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Blogosphere Authority Index

May 23, 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
 Huffington Post 1 1  Hot Air 3
 DailyKos 2 2  Big Government 6
 Think Progress 4 3  Newsbusters 9
 Talking Points Memo 4 4  Ace Of Spades HQ 13
 Crooks And Liars 7 5  Michelle Malkin 14
 Firedoglake 8 6  American Thinker 15
 Atrios 10 7  Townhall 18
 MattYGlesias 11 8  Volokh Conspiracy 21
 Washington Monthly 12 9  Instapundit 22
 Balloon Juice 16 10  Little Green Footballs 23
 Five Thirty Eight 17 11  Ann Althouse 25
 Ezra Klein 18 12  Gateway Pundit 31
 Digby 18 13  Powerline Blog 32
 America Blog 23 14  Jihad Watch 33
 Glen Greenwald 25 15  Red State 35
 Talk Left 27 16  Memeorandum 38
 Truthdig 27 17  Wizbang Blog 39
 Pandagon 29 18  Outside The Beltway 42
 Sadly, No! 30 19  Patterico's Pontifications 43
 Feministing 34 20  Jawa Report 45
 Juan Cole 36 21  Daniel Pipes 46
 Shakespeares Sister 37 22  Hugh Hewitt 47
 Crooked Timber 40 23  IMAO 48
 Open Left 41 24  American Digest 49
 The Moderate Voice 43 25  LaShawn Barber 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 5/23/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 13 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 6 2 1
 Think Progress 3 33 2 4 4
 Talking Points Memo 4 3 9 3 6
 Firedoglake 5 1 13 9 5
 Crooks And Liars 6 6 4 7 7
 Atrios 7 3 14 13 3
 MattYGlesias 8 10 5 8
 Washington Monthly 9 8 7 11 13
 Five Thirty Eight 10 23 11 5 12
 Balloon Juice 11 33 8 12 9
 Digby 12 5 10 17 18
 Ezra Klein 13 10 3 21
 America Blog 14 19 12 14 14
 Pandagon 15 7 44 18 20
 Talk Left 16 15 18 24 15
 Truthdig 16 33 15 8 25
 Shakespeares Sister 18 19 32 20 16
 Sadly, No! 18 19 25 25 11
 Feministing 20 33 19 10 29
 Open Left 20 15 40 21 22
 Juan Cole 22 10 49 16 33
 Glen Greenwald 23 13 37 10
 The Moderate Voice 24 48 16 15 30
 Crooked Timber 25 23 17 22 23

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 5/23/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 2 1 2 2
 Newsbusters 2 18 2 4 5
 Big Government 3 32 3 5 4
 Ace Of Spades HQ 4 4 32 8 1
 Michelle Malkin 5 1 4 41 10
 Volokh Conspiracy 6 9 5 15 6
 Townhall 7 28 7 3 12
 American Thinker 7 13 8 6 8
 Instapundit 9 2 24 1 41
 Gateway Pundit 10 13 25 9 9
 Ann Althouse 11 18 9 17 7
 Powerline Blog 11 4 6 23
 Jihad Watch 13 32 10 10 14
 Little Green Footballs 13 32 20 11 3
 Patterico's Pontifications 15 8 13 22 15
 Wizbang Blog 15 7 34 16 13
 Memeorandum 15 13 11 12 46
 Outside The Beltway 18 9 46 13 17
 Hugh Hewitt 19 9 14 19 44
 Red State 20 25 38 7 11
 Jawa Report 21 6 33 18 21
 IMAO 22 13 15 26 19
 Daniel Pipes 23 32 12 14 30
 American Digest 24 28 16 20 29
 LaShawn Barber 25 21 21 23 47

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 5/23/2010

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

 
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