Google has confirmed a bug that prevents some searchers from using Google search.
First reported in a Google Web Search Help thread just about two weeks ago, some users are unable to get any search results at Google.
The first report said:
In Firefox, old and new versions alike, trying to do a search on a results page while not being logged into a google account does nothing.
Tried hitting enter, nothing. Tried hitting the search button, nothing.
If Google isn't working, he said the "Internet is broken."
Googler, Hach, confirmed the bug a day later, saying:
This issue has been fixed but might take a while to roll-out to everyone. Please let me know if you continue to have problems searching on the results page.
As you know, we rely on the support of our amazing user community - thanks everyone for your help!
The issue is, many are still reporting that they cannot search using Google and Firefox. Technically, I am not sure what the issue is but maybe it isn't really fixed?
Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.