Mr_N - 8:25 pm on Feb 17, 2005 (gmt 0)
When Microsoft tried this, there were a few scripts developed that could bust the link making abilities they were using. I can't see it taking terribly long for the same thing to happen with Google. Nonetheless, it's not the most sagely decision on Google's part to try this. Even large, corporate sites run by companies worth far more than Google probably don't like the idea of unwanted links showing up on their sites. I think the big boys, just as much as the little guy will be upset by this development.