After over a year of diligently posting new content, creating cross-links to multiple profiles and actively sharing on social media I finally managed to unseat my arch nemesis whom I've never met. That would be Todd Ebert the computer engineering professor at Cal State University Long Beach. He's occupied the top spot on the Google SERP for our name since as long as I can remember. As far as I can tell he doesn't publish any content, ever! But he has had the benefit of years and years and years of being listed in the Cal State University online course catalog with it's high page rank.
Well my hard work on this blog finally paid off with Google recognizing my awesome quantity and quality of content and rewarding me with the coveted top spot. This goes to show that content marketing works. It may take time but by publishing good stuff that people visit, link to and share you can take the prized spots on the first page of the SERP for your name, business category and brand. In fact, I now not only have the top search result for my name, I have 8 of the first 10 results, and 5 of the next 10 results. True domination ;)
BTW, there are quite a few other Todd Eberts out there including the CEO of a large corporation called Amerinet. His PR staff needs to get to work if lil' ol' me is crushing him in the SERP.