You can search through Google People and Pages now to find all sorts of topics and people you might be interested in following. Going to the Grand Canyon? Search Grand Canyon in Google Pages and watch publicly shared video’s from others. You never know who you might follow.
Google has added three search features. Personal results lets people search and find information about themselves, such as Google+ photos and posts, both those that belong to the person and those shared with others viewable on results pages. Profiles in Search, both in auto-complete and results, enables users to find people they’re close to or might be interested in following. People and Pages aims to help searchers find people’s profiles and Google+ can find pages related to a specific topic or area of interest, and enable searchers to follow them with just a few clicks.
These social search integrations, which Google is calling “search plus your world”, can be toggled on and off by using the ‘person’ and ‘world’ icons in the top right corner of search results. It’s so easy it takes just one click to disable or enable the new features.
Now it’s easy to find People and Pages via Google search. Just typing the first few letters of the person’s name brings up a personalized profile prediction in autocomplete. Selecting a predicted profile takes you to the results …
Learn more at www.google.com It’s now easier than ever to discover and connect with other people who share your interests right on Google. Find people and pages related to your search.
ZDNet (blog) Google Personal Results, Profiles, People and Pages In Search CrazyEngineers VoiCE
What I find kind of cool is that when I’m logged into Google and search people by name, I can see if they are sharing anything in Google+ publicly and if I like it, I can add them to my circles right there.
This is done via the Profile in Search feature. This feature searches the particular name throughout the web and comes up with suggestions as you type in the first few letters of the person you want to search. This will then look up in Google+ and other relevant pages for information.
Now the feature also allows you to connect to the person instantly using the Google Instant. That also means if you are signed into Google+ you can always add the person to your circle directly from the search result page.