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Is Market Samurai still the best?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by directaxcess, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. directaxcess

    directaxcess Power Member

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    I have been using Market Samurai up to now without a "lot" of problems ... but I haven't exactly used any of the competition's software. I understand that a lot of new keyword research (+ other functionalities) tools have surfaced in recent times ... so now in your opinion, which is the best tool overall? (one that perhaps even has PPC management incorporated).
     
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    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    No - most of the advanced features fail. Sometimes it can't "call home" for days/weeks on end.
    It's not terrible, and probably still worth the money - but it's no where near as good as it was a couple of years ago.

    Scritty
     
  3. freller

    freller Regular Member

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    Market Samurai is a good example of why it's not a great idea to code anything too complicated for Adobe Air. The more goes in, the slower it gets.

    I find ahrefs and Majestic SEO do all I need for competitor research - and they're free and fast - and the Google keyword tool is the same for keyword and niche research. I hardly ever use Market Samurai now it's become such a pile of bloat.
     
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  4. KevinA

    KevinA Regular Member

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    Its got a lot of issues now. I only use the competition module to have a quick look at competitors before deciding on entering a niche.
    Sometimes even that is pretty slow.

    As for the rest of the 'features' you can pretty much forget about it.
     
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    markhenry121 Elite Member

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    i am using SEO Power suite that's best.
     
  6. StirlingMedia

    StirlingMedia Junior Member

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    Same, and use LongTail Pro for the keyword research, that tool is fast!
     
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    HostStage Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    FOr the Keyword Research, i didn't find better than Keywords Scout.
     
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  8. VHSEO_Mike

    VHSEO_Mike Junior Member

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    Market Samurai is still the best for keyword research. For other things, it may not be that good in my opinion. You could also use SEMRush, KeywordSpy, WordTracker, and SEO cockpit for keyword research. [FONT=&quot][/FONT]
     
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    swi7ch Power Member

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    It still is. Nothing beats its SEO competition module because it's color-coded.
     
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    cloakme Regular Member Premium Member

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    Great Software!! You can even follow your competitors backlinks to see and repeat what they are doing. I always use it to clone as many backlinks from my top competitor. They are #1 for a reason and G obviously likes them.
     
  11. Ben Delaney

    Ben Delaney Newbie

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    I'm my opinion, it still is!
     
  12. Merlin22

    Merlin22 Regular Member

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    They are good for checking competition and some minimal keyword research. However, I prefer to use majestic and cognitive seo or advanced link manager depending upon how in depth I want to go.
     
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    litenup Junior Member

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    Definitely not the fastest, but when you are talking in seconds, does it really matter?

    The most important thing to me is that they stand behind their product and keep updating it. I can't tell you how many products I have bought that aren't working now because so many developers just hit and run.

    It's good to have several sources for keyword info, and MS still ranks up there for usefulness
     
  14. Motive

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    Why dont you just use the Google Keyword Tool?
     
  15. jkwilson78

    jkwilson78 Regular Member Premium Member

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    For quick research I really like Ultimate Niche Finder. For in depth analysis I'm using a new tool I stumbled on called Niche Market Hero. Really good tool so far with a lot of potential and designed for bulk analysis which is something I always felt lacking in MS.
     
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  16. swi7ch

    swi7ch Power Member

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    I still have not found an easier way to determine SEO competition like the way MS does it. Green = easy, medium = yellow, etc. and you have all the info you need for on and off page factors. Traffic Travis sorta does this but no color-coding and fewer SEO factors.
     
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    shinto4u007 Newbie

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    I think IBP (internet business promoter ) is the best ...
     
  18. mitch907

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    I downloaded the trial version and used it once and really haven't found a need to open it again. As stated before me there are several tools you can find online for free that are way faster and easier to use. I am sure it is still at the top of the list as far as applications for competition research and keyword research but I personally don't think its worth my time and hassle to use.
     
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    The most pricey and amazing tool is secockpit :) try it
     
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    I used it in my first stint in IM (failed stint) it was really cool, I don't think it will be as good now yahoo site explorer has gone (it relied on that quite a lot if i remember correctly)