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Blogosphere Authority Index

February 27,2011

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
 Huffington Post 1 1  Hot Air 4
 DailyKos 2 2  Big Government 6
 Talking Points Memo 3 3  Ace Of Spades HQ 10
 Firedoglake 5 4  American Thinker 11
 Crooks And Liars 7 5  Townhall 12
 Atrios 8 6  Michelle Malkin 15
 Think Progress 9 7  Ann Althouse 15
 Balloon Juice 12 8  Outside The Beltway 22
 MattYGlesias 12 9  Volokh Conspiracy 25
 Washington Monthly 15 10  Newsbusters 27
 Juan Cole 18 11  Gateway Pundit 31
 Pharyngula 19 12  Little Green Footballs 32
 Andrew Sullivan 20 13  Powerline Blog 33
 Digby 20 14  Red State 36
 Democratic Underground 23 15  Jawa Report 37
 Ezra Klein 23 16  Jihad Watch 39
 Truthdig 25 17  Patterico's Pontifications 39
 America Blog 27 18  Memeorandum 41
 Pandagon 29 19  Wizbang Blog 44
 Sadly, No! 30 20  Instapundit 45
 Crooked Timber 34 21  Black Five 46
 Shakespeares Sister 34 22  Professor Bainbridge 47
 Talk Left 37 23  Right Wing News 48
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 42 24  IMAO 49
 The Moderate Voice 43 25  PoliPundit 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 2/27/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 10 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 8 3 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 3 14 2 8
 Firedoglake 4 1 16 9 6
 Crooks And Liars 5 5 6 8 10
 Atrios 6 3 17 14 4
 Balloon Juice 7 19 9 11 7
 Juan Cole 8 5 10 15 30
 MattYGlesias 9 12 7 12
 Washington Monthly 9 13 5 13 14
 Pharyngula 9 38 12 10 9
 Digby 12 5 11 17 17
 Think Progress 13 28 2 5
 Democratic Underground 14 38 23 4 11
 Pandagon 15 5 47 12 22
 Ezra Klein 16 19 4 18
 America Blog 17 13 13 16 16
 Truthdig 18 28 15 7 29
 Talk Left 19 13 25 24 19
 Andrew Sullivan 20 49 3 6 48
 Sadly, No! 20 28 30 26 3
 Crooked Timber 22 19 19 21 24
 The Moderate Voice 23 38 18 19 23
 Shakespeares Sister 24 28 33 20 13
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 25 19 35 23 20

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 2/27/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 1 1 6
 Big Government 2 39 2 5 3
 Ace Of Spades HQ 3 4 27 7 1
 American Thinker 4 24 3 4 9
 Townhall 5 39 11 2 4
 Michelle Malkin 5 1 4 42 12
 Ann Althouse 7 15 5 10 5
 Outside The Beltway 8 9 7 9 11
 Newsbusters 9 24 14 3 10
 Volokh Conspiracy 9 11 8 11 8
 Gateway Pundit 11 15 26 8 7
 Little Green Footballs 12 39 18 14 2
 Jawa Report 13 6 34 15 14
 Patterico's Pontifications 13 7 13 17 15
 Powerline Blog 15 5 6 25
 Memeorandum 16 15 10 13 42
 Jihad Watch 17 30 9 12 20
 Wizbang Blog 18 8 16 19 19
 Red State 18 24 37 6 13
 IMAO 20 13 20 21 26
 Black Five 21 39 17 18 21
 Professor Bainbridge 22 15 12 43 32
 Right Wing News 23 11 35 16
 PoliPundit 23 20 28 25 17
 Instapundit 25 3 25 35 48

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 2/27/2011

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

 
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