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Blogosphere Authority Index

November 27, 2011

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  Ace Of Spades HQ 9
 Crooks And Liars 5 4  Newsbusters 11
 Atrios 6 5  Michelle Malkin 14
 Firedoglake 6 6  Townhall 16
 Balloon Juice 10 7  Ann Althouse 18
 America Blog 12 8  Volokh Conspiracy 19
 Digby 12 9  Outside The Beltway 21
 Truthdig 14 10  Gateway Pundit 23
 Democratic Underground 17 11  Jihad Watch 25
 Talk Left 20 12  American Thinker 28
 Juan Cole 22 13  Little Green Footballs 32
 Pandagon 24 14  Memeorandum 33
 Crooked Timber 25 15  Red State 35
 Glen Greenwald 27 16  Patterico's Pontifications 36
 Think Progress 28 17  Wizbang Blog 37
 Shakespeares Sister 30 18  Just One Minute 40
 Washington Monthly 30 19  Instapundit 44
 Sadly, No! 34 20  Jawa Report 45
 Brad Delong 38 21  Black Five 46
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 38 22  IMAO 47
 Jesus' General 40 23  Professor Bainbridge 48
 The Moderate Voice 40 24  American Digest 48
 Down With Tyranny 40 25  Betsy's Page 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 11/27/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 9 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 3 3 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 8 4 3
 Firedoglake 4 1 12 9 6
 Crooks And Liars 4 4 4 8 10
 Atrios 6 3 10 14 4
 Balloon Juice 7 14 6 10 5
 Digby 8 4 7 18 16
 America Blog 9 11 5 12 14
 Talk Left 10 9 15 24 9
 Democratic Underground 11 41 22 5 7
 Truthdig 12 24 9 7 29
 Juan Cole 13 14 11 16 30
 Pandagon 14 7 40 17 23
 Crooked Timber 14 14 13 20 20
 Shakespeares Sister 16 24 16 21 11
 Sadly, No! 17 14 29 26 12
 Washington Monthly 17 24 44 11 17
 Glen Greenwald 19 7 38 8
 The Moderate Voice 20 41 14 19 24
 Think Progress 21 41 2 15
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 22 24 31 22 13
 Down With Tyranny 23 14 17 29 40
 Brad Delong 24 32 15 19
 Jesus' General 25 11 26 30 39

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 26
Date Calculated: 11/27/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 1 1 7
 Ace Of Spades HQ 2 4 25 3 2
 Big Government 3 40 2 6 4
 Newsbusters 4 21 5 5 6
 Outside The Beltway 5 6 6 9 14
 Michelle Malkin 5 2 3 37 16
 Ann Althouse 7 17 8 10 5
 Volokh Conspiracy 8 10 4 12 11
 Townhall 9 23 23 2 1
 Gateway Pundit 9 10 24 8 8
 Jihad Watch 11 30 9 11 13
 Memeorandum 12 14 7 13 39
 Patterico's Pontifications 13 7 11 42 17
 Wizbang Blog 14 7 10 43 19
 Little Green Footballs 15 40 20 14 3
 American Thinker 16 23 26 4 12
 Just One Minute 17 30 17 17 10
 Jawa Report 18 7 45 15 23
 Red State 19 40 36 7 9
 Betsy's Page 20 17 15 23 29
 IMAO 20 17 19 19 26
 Black Five 22 30 12 16 30
 Instapundit 23 3 22 34 49
 PoliPundit 24 14 27 22 24
 American Digest 25 30 14 20 27
 Professor Bainbridge 25 17 13 41 31

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 51
Date Calculated: 11/27/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index - Combined Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 10 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 5 2 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 5 13 3 4
 Hot Air 4 9 3 5 13
 Crooks And Liars 5 4 8 8 22
 Big Government 6 50 4 12 9
 Atrios 6 3 17 19 5
 Firedoglake 6 1 21 14 10
 Ace Of Spades HQ 9 16 42 9 6
 Balloon Juice 10 21 10 16 8
 Newsbusters 11 39 12 11 12
 Digby 12 6 11 25 32
 America Blog 12 15 9 18 28
 Truthdig 14 24 16 7 43
 Michelle Malkin 14 12 6 46 29
 Townhall 16 44 40 6 3
 Democratic Underground 17 41 33 4 14
 Ann Althouse 18 37 18 24 11
 Volokh Conspiracy 19 31 7 28 20
 Talk Left 20 11 29 35 16
 Outside The Beltway 21 22 14 23 26
 Juan Cole 22 19 20 21 44
 Gateway Pundit 23 30 41 15 17
 Pandagon 24 7 46 22 39
 Crooked Timber 25 17 22 30 36
 Jihad Watch 25 48 19 26 24
 Glen Greenwald 27 8 47 15
 American Thinker 28 43 43 10 21
 Think Progress 28 42 2 30
 Washington Monthly 30 25 48 17 34
 Shakespeares Sister 30 23 30 31 23
 Little Green Footballs 32 49 38 32 7
 Memeorandum 33 34 15 29
 Sadly, No! 34 18 37 38 25
 Red State 35 51 50 13 18
 Patterico's Pontifications 36 27 25 48 31
 Wizbang Blog 37 29 24 47 33
 Brad Delong 38 32 20 35
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 38 26 44 34 27
 Down With Tyranny 40 20 31 39 46
 Just One Minute 40 46 34 37 19
 The Moderate Voice 40 40 23 27 40
 Jesus' General 40 14 35 41 45
 Instapundit 44 13 39 45
 Jawa Report 45 28 49 33 37
 Black Five 46 47 26 36 48
 IMAO 47 35 36 40 41
 American Digest 48 45 28 42 42
 Professor Bainbridge 48 36 27 49 49
 Betsy's Page 50 38 32 44 47
 PoliPundit 50 33 45 43 38

 
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