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Blogosphere Authority Index

December 14, 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 7
 Talking Points Memo 3 3  Newsbusters 9
 Atrios 5 4  Instapundit 12
 Crooks And Liars 6 5  American Thinker 13
 Firedoglake 7 6  Ace Of Spades HQ 14
 Think Progress 10 7  Little Green Footballs 14
 Washington Monthly 11 8  Volokh Conspiracy 17
 America Blog 16 9  Jihad Watch 20
 Digby 18 10  Gateway Pundit 28
 Feministing 19 11  Hugh Hewitt 29
 Talk Left 20 12  Powerline Blog 30
 Glen Greenwald 22 13  Townhall 33
 Pandagon 22 14  Wizbang Blog 34
 MyDD 24 15  Right Wing News 36
 MattYGlesias 25 16  Jawa Report 36
 Truthdig 26 17  Red State 38
 Open Left 27 18  Ann Althouse 39
 Juan Cole 31 19  Patterico's Pontifications 40
 Shakespeares Sister 32 20  Anti-Idiotarian 42
 Sadly, No! 35 21  Outside The Beltway 45
 Taylor Marsh 41 22  Dean Esmay 47
 Jesus' General 43 23  Tim Blair 48
 Crooked Timber 44 24  IMAO 49
 Daily Howler 45 25  PoliPundit 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 12/14/2008

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 1 2 2 1
 Huffington Post 2 15 1 1 3
 Talking Points Memo 3 3 4 3 8
 Atrios 4 3 19 7 2
 Firedoglake 5 1 9 8 4
 Crooks And Liars 6 5 5 5 6
 Think Progress 7 25 3 6 9
 Washington Monthly 8 10 7 12 5
 America Blog 9 11 8 9 16
 Feministing 10 25 11 10 13
 Digby 11 5 14 16 17
 Pandagon 12 8 21 14 14
 Talk Left 13 8 18 20 12
 Open Left 13 11 10 17 19
 Glen Greenwald 13 11 6 21
 MyDD 16 7 17 15 18
 Juan Cole 16 11 15 13 39
 MattYGlesias 18 20 12 11
 Truthdig 19 20 13 11 27
 Shakespeares Sister 20 25 16 21 10
 Sadly, No! 21 25 22 7
 Taylor Marsh 22 25 35 19 20
 Crooked Timber 23 41 20 18 28
 Jesus' General 24 20 23 24 30
 Daily Howler 25 25 24 23 48

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 12/14/2008

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
 Newsbusters 3 35 3 3 5
 Instapundit 4 3 8 4 48
 Little Green Footballs 5 10 12 7 1
 Ace Of Spades HQ 6 7 10 9 3
 American Thinker 7 27 4 6 10
 Volokh Conspiracy 8 14 6 13 4
 Jihad Watch 9 39 11 8 7
 Hugh Hewitt 10 6 9 15 44
 Gateway Pundit 11 39 7 12 13
 Wizbang Blog 12 8 14 11 15
 Powerline Blog 13 5 5 45 24
 Jawa Report 14 8 13 16 18
 Townhall 14 22 1 14
 Right Wing News 16 4 15 19 22
 Patterico's Pontifications 17 13 16 22 11
 Ann Althouse 18 19 47 18 9
 Red State 19 27 31 10 12
 Outside The Beltway 20 17 17 20
 IMAO 21 14 23 26 21
 Dean Esmay 22 10 32 24 26
 Anti-Idiotarian 22 39 27 27 6
 PoliPundit 24 16 36 28 17
 Tim Blair 25 12 37 16

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 12/14/2008

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

 
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