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Blogosphere Authority Index

January 30, 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
 DailyKos 1 1  Hot Air 4
 Huffington Post 2 2  Big Government 9
 Talking Points Memo 3 3  Ace Of Spades HQ 11
 Crooks And Liars 5 4  American Thinker 12
 Firedoglake 6 5  Michelle Malkin 13
 Atrios 7 6  Townhall 13
 Think Progress 8 7  Ann Althouse 17
 Washington Monthly 10 8  Volokh Conspiracy 20
 Balloon Juice 13 9  Newsbusters 22
 MattYGlesias 16 10  Outside The Beltway 23
 Digby 18 11  Powerline Blog 27
 Juan Cole 19 12  Gateway Pundit 27
 Ezra Klein 20 13  Patterico's Pontifications 30
 Truthdig 23 14  Jihad Watch 32
 America Blog 25 15  Red State 33
 Pandagon 26 16  Jawa Report 37
 Talk Left 27 17  Wizbang Blog 38
 Sadly, No! 31 18  Memeorandum 40
 Shakespeares Sister 34 19  Instapundit 43
 Buzzflash 35 20  Right Wing News 44
 Glen Greenwald 36 21  IMAO 46
 Crooked Timber 38 22  Dean Esmay 47
 The Moderate Voice 41 23  Professor Bainbridge 48
 Open Left 41 24  American Digest 49
 Taylor Marsh 45 25  PoliPundit 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 1/30/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 1 6 3 1
 Huffington Post 1 8 1 1 3
 Talking Points Memo 3 3 11 2 6
 Firedoglake 4 1 10 7 5
 Crooks And Liars 5 5 4 5 9
 Atrios 6 3 14 10 2
 Think Progress 7 15 2 7
 Balloon Juice 7 22 8 8 8
 Washington Monthly 9 11 5 9 12
 Digby 10 5 9 15 15
 MattYGlesias 11 13 7 10
 Juan Cole 12 7 12 12 23
 Ezra Klein 13 15 3 18
 America Blog 14 13 15 13 14
 Pandagon 14 9 34 11 20
 Talk Left 16 15 17 21 13
 Truthdig 16 26 13 6 26
 Sadly, No! 18 33 23 24 4
 The Moderate Voice 19 47 16 16 25
 Crooked Timber 19 22 18 18 21
 Glen Greenwald 21 11 32 16
 Shakespeares Sister 22 33 33 17 11
 Open Left 23 15 36 25 22
 Buzzflash 24 33 30 4 40
 Taylor Marsh 24 33 21 19 27

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 1/30/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 1 1 4
 Ace Of Spades HQ 2 4 25 7 1
 Big Government 2 38 4 5 3
 Michelle Malkin 4 1 2 39 12
 American Thinker 5 23 6 6 5
 Townhall 6 38 9 2 7
 Ann Althouse 7 19 5 12 2
 Volokh Conspiracy 8 9 7 11 8
 Outside The Beltway 9 9 8 9 14
 Patterico's Pontifications 10 7 11 14 10
 Gateway Pundit 11 15 24 8 6
 Powerline Blog 11 4 3 41 22
 Newsbusters 13 23 10 3 17
 Jihad Watch 14 30 12 10 15
 Red State 15 23 33 4 11
 Wizbang Blog 15 7 14 17 19
 Jawa Report 17 6 34 16 18
 Memeorandum 18 15 13 13 48
 IMAO 19 13 18 19 20
 Right Wing News 20 9 32 43 13
 Instapundit 21 3 23 29 47
 Professor Bainbridge 22 15 15 42 28
 American Digest 23 23 16 21 29
 PoliPundit 24 19 28 20 24
 Dean Esmay 25 13 21 32 33

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 1/30/2011

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

 
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