I found myself asking this very same question, not long ago, to my good friend Joanna who writes as a contributor to aMomKnowsBest, but also has her own very popular blog Baby Gators Den. I already knew what Klout what, but I wasn’t entirely sure how to give others +K. Joanna is pretty hip on such matters, so I knew she would be able to lead me in the right direction. I’ve since had probably a dozen people ask me how to give +K to others, and what exactly it means…so I thought it was time for a little tutorial.
According to its website, your Klout score is the measurement of your overall online influence. The scores range from 1 to 100 with higher scores representing a wider and stronger sphere of influence. Klout uses over 35 variables on Facebook and Twitter to measure True Reach, Amplification Probability, and Network Score. I actually have two Klout scores, one associated with each twitter handle: AlliAlexander, which I use for primarily news/media/TV related tweets and aMomKnowsBest, which is everything mom (though there is plenty crossover!). My Klout on aMomKnowsBest is 61 and I’m seen as influential on parenting, moms & blogging. My Klout on AlliAlexander is 48 and I’m influential on Rhode Island, media & moms.
Now to +K. If someone on Klout, or twitter, has recently influenced you on a topic…the neighborly thing to do is to give them +K. How do you do it? Easy peasy. Log in to Klout. Type that person’s twitter handle in the search bar, see the topics they are influential in and click on the +K button of the topic you want to give them +K about.
What do you think of Klout’s new +K tool? Have you tried it yet?