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Blogosphere Authority Index

November 21, 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 4
 DailyKos 2 2  Big Government 6
 Talking Points Memo 3 3  Townhall 7
 Firedoglake 5 4  American Thinker 10
 Atrios 7 5  Ace Of Spades HQ 11
 Crooks And Liars 9 6  Michelle Malkin 16
 MattYGlesias 11 7  Ann Althouse 18
 Balloon Juice 13 8  Newsbusters 20
 Think Progress 14 9  Volokh Conspiracy 21
 Digby 15 10  Outside The Beltway 26
 Washington Monthly 16 11  Gateway Pundit 28
 Ezra Klein 18 12  Patterico's Pontifications 30
 Juan Cole 21 13  Jawa Report 33
 America Blog 23 14  Red State 33
 Truthdig 24 15  Memeorandum 35
 Pandagon 25 16  Wizbang Blog 36
 Shakespeares Sister 26 17  Powerline Blog 39
 Talk Left 29 18  IMAO 43
 Glen Greenwald 31 19  Right Wing News 45
 Sadly, No! 31 20  Dean Esmay 46
 Correntewire 36 21  American Digest 47
 Crooked Timber 38 22  LaShawn Barber 48
 Open Left 39 23  PoliPundit 49
 The Moderate Voice 41 24  Winds Of Change 50
 Jesus' General 42 25  Daily Pundit 51

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 26
Date Calculated: 11/21/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 8 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 3 3 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 3 7 2 8
 Firedoglake 4 1 15 7 6
 Atrios 5 3 13 10 3
 Crooks And Liars 6 6 8 6 9
 Balloon Juice 7 22 9 8 5
 MattYGlesias 8 8 5 10
 Digby 9 5 10 13 16
 Washington Monthly 9 16 6 9 13
 Think Progress 11 22 2 7
 Ezra Klein 12 12 4 17
 Juan Cole 13 8 14 14 32
 America Blog 14 16 12 11 15
 Pandagon 15 7 38 16 18
 Truthdig 16 33 11 5 26
 Talk Left 17 12 21 19 14
 Shakespeares Sister 18 21 22 17 11
 Correntewire 19 12 18 26 22
 The Moderate Voice 20 33 16 15 24
 Sadly, No! 21 33 29 23 4
 Open Left 22 16 47 20 21
 Crooked Timber 22 22 17 18 25
 Glen Greenwald 24 12 34 12
 Taylor Marsh 25 33 20 24 23
 Jesus' General 25 16 24 27 41

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 11/21/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 21 1 5
 Ace Of Spades HQ 2 4 23 7 1
 Michelle Malkin 3 1 2 41 15
 American Thinker 4 21 8 5 6
 Volokh Conspiracy 5 13 1 13 8
 Red State 5 24 4 6 12
 Gateway Pundit 7 15 39 9 7
 Ann Althouse 8 15 25 15 3
 Patterico's Pontifications 9 7 19 18 9
 Townhall 9 30 43 2 2
 Memeorandum 11 15 10 10 43
 Jawa Report 12 6 20 16 14
 Newsbusters 13 24 37 3 10
 Wizbang Blog 13 7 18 14 16
 Outside The Beltway 13 10 16 11 17
 Big Government 16 39 33 4 4
 Right Wing News 17 10 15 19
 IMAO 18 7 17 23 21
 LaShawn Barber 19 15 11 21 42
 PoliPundit 20 21 6 26 22
 Dean Esmay 20 14 13 22 30
 Powerline Blog 22 5 22 23
 Winds Of Change 23 15 9 32 31
 Daily Pundit 23 24 5 33 26
 American Digest 23 24 12 19 33

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 51
Date Calculated: 11/21/2010

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

 
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