Google no longer accepts the
+ operator. If I attempt to use the
+ operator, I get the following message:
The + operator has been replaced.
To search for an exact word or phrase, use double quotation marks: <query>
Why has Google replaced the
+ operator, now requiring double quotes to search for an exact word or phrase instead?
Related, but not a duplicate: Forced words in Google search query are being ignored, plus no longer working as explicit inclusion
Edit: Google now silently ignores the
+, producing results that are no different than without the
+. A warning is no longer issued.