fathom - 5:27 am on Feb 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
By the way, if you guys think that idea is good/bad, wait till you hear my next!
I am going to start charging people for me to read their emails! wink
(i am not sure what I have been drinking)
Be sure not to response to anyone asking for a link removal with a fee request as Google sees (has stated) that is ill will and now has reason to take action against your domain and drop your nice green bar to white bar... OMG! :)
You can grandfather existing links to be removed for free and make it policy to charge anyone in the future and it is then up to them to accept a known risk... I'm sure Google would see that as good will...
But the former is as good as the Bidding Domains that got banned, and the article submission sites that got PANDAized and the link schemes (just before PENGUIN) that also got banned.
In your opening post you hinted at your flaw... PAGERANK!
Your value seems to be tied to PageRank and that wasn't your creation so if your model has anything to do with Google's PageRank... it had better not violate Google's TOS.