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Blogosphere Authority Index

November 9, 2008

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 4
 Huffington Post 2 2  Michelle Malkin 7
 Talking Points Memo 3 3  Newsbusters 9
 Crooks And Liars 5 4  Little Green Footballs 12
 Atrios 6 5  Instapundit 14
 Firedoglake 7 6  Ace Of Spades HQ 15
 Think Progress 10 7  Volokh Conspiracy 17
 America Blog 11 8  American Thinker 20
 Washington Monthly 13 9  Townhall 21
 MyDD 16 10  Hugh Hewitt 27
 Digby 18 11  Powerline Blog 29
 Talk Left 19 12  Gateway Pundit 30
 Glen Greenwald 22 13  Jihad Watch 33
 Open Left 23 14  Red State 34
 Truthdig 23 15  Wizbang Blog 35
 Shakespeares Sister 25 16  Ann Althouse 37
 Pandagon 26 17  Right Wing News 39
 Feministing 28 18  Jawa Report 41
 Juan Cole 30 19  Patterico's Pontifications 45
 MattYGlesias 32 20  PoliPundit 46
 Sadly, No! 36 21  Belmont Club 47
 The Moderate Voice 38 22  IMAO 48
 Swing State Project 40 23  Outside The Beltway 49
 Taylor Marsh 41 24  Anti-Idiotarian 50
 Jesus' General 43 25  Dean Esmay 51

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 26
Date Calculated: 11/9/2008

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 1 2 2 1
 Huffington Post 2 19 1 1 3
 Talking Points Memo 3 3 4 3 5
 Atrios 4 3 19 8 2
 Crooks And Liars 5 3 5 6 6
 Firedoglake 6 2 9 11 4
 Think Progress 7 19 3 5 9
 America Blog 8 10 8 7 14
 Washington Monthly 9 10 7 12 12
 MyDD 10 7 13 13 11
 Talk Left 11 8 18 22 10
 Digby 11 6 14 19 16
 Glen Greenwald 13 13 6 19
 Open Left 14 12 12 15 17
 Feministing 14 45 10 9 20
 Pandagon 16 9 22 16 15
 Truthdig 17 24 11 10 31
 Juan Cole 18 13 17 17 33
 Shakespeares Sister 18 24 16 25 7
 The Moderate Voice 20 45 20 14 24
 MattYGlesias 21 33 15 13
 Swing State Project 22 33 26 20 18
 Sadly, No! 23 33 24 8
 Taylor Marsh 23 33 25 18 22
 Crooked Timber 25 45 21 21 27
 Jesus' General 25 19 24 26 37

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 11/9/2008

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 2 2 2
 Michelle Malkin 2 2 1 4 6
 Newsbusters 3 23 3 3 5
 Instapundit 4 3 8 5 42
 Little Green Footballs 5 9 12 7 1
 Ace Of Spades HQ 6 7 10 9 3
 Hugh Hewitt 7 5 9 10 13
 Volokh Conspiracy 7 14 6 14 4
 American Thinker 9 29 4 6 18
 Townhall 10 23 1 7
 Powerline Blog 11 4 5 45 25
 Jihad Watch 11 46 11 11 12
 Wizbang Blog 13 8 15 13 15
 Gateway Pundit 13 40 7 12 17
 Jawa Report 15 10 13 16 21
 Right Wing News 16 6 16 18 19
 Red State 17 23 38 8 10
 Ann Althouse 18 20 14 20 8
 Patterico's Pontifications 19 12 17 19 22
 PoliPundit 20 15 34 25 11
 IMAO 21 15 23 26 16
 Dean Esmay 22 10 31 23 27
 Outside The Beltway 22 20 17 23
 Belmont Club 24 29 27 9
 Anti-Idiotarian 25 46 25 28 14

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 51
Date Calculated: 11/9/2008

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

 
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