The Ultimate Philadelphia Klout Ranking

From sports to politics to news to weather, here’s who’s got juice online.

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Klout, Inc. was founded in San Francisco in 2009. It measures online influence by using data from Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, WordPress and a bunch of other social media platforms. Each user is assigned a Klout score on a scale from one to 100. The higher your score, the more influence you are said to have online.

Many Internet aficionados are skeptical or downright dismissive of Kloutjoin them at your own risk. Marketers and major companies take the very basic web analytic very seriously.


Wired magazine’s Seth Stephenson tells the story of Sam Fiorella who was being recruited to become the new VP of a large Toronto marketing agency. Fiorella was more than qualified after working 15 years as a consultant for AOL, Ford, Kraft and other major companies. But when Fiorella didn’t know his Klout score, the interview blew up.

Stephenson Writes:

“The interviewer pulled up the web page for Klout.com — a service that purports to measure users’ online influence on a scale from 1 to 100 — and angled the monitor so that Fiorella could see the humbling result for himself: His score was 34. “He cut the interview short pretty soon after that,” Fiorella says. Later he learned that he’d been eliminated as a candidate specifically because his Klout score was too low. ‘They hired a guy whose score was 67.’”

The average Klout score is 40. Only 5 percent of the country has a Klout score over 60. The only perfect Klout score belonged to Justin Beiber, but he has dropped from 100 to 91 after his recent problems.

So who has online influence in Philly? I found out my Klout score is 79, pretty good, bur far from the best in the area. That honor belongs to the Philadelphia Eagles, the team's Klout score is 98, right behind President Obama (99).

Here is how the Philadelphia teams rank with Klout:

Athletes also rank high. Here are a few:

How about the city’s top Meteorologists?

Anchors & Reporters?

As for the stations, they line-up the way you might imagine:

Other News Sources?

Sports reporters? Here’s a sampling:

Here are some politicians.

And finally, some of the people who may be running for Mayor of Philadelphia

The above list shows there is a real opportunity for a candidate who wants to take to social media over all platforms.

And as an added bonus, here are a few miscellaneous Philadelphia Klout scores you may find interesting.

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  • Northeaster

    I have a higher Klout score than Alan Butkovitz, and tied with Sam Katz?

  • MS

    Haven’t been in Philly since Jan 2005. Is this the same Larry Mendte that did bad crap at channel 3?

  • http://thedrunkencyclist.com The Drunken Cyclist

    I should run for mayor–I have more Klout than all of them. Clearly, Klout is pretty darned accurate!

  • Byron C Mayes

    No Ukee Washington?