When I first started my journey online it became quite clear that keywords played a big part of creating an online income. So at that time which was probably 5 or 6 years ago now I was looking for a keyword tool that did a little more than just keyword research. I came across Market Samurai. They had a free version even then so I downloaded it. I still use it to this day. Following is my Market Samurai Review.
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Market Samurai Site
Name: Market Samurai
Price: Free Trial
Full Version $149
Owners: Noble Samurai(internet marketing group)
CEO: Eugene Ware
Overall Ranking: 90/100
Benefits who: Newbie to Expert
Market Samurai Review – What Is Market Samurai?
Market Samurai is so much more than just a keyword research tool. This keyword tool was developed by the Noble Samurai Team which is a group of targeted internet marketers led by their CEO Eugene Ware.
To date Market Samurai has over 400,000 users.
Market Samurai consists of several modules which you have access to when you first download the software. They are as follows:
• Keyword Research
• SEO Competition
• Rank Tracker
• Find Content
• Publish Content
Keyword Research Module – to me this is the most important module in Market Samurai and it is the only one that is free. You need to have an adwords account(which is free) in order to use the keyword research module.
To use this module you simply enter your seed keyword and how long you wish the keyword phrase to be 1 to 10. The software will then generate your keywords. Your next step is to analyze the keywords that were generated. You can setup the parameters that you wish your keyword to fall into. For example if you only want keywords that bring back a certain number of searches and has a certain amount of competition you can find that out.
SEO Competition Module – this module I also find very helpful. You put in the keyword you are trying to rank for and it will bring back the top ten websites ranking for that keyword. It will give you information on certain parameters used in ranking such as keyword in title, keyword in url, etc. You can enter your own website and hopefully know what you need to work on.
Rank Tracker – This used to be part of the paid version of Market Samurai and for those who have owned the software for some time still have a scaled down version of Rank Tracker. This will track your keywords and give you your search engine rankings.
Domains – This module will help you find a domain with your keyword in it. Just enter your keywords and it will let you know what is available. If it is available you can then purchase the domain.
Monetization – This module will actually help you find products to promote. Enter your keywords and then select where you want to look like Clickbank, Amazon etc.
Find Content – This module will find articles that are related to your keyword. You can select where you want Market Samurai to look, such as Ezine Articles, Go-Articles, Wikipedia etc. You can also look at content at You-Tube, Yahoo Answers etc
Publish Content – This module will actually let you publish content to the web and your blog or site.
Promotion – This module will help you find backlinks.
When using Market Samurai to gather information I usually start with a seed keyword and then ask Market Samurai to find me more keywords. If however you have some keyword lists you can import them into the software and then analyze your list.
What Information Can You Gather?
• Number of people searching for that keyword
• How many clicks a site in #1 spot could get
• Number of webpages that mention the keyword phrase in the same order
• Number of webpages with the keyword in the title of the page
• Number of webpages that mention keyword in url
• Number of pages that contain the keyword in the anchor text of an external inbound link
As you can see Market Samurai can give you a lot of information. You can find out how much competition you will have if you use a particular keyword. It will show you what you need to do to beat the competition. It can give an estimate of how much traffic a keyword or keyword phrase will receive in the #1 spot. In all this software gives a lot.
Who Benefits From Market Samurai
Whether you are a newcomer(newbie) to internet marketing or an experienced marketer you will benefit from Market Samurai. If you are a newbie there will be a bit of a learning curve as you become familiar with not only the software but SEO and the associated terminology. Thankfully Market Samurai does offer training videos on each of the modules so it won’t be too long before you will be confidently searching for keywords.
Market Samurai – What I Like
Market Samurai offers a lot of information which helps tremendously when you are trying to rank your website. It is updated on a regular basis which makes the information relevant. I also like the fact that is a one time fee.
Market Samurai – What I Don’t Like
The one thing that is rather annoying about Market Samurai is that when collecting information it can be quite slow. This is understandable considering all the information it is collecting but it doesn’t make it any easier when you are waiting. You are best to grab a cup of coffee as you wait for the software to do its job. Also this software needs to be downloaded to your computer. It is not web based. Therefore you need the computer it is downloaded on in order to do any keyword research, domain research, rank tracking etc
Market Samurai – Overall Thoughts
I think Market Samurai is well worth the price they charge. Although full version is suppose to be $149.00 they do offer a deal. This happens when you download the trial version. After downloading the trial version the guys at Market Samurai Dojo will offer the software for the discounted price of $97.00. This gives you the full version of Market Samurai.
They offer a lot of video tutorials that help you quickly acclimate to using the software and they are constantly updating the software. If you cannot afford the full version you will still find the free keyword research version quite handy to have.