Klout & MetroMint sent me a free MetroMint variety pack for being influencer and honestly I was at first a bit skeptical as to whether Klout could provide any solid benefit over other WOM companies (BzzAgent, Edelmen) but the thing I like about Klout is they hook you up with rewards for doing what you do best which is being influential on a topic or perhaps many topics.
They don’t try to force you to push their partners products in exchange for free stuff but instead leave it up to you to decide whether you wan’t to give praise or shame to any perk you receive. I was thinking to myself when this water arrived how me getting it for free could be good for MetroMint and then it clicked in my head that because I know other influential people and have such a decent reach that when I do finally quench my thirst any feedback I give will also result in sharing the tale of how I got free designer water.
Notably this week I am going to two large technology events so I will probably bring some MetroMint with me since it is after all hot in the U.S. right now and if the circumstances are right perhaps MetroMint might get some good karma or influence as a result?
One thing I think Klout should work on is adding more and more data into their algorithm because right now they are limited to four social networks to guage their Klout scores but what if they sampled Google Analytics data or could tap into Disqus, LiveFyre and many more Social Networks to get a even bigger piece of the influence pie.
I would love to hear any feedback you have on Klout? I know plenty of my friends and readers got free Spotify accounts through Klout.