like Google Analytics for your social media accounts. Klout analyzes your Twitter and Facebook feeds to see how many people respond to you in your tweets and posts. An additional benefit to using Klout is their “perks” program where you can receive early access to things like Spotify and movie previews.