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Blogosphere Authority Index

November 16, 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 8
 Talking Points Memo 3 3  Newsbusters 9
 Atrios 5 4  Little Green Footballs 12
 Firedoglake 5 5  Instapundit 14
 Crooks And Liars 7 6  Ace Of Spades HQ 14
 Think Progress 10 7  American Thinker 17
 Washington Monthly 11 8  Volokh Conspiracy 21
 America Blog 13 9  Gateway Pundit 28
 MyDD 16 10  Powerline Blog 30
 Talk Left 18 11  Hugh Hewitt 32
 Digby 19 12  Ann Althouse 32
 Glen Greenwald 20 13  Wizbang Blog 34
 Pandagon 21 14  Townhall 34
 Feministing 23 15  Red State 37
 Open Left 24 16  Jawa Report 38
 Truthdig 25 17  Right Wing News 39
 MattYGlesias 26 18  Patterico's Pontifications 40
 Juan Cole 27 19  Outside The Beltway 44
 Sadly, No! 29 20  Anti-Idiotarian 45
 Shakespeares Sister 31 21  IMAO 46
 The Moderate Voice 34 22  Dean Esmay 47
 Correntewire 40 23  PoliPundit 47
 Jesus' General 40 24  American Digest 49
 Crooked Timber 43 25  LaShawn Barber 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 11/16/2008

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 1 2 2 1
 Huffington Post 2 21 1 1 3
 Talking Points Memo 3 3 4 3 8
 Firedoglake 4 1 9 7 4
 Crooks And Liars 4 3 5 4 6
 Atrios 6 3 19 9 2
 Think Progress 7 28 3 6 9
 Washington Monthly 8 10 7 12 5
 America Blog 9 13 8 8 11
 MyDD 10 7 15 14 10
 Pandagon 11 7 22 15 14
 Digby 11 6 14 18 16
 Glen Greenwald 13 14 6 17
 Talk Left 13 7 18 20 12
 Feministing 15 21 10 10 18
 Open Left 16 11 12 17 19
 Juan Cole 17 11 17 16 40
 MattYGlesias 18 21 13 13
 Sadly, No! 19 21 22 7
 Truthdig 19 28 11 11 30
 Shakespeares Sister 21 21 16 23 15
 The Moderate Voice 22 40 20 13 22
 Jesus' General 23 14 24 25 38
 Correntewire 24 14 29 32 21
 Crooked Timber 25 40 21 21 26

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 11/16/2008

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 2 1 2
 Michelle Malkin 2 2 1 3 4
 Newsbusters 3 23 3 2 5
 Instapundit 4 3 8 4 42
 Little Green Footballs 4 8 10 6 1
 Ace Of Spades HQ 6 7 9 7 3
 American Thinker 7 28 4 5 13
 Volokh Conspiracy 8 14 6 13 7
 Gateway Pundit 9 35 7 11 12
 Wizbang Blog 10 8 14 10 14
 Hugh Hewitt 11 5 30 12 16
 Powerline Blog 12 4 5 45 25
 Ann Althouse 13 20 12 17 6
 Jawa Report 14 10 11 15 23
 Patterico's Pontifications 14 12 15 18 9
 Right Wing News 16 5 13 19 19
 Townhall 17 23 9 8
 Red State 18 23 37 8 10
 Outside The Beltway 19 18 16 18
 IMAO 20 14 21 22 21
 PoliPundit 21 16 33 27 15
 Dean Esmay 22 10 29 23 28
 Anti-Idiotarian 23 46 23 29 11
 LaShawn Barber 24 16 24 25 47
 American Digest 25 28 20 20 27

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 11/16/2008

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

 
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