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Blogosphere Authority Index

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

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 11/30/2008

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 2 2 2 1
 Huffington Post 2 21 1 1 4
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 4 3 11
 Atrios 4 3 18 8 2
 Firedoglake 4 1 9 9 3
 Crooks And Liars 6 5 5 4 6
 Think Progress 7 28 3 6 15
 Washington Monthly 8 8 7 10 14
 America Blog 9 11 8 7 12
 Feministing 10 39 10 11 10
 MyDD 11 7 15 14 16
 Digby 12 6 14 17 18
 Open Left 13 11 11 18 19
 Glen Greenwald 14 14 6 21
 Pandagon 14 8 22 16 17
 Sadly, No! 16 14 23 5
 MattYGlesias 16 21 13 8
 Juan Cole 18 11 17 15 39
 Talk Left 18 8 23 22 13
 Shakespeares Sister 20 21 16 25 7
 Balloon Juice 21 47 19 19 9
 Truthdig 22 28 12 12 27
 The Moderate Voice 23 39 20 13 26
 Crooked Timber 24 39 21 21 24
 Taylor Marsh 25 28 30 20 22

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 11/30/2008

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 5 5
 Newsbusters 3 41 3 3 4
 Instapundit 4 3 8 4 43
 Ace Of Spades HQ 5 7 10 8 3
 Little Green Footballs 6 11 12 7 1
 American Thinker 6 26 4 6 9
 Volokh Conspiracy 8 13 6 10 6
 Hugh Hewitt 9 5 9 14 18
 Jihad Watch 10 41 11 9 10
 Powerline Blog 11 4 5 45 23
 Gateway Pundit 12 41 7 13 14
 Wizbang Blog 13 8 15 12 21
 Jawa Report 14 9 13 15 17
 Townhall 15 26 1 11
 Ann Althouse 15 20 14 17 7
 Right Wing News 17 6 16 19 22
 Patterico's Pontifications 18 13 17 18 13
 Outside The Beltway 19 16 16 19
 Red State 20 26 36 11 16
 Dean Esmay 21 9 30 22 26
 PoliPundit 22 13 33 27 20
 QandO 23 18 19 26 24
 IMAO 24 16 22 24 25
 Anti-Idiotarian 25 41 26 29 8

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 11/30/2008

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

 
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