My cat is missing. Among the ordinary and extraordinary things I've done, was the creation of a blog that is essentially a 'lost cat' ad. It's been up just 3 days and already if you search for "lost siamese cat phoenix" it is the third entry on the first page of Google (out of four million results returned).
Whether or not it results in the return of my cat is not the point of this blog entry. The point is that this is another real-world example that a blog and a little bit of strategic SEO work can produce impressive Google rankings.