Help! My site was blacklisted from Yahoo!

I had great rankings in Yahoo, but I got some "great" advise from another friend of mine who said that I should put some hidded text in my site.  Within a matter of a day, I lost my spot COMPLETELY in Yahoo.  I am not to be found even if you type my name in.  My question is, how long does it take to get back on Yahoo.  Am I gone forever or am I likely to come back in a week or so.  

Thanks in advance.
ltrain2015Asked:
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duzConnect With a Mentor Commented:
ltrain2015 -

>Am I gone forever or am I likely to come back in a week or so.

It depends on a lot of factors.

The best thing you can do is:

1. Remove the hidden text and any other of your friend's ideas.

2. Make sure that your site conforms to the Yahoo Search Technology Content Quality Guidelines http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/ysearch/basics/basics-18.html

3. Send an email to reportsearchspam@yahoo-inc.com with 'Reinclusion Request' as the subject.  Explain exactly what you did and why, apologise and say you are sorry. Tell them your site now conforms to their Quality Guidelines.

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humeniukConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You're not gone forever.  Once you remove the offending elements of your site, Yahoo should pick you up again.  It may take a little more than a week, so be patient.  To help pass the time, you can smack your 'friend' around a little bit and/or take a look at Yahoo's Quality Guidelines - http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/ysearch/deletions/deletions-05.html.

And if you're looking for a way to improve your search engine listings, take a look at this excellent SEO (search engine optimization) tutorial - www.seo-guy.com/tutorial.html.
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