bsterz - 1:05 am on Jan 3, 2013 (gmt 0)
I think that I should clarify. I use clicks as a relevance test. If I don't think that readers would ever click the link or that there are no readers to click the link that the link has little value. I don't know how Google uses this or how they could, but I have a pretty good feeling that there is something to it.
However, I would never turn down or ask that a link on a relevant site be removed even if there was little to no traffic to click it as I do think that it helps in creating a link profile just not the immediate boost that everyone is looking for from links.