Charles Floate

Charles Floate first garnered attention from his controversial The God of SEO blog.

He published posts and guides that came from his experience of successfully ranking sites in organic search.

He created multiple sizeable black hat SEO case studies that shook the industry and showed how much a young talent could do.

He focused on growing his affiliate sites and working under his SEO A.I. Agency.

Charles has since published close to 500 blog posts across the SEO industry and provided help to tens of thousands of freelancers and businesses across the globe.

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Knowledge Bombs:

18:50 – How to get ranking on Page 1 (Search)

For Charles, it depends on several factors, but generally, it comes down to the following: links, content, authority, on-page, and technical mixture. According to Charles, it’s all about building to get there (number 1 page).

19:40 – When did you first start learning about SEO?

A few years after 2007-2008, Charles got into SEO. He started out when he was young, and by young, believe it or not, he was still 12 or 13 when he first learned about SEO. In this section, Charles took us back in time and shared how he got into SEO and what he did to learn and master it.

21:45 – Who taught you SEO?

In continuation with Charles’ story, he shared one of the ways he learned SEO, and that is through mentorship. His first mentor was Todd Foster (the CEO of Caseo.ca, one of Canada’s biggest agencies). In this section, he shares how he learned SEO from Todd and shared one of the biggest lessons he got from him!

23:50 – The God of SEO! – Blog explained by Charles

What started as a joke ultimately became one of the key resources that most young and aspiring SEO practitioners read today. In this particular session, Charles shared one of the biggest takeaways from the blog that he created, its history, and how it is received by people today.

31:35 – Charles’ Black Hat Stuff – Is he still doing it now?

If you guys didn’t know, Charles did some black hat stuff before! In this section, Charles talked about a lot of black hat stuff that he used to do that still works today, such as tier link building or creating backlinks for your backlinks, parasite SEO, and many more!

38:10 – Breaking down the Parasite SEO approach

According to Charles, one of the major factors used in parasite SEO is using press releases. This type of approach is one of the fastest ways to rank, and in this section, Charles explained the key ways to do this type of manipulation.

41:50 – Money Talk! – Charles’ secrets in money making, what to expect from his courses, etc.

One of the key sections from this show is when Charles talked about his courses and how it differs from other SEO courses that you can find online. He also talked about how he successfully makes money out of it and how you can do it.

46:00 – Charles’ most popular Course

Charles stated that there are two courses that he values the most when learning SEO. The first is the beginner one, SEO Side Hustle, which sold the most volume and sales. The other one is called the SEO Side Hustle 2.0, which he’s currently working on and might be his biggest upcoming project to date.

48:30 – Link Building Tips

As mentioned earlier, the first biggest tip from Charles is tier link building. Most people don’t do it or utilize it enough, but according to him, it’s one of the fastest ways to rank in search. The second one is negotiating guest posts. According to Charles, when you’re negotiating a sale of a guest post, you also have to negotiate a sale of an internal link to that guest post.

51:35 – Charles’ tips for you to become an SEO professional

For Charles, his biggest tip to learn SEO is to follow his eBook titled “Learn SEO the Right Way,” which is free. You just have to type in “Gumroad SEO” on Google search, and it’ll appear first (1st) on the first page.

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Topic Timestamps:

18:50 – How to get ranking on Page 1 (Search)
19:40 – When did you first start learning about SEO?
21:45 – Who taught you SEO?
23:50 – The God of SEO! – Blog explained by Charles
31:35 – Charles’ Black Hat Stuff – Is he still doing it now?
38:10 – Breaking down the Parasite SEO approach
41:50 – Money Talk! – Charles’ secrets in money making, what to expect from his courses, etc.
46:00 – Charles’ most popular Course
48:30 – Link Building Tips
51:35 – Charles’ tips for you to become an SEO professional

Ted Kubaitus shares his top SEO priority.

Schema has been part of my SEO strategy for the past three years.

Everything ted mention is everything I use, especially the sameas and mention schema.

Schema can increase CTR, but title tags can too.

Ross Hudgens shares How to Write SEO Title Tags That Rank

Be sure to watch the whole video for more examples from his ven diagram.

I love using questions, the year, and numbers.

Chris Palmer shares his Local SEO Link Building Tips 2022

Be sure to watch the full video as Chris goes over each tactic in detail.

And remember, his local SEO tips can be applied to non-local campaigns.

Loren Baker summaries How affiliate marketing and SEO can work together by Adam Riemer https://youtu.be/Y4qonAr0S5c?t=395

I love the idea of working with affiliates to fill SEO gaps.

In the world of enterprise software, I love the idea of incorporating a g2 or trustradius or software advice type of site into the strategy.

Without being biased, it would be hard to say the best or top software on your companies site.

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