Starting October 1st, 2017, you'll begin seeing SocialScore™ on the leaderboards in place of the old Score. SocialScore™ is a custom metric developed by ClearView Social, backed by continuously updating data, that grades the strength of social media shares and offers gentle constructive feedback to users on how their shares could be improved.

How Do I See SocialScore™?

You'll see SocialScore™ in two places in ClearView Social. The first is on the Leaderboard, where it replaces Score. (Months prior to October 2017 will show the old Score, which was simply 5 points a share and 1 point a click.)

The other place you'll see SocialScore is when sharing an article. Based on a dozen intelligently calculated factors using real data, our algorithm will "Predict" the SocialScore of your Share and offer one way it might be improved.

What Does A SocialScore™ Value Represent?

SocialScore™ is an ever-evolving algorithm, backed by 100% pure evidential data, that predicts the statistically-likely number of clicks your Share will receive if it goes out as it currently looks. When the SocialScore™ algorithm says your share appears to have a value of, for example, 13, it is saying "Across our system, shares that shared traits with your Share, such as what platforms it's being shared to and when it is shared and what it looks like, received an average of 13 clicks". Then, when it advises an improvement, such as "Adding a custom Comment to your Share would increase its SocialScore™ by 6", that is an evidence-backed assertion based on statistically-significant data that is looking at shares similar to yours and finding that a custom comment makes a 6-click difference. Neat, huh?

Some of the characteristics of a Share that are evaluated by SocialScore™ include:

  • The traffic received from sharing to LinkedIn
  • The traffic received from sharing to Twitter
  • The traffic received from sharing to Facebook
  • The increased attention from including custom comments
  • The increased attention from hashtags
  • The value of sharing links found on one's own vs. always sharing pre-queued content
  • The time of the share

This list will constantly be growing, so go ahead and check back to see what else SocialScore™ will take into account as time goes on!

Further Questions?

If there is anything else we can assist you with, you can contact ClearView Social Support either by emailing or through the Intercom chat button in the bottom right of the site.

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