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Market Samurai Software

  1. Ritsos profile image44
    Ritsosposted 6 years ago

    I think it was RyanK that mentioned this initially and I;ve finally got round to downloading the 12 day free trial and have watched the first 5 intro videos which look really good.

    I wondered if anyone uses this for keyword research ... I rarely pay for software preferring whatever is free but this does look exceptionally good so it would be great to have any feedback, good or bad on it.


    1. transinata profile image71
      transinataposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      this software is awesome...
      traditional google adwords does the keyword research but not as complete as market samurai. It can grab the competitor backlinks, percentage the chance of winning and more.
      must have....


    2. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I would thoroughly recommmend using Market Samurai - it really is a fantastic tool that you will get a lot of use out of.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I tried the one-month trial but didn't sign up for the program after that.  I learned a lot from the trial but I'm not creating hundreds of websites so I don't really need it on an ongoing basis.  Plus I don't have the patience to learn it all!

  2. Will Apse profile image93
    Will Apseposted 6 years ago

    Putting your brain to work is the best option.

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Will, you are using your brain if you buy Market Samurai. It is a fantastic tool.

    2. frogdropping profile image86
      frogdroppingposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Exact matches – all searches local to USA – global searches are higher

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      Don't advise others to use their brain Will, when it's certainly not that alone that dug the above up for you.

      Successful online marketing is nothing to do with guess work and everything to do with market research. Whether an individual chooses to use free software or not, they'd be a fool not to at least research the market (if they're looking to earn an income online).

      Yes - quality content etc etc is a part of the whole, but writing alone is not enough. You know that, I know that, and whenever anyone like the OP asks an honest question, at least do the right thing and give him or her the right to make an informed decision.

      Keyword research is exactly that. No one ever claimed to provide the rest.

  3. brandonhart100 profile image84
    brandonhart100posted 6 years ago

    I've tried it and like it... however, I still prefer the simple Adword Keyword tool - it works the best for me.

  4. recommend1 profile image72
    recommend1posted 6 years ago

    Market Samurai had the edge pre-Panda - and I guess it will evolve itself around the Panda.

    Buy it.

  5. Ritsos profile image44
    Ritsosposted 6 years ago

    I am a little put off (put out!) however as the software is different to the ones in the video tutorials .. there is no filter refresh button .. also, following their process, they end up with a few good quality keywords ... I'm usually getting 1 keyword .. occasionally 2 ... I guess I'm doing something wrong but it would be nice not to have to spend ages trying to work it out .... maybe a download guide would be good sad

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Use it in conjunction with Google Insights - http://www.google.com/insights/
      Yes they keep having to change things at MS because of the changes Google keeps making, but it is still a great tool, not only for keyword research, but for competition research and even checking if your own hubs or sites are optimized. You can put any of your own urls into the competition page and see how many backlinks you have, and if your on-page optimization is working well, as well as see exactly what you have to do to beat the competition.
      I only recently discovered that all my pages had become UN-optimized due to changes HP made to the site, and have been slowly working through ALL my hubs making the necessary changes to optimize them again. I am seeing results too. MS to the rescue once again!

      1. Will Apse profile image93
        Will Apseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Does it tell you if your page is interesting, readable and likely to hold someones attention for a few minutes?

        Is there an check list of that long list of things Google is looking for- like originality, research worthwhile analysis etc etc?

        1. IzzyM profile image89
          IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          The google bots can't tell that either, that is up to you, the writer, to write good, original content.
          Analytics gives great feedback on those things - things like bounce rate, time spent on page etc.

          Will, there is a lot more to writing online than simply writing good and original content, as well you know.

          If you don't know by now, then you are not terribly interested in making money online, or getting a reasonable readership.

        2. recommend1 profile image72
          recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I have followed you reasoning and the same from others, occasionally half-agreeing with your position.

          I now think that there are two distinct issues, the first is as you say about quality, content, etc., and all these things are true and are what it is about at centre, however, great stuff is nothing without visitors to look at it and that is where the SEO side cannot be denied.  I have a site that is made and went online that is full of totally original well-written and interesting stuff that I want to start selling and promoting after July 1st.  It gets around 3 visitors per hour from affiliated articles but when I put up a single test backlink to a backlink factory source visitors quadrupled for around 3 weeks.

          I don't expect anything to happen until I get promoting and linking - the content itself does not generate traffic.

      2. Ritsos profile image44
        Ritsosposted 6 years agoin reply to this
        1. IzzyM profile image89
          IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this
          1. Ritsos profile image44
            Ritsosposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            thanks .. tired now . will look into that .... have already identified half a dozen subjects using market samurai so will try to write those soon and see what happens .... could be interesting

            1. IzzyM profile image89
              IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Remember your on-page SEO as you write them. Honestly, the difference this makes, even without backlinking, is incredible.

        2. BRIAN SLATER profile image87
          BRIAN SLATERposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Totally agree with you Izzy. I have had Market Samurai for the past 8 months, best money spent. Paid for its self almost immediately. If you want low competition kw's that stand a chance of ranking it's a must have.

  6. Happy Human profile image66
    Happy Humanposted 6 years ago

    Hi Izzy,

    I just downloaded the free trial of Market Samurai through your seo blog so you should get the commission when I purchase it because it looks pretty exciting - but I do have a quick question.

    How are you using it to analyze each hub?

    I realize that is how you found out that the description is no longer listed - I've seen that too when analyzing pages and now have to update each Hub summary but is there anything else in particular you look for to help optimize each hub?


    1. Papajon profile image87
      Papajonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I use it all the time. It really speeds up keyword research but it is also a great way of keeping track of where your keywords are ranking in the SERPs.
      I know you can do everything that Market Samurai can do using free tools but I still found it worth every penny in terms of the time it has saved me.