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Blogosphere Authority Index

August 2008

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 4
 Huffington Post 2 2  Michelle Malkin 9
 Talking Points Memo 3 3  Newsbusters 10
 Crooks And Liars 5 4  Little Green Footballs 11
 Firedoglake 6 5  Instapundit 13
 Atrios 7 6  American Thinker 17
 Think Progress 8 7  Ace Of Spades HQ 26
 MyDD 12 8  Right Wing News 28
 Talk Left 14 9  Volokh Conspiracy 29
 Washington Monthly 15 10  Powerline Blog 30
 The Carpetbagger Report 16 11  Townhall 32
 Feministing 18 12  Red State 34
 Digby 19 13  Hugh Hewitt 35
 Glen Greenwald 20 14  Ann Althouse 36
 America Blog 20 15  Wizbang Blog 36
 Pandagon 22 16  Jihad Watch 38
 Shakespeares Sister 22 17  Dean Esmay 41
 Taylor Marsh 24 18  Patterico's Pontifications 42
 Open Left 25 19  Gateway Pundit 43
 Juan Cole 27 20  Outside The Beltway 45
 The Moderate Voice 31 21  Belmont Club 46
 Sadly, No! 32 22  Jawa Report 47
 Crooked Timber 38 23  Tim Blair 48
 Correntewire 40 24  LaShawn Barber 49
 Jesus' General 43 25  IMAO 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 8/18/2008

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 1 2 2 1
 Huffington Post 2 20 1 1 3
 Talking Points Memo 3 4 4 3 9
 Crooks And Liars 4 4 5 6 5
 Atrios 4 3 20 9 2
 Firedoglake 6 1 7 10 8
 Think Progress 7 13 3 4 11
 MyDD 8 6 11 17 7
 Talk Left 9 8 14 22 4
 The Carpetbagger Report 10 35 9 8 14
 Washington Monthly 11 11 8 18 16
 Feministing 12 35 10 7 20
 America Blog 13 13 45 11 15
 Digby 14 7 15 20 18
 Glen Greenwald 14 11 6 23
 Juan Cole 16 10 18 13 38
 Pandagon 17 8 31 15 19
 Taylor Marsh 18 28 21 12 10
 Open Left 18 13 13 19 17
 Shakespeares Sister 20 20 12 25 12
 The Moderate Voice 21 28 17 14 24
 Sadly, No! 22 28 24 6
 Crooked Timber 23 47 16 16 27
 Correntewire 24 20 24 31 22
 Jesus' General 25 20 25 23 32

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 8/18/2008

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 7 2 2
 Michelle Malkin 2 2 1 6 3
 Newsbusters 3 28 2 4 4
 Instapundit 4 3 6 3 48
 Little Green Footballs 5 8 8 5 1
 American Thinker 6 28 3 7 11
 Volokh Conspiracy 7 11 5 18 7
 Ace Of Spades HQ 8 6 12 12 6
 Right Wing News 9 5 14 9 14
 Powerline Blog 10 4 4 29 23
 Hugh Hewitt 10 7 40 15 9
 Red State 12 28 9 14 10
 Wizbang Blog 13 10 20 10 16
 Ann Althouse 14 24 13 23 5
 Townhall 14 28 1 12
 Patterico's Pontifications 16 18 16 27 8
 Jawa Report 17 11 17 25 18
 Dean Esmay 18 8 26 13 31
 Outside The Beltway 19 15 11 24 22
 Tim Blair 20 13 23 15
 Gateway Pundit 20 41 10 21 20
 Jihad Watch 22 41 15 8 32
 Belmont Club 23 41 28 16 13
 LaShawn Barber 24 15 33 20 24
 IMAO 25 15 19 31 27

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 8/18/2008

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

 
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