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Blogosphere Authority Index

June 21, 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 7
 Talking Points Memo 4 3  Newsbusters 8
 Think Progress 5 4  Instapundit 11
 Crooks And Liars 6 5  Ace Of Spades HQ 12
 Atrios 9 6  Little Green Footballs 13
 Firedoglake 10 7  American Thinker 17
 America Blog 13 8  Gateway Pundit 18
 Five Thirty Eight 15 9  Volokh Conspiracy 20
 Pandagon 16 10  Townhall 28
 Digby 18 11  Jihad Watch 30
 Washington Monthly 21 12  Powerline Blog 30
 Truthdig 22 13  Ann Althouse 32
 Glen Greenwald 23 14  Right Wing News 37
 Feministing 24 15  Wizbang Blog 39
 Shakespeares Sister 25 16  Jawa Report 41
 Balloon Juice 26 17  Red State 42
 MattYGlesias 27 18  Patterico's Pontifications 43
 Talk Left 28 19  Tim Blair 43
 The Moderate Voice 33 20  Outside The Beltway 43
 Juan Cole 34 21  Hugh Hewitt 46
 MyDD 35 22  Iowahawk 47
 Crooked Timber 36 23  Dean Esmay 48
 Open Left 38 24  IMAO 49
 Jesus' General 39 25  LaShawn Barber 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 6/21/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 2 2 2 1
 Huffington Post 1 9 1 1 3
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 4 3 11
 Think Progress 4 39 3 4 5
 Crooks And Liars 5 6 6 7 4
 Atrios 6 3 17 14 2
 Firedoglake 6 1 20 12 6
 America Blog 8 13 9 10 8
 Five Thirty Eight 9 39 7 5 19
 Digby 10 5 11 19 18
 Pandagon 10 7 14 13 16
 Washington Monthly 12 13 8 16 14
 Shakespeares Sister 13 9 16 23 13
 Glen Greenwald 13 13 5 20
 Balloon Juice 13 39 12 17 9
 MattYGlesias 16 13 19 10
 Talk Left 16 9 18 28 15
 Truthdig 18 27 10 8 26
 The Moderate Voice 18 39 13 9 22
 Feministing 20 27 6 12
 Juan Cole 21 13 23 11 28
 MyDD 22 8 29 26 17
 Crooked Timber 23 39 15 15 24
 Jesus' General 24 13 24 20 41
 Open Left 24 9 27 27 21

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 6/21/2009

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 10
 Newsbusters 3 35 3 4 3
 Instapundit 4 3 6 3 40
 Ace Of Spades HQ 5 6 9 9 2
 Little Green Footballs 6 12 4 7 9
 Gateway Pundit 7 30 8 12 4
 American Thinker 8 27 13 5 7
 Volokh Conspiracy 9 15 7 14 5
 Right Wing News 10 5 10 43 17
 Powerline Blog 10 4 5 44 23
 Ann Althouse 12 20 11 16 6
 Jihad Watch 12 35 17 8 8
 Jawa Report 14 10 12 18 22
 Townhall 15 30 1 11
 Patterico's Pontifications 16 15 15 21 13
 Wizbang Blog 16 8 23 15 20
 Tim Blair 18 12 16 16
 Outside The Beltway 19 14 13 19
 Red State 19 24 10 12
 Hugh Hewitt 21 8 22 17 42
 IMAO 22 18 19 25 21
 LaShawn Barber 23 18 21 22 48
 Dean Esmay 24 11 30 23 32
 Iowahawk 25 35 14 19 41

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 6/21/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index - Combined Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 2 2 3 1
 Huffington Post 2 14 1 1 5
 Hot Air 3 9 6 4 3
 Talking Points Memo 4 4 5 5 21
 Think Progress 5 35 3 7 7
 Crooks And Liars 6 6 9 13 6
 Michelle Malkin 7 8 4 11 19
 Newsbusters 8 49 8 8 9
 Atrios 9 3 30 23 2
 Firedoglake 10 1 35 21 8
 Instapundit 11 11 14 6
 Ace Of Spades HQ 12 24 21 18 4
 America Blog 13 17 17 19 10
 Little Green Footballs 13 31 11 15 18
 Five Thirty Eight 15 36 10 9 31
 Pandagon 16 7 23 22 28
 American Thinker 17 45 29 10 14
 Digby 18 5 19 33 30
 Gateway Pundit 18 46 16 27 11
 Volokh Conspiracy 20 39 15 29 12
 Washington Monthly 21 22 12 25 24
 Truthdig 22 27 18 14 43
 Glen Greenwald 23 20 7 34
 Feministing 24 28 12 22
 Shakespeares Sister 25 15 25 38 23
 Balloon Juice 26 34 20 31 15
 MattYGlesias 27 18 33 16
 Talk Left 28 12 32 41 25
 Townhall 28 47 2 20
 Jihad Watch 30 50 38 16 17
 Powerline Blog 30 16 13 46 42
 Ann Althouse 32 43 27 32 13
 The Moderate Voice 33 37 22 17 39
 Juan Cole 34 21 36 20 44
 MyDD 35 10 42 39 29
 Crooked Timber 36 33 24 24 41
 Right Wing News 37 23 26 47 33
 Open Left 38 13 41 40 36
 Jesus' General 39 19 39 34 46
 Wizbang Blog 39 25 45 30 37
 Jawa Report 41 29 28 36 40
 Red State 42 44 26 26
 Patterico's Pontifications 43 40 34 42 27
 Outside The Beltway 43 38 28 35
 Tim Blair 43 32 37 32
 Hugh Hewitt 46 26 44 35
 Iowahawk 47 48 31 37
 Dean Esmay 48 30 46 44 45
 IMAO 49 42 40 45 38
 LaShawn Barber 50 41 43 43

 
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