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Jun 21 Posted 2 years ago
This article alone puts everything that you have said to rest. Neither Klout, Peer Index nor any other "ranking" site has done anything useful and all of them can be tricked into thinking you're influential on topics that mean absolutely nothing to you and you may even have no relevance on.
I would hope everyone discounts these things becasue they are full of bullcrap. If I look at what Klout says I'm influential on: birds and finance. These are solely to do with my employer and my former schools mascot. I have absolutely no knowledge of birds nor finance.
Jun 8 Posted 2 years ago
Klout is still of value, as is PeerIndex, for giving some insights into your ability to network. If I'm sourcing the Internet for people who have knowledge and expertise in some areas, I can search on Klout. While it doesn't give me exact measures of much about myself, it does indicate what I and others discuss often and are interested in, so that provides some searchable areas for possible expert sources. While I don't recommend that it be used as the only gauge of influence or that it offers research based, academic measures, the ability to measure is really at an early stage unless you have $ to spend to hire a company, so I don't discount it entirely at all and would hope no one else would either.
Jun 7 Posted 2 years ago
If you continue to recommend people to use Klout, you should look up Klouchebag. You might be at the top of the list.