Warning! Super-Important Klout Lesson

My Klout score dropped 13 points yesterday!



Because when I decided to connect the new Facebook page of my fledgling business, Klout took it upon itself to switch me from an “individual influencer” to a “brand influencer”, replacing my substantial personal Facebook activity with my nearly non-existent Facebook page activity.

Maybe it told me it was going to do this, but not nearly clearly and obviously enough if it did – I certainly didn’t notice anything telling me the potential consequences.

Forewarned is fore-armed. Don’t make the same mistake I did!


  1. knikkolette

    OUCH! Yes, I’ve experienced the same problem. All you need to do is disconnect your fan page and reconnect your personal page, contact Klout & let them know. It might take a couple of days, but your score will be back to normal. Klout & FB already don’t play well together, but when we start switching which page we want connected, that really throws them for a loop.

  2. Carolyn | Wonder of Tech

    That has happened to me before with YouTube. I have a small YouTube channel with a few videos. I connected it to Klout and my score plummeted. Yikes! I unlinked YouTube and my score recovered.

    Intuitively it doesn’t make sense that adding a place where people might find you hurts your Klout score, but that’s exactly what happens.

    Thanks so much for the warning!

  3. Lori Ruff, The LinkedIn Diva

    OK< Seems I've joined the list. Happened to me twice: the first time when I added a new Google+ account. Took it back off. Then recently when I clicked to attach my Facebook Page. But I changed my mind and didn't change it. A couple days later I logged in to find the dive and indeed, it changed me from a personal influencer to brand influencer. Got it fixed but heck!

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