New Search Content, New Search Terms!
With a new set of data to present in its search results, Google has also been developing new tools that enable users to browse the web for specific comments. One of these is the "commenter name" search term, which when used alongside someone's name will display all comments that they have made.
Naturally this will only work with the correct spelling of the person's name. With Facebook comments this should be easy, but will open up the minefield of multiple people having the same name. Meanwhile on services such as Discus where a username can be employed, spelling of this handle must be accurate or else the wrong (or no) information will be returned in the search engine results page.
Syntax for the search on commenter name is as follows:
commenter name: [COMMENTER_NAME]
So to search for comments left by "Eric Smith" you would enter the following into the Google search page:
commenter name: eric smith
The results of the search may be limited at first; Google isn't expected to be performing much retro-indexing, rather beginning the project with comments that are yet to be posted...