brinked - 9:47 pm on Dec 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
PCInk, Like I mentioned above, I would not make click backs a major ranking factor. It would be very useful in severe cases. For example if a site ranks #1 for widgets and 95% of the clicks result in a click back and the 2nd result only gets 20% clickback, this can raise a flag to google to perhaps do a manual review.
This would be very useful for lets say a medical website ranking high for widgets because of a backlink to it containing the word "widgets" in it. I am trying to preach not putting too much value in any one ranking factor like what is being done with links. It would not be cut and dry and would be part of a much more complicated system like for example if a site ranks #1 for widgets, doesnt has a lot of questionable backlinks, doesnt have much unique content AND has a click back rate over 95%.