Hmmm…Geek News has a very “open kimono” response to Google on the AutoLink function, raising all of the issues we have had on the back of our minds. [here]
The one about compensation for clicks that drive traffic to Google sites is a good one; like AdSense in reverse.
Maybe it’s time for a few key sites to block the GoogleBot. I wonder what would happen if large sites that are already well-known just stopped allowing Google to index them….
Just a thought…