Short story: I recently signed up to an affiliate site. Got an affiliate link and put a nice review of that product on my site. The affiliate link is in a php file redirect. A few minutes ago I got an email from the product owner. He claimed that I had outranked the company name with my affiliate link. (for example outranking pepsi.com for the word "pepsi" with a link like pepsi.com/aff1234). I don't know how this could happen. The aff link has 0 backlinks. I know this is great because I'm first but I will lose all my comissions for sure and a very good partner. Can somebody tell me how this could happen?