Last month, Shutterfly offered me a Klout perk for a FREE photo book ($29.99 value). All that I had to pay for was shipping. If you were wondering, Klout is a website that rates your social media influence and scores it from 1 to 100. The higher your score, the better chance you have at scoring perks from partnering companies. The algorithm of the scores is determined by how your followers interact with you and what kind of influence your followers have.
In a nutshell…If your friends interact with your tweets, Facebook posts, Google Plus comments, etc…then you will probably earn some Klout points. Klout will also assign topics based on what your ranting about on your social media accounts. These topics are what Klout thinks you may be influencing others about.
National brands partner up with Klout.com and offer perks for users that meet certain requirements. Generally the requirements are a minimum Klout score and what topics Klout thinks you may have influence on.
Are you a social media mover and a shaker? Then earn Klout Perks.
- Does your social media audience interact with you?
- Are you receiving “likes, comments, and shares” pertaining to your Facebook posts?
- Are your tweets being retweeted?
- Are your Google Plus comments receiving +1’s?
- If the users that interact with you are also shakers and movers, then you will probably rank pretty high in Klout’s scoring system.
ALL that being said, if you think you’re a mover and shaker in your own little social media world, then you might want to consider checking out Klout so you can earn some pretty sweet perks for doing what you LOVE doing…playing on the internet and Facebook ALL day.
I’m not going lie, the only reason why I created this blog post today is so I can earn another FREE $10 credit from Shutterfly for posting this embed code to my photo book project below. I’ll praise Shutterfly’s marketing team for this one.
Sample image of Shutterfly’s marketing
This is an embed code that I grabbed from Shutterfly’s website. Unfortunately it’s in FLASH and probably won’t view well on a mobile device. It’s time for Shutterfly to step it up and adopt HTML5 or a more mobile friendly programming language. Other than that, I hope you learned something about Klout and Shutterfly today. Enjoy my photos!