Msg#: 13333 posted 2:12 pm on May 21, 2003 (gmt 0)
Good point, it would make sense for search engines to employ people to spam. The output wouldn't even need to end up in the public index.
I assume that part of the reason for Google's occasional click tracking is to find how far users have to dig through the results to find what they're looking for. That would produce nice comparisons over time.