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Blogosphere Authority Index

December 26, 2010

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
 Huffington Post 1 1  Hot Air 3
 DailyKos 2 2  Big Government 8
 Talking Points Memo 3 3  Ace Of Spades HQ 9
 Firedoglake 5 4  American Thinker 12
 Crooks And Liars 6 5  Townhall 13
 Atrios 7 6  Newsbusters 17
 Think Progress 10 7  Michelle Malkin 19
 Balloon Juice 11 8  Ann Althouse 21
 Pharyngula 13 9  Volokh Conspiracy 22
 MattYGlesias 13 10  Outside The Beltway 26
 Washington Monthly 16 11  Jihad Watch 27
 Digby 17 12  Powerline Blog 30
 Ezra Klein 20 13  Red State 31
 Juan Cole 23 14  Gateway Pundit 32
 Truthdig 24 15  Memeorandum 36
 America Blog 24 16  Wizbang Blog 38
 Pandagon 28 17  Patterico's Pontifications 39
 Sadly, No! 29 18  Jawa Report 40
 Talk Left 33 19  Black Five 44
 Glen Greenwald 34 20  IMAO 45
 Shakespeares Sister 35 21  American Digest 46
 Crooked Timber 36 22  Professor Bainbridge 46
 Jesus' General 41 23  LaShawn Barber 48
 Correntewire 41 24  Dean Esmay 49
 Open Left 43 25  PoliPundit 49

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 12/26/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 8 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 5 3 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 9 2 7
 Firedoglake 4 1 16 8 6
 Atrios 5 3 14 11 3
 Crooks And Liars 6 5 7 6 10
 Balloon Juice 7 22 8 9 8
 Pharyngula 8 38 10 7 9
 MattYGlesias 9 11 6 11
 Washington Monthly 10 15 4 10 15
 Think Progress 10 22 2 5
 Digby 12 5 11 15 17
 Juan Cole 13 8 15 13 26
 Ezra Klein 13 15 3 18
 America Blog 15 15 12 12 16
 Pandagon 16 7 39 16 19
 Truthdig 17 29 13 5 28
 Talk Left 18 15 19 22 13
 Sadly, No! 19 22 26 23 4
 Correntewire 20 15 18 28 22
 Crooked Timber 21 22 17 18 24
 Glen Greenwald 22 10 36 12
 Shakespeares Sister 23 29 30 17 14
 Open Left 23 15 44 24 21
 Jesus' General 25 11 29 26 36

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 12/26/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 1 1 3
 Big Government 2 41 2 4 4
 Ace Of Spades HQ 3 4 29 7 1
 American Thinker 4 18 4 6 5
 Townhall 5 34 6 2 10
 Michelle Malkin 6 2 3 41 15
 Newsbusters 7 25 10 3 9
 Ann Althouse 8 17 9 12 2
 Volokh Conspiracy 9 12 5 14 8
 Outside The Beltway 10 9 8 9 12
 Jihad Watch 11 41 11 10 11
 Gateway Pundit 12 18 28 8 7
 Powerline Blog 13 5 7 22
 Patterico's Pontifications 14 7 14 19 14
 Wizbang Blog 14 7 13 15 18
 Red State 16 25 45 5 6
 Memeorandum 17 18 12 11 44
 Jawa Report 18 6 41 16 24
 IMAO 19 12 19 24 19
 Black Five 19 41 15 18 17
 Professor Bainbridge 21 12 16 44 32
 PoliPundit 21 18 30 22 20
 American Digest 23 24 17 20 28
 Dean Esmay 24 12 26 25 31
 LaShawn Barber 24 18 24 21 46

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 12/26/2010

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

 
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