tedster - 6:06 am on Jul 6, 2010 (gmt 0)
This topic gets kick around a lot, here and elsewhere. If Google attracts the Adwords clicks via the layout itself, that's what works - and that's what they've been doing, clearly, by moving the ads in from the far right, by making the top position ads look almost like organic results, and moves like that
If they intentionally undermine the quality of organic results it might work over short term, but long term it would kill them. I'm certain they know that - they are a very savvy organization and the history of search since 1993 shows it loud and clear.