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Blogosphere Authority Index

October 30, 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
 DailyKos 1 1  Hot Air 3
 Huffington Post 1 2  Big Government 5
 Talking Points Memo 3 3  Ace Of Spades HQ 7
 Crooks And Liars 5 4  Newsbusters 10
 Atrios 7 5  Michelle Malkin 12
 Firedoglake 9 6  Townhall 17
 Balloon Juice 11 7  Ann Althouse 18
 Truthdig 12 8  Volokh Conspiracy 20
 Democratic Underground 14 9  Gateway Pundit 22
 Digby 15 10  Jihad Watch 23
 Juan Cole 15 11  Outside The Beltway 24
 America Blog 18 12  American Thinker 27
 Think Progress 21 13  Red State 28
 Washington Monthly 25 14  Memeorandum 28
 Pandagon 26 15  Little Green Footballs 28
 Crooked Timber 31 16  Patterico's Pontifications 36
 TNR 31 17  Just One Minute 39
 Glen Greenwald 33 18  Jawa Report 41
 Talk Left 34 19  Wizbang Blog 43
 Shakespeares Sister 35 20  Instapundit 45
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 36 21  American Digest 46
 Correntewire 38 22  Black Five 46
 The Moderate Voice 40 23  IMAO 48
 Taylor Marsh 42 24  Betsy's Page 49
 Down With Tyranny 44 25  Dean Esmay 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 10/30/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 13 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 3 2 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 3 8 3 4
 Atrios 4 3 10 14 3
 Firedoglake 5 1 12 9 7
 Crooks And Liars 6 7 4 8 13
 Balloon Juice 7 13 6 11 6
 Digby 8 5 7 19 15
 Democratic Underground 9 46 19 4 5
 Truthdig 10 18 5 7 27
 Juan Cole 11 8 9 15 30
 America Blog 11 10 11 13 11
 Washington Monthly 13 13 42 10 14
 Think Progress 14 18 2 19
 Pandagon 15 5 40 17 21
 Shakespeares Sister 16 38 18 21 8
 Talk Left 17 12 20 24 16
 Crooked Timber 18 18 13 22 25
 The Moderate Voice 19 46 15 18 22
 Glen Greenwald 20 8 39 10
 Correntewire 21 18 14 28 31
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 21 28 31 23 9
 Down With Tyranny 23 18 17 29 40
 Taylor Marsh 23 18 22 25 24
 TNR 23 38 48 6 20

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 10/30/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 1 1 3
 Ace Of Spades HQ 2 4 26 4 1
 Big Government 3 32 2 7 4
 Michelle Malkin 4 3 4 38 13
 Newsbusters 4 22 5 5 10
 Volokh Conspiracy 6 10 3 13 9
 Ann Althouse 7 19 7 11 6
 Gateway Pundit 8 10 25 8 7
 Outside The Beltway 9 7 6 14 15
 Townhall 10 25 24 2 2
 Jihad Watch 11 32 8 9 14
 Memeorandum 12 14 9 10 42
 American Thinker 13 22 20 3 12
 Little Green Footballs 13 42 18 12 5
 Patterico's Pontifications 15 7 12 40 17
 Jawa Report 16 7 36 16 16
 Just One Minute 17 32 15 19 11
 Red State 18 32 43 6 8
 Wizbang Blog 19 6 10 41 31
 American Digest 20 25 13 17 27
 Black Five 21 32 11 18 28
 IMAO 22 17 19 22 24
 Betsy's Page 23 17 17 27 30
 Instapundit 23 2 23 36 41
 Dean Esmay 25 10 30 23 29

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 10/30/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index - Combined Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 2 5 2 1
 Huffington Post 1 16 1 1 3
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 14 3 7
 Hot Air 3 10 3 5 6
 Big Government 5 49 4 14 8
 Crooks And Liars 5 7 6 13 27
 Atrios 7 3 19 22 5
 Ace Of Spades HQ 7 15 41 10 2
 Firedoglake 9 1 22 16 13
 Newsbusters 10 40 9 11 17
 Balloon Juice 11 17 12 18 11
 Michelle Malkin 12 13 8 46 22
 Truthdig 12 24 11 8 40
 Democratic Underground 14 41 32 4 10
 Juan Cole 15 8 16 23 41
 Digby 15 6 13 28 31
 Townhall 17 44 40 6 4
 America Blog 18 11 20 20 25
 Ann Althouse 18 38 15 24 12
 Volokh Conspiracy 20 31 7 29 16
 Think Progress 21 22 2 33
 Gateway Pundit 22 30 42 15 14
 Jihad Watch 23 47 17 19 24
 Outside The Beltway 24 26 10 30 26
 Washington Monthly 25 18 50 17 28
 Pandagon 26 5 49 25 35
 American Thinker 27 39 38 9 19
 Red State 28 45 47 12 15
 Little Green Footballs 28 50 36 27 9
 Memeorandum 28 33 18 21
 Crooked Timber 31 20 23 32 39
 TNR 31 34 48 7 34
 Glen Greenwald 33 9 45 23
 Talk Left 34 14 33 37 32
 Shakespeares Sister 35 35 30 31 20
 Patterico's Pontifications 36 27 26 48 30
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 36 29 43 33 21
 Correntewire 38 19 24 41 43
 Just One Minute 39 46 31 39 18
 The Moderate Voice 40 42 27 26 36
 Jawa Report 41 28 46 34 29
 Taylor Marsh 42 21 34 38 37
 Wizbang Blog 43 25 21 47 48
 Down With Tyranny 44 23 29 43 47
 Instapundit 45 12 39 45
 American Digest 46 43 28 35 42
 Black Five 46 48 25 36 44
 IMAO 48 37 37 40 38
 Betsy's Page 49 36 35 44 46
 Dean Esmay 50 32 44 42 45

 
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