Your kingdom has just won a KVK and level 1 gold has emerged. The fastest way to gather level 1 gold is to use the fastest troop types we have available which are T1 Chariots. Whilst the troop load is smaller than ranged and infantry, your objective should be to bring in the gold as fast as possible. At 10 gold per tile, your troops spend much more time travelling to and from the tile than on the tile itself. Save your high tier troops for higher level gold tiles to maximise troop load and therefore minimising the troops you have out on a tile.
Whilst many of our readers may not see this as much of a tip but it amazes me the amount of people I see gathering with slow marching troops, even T4 troops in some cases. The time it takes some of these players to bring in 1-2 tiles, using the faster troop type you are able to bring in twice, even triple the amount of gold than you would using other troop types.
As simple as this tip is, I do hope for those of you not currently utilising the chariots that you are now able to gather with speed and maximise your gold intake.