Market Samurai – Review of Great Tool for Online Marketers and SEO Specialists

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.

This tool should be used by every Online Marketer and SEO specialist. It helped me in SEO and my online work even more than Triberr helped me in my adventure with social networks.


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

keyword research button

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.

Create project in Market Samurai

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.

keyword research example

Now go to the next step:


2. Analyze Keywords

keyword research button

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…

keyword analysis

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:

How to Find Keywords for Your Blog or Website


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 , , .de , .eu , .in, .us, , .me , .mobi , .tv , .info , .cc , .nu , .ws ,,,, .biz)

You should also set prefixes and/or suffixes (it’s very important!)

Find domain in Market Samurai

I find a lot of my domains (org, net, biz and com) with that tool. For example this blog ( and (it’s not ready yet :( ).

At this moment you can search only for new domain names.

4. Analyze Your Competition

seo competition button

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”).

seo competition

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!).

seo competition detailed


5. Monitor Positions of Your Keywords

rank tracker button

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.

rank tracker


6. Estimate Cost of Your AdWords Campaign

keyword research button

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.

Adwords in MS


7. Find Affiliate Programs for Your Niche

monetization button

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

monetize with market samurai

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.

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  1. says

    I must agree with the post and really feels that these tools are great. This is definitely going to be a great help for all the Seo Specialists. I like the keyword research tool. It’s simply great. Thanks for the share!!

  2. says

    That’s a great review Chris but I’ll admit, I find this software way to confusing for my little bitty brain. It’s just too complicated, all the different things you can do with it so for the most part, I use another program that I purchased several years ago instead of this one. At least I can understand how to use it all. lol…

    Great review though and it’s a great product. I’ll definitely say that for sure.

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  3. says

    Hey Chris,

    Thanks for the review of Market Samurai, but I have to say that I don’t think you can really recommend this tool anymore, not after the changes that they’ve made. There are a few things that I see that are wrong with it.

    1. You can’t use it anywhere (desktop app)
    2. It’s slow
    3. It just spits out data and doesn’t give you much analysis

    I’d like to humbly suggest you check out another tool called serpIQ, which does what Market Samurai does but is faster, online (use anywhere), and gives you some actionable information as well.


    • says

      Hi Kevin, maybe it’s faster (I wrote that MS is slow), but Market Samurai is one time payment. Cheapest plan for serpiq is 29$ monthly – so for one year I have to pay 348$. And there is a lot of limitations…
      Thanks for stopping by,

      • says

        Hey Chris,

        You’ve got some valid points there. serpIQ can get pricey if you’re not doing client work that’s bringing in some steady reliable income. We actually just launched v2.0 of the product and are targeting more consultant/agency SEOs.

        Thanks for the feedback though, much appreciated and if you ever want to check out v2.0, shoot me a tweet :)

  4. Garen says

    Hey Chris,

    Yes, MS is a great tool. Been using it since it’s prelaunch and really one of the best purchases I have ever made. Also, the SeoMoz Pro account is one purchase I have made which was great too. So much you can do as an IM or SEO :). I did make a guest post on (on MS) awhile back.

    Don’t forget to use it regularly as new data, that you can post on updates all the time. You can build a lot of good business relationships that way :)


  5. Felicia says

    Hi Chris,
    I’ve been introduced to this tool by a friend nearly a year ago and it performed more than expected. This is a must have tool for every blogger who takes online marketing seriously and it is one of the tools you will not regret purchasing.
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