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Blogosphere Authority Index

July 25, 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
 Huffington Post 1 1  Hot Air 3
 DailyKos 2 2  Big Government 5
 Talking Points Memo 4 3  Newsbusters 9
 Firedoglake 5 4  Ace Of Spades HQ 12
 America Blog 7 5  American Thinker 15
 Atrios 7 6  Michelle Malkin 16
 Crooks And Liars 10 7  Townhall 17
 Washington Monthly 11 8  Volokh Conspiracy 19
 Think Progress 12 9  Ann Althouse 23
 MattYGlesias 14 10  Instapundit 25
 Digby 18 11  Powerline Blog 27
 Balloon Juice 20 12  Outside The Beltway 31
 Ezra Klein 21 13  Gateway Pundit 32
 Five Thirty Eight 22 14  Patterico's Pontifications 35
 Truthdig 24 15  Red State 36
 Sadly, No! 26 16  Memeorandum 39
 Talk Left 28 17  Wizbang Blog 42
 Feministing 29 18  Jawa Report 43
 Pandagon 30 19  Anti-Idiotarian 44
 Shakespeares Sister 33 20  American Digest 45
 Glen Greenwald 34 21  Right Wing News 46
 Juan Cole 36 22  Black Five 47
 The Moderate Voice 38 23  IMAO 48
 Crooked Timber 39 24  Professor Bainbridge 49
 Open Left 39 25  LaShawn Barber 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 7/25/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 15 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 4 2 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 10 3 7
 Firedoglake 4 1 14 9 5
 Atrios 5 3 13 13 4
 America Blog 6 9 8 4 12
 Crooks And Liars 7 6 11 8 9
 Washington Monthly 8 9 6 12 13
 Digby 9 4 9 15 16
 MattYGlesias 10 16 5 10
 Five Thirty Eight 10 40 7 6 18
 Balloon Juice 10 28 12 11 8
 Think Progress 13 28 2 6
 Ezra Klein 13 16 3 17
 Truthdig 15 21 15 7 26
 Talk Left 16 9 23 21 14
 Pandagon 17 8 39 17 21
 Sadly, No! 18 21 31 25 3
 The Moderate Voice 19 47 17 14 19
 Shakespeares Sister 20 28 22 18 11
 Feministing 21 28 16 10 27
 Juan Cole 22 9 49 16 29
 Open Left 22 9 41 20 25
 Glen Greenwald 24 9 35 15
 Crooked Timber 25 21 21 19 22

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 7/25/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 2 1 2 3
 Big Government 2 28 3 6 2
 Newsbusters 3 20 5 4 5
 Ace Of Spades HQ 3 5 26 8 1
 Michelle Malkin 5 1 6 39 9
 American Thinker 6 20 8 5 7
 Townhall 6 28 4 3 13
 Volokh Conspiracy 8 11 7 10 6
 Ann Althouse 9 14 9 14 4
 Powerline Blog 10 4 2 23
 Patterico's Pontifications 10 7 12 19 10
 Instapundit 10 3 25 1 49
 Outside The Beltway 13 9 10 11 16
 Gateway Pundit 14 14 27 9 8
 Wizbang Blog 15 7 14 15 14
 Memeorandum 16 14 11 12 43
 Jawa Report 17 6 33 16 18
 Red State 18 26 45 7 12
 IMAO 19 13 17 22 20
 American Digest 20 26 16 17 21
 Anti-Idiotarian 21 28 21 23 11
 Right Wing News 22 9 32 42 15
 Professor Bainbridge 23 14 15 41 30
 LaShawn Barber 23 14 24 21 42
 Black Five 25 36 13 20 27

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 7/25/2010

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

 
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