Google changes info command search operator, dropping useful links

The info search operator is the latest Google search feature to have changed, possibly for the worse.

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Google has confirmed with Search Engine Land that they have changed the way the info command, a search operator that gives you more details about a site, is displayed in search.

Previously, the info operator would give searchers the snippet plus additional links to find more operators that show links to the site, the Google cache link, similar sites to that site and more. But that whole section has been removed, and now Google is showing just the snippet.

Here is the before shot from a couple of years ago:

Info Google Command 1420463906

Now what I see is only the snippet:

Google Info Command Blank 1509708933 E1510168061986

Google told us this is the new changed behavior for the command.

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Barry Schwartz
Barry Schwartz is a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land and a member of the programming team for SMX events. He owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on Twitter here.

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