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Blogosphere Authority Index

April 24, 2011

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 3
 Huffington Post 1 2  Big Government 8
 Talking Points Memo 4 3  Ace Of Spades HQ 10
 Crooks And Liars 5 4  American Thinker 12
 Firedoglake 6 5  Ann Althouse 14
 Think Progress 7 6  Michelle Malkin 17
 Atrios 9 7  Newsbusters 18
 MattYGlesias 10 8  Volokh Conspiracy 20
 Balloon Juice 13 9  Townhall 24
 Juan Cole 15 10  Outside The Beltway 28
 Democratic Underground 16 11  Gateway Pundit 29
 Pharyngula 18 12  Powerline Blog 30
 Truthdig 20 13  Patterico's Pontifications 31
 Digby 22 14  Jihad Watch 32
 America Blog 23 15  Little Green Footballs 34
 Pandagon 25 16  Red State 38
 Washington Monthly 25 17  Memeorandum 38
 Andrew Sullivan 27 18  Wizbang Blog 40
 Glen Greenwald 33 19  Jawa Report 43
 Shakespeares Sister 35 20  Instapundit 45
 Talk Left 36 21  Right Wing News 46
 Crooked Timber 37 22  IMAO 47
 Correntewire 40 23  Professor Bainbridge 48
 The Moderate Voice 42 24  American Digest 49
 Taylor Marsh 44 25  PoliPundit 49

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 4/24/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 12 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 1 4 3 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 6 2 15
 Firedoglake 4 1 15 10 6
 Crooks And Liars 5 6 5 8 16
 Atrios 6 3 14 15 4
 MattYGlesias 7 12 3 9
 Balloon Juice 7 20 8 11 5
 Think Progress 9 20 2 3
 Pharyngula 10 45 12 9 8
 Democratic Underground 10 39 18 4 7
 Juan Cole 10 8 7 14 30
 Digby 13 4 11 18 19
 America Blog 14 11 13 17 14
 Washington Monthly 15 15 44 13 11
 Pandagon 16 6 46 12 22
 Truthdig 17 30 10 7 31
 Talk Left 18 12 22 25 17
 Shakespeares Sister 19 30 23 20 12
 Glen Greenwald 20 8 39 10
 Crooked Timber 20 20 16 21 24
 The Moderate Voice 22 39 17 19 23
 Andrew Sullivan 23 45 9 6 49
 Correntewire 24 15 19 30 27
 Taylor Marsh 25 20 20 22 26

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 4/24/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 1 1 2
 Ace Of Spades HQ 2 4 27 6 1
 Big Government 3 40 2 7 4
 American Thinker 4 26 3 3 9
 Ann Althouse 5 16 5 9 5
 Michelle Malkin 6 2 8 39 11
 Volokh Conspiracy 7 12 6 11 8
 Newsbusters 7 21 9 4 12
 Gateway Pundit 9 14 25 8 7
 Outside The Beltway 9 9 7 13 14
 Patterico's Pontifications 9 7 12 18 10
 Townhall 12 31 23 2 6
 Powerline Blog 13 5 4 25
 Jihad Watch 14 31 10 10 15
 Wizbang Blog 15 7 14 16 17
 Little Green Footballs 16 40 21 14 3
 Memeorandum 17 16 11 12 47
 Jawa Report 18 6 34 17 19
 IMAO 19 12 16 21 23
 Red State 19 26 36 5 18
 Right Wing News 21 9 33 41 13
 American Digest 22 26 15 20 29
 Professor Bainbridge 23 16 13 42 33
 PoliPundit 23 16 28 24 22
 Instapundit 25 3 26 35 48

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 4/24/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index - Combined Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 13 1 1 3
 DailyKos 1 1 5 3 1
 Hot Air 3 11 3 5 5
 Talking Points Memo 4 4 13 2 28
 Crooks And Liars 5 7 7 11 30
 Firedoglake 6 2 27 16 9
 Think Progress 7 22 2 4
 Big Government 8 50 6 14 10
 Atrios 9 3 26 23 6
 Ace Of Spades HQ 10 19 43 13 2
 MattYGlesias 10 14 4 16
 American Thinker 12 45 8 9 18
 Balloon Juice 13 21 15 18 8
 Ann Althouse 14 40 10 21 11
 Juan Cole 15 8 14 22 44
 Democratic Underground 16 35 31 4 12
 Michelle Malkin 17 12 17 44 20
 Pharyngula 18 43 21 15 14
 Newsbusters 18 41 19 10 21
 Truthdig 20 27 18 8 45
 Volokh Conspiracy 20 33 11 25 17
 Digby 22 5 20 29 34
 America Blog 23 10 23 27 25
 Townhall 24 47 40 6 13
 Pandagon 25 6 48 19 36
 Washington Monthly 25 18 46 20 23
 Andrew Sullivan 27 42 16 7
 Outside The Beltway 28 30 12 28 27
 Gateway Pundit 29 36 41 17 15
 Powerline Blog 30 20 9 42
 Patterico's Pontifications 31 28 25 36 19
 Jihad Watch 32 48 22 24 29
 Glen Greenwald 33 9 45 22
 Little Green Footballs 34 49 39 31 7
 Shakespeares Sister 35 26 38 32 24
 Talk Left 36 15 37 38 33
 Crooked Timber 37 24 28 35 38
 Memeorandum 38 38 24 26
 Red State 38 44 50 12 32
 Wizbang Blog 40 29 32 33 31
 Correntewire 40 17 34 41 43
 The Moderate Voice 42 34 29 30 37
 Jawa Report 43 25 49 34 35
 Taylor Marsh 44 23 36 37 40
 Instapundit 45 16 42 43
 Right Wing News 46 31 47 45 26
 IMAO 47 32 35 40 41
 Professor Bainbridge 48 39 30 46 47
 American Digest 49 46 33 39 46
 PoliPundit 49 37 44 42 39

 
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