Shaddows - 2:08 pm on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
1) Awarding PR is not a market. You therefore can't abuse your market power.
2) Newspaper rev models are normally derived from circulation plus advertising. Advertising rev is derived from circulation, or impressions. Basing it on PR is not an established newspaper model. It IS the established model of Linksellers, which Google has been vocal about fighting since it's inception
3) Hubris, Google has in spades. Changing a fictional number that has little bearing on ranking is not an example of that.