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Blogosphere Authority Index

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

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 5/26/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 20 1 1 3
 DailyKos 1 2 2 2 1
 Think Progress 3 39 3 4 4
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 4 3 15
 Atrios 5 2 22 12 2
 Crooks And Liars 5 5 6 7 5
 Firedoglake 5 1 9 11 6
 Washington Monthly 8 7 7 13 10
 Glen Greenwald 9 10 5 11
 MattYGlesias 9 10 8 8
 Digby 11 6 15 19 13
 Juan Cole 11 13 11 10 37
 Feministing 11 28 10 6 18
 Pandagon 14 8 19 14 14
 Truthdig 14 15 13 8 29
 Talk Left 16 8 23 25 12
 America Blog 17 20 12 16 16
 Five Thirty Eight 17 39 14 5 25
 Sadly, No! 19 15 24 7
 MyDD 20 10 21 22 17
 The Moderate Voice 20 39 16 9 23
 Shakespeares Sister 22 28 20 23 9
 Open Left 23 13 18 28 22
 Crooked Timber 24 28 17 15 24
 Jesus' General 25 15 26 17 41

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 6/2/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 2 2
 Michelle Malkin 2 2 1 5 9
 Instapundit 3 3 6 3 43
 Newsbusters 4 33 2 4 7
 Ace Of Spades HQ 5 6 8 9 3
 Little Green Footballs 6 9 11 8 1
 Jihad Watch 7 41 9 7 4
 American Thinker 8 28 3 6 12
 Volokh Conspiracy 9 12 5 14 8
 Gateway Pundit 10 33 7 15 6
 Powerline Blog 11 4 4 44 23
 Hugh Hewitt 12 6 10 17 31
 Right Wing News 13 5 14 43 18
 Townhall 13 26 1 10
 Ann Althouse 13 20 13 19 5
 Jawa Report 16 9 12 18 17
 Wizbang Blog 16 8 17 13 19
 Patterico's Pontifications 18 12 18 23 14
 Tim Blair 19 11 19 16
 Outside The Beltway 20 12 16 21
 Red State 21 24 38 11 15
 Dean Esmay 22 12 34 25 25
 IMAO 22 19 21 26 22
 Daniel Pipes 24 48 16 10 37
 LaShawn Barber 25 17 24 24 48

Combined Neighborhood

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

 
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