TheOptimizationIdiot - 3:17 pm on Apr 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
You own view but other notice huge adwords payer on top 10 always and notice that Google make much more money after Panda.
Huge AdWords payers are also likely huge SEO payers.
There's no direct "cause" of pays for AdWords = "effect" ranks higher proven at all. There's definitely a "has more money than you" (cause) = (effect) more AdWords ads and better SEO than others. Beyond that, it's all just guessing as far as everything I've seen goes.