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Blogosphere Authority Index

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

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 12/20/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 21 1 1 3
 DailyKos 1 2 3 2 1
 Think Progress 3 41 2 4 4
 Talking Points Memo 4 3 10 3 5
 Firedoglake 5 1 13 6 6
 Atrios 6 3 12 11 2
 Crooks And Liars 7 5 9 8 7
 Washington Monthly 8 9 7 12 13
 Five Thirty Eight 9 34 6 5 18
 MattYGlesias 9 15 5 9
 Digby 11 6 8 17 17
 Talk Left 12 9 20 26 8
 Ezra Klein 13 15 4 19
 America Blog 14 15 43 14 11
 Truthdig 15 21 11 9 28
 Juan Cole 15 11 17 13 39
 Feministing 17 21 14 7 22
 Pandagon 18 7 46 16 20
 Glen Greenwald 18 13 15 15
 Open Left 20 11 42 19 16
 MyDD 20 8 45 24 14
 The Moderate Voice 22 41 18 10 25
 Shakespeares Sister 23 21 26 22 12
 Crooked Timber 23 21 16 18 26
 Sadly, No! 25 34 21 25 10

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 12/20/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 4 1 1 1
 Newsbusters 2 18 2 4 4
 Michelle Malkin 3 1 4 6 9
 Ace Of Spades HQ 4 2 25 9 2
 American Thinker 5 20 3 5 8
 Townhall 6 30 7 3 11
 Volokh Conspiracy 7 13 5 17 5
 Little Green Footballs 8 26 16 8 3
 Instapundit 9 2 24 2 41
 Ann Althouse 10 13 10 16 6
 Jihad Watch 11 37 8 10 13
 Patterico's Pontifications 11 9 12 22 10
 Powerline Blog 13 5 6 21
 Memeorandum 14 13 9 11 42
 Wizbang Blog 15 7 13 14 16
 Outside The Beltway 16 9 11 15 19
 Jawa Report 17 6 34 18 15
 Red State 18 26 45 7 7
 Gateway Pundit 19 20 26 12 12
 IMAO 20 13 18 26 18
 Right Wing News 21 8 33 20
 American Digest 22 30 14 21 28
 PoliPundit 23 13 27 29 25
 LaShawn Barber 24 20 23 23 43
 Dean Esmay 24 20 22 24 26

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 12/20/2009

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

 
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