Resource My Take On SEO in 2016

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  1. CharlesFloate

    CharlesFloate Active Member

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    So I constantly get PMs on here about what I think about SEO right NOW..

    Sometime's it'll be about anchor text ratios, sometimes link building strategies and so on.. I try to reply to every message, as I feel a kind of duty-bound responsibility to do so, but I thought I'd make something that people can have a look at BEFORE messaging me - As it's not just Apex where I get asked these questions, and 5 times a day can be a bit overwhelming.

    So I've spent the past few weeks working on a really long video presentation explaining my thoughts on SEO right now, as well as for the rest of 2016 and beyond -


    I hope you enjoy this, and please, if you have any questions.. Drop them in this thread, my inbox is getting full.

    Regards
    - Charles
     
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  2. Cos01452

    Cos01452 Member

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    Nice one just wish I had the money for one of your courses
     
  3. Bender Bending Rodríguez

    Bender Bending Rodríguez Senior Member

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    I have a question. What's your opinion on hyped promotionalism on SEO forums in 2016?
     
  4. dzianis

    dzianis Moderator Staff Member

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    Please save your money. It's all free information re-packaged once again and put up for sale. You learn by spending time, not money.
     
  5. CharlesFloate

    CharlesFloate Active Member

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    I didn't realize you were a member, I don't remember seeing your name or username inside at all?

    I can give several examples in which you cannot find the info ANYWHERE for free in the SEO industry.
     
  6. CharlesFloate

    CharlesFloate Active Member

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    It depends what's inside the hype.. If it actually holds relevance, information that people don't know and such.. Then it benefits others.
     
  7. dzianis

    dzianis Moderator Staff Member

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    "Inside" you mean in your courses? :)) I'm definitely not inside there.

    But you're not the first person in the world who sells bizops, none of them contain any secret stuff that makes heavens rain money. Just pointed that out for @Cos01452 .
     
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  8. CharlesFloate

    CharlesFloate Active Member

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    I agree, maybe you should read the sales page for it ( http://affiliate.charlesfloate.co.uk ) I don't say it does.. I say it requires hard work and dedication, but you can build a solid business from it.
     
  9. Trevor

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    Information is a trade off - sure, you can get lots of things for free on the web but it can be worth paying to get everything in one place rather than spending hours trying to track it down which is where Charles' course helps a lot. Including information that's not readily available elsewhere and that would be difficult to search for because it's the chicken-and-egg problem that you'd have to know the solution was available before you could search for it. The Facebook group helps a lot as well - asking questions about the bits you didn't quite understand.

    Free info works but you have to be very selective about what you use otherwise you can easily end up with out of date info that sets you back rather than sends you forward - witness the number of places still listing sites like Squidoo or DocStoc in their resource lists or the sites still recommending that you buy YouTube views.

    Whichever route you choose it's only of value if you do something with it.
     
  10. Cuzzle

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    Charles, care to comment on this?
    http://www.warriorforum.com/search-...god-seo-charged-remanded-into-uk-custody.html

    good old Charles Floate has been arrested and charged with numerous offences relating to indecent images of children.

    The self-proclaimed "god of SEO" has always gotten on my tits. Aged 16, he was a prolific scammer on black hat world, and would scam people for as little as $5. Out of nowhere, he renamed to the whole "God of SEO" ego and effectively copy/pasted other peoples work and claimed it as his own.

    His most hilarious stunt was writing up a case study where he claimed to rank a site #1 for "Payday Loans". The real owner called him out on the BHW thread, and he deleted all of his posts. He has always been a liar, cheat and fraud.

    Over the past 2-years, the whole BHW community has thoroughly hated his guts.

    He was caught after DDOS'ing a government website 2-years ago or so. He uploaded the video to YouTube to take credit for the attacks. 3-4 months ago, the Police caught up with him and confiscated his PC/Laptop's. Earlier this week, they discovered the indecent images, charged him and remanded him into custody.
     
