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Blogosphere Authority Index

October 24, 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  American Thinker 9
 Firedoglake 5 4  Townhall 10
 Atrios 7 5  Ace Of Spades HQ 10
 Crooks And Liars 8 6  Newsbusters 12
 Think Progress 13 7  Michelle Malkin 15
 Washington Monthly 13 8  Ann Althouse 19
 Balloon Juice 16 9  Jihad Watch 21
 MattYGlesias 17 10  Volokh Conspiracy 22
 Digby 18 11  Outside The Beltway 26
 Ezra Klein 19 12  Gateway Pundit 28
 Juan Cole 23 13  Little Green Footballs 32
 America Blog 23 14  Powerline Blog 34
 Truthdig 25 15  Patterico's Pontifications 35
 Sadly, No! 26 16  Red State 37
 Pandagon 28 17  Memeorandum 38
 Shakespeares Sister 30 18  Jawa Report 39
 Glen Greenwald 31 19  Wizbang Blog 43
 Talk Left 32 20  Instapundit 44
 The Moderate Voice 36 21  Black Five 46
 Correntewire 40 22  IMAO 47
 Crooked Timber 41 23  Right Wing News 48
 Open Left 41 24  Professor Bainbridge 49
 Feministing 45 25  PoliPundit 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 10/24/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 7 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 6 3 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 3 9 2 7
 Firedoglake 4 1 15 7 5
 Crooks And Liars 5 5 7 6 8
 Atrios 5 3 11 11 4
 Balloon Juice 7 22 10 8 6
 Washington Monthly 8 12 4 10 13
 Digby 9 5 8 15 15
 MattYGlesias 10 12 5 12
 Ezra Klein 11 9 3 18
 Think Progress 12 25 2 9
 Juan Cole 13 9 16 14 31
 Pandagon 14 7 38 16 17
 America Blog 14 16 12 12 16
 Talk Left 16 12 20 19 14
 Sadly, No! 17 25 24 21 3
 Truthdig 18 32 13 5 36
 The Moderate Voice 18 32 14 13 23
 Shakespeares Sister 20 25 30 17 10
 Crooked Timber 21 25 17 18 19
 Glen Greenwald 22 9 35 11
 Open Left 23 16 44 22 21
 Correntewire 23 16 19 29 24
 Feministing 25 32 47 9 27

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 10/24/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 2 1 1 5
 Big Government 2 30 3 4 3
 Ace Of Spades HQ 3 4 29 7 1
 Townhall 4 38 4 2 10
 Michelle Malkin 4 1 2 42 13
 American Thinker 6 17 5 5 7
 Newsbusters 7 25 8 3 8
 Ann Althouse 8 17 9 11 4
 Volokh Conspiracy 9 12 6 13 9
 Outside The Beltway 10 8 10 10 15
 Gateway Pundit 11 15 28 9 6
 Jihad Watch 11 38 11 8 11
 Patterico's Pontifications 13 7 13 19 12
 Powerline Blog 14 4 7 43 24
 Wizbang Blog 15 8 16 17 16
 Little Green Footballs 15 38 24 14 2
 Jawa Report 15 6 34 16 18
 Memeorandum 18 17 12 12 45
 Red State 19 25 38 6 14
 IMAO 20 11 18 21 20
 Black Five 21 38 14 18 23
 PoliPundit 22 17 30 22 21
 Right Wing News 23 8 37 45 17
 Professor Bainbridge 24 12 17 44 34
 Instapundit 25 3 27 37 49

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 10/24/2010

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

 
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