Check another “to do” off of Google’s list — you can now see some “verified” profiles in Google+.
This has been an issue since early on; tons of profiles with famous names (try searching for Taylor Swift), but only one (if any) was the real person. Now that’s been resolved. When you find her real profile, you’ll see a gray checkmark next to her name, which reveals the words “verified name” when you hover over it.
Here’s how it works:
For now, you can’t request that Google verify your profile; they’re simply looking for celebrities and public figures, and those with thousands of people following them, and verifying their identities.