Handshake 2.0’s Blog Set-Up Services

Blog Set-Up – $1000

  • Set-up of TypePadaccount, TypePad-generated URL (example:  http://sethgodin.typepad.com), and overview of TypePad – 1/2 to 1 hour, on-site with client if located in New River Valley of Virginia, via telephone if located outside the New River Valley.  We recommend a TypePad Pro account at $14.95 per month.
  • Set-up of site-related Gmail account
  • Site-specific Google search (Allows a site visitor to use Google’s powerful search tools to search your blog only, not the entire Web)
  • E-mail subscription, and feed reader subscription
  • Final set-up of blog including TypePad-provided design, uploading of client-provided banner logo, and post of client-provided text for first post
  • On-site with client:  Walk-through of posting of client-provided text for second post
  • Follow-up telephone and/or e-mail technical support – 1 hour

Purchase a blog set-up package for $1000.

If you already have a TypePad blog, you may want Handshake 2.0 enhancements.

Blog Enhancement Package – $250

The blog enhancement package requires set-up of a site-related Gmail account.

  • Register site with Google
  • Set up Google Analytics account to track traffic
  • Program TypePad such that page order can be controlled rather than TypePad’s default of “by creation date” or “by alphabetical order”
  • Add ShareThis or AddThis (Allows a site visitor to use social networking tools to spread the word about your blog’s content)
  • Point client-owned, desired blog URL to TypePad-generated URL (user name and password needed from client from URL hosting service)

Programming Services – $50 per hour, up to 20 hours per blog

We limit our blog-related programming services for a simple reason.  From our experience, the content of a blog – beyond a professional look or moderate customization – has a greater impact on producing results than does its appearance.

For assistance with starting a blog or reviewing the blog you already have, consider our consulting services.

For more information, please contact Handshake 2.0.

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