Allow bloggers a wider choice of publishers - 5 is not enough
Getting 5 publishers to choose from is not enough. I am looking for a good fit and a healthy, well indexed site in Google for my professionally written, well researched posts. All too often, I get to choose from publishers with interior category pages with PR0 (gray bar) and not indexed. This is a strong indicator that Google has taken action on the publisher's site. Yet, with only 5 publishers to choose from, the chances of finding a good publisher is remote.
Either provide more publishers to choose from or provide bloggers with better publisher filters that report suspicious Google conditions:
PR of category pages
Category pages indexed in Google
Number of "hops" to blog page
MajesticSEO.com Trust and Citation flow
Average outbound links per page
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Andrei Dinu commented
PR0 (gray bar) does not necessary mean that Google penalized the categories.
On my blog for example I added noindex, follow tags for categories to avoid these pages getting included in Google Index. They must be followed but not indexed.
On category pages there's usually duplicate content only as they contain snippets of text from already published posts.