Become More “Influential” (in social media) In the Next 30 days

Use to identify “influencers;” engage with 50 of them; and raise your Klout score by 20 points.

Klout uses “influential about” to determine the topic areas where you are considered most influential. For example, my twitter account @jfloyd is considered to be most influential about the following topics:

  • Knoxville
  • Social Media
  • Legal
  • Business

Influential About list from Klout

1. Identify 50 people that you believe are influential about topics that you want to be influential about (i.e. “Sales” “Sales Coaching” etc. using

Here is a report of “Sales”
Wefollow report for Sales

Then run over to Klout and check the scores:
Klout influence of Jeffrey Gittomer

2. Increase “engagement” with these people over the next 30 days.

  • If you register on Klout, you can click the Klout+ beside topics and it will notify them that you have given them Klout+
  • Retweet them
  • Respond to their questions
  • Ask them to retweet you

3. Raise your following by 100 people and Klout score by 20 points in the next 30 days.

That’s the task, let me know how you do!


This article originally ran on Posterous.

Jeremy Floyd

Jeremy Floyd is the President at FUNYL Commerce. Formerly, he was the CEO and President of Lirio, Bluegill Creative, a marketing and communications firm in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to managing the digital strategies, Floyd was an adjunct professor for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga MBA program teaching digital strategies and social media. Floyd blogs at and tweets under the name @jfloyd. Jeremy is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and holds a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from MTSU in English and Philosophy.

  • Okay, I’m working on it. I have initiated the follow sequence and will begin passing out +K’s (what’s with all the +’s these days?).

    I suppose I’ll write a blog post and trackback tomorrow as well…why the heck not?

  • Do you have an idea how often Klout updates their topic pages ? Mine wasn’t updated for a long time.