Kred was created by Peoplebrowsr –  it measures online influence via social networks, similar to PeerIndex and a little like Klout but now maybe more accurate, less said about that the better.

Kred celebrates personal importance and generosity by shifting the
attention from celebrities to the true heart of social media: trusted friends
and subject matter experts. It calculates the influence of the real stars
in your life: from locals, like a trusted bartender or bike repair guy, to
experts in your niche interests, like an oceanographer studying the floor
of the Indian Ocean

How does Kred work?

Kred looks at 1000 days of data –  your tweets and your history including keywords, topics, hashtags and personal connections.

It then shows you your online history so that you can understand the score – unlike Klout, who knows how that is scored now.

 

Your influence score is out of 1000 – this is increased with RT’s @’s or follows.

Influence is measured by the
ability to persuade others to
take action

And your outreach is out of 10 – This is increased when you RT @ or follow someone.

Outreach levels gauge
generosity through Interaction
with community content

How exactly is Kred scored? – see the Kred scoring system 

There are now some new elements to Kred – they have introduced the + system – yes, it is a copy of the Klout +K but in this case it seems to me so far, there are only 4 options.

Advertising – Publishing – Marketing – Social Media

Users can go to your account and give you Kred in those options,  The +Kred adds influence points to the person you give them to, that will be nice to see. As it appears to me that +K’ on Klout have no effect apart from advertising the website.

This is just the tip of the iceberg – to learn more about Kred check out http://kred.com/  if nothing else, there are some great analytics and fun too.

Update – for a treat for Valentines – throughout February Kred has introduced #doublethelove – double kred!

Please be sure to give me some Kred http://kred.com/michelledh on the way.

Hope this helps