Today I want to share with you some helpful information about one great tool which I use for almost 20 months. It’s Market Samurai.
Because with Market Samurai you can:
1) Find Keywords for Your Blog or Website
2) Analyze Keywords
3) Find Perfect Domain Name for Your Site
4) Analyze Your Competition
5) Monitor Positions of Your keywords
6) Estimate Cost of Your AdWords Campaign
7) Find Affiliate Programs for Your Niche
Let’s find out some more details about each feature.
1. Find Keywords for Your Blog or Website
First of all – you should create a new project. It’s very simple – type your main keyword, title of your project, file name and language, click “Create” and it’s done.
Now you should go to “Keyword research” area. For best results you should connect Market Samurai with your Google AdWords account. Specify needed length of phrases, type some keywords into “Add Keywords” area, click “Add keywords” button and Generate Keywords.
In the example below MS generated 737 keywords for me.
Now go to the next step:
2. Analyze Keywords
After generating keywords you should analyze them. It’s also very simple 😉
In keyword research area you should mark (tick) interesting fields (organic, adwords, competition, commerciality), change match type and period, and click analyze Keywords.
I choose “exact” match type and period “monthly”. I also mark all of the fields…
Of course you can choose other setting – it depends on you.
Keyword analysis will take some time (2-10 minutes), so you can prepare a coffee…
Most important data for me are:
- amount of searches for the keyword
- SEOC (SEO competition) – total number of pages that mention a specific keyword term
- SEOTC (SEO Title competition) – total number of pages that mention a specific keyword term in title
- SEOUC (SEO URL competition) – total number of pages that mention a specific keyword term in URL
And of course you can order your keywords as you want.
If you are interested in this topic you can also read:
3. Find Perfect Domain Name for Your Site
Now it’s time to find proper domain name for your site. In “Domains” tab you should type some of your keywords.
Now you should choose needed TLDs (for this moment you can choose from: .com, .org, .net , .ca , .co.uk , .de , .eu , .in, .us, .org.uk , .me , .mobi , .tv , .info , .cc , .nu , .ws , .com.au, .co.nz, .me.uk, .biz)
You should also set prefixes and/or suffixes (it’s very important!)
I find a lot of my domains (org, net, biz and com) with that tool. For example this blog (NoPassiveIncome.com) and ProjectManagementBay.com (it’s not ready yet 🙁 ).
At this moment you can search only for new domain names.
4. Analyze Your Competition
Now you can check how strong your competition is. For chosen keyword (in SEO Competition button area) you can find top 10 pages (you can add your own URL too – chose “Add custom URL”).
For “Top Ten” results you can see:
- Page url
- Domain age
- Page Rank
- Index Count (how many pages is indexed from the whole domain)
- Amount of unique domains referring to the page
- Amount of unique domains referring to the whole domain
- Amount of backlinks referring to the whole domain
- Amount of backlinks referring to the page
- Amount of backlinks from .edu/.gov domains
- Some onpage details (for example if keyword is in title, in url, in description, in header Tag)
Green color is good for you, red is not…
If you want to see some more details about specific page, you should click on the arrow near the URL. Here you can check for example:
- Alexa details
- Google trends
- Whois information
- ACRank Analysis (ACRank is similar to Page Rank)
- Anchor Text Analysis
The last 2 options are the most important here (because they show backlinks in details) and are from Majestic SEO (you don’t need to pay for it additionally!).
5. Monitor Positions of Your Keywords
With Market Samurai you can monitor for free 10 of your keywords (White belt plan). If you want to monitor more keywords, you must pay for it additionally. I started to monitor with this tool some of my phrases recently, and it seems that it works properly.
6. Estimate Cost of Your AdWords Campaign
In “Keyword Research” area you can find estimation, how much you will pay (as an Adwords advertiser) if your keyword will be on the #1 of SERPs. I don’t focus on it, but for some marketers it can be an additional feature.
7. Find Affiliate Programs for Your Niche
Honestly I’m not using it. But if you want, you can find products in ClickBank, Amazon, Commision Junction and PayDotCom affiliate programs.
Example for “make money” keyword for Amazon.com
If you still don’t know, how to use this tool, below this link you can find more Market Samurai tutorials.
Has This Tool Only Advantages?
No. Market Samurai has one disadvantage – it’s not very fast tool. For me it works very well even with that speed. But if you want very fast tool – please try to find something else for you.
How Much Market Samurai Costs?
It’s not cheap tool. Normally it costs 149$. But using this link, you can download your free trial version and test it for 12 days since registration. There is no difference between free trial and paid version – so you can try each function.
Can I Get This Tool Cheaper?
Yes, you can. You should only download your free version of Market Samurai. After registration you will get an email with registration details. In this email there will be your unique link to download your free version, registration key and link to great offer – you can get Market Samurai for only 97$. But remember – since registration you have only 7 days for getting your Market Samurai for this promotional price of 97$ (instead of 149$ – it’s 35% discount).
When I started using it at the end of 2010, I was able to install it on 2 computers at the same time. Yesterday I contacted with Market Samurai support – now you can install it (with one license!) on 5 computers which is enough even for a small business!
And what about you? What tool are you using for your online marketing? Do you use Market Samurai?
If not, you can try it for free here (my affiliate link). If yes, please share your experience with us in comments below.