  11. CharlesFloate

    CharlesFloate Active Member

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    Care to reveal your identity and not use a fresh forum account, linking to a post from literally YEARS ago now? ^^

    I've already commented on it before.. Feel free to look up less-dated information.
     
  12. Cuzzle

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    Its a fresh account because I just found this forum, watched your video, looked at your course page and considered buying after some due diligence

    When started to search for your other vids and offers and found that link

    and just found this one, preying on fellow SEO'ers is NOT COOL
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...eruk-blackhat-world-assemble-war-looming.html

    Ya its old info, pretty hard to recover from. Sure Manson killed people in 1969, thats old info, hes still a killer.
     
  13. CharlesFloate

    CharlesFloate Active Member

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    "Ste Fishkin" is "Ste Hughes" - Who's been banned from BHW himself on 3 different accounts and runs the Twitter account "@godofseo" where even before I was arrested he said he was going to try and "run me into suicide"...

    What has any of what I was arrested (and not what I was CONVICTED of - Which I was convicted of 3 charges, and had 11 dropped, didn't get a prison term and was told by the judge I'd "significantly changed my life since being an egotistical teenager"... Also bear in mind I was charged 3 YEARS after any of these offences took place, when I was 15/16) got anything to do with my SEO ability? I've had over 200 people buy my course, and had 0 refunds/chargebacks in an industry which is renowned for them.

    Feel free to pass judgement, but comparing hacktivism to a mass murderer is rather extreme.

    P.S. Pretty sure I've made a significant recovery, considering I own the biggest SEO group on Facebook, got some of the most praised posts in 2016 so far and have been adding 25 email subs a day to my blog... As well as been making a considerable amount of money off my affiliate business.
     
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  14. Cuzzle

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    Then accept my apologies if what you say it true. I was seriously considering buying your course then saw all the 'scammer' reports. None of the links questioned your abilities, just your ethics and morals. If those have changed as you say then I wish you all the success. People can change. If mods want they can remove my comments.
     
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    emp Senior Member

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    I'd peak and review this, but for USD 499? Naaaah

    ::emp::
     
  16. sites

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    On a practical note, the course doesn't offer any refund, according to the site:

     
  17. CharlesFloate

    CharlesFloate Active Member

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    Zero percent means I've had no one chargeback either (on over 200 sales) and no one (so far) has requested a refund, even if we don't do em :) I did offer them on the pre-order, which had 127 sales and 0 requests.
     
  18. Trevor

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    Not everyone offers refunds - it's difficult to take knowledge back out of your head once you've received it.

    Pricing is well above the "just $7 solves all your problems for life" WSO style offers (which then often have what seems like a gazilion extra "must haves" before you finally get to the original product). Chances are if you add up what people spend on those over a period of time it's the same kind of money, just not all at once, and still lots of pieces missing from the jigsaw or - maybe worse - too many different directions to run in.

    The price is well below the "guru" level products where the upsell is often a boiler-room phone call for the $5,000 (or whatever) "personal" attention from the trainee who knows less than you do.

    Charles' course is well supported - the Facebook group is active and gets answers from Charles, the case studies are ongoing.

    No single course is right for everyone but of the (lots) I've seen (and promoted) this is well above average.
     
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    cardine Administrator Staff Member

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    In my opinion there is zero correlation between the price of an info product and its quality. That is mostly because 99% of info products are garbage to begin with, so it just depends whether you are paying a lot of money for garbage or a little money for garbage.

    With that being the case, with how much @CharlesFloate has (rightfully) railed on crappy products in the past and that he certainly knows a thing or two about SEO, I would not be surprised if his product is an exception. However I am not going to pass judgment on it one way or another besides saying that I think that we've talked enough about this product in this thread and if this thread continues I think it should be about our take on SEO in 2016.
     
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  20. CharlesFloate

    CharlesFloate Active Member

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    Thanks to both of you for your comments ^.^

    Let's change up to the tempo... Do links still work?
     
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