Re-examining Examiner.com

A follow up to my Dec. 21 post about Examiner.com's success at SEO, ranking high in Google searches and ballooning traffic: It seems the site has been at least temporarily banned from Google News.

Hat tip to Examiner.com contributor Elizabeth Kelly for making me aware of that news.

I'm not sure what rules infraction got the site bumped from Google News, but I still believe traditional news media sites could learn something from watching it, particularly its ability to rank high in organic search results.