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Blogosphere Authority Index

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

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 8/23/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 14 1 1 3
 DailyKos 1 2 2 2 1
 Think Progress 3 27 3 3 5
 Crooks And Liars 4 5 8 6 4
 Firedoglake 4 1 9 8 6
 Atrios 4 2 22 11 2
 Talking Points Memo 7 4 5 9 11
 Washington Monthly 8 12 6 13 12
 Glen Greenwald 8 10 4 16
 Five Thirty Eight 8 23 7 4 19
 MattYGlesias 11 12 10 10
 Pandagon 12 7 13 14 15
 Digby 13 6 17 17 14
 Juan Cole 13 14 11 12 42
 Talk Left 15 7 26 25 8
 Feministing 15 27 15 5 20
 America Blog 15 16 12 15 13
 The Moderate Voice 18 46 16 10 17
 Open Left 19 10 18 18 18
 Truthdig 20 27 14 7 28
 Shakespeares Sister 21 23 19 23 9
 MyDD 21 7 23 26 21
 Sadly, No! 23 27 24 7
 Crooked Timber 24 36 21 16 27
 Ezra Klein 24 16 24 24

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 8/23/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 2 1 2 1
 Michelle Malkin 2 1 3 6 7
 American Thinker 3 25 2 5 4
 Instapundit 4 3 7 3 48
 Little Green Footballs 4 10 4 7 2
 Ace Of Spades HQ 6 5 10 10 3
 Gateway Pundit 7 28 8 12 5
 Jihad Watch 8 38 6 9 14
 Volokh Conspiracy 9 18 9 14 9
 Hugh Hewitt 10 7 11 16 47
 Powerline Blog 11 4 5 43 26
 Right Wing News 12 5 14 42 17
 Ann Althouse 13 21 12 17 8
 Newsbusters 14 28 4 6
 Patterico's Pontifications 15 13 13 20 13
 Townhall 15 28 1 10
 Wizbang Blog 17 8 17 15 18
 Red State 18 23 8 12
 Tim Blair 19 13 15 16
 Jawa Report 20 12 16 18 24
 Outside The Beltway 21 16 13 19
 Just One Minute 22 28 19 11
 Dean Esmay 23 10 35 24 28
 LaShawn Barber 24 13 27 23 46
 American Digest 24 28 19 21 23

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 8/23/2009

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

 
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