Google: We Did Not Remove The Link Command/Operator

Feb 12, 2016 • 7:52 am | comments (10) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Last night, Bill Hartzer spotted that the link operator, i.e. [] no longer returns results. Well, he is right, for some domains but for others, it does seem to work.

But for sites like [] it does work:

In short, it works for,,,, and many others. It does not work for,, and many others.

Google did remove the link operator details from their search operators help page a couple weeks ago.

But Google's Gary Illyes said on Twitter this morning that the link operator has not been removed:

I did email press at Google yesterday but have not heard back on the long answer, when I do, I'll share those details at Search Engine Land.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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