Google Drops Search Web Option In Gmail

Seems Google has silently dropped the search the web option in Gmail and I am wondering if that could be the reason it has been so buggy today.

Everyone I have spoken to about their Gmail connection today has told me it has been on and off all day. Then I see the Web Search button is gone.

Guys I know you are trying to cut back but why even bother. I use it a little but was that link causing that much in hosting?

Or do you just plan to spam me with what you think I might like. Got to love those spam recipes I see occasionally at the top.

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Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.