I have read in many places that one should use Google Webmaster preferably to the
site: search operator. However, I would like to know where the
site: operator gets its information from?
Here is my situation. I have imported a new blog on Blogger and tried to have the pages added to the index. The problem is that Google Webmaster's index status is updated once per week —too slow for me. Right now, it says no pages have been added to the index yet.
But, when I search
site:trovare-parole.blogspot.com, it returns plenty of links.
So does it mean Google has indexed some of my pages yet (and the index status is late) or not? How should I interpret the result of a site search?