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Blogosphere Authority Index

August 22, 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 2 2  Newsbusters 6
 Talking Points Memo 4 3  American Thinker 9
 Firedoglake 5 4  Big Government 9
 Atrios 7 5  Ace Of Spades HQ 12
 Washington Monthly 8 6  Townhall 13
 Crooks And Liars 11 7  Volokh Conspiracy 17
 MattYGlesias 13 8  Michelle Malkin 18
 Balloon Juice 13 9  Outside The Beltway 23
 Think Progress 16 10  Ann Althouse 24
 Five Thirty Eight 19 11  Little Green Footballs 28
 Ezra Klein 20 12  Gateway Pundit 31
 Digby 20 13  Powerline Blog 33
 America Blog 22 14  Red State 36
 Pandagon 25 15  Jawa Report 38
 Truthdig 26 16  Wizbang Blog 39
 Talk Left 27 17  Memeorandum 39
 Sadly, No! 28 18  Patterico's Pontifications 42
 Shakespeares Sister 30 19  Right Wing News 44
 Glen Greenwald 32 20  Black Five 45
 Juan Cole 34 21  IMAO 46
 The Moderate Voice 35 22  Professor Bainbridge 47
 Crooked Timber 36 23  American Digest 48
 Open Left 41 24  LaShawn Barber 49
 Correntewire 43 25  PoliPundit 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 8/22/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 9 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 8 2 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 3 9 3 8
 Firedoglake 4 1 16 8 7
 Atrios 5 3 12 12 4
 Balloon Juice 6 18 6 10 5
 Crooks And Liars 7 5 11 7 10
 Washington Monthly 8 7 5 11 15
 MattYGlesias 9 11 4 12
 Ezra Klein 10 11 3 18
 Digby 10 6 10 16 17
 Five Thirty Eight 12 23 7 5 23
 Think Progress 13 29 2 6
 America Blog 14 15 15 14 13
 Pandagon 14 9 43 17 16
 Talk Left 16 15 18 20 11
 Truthdig 17 38 13 6 26
 Sadly, No! 18 29 21 22 3
 The Moderate Voice 19 38 14 15 19
 Shakespeares Sister 20 18 22 18 14
 Juan Cole 21 11 49 13 28
 Glen Greenwald 22 11 36 9
 Open Left 23 18 48 21 20
 Crooked Timber 23 23 17 19 24
 Correntewire 25 18 25 32 22

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 8/22/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 2 1 1 2
 Ace Of Spades HQ 2 5 27 5 1
 Newsbusters 3 21 2 3 7
 Big Government 4 35 5 6 4
 American Thinker 4 21 3 4 8
 Michelle Malkin 6 1 4 39 12
 Townhall 7 29 7 2 10
 Volokh Conspiracy 8 11 6 10 5
 Outside The Beltway 9 8 9 9 15
 Ann Althouse 10 14 11 12 6
 Gateway Pundit 11 14 28 8 9
 Powerline Blog 12 4 8 42 23
 Wizbang Blog 13 7 14 16 17
 Patterico's Pontifications 13 8 13 18 16
 Memeorandum 13 14 10 13 47
 Little Green Footballs 13 35 23 11 3
 Jawa Report 17 6 33 15 18
 Red State 18 26 45 7 13
 IMAO 19 13 17 19 20
 Right Wing News 20 8 34 11
 Black Five 21 35 16 17 21
 Professor Bainbridge 22 14 12 43 33
 PoliPundit 23 14 30 24 24
 American Digest 23 26 15 21 30
 LaShawn Barber 23 14 22 26 42

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 8/22/2010

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

 
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