Should You Care About Your Klout Score

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This is an interesting question and my answer to this question would be you should probably care about your Klout Score as much as you care about your Alexa Rating.

Just in case you don’t know is a web metrics site that measures your social media reach and activity across all the major Social Sites and then gives you a Klout score between 1 and 100

At the end of the day both your Klout and Alexa Ranks are really not that important in the whole scheme of things because you don’t have to have a great Alexa Rank to have good serps or good Page Rank and you do you really need to measure your social media score? 

This being said i do love them both and work to to get them as good as i can, they are both a great measure of how well your doing providing you do it the right way.

Did You Know The Average Klout Score is…

The average Klout score is around 40 out of 100 with only 5% of users having a score of 65 or above.

On finding this out i wanted to find out what my Klout score was, i was intrigued and wanted to know, so i re visited my account that i had made many moons ago.

Logging in i found my score was around 42 so was just average but then i had only attached my Facebook account. I was interested to see how i ranked when i added my other sites to my account, especially as im a much much bigger Google Plus user than i am with Facebook, then i also had to add my Twitter and my LinkedIn.

After adding all my related services i saw that my score jumped to…..


So as you see my score is in the top 5% of scores. 🙂


Benefits Of Using Klout

There are a few benefits to using and getting involved with Klout the main one is based around Twitter. There is a great Google Chrome Extension imaginitively called Klout. You can also get a FireFox Version Here

The extension is basically a share button that allows you to share content via Klout just by clicking the button but that is not all it also has a very useful function twitter where it adds in the Klout score of any user who is tweeting so you can see who is a real influencer on Twitter


This is what you get when you Klout share with the chrome extension. As you can see your content is shared to both Twitter and Facebook with the option of adding or changing the content description.



Is Klout worth the effort? Well for me it has been, once you add all your social media services you can just add your Klout Score Badge to your blog then you just do what you normally do and see how it affects your score. Could this just be a distraction? Maybe, but don’t we all need a distraction from time to time.

If you have any questions then comment them below and i be happy to answer them and i would also like to know what you Klout Score is, if your a member.

To your continued success regards Dexter Roona



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49 comments on “Should You Care About Your Klout Score
  1. Hello Dexter,

    Thanks for sharing this. Currently I am just referring to Alexa ranks. Wonderful information about Klout. Will find out more and register an account to check my online influence status.

    Best wishes,
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  2. Dexter Roona says:

    Thanks for your comment Justin yeah just connect your site add your social sites and have a look 😉 will take a few days to process your stats
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  3. Hi Dexter, I started to use Klout a short while ago, and I notice that my score does vary … it is 62 today. I agree it’s interesting to use this to see how high you can get it!! and it does give a social interaction overview. I must delve deeper, interesting about the Twitter Influncers.
    Great post Dexter – I love Klout 🙂
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  4. Hi Dexter,
    thank you for explaining about Klout ,
    I am in Klout and had sometimes a crore
    around 60 ,but never knew exactly what
    it is good for ..Right now it is not as good.
    I hope to get better again .
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  5. Lauren K says:

    Hi Dexter,
    I actually happened across Klout the other day. I signed up actually out of curiosity. I think my score is off because it wouldn’t connect to my fanpage. I look forward to seeing how I can make is change.
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  6. Sonia says:

    Thanks for this great post Dexter!

    I have had a Klout account since it began I think and usually rank around 48 – been over 50 once or twice. I haven’t checked yet to see if all of my social media accounts are connected so will be checking that now!

    One of those little things that I’ve had and haven’t utilised. I had no idea I could get a badge for my blog so thanks for great value as always 🙂
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  7. Dexter Roona says:

    Hi Sonia yeah the badge looks quite good on blogs, as mentioned above you can also find top Klout scorers on Twitter with the Klout Chrome extension and FireFox Plugin.

    regards Dexter
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  8. Sonia says:

    Just wondering if anyone else has difficulties logging in to Klout on PC?

    Do you have any issues with this Dexter? I am using my Twitter account to sign in but cannot go further that the sign in screen which shows my Twitter account has authorised Klout!
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  9. Great article, Dexter. I fiddled around with Klout here and there, but have never made it a priority since big brands don’t usually ask for the ratings. I tend to forget about it, so thanks for the reminder. I will add it to my Social Media Plan.

    Thanks for sharing such great information!
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  10. Dexter Roona says:

    Keli Claypool yeah that’s how lots of people see it
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  11. Hi Dexter,

    Thanks so much for your explanation of Klout. I have an account there and my score usually runs around 62 to 64 all of the time; no matter what I do.

    The information you have given is great to see if I can increase that score.

    Have a great day. Monna
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  12. Hello Dexter, I have had my Klout set up for sometime now but I really never really paid to much attention to it. I just went and checked and my score is 72 Good Right? Great article, thanks for sharing.. Chery :))
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  13. Hey Dexter,

    Great post about Klout! I’ve never passed a score of 50, I’m not too concerned. Also with Klout you get Perks. I’ve gotten 3 Perks so far but only claimed 1 which was business cards from

    Thanks for sharing!

    Take care,
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  14. Hi Dexter,

    I have been away from Klout for a long time. I just went over to check it and wow ….it changed so much. I’m a whopping 68 he he he. When it first started, I loved it, but because of the work load I have given myself, I had to shave down many different things.

    Now you have me interested! I have to get back on Klout because I’m seeing lots of pictures and things shared there that I had no idea was happening.

    Thanks for the tip!

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  15. Dexter,

    Suprisingly I had not heard of Klout before. I just tried to login with facebook and got an error but it could be the computer I am using. I will definitely try again tonight after work as I am very interested in learning my Klout score. Thanks for sharing this great piece of information.
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  16. Dexter Roona says:

    Here is something that may interest you i think i am right in saying this but a Wikipedia Page for Blog or site or whatever you use Klout for counts against your Klout score….. it is measured on the links coming into it…..

    regards Dexter Roona
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  17. Sonia says:

    Happy to report that I am now apparently in the 5% of people who score 64 or higher with Klout! Thanks for showing me how to get the badge on my site Dexter! I enjoy logging in and seeing where I’m at 🙂
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  18. NT Izuchi says:

    Hahah seems like one more thing to add to the list. Although this doesn’t translate to how much one will make in their business, it does gauge your popularity, I guess, in the social media-sphere!
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  19. You know it’s odd…. For quite a while I worked really hard on my blog.. I got my ranking down to 13000 (UK) I was proud! Thinking about it… You should not focus on how your ranked.. What is more important is the regular blogging and the reason behind your blogging… What is your message? I fell behind a little.. I let it go for the last few months.. Life gets in the way sometimes… Do you think ranking is really important?
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  20. Dexter Roona says:

    William your right cause if your doing it right results follow anyway.
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  21. Dawn Golden says:

    I have so much to learn… never knew about Klout and now I am almost afraid to go check mine. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
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  22. Liz Delaney says:

    This sounds terrific Dexter. I have never heard of it.
    I must go over and sign up – just for interest’s sake.
    Thanks fr drawing it to my attention.
    Take care
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  23. Thank you Dexter for explaining Klout. I just discovered it a couple of weeks ago. I did fully understand the whole site but since I am a knowledge hungry personality type I had to dig into it. Join with my twitter account and started with 39 points. If this is what it is? I am glad to find it and I added my other accounts now score is 50. It will be nice to bring it up. Awesome post!
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  24. I am very interested in your post! Thank you so much! Have a nice day!

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