Just launched a few days ago, the Google+ search engine is pretty slick. However, we wanted to see if we could get any insight into how it actually worked, so we ran some basic tests on it.
The bottom line was to be expected: the top results come from recent posts, from people in your circles, that have your search keywords in the body of their post. However, discovered a lot of little nuggets regarding keywords in comments, people in your circles leaving comments, and things of that nature.
Building a search system for a site as complex as Google+ had to be a chore, but now we know at least a little about how things get sorted.
Check out the full post here and let us know what you think.