Tumblr Search #Losing
During the last 12 months, we’ve received a number of emails regarding Headline’s search box. Many users are experiencing an issue where searching for a known keyword, one that obviously exists on the Tumblr blog, returns 0 results. As far as we know, this is a known issue at Tumblr, and not directly related to any theme code, but rather a result of Tumblr search indexing lag.
As Tumblr continues to grow (explosively), the search indexing issue seems to be growing with it. Search also seems to be relatively low on the priority list (it’s been a known issue for quite some time), as Tumblr focuses its efforts on maintaining system uptime, rather than improving indexing. After all, at least the system is telling you there are 0 results, instead of showing you this all day long.
If you’ve got the zero result blues, we recommend voicing your concerns on Tumblr’s Get Satisfaction page to let them know search is important to you. If enough people speak up, maybe they’ll start to listen.