Having played with Google Plus and Circles, one of the features missing is good search function.    You can search for people to follow by name, but that’s about it.

The missing feature is even more surprising given that this is “Google” we’re talking about.   If anyone can do search properly, it’s them!

Did you know however, you can use the standard www.google.com search engine to search through user profiles?

You can use the “site:plus.google.com” operator to return search results from user profiles.

For example – to find profiles of people who’ve lived/are living in Halifax Nova Scotia:



You could even set up a Google alert based on the search to email you when someone nearby signs up for Google+

It’s not just location you can search for – it could be people with similar interest too.


Get searching!