Google date search not showing all available results since Aug/2013?

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Google date search not showing all available results since Aug/2013? Niall Kearns Mills 10/4/13 4:38 PM
I was doing a date restricted search for Irish material on the European Central Bank (ECB) in the early part of April this year - trying to find a particular article form the Irish Examiner.

It turns out that while I can find this article using an plain vanilla search, or a search restricted *only* by country, and Google correctly shows it as April 5th 2013, it doesn't show up in a date restricted search - neither in a date range search nor in a 'last year' search.

Search URLs:

Ireland, no date restriction - returns result:
https://www.google.ie/search?q=ECB+%27looks+clueless%27+in+tackling+fragmentation&num=100&newwindow=1&safe=off&tbas=0&source=lnt&tbs=ctr:countryIE&cr=countryIE&sa=X&ei=TD1PUrLBI8SV0AWWkoHYBQ&ved=0CBUQpwUoAQ&biw=1280&bih=594&dpr=1

Ireland, date range Apr 1-10 2013 - doesn't return result:
https://www.google.ie/search?q=ECB+%27looks+clueless%27+in+tackling+fragmentation&num=100&cr=countryIE&newwindow=1&safe=off&tbas=0&biw=1280&bih=594&sa=X&ei=Vz1PUqieB4nPhAfxlYDICw&ved=0CB4QpwUoBg&source=lnt&tbs=ctr%3AcountryIE%2Ccdr%3A1%2Ccd_min%3A1%2F4%2F2013%2Ccd_max%3A10%2F4%2F2013&tbm=

Ireland, last year - doesn't return result:
https://www.google.ie/search?q=ECB+%27looks+clueless%27+in+tackling+fragmentation&num=100&cr=countryIE&newwindow=1&safe=off&tbas=0&tbs=ctr:countryIE,qdr:y&source=lnt&sa=X&ei=4z1PUvb5LtCRhQe0x4Bg&ved=0CB0QpwUoBQ&biw=1280&bih=594&dpr=1

This seems to be a wider issue, and recent, because I have a file of results for April produced using date restricted searches in May, and doing the same search now yields about half as many results (and with an overlap of only 15%!).

Is this a known issue? Is it regarded as an issue, and if so, is a fix planned?

Re: Google date search not showing all available results since Aug/2013? Niall Kearns Mills 10/9/13 6:30 AM
No answer to this one?
Re: Google date search not showing all available results since Aug/2013? mixalisaspr 10/10/13 1:03 AM
Hi Niall Kearns Mills,

I have reported this to Google. 

Even when filtering just past year results, with the exact title, Google doesn't bring it as result. There must be a problem with range tool.
Re: Google date search not showing all available results since Aug/2013? Niall Kearns Mills 10/10/13 4:49 AM
On Thursday, 10 October 2013 09:03:18 UTC+1, mixalisaspr  wrote:
Thanks for that!
Re: Google date search not showing all available results since Aug/2013? Niall Kearns Mills 10/26/13 4:25 PM
Still an issue, bumping!
Re: Google date search not showing all available results since Aug/2013? mixalisaspr 10/27/13 11:21 AM
Hey Niall Kearns Mills,

I have passed it to Community Managers and they to Google Search engineers.

I suppose there are issues with higher priority, that's why we don't have any answer yet, or they are working to resolve it. 
I will let you know when I have an update. 
Re: Google date search not showing all available results since Aug/2013? Niall Kearns Mills 11/1/13 11:25 AM
Thanks again - I know I'm being impatient, but it's a pressing issue for me!