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Blogosphere Authority Index

February 22, 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  Michelle Malkin 7
 Talking Points Memo 4 3  Newsbusters 10
 Crooks And Liars 5 4  American Thinker 11
 Firedoglake 6 5  Instapundit 12
 Atrios 7 6  Jihad Watch 14
 Think Progress 7 7  Little Green Footballs 15
 Washington Monthly 13 8  Ace Of Spades HQ 17
 Glen Greenwald 16 9  Volokh Conspiracy 20
 America Blog 18 10  Gateway Pundit 25
 Feministing 18 11  Townhall 31
 Juan Cole 20 12  Powerline Blog 32
 Talk Left 22 13  Wizbang Blog 34
 MattYGlesias 23 14  Hugh Hewitt 35
 Digby 23 15  Ann Althouse 36
 Pandagon 26 16  Jawa Report 37
 Truthdig 27 17  Patterico's Pontifications 39
 MyDD 28 18  Red State 41
 Shakespeares Sister 29 19  Right Wing News 41
 Open Left 30 20  Iowahawk 44
 Sadly, No! 32 21  Outside The Beltway 46
 Crooked Timber 38 22  Tim Blair 47
 Calitics 40 23  IMAO 47
 Correntewire 43 24  Dean Esmay 49
 Jesus' General 45 25  PoliPundit 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 2/22/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 18 1 1 3
 DailyKos 1 2 2 2 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 4 3 16
 Atrios 4 3 20 8 2
 Firedoglake 5 1 9 10 4
 Think Progress 5 33 3 4 7
 Crooks And Liars 7 5 5 5 6
 Washington Monthly 8 10 7 11 11
 Feministing 9 18 11 6 12
 Glen Greenwald 10 11 6 13
 Juan Cole 11 11 13 9 36
 America Blog 12 15 8 12 19
 Talk Left 12 7 18 20 10
 Pandagon 14 9 21 13 14
 Digby 14 6 15 15 15
 MyDD 16 8 16 17 17
 MattYGlesias 17 24 10 8
 Open Left 18 11 14 18 18
 Truthdig 18 24 12 7 28
 Shakespeares Sister 20 18 17 19 9
 Sadly, No! 21 24 21 5
 Crooked Timber 22 33 19 14 25
 Calitics 23 15 32 26 26
 Jesus' General 24 24 22 22 38
 Correntewire 25 18 30 29 22

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 26
Date Calculated: 2/22/2009

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 4 6
 Newsbusters 3 33 3 5 4
 Instapundit 4 3 8 3 41
 Ace Of Spades HQ 5 5 10 10 3
 Little Green Footballs 6 10 13 8 1
 American Thinker 7 28 4 6 10
 Jihad Watch 8 41 9 7 5
 Volokh Conspiracy 9 14 6 14 8
 Gateway Pundit 10 33 7 13 9
 Wizbang Blog 11 8 15 9 14
 Powerline Blog 12 3 5 43 24
 Hugh Hewitt 13 5 11 17 42
 Jawa Report 14 9 12 16 20
 Townhall 14 24 1 12
 Patterico's Pontifications 16 12 18 23 11
 Ann Althouse 17 28 14 21 7
 Right Wing News 18 5 17 44 23
 IMAO 19 12 20 27 17
 Tim Blair 20 14 22 15
 Red State 21 22 38 11 19
 Outside The Beltway 22 16 24 18 21
 Dean Esmay 23 10 31 19 28
 LaShawn Barber 24 18 23 22 46
 Iowahawk 25 33 16 15 45
 PoliPundit 25 16 34 32 16

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 51
Date Calculated: 2/22/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index - Combined Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 2 2 3 1
 Huffington Post 2 22 1 1 5
 Hot Air 3 10 6 4 4
 Talking Points Memo 4 4 4 7 28
 Crooks And Liars 5 5 8 12 8
 Firedoglake 6 1 15 20 6
 Michelle Malkin 7 12 5 6 14
 Atrios 7 3 36 17 3
 Think Progress 7 33 3 11 9
 Newsbusters 10 49 7 8 11
 American Thinker 11 47 10 9 20
 Instapundit 12 18 18 5
 Washington Monthly 13 11 11 21 21
 Jihad Watch 14 51 22 10 12
 Little Green Footballs 15 35 30 14 2
 Glen Greenwald 16 13 9 25
 Ace Of Spades HQ 17 25 23 18 10
 Feministing 18 20 19 13 22
 America Blog 18 17 13 22 33
 Juan Cole 20 15 21 19 46
 Volokh Conspiracy 20 39 14 25 16
 Talk Left 22 7 32 39 18
 Digby 23 6 25 30 27
 MattYGlesias 23 28 17 13
 Gateway Pundit 25 50 16 24 19
 Pandagon 26 9 38 26 26
 Truthdig 27 29 20 15 44
 MyDD 28 8 28 34 29
 Shakespeares Sister 29 23 29 36 17
 Open Left 30 14 24 35 32
 Townhall 31 45 2 24
 Sadly, No! 32 27 40 7
 Powerline Blog 32 19 12 47 43
 Wizbang Blog 34 31 35 16 30
 Hugh Hewitt 35 24 26 31
 Ann Althouse 36 46 31 37 15
 Jawa Report 37 34 27 29 37
 Crooked Timber 38 32 33 28 41
 Patterico's Pontifications 39 38 39 42 23
 Calitics 40 16 46 43 42
 Right Wing News 41 26 37 48 40
 Red State 41 44 49 23 36
 Correntewire 43 21 45 45 39
 Iowahawk 44 48 34 27
 Jesus' General 45 30 40 41 47
 Outside The Beltway 46 42 44 32 38
 IMAO 47 37 41 44 35
 Tim Blair 47 40 42 31
 Dean Esmay 49 36 47 33 45
 PoliPundit 50 41 48 46 34
 LaShawn Barber 51 43 43 38

 
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