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Blogosphere Authority Index

September 25, 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 6
 Talking Points Memo 4 3  Ace Of Spades HQ 9
 Firedoglake 5 4  Michelle Malkin 11
 Atrios 6 5  Newsbusters 12
 Crooks And Liars 6 6  Ann Althouse 14
 Balloon Juice 10 7  Townhall 15
 Digby 13 8  Volokh Conspiracy 18
 Democratic Underground 16 9  Outside The Beltway 20
 Juan Cole 17 10  Gateway Pundit 20
 Truthdig 18 11  Jihad Watch 25
 TNR 20 12  American Thinker 26
 Think Progress 23 13  Patterico's Pontifications 28
 America Blog 23 14  Memeorandum 30
 Washington Monthly 26 15  Little Green Footballs 32
 The Moderate Voice 29 16  Red State 33
 Talk Left 30 17  Just One Minute 37
 Pandagon 34 18  Wizbang Blog 38
 Sadly, No! 35 19  Jawa Report 42
 Shakespeares Sister 36 20  Instapundit 44
 Glen Greenwald 38 21  American Digest 46
 Crooked Timber 38 22  Right Wing News 46
 Correntewire 38 23  IMAO 48
 Pharyngula 43 24  PoliPundit 49
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 45 25  Betsy's Page 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 9/25/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 15 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 1 3 3 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 7 2 6
 Atrios 4 3 9 14 3
 Firedoglake 4 2 12 9 4
 Crooks And Liars 6 4 4 8 9
 Balloon Juice 7 15 5 10 5
 Digby 8 6 6 19 19
 Democratic Underground 9 43 22 4 7
 America Blog 9 11 11 18 11
 Juan Cole 11 7 13 17 36
 Washington Monthly 11 11 39 11 15
 The Moderate Voice 13 43 14 5 21
 TNR 14 29 10 6 25
 Think Progress 15 23 2 17
 Talk Left 16 9 21 25 13
 Truthdig 17 29 8 7 31
 Pandagon 18 7 43 20 22
 Sadly, No! 19 15 27 26 10
 Pharyngula 20 43 15 13 27
 Crooked Timber 21 23 17 22 18
 Shakespeares Sister 22 29 44 21 8
 Glen Greenwald 23 9 36 14
 Correntewire 23 15 16 30 28
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 25 29 31 23 12

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 9/25/2011

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 1 1 5
 Ace Of Spades HQ 2 4 24 4 1
 Big Government 3 40 2 7 3
 Michelle Malkin 4 3 3 36 12
 Newsbusters 5 23 7 5 8
 Ann Althouse 6 17 6 11 6
 Outside The Beltway 7 9 5 13 15
 Townhall 7 25 23 2 2
 Gateway Pundit 7 12 25 8 7
 Volokh Conspiracy 10 10 4 14 14
 Patterico's Pontifications 11 7 10 39 13
 American Thinker 12 17 19 3 11
 Jihad Watch 13 25 9 9 16
 Memeorandum 14 17 8 10 47
 Little Green Footballs 15 33 20 12 4
 Jawa Report 16 6 34 16 17
 Wizbang Blog 17 7 11 40 22
 Just One Minute 18 40 13 19 10
 Red State 19 33 42 6 9
 American Digest 20 25 12 17 28
 IMAO 20 16 16 22 24
 Instapundit 22 2 22 33 40
 Right Wing News 23 10 31 41 18
 Betsy's Page 24 17 15 28 31
 PoliPundit 25 12 26 26 23

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 9/25/2011

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

 
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