Keynote Speaker Influence Rankings

We have created this widget to provide a rough view of how influential keynote speakers are on the web and social media. It is not intended to be rigorous but it provides a fun and interesting insight into the online influence of leading keynote speakers. Click here for the description of the methodology used for this analysis.

If you would like to suggest somebody who works primarily as a keynote speaker and should be included in the list, please click here:

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Influence Rankings Methodology

The social media and web influence of each speaker is assessed using three indicators, each of which is given a different percentage weighting. A brief explanation is provided below.

[NOTE:] The algorithm described below is an initial version, the intention is to improve it over time. Please let us know any suggestions!

Alexa Points

The Alexa global site rank is scaled to a number between 0–10 to determine the Alexa points. The formula used for scaling is listed below:

Alexa Points

For more information on Alexa Global Site Rank, visit:

Social Authority Points

Social Authority points are calculated using the following formula:

Social Authority Points

For more information on Followerwonk Social Authority, visit:

Twitter Points

The number of followers on Twitter are used to determine Twitter points which is a number between 0-10. The formula used for calculating this parameter is similar to the one used for calculating Alexa points:

Twitter Points

Net Influence Points

The system then uses the points calculated above to assign net influence points to each speaker. The following formula is used to calculate the net influence points, which is a number between 0-10:

Net Influence Points

w1, w2, & w3 are weighing parameters so that w1 + w2 + w3 = 100. Currently, w1=5, w2=40 & w3=55.

Suggest a Speaker

If you would like to suggest somebody who works primarily as a keynote speaker and should be included in the above list, please complete the form below.

Note that we are ONLY including speakers whose primary job is keynote speaking and whose website and Twitter are focused on their work as a keynote speaker. In general we only include speakers who have over 1,000 Twitter followers and whose website has an Alexa ranking of 5,000,000 or less.