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Blogosphere Authority Index

March 20, 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  Ace Of Spades HQ 8
 Talking Points Memo 3 3  Ann Althouse 12
 Firedoglake 5 4  Big Government 12
 Crooks And Liars 6 5  American Thinker 12
 Atrios 7 6  Michelle Malkin 12
 Think Progress 9 7  Newsbusters 20
 MattYGlesias 9 8  Volokh Conspiracy 25
 Balloon Juice 11 9  Outside The Beltway 29
 Pharyngula 16 10  Townhall 30
 Andrew Sullivan 17 11  Gateway Pundit 32
 Democratic Underground 17 12  Jihad Watch 33
 Digby 19 13  Powerline Blog 34
 Juan Cole 21 14  Patterico's Pontifications 36
 Truthdig 21 15  Jawa Report 38
 Washington Monthly 23 16  Memeorandum 40
 Ezra Klein 24 17  Red State 40
 America Blog 26 18  Wizbang Blog 43
 Pandagon 27 19  Right Wing News 44
 Sadly, No! 28 20  Black Five 44
 Talk Left 31 21  IMAO 46
 Shakespeares Sister 35 22  Professor Bainbridge 47
 Crooked Timber 37 23  American Digest 48
 The Moderate Voice 39 24  PoliPundit 49
 Correntewire 40 25  Betsy's Page 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 3/20/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 10 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 5 3 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 3 9 2 8
 Firedoglake 4 1 15 9 6
 Crooks And Liars 5 5 7 8 11
 Atrios 5 3 18 14 3
 Balloon Juice 7 20 8 11 4
 MattYGlesias 8 10 6 13
 Pharyngula 9 45 10 10 10
 Digby 10 5 11 18 18
 Democratic Underground 11 45 23 4 9
 Juan Cole 12 8 14 15 28
 Think Progress 13 29 2 7
 Pandagon 14 5 44 12 23
 America Blog 15 14 12 16 19
 Washington Monthly 15 14 22 13 15
 Ezra Klein 17 20 4 22
 Truthdig 18 29 13 7 27
 Talk Left 18 14 21 25 12
 Sadly, No! 20 20 31 26 5
 Andrew Sullivan 21 45 3 6 46
 Shakespeares Sister 22 20 32 20 16
 The Moderate Voice 22 37 16 19 21
 Crooked Timber 24 20 17 21 24
 Correntewire 25 14 20 29 25

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 3/20/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 1 1 2
 Ace Of Spades HQ 2 4 27 5 1
 Michelle Malkin 3 1 3 41 10
 American Thinker 4 24 4 4 8
 Ann Althouse 4 16 2 10 4
 Big Government 6 31 7 7 3
 Volokh Conspiracy 7 9 6 12 7
 Newsbusters 7 24 10 3 9
 Outside The Beltway 9 9 8 9 14
 Gateway Pundit 10 16 26 8 6
 Townhall 10 39 23 2 5
 Patterico's Pontifications 10 6 12 17 12
 Jihad Watch 13 39 9 11 11
 Powerline Blog 14 5 5 23
 Jawa Report 15 6 35 15 13
 Wizbang Blog 16 8 14 16 16
 Memeorandum 17 16 11 13 45
 Red State 18 24 44 6 17
 IMAO 19 13 17 22 21
 Black Five 20 31 15 18 20
 Right Wing News 21 9 33 43 18
 Professor Bainbridge 21 16 13 44 31
 American Digest 23 24 16 21 28
 Betsy's Page 24 20 20 25 35
 PoliPundit 24 20 28 23 22

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 3/20/2011

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

 
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