Understanding the Limitations of Google's 'Site:' Operator

Jun 26 · 2 min read

Article summary:

Google's Search Relations team recently discussed the limited functionality of the “site:” operator on a podcast episode. The team emphasized that Google Search Console offers far more in-depth indexing data while the operator provides a high-level overview. The “site:” operator can be leveraged to monitor for unwanted keywords or content, find localized versions of pages or checking image indexing. However, it should not be relied upon alone for full indexing insights.

Key points:

Limitations of 'Site:' Operator: Use Cases for 'Site:' Operator:


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