I have been using BANS since some time now and it does seem that Google does not like BANS. All my BANS site start with page 1 and 2 on Google and then slowly disappear. There are many people who have had success with BANS. The problem is adding content. There is no proper way to add articles, images etc. and all this becomes quiet hectic. While there are other better options like phpbay, there is a simple and free way to add eBay listings to your site. All you have to do is install wordpress and write articles as you normally do on your blog. To have ebay listings, simply use the EPN rss feed generator. Now use the link generated and burn it using feedburner. In feedburner, goto publicize >> Buzzboost and republish your feed as HTML. Use product images and headline of your choice and simply use the code generated on your new WP page. You have dynamic listings on your blog completely free of cost. Submitting this rss link to rss directories can be a good idea (not sure if this will help much though). So stop spending money on BANS and use this technique to have your own eBay store FREE of cost.