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Blogosphere Authority Index

May 22, 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
 DailyKos 1 1  Hot Air 3
 Huffington Post 1 2  Big Government 8
 Talking Points Memo 4 3  Ace Of Spades HQ 10
 Crooks And Liars 5 4  American Thinker 12
 Firedoglake 6 5  Ann Althouse 14
 Think Progress 7 6  Michelle Malkin 17
 Atrios 9 7  Newsbusters 18
 MattYGlesias 10 8  Volokh Conspiracy 20
 Balloon Juice 13 9  Townhall 24
 Juan Cole 15 10  Outside The Beltway 28
 Democratic Underground 16 11  Gateway Pundit 29
 Pharyngula 18 12  Powerline Blog 30
 Truthdig 20 13  Patterico's Pontifications 31
 Digby 22 14  Jihad Watch 32
 America Blog 23 15  Little Green Footballs 34
 Pandagon 25 16  Red State 38
 Washington Monthly 25 17  Memeorandum 38
 Andrew Sullivan 27 18  Wizbang Blog 40
 Glen Greenwald 33 19  Jawa Report 43
 Shakespeares Sister 35 20  Instapundit 45
 Talk Left 36 21  Right Wing News 46
 Crooked Timber 37 22  IMAO 47
 Correntewire 40 23  Professor Bainbridge 48
 The Moderate Voice 42 24  American Digest 49
 Taylor Marsh 44 25  PoliPundit 49

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 5/22/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 10 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 3 3 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 12 2 5
 Crooks And Liars 4 6 5 6 11
 Atrios 4 3 11 13 3
 Firedoglake 4 1 16 8 8
 Pharyngula 7 48 7 7 7
 Balloon Juice 8 13 8 9 6
 MattYGlesias 9 13 4 9
 Truthdig 10 20 6 5 26
 Digby 10 4 9 18 18
 Juan Cole 12 10 10 12 47
 Think Progress 13 28 2 4
 America Blog 14 10 14 15 16
 Pandagon 15 7 44 11 23
 Washington Monthly 16 20 47 10 12
 Talk Left 17 13 20 24 10
 Crooked Timber 18 20 13 19 19
 The Moderate Voice 19 36 15 17 21
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 20 20 34 20 14
 Correntewire 21 13 17 29 28
 Glen Greenwald 22 8 39 13
 Taylor Marsh 22 20 19 21 27
 Sadly, No! 24 28 23 25 15
 Shakespeares Sister 25 36 21 23 20

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 26
Date Calculated: 5/22/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 2 1 1 2
 Ace Of Spades HQ 2 4 25 3 1
 Michelle Malkin 3 3 4 40 9
 American Thinker 4 22 5 4 10
 Volokh Conspiracy 5 12 3 12 6
 Newsbusters 5 22 8 5 8
 Ann Althouse 7 12 7 11 5
 Gateway Pundit 8 12 24 7 7
 Outside The Beltway 9 8 6 13 13
 Jihad Watch 10 29 9 8 14
 Patterico's Pontifications 10 9 10 18 12
 Townhall 12 29 26 2 4
 Little Green Footballs 12 45 19 10 3
 Powerline Blog 12 5 2 44 25
 Wizbang Blog 15 6 12 15 19
 Jawa Report 16 7 41 17 16
 Memeorandum 17 22 11 9 43
 Red State 18 29 34 6 11
 IMAO 18 12 13 23 21
 Instapundit 20 1 23 33 46
 American Digest 21 27 15 19 27
 Daniel Pipes 21 45 17 14 30
 PoliPundit 23 12 28 28 22
 LaShawn Barber 24 22 20 21 49
 Dean Esmay 25 12 29 24 29
 Professor Bainbridge 25 18 16 42 31

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 51
Date Calculated: 5/22/2011

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

 
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