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Blogosphere Authority Index

October 19, 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 7
 Talking Points Memo 3 3  Newsbusters 10
 Crooks And Liars 5 4  Ace Of Spades HQ 11
 Firedoglake 6 5  Instapundit 11
 Think Progress 7 6  Little Green Footballs 11
 Atrios 7 7  American Thinker 14
 Washington Monthly 14 8  Townhall 23
 America Blog 16 9  Volokh Conspiracy 27
 Pandagon 17 10  Powerline Blog 28
 MyDD 18 11  Red State 29
 Digby 19 12  Hugh Hewitt 30
 Talk Left 19 13  Gateway Pundit 31
 Feministing 21 14  Wizbang Blog 35
 Truthdig 22 15  Ann Althouse 36
 Open Left 23 16  Patterico's Pontifications 38
 Glen Greenwald 23 17  Right Wing News 38
 Juan Cole 26 18  Jawa Report 42
 Shakespeares Sister 31 19  PoliPundit 44
 Sadly, No! 33 20  Outside The Beltway 45
 Taylor Marsh 33 21  IMAO 46
 The Moderate Voice 37 22  Dean Esmay 47
 Jesus' General 40 23  Winds Of Change 48
 Crooked Timber 41 24  Right Wing Nuthouse 49
 Calitics 43 25  American Digest 50

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 10/19/2008

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 1 2 2 1
 Huffington Post 2 19 1 1 3
 Talking Points Memo 3 3 4 3 6
 Firedoglake 4 2 8 11 4
 Crooks And Liars 4 4 5 6 5
 Think Progress 6 23 3 5 8
 Atrios 6 4 18 10 2
 Washington Monthly 8 12 7 13 10
 America Blog 9 12 9 9 12
 Digby 10 6 13 20 15
 Talk Left 10 7 16 23 11
 MyDD 10 7 14 17 13
 Feministing 13 40 10 7 18
 Pandagon 13 7 21 14 14
 Open Left 15 10 12 19 17
 Glen Greenwald 16 12 6 22
 Juan Cole 17 10 17 15 38
 Truthdig 17 23 11 8 30
 The Moderate Voice 19 40 19 12 23
 Taylor Marsh 19 19 24 16 19
 Shakespeares Sister 21 30 15 25 16
 Crooked Timber 22 40 20 18 21
 Sadly, No! 23 30 24 7
 Jesus' General 24 23 22 22 31
 Calitics 25 12 31 26 42

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 26
Date Calculated: 10/19/2008

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 2 2 2
 Michelle Malkin 2 2 1 4 8
 Newsbusters 3 26 3 3 4
 Ace Of Spades HQ 4 5 12 8 3
 Instapundit 4 3 8 5 42
 Little Green Footballs 6 9 11 7 1
 American Thinker 7 30 4 6 11
 Hugh Hewitt 8 7 9 10 12
 Red State 9 26 10 9 9
 Volokh Conspiracy 9 17 6 43 5
 Townhall 11 22 1 7
 Wizbang Blog 12 8 16 12 14
 Ann Althouse 13 22 14 15 6
 Powerline Blog 14 4 5 28 27
 Gateway Pundit 15 44 7 11 19
 Jawa Report 15 11 13 13 18
 Right Wing News 15 5 15 17 20
 Patterico's Pontifications 18 14 17 16 10
 PoliPundit 19 16 33 23 13
 Outside The Beltway 19 17 14 21
 IMAO 21 11 21 25 23
 Dean Esmay 22 10 29 20 28
 Winds Of Change 23 20 28 30 17
 LaShawn Barber 24 17 25 24 47
 American Digest 25 30 20 18 35
 Right Wing Nuthouse 25 30 23 21 24

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 51
Date Calculated: 10/19/2008

Blogosphere Authority Index - Combined Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 1 2 2 1
 Huffington Post 2 22 1 1 4
 Talking Points Memo 3 3 4 4 9
 Hot Air 4 6 8 5 5
 Crooks And Liars 5 5 6 10 8
 Firedoglake 6 2 13 17 7
 Michelle Malkin 7 11 5 7 16
 Think Progress 7 27 3 8 12
 Atrios 7 4 28 16 3
 Newsbusters 10 46 9 6 10
 Ace Of Spades HQ 11 20 30 18 6
 Instapundit 11 12 23 9
 Little Green Footballs 11 29 29 13 2
 American Thinker 14 48 10 11 24
 Washington Monthly 14 17 11 20 17
 America Blog 16 19 14 15 19
 Pandagon 17 8 38 21 21
 MyDD 18 10 21 26 20
 Talk Left 19 9 25 34 18
 Digby 19 7 20 31 25
 Feministing 21 38 16 12 31
 Truthdig 22 28 18 14 45
 Glen Greenwald 23 18 7 37
 Open Left 23 13 19 30 30
 Townhall 23 44 3 15
 Juan Cole 26 14 26 23 47
 Volokh Conspiracy 27 41 15 50 13
 Powerline Blog 28 15 12 48 43
 Red State 29 47 27 22 22
 Hugh Hewitt 30 24 24 24 27
 Gateway Pundit 31 51 17 27 35
 Shakespeares Sister 31 31 22 40 26
 Sadly, No! 33 32 38 11
 Taylor Marsh 33 23 40 25 33
 Wizbang Blog 35 25 36 28 29
 Ann Althouse 36 45 34 36 14
 The Moderate Voice 37 39 31 19 38
 Patterico's Pontifications 38 35 37 37 23
 Right Wing News 38 21 35 39 39
 Jesus' General 40 26 39 32 46
 Crooked Timber 41 37 33 29 36
 Jawa Report 42 34 32 33 34
 Calitics 43 16 45 42 48
 PoliPundit 44 36 48 45 28
 Outside The Beltway 45 40 35 40
 IMAO 46 33 42 47 41
 Dean Esmay 47 30 47 43 44
 Winds Of Change 48 43 46 49 32
 Right Wing Nuthouse 49 50 43 44 42
 American Digest 50 49 41 41 49
 LaShawn Barber 51 42 44 46

 
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