If you’re a blogger serious about Twitter, the new PeerIndex FireFox Plugin is something you’ll want to check out. It adds a yellow box with the Twitter user’s PeerIndex rating right in the blog post, search result or Twitter page. PeerIndex is similar to Klout with some additional details on what topics someone Tweets about most.
I’ve done some screen captures so you can see at a glance what the PeerIndex plugin does. Extreme John, an entrepreneurial blogger into indoor tanning salons and creator of his own indoor tanning products, did a post yesterday on Socially Savvy Twitter Connections that makes a perfect example to show you.
Note the yellow boxes with black numbers after the Twitter user names in this portion of his post:
Warning: if you visit John’s Social Media Marketing blog or Facebook Fan Page Giveaway or tanning products sites you are likely to see lots of photos of women in bikinis.
You can see the PeerIndex ratings on Twitter profile pages like the screen capture I did of Blog Marketing Expert Kriti Hine’s @Kikolani Twitter page below:
Notice the PeerIndex numbers for @toprank @leeodden @ShannonPaul @MariSmith and @Problogger. You can see at a glance that most of these are serious Twitter users. Peerindex numbers can be none, or 0 or any number up to about 99.
You may also see PeerIndex ranks in Google search results as you see in the screen capture below:
UPDATE: As of Jun 15, 2011 I started seeing PeerIndex numbers when I click on the canned @GrowMap search Twitter provides as shown in this screen capture:
Notice how many of the people I regularly interact with on Twitter have high PeerIndex numbers? The best way for you to increase your influence is to interact with and emulate what they do.
Speaking of lists, PeerIndex lists are far better than Klout lists because Klout currently only allows ten per list while PeerIndex can handle 5500+ (but fewer might be more useful). [UPDATE: Klout no longer limits lists BUT they unceremoniously delete them at will. I had this list on Klout, too, but it disappeared. I will give them the benefit of the doubt ONCE and may put it back sometime, but if it disappears again after that…]
I created a PeerIndex list for my regular DoFollow CommentLuv collaborators – I highly recommend anyone serious about blogging or Twitter connect with these people.
Other PeerIndex lists you might want to check out are:
- Thomas Power Top Twitter Influencers (5,542 Twitter Users on this list)
- Tim Lin 2000 Leaders BestTech (2,026 select Twitter Users on this list)
This is a live widget that shows the PeerIndex numbers of my closest collaborators:
That is an iframe and WordPress and iframe do not always work well together so if it disappears you can go directly to PeerIndex to see my Collaborating Bloggers List.