We feel that google will (and is) penalize long form sales pages with poor navigation. Long form pages have high bounce rates and bad navigation. They also lack many pages of content.
We feel google hates these, and we've recently had some issues ranking them. They rank, but its hard to get them to #1.
And lets face it -- the internet will get more social soon, with facebook "like" buttons and so forth... and most people do not LOVE sales pages.
Therefore, our new goal is to create super high quality authoritative sites to rank for #1. These sites will promote our products exclusively and rigorously one each page of content and after each article.
Here is a map of our site design. Can you guys critique it? All the boxed terms would rank. We'd build backlinks to all of them.