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What is karma?


We calculate a karma score for everyone on Fresh Chalk. Karma is a reflection of how much you’ve contributed to the community. The more karma you have, the higher your recommended pros—and your profile—will rank on Fresh Chalk.

As your karma increases, you gain levels on Fresh Chalk. People who achieve high levels are trusted members of our community, and have access to exclusive benefits.

You'll earn karma when you first

+100

... then you will earn more each time

+100
you with notes
+100
you start a conversation
+50
you reply to a conversation
+50
+50
you correct a business listing
+20
you add a cautionary tale
+20
you leave a comment
+20
someone likes what you wrote

World Wide Leaderboard

Rank Who Karma Level
1. Liz Pearce 44,860
7
Level 7 Guru
2. Adam Doppelt 24,520
6
Level 6 Master
3. Shauna Swerland Youssefnia 15,490
6
Level 6 Master
4. Omar Shahine 13,850
6
Level 6 Master
5. Patrick O'Donnell 13,170
6
Level 6 Master
6. Rand Fishkin 11,310
6
Level 6 Master
7. Tom Laramee 10,620
6
Level 6 Master
8. Yaprak DeCarmine 10,390
6
Level 6 Master
9. Laura 10,140
6
Level 6 Master
10. Kirby Winfield 10,100
6
Level 6 Master
11. Lindsay Pedersen 9,740
5
Level 5 Expert
12. Ryan Bruss 9,670
5
Level 5 Expert
13. Sara Eizen 9,640
5
Level 5 Expert
14. Shauna Causey 9,300
5
Level 5 Expert
15. Detlef Schrempf 8,650
5
Level 5 Expert
16. Christina Nelson 7,620
5
Level 5 Expert
17. Ben Gilbert 7,410
5
Level 5 Expert
18. Adam Tratt 7,160
5
Level 5 Expert
19. Nathan Kriege 6,880
5
Level 5 Expert
20. Ben Shorr 6,850
5
Level 5 Expert

Fresh Chalk Levels

Level Karma Benefits
Level 1 • Novice - -
Level 2 • Apprentice 250 -
Level 3 • Artisan 1,000 Adding cautionary tales
Level 4 • Advanced 2,500 Fresh Chalk T-Shirt
Level 5 Expert 5,000 Access to the Fresh Chalk Concierge
Level 6 Master 10,000 Coming soon
Level 7 Guru 25,000 Coming soon