DavidJudge - 11:26 am on Nov 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
when I first looked at the thread and figured it was one of those 'no brainer, quit selling v*gra and you'll get back in'
lol, I really wouldn't touch that sort of site (not that there's anything wrong with that).
And, it's later ... Are you selling ads at all?
There are no ads on the site at all.
There is a twitter and a facebook feed.
There are the usual 'Social Links' to their other online properties and on the footer a few outbound links to sites that offer real value to the visitors of the site. These are 'follow' hypertext links and are legit trusted sites.
Is it possible that somebody entered a DMCA against the site because the content had been plagiarized?
This could be a possibility I guess, but there are only a few images on the site and they're pretty much stock photos I've seen on other sites.
I did paste a bunch of pages through my copyscape account and there were no references to external sites.
I had a good look and Google only remove if it has the trailing slash. Also they removed the site for a violation so as TheMadScientist mentioned it probably wouldn't matter.
I also had a good look on a popular backlinking service and it showed 32 referring domains, so it's not a massive number of links to potentially get banned. Every one of those sites are legit sites, although most of them are footer links to reference for their service.
There was also no message for un-natural backlink patterns.
The more I am looking at the information I have available to me it doesn't look like the site has been submitted for reconsideration.