I recently had a site banned by Y. Unlike many upset people that write in these pages, I can have no complaint as I was probably breaching about 3 of their rules. There was an element of IP cloaking and a couple of other no-nos.
I'm interested in hearing opinions however on what might trigger a manual inspection at Y. The site was originally set up cleanly - no rule-breaking whatsoever, and in fact is included in the Y directory.
Clearly, the number 1 reason why I might have been banned is that someone reported me. Apart from that, what other reasons might there be? What, in your opinions, might trigger a manual inspection?
Too many pages? (this site was pretty big, but I have bigger) Being in the directory means you get revisited by the editors periodically? Random checks?
Well, I highly doubt it would have been random, but there could have been factors that caused a review that have nothing to do with a spam report. Search engines look at a lot of things when they index a site and perhaps if too many "flags" are raised, it triggers a manual review.