I am new here and I am just starting to learn SEO. I came accress a problem I'm not really sure what to do with and was wondering if you guys could help me.
Some time ago I created a website which is a photograhy portfolio and a blog. The web address consists of a word that I created for the purporse of that website. Haven't seen it anywhere on the interent before registering my domain. Couple of months ago a preson from USA (I live in UK) registered a name similar to mine but just added "photography" at the end (even the logo looks similar to mine but that's another matter). Effects of that on search results are not very good as you can imagine. When I search for my website name I get all sort of mixed content from both mine and this persons website.
My question is what can I do to improve my rankings in google? I am not aware of any way to force that person not to use the same name thus want to improve google rankings. All help would be appreciated.