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Blogosphere Authority Index

June 20, 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 7
 Firedoglake 6 4  Ace Of Spades HQ 10
 Crooks And Liars 7 5  Townhall 10
 Atrios 9 6  American Thinker 13
 MattYGlesias 10 7  Michelle Malkin 15
 Washington Monthly 13 8  Volokh Conspiracy 22
 Balloon Juice 16 9  Little Green Footballs 22
 Think Progress 17 10  Ann Althouse 24
 Five Thirty Eight 18 11  Gateway Pundit 28
 Digby 19 12  Jihad Watch 30
 Ezra Klein 20 13  Powerline Blog 31
 Truthdig 21 14  Patterico's Pontifications 33
 America Blog 25 15  Red State 34
 Feministing 25 16  Instapundit 35
 Pandagon 27 17  Outside The Beltway 35
 Sadly, No! 29 18  Memeorandum 40
 Talk Left 31 19  Jawa Report 42
 Shakespeares Sister 37 20  Wizbang Blog 42
 The Moderate Voice 37 21  Daniel Pipes 46
 Juan Cole 39 22  American Digest 46
 Glen Greenwald 40 23  IMAO 48
 Open Left 44 24  Right Wing News 49
 Crooked Timber 45 25  Professor Bainbridge 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 6/20/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 8 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 7 2 1
 Firedoglake 3 1 11 8 5
 Talking Points Memo 4 4 9 3 8
 Crooks And Liars 5 5 6 6 9
 Atrios 6 3 15 12 3
 Washington Monthly 7 10 4 11 11
 Balloon Juice 7 25 8 10 7
 MattYGlesias 7 10 5 10
 Five Thirty Eight 10 19 10 5 15
 Digby 10 5 12 16 13
 America Blog 12 10 14 14 19
 Pandagon 13 7 37 17 16
 Ezra Klein 13 17 3 20
 Think Progress 15 36 2 6
 Truthdig 16 25 13 7 26
 Feministing 17 25 16 9 23
 Talk Left 18 17 20 20 14
 Sadly, No! 18 36 22 25 4
 Open Left 20 10 49 21 22
 Shakespeares Sister 21 25 26 18 12
 Juan Cole 22 10 44 15 31
 Crooked Timber 23 25 18 19 21
 The Moderate Voice 23 36 17 13 28
 Glen Greenwald 25 10 36 17

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 26
Date Calculated: 6/20/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 2 1 1 3
 Big Government 2 43 2 4 4
 Newsbusters 3 17 3 3 5
 Ace Of Spades HQ 4 4 27 7 1
 Townhall 5 30 5 2 10
 Michelle Malkin 5 1 4 40 12
 American Thinker 7 17 6 5 7
 Volokh Conspiracy 8 10 8 15 9
 Gateway Pundit 9 14 26 8 8
 Little Green Footballs 10 43 19 10 2
 Patterico's Pontifications 11 7 14 20 11
 Outside The Beltway 11 9 12 11 17
 Ann Althouse 11 17 9 17 6
 Powerline Blog 14 4 7 24
 Jihad Watch 14 43 11 9 15
 Wizbang Blog 16 7 15 16 14
 Memeorandum 17 17 10 13 43
 Jawa Report 17 6 37 18 16
 Instapundit 17 3 25 12 47
 Red State 20 23 34 6 13
 IMAO 21 10 17 25 20
 American Digest 22 27 13 19 28
 Dean Esmay 22 14 22 23 30
 Right Wing News 24 10 33 18
 Daniel Pipes 25 30 18 14 41
 Professor Bainbridge 25 14 16 42 32

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 51
Date Calculated: 6/20/2010

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

 
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