I went and visited Curt's Cafe today, along with several other agents from my office.
In conversation with Susie Trieschmann, the executive director, I told her that I would "blog" about the café.
A couple of the other agents also said they'd publicize the café as we really would like it to be successful. One agent said they'd put it in their newsletter... another said they'd put it in some e-mails to clients.
No sooner had we returned from the café than I was hot on Active Rain, blogging my little heart out.
I had barely posted the article more than 10 minutes ago, when one of the other agents approached me and asked... "Why is it when I Google 'Curt's Cafe,'" she asked "looking for information so that I can write e-mails to my clients, that YOU come up!"... I checked her computer and sure enough... searching in Evanston for Curt's Café, and dang if I'm not in the number two position on the first page of Google!
Active Rain's Google-Juice is powerful stuff!