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3 days later, my rankings plummeted in serps. Site not even ranking #1 for it's unique name. Is that a coincidence?
Has anyone else experienced this? Everyone says YPN and search are two different entities, but could YPN be using these site submissions as a way of banning sites from the serps?
That is NOT fair. If the editors are not going to do an objective analysis of the site, they have no business evaluating them. The guidelines say that excessive use of affiliate links without substantial content is unwanted. That is fine. But to see a single page with a single affiliate link and penalize the site without evaluating the rest of the content, is very narrow minded.
I would like to think Yahoo has more intelligent, open minded people working for them than that, so I am willing to accept the very slight chance that there is a technical glitch and that my site will reappear in a few days. Incidentally, it does not appear to be a complete ban given that all interior pages are still indexed. This could all be a series of coincidences so time will tell.