Keyword Research 4: Market Samurai takes researching keywords to the next level

by AJ

Market Samurai is a great keyword tool that will help you analyse your competition andshow their weaknesses.

Market Samurai is another great Keyword Research Tool

Fast and easy Keyword Analysis

In my previous articles (see links below) I took you through the steps I use to research keywords, analyse the results and how to place your keywords in your content to the best effect. You can make great use of the free Google Keyword Research tool, but for anyone wanting to take their keyword research to the next level, then I can recommend Market Samurai.

Using a link to the Google keyword research tool, not only will Market Samurai help you identify strong keywords, but the data it makes available will help you identify where potentially you could rank higher than what appears to be your strongest competion.

Market Samurai is free to try out and even if you do not want to buy the full version when the trial is over, you will still be left with an awesome keyword research tool, with the option to upgrade at a later date.

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The basics of Keyword Research

The Four Golden Rules of Keyword Research

The first thing you learn about researching keywords is that powerful keywords are not just those that have high search volume. They are also words and phrases that have low competition - a relatively low number of pages that use those particular keywords.

Market Samurai applies what the developers refer to as The Four Golden Rules of Keyword Research. These are:

You have to be able to filter out irrelevant keywords and tightly focus on those that are relevant to your content

You are looking for keywords that have a high search volume

Forget about the high competition keywords. Market Samuarai will tell you what the low competition keyphrases are, but you may be surprised where you can compete

You can also find the highest paying keywords if you are writing to attract high paying Google Adsense ads

How to use Market Samurai to Research Keywords

Easy to follow training videos

Market Samurai does not just do Keyword Research

More SEO Tools

In addition to the Keyword Finder, Market Samurai also includes the following tools:

SEO Competition; Monetization; Find Content; Publish Content; Promotion; Rank Tracker.

Planned for release: AdWords

The Market Samurai SEO Competition Checking Tool gives an in-depth analysis of the top ranking sites for the keywords you are researching and considering targetting.

As I have already stated, you are looking for a keyword by checking how many people are searching for a phrase and how many pages will compete with your content for that phrase. It is simple enough to analyse whether or not you should bother and I outline how I do it on Keyword Research 2: How to do Keyword Research.

However, if you were to have even more information about the highest ranking pages for that keyword, you may be surprised to learn that you may be able to beat what appears to be tough competition. This is what the Market Samurai SEO Competition Checker does - it gives you that priceless data.

The competition checker helps you decide whether or not you can compete by looking at whether the sites are properly optimized for their best keyword. It's amazing how many "authority" sites have little knowledge of SEO and as a result, fail to use their keywords properly.

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Keyword Research & Help with Twitter

A series of Step by Step Guides
Keyword Research is an essential part of Search Engine Optimization, which needs to be done BEFORE you grab a URL for articles, blogs and webpages.
A step by step guide on how to use the Free Google keyword Research Tool
Once you have researched your keywords, where do you use them?
Updated: 02/24/2014, AJ
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blackspanielgallery on 06/26/2017

I have to remember this. On to the next article for now.

Tara_W on 08/24/2013

Thanks for sharing this page. I'm just getting started with Market Samurai and hope to learn more as I go along. This page has been a great introduction.

JoHarrington on 09/20/2012

I've got Market Samurai now and I've just been playing. I've followed the instructions in the video that you included.

I've ended up with 50 active keywords and phrases. Are they all fair game now? Or should I be doing something else with them?

Thanks in advance!

AJ on 04/15/2012

Good luck with it all cheryl and I am pleased I could help you :)

cherylone on 04/14/2012

I have been reading your articles on keyword research and I hope that this will help to increase my traffic. I have been working really hard, but the traffic just isn't there. Thank you so much for the advice. I will begin immediately and hopefully I will get better traffic.

drspaniel on 07/30/2011

I used to use Market Samurai, and I must confess that it's a brilliant program!

CHalloran on 06/05/2011

I always find your keyword research articles very helpful. I have learned a lot from them. Thank you!

lakeerieartists on 06/02/2011

This is very helpful. I have the keyword tool on my computer, but I find it a bit confusing. I will read this more thoroughly tomorrow.

nightbear on 06/02/2011

I love Market Samurai, I learned about it a few years ago when I was taking Ed Dale's 30 day challenge, I take it every year. But the MS is very excellent. All my blogs that I used it on are ranking in the top five on Google for the MS keyword chosen. It is a very impressive tool. But you know, I need to get better at using it on Squidoo or anywhere I write. What's wrong with me?? :)

Michey on 06/02/2011

Hi! I like Samurai series as well, and a product of Dave Guidon (Keyword Optimizer Pro) . Those 2 plus the Google tool are my favorite.
Great post, thanks

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