McMohan - 6:01 pm on Jun 8, 2007 (gmt 0)
I think we are trying to read some mystery where there isn't one. I am surprised this thread has made the WebmasterWorld homepage.
As correctly pointed out by other members, "SITE:" isn't taken as an operator as in "site:" It just searches for "site" and the "domain name" mentioned together in the same order. If you put a space between SITE: and domain name, then it returns sites that have "SITE" and "domain name" mentioned anywhere on the webpage.