26.10.11

Let's All Klout About It - New System Means Falling Scores For Many


This morning I checked my Klout score, a system that determines how influencial you are within the social media community. I've been around 52-54 for over a year, but today my score fell to 47. I thought this was bad, but many other bloggers report a falling of 10-20 points!


Why is this happening? 

Klout has revamped their scoring model, which is supposed to now more accurately represent your social media influence. CEO Joe Fernandez wrote about the changes in a blog post written last week and notes that many scores will remain the same or even go up. For those who's scores went down, apparently the new Klout system has "the power to share specific actions that are helping or hurting your score. When your Klout score changes, you will be able to match it to the change in the subscores and understand why the change occurred."

My Thoughts

I take my scores and stats very seriously, so when my Klout score dropped so drastically, of course, I was concerned! Although Fernandez notes that most ratings should stay the same, I've spoken with many bloggers today and not one of them reports an increase. Most have say theirs fell at least 5 points and many up to 20 points! Is this just another website supporting the bigger, more powerful websites, favoring those and pushing out the smaller blogs? Are they misrepresenting the power blogging has on the social media community? I think so, but only time will tell! 

Did your score go up or down? What are your thoughts?

7 comments:

Danielle @ Happenings of the Harper Household said...

My score went down 17 points!!! And I am not happy..... I say lets go back to the old way, because this is C.R.A.P. :/

Mry Jhnsn said...

I was a 60 and now like a 45 :( sigh. I actually did not know they revamped it until I read your post so thanks and maybe it will work itself out...

Emily Reviews said...

I dropped from 65 to 51.

Jan said...

Mine dropped 12 points. I couldn't figure out what I was doing differently... now I get it. I don't like it... but at least I understand it now. Thanks for sharing this info.

Melissa + Tiffany @ Home Grown Families said...

I was so upset....I dropped 16 points!! That's alot of work down the drain! they said it would take a few weeks to work out the kinks. I hope they do :)

Tiffany Booth said...

I am also very upset with my score dropping. Mostly because several companies have recently asked for my score and now it's much lower than it was. It just makes me look bad. Like I lied. I am so not friends with Klout anymore :(

Ronalee said...

I guess I should feel good that my score is 51 after only dropping a few points. I have a blog, but I only have 35 followers and don't think any of them actually read it. I have not even posted in weeks. (darn busy life)
My score can only be contributed to my participation at twitter parties and entering giveaways.
I don't really understand it all.

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