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Blogosphere Authority Index

February 21, 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
 DailyKos 1 1  Hot Air 3
 Huffington Post 2 2  Big Government 4
 Think Progress 5 3  Newsbusters 9
 Talking Points Memo 5 4  American Thinker 13
 Crooks And Liars 7 5  Ace Of Spades HQ 14
 Firedoglake 8 6  Townhall 16
 Atrios 10 7  Michelle Malkin 17
 MattYGlesias 11 8  Ann Althouse 20
 Washington Monthly 12 9  Instapundit 22
 Digby 15 10  Volokh Conspiracy 27
 Ezra Klein 18 11  Gateway Pundit 30
 America Blog 19 12  Patterico's Pontifications 31
 Five Thirty Eight 21 13  Jihad Watch 33
 Feministing 23 14  Red State 35
 Glen Greenwald 24 15  Powerline Blog 36
 Talk Left 24 16  Memeorandum 38
 Truthdig 26 17  Wizbang Blog 39
 Sadly, No! 27 18  Outside The Beltway 41
 Juan Cole 29 19  Jawa Report 42
 Open Left 31 20  Anti-Idiotarian 45
 Pandagon 34 21  Right Wing News 46
 Shakespeares Sister 36 22  IMAO 47
 MyDD 39 23  American Digest 48
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 43 24  Professor Bainbridge 49
 Crooked Timber 44 25  Hugh Hewitt 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 2/21/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 12 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 5 2 1
 Think Progress 3 28 2 4 4
 Firedoglake 4 1 11 8 5
 Crooks And Liars 5 4 6 5 6
 Talking Points Memo 5 5 8 3 7
 Atrios 7 3 13 12 3
 Washington Monthly 8 8 7 10 15
 MattYGlesias 9 17 3 8
 Digby 9 6 12 14 10
 Five Thirty Eight 11 40 9 6 19
 Ezra Klein 11 14 4 16
 America Blog 13 14 10 13 13
 Talk Left 14 8 22 18 14
 Feministing 15 17 15 11 22
 Glen Greenwald 16 17 16 11
 Juan Cole 17 11 18 16 33
 Truthdig 17 22 14 9 28
 Pandagon 19 8 41 20 18
 Open Left 20 12 36 15 20
 Sadly, No! 21 22 20 19 9
 MyDD 22 7 44 23 27
 Shakespeares Sister 22 28 31 17 12
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 24 28 17 21 21
 Crooked Timber 25 28 19 22 25

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 2/21/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 2 2 2 1
 Big Government 2 37 3 5 3
 Newsbusters 3 22 4 4 4
 Ace Of Spades HQ 4 4 26 8 2
 American Thinker 5 16 6 6 6
 Michelle Malkin 5 1 5 41 12
 Townhall 7 31 7 3 10
 Ann Althouse 8 16 9 13 5
 Hugh Hewitt 8 8 1 18 48
 Instapundit 10 3 25 1 43
 Volokh Conspiracy 11 11 11 14 8
 Patterico's Pontifications 11 11 8 19 11
 Jihad Watch 13 22 13 10 14
 Wizbang Blog 13 6 36 16 15
 Powerline Blog 13 4 10 23
 Outside The Beltway 16 8 46 11 19
 Jawa Report 17 6 35 17 17
 Memeorandum 18 18 12 12 45
 Red State 19 27 43 7 9
 Gateway Pundit 19 27 27 9 7
 IMAO 21 11 19 22 22
 Professor Bainbridge 22 11 15 44 29
 American Digest 23 27 14 20 25
 Right Wing News 24 8 39 43 16
 Anti-Idiotarian 25 31 23 29 13

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 2/21/2010

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

 
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