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Blogosphere Authority Index

April 25, 2010

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
 Huffington Post 1 1  Hot Air 3
 DailyKos 1 2  Newsbusters 7
 Think Progress 4 3  Townhall 10
 Talking Points Memo 5 4  Ace Of Spades HQ 13
 Crooks And Liars 6 5  Michelle Malkin 15
 Firedoglake 7 6  American Thinker 17
 Atrios 9 7  Volokh Conspiracy 20
 MattYGlesias 11 8  Instapundit 21
 Washington Monthly 12 9  Ann Althouse 23
 Balloon Juice 14 10  Jihad Watch 26
 Five Thirty Eight 15 11  Powerline Blog 27
 Digby 18 12  Gateway Pundit 30
 Ezra Klein 19 13  Red State 33
 America Blog 22 14  Jawa Report 37
 Truthdig 24 15  Wizbang Blog 38
 Pandagon 25 16  Memeorandum 39
 Juan Cole 27 17  Outside The Beltway 40
 Talk Left 27 18  Patterico's Pontifications 41
 Sadly, No! 30 19  Hugh Hewitt 44
 Feministing 30 20  Anti-Idiotarian 46
 Shakespeares Sister 34 21  American Digest 47
 Glen Greenwald 35 22  Daniel Pipes 47
 Crooked Timber 36 23  Right Wing News 49
 Correntewire 41 24  IMAO 49
 Open Left 41 25  Dean Esmay 51

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 26
Date Calculated: 4/25/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 1 3 2 1
 Huffington Post 1 10 1 1 2
 Think Progress 3 35 2 4 4
 Talking Points Memo 4 4 10 3 7
 Firedoglake 5 1 11 9 5
 Crooks And Liars 6 4 7 6 6
 Atrios 7 3 17 13 3
 MattYGlesias 8 8 6 9
 Washington Monthly 9 10 4 11 11
 Five Thirty Eight 10 19 8 5 13
 Balloon Juice 11 35 9 12 8
 Digby 12 6 12 16 17
 Ezra Klein 13 10 5 20
 America Blog 14 15 13 14 14
 Pandagon 15 7 40 18 19
 Juan Cole 16 10 24 15 37
 Talk Left 17 15 20 23 15
 Truthdig 17 35 14 8 28
 Feministing 19 35 18 10 26
 Shakespeares Sister 20 24 26 19 12
 Crooked Timber 20 19 16 20 21
 Sadly, No! 22 24 23 24 10
 Open Left 23 15 44 21 22
 Correntewire 24 19 19 33 25
 MyDD 25 8 43 26 30
 Glen Greenwald 25 10 38 16

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 4/25/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 3 1 2 1
 Newsbusters 2 19 2 4 3
 Townhall 3 30 4 3 4
 Ace Of Spades HQ 4 4 31 7 2
 Michelle Malkin 5 1 3 42 12
 American Thinker 6 16 8 5 7
 Ann Althouse 7 11 7 16 5
 Volokh Conspiracy 8 16 6 13 6
 Instapundit 9 2 24 1 48
 Jihad Watch 10 30 9 9 11
 Gateway Pundit 11 16 25 8 8
 Powerline Blog 12 4 5 24
 Jawa Report 13 6 33 15 14
 Patterico's Pontifications 13 11 11 20 13
 Wizbang Blog 15 7 34 14 16
 Memeorandum 16 19 10 10 49
 Hugh Hewitt 16 9 13 17 44
 Outside The Beltway 16 8 35 11 20
 Red State 19 26 38 6 9
 IMAO 20 11 17 24 18
 Anti-Idiotarian 21 30 23 23 10
 American Digest 22 26 14 18 25
 Daniel Pipes 23 36 19 12 28
 Right Wing News 24 9 37 44 15
 Dean Esmay 24 19 20 22 23

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 51
Date Calculated: 4/25/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index - Combined Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 13 1 1 2
 DailyKos 1 1 4 2 1
 Hot Air 3 17 2 5 3
 Think Progress 4 34 3 6 6
 Talking Points Memo 5 5 16 3 9
 Crooks And Liars 6 4 9 11 8
 Firedoglake 7 2 17 15 7
 Newsbusters 7 44 5 8 11
 Atrios 9 3 26 20 5
 Townhall 10 50 11 7 13
 MattYGlesias 11 10 10 12
 Washington Monthly 12 11 6 17 19
 Ace Of Spades HQ 13 22 43 14 4
 Balloon Juice 14 36 15 18 10
 Five Thirty Eight 15 23 14 9 22
 Michelle Malkin 15 8 8 46 29
 American Thinker 17 42 22 10 17
 Digby 18 6 18 29 28
 Ezra Klein 19 12 7 35
 Volokh Conspiracy 20 41 13 26 16
 Instapundit 21 16 40 4
 America Blog 22 20 19 24 24
 Ann Althouse 23 38 20 32 14
 Truthdig 24 35 21 13 45
 Pandagon 25 7 47 31 32
 Jihad Watch 26 49 23 21 27
 Juan Cole 27 14 34 28 47
 Powerline Blog 27 21 12 43
 Talk Left 27 19 32 38 25
 Sadly, No! 30 29 33 39 15
 Feministing 30 33 28 16 41
 Gateway Pundit 30 40 41 19 18
 Red State 33 46 45 12 21
 Shakespeares Sister 34 28 35 33 20
 Glen Greenwald 35 15 42 26
 Crooked Timber 36 24 25 36 37
 Jawa Report 37 26 46 30 31
 Wizbang Blog 38 27 48 27 34
 Memeorandum 39 43 24 22
 Outside The Beltway 40 30 49 23 38
 Patterico's Pontifications 41 37 27 40 30
 Open Left 41 18 44 37 39
 Correntewire 41 25 29 45 40
 Hugh Hewitt 44 32 30 34
 MyDD 45 9 51 42 46
 Anti-Idiotarian 46 48 39 43 23
 Daniel Pipes 47 51 37 25 48
 American Digest 47 47 31 35 44
 Right Wing News 49 31 50 47 33
 IMAO 49 39 36 44 36
 Dean Esmay 51 45 38 41 42

 
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