When Klout announced in mid-September that Blogger and Tumblr would play a role in determining your Klout score, WordPress users immediately asked, â€œWhat about us?â€
Klout responded by quietly adding WordPress to its scoring system, which already factors in 11 other services: Blogger, Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Google+, Instagram, Last.fm, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Twitter and YouTube. Unlike its integration with those services, Klout didnâ€™t publicly reveal the WordPress addition, but we noticed the WordPress button on the Klout dashboard anyway.
â€œPeople love WordPress and have put a ton of effort creating their blogs and building and influencing their audience,â€ Klout CEO Joe Fernandez told Mashable. â€œOur goal is to measure influence everywhere it occurs. [Posterous, Quora, Yelp] and and many others are on our roadmap.â€
â€œThe big thing historically we have not done a good job on is helping people understand their scores,â€ Fernandez said. â€œThrough the rest of the year, you will see us release a series of features that really address this.â€
â€œI often think back to doing a Google search in 2000, the results were better than anything else out there, but they have had to constantly improve to be where they are today. Thatâ€™s how I think of Klout. We are taking on a huge challenge and itâ€™s very early in the game and we have a long journey ahead of us. The key difference is when you search Google and the result you wanted comes up third instead of first you generally donâ€™t get personally offended. With Klout, we are putting a score next to your name and if a person feels like the data there about them isnâ€™t correct itâ€™s understandable that they get upset.â€
BONUS: What Kloutâ€™s New Topic Pages Look Like
To populate a userâ€™s Topic Pages (see screenshots below), Klout analyzes the userâ€™s content created across the 12 networks it calculates.
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