So my quest to unseat the dude who was always listed above me on google searches for my name is a total success. Through a combination of cross-linking to my own personal websites (my main site, my lighting portfolio, this blog, etc), work press releases and main page, theatre events and web pages, I was able to get searches for my name - IN ALL VARIATIONS - to the top several places on google. So now if you search for any of the following you get links to me or to my sites:
Searches for just Arata come up with a lot of other crap that is not me, but I guess that is too much to hope for.
Two other arata's are currently near the top, which people may mistake as being me, but they are not. I will have to do some additional work to have more sites that I control link back to my stuff.