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Blogosphere Authority Index

December 7, 2008

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  Michelle Malkin 8
 Talking Points Memo 3 3  Newsbusters 10
 Atrios 5 4  Little Green Footballs 11
 Firedoglake 5 5  Instapundit 13
 Crooks And Liars 7 6  American Thinker 14
 Think Progress 9 7  Volokh Conspiracy 14
 Washington Monthly 11 8  Ace Of Spades HQ 16
 America Blog 17 9  Gateway Pundit 28
 Glen Greenwald 18 10  Hugh Hewitt 28
 Feministing 19 11  Townhall 31
 Open Left 20 12  Ann Althouse 33
 MyDD 21 13  Powerline Blog 35
 Pandagon 22 14  Wizbang Blog 36
 Shakespeares Sister 23 15  Jawa Report 37
 Juan Cole 24 16  Right Wing News 38
 Talk Left 25 17  Patterico's Pontifications 40
 Digby 26 18  Anti-Idiotarian 43
 Truthdig 27 19  Red State 44
 MattYGlesias 28 20  Outside The Beltway 45
 Sadly, No! 32 21  Dean Esmay 46
 The Moderate Voice 34 22  PoliPundit 47
 Taylor Marsh 39 23  IMAO 48
 Crooked Timber 40 24  LaShawn Barber 49
 Jesus' General 40 25  QandO 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 12/7/2008

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 2 2 2 1
 Huffington Post 1 19 1 1 3
 Atrios 3 3 17 6 2
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 4 3 10
 Firedoglake 5 1 9 7 4
 Crooks And Liars 6 5 5 4 5
 Think Progress 7 25 3 5 8
 Washington Monthly 8 10 7 11 11
 America Blog 9 19 8 8 13
 MyDD 10 7 14 14 15
 Feministing 11 19 11 9 17
 Pandagon 11 8 20 15 14
 Glen Greenwald 11 11 6 20
 Open Left 11 11 10 17 16
 Talk Left 15 8 22 20 12
 Juan Cole 15 14 13 13 35
 Digby 17 6 21 16 19
 Shakespeares Sister 18 25 15 21 6
 MattYGlesias 19 19 19 9
 Truthdig 20 35 12 10 28
 Sadly, No! 21 25 22 7
 The Moderate Voice 21 45 16 12 26
 Crooked Timber 23 35 18 19 27
 Taylor Marsh 24 25 34 18 22
 Jesus' General 25 19 23 24 33

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 12/7/2008

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 2 2 2
 Michelle Malkin 2 2 1 5 8
 Instapundit 3 3 7 4 41
 Newsbusters 4 32 6 3 6
 Volokh Conspiracy 5 12 4 9 4
 Ace Of Spades HQ 6 7 9 8 3
 American Thinker 6 27 3 6 9
 Little Green Footballs 8 12 11 7 1
 Hugh Hewitt 9 5 8 14 20
 Gateway Pundit 10 46 5 13 13
 Wizbang Blog 11 8 14 11 14
 Townhall 12 22 1 11
 Jawa Report 13 9 12 15 19
 Patterico's Pontifications 14 11 16 18 10
 Ann Althouse 14 19 13 17 7
 Right Wing News 16 6 15 21 17
 Powerline Blog 17 4 10 45 25
 Outside The Beltway 18 16 16 16
 Red State 19 27 36 10 18
 Dean Esmay 20 9 31 23 26
 Anti-Idiotarian 20 41 27 26 5
 PoliPundit 22 12 33 28 21
 IMAO 23 18 22 25 22
 LaShawn Barber 24 16 24 24 47
 QandO 25 22 21 29 23

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 12/7/2008

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

 
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