What is a +K?

If you have seen tweets like this, you may wonder what it means or how to do it.

If you are not familiar with Klout, then see my post here, but a relatively new way to show your Klout is to show that you have online influence on a certain topic or are otherwise considered an authority in a particular area. It can be important to show your expertise with brands or companies for various opportunities. Currently, those topics are generated by Klout’s algorithms, but Klout has mentioned that it may to let users submit their own topics in the future. But generally, this is what it looks like.

These are the topics that Klout has determined I am an influencer in and fellow Klout users have given me +K in those topic areas. You can see where I have gotten more +Ks in one area over another in the progress bar on the right.

So here is how to do it.

First, you need to sign-up for Klout. Second, you need to link your Twitter and Facebook accounts to your snazzy new Klout account. Ta Da! Now you have Klout.

Then, look for people you know to give them your +K. One of the easiest ways to find someone is to type in their Twitter handle (example: charchronicles) in the upper right corner of your Klout page.

When their profile comes up, under where it says Influential about, click “See all” link.

Then select one of the topics associated with that profile and click the +K button.

You then have the option of tweeting or posting your +K gift. Klout users get an allowance of five +Ks every day that they can give to any user in any topic and they can give a +K to the same user on the same topic once every seven days. Ta Da! Easy right.

So how about giving me some +K love. 😉


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