I was just setting up a new IFTTT.com recipe and got this error: “search query is too long or complex”.
I did a bunch of poking around and discovered that my IFTTT->Twitter integration was disconnected.
1. Go to https://ifttt.com/twitter
2. Click “Reconnect Channel”
3. You will see the Twitter auth form. Enter your twitter credentials and click Authorize app.
Then when you go back to creating your recipe you will see this: