I've been a happy Typepad blogger for several years. This blog is in Typepad as is our Emergent Research website. So I was very excited when the Typepad folks offered to let me try out their Blog Tune-Up Service.
They reviewed this blog and came back with a series of suggestion on how I can improve reader usability, better SEO results and increase traffic. They also discovered a few minor HTML errors on my site which they are going to fix. The improvements in my blog will be substantial.
The service costs $249, but they did mine for free since I am a small business blogger who might write nice things about them if I liked the service (which I obviously did).
They offered to do a review of Emergent Research also for free. But to put our money where our pixels are, we are turning it down and instead paying for the service. I know it will be well worth $249.
If you have a Typepad business blog, you should consider this service.
Disclosure: Beyond receiving the free tune-up service we have no other commercial relationship with Typepad or Six Apart except for subscribing to their blog services at standard commercial rates. We are Typepad Pro subscribers. I provided them with a quote for their small business page and marketing efforts, but did that as a satisfied customer and received no compensation.
Hopefully this set of disclosures will make the FTC happy:).