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Blogosphere Authority Index

July 19, 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  Michelle Malkin 6
 Talking Points Memo 4 3  Little Green Footballs 10
 Think Progress 5 4  Newsbusters 11
 Crooks And Liars 6 5  American Thinker 12
 Firedoglake 6 6  Instapundit 14
 Atrios 6 7  Ace Of Spades HQ 15
 MattYGlesias 13 8  Jihad Watch 17
 Five Thirty Eight 15 9  Gateway Pundit 20
 Washington Monthly 17 10  Volokh Conspiracy 26
 Glen Greenwald 19 11  Townhall 30
 Juan Cole 21 12  Powerline Blog 34
 Digby 22 13  Ann Althouse 36
 Feministing 23 14  Right Wing News 37
 Pandagon 24 15  Red State 39
 Truthdig 25 16  Wizbang Blog 41
 Talk Left 26 17  Patterico's Pontifications 42
 America Blog 28 18  Hugh Hewitt 43
 Sadly, No! 29 19  Jawa Report 44
 Open Left 31 20  Outside The Beltway 45
 Shakespeares Sister 32 21  Tim Blair 46
 MyDD 33 22  Iowahawk 47
 The Moderate Voice 35 23  IMAO 48
 Jesus' General 38 24  Dean Esmay 49
 Crooked Timber 40 25  Belmont Club 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 7/19/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 11 1 1 3
 DailyKos 1 2 2 2 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 4 3 12
 Think Progress 4 17 3 4 7
 Crooks And Liars 5 4 7 6 5
 Firedoglake 6 1 10 9 6
 Atrios 6 3 22 11 2
 MattYGlesias 8 11 9 8
 Glen Greenwald 9 11 5 13
 Washington Monthly 9 11 8 12 10
 Five Thirty Eight 9 27 6 5 18
 Feministing 12 27 13 7 14
 Digby 13 4 16 17 15
 Juan Cole 14 11 12 13 36
 Pandagon 15 10 15 15 17
 America Blog 16 17 11 14 16
 Talk Left 17 8 25 25 9
 Open Left 18 8 18 27 20
 MyDD 19 7 21 24 19
 Truthdig 20 27 14 8 26
 The Moderate Voice 21 44 17 10 23
 Shakespeares Sister 22 23 19 23 11
 Sadly, No! 22 27 22 4
 Jesus' General 24 11 27 18 42
 Crooked Timber 25 44 20 16 25

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 26
Date Calculated: 7/19/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 2 2 2 1
 Michelle Malkin 2 1 1 6 9
 Instapundit 3 3 7 3 49
 Newsbusters 3 28 4 4 5
 Little Green Footballs 3 12 3 7 3
 Ace Of Spades HQ 6 5 11 9 2
 American Thinker 6 28 5 5 6
 Jihad Watch 8 37 10 8 4
 Gateway Pundit 9 26 8 10 7
 Volokh Conspiracy 10 15 9 13 8
 Powerline Blog 11 4 6 44 23
 Right Wing News 11 5 12 43 16
 Ann Althouse 13 22 13 17 10
 Townhall 13 28 1 11
 Hugh Hewitt 13 7 17 16 48
 Wizbang Blog 16 8 18 15 19
 Jawa Report 17 9 15 18 24
 Patterico's Pontifications 18 15 16 22 13
 Outside The Beltway 19 13 14 20
 Red State 20 22 11 15
 Tim Blair 21 13 19 21
 IMAO 22 17 23 24 18
 Dean Esmay 23 11 35 25 26
 Iowahawk 24 33 14 19 45
 Belmont Club 25 28 22 17
 LaShawn Barber 25 17 27 23 46

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 51
Date Calculated: 7/19/2009

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

 
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