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Blogosphere Authority Index

April 19, 2009

The Blogosphere Authority Index (BAI) is an aggregation system for separate rankings of blog authority.

 Blogosphere Authority Index - Quick Overview
 BAI  The raw NCS, HAS, STS, and CAS scores are combined, adding the three best scores together and dropping the fourth from the study, and then ranked to get the final BAI score.
 NCS  The Network Centrality Score gathers applied sociometric data based on appearance in progressive blogrolls.
 HAS  The Hyperlink Authority Score is a measure of a site's Authority among political bloggers using link patterns, as measured by Technorati©.
 STS  The Site Traffic Score measures visits per day statistics as measured by a combination of Sitememter© and Alexa© traffic rankings.
 CAS  The Community Activity Score measures interactive participation as measured by total blog comments.

BAI Summary Table

Progressive Blogs
Combined Rank
BAI
Rank
Conservative Blogs
Combined Rank
 DailyKos 1 1  Hot Air 5
 Huffington Post 2 2  Newsbusters 8
 Talking Points Memo 3 3  Michelle Malkin 10
 Think Progress 4 4  Instapundit 11
 Crooks And Liars 6 5  American Thinker 11
 Firedoglake 7 6  Little Green Footballs 14
 Atrios 9 7  Ace Of Spades HQ 16
 Five Thirty Eight 13 8  Jihad Watch 17
 Washington Monthly 15 9  Volokh Conspiracy 20
 Feministing 17 10  Gateway Pundit 23
 MattYGlesias 17 11  Townhall 30
 Glen Greenwald 20 12  Ann Althouse 35
 Juan Cole 22 13  Powerline Blog 36
 Pandagon 23 14  Red State 39
 Digby 25 15  Right Wing News 39
 Truthdig 25 16  Wizbang Blog 41
 Shakespeares Sister 27 17  Jawa Report 42
 Talk Left 28 18  Patterico's Pontifications 43
 America Blog 29 19  Tim Blair 44
 Sadly, No! 31 20  Hugh Hewitt 45
 MyDD 32 21  Outside The Beltway 46
 Open Left 33 22  Dean Esmay 47
 The Moderate Voice 34 23  IMAO 48
 Crooked Timber 37 24  Iowahawk 48
 Jesus' General 38 25  LaShawn Barber 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 4/21/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 2 2 2 1
 Huffington Post 1 19 1 1 3
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 5 3 20
 Think Progress 3 38 4 4 4
 Crooks And Liars 5 4 6 7 5
 Atrios 6 3 22 13 2
 Firedoglake 6 1 10 11 7
 Five Thirty Eight 8 29 3 5 16
 Washington Monthly 9 7 8 15 12
 Feministing 10 19 12 6 11
 MattYGlesias 11 19 9 8
 Pandagon 11 7 20 14 15
 Glen Greenwald 13 12 7 18
 Digby 14 6 15 22 17
 Juan Cole 14 14 14 10 40
 Talk Left 16 7 23 26 10
 America Blog 17 29 11 17 13
 Shakespeares Sister 17 14 18 24 9
 The Moderate Voice 19 38 17 9 19
 MyDD 20 7 19 23 21
 Open Left 21 11 16 27 22
 Sadly, No! 22 19 25 6
 Truthdig 22 29 13 8 30
 Jesus' General 24 19 25 18 39
 Crooked Timber 25 38 21 16 26

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 6/2/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 2 2
 Newsbusters 2 25 1 5 4
 Instapundit 3 3 5 3 48
 Michelle Malkin 4 2 6 4 9
 Ace Of Spades HQ 5 5 7 9 3
 Little Green Footballs 6 11 9 8 1
 American Thinker 6 25 2 6 10
 Jihad Watch 8 29 8 7 5
 Volokh Conspiracy 9 16 4 14 6
 Gateway Pundit 10 34 3 15 8
 Wizbang Blog 11 7 14 12 17
 Right Wing News 12 6 12 45 16
 Townhall 13 25 1 11
 Powerline Blog 14 4 10 44 24
 Jawa Report 15 11 11 17 21
 Ann Althouse 16 21 13 20 7
 Patterico's Pontifications 16 13 15 24 12
 Red State 18 21 38 11 13
 Outside The Beltway 19 15 19 19
 IMAO 20 18 18 25 18
 Hugh Hewitt 21 9 28 18 49
 Tim Blair 21 13 27 15
 LaShawn Barber 23 16 20 23 43
 Dean Esmay 24 9 32 22 30
 Iowahawk 25 34 17 16 45

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 6/2/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index - Combined Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 2 2 3 1
 Huffington Post 2 20 1 1 5
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 5 5 34
 Think Progress 4 29 4 6 7
 Hot Air 5 11 4 4
 Crooks And Liars 6 5 7 13 8
 Firedoglake 7 1 14 20 10
 Newsbusters 8 46 6 9 11
 Atrios 9 3 35 21 3
 Michelle Malkin 10 13 16 8 18
 Instapundit 11 17 15 7
 American Thinker 11 45 8 11 20
 Five Thirty Eight 13 27 3 10 29
 Little Green Footballs 14 36 24 16 2
 Washington Monthly 15 10 10 24 23
 Ace Of Spades HQ 16 24 19 19 6
 Jihad Watch 17 48 22 15 12
 Feministing 17 19 18 12 22
 MattYGlesias 17 23 11 15
 Glen Greenwald 20 14 9 31
 Volokh Conspiracy 20 40 13 28 13
 Juan Cole 22 16 21 18 46
 Pandagon 23 7 31 23 27
 Gateway Pundit 23 49 12 29 16
 Digby 25 6 23 32 30
 Truthdig 25 25 20 14 43
 Shakespeares Sister 27 15 28 38 17
 Talk Left 28 9 36 42 19
 America Blog 29 26 17 27 25
 Townhall 30 47 2 21
 Sadly, No! 31 22 40 9
 MyDD 32 8 30 37 35
 Open Left 33 12 26 43 36
 The Moderate Voice 34 31 27 17 33
 Ann Althouse 35 43 34 36 14
 Powerline Blog 36 18 25 46 42
 Crooked Timber 37 30 33 26 40
 Jesus' General 38 21 39 30 45
 Right Wing News 39 28 32 47 32
 Red State 39 44 46 22 26
 Wizbang Blog 41 32 37 25 37
 Jawa Report 42 35 29 33 41
 Patterico's Pontifications 43 38 38 44 24
 Tim Blair 44 37 43 28
 Hugh Hewitt 45 34 44 34
 Outside The Beltway 46 39 35 39
 Dean Esmay 47 33 45 39 44
 Iowahawk 48 50 40 31
 IMAO 48 42 41 45 38
 LaShawn Barber 50 41 42 41

 
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