The latest buzz in the blogosphere is the question on whether GMail will be getting offline. The news first appeared in a Hindustan Times article on September 13th. Some of the interesting bits of the article include:

Back in July, Dave Naylor had some images of Gatineau. Now, two months later, Web Analytics Demystified has official images of screenshots of Microsoft Gatineau.

In Blognation, in an article called "First Look at Microsoft’s Free Web Analytics Tool ‘Gatineau’ (With Slides)", Robin described the aims of Gatineau as:

  • Out-of-the-box demographic segmentation
  • Integrated view of marketing campaign effectiveness
  • Integration of conversion value data

The ever-useful and helpful Yahoo Search marketing Blog has a post called “Six Tips for Building Curiosity and Influence Into Your Search Campaigns”, where guest writer, Gerry Bavaro, VP of client services at the search marketing firm Didit, 'offers tips on how to pique people’s curiosity and channel it for more influential marketing'.

In a thread in Webmaster World, MatthewHSE has a forum called, "Help Improve Search for Everyone" – New Google SERPs Message.

MatthewHSE wrote -

"Microsoft Live Search 2.0 get its public day in the sun on September 26”, reports Mary "An unblinking eye on Microsoft" Jo Foley.

“I’ve gotten a few tips about Live Search enhancements upon which Microsoft has been laboring — some of which might be discussed or shown at the upcoming Searchification event. Tipsters have said to watch for:

  • New personalization capabilities integrated into Live Search

In the beginning of July, we reported the $625 Million purchase of Postini by Google. Now, the official Google blog announces that now "Postini" has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Google."

goog postini Postini Officially Becomes A Google Subsidiary

Google launched an Australian election website, in anticipation of the country's elections. The official google blog says that,

"Australian voters can have an intimate look at the parties, candidates and election issues, all in one Google location. These services, spanning Search, Maps, News, video, Earth, Trends, and iGoogle, enable voters to organize, find and share Australian election information more easily than ever."

The official Google Lat long Blog announces the new version of Google Moon. In their own words, this one "fully eclipses its predecessor".

"This update brings higher-resolution map imagery, text search, and photos and stories from every Apollo landing. We even included Street View-style Panoramas of the moon's surface, taken by the Apollo astronauts … something you won't see anywhere else. And last but certainly not least, we tossed in scientific charts that are good enough for actual mission planning and science classrooms alike. Check out the about page for more info on all of these features."

AdWords Help Center has good news for all Google AdWords mobile users. Free keywords, "text ads are eligible to appear on Google Mobile Search pages, they will run for free through November 18, 2007. "

In Matt's official blog, an article called 'Useful Google feature: better date search' has reference to 'Easy Way to Find Recent Web Pages' where Ionut Alex Chitu talks about date-based searching.

Anyway, about Matt's post, he says:

"The shortest time frame used to be something like three months; now you can look for things that are less than 24 hours old. What GoogleOS noticed is that the advanced date search affects a url parameter called “as_qdr” and Chitu figured out some of the possible values: