I did discovered several websites that are getting millions of traffic every month and never rely on google system.
One of such site is - How Life Works
The site is heavily into affiliate marketing using CONTENT and PAID promotions.
You will see how they make each content valuable and make it a pre-selling content at same time.
I've been sharing my experience using this model for some time now. I even wrote about it in WarRoom.
Visit the site and share your thoughts here.
Though Content Marketing is not knew in any way but with what I've been seeing lately I strongly believe is the NEXT BIG THING again.