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Blogosphere Authority Index

March 22, 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  Michelle Malkin 7
 Huffington Post 2 2  Newsbusters 8
 Talking Points Memo 3 3  Hot Air 9
 Think Progress 4 4  Instapundit 11
 Crooks And Liars 5 5  American Thinker 11
 Firedoglake 6 6  Ace Of Spades HQ 14
 Atrios 9 7  Jihad Watch 17
 Washington Monthly 13 8  Little Green Footballs 18
 Five Thirty Eight 14 9  Volokh Conspiracy 26
 Glen Greenwald 16 10  Townhall 31
 Juan Cole 18 11  Powerline Blog 31
 Feministing 20 12  Gateway Pundit 34
 Pandagon 21 13  Hugh Hewitt 35
 Truthdig 22 14  Wizbang Blog 36
 MattYGlesias 22 15  Ann Althouse 40
 Digby 24 16  Right Wing News 41
 Talk Left 25 17  Jawa Report 42
 Open Left 27 18  Patterico's Pontifications 43
 America Blog 27 19  Red State 44
 MyDD 29 20  Dean Esmay 45
 Sadly, No! 30 21  Iowahawk 45
 Shakespeares Sister 31 22  Tim Blair 47
 The Moderate Voice 36 23  Outside The Beltway 47
 Jesus' General 38 24  IMAO 49
 Crooked Timber 39 25  PoliPundit 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 3/24/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 2 2 2 1
 Huffington Post 1 22 1 1 3
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 5 3 20
 Think Progress 4 43 4 4 5
 Firedoglake 5 1 10 12 4
 Crooks And Liars 6 4 6 8 7
 Atrios 7 3 23 13 2
 Five Thirty Eight 8 32 3 7 18
 Washington Monthly 9 10 8 15 12
 Feministing 10 22 12 5 14
 Glen Greenwald 11 13 7 13
 Juan Cole 11 10 14 9 36
 Pandagon 13 8 21 11 16
 Digby 14 6 15 21 17
 Talk Left 14 8 22 25 8
 America Blog 14 22 11 16 11
 MattYGlesias 17 22 9 9
 Truthdig 18 22 13 6 29
 Open Left 18 10 16 22 15
 MyDD 20 7 17 24 19
 Sadly, No! 21 16 27 6
 Shakespeares Sister 22 22 19 23 10
 The Moderate Voice 23 43 18 10 27
 Jesus' General 23 13 24 18 37
 Crooked Timber 25 32 20 14 25

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 26
Date Calculated: 6/2/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Michelle Malkin 1 1 1 5 5
 Hot Air 2 6 2 2
 Newsbusters 2 30 2 4 4
 Instapundit 4 2 7 3 49
 Ace Of Spades HQ 5 4 8 11 3
 American Thinker 6 30 3 7 7
 Little Green Footballs 7 9 12 8 1
 Jihad Watch 8 41 9 6 6
 Volokh Conspiracy 9 12 6 14 9
 Powerline Blog 10 3 4 44 25
 Hugh Hewitt 11 6 10 17 48
 Wizbang Blog 12 8 16 10 16
 Gateway Pundit 13 34 5 16 14
 Townhall 14 25 1 13
 Patterico's Pontifications 15 12 17 25 11
 Jawa Report 16 9 11 21 21
 Right Wing News 17 4 15 45 23
 Ann Althouse 17 25 14 20 8
 Tim Blair 19 14 20 17
 Red State 20 23 36 12 18
 Outside The Beltway 21 15 22 19
 Dean Esmay 22 11 29 19 27
 IMAO 23 15 21 28 22
 Iowahawk 24 34 13 15 41
 LaShawn Barber 25 18 23 23 42
 PoliPundit 25 15 32 29 20

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 51
Date Calculated: 6/2/2009

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

 
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