Latching onto news Tuesday that anyone can sign up for Google+, Klout CEO Joe Fernandez revealed the Google+ integration via a tweet: “Boom! I just connected my @klout account with Google+.”
Fernandez told Mashable it will take a few days for Klout — which calculates users’ social influence and assigns a score from 0 to 100 — to pull in everyone’s data and “normalize it across the population.”
“We have always believed that influence was the ability to drive people to actions and Google+ has great signals such as +1s and comments,” Fernandez continued. “One thing we have noticed is that the conversation frequency and quality on Google+ really sets it apart from other platforms.”
Fernandez has always been open about his desire to add Google+. He and his team were just waiting for Google to release the platform’s first developer application programming interfaces. Google made that Google+ API available last week.
In August, Klout doubled the number of services it measures, adding Blogger, Flickr, Instagram, Last.fm and Tumblr to its scoring system. With the addition of Google+, Klout users can connect to 11 services. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare and YouTube are the others.
What do you think of Klout integrating Google+? Let us know in the comments.
BONUS: What Klout’s New Topic Pages Look Like
The San Francisco-based startup also released another new feature last week that lets users gain insights on top content influencers as well as users who have received the most +Ks for respective topics.
To populate a user’s Topic Pages (see screenshots below), the San Francisco-based startup analyzes the user’s content created across the 11 networks it calculates.
Clickable Topics on Your Dashboard
On your Klout dashboard, you can click on a topic to open its Topic Page.
Social Media Topic Page
For example, here's the social media Topic Page, which displays top influencers and top +K recipients.
Journalism Topic Page
Here's the journalism Topic page.
Top +K Recipients
You can click on "Top +K Recipients" to get a closer look at which users are snagging the most +Ks.
Best Content Stream
The "Best Content" tab will show you popular content from the past 90 days.
Klout Adds Google+ To Its Social Scores
Brian Anthony Hernandez
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 20:01:21 GMT