Whitey - 11:58 pm on Oct 31, 2013 (gmt 0)
I had some success promoting someone for strategic reasons with a very common name, utilising YouTube which in itself attracted a lot of attention. All other sites with their name surfaced, attributable to that person as a consequence.
There may be some lessons out of that as part of how brand signals can play in. ie Google knows you saw a brand on YouTube , then assumes by your history and/or popularity a set of predictive results in the SERP's and of course populates Google suggest.