Be Kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. (someone)
They always had this problem. Solution is here: you have to create new search engine. Here is how to make it:https://support.google.com/customsearch/answer/2630963?hl=en&ref_topic=2568895
The above solution doesn't seem to have anything to do with Blogger search box (ie the box on my blog that enables readers to search for a particular word or label), just with google generally. My search box on my Blogger blog isn't working. I tried resetting it by going to the layout and unclicking, then clicking and saving the box for the search widget, but that didn't fix the problem.
Jean, the blogger search bar seems to be broken for now. Until it is fixed, create your own search bar. There is no user fix, it is a problem that Google will have to solve.
Thanks Michelle. Creating my own search bar is 'way beyond my skill level, so I'll just remove the search bar from my template so readers aren't frustrated by it.
Jean and Michelle, thanks for the help. I'm going to delete my search bar too.
Google doesn't give a flying f _ _ k about Blogger or any problems anyone is having with it. The days when Google "did no evil" are long gone and the company is now simply about extracting information from your gmail, Google+, Blogger activity, etc. to push ads at you. Google Notebooks, Reader, iGoogle, etc. all gone, Blogger issues never fixed, etc.
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