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Blogosphere Authority Index

January 11, 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  Newsbusters 8
 Talking Points Memo 4 3  Michelle Malkin 10
 Atrios 5 4  American Thinker 11
 Crooks And Liars 6 5  Ace Of Spades HQ 12
 Firedoglake 7 6  Little Green Footballs 14
 Think Progress 8 7  Jihad Watch 15
 Washington Monthly 12 8  Instapundit 18
 Glen Greenwald 15 9  Volokh Conspiracy 20
 America Blog 17 10  Hugh Hewitt 26
 MyDD 19 11  Gateway Pundit 29
 Digby 21 12  Powerline Blog 30
 Talk Left 22 13  Wizbang Blog 33
 Open Left 23 14  Ann Althouse 34
 MattYGlesias 24 15  Townhall 35
 Juan Cole 25 16  Jawa Report 36
 Pandagon 26 17  Red State 38
 Feministing 26 18  Right Wing News 39
 Sadly, No! 30 19  Patterico's Pontifications 42
 Shakespeares Sister 32 20  Tim Blair 44
 Truthdig 37 21  Outside The Beltway 45
 Jesus' General 40 22  Dean Esmay 47
 Taylor Marsh 41 23  Anti-Idiotarian 47
 Crooked Timber 43 24  IMAO 49
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 46 25  LaShawn Barber 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 1/11/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 20 1 1 3
 DailyKos 1 2 2 2 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 4 3 8
 Firedoglake 4 1 9 7 4
 Atrios 5 3 18 8 2
 Crooks And Liars 6 5 5 5 5
 Think Progress 7 36 3 6 7
 Washington Monthly 8 11 7 10 9
 America Blog 9 11 8 9 15
 Glen Greenwald 10 11 6 13
 Digby 11 5 14 13 18
 MyDD 12 7 16 15 12
 Talk Left 13 9 17 19 11
 Open Left 13 9 12 16 20
 Juan Cole 15 11 13 14 27
 Pandagon 16 7 20 17 16
 Feministing 16 36 11 12 17
 MattYGlesias 18 23 10 10
 Sadly, No! 19 23 18 6
 Shakespeares Sister 20 23 15 21 14
 Truthdig 21 23 19 11 28
 Jesus' General 22 11 21 25 29
 Crooked Timber 23 23 23 20 25
 Taylor Marsh 23 20 34 22 24
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 25 36 22 24 26

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 26
Date Calculated: 1/11/2009

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 6 6
 Newsbusters 3 34 3 4 5
 American Thinker 4 25 4 5 9
 Ace Of Spades HQ 5 7 9 9 3
 Little Green Footballs 6 12 13 7 1
 Instapundit 7 3 16 3 41
 Jihad Watch 7 40 10 8 4
 Volokh Conspiracy 9 12 6 12 8
 Hugh Hewitt 10 5 8 15 43
 Wizbang Blog 11 8 14 10 17
 Powerline Blog 12 4 5 44 24
 Gateway Pundit 12 40 7 13 13
 Jawa Report 14 9 11 14 15
 Ann Althouse 15 21 12 18 7
 Right Wing News 16 6 15 45 19
 Patterico's Pontifications 16 12 17 22 11
 Townhall 18 25 1 16
 Tim Blair 19 10 21 14
 Red State 20 25 38 11 10
 Outside The Beltway 21 17 16 22
 Dean Esmay 22 10 31 20 28
 IMAO 22 15 22 25 21
 Anti-Idiotarian 24 40 27 24 12
 LaShawn Barber 25 17 24 23 44
 PoliPundit 25 16 36 28 20

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 51
Date Calculated: 1/11/2009

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

 
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