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Blogosphere Authority Index

July 24, 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
 Huffington Post 1 1  Hot Air 4
 DailyKos 2 2  Big Government 5
 Talking Points Memo 3 3  Ace Of Spades HQ 9
 Atrios 6 4  Newsbusters 10
 Firedoglake 7 5  Michelle Malkin 13
 Crooks And Liars 8 6  Ann Althouse 16
 Balloon Juice 11 7  Townhall 17
 Pharyngula 12 8  Gateway Pundit 18
 Digby 14 9  Jihad Watch 21
 Democratic Underground 15 10  Volokh Conspiracy 23
 Truthdig 19 11  Outside The Beltway 26
 Pandagon 20 12  Little Green Footballs 28
 Juan Cole 21 13  American Thinker 30
 America Blog 23 14  Wizbang Blog 34
 Washington Monthly 25 15  Patterico's Pontifications 37
 Talk Left 27 16  Memeorandum 38
 Think Progress 28 17  Red State 41
 TNR 30 18  Just One Minute 42
 Glen Greenwald 32 19  Jawa Report 42
 Buzzflash 33 20  Instapundit 45
 Crooked Timber 35 21  IMAO 46
 The Moderate Voice 35 22  American Digest 47
 Correntewire 38 23  Professor Bainbridge 47
 Ezra Klein 40 24  PoliPundit 49
 Sadly, No! 44 25  Betsy's Page 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 7/24/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 14 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 3 3 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 9 2 4
 Atrios 4 3 10 17 3
 Firedoglake 5 1 11 10 6
 Crooks And Liars 6 6 4 8 11
 Pharyngula 7 38 5 9 8
 Balloon Juice 7 14 6 11 5
 Digby 9 4 7 19 14
 Democratic Underground 10 47 21 4 7
 America Blog 11 11 13 18 13
 Pandagon 12 7 45 14 18
 Juan Cole 13 7 18 15 33
 Washington Monthly 14 14 39 12 15
 Truthdig 14 26 8 7 30
 Talk Left 16 11 16 26 16
 TNR 17 38 17 6 25
 The Moderate Voice 17 47 12 16 20
 Think Progress 19 26 2 23
 Crooked Timber 20 18 14 20 21
 Glen Greenwald 21 7 36 12
 Correntewire 21 14 15 30 26
 Ezra Klein 23 26 28 9
 Buzzflash 23 26 32 5 42
 Sadly, No! 25 18 27 28 19

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 7/24/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 1 1 3
 Big Government 2 47 2 3 5
 Ace Of Spades HQ 3 4 26 6 1
 Newsbusters 4 20 5 4 8
 Gateway Pundit 5 4 25 8 7
 Michelle Malkin 6 3 6 39 11
 Ann Althouse 7 15 3 12 6
 Jihad Watch 8 35 9 9 10
 Townhall 8 28 24 2 2
 Outside The Beltway 10 9 7 13 16
 Volokh Conspiracy 11 15 4 15 12
 Little Green Footballs 12 35 17 11 4
 Wizbang Blog 12 7 11 14 21
 Patterico's Pontifications 14 9 10 19 19
 Memeorandum 14 20 8 10 41
 American Thinker 14 20 22 5 13
 Jawa Report 17 8 33 17 17
 Just One Minute 18 35 15 20 9
 IMAO 19 15 18 22 24
 Red State 19 35 34 7 14
 American Digest 21 26 14 18 28
 Professor Bainbridge 22 15 12 42 34
 PoliPundit 23 11 27 26 25
 Instapundit 23 2 23 37 48
 Betsy's Page 25 20 16 29 30

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 7/24/2011

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

 
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