Some of the most popular tools and sites to measure influence are Klout and Kred, among a few others. While Klout is quite popular around social media users, and companies looking for influencers, its ability to measure real influence is limping. In times when it is possible to increase the Klout score with posting “catpictures”, it appears Klout measures usage more than any relevant influence and seems to be far away from delivering a relevant influence score.
However, companies have discovered that real influencers can be of value for marketing purposes. Many have started digging for such influencers and go beyond the scores of any measuring tool and check for relevant content and reach beyond “just posts” on Twitter and Facebook. Continue reading