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Blogosphere Authority Index

November 23, 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
 Crooks And Liars 5 4  Instapundit 12
 Firedoglake 6 5  Little Green Footballs 12
 Atrios 7 6  Ace Of Spades HQ 16
 Think Progress 10 7  American Thinker 17
 Washington Monthly 11 8  Volokh Conspiracy 22
 America Blog 14 9  Powerline Blog 28
 MyDD 15 10  Townhall 29
 Glen Greenwald 17 11  Jihad Watch 30
 Digby 19 12  Hugh Hewitt 32
 Talk Left 20 13  Wizbang Blog 34
 MattYGlesias 21 14  Gateway Pundit 35
 Open Left 23 15  Ann Althouse 36
 Feministing 24 16  Red State 37
 Pandagon 25 17  Right Wing News 37
 Shakespeares Sister 26 18  Jawa Report 41
 Truthdig 27 19  Patterico's Pontifications 42
 Juan Cole 30 20  Dean Esmay 42
 Sadly, No! 33 21  Anti-Idiotarian 45
 Taylor Marsh 39 22  American Digest 46
 The Moderate Voice 39 23  Outside The Beltway 48
 Crooked Timber 42 24  LaShawn Barber 49
 Jesus' General 47 25  IMAO 49

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 11/23/2008

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 2 2 2 1
 Huffington Post 1 15 1 1 3
 Talking Points Memo 3 3 4 3 7
 Firedoglake 4 1 9 7 4
 Crooks And Liars 4 3 5 4 6
 Atrios 6 3 19 9 2
 Think Progress 7 21 3 6 9
 Washington Monthly 8 7 7 12 12
 America Blog 9 15 8 8 14
 MyDD 10 7 15 14 13
 Talk Left 11 7 18 21 11
 Glen Greenwald 11 11 6 19
 Digby 13 6 14 17 18
 Feministing 13 38 10 10 17
 MattYGlesias 15 15 13 10
 Open Left 15 11 11 18 16
 Pandagon 17 10 22 15 15
 Truthdig 18 21 12 11 26
 Shakespeares Sister 19 21 16 24 8
 Juan Cole 20 13 17 16 36
 Sadly, No! 21 29 22 5
 The Moderate Voice 22 47 20 13 25
 Crooked Timber 23 29 21 20 24
 Taylor Marsh 24 29 29 19 20
 Jesus' General 25 21 24 25 35

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 11/23/2008

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 6 4
 Newsbusters 3 36 3 3 5
 Instapundit 4 3 8 4 48
 Little Green Footballs 5 8 12 7 1
 Ace Of Spades HQ 6 7 9 10 3
 American Thinker 7 25 4 5 14
 Volokh Conspiracy 8 14 6 14 6
 Hugh Hewitt 9 5 10 17 23
 Wizbang Blog 9 8 15 9 16
 Jihad Watch 9 40 11 8 13
 Powerline Blog 12 4 5 44 24
 Right Wing News 13 5 16 25 17
 Townhall 14 30 1 8
 Ann Althouse 15 19 14 23 7
 Patterico's Pontifications 16 13 17 26 11
 Gateway Pundit 16 40 7 19 15
 Jawa Report 18 10 13 20 25
 Red State 19 25 37 11 9
 Dean Esmay 20 10 30 15 26
 Anti-Idiotarian 21 40 23 21 10
 IMAO 22 15 22 28 18
 American Digest 23 25 21 12 30
 Outside The Beltway 23 15 22 21
 LaShawn Barber 25 18 24 18 43

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 11/23/2008

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

 
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