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Old Mar 30, 05, 12:26 am
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Hi all

I was just thinking - wouldn't it be great if Google gave a point or points for every search you did. ie. they ran a points scheme like ebayanything points

I reckon I'd be a millionaire by now.

cheers Peter

ps The idea has merit - their advertising views would skyrocket
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Old Mar 30, 05, 2:06 am
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Originally Posted by ffhound
The idea has merit - their advertising views would skyrocket
it does indeed..
why dont you raise your idea with google... they probably know all about it already and figured they'd be loosing out in the end..
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Old Mar 30, 05, 2:07 am
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This sounds more like an Omni topic...

The main problem, is that people would abuse it a lot. A 'bot could do millions of searches, without a real person behind them. Google gets income from advertisers clicked in the link, so they would lose advertisers since the corresponding purchases would fall dramatically compared to click throughs.
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Old Mar 30, 05, 6:48 am
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Originally Posted by ffhound
Hi all

I was just thinking - wouldn't it be great if Google gave a point or points for every search you did. ie. they ran a points scheme like ebayanything points

I reckon I'd be a millionaire by now.

cheers Peter

ps The idea has merit - their advertising views would skyrocket
Maybe if they made it like 1 point for each time you visit an advertised link, but 100,000 points for a $5 cheque.

But even then, as below, robots would ruin it for all of us
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Old Mar 30, 05, 7:16 am
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I really dont see what this has to do with the "latest frequent flyer program buzz" so I'm going to close this here.

Regards,

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