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Blogosphere Authority Index

March 21, 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
 DailyKos 1 1  Hot Air 3
 Huffington Post 2 2  Big Government 6
 Talking Points Memo 4 3  Newsbusters 8
 Think Progress 5 4  Ace Of Spades HQ 10
 Firedoglake 6 5  American Thinker 13
 Crooks And Liars 8 6  Townhall 13
 Atrios 10 7  Michelle Malkin 16
 MattYGlesias 12 8  Instapundit 19
 Washington Monthly 15 9  Volokh Conspiracy 21
 Ezra Klein 17 10  Ann Althouse 24
 Digby 18 11  Powerline Blog 27
 Talk Left 19 12  Red State 29
 Five Thirty Eight 22 13  Jihad Watch 29
 Truthdig 23 14  Gateway Pundit 33
 Juan Cole 25 15  Wizbang Blog 36
 America Blog 25 16  Patterico's Pontifications 39
 Sadly, No! 28 17  Memeorandum 41
 Shakespeares Sister 29 18  Outside The Beltway 43
 Feministing 32 19  Jawa Report 44
 Glen Greenwald 34 20  Hugh Hewitt 45
 Correntewire 35 21  IMAO 46
 Pandagon 37 22  American Digest 47
 Buzzflash 37 23  Right Wing News 48
 Open Left 39 24  Professor Bainbridge 49
 The Moderate Voice 42 25  Dean Esmay 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 3/21/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 15 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 7 2 1
 Think Progress 3 44 2 4 5
 Talking Points Memo 4 3 8 3 6
 Firedoglake 4 1 13 8 3
 Crooks And Liars 6 4 6 7 7
 Atrios 7 4 14 12 4
 Washington Monthly 8 7 5 11 12
 MattYGlesias 9 13 4 8
 Ezra Klein 10 11 3 14
 Five Thirty Eight 11 44 10 5 18
 Digby 12 6 12 16 16
 America Blog 13 15 9 13 15
 Talk Left 14 8 27 23 9
 Juan Cole 15 11 16 14 36
 Shakespeares Sister 16 15 31 19 10
 Truthdig 17 25 11 9 32
 Sadly, No! 17 15 19 24 11
 Glen Greenwald 19 15 18 13
 Open Left 20 15 39 18 17
 Feministing 20 25 15 10 25
 Pandagon 22 8 42 17 26
 The Moderate Voice 22 34 17 15 19
 Correntewire 24 13 22 32 20
 Buzzflash 25 25 36 6 30

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 3/21/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 2 1 2 2
 Newsbusters 2 22 2 4 4
 Big Government 3 35 3 5 3
 Ace Of Spades HQ 4 4 27 8 1
 Michelle Malkin 5 1 4 42 11
 American Thinker 6 15 7 6 5
 Townhall 6 28 6 3 9
 Instapundit 8 2 25 1 49
 Ann Althouse 9 15 9 17 7
 Volokh Conspiracy 9 15 8 13 10
 Gateway Pundit 11 15 26 10 8
 Powerline Blog 11 4 5 24
 Jihad Watch 11 35 12 9 12
 Patterico's Pontifications 14 11 10 21 13
 Wizbang Blog 14 6 33 14 14
 Memeorandum 16 19 11 11 46
 Red State 16 28 39 7 6
 Hugh Hewitt 16 10 15 16 44
 Outside The Beltway 19 8 36 15 20
 IMAO 20 11 16 25 17
 Jawa Report 21 6 34 18 22
 American Digest 22 28 13 19 26
 Professor Bainbridge 23 11 14 44 34
 Right Wing News 24 8 37 15
 Dean Esmay 25 19 24 22 23

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 3/21/2010

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

 
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