---- Google paranoia - who has actually been banned
shawn - 12:25 am on Sep 21, 2003 (gmt 0)
My brother's website that I help out with on occasion is banned. The site is a pretty straightforward post-nuke hobby site, but he just so happened to have picked an expired domain. He's gotten a couple new links but the site still is white-bar after 4-5 months.
Having a PR of zero(white bar) does not mean you were banned necessarily, could just be because it is a new site. I beleve if it were truly banned you would not see back links or a cache.
I had a clients site which had a white bar for about 2 months then it had a PR of 5...sometimes it just takes time for PR to show.