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Blogosphere Authority Index

August 21, 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
 Huffington Post 1 1  Hot Air 4
 DailyKos 2 2  Big Government 5
 Talking Points Memo 3 3  Newsbusters 9
 Crooks And Liars 6 4  Michelle Malkin 10
 Firedoglake 6 5  Ace Of Spades HQ 11
 Atrios 8 6  Townhall 15
 Balloon Juice 12 7  Volokh Conspiracy 19
 Digby 13 8  Outside The Beltway 21
 Democratic Underground 14 9  Jihad Watch 21
 America Blog 16 10  Gateway Pundit 21
 Truthdig 17 11  Ann Althouse 26
 Juan Cole 18 12  Little Green Footballs 27
 TNR 19 13  American Thinker 28
 Think Progress 21 14  Patterico's Pontifications 30
 Pandagon 25 15  Wizbang Blog 31
 Washington Monthly 29 16  Red State 34
 Shakespeares Sister 31 17  Memeorandum 36
 Glen Greenwald 33 18  Jawa Report 39
 Talk Left 34 19  Instapundit 44
 Pharyngula 36 20  Just One Minute 45
 Crooked Timber 36 21  Right Wing News 46
 Correntewire 39 22  American Digest 47
 The Moderate Voice 41 23  Dean Esmay 48
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 42 24  IMAO 48
 MattYGlesias 43 25  PoliPundit 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 8/21/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 13 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 3 3 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 4 2 4
 Firedoglake 4 1 11 9 6
 Crooks And Liars 5 4 5 8 10
 Atrios 6 3 12 17 3
 Balloon Juice 7 13 9 11 5
 Democratic Underground 8 47 18 4 8
 Digby 8 4 6 20 24
 America Blog 8 11 8 19 11
 Washington Monthly 11 13 38 10 15
 Juan Cole 12 8 15 16 32
 TNR 13 38 7 6 27
 Pandagon 13 7 41 15 18
 Truthdig 15 27 10 7 29
 Think Progress 16 27 2 16
 Talk Left 17 13 20 25 14
 Pharyngula 18 47 13 13 22
 The Moderate Voice 19 47 14 18 20
 Glen Greenwald 20 8 36 13
 Crooked Timber 21 21 16 21 23
 Shakespeares Sister 21 27 45 22 9
 MattYGlesias 23 11 31 19
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 24 27 23 12
 Correntewire 25 13 17 33 33

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 8/21/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 1 1 3
 Big Government 2 44 2 3 5
 Ace Of Spades HQ 3 4 25 6 1
 Newsbusters 4 25 5 4 6
 Michelle Malkin 4 3 3 38 9
 Gateway Pundit 6 10 26 8 7
 Volokh Conspiracy 7 10 8 15 8
 Townhall 8 29 24 2 2
 Wizbang Blog 9 6 10 13 19
 Outside The Beltway 9 8 7 14 14
 Patterico's Pontifications 11 8 12 40 10
 Ann Althouse 12 16 4 11 17
 Jihad Watch 13 35 6 9 18
 Little Green Footballs 14 44 18 12 4
 American Thinker 15 20 21 5 12
 Memeorandum 16 20 9 10 42
 Jawa Report 16 6 33 17 16
 Just One Minute 18 44 14 20 13
 Dean Esmay 19 10 19 24 31
 Red State 19 35 41 7 11
 American Digest 21 25 13 18 28
 Right Wing News 22 10 34 42 15
 IMAO 22 16 20 23 27
 Instapundit 24 2 23 35 45
 PoliPundit 25 10 27 27 24

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 8/21/2011

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

 
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