Google Info Command Is Now Dead

Mar 28, 2019 • 7:56 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Magic Cube

As expected, Google's info command no longer works. It stopped working yesterday afternoon. So now if you try to do the special search operator, you will just get search results from that site and nothing special.

Here is a screen shot:

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Glenn Gabe noticed it went away at 1:45pm eastern time yesterday and posted about it on Twitter.

Now you can no longer get the Google selected canonical for URLs outside of your domain name space. You can however see if a URL in your property is a Google selected canonical for a domain name outside of that property. To be specific you are limited to using the Google URL inspection tool for URLS you have verified in your properties. If those URLS are canonicalized to URLs outside your properties, you will see that. But not the other way around.

For example, I have the http of this site verified and it shows that the Google selected canonical for an http URL on this site is the HTTPS version, which is a different property:

Canonical Outside Domain

Goodbye info command!

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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