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Blogosphere Authority Index

January 24, 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  Newsbusters 8
 Think Progress 4 3  Ace Of Spades HQ 11
 Talking Points Memo 5 4  American Thinker 12
 Firedoglake 6 5  Michelle Malkin 13
 Crooks And Liars 7 6  Townhall 14
 Atrios 9 7  Volokh Conspiracy 18
 Five Thirty Eight 10 8  Little Green Footballs 21
 MattYGlesias 14 9  Ann Althouse 23
 Washington Monthly 16 10  Instapundit 25
 Digby 17 11  Jihad Watch 29
 Ezra Klein 19 12  Red State 32
 Talk Left 20 13  Gateway Pundit 34
 Juan Cole 22 14  Powerline Blog 34
 Glen Greenwald 24 15  Patterico's Pontifications 36
 Feministing 26 16  Memeorandum 38
 America Blog 26 17  Wizbang Blog 42
 Truthdig 28 18  Outside The Beltway 42
 Pandagon 29 19  Jawa Report 44
 Balloon Juice 29 20  IMAO 45
 Sadly, No! 33 21  Daniel Pipes 46
 Shakespeares Sister 36 22  Anti-Idiotarian 47
 The Moderate Voice 38 23  American Digest 48
 Open Left 40 24  Professor Bainbridge 49
 MyDD 41 25  PoliPundit 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 1/24/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 12 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 7 2 1
 Think Progress 3 33 2 4 5
 Talking Points Memo 4 5 8 3 8
 Firedoglake 5 1 10 10 6
 Crooks And Liars 6 3 9 8 7
 Atrios 7 3 13 14 3
 Five Thirty Eight 8 33 3 5 12
 MattYGlesias 9 10 4 13
 Washington Monthly 10 10 6 13 16
 Digby 11 5 11 19 17
 Juan Cole 12 12 14 12 38
 Ezra Klein 12 12 5 21
 Talk Left 14 9 19 26 11
 America Blog 14 12 12 15 15
 Glen Greenwald 16 12 20 9
 Pandagon 17 7 42 17 18
 Feministing 18 24 16 9 29
 The Moderate Voice 19 50 17 11 22
 Truthdig 20 33 15 7 31
 Balloon Juice 21 43 35 16 4
 Open Left 22 12 33 24 20
 Shakespeares Sister 23 18 41 25 14
 Sadly, No! 24 24 24 29 10
 MyDD 25 8 43 27 24

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 1/24/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 2 1 1 2
 Newsbusters 2 16 2 4 6
 Ace Of Spades HQ 2 4 25 7 1
 Michelle Malkin 4 1 3 41 11
 American Thinker 5 16 4 5 7
 Townhall 6 31 5 3 9
 Volokh Conspiracy 7 14 6 13 4
 Ann Althouse 8 12 8 14 5
 Instapundit 9 3 24 2 42
 Patterico's Pontifications 10 8 11 19 12
 Little Green Footballs 10 23 19 9 3
 Jihad Watch 12 23 9 10 13
 Red State 13 23 45 6 8
 Memeorandum 13 16 10 11 48
 Powerline Blog 13 4 7 43 26
 Wizbang Blog 16 6 35 17 17
 Outside The Beltway 17 8 38 12 21
 Gateway Pundit 17 23 26 8 10
 Jawa Report 19 6 36 18 18
 IMAO 20 10 21 23 19
 American Digest 21 31 12 21 30
 Daniel Pipes 21 38 17 15 31
 PoliPundit 23 16 27 25 23
 Anti-Idiotarian 24 31 20 35 14
 Professor Bainbridge 24 16 14 45 35

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 1/24/2010

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

 
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