That is right, if you want a PageRank 7 link directly form Google.com, all you need to do is buy a Google Mini Search Appliance for $1,995 per year (or $166 per month) and you can get a link on this page.
Should Google slap on a nofollow tag on those links? Personally, I don't think they have to. But I think Matt would think otherwise.
Not to point anyone specifically out, but it seems like some SEO companies are already savvy to this:
Sacrificial lamb gets the link, thanks Neutralize!
I am not the first to point this out, Andy reported this way back in June of this year.
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