ezinearticles.com has alexa 255 and compete 129, now that's impressive!
Especially considering they do pretty much um.. nothing. Just let you submit articles and "sortof" review them. When you come to think about it - that's probably the best business model there is only!
And there are thousands of other sites having absolutely the same articles. So what do you say? Persistent growth over long enough period of time beats the competition in google serps
I wonder what's their cpm