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Blogosphere Authority Index

September 26, 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 3
 DailyKos 2 2  Big Government 6
 Talking Points Memo 4 3  Newsbusters 7
 Firedoglake 5 4  Ace Of Spades HQ 11
 Atrios 8 5  Townhall 11
 Think Progress 9 6  Michelle Malkin 13
 Crooks And Liars 10 7  American Thinker 14
 MattYGlesias 15 8  Jihad Watch 20
 Washington Monthly 16 9  Volokh Conspiracy 21
 Balloon Juice 16 10  Ann Althouse 22
 Digby 18 11  Powerline Blog 28
 Ezra Klein 19 12  Gateway Pundit 29
 Juan Cole 23 13  Outside The Beltway 31
 America Blog 24 14  Red State 34
 Pandagon 24 15  Wizbang Blog 34
 Sadly, No! 26 16  Patterico's Pontifications 34
 Truthdig 26 17  Memeorandum 38
 Shakespeares Sister 29 18  Jawa Report 41
 Talk Left 32 19  Instapundit 42
 Glen Greenwald 33 20  IMAO 45
 Open Left 34 21  Anti-Idiotarian 46
 Crooked Timber 38 22  Professor Bainbridge 47
 The Moderate Voice 40 23  American Digest 48
 Jesus' General 43 24  Right Wing News 49
 Correntewire 44 25  PoliPundit 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 9/26/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Huffington Post 1 11 1 1 2
 DailyKos 2 2 6 3 1
 Talking Points Memo 3 3 7 2 8
 Firedoglake 4 1 14 7 6
 Atrios 5 3 11 11 4
 Crooks And Liars 6 6 8 6 9
 Think Progress 7 16 2 5
 Balloon Juice 8 21 9 9 7
 MattYGlesias 8 9 5 11
 Digby 10 5 10 15 12
 Washington Monthly 11 14 4 10 15
 Ezra Klein 12 11 3 17
 Juan Cole 13 7 18 13 29
 America Blog 14 16 13 12 14
 Pandagon 15 7 43 16 18
 Truthdig 16 34 12 5 26
 Sadly, No! 17 28 22 21 3
 Talk Left 18 16 16 20 16
 Shakespeares Sister 18 21 30 17 10
 The Moderate Voice 20 45 15 14 23
 Open Left 21 16 48 19 19
 Crooked Timber 22 21 17 18 22
 Glen Greenwald 23 11 35 13
 Correntewire 24 21 21 30 21
 Jesus' General 25 16 24 27 36

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 9/26/2010

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 2 1 1 2
 Big Government 2 35 5 4 3
 Ace Of Spades HQ 2 4 28 7 1
 Newsbusters 2 26 4 3 5
 Michelle Malkin 2 1 2 40 9
 Townhall 6 41 3 2 11
 American Thinker 7 18 6 5 7
 Volokh Conspiracy 8 12 8 11 6
 Jihad Watch 9 41 9 8 10
 Ann Althouse 9 16 10 13 4
 Outside The Beltway 11 8 12 10 17
 Powerline Blog 12 4 7 42 22
 Patterico's Pontifications 12 8 13 17 12
 Gateway Pundit 14 18 27 9 8
 Wizbang Blog 15 7 14 15 16
 Jawa Report 16 6 33 16 18
 Memeorandum 17 18 11 12 50
 Red State 18 26 42 6 15
 IMAO 19 12 17 19 20
 Instapundit 20 3 26 26 44
 American Digest 21 24 16 20 38
 Professor Bainbridge 21 14 15 43 31
 PoliPundit 23 18 29 21 23
 Anti-Idiotarian 24 26 23 32 14
 Right Wing News 25 8 35 21

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 9/26/2010

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

 
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