Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tips for New Bloggers: How to Use Klout

Klout is a site that measures your social media and online influence. Klout collects data from your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Foursquare profiles to provide you with a daily Klout score.

The Klout score affects the type of perks you can receive on Klout. There have been great freebies that are available based on your Klout score.

How to give Klout:
Example of Klout topics

1. Search for a profile. Here is what mine looks like: Giveaway Guru's Klout Profile

2. On the right side of the page, click on the +K symbol next to any of the categories listed under "Influential about ___ topics"

3.  You just gave Klout!

You only have a certain amount of Klout to give each day. If someone has requested for a Klout on a specific category, click on "see all" and you will see all of their topics.

You can also add topics that you feel you are influential about to your profile. This requires 5K+'s. 

What you can do with the blue "Add+" button that appears at the top right of every person's profile:
  • Add to a list: you can create your own list and add Klout members
  • Add a topic: You can add a topic to that Klout members' profile. This requires 5 K+'s.
  • Add as influencer: You can add a person who you feel influences you or your sites 
There is also a score analysis of your online influence, along with achievements you have earned after using Klout.

This is a basic, quick guide on how to use Klout for those who have not used Klout before. I hope you find this helpful!

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