However, the omission of the wildcard doesn’t always happen. Try enter “we’re the * in america” into Google.com, and the wildcard will be replaced by a bold “kids”. To see the glitch again, enter “we’re the * in *”, and the snippets will contain “We’re the In group” and similar, ignoring your wildcard.
If this new behavior is not a bug but a feature, then it would break many tools using the Google API, and it would also make many search approaches unusable.
Update: As Andreas notes, the Google API did not adopt this “feature” yet – wildcards still work here. You can see this by going to FindForward.com, which uses Google Web Services, and entering “god * america”... the phrase “God bless America” will be in the result snippets, and it will be bold.
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