February 28, 2012
What’s Your PinClout? Site Measures Pinterest Influence
I’ve enjoyed more than my fair share of free goodies, or “perks” as they’re called, from the social influence measuring site Klout. I suppose it’s because I’m on a number of social networks, and Klout lets me add almost all of them, to help contribute to my total influence score.
New social darling Pinterest, however, remains elusive as one of the add-ons to boost (or lower) my overall Klout score. Perhaps it’s due to Pinterest’s invite-only status as a network. I’ve spent a lot of time on Pinterest lately, discovering and sharing beautiful images and interesting sites, and it would be nice to get my efforts included soon.
Until then, someone else has already stepped forward and is trying to fill Klout’s Pinterest-free shoes.
PinClout‘s creators Chris Fay and Daniel Schimpfoessl see the rapidly growing socialized favorites site as a powerful platform. To Fay and Schimpfoessl, Pinterest, if leveraged properly, can “prove quite the upper hand for people and brands”.
With that in mind, they created PinClout to “empower people and brands with the tools necessary to monitor trends, understand activity, and gauge impact, easily.” In other words, they provide a standardized measurement of how well you’re doing on Pinterest.
So how do you find out your personal PinClout? Start by visiting PinClout’s site.
After creating a free PinClout account and providing your Pinterest username, you’ll receive a confirmation email. Click on the provided link and login. PinClout will immediately tally up your pins, repins, likes, how many people you follow (and follow you), comments and boards. A secret math formula does its magic, and you are provided a score out of a possible perfect 100.
According to their site, the average PinClout score is 29, so I guess I’m not doing too bad, for a dude. I ought to get back on and share some Chuck Norris facts…
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