One of the things I’ve wanted to do is to “monitor” what is being said on Google Plus for things I’m interested in and my own brands. Without a Developer API yet available, it isn’t really possible unless you follow everyone and keep up with your G+ stream.
I did discover a way, however! It’s not perfect or automated, but at least it is a step forward. All of G+ is indexed, so if you use Google’s own “site operator” and then your search term, it limits your search and returns results. I’ve been able to narrow down some search terms and see some posts I had not seen before, so it is already a valuable tool for me.
Here’s how it works and some examples to boot:
*Search for G+ users talking about “favorite iPhone apps”*
Whether you are looking to find new people to follow in your hobby or industry, or want to monitor a search term or brand name, this search query will help!