Google’s Search Relations team discussed the limited functionality of the “site:” operator on a recent podcast episode. However, the team emphasized that Google Search Console offers far more in-depth indexing data while the operator provides a high-level overview. Limitations Of ‘Site:’ OperatorThe “site:” operator, which allows you to search for pages on a specific website, doesn’t provide a comprehensive list of indexed pages. Use Cases For ‘Site:’ OperatorWhile the “site:” operator may not serve as an all-encompassing indexing check, the team highlighted several useful purposes for the tool. Google Search Console is far superior to the “site:” operator for correctly diagnosing and remedying indexing issues.