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Blogosphere Authority Index

January 29, 2012

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 7
 Talking Points Memo 4 3  Ace Of Spades HQ 9
 Crooks And Liars 5 4  Newsbusters 12
 Atrios 6 5  Michelle Malkin 13
 Firedoglake 8 6  Ann Althouse 15
 Think Progress 10 7  Gateway Pundit 17
 Balloon Juice 11 8  Volokh Conspiracy 18
 Digby 14 9  Townhall 19
 Juan Cole 15 10  Outside The Beltway 19
 Truthdig 21 11  Patterico's Pontifications 23
 America Blog 21 12  Little Green Footballs 26
 Pandagon 24 13  Jihad Watch 26
 Crooked Timber 25 14  Memeorandum 26
 Glen Greenwald 29 15  American Thinker 30
 Talk Left 31 16  Red State 31
 Washington Monthly 33 17  Wizbang Blog 37
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 33 18  Just One Minute 38
 Democratic Underground 35 19  Instapundit 42
 Ezra Klein 35 20  Jawa Report 45
 Five Thirty Eight 39 21  American Digest 46
 Sadly, No! 40 22  IMAO 47
 Shakespeares Sister 41 23  Betsy's Page 48
 Mother Talkers 43 24  Professor Bainbridge 49
 Taylor Marsh 44 25  Black Five 49

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 1/29/2012

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 11 1 1 1
 DailyKos 2 1 3 3 2
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 5 4 4
 Atrios 4 3 9 17 3
 Crooks And Liars 5 4 4 9 13
 Firedoglake 6 2 13 10 6
 Think Progress 7 32 2 6 11
 Balloon Juice 8 11 6 11 5
 Digby 9 4 8 19 23
 Juan Cole 10 9 10 14 30
 America Blog 11 11 11 18 16
 Talk Left 12 11 18 27 12
 Truthdig 13 32 7 7 28
 Pandagon 14 8 40 16 21
 Crooked Timber 15 18 12 20 20
 Washington Monthly 16 26 38 12 15
 Democratic Underground 17 44 30 5 19
 Ezra Klein 18 18 29 8
 Glen Greenwald 19 7 41 9
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 19 26 31 24 7
 Shakespeares Sister 21 32 26 22 10
 Five Thirty Eight 22 32 35 2 25
 Sadly, No! 23 26 20 29 14
 Mother Talkers 24 11 32 40 18
 Taylor Marsh 24 32 14 23 24

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 26
Date Calculated: 1/29/2012

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 1 1 1
 Big Government 2 42 2 6 5
 Ace Of Spades HQ 2 4 25 7 2
 Newsbusters 4 20 7 3 10
 Michelle Malkin 5 3 5 38 15
 Gateway Pundit 5 9 24 8 6
 Outside The Beltway 7 7 4 13 16
 Ann Althouse 7 16 6 11 7
 Volokh Conspiracy 9 12 3 12 12
 Townhall 10 24 35 2 3
 Patterico's Pontifications 11 9 11 42 11
 Memeorandum 11 12 9 10 46
 Little Green Footballs 13 31 17 14 4
 Jihad Watch 13 24 8 9 18
 Wizbang Blog 13 6 12 43 17
 American Thinker 16 20 26 4 13
 Just One Minute 17 31 14 17 9
 Red State 18 31 40 5 8
 Jawa Report 19 9 33 15 21
 American Digest 20 27 10 18 29
 IMAO 20 16 19 20 25
 Professor Bainbridge 22 20 13 23 31
 Betsy's Page 23 16 18 24 32
 Black Five 24 31 15 16 28
 Instapundit 25 2 23 35 38
 PoliPundit 25 15 27 22 23

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 51
Date Calculated: 1/29/2012

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

 
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