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Blogosphere Authority Index

December 25, 2011

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 4
 Huffington Post 2 2  Big Government 6
 Talking Points Memo 3 3  Ace Of Spades HQ 10
 Think Progress 5 4  Newsbusters 11
 Crooks And Liars 7 5  Michelle Malkin 13
 Firedoglake 8 6  Townhall 16
 Atrios 8 7  Ann Althouse 17
 Balloon Juice 12 8  Volokh Conspiracy 18
 America Blog 13 9  Outside The Beltway 19
 Digby 15 10  Jihad Watch 23
 Juan Cole 19 11  Gateway Pundit 24
 Truthdig 19 12  Memeorandum 26
 Dailykos Elections 22 13  Patterico's Pontifications 28
 Democratic Underground 25 14  Little Green Footballs 29
 Shakespeares Sister 26 15  Red State 32
 Pandagon 29 16  Wizbang Blog 35
 Glen Greenwald 29 17  American Thinker 36
 Crooked Timber 33 18  Just One Minute 43
 Washington Monthly 33 19  Instapundit 45
 Buzzflash 37 20  Jawa Report 46
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 38 21  American Digest 47
 Ezra Klein 39 22  Black Five 48
 Correntewire 40 23  Professor Bainbridge 49
 Talk Left 40 24  IMAO 50
 Jesus' General 42 25  Betsy's Page 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 26
Date Calculated: 12/25/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 1 3 2 1
 Huffington Post 2 12 1 1 3
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 8 4 2
 Think Progress 4 37 2 6 8
 Firedoglake 5 1 13 10 6
 Atrios 6 3 11 13 4
 Crooks And Liars 7 6 4 9 17
 Balloon Juice 8 12 7 12 5
 America Blog 9 10 5 15 15
 Digby 9 4 6 20 21
 Juan Cole 11 12 9 17 33
 Truthdig 12 23 10 8 26
 Shakespeares Sister 13 23 16 21 9
 Democratic Underground 14 45 26 5 16
 Washington Monthly 15 23 45 11 14
 Pandagon 16 8 40 18 23
 Crooked Timber 17 16 12 22 22
 Dailykos Elections 18 45 3 7
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 19 23 31 23 10
 Glen Greenwald 20 6 41 11
 Ezra Klein 21 16 30 13
 Talk Left 21 16 24 24 19
 Buzzflash 23 23 33 7 44
 Correntewire 24 12 22 33 30
 Sadly, No! 24 23 23 27 18
 Jesus' General 24 16 17 31 38

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 12/25/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 1 1 3
 Big Government 2 42 2 4 5
 Ace Of Spades HQ 2 4 26 6 1
 Newsbusters 4 20 5 3 10
 Michelle Malkin 5 2 7 38 13
 Outside The Beltway 6 7 3 13 15
 Volokh Conspiracy 7 11 4 14 9
 Gateway Pundit 8 9 25 8 8
 Ann Althouse 9 15 8 12 6
 Townhall 10 24 24 2 2
 Memeorandum 11 11 9 10 49
 Jihad Watch 12 27 6 9 16
 Patterico's Pontifications 13 8 14 42 11
 Wizbang Blog 14 6 10 41 21
 Little Green Footballs 14 30 22 11 4
 American Thinker 16 20 21 5 17
 Jawa Report 17 9 40 16 18
 Red State 18 30 34 7 7
 Just One Minute 19 30 17 20 14
 American Digest 20 27 13 17 25
 Black Five 21 30 12 18 26
 Professor Bainbridge 22 20 11 26 33
 IMAO 23 17 20 23 24
 Betsy's Page 23 17 16 27 30
 Instapundit 25 3 23 36 40

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 51
Date Calculated: 12/25/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index - Combined Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 1 4 3 1
 Huffington Post 2 15 1 1 4
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 16 4 2
 Hot Air 4 8 3 7 7
 Think Progress 5 36 2 6 18
 Big Government 6 51 5 12 10
 Crooks And Liars 7 6 6 16 33
 Atrios 8 3 21 23 6
 Firedoglake 8 2 24 17 11
 Ace Of Spades HQ 10 16 42 14 3
 Newsbusters 11 39 10 11 17
 Balloon Juice 12 17 15 20 8
 America Blog 13 12 9 24 30
 Michelle Malkin 13 10 12 47 23
 Digby 15 5 13 29 37
 Townhall 16 42 40 8 5
 Ann Althouse 17 35 14 28 12
 Volokh Conspiracy 18 34 8 31 16
 Truthdig 19 28 19 10 42
 Juan Cole 19 14 18 25 45
 Outside The Beltway 19 23 7 30 27
 Dailykos Elections 22 43 2 14
 Jihad Watch 23 44 11 21 28
 Gateway Pundit 24 30 41 18 15
 Democratic Underground 25 46 35 5 31
 Shakespeares Sister 26 25 28 32 19
 Memeorandum 26 33 17 22
 Patterico's Pontifications 28 24 27 49 22
 Glen Greenwald 29 7 46 21
 Little Green Footballs 29 49 38 27 9
 Pandagon 29 9 47 26 39
 Red State 32 50 48 15 13
 Washington Monthly 33 32 50 19 26
 Crooked Timber 33 21 23 33 38
 Wizbang Blog 35 22 20 48 36
 American Thinker 36 40 37 13 29
 Buzzflash 37 26 45 9 49
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 38 29 44 34 20
 Ezra Klein 39 18 43 25
 Talk Left 40 19 34 38 35
 Correntewire 40 13 32 43 44
 Jesus' General 42 20 29 41 47
 Just One Minute 43 48 31 39 24
 Sadly, No! 43 27 33 40 34
 Instapundit 45 11 39 46
 Jawa Report 46 31 49 35 32
 American Digest 47 45 25 36 41
 Black Five 48 47 26 37 43
 Professor Bainbridge 49 41 22 44 48
 Betsy's Page 50 38 30 45 46
 IMAO 50 37 36 42 40

 
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