gsmitchell - 8:02 pm on Jan 3, 2003 (gmt 0)
Google would have to be crazy to implement a pay for search model! I'm sure most of us agree that G! has the best SERP but let's not forget that we are power users here. The average person would thinks it's ridiculous having to pay for results and would go to Y! or MSN or someone else. Let's just say that the average user paid for search for a month and compared the results with MSN! Do you really think that if the results are somewhat similar (5 or 10 out of 20 that the average user is going to continue paying? All the average user wants is results and if he/she can get them from a free search engine, they are going to!