Influence is contextual; understanding what you are influential about is as important (or more) as how influential you are. Today we’re excited to release a big update to our topic system. We’ve added more topics and more control over your topics. We’re also better highlighting topical influencers on Klout.
We’ve added many more topics so that you can be an influencer in just about anything. You can now more easily find topics with our new search bar.
Add and Control your Topics
Our system detects your influential topics based on the engagement you receive from your audience. Sometimes, there’s a topic that you know you’re influential in that our system doesn’t pick up.
Today, we’re allowing you to add that topic to your Klout profile from the topics tab. Just search for the topic you’d like and you can add it to your tab. As other people +K you in that topic, you will increase the strength of your influence in that topic.
Highlighting Topical Influencers
If you’re one of the top influencers in a given topic’s leaderboard, you should be recognized for that influence. We’ve added sashes to highlight this distinction:
- Top +K recipients receive a blue sash. A Top +K recipient is a user who has received the most number of +Ks in a certain topic over the past 90 days. (shown below)
- Top influencers detected by our system receive a gold sash.
Users who are both a Top +K recipient and Top influencer will be recognized by a blue and gold sash.
We’re excited about this new release and can’t wait to hear what you think! You can expect that we will be continuing to improve topics and add more features to help you better understand your topical influence. We’ll also be hosting a #KloutChat on Topics tomorrow at 3PM PT, expect more info to come tomorrow morning!