tedster - 3:09 pm on Jul 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
You've described the issue very well. However, I still don't think submission would resolve it - because only a small fraction of sites would use it. Still, it does sound like a start. I've often wondered how the Google Search team sees this idea. It's certainly been floated a good bit over the years - can't be new to them.
Another issue here may well be the Chinese Wall between Adsense and Search. There are many good effects of not having much coordination between these two verticals at Google. We tend to think of Google as one thing, but the segmentation is quite strong.
For example, when the Search team first released Panda, the Adsense team was quite blind-sided. And as we've discussed here several times, they continued to recommend practices to site owners that Panda was set up to demote.