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Blogosphere Authority Index

September 20, 2009

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 2 2  Michelle Malkin 5
 Talking Points Memo 4 3  American Thinker 9
 Think Progress 5 4  Ace Of Spades HQ 10
 Crooks And Liars 7 5  Instapundit 12
 Atrios 8 6  Little Green Footballs 14
 Firedoglake 11 7  Gateway Pundit 15
 Washington Monthly 13 8  Volokh Conspiracy 20
 MattYGlesias 15 9  Newsbusters 20
 Glen Greenwald 17 10  Jihad Watch 22
 Pandagon 18 11  Townhall 28
 Five Thirty Eight 19 12  Ann Althouse 30
 Feministing 23 13  Powerline Blog 31
 America Blog 23 14  Red State 35
 Truthdig 25 15  Wizbang Blog 36
 Juan Cole 25 16  Right Wing News 39
 Digby 27 17  Jawa Report 41
 Talk Left 29 18  Patterico's Pontifications 43
 Open Left 31 19  Daniel Pipes 43
 Sadly, No! 33 20  Outside The Beltway 43
 The Moderate Voice 34 21  Tim Blair 46
 Shakespeares Sister 36 22  IMAO 47
 MyDD 38 23  Anti-Idiotarian 48
 Ezra Klein 40 24  American Digest 49
 Crooked Timber 41 25  Right Wing Nuthouse 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 9/20/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 13 1 1 3
 DailyKos 1 2 2 2 1
 Think Progress 3 46 3 4 4
 Talking Points Memo 4 4 5 3 8
 Atrios 5 3 19 11 2
 Firedoglake 6 1 17 9 7
 Crooks And Liars 7 6 7 6 6
 Washington Monthly 8 9 6 12 11
 Glen Greenwald 9 13 4 12
 MattYGlesias 9 11 9 9
 Five Thirty Eight 11 35 8 5 18
 Pandagon 12 7 11 15 17
 Feministing 13 22 14 7 15
 America Blog 14 17 10 14 13
 Digby 15 5 26 17 16
 Juan Cole 16 13 13 13 35
 Truthdig 17 22 12 8 25
 Talk Left 18 10 23 25 10
 The Moderate Voice 19 35 15 10 21
 Open Left 19 11 16 23 19
 MyDD 21 8 22 26 23
 Ezra Klein 22 13 21 20
 Shakespeares Sister 22 22 18 24 14
 Crooked Timber 24 22 20 18 26
 Sadly, No! 25 35 22 5

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 9/20/2009

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 2 1 2 1
 Michelle Malkin 2 1 2 4 11
 Ace Of Spades HQ 3 4 5 8 3
 American Thinker 4 23 3 6 5
 Instapundit 5 2 8 5 49
 Little Green Footballs 6 21 11 7 2
 Gateway Pundit 7 17 7 11 4
 Volokh Conspiracy 8 14 9 16 7
 Ann Althouse 9 11 12 18 8
 Newsbusters 10 23 3 6
 Jihad Watch 10 27 6 10 16
 Powerline Blog 12 5 4 26
 Wizbang Blog 13 6 16 14 17
 Right Wing News 14 6 13 44 18
 Jawa Report 15 6 15 19 19
 Outside The Beltway 16 9 15 20
 Patterico's Pontifications 17 17 14 21 15
 Townhall 17 36 1 9
 Tim Blair 19 11 23 13
 IMAO 20 9 22 24 21
 Red State 21 32 9 12
 Daniel Pipes 22 36 10 13 50
 Anti-Idiotarian 23 27 20 29 14
 American Digest 24 36 18 20 31
 Right Wing Nuthouse 25 27 17 26 29

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 9/20/2009

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

 
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