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Blogosphere Authority Index

February 26, 2012

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
 Talking Points Memo 2 2  Ace Of Spades HQ 6
 Huffington Post 3 3  Townhall 10
 Firedoglake 5 4  Gateway Pundit 12
 Atrios 6 5  American Thinker 15
 Crooks And Liars 8 6  Newsbusters 16
 Balloon Juice 9 7  Big Government 19
 Think Progress 10 8  Michelle Malkin 20
 Digby 12 9  Volokh Conspiracy 23
 America Blog 14 10  Red State 25
 Pandagon 17 11  Ann Althouse 27
 Juan Cole 18 12  Outside The Beltway 28
 Talk Left 20 13  Jihad Watch 30
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 22 14  Little Green Footballs 30
 Democratic Underground 24 15  Jawa Report 32
 Washington Monthly 25 16  Patterico's Pontifications 34
 Crooked Timber 29 17  Wizbang Blog 35
 Mother Talkers 33 18  Powerline Blog 38
 Down With Tyranny 36 19  PoliPundit 40
 Rising Hegemon 37 20  Betsy's Page 41
 Street Prophets 39 21  Daily Pundit 41
 MattYGlesias 44 22  Dean Esmay 43
 MyDD 44 23  Right Wing News 44
 Glen Greenwald 44 24  Memeorandum 44
 Tom Tomorrow 44 25  Winds Of Change 44

Progressive Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Progressive Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 2/26/2012

Blogosphere Authority Index Progressive Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 1 2 3 2
 Talking Points Memo 2 4 23 4 3
 Huffington Post 3 11 11 1 1
 Firedoglake 4 2 24 11 6
 Atrios 5 3 16 15 4
 Crooks And Liars 6 4 21 9 11
 Balloon Juice 7 11 13 10 5
 Juan Cole 8 11 10 13 23
 Glen Greenwald 9 7 20 9
 America Blog 10 11 14 17 13
 Digby 11 4 22 19 17
 Mother Talkers 11 11 8 40 21
 Street Prophets 13 11 1 44 30
 Crooked Timber 14 21 3 20 20
 Pandagon 15 8 19 18 22
 Talk Left 15 9 18 24 18
 Think Progress 17 34 50 6 7
 Democratic Underground 18 45 31 5 14
 Rising Hegemon 19 11 7 37 33
 MattYGlesias 20 26 12 16
 Down With Tyranny 21 21 6 28 35
 MyDD 21 11 9 35 47
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 23 26 43 22 8
 Tom Tomorrow 23 11 15 30 46
 Washington Monthly 25 26 48 12 19

Conservative Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Conservative Neighborhood: 25
Date Calculated: 2/26/2012

Blogosphere Authority Index Conservative Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 Hot Air 1 1 23 1 1
 Townhall 2 23 6 2 2
 Ace Of Spades HQ 3 4 24 6 3
 Michelle Malkin 4 2 2 38 13
 American Thinker 5 21 9 4 6
 Red State 6 26 3 5 12
 Newsbusters 7 21 8 3 10
 Volokh Conspiracy 8 13 1 10 11
 Gateway Pundit 9 9 39 8 7
 Jihad Watch 10 23 5 9 15
 Ann Althouse 10 16 10 11 8
 Memeorandum 12 11 16 12 43
 Outside The Beltway 13 9 18 13 18
 Jawa Report 14 7 19 15 20
 Patterico's Pontifications 14 7 20 43 14
 Big Government 16 33 42 7 5
 Wizbang Blog 17 6 21 44 19
 Daily Pundit 18 26 4 18 26
 Right Wing News 19 11 17 21
 Powerline Blog 20 5 22 41 23
 Little Green Footballs 21 45 33 14 4
 PoliPundit 21 13 15 23 25
 Betsy's Page 23 16 11 25 31
 Dean Esmay 24 13 13 33 30
 Winds Of Change 25 23 7 27 46

Combined Neighborhood

Number of Blogs In The Combined Neighborhood: 50
Date Calculated: 2/26/2012

Blogosphere Authority Index - Combined Blogs
 Blog Component Score
 Name BAI NCS HAS STS CAS
 DailyKos 1 1 2 2
 Talking Points Memo 2 4 3 5
 Hot Air 3 9 6 3
 Huffington Post 3 16 1 1
 Firedoglake 5 2 16 11
 Atrios 6 3 20 7
 Ace Of Spades HQ 6 12 12 6
 Crooks And Liars 8 6 10 22
 Balloon Juice 9 18 15 9
 Townhall 10 44 7 4
 Think Progress 10 38 5 12
 Digby 12 5 24 30
 Gateway Pundit 12 31 14 14
 America Blog 14 15 21 26
 American Thinker 15 41 9 13
 Newsbusters 16 42 8 16
 Pandagon 17 8 22 38
 Juan Cole 18 14 18 39
 Big Government 19 49 13 10
 Michelle Malkin 20 10 43 21
 Talk Left 20 11 32 31
 Lawyers, Guns, and Money 22 28 29 18
 Volokh Conspiracy 23 36 23 17
 Democratic Underground 24 46 4 27
 Red State 25 48 11 20
 Washington Monthly 25 29 17 33
 Ann Althouse 27 40 25 15
 Outside The Beltway 28 32 27 25
 Crooked Timber 29 24 28 35
 Little Green Footballs 30 50 30 8
 Jihad Watch 30 45 19 24
 Jawa Report 32 26 31 32
 Mother Talkers 33 17 40 36
 Patterico's Pontifications 34 27 47 23
 Wizbang Blog 35 25 46 28
 Down With Tyranny 36 23 33 44
 Rising Hegemon 37 21 39 43
 Powerline Blog 38 22 45 37
 Street Prophets 39 19 44 42
 PoliPundit 40 35 36 40
 Betsy's Page 41 39 38 46
 Daily Pundit 41 47 35 41
 Dean Esmay 43 37 42 45
 Tom Tomorrow 44 20 34
 Winds Of Change 44 43 41
 Glen Greenwald 44 7 19
 MattYGlesias 44 30 29
 Memeorandum 44 34 26
 Right Wing News 44 33 34
 MyDD 44 13 37

 
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