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Blogosphere Authority Index

June 19, 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 3
 DailyKos 2 2  Big Government 5
 Talking Points Memo 4 3  Ace Of Spades HQ 8
 Crooks And Liars 6 4  American Thinker 11
 Firedoglake 7 5  Michelle Malkin 12
 Atrios 9 6  Newsbusters 15
 Balloon Juice 10 7  Ann Althouse 15
 Pharyngula 13 8  Volokh Conspiracy 18
 Truthdig 14 9  Townhall 20
 Digby 15 10  Patterico's Pontifications 21
 Juan Cole 19 11  Outside The Beltway 24
 America Blog 22 12  Little Green Footballs 27
 Pandagon 23 13  Gateway Pundit 28
 Washington Monthly 24 14  Jihad Watch 29
 Think Progress 26 15  Wizbang Blog 31
 MattYGlesias 30 16  Memeorandum 34
 Talk Left 31 17  Red State 35
 Crooked Timber 33 18  Jawa Report 40
 Glen Greenwald 35 19  Instapundit 41
 Shakespeares Sister 37 20  Just One Minute 43
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 38 21  IMAO 47
 Taylor Marsh 39 22  American Digest 48
 The Moderate Voice 41 23  Right Wing News 49
 Correntewire 43 24  Black Five 50
 Down With Tyranny 45 25  Dean Esmay 51

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 26
Date Calculated: 6/19/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 9 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 3 3 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 6 2 4
 Crooks And Liars 4 4 4 7 9
 Firedoglake 5 1 14 9 6
 Atrios 6 3 12 15 3
 Balloon Juice 7 15 5 10 5
 Digby 8 4 8 18 11
 Pharyngula 9 37 9 8 7
 Juan Cole 10 7 11 13 26
 Truthdig 11 20 7 5 24
 Pandagon 12 7 41 12 18
 America Blog 13 9 13 16 17
 Washington Monthly 14 15 42 11 14
 MattYGlesias 15 13 10 21
 Think Progress 16 27 2 16
 Talk Left 17 13 21 24 13
 The Moderate Voice 18 48 15 17 23
 Crooked Timber 18 20 16 19 22
 Glen Greenwald 20 9 36 12
 Taylor Marsh 21 20 18 21 25
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 22 27 29 23 10
 Down With Tyranny 23 20 17 27 40
 Correntewire 23 15 19 32 30
 Sadly, No! 25 27 25 25 15
 Shakespeares Sister 25 37 38 20 8

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 6/19/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 1 1 1
 Big Government 2 47 2 3 4
 Ace Of Spades HQ 3 4 26 4 2
 Michelle Malkin 4 3 4 40 10
 American Thinker 5 25 6 6 6
 Volokh Conspiracy 6 9 3 13 7
 Ann Althouse 7 14 5 10 8
 Newsbusters 8 20 9 5 11
 Patterico's Pontifications 9 9 8 18 9
 Outside The Beltway 10 8 7 14 15
 Townhall 11 30 25 2 5
 Wizbang Blog 12 6 13 16 18
 Jihad Watch 13 27 11 9 17
 Gateway Pundit 13 17 27 8 12
 Little Green Footballs 13 47 22 12 3
 Memeorandum 16 20 10 11 46
 Jawa Report 17 6 34 19 21
 Red State 18 30 37 7 14
 Just One Minute 19 39 18 23 13
 IMAO 20 14 19 25 23
 American Digest 21 27 12 20 30
 Dean Esmay 22 12 23 27 32
 Right Wing News 23 9 35 44 19
 Instapundit 23 1 24 38 49
 Black Five 25 39 15 21 29

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 51
Date Calculated: 6/19/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index - Combined Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 11 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 5 3 1
 Hot Air 3 8 3 4 3
 Talking Points Memo 4 4 13 2 9
 Big Government 5 50 4 7 7
 Crooks And Liars 6 6 6 9 22
 Firedoglake 7 1 25 15 11
 Ace Of Spades HQ 8 17 42 8 4
 Atrios 9 3 22 22 5
 Balloon Juice 10 20 9 16 10
 American Thinker 11 42 12 12 13
 Michelle Malkin 12 14 8 47 17
 Pharyngula 13 39 18 11 12
 Truthdig 14 24 15 6 42
 Digby 15 5 16 29 25
 Ann Althouse 15 36 10 21 15
 Newsbusters 15 41 17 10 19
 Volokh Conspiracy 18 28 7 27 14
 Juan Cole 19 10 20 19 44
 Townhall 20 47 41 5 8
 Patterico's Pontifications 21 29 14 33 16
 America Blog 22 13 24 25 35
 Pandagon 23 9 50 18 37
 Washington Monthly 24 18 47 17 30
 Outside The Beltway 24 27 11 28 27
 Think Progress 26 32 2 33
 Little Green Footballs 27 51 38 24 6
 Gateway Pundit 28 37 43 14 20
 Jihad Watch 29 43 23 20 29
 MattYGlesias 30 15 21 39
 Talk Left 31 16 36 39 28
 Wizbang Blog 31 21 29 30 32
 Crooked Timber 33 23 27 31 40
 Memeorandum 34 40 19 23
 Glen Greenwald 35 12 45 26
 Red State 35 46 48 13 24
 Shakespeares Sister 37 38 46 32 18
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 38 31 44 36 23
 Taylor Marsh 39 25 31 35 43
 Jawa Report 40 22 51 34 36
 Instapundit 41 7 40 46
 The Moderate Voice 41 45 26 26 41
 Just One Minute 43 48 34 40 21
 Correntewire 43 19 32 44 47
 Down With Tyranny 45 26 30 42 49
 Sadly, No! 46 33 37 41 31
 IMAO 47 35 35 43 38
 American Digest 48 44 28 37 46
 Right Wing News 49 30 49 48 34
 Black Five 50 49 33 38 45
 Dean Esmay 51 34 39 45 48

 
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