Our earlier post about Google+ search covered some of the basic features available during that time. Since then couple of new features were added and we’re going to cover them here.
First one is searching for public hangouts and the second we think very powerful called location search where you can filter your searches by a zip code or city (similar to google places).
Location search (a.k.a. local search if you use your city or zipcode) filters results based on users who added location to their posts from their mobile or desktop.
Searching for public hangouts
Search as you would normally do on Google+ by typing in a keyword and press enter. When the search results show up you’ll find a drop down (as shown in image above) and select the Hangouts option, that’s it.
The results will be filtered for public hangouts for that particular keyword. (Note: People who created public hangouts must have named their hangouts with your keyword in it)
Location search/Local search with city or zipcode
Search as you would normally do on Google+ by typing in a keyword and press enter. When the search results show up you’ll find a drop down (as shown in image above) and click From Everywhere option.
It’ll turn into a text box. Type in a city (for e.g seattle) or a zipcode (for e.g. 98101) and press enter.
Google+ will filter search results for the location seattle (refer image) and shows locations as google maps along with address. Clicking on the map takes directly to Google maps, cool huh!
This is a cool and powerful nifty feature that allows to find local posts, people, hangouts, etc that matter most to you and improve your local network or business (by passing in your local city name or zip code).
Google+ initially started out without a search feature and now it’s a whole new story. You can pretty much find anything from people search to search by hashtags to search for posts / sparks / activities, etc.
We think search feature on the network has transformed into one of the popular and most used feature. Great job G+ team!