Google Is Investigating Broken Search Operators
Google is investigating possible issues with what appears to be broken search operators. Specifically issues with the related search command and also intitle and inurl commands. Danny from Google said he will investigate and try to find out what is going on.
Here is the related command issue, see [related:seroundtable.com]:
Danny Sullivan from Google said on Twitter “I don’t know why that’s not working for you. I’ll look at it later.”
It didn’t. I don’t know why that’s not working for you. I’ll look at it later.
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) October 29, 2019
Similar to the intitle and inurl commands:
I’ve been happily using this (and similar queries) for ~2 years. Zero results for the last 72 hours – with a lot of people emailing me saying the same. Do you also get zero results for this? pic.twitter.com/U5SvBvHmOy
— Glen Allsopp (@ViperChill) October 17, 2019
I’ll have to check on it.
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) October 30, 2019