Planet13 - 3:38 pm on Dec 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
Ahh... thanks for the clarification. When you had said "affiliate" I immediately thought of ecommerce.
But instead it looks more like a straight "exchange content for links" and I am assuming Site A monetizes their site via adwords or something along those lines?
No idea why Google has ranked this article... And it's a crappy article. I have two quality articles published on the same blog already and they don't rank.
Yeah, well, Welcome To Google SERPs 2011!
Your current articles that don't rank might be TOO helpful for visitors, or TOO well researched, or TOO articulate for google's tastes...
Wasn't there discussion in the google forum about the optimum grade level for content being 7th grade?