I have been using Market Samurai for over a year now and this review is way overdue. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Market Samurai is part of the Noble Samurai family of products, and is by far their most versatile service.
When I originally came across Market Samurai, I was in need of a marketing tool that could automate my SEO efforts. I had used other products in the past, including Google’s recently retired Keyword Tool, but the amount of time that went into keyword research and lack of functionality made it almost useless to me. After using Market Samurai for a short amount of time, I realized that I had been making things harder on myself for years. This program delivers the goods and then some.
This is my Market Samurai review for 2013. Have a look at it’s features and see if it’s right for you, or you can download a free trial now.
The biggest selling point of Market Samurai is without a doubt it’s keyword research tool. However, it features a variety of other SEO tools that make your internet marketing campaigns a piece of cake. Here is a quick reference to what is included with the program and I will go over each one separately in my review:
- Keyword Research
- SEO Competition Analysis
- Domain Registration Tools
- Monetization Opportunities
- Backlink Assistance
- Content Research
Looking for the best keywords to use when optimizing your content can sometimes be a challenge. Most people know that “long-tail” keywords are the way to go, but the Keyword Research tool on Market Samurai uses several different variables in determining the most common search terms to use based on your search criteria:
Market Samurai Keyword Filters
Relevancy Filter – Begins by going through a large selection of keyword phrases used in conjunction and substitution of your chosen keyword terms
Traffic Filter – Allows you to control generated keyword results based on the amount of search traffic each term receives
Competition Filter - Get keyword results and order them based on the amount of other websites competing for those same keyword phrases.
SEO Competition Analysis
This is by far my favorite feature of Market Samurai. Based on the keyword or phrase you decide on, Market Samurai’s SEO analysis feature will search for your top ranking competitors who are currently ranked for the term. The SEO analysis pulls out a ton of different comparisons such as Page Rank, domain age, Majestic SEO rankings, backlinks, referring domains and more.
Each report is color coded and will show either green, yellow or red. The green color represents an area that you could easily beat, while the yellow and red selections may be harder to achieve. I find using this tool in conjunction with the keyword analysis is all any blogger would need to get started creating a list of keywords to go for.
The domain search function is a really easy tool to quickly search for domain names that are available to register based on your keyword choices. To tell you the truth, I haven’t found much use of this feature since most of my domains are already registered, but either way it’s a great tool to have.
Market Samurai has a unique way of being able to search for monetization methods based on your keyword choices. Market Samurai integrates a few of the most popular affiliate networks such as Amazon, Clickbank and Commission Junction.
This is a valuable tool to use after your have finished optimizing your articles. Most bloggers have a few different affiliate networks they are part of. Using Market Samurai’s monetization make it easier to find affiliate products to promote that are relevant to your written content.
A glowing feature of Market Samurai isn’t just in how it helps you during your content creation, but also during your backlink efforts. Market Samurai is able to search for the latest opportunities available to share your new content and receive highly valuable backlinks to your site. What’s great is that all the results are generated in real time, so your only finding “active” opportunities that you can get involved in.
If I am being honest, I haven’t really found much use for the content research function. I think that is more to do with the writing style of my blog more than anything else. However, for those looking to find relevant content to use for reference, Market Samurai makes it easy to find other blog posts or website pages that use your keyword.
My Take On Things
I have tried and purchased many SEO services and products in the past. Some of them have given me my moneys worth, and others have been real disappointment. That being said, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that Market Samurai is one of the best investments I have made for a majority of my everyday blogging functions.
The results I have experienced using this product for my monetization efforts has paid for itself and then some, and I would highly recommend to anyone giving it a go. You can trial the program HERE and see how it stacks up to your other internet marketing tools, but I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Has anyone else had a chance to use Market Samurai? I welcome your thoughts and opinions.