So I’ve been using Klout for a while now and was surprised to see how odd my numbers add up; in fact, they don’t. In fact, they just don’t add up at all.
Klout touts themselves as “The Standard for Influence” on the Internet in terms of social media. Well, they certainly have a right to make that declaration as they seem to be pretty dominant in that market space. I just signed up with Crowdbooster to see how well they do what they promise in this same service/product segment.
As you can see in my screenshot of my profile, my “Score Analysis” has been between 45 and 47-ish for some time now while my other statistics have significantly increased. My True Reach has gone up 20 points over the last week or so (my guess as to what those points represent), my amplification seems to be up (I have no idea what scale this is…percentage?) and my network has grown from 44 to 53 (of course, that’s some kind of aggregate score).
So, you would think that with these numbers like this that my “Score Analysis” would clearly at least be going up from prior to a week or so ago. NOPE. What’s up, Klout? (I did write them and I plan to post my response and follow up on this over time. I’ll also let you know what I think of Crowdbooster.
My Klout Numbers
UPDATE: My numbers took a nosedive and so I decided to close my account. See the “improved” numbers here.