Linking Your WordPress Self-Hosted Blog with Klout

Klout?  Do you have any?

What is Klout?  Klout is yet another website that measures your social media influence.  What the heck does that mean and why do you care?  You can’t improve anything without measuring it.  Klout provides a complex algorithm to measure your score across the networks and topics you participate in.  For more detailed information, stop by their website.

Ok, I’ve resisted Klout long enough to let it perk and see what happens to my score.  Without much effort, I’m up to 38.  But I’m not taking full advantage yet.  I’ve been slowly adding my various networks and inviting my friends in each in order to see the impact each change makes on my score.

The most recent one I’ve added is my WordPress self-hosted blog.  Now, you might have heard otherwise, that this Klout feature is only for WordPress.com blogs, not for self-hosted blogs.  I’ve got a way to link to my self-hosted blog, thanks to a WordPress plugin called JetPack.

Here’s what I did:

1. I signed up with WordPress.com for an account

2. I logged into my self-hosted WordPress blog and added a new plugin.  I searched for “JetPack” in the terms box and installed the JetPack plugin

3. Up at the top of the plugin’s settings page, I connected to WordPress by clicking on the big blue button that says “Connect to WordPress”

4. I entered my WordPress.com login and password

5. I Authorized JetPack to access my account by clicking on the Authorize Jetpack button

6. I visited my Klout profile, edited the settings and clicked on the Connected Networks link

7. I clicked on the WordPress W button and entered my login for the WordPress.com account I created in the first step

8. I also checked on WordPress.com to make sure that the blog was listed.

Who knows how this will impact my score.  I’ll let you know.

 

18 thoughts on “Linking Your WordPress Self-Hosted Blog with Klout

  • July 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm
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    Are you still able to use your self-hosted WordPress with klout?

    I’ve been unable to connect using the method you outlined above.

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  • September 11, 2012 at 12:17 pm
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    I tried this link but it says in klout that my blog has not been seen yet.. do you have to post to your blog after connecting to wordpress.com……If so it might help to add this in your post..

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  • September 14, 2012 at 4:43 am
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    Thanks for these useful info but…what does JetPack plugin do exactly? Sounds too easy and maybe you are giving this plugin access to…who knows…

    BTW, ¿have you perceived your Klout score went up?

    Thanks and regards,
    Miguel.

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  • October 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm
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    This is not working 🙁
    Your Jetpack blog Flo’s Datacenter Report cannot be connected to external services at this time.

    Any ideas?

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  • October 21, 2012 at 12:22 am
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    Hi,
    I did what you write but it seems to have no result… Any idea why ?

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  • November 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm
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    Can you elaborate on step 5? Is that on wordpress.com? Where do you authorize? Thanks.

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  • January 8, 2013 at 10:41 pm
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    It’s not working for me 🙁 Klout keeps saying I have to connect JetPack to WordPress.com “to use this feature.” But it IS connected. Hopefully it’s just a temporary issue on the Klout side?

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  • March 27, 2013 at 9:50 am
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    It’s been a year since you posted this. Did your score improve?

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  • May 28, 2013 at 8:32 am
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    You are a lifesaver! I was wracking my brain trying to figure this out. I couldn’t link my self hosted WordPress to anything! This has helped so much. Thank you thank you!

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  • June 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm
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    What’s the verdict? Did it improve your klout score?

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  • August 7, 2015 at 5:15 pm
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    It works IF you temporary disable any security features on your WP installation. Like renaming the wp-admin/ or Firewall etc. I disabled all of these and Klout worked straight away.

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