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Blogosphere Authority Index

November 22, 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 3
 Huffington Post 2 2  Michelle Malkin 6
 Talking Points Memo 4 3  American Thinker 7
 Think Progress 5 4  Little Green Footballs 7
 Crooks And Liars 9 5  Ace Of Spades HQ 11
 Firedoglake 9 6  Instapundit 15
 Atrios 11 7  Newsbusters 20
 Glen Greenwald 13 8  Jihad Watch 21
 Washington Monthly 14 9  Volokh Conspiracy 22
 Pandagon 16 10  Big Government 22
 Five Thirty Eight 17 11  Gateway Pundit 22
 Digby 18 12  Ann Althouse 27
 America Blog 19 13  Townhall 28
 Feministing 25 14  Powerline Blog 33
 Talk Left 25 15  Wizbang Blog 38
 Truthdig 28 16  Red State 39
 Shakespeares Sister 30 17  Jawa Report 41
 Juan Cole 30 18  Daniel Pipes 42
 Open Left 30 19  Patterico's Pontifications 42
 Sadly, No! 33 20  Outside The Beltway 44
 MattYGlesias 33 21  Right Wing News 47
 The Moderate Voice 36 22  Anti-Idiotarian 48
 MyDD 36 23  Tim Blair 49
 Calitics 40 24  IMAO 50
 Crooked Timber 45 25  Belmont Club 51

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 26
Date Calculated: 11/22/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 12 1 1 3
 DailyKos 1 2 2 2 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 4 3 8
 Think Progress 4 47 3 4 6
 Firedoglake 5 1 11 9 4
 Atrios 6 3 22 11 2
 Crooks And Liars 7 5 6 6 7
 Glen Greenwald 8 12 5 10
 Washington Monthly 9 9 8 12 14
 Five Thirty Eight 9 35 7 5 17
 Pandagon 11 7 10 16 15
 America Blog 12 18 9 15 12
 Digby 13 5 16 17 16
 Shakespeares Sister 14 12 19 20 13
 Feministing 15 35 14 7 24
 Open Left 15 10 17 23 18
 The Moderate Voice 15 35 15 10 20
 Juan Cole 15 18 13 14 39
 Talk Left 19 10 25 25 11
 Truthdig 20 35 12 8 28
 MyDD 21 7 23 24 21
 Calitics 22 12 28 13 31
 Sadly, No! 23 28 26 5
 MattYGlesias 24 12 39 9
 Crooked Timber 25 35 20 18 27
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 25 18 24 27 23

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 11/22/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 3 2 1 1
 Michelle Malkin 2 1 3 7 10
 Ace Of Spades HQ 3 3 7 12 2
 American Thinker 4 16 4 4 6
 Little Green Footballs 5 22 5 8 3
 Instapundit 6 2 16 5 48
 Ann Althouse 7 12 12 17 5
 Newsbusters 7 19 3 7
 Volokh Conspiracy 9 12 10 18 8
 Powerline Blog 10 5 6 23
 Jihad Watch 10 31 8 9 17
 Jawa Report 12 6 15 21 15
 Gateway Pundit 12 22 9 15 12
 Wizbang Blog 14 7 17 14 16
 Patterico's Pontifications 15 12 13 22 14
 Big Government 16 31 6 4
 Townhall 17 31 2 9
 Outside The Beltway 18 9 16 18
 Right Wing News 18 7 14 45 22
 Belmont Club 20 27 1 20
 Red State 21 27 11 11
 Tim Blair 22 9 22 19
 IMAO 23 16 23 27 21
 Anti-Idiotarian 23 40 21 26 13
 Daniel Pipes 25 40 11 13 41

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 51
Date Calculated: 11/22/2009

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

 
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