Klout has been publishing lists of online influencers for some time already.
Not surprisingly, an area that hasn’t been touched so far is affiliate marketing — a field too niche for the general public, yet one of tremendous interest to those of us who are breathing and living it every day.
So, as soon as I logged into my Klout dashboard today, I was thrilled to see that I’m “one of the first users selected to preview Klout’s new topic pages” which now allow you “to see top influencers” in each “official topic”:
Naturally, the first topical page/section I went to was that on affiliate marketing!
And among “the top influencers for Affiliate Marketing in the past 90 days” we see:
- Shawn Collins
- Affiliate Summit
- Missy Ward
- Geno Prussakov (flattered to be beaten only by Shawn, Missy, and the industry’s largest conference)
- Eric Nagel
- Linda Buquet
- Jim Kukral
- Logan Thompson
- Google Affiliate Network
Here’s the screenshot too (note how “Top +K Recipients” [more on what +K is here] is actually not the same as “Top Influencers” which seems to encompass both +K’s and content):