Why You Should Stop Curating From Top Content Sites

Let start off with a question: Why would you share the most popular content from high traffic content sites that most people are already reading and sharing? Recently we found a new study released by eMarketer that details the curation sharing from top content sites across the social graph. In one example, Nearly all Upworthy articles go on … Continue reading Why You Should Stop Curating From Top Content Sites

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How Social Media Actions Within Relationships Build Trust

There seems to be a new round of social scoring and now "trust" based sites that purport to either determine a persons social influence or business trustworthiness. As if we did not have enough of these sites already, it seems every geek that can code is trying to jump into social media software to try … Continue reading How Social Media Actions Within Relationships Build Trust

3 Effective Ways To Use @Klout Everyday

Though I am no fan of "the Klout score" and have written on this extensively. The fact that that self-described scientists and engineers are behind the social influence scoring system and NOT social media professionals, makes the score by default far less that accurate. Further, I am not sure that you can really measure one's … Continue reading 3 Effective Ways To Use @Klout Everyday

My Klout Experiment And The Disturbing Results

In my professional, humble social media opinion, it is about value, engagement and relationships that lead to ROI, not what someone or something says about how influential you are. Having said that, many of you that read my blogs on social media marketing and Klout know that I have been fairly supportive of the company, it's business model and … Continue reading My Klout Experiment And The Disturbing Results

Klout Changes Affect Millions – What You Need To Know

Did you notice?  Of course you did. Millions of people's Klout scores were affected by the recent changes to their scoring algorithm. The majority affected saw a decline in the overall score they previously garnered through the site. My score dropped by 11 points. OMG, the sky is falling!!!! Now, hold on here. Take a deep breath … Continue reading Klout Changes Affect Millions – What You Need To Know

Why My Klout Score Will Not Likely Exceed 75

In my investigation of Klout and it's scoring algorithm, as well as watching videos of Megan Berry, Klout's Marketing Manager, explain the technology, I believe my Klout score is likely to remain where it is. I have seen the improvements with their systems and how they affect my score, combined with how my sustained and … Continue reading Why My Klout Score Will Not Likely Exceed 75

Klout Perks – Going Beyond the Social Media Checkin

As most of you know I am heavily involved in most things in social media. I was an early adopter of Foursquare, HootSuite and Klout. I am constantly checking in when I am out and about and love how it fosters discussions. Due to how often I discuss coffee and/or am meeting at Starbucks, I … Continue reading Klout Perks – Going Beyond the Social Media Checkin