I belong to an arthritis forum whose webmaster just posted this. Can you help us?:
'Hi A long shot - but does anyone have a friend or friend of a friend who works for Google (the search engine) ?
Arthritis Care has been given a Google Grant that offers us free charity advertising/promotion on Google (worth £ thousands). The snag is it takes a Google staff member to activate the account - they say it might take 6 months!
If we can persuade a Google staffer to help us it would be of immense benefit to the charity and people, with arthritis, trying to find help on the internet.
You never know - we are all only 6 contacts away from everyone on the planet '
When we got one it was actually activated really quickly. I'm willing to bet it needs a specific staff member, btw. They may not be evil, but they're pretty big these days! Spend the wait making sure your keywords etc. are the right ones? Sorry to be a pessimist!