Don’t worry. I’m not paranoid. This is probably an example of good practice – something very innocent and innocuous. I just found it interesting that when I upgraded the blog and went through areas I had not visited in a long time (to see if they still work) this came up. It isn’t often you find your site listed as a part of someone’s “projectz.”
and tracking comments about your company
is a very good idea…
Now, my best guess is that they either have a RSS tracker of all posts about Typepad running there – or, they have a blog where they are writing about people that are criticizing/praising Typepad. I have written about them, so it makes sense that the link(s) might show up in their RSS search results.
I give them praise, if either of those possibilities prove true. It means they are watching the memes about their company and paying attention. Good job, Six Apart, if that is what you are doing. Can you tell us, please?
The interesting thing will be to see if (a) they are still watching, (b) this post shows up, and (c) if they come here to comment about it. Now that would be quite a revealing transparency experience, wouldn’t it? The only thing I would suggest is, whatever you are using for your tracking, it must be pinging something – like me. You are tipping your hand, Six Apart. If you want stealth, um – stop pinging as a referrer. 🙂