I recently downloaded a trial of Market Samurai to test it to see if it was any better than Website Auditor (I did a review of the tool a while back). After a thorough run through of the software, I’d say that it does an excellent job of showing untapped niches for your specified keywords. I discovered various keywords that had a low amount of competition and a decent amount of search traffic.
The Pros of Market Samurai:
- The Information it Acquires - Not only does it find a large amount of keywords related to your initial project keyword, it finds out important statistics like the Searches per day, Competition Per Keyword and more importantly the Title Competition for each keyword (the exact keyword in the title of the webpages). This information can make or break an SEO campaign and this tool makes it easy to find worthwhile keywords.
- The Domains it Finds – With their new product, DomainSamurai, you can find domains that include the keyword in the domain name, which makes SEO much easier. It will automatically find domains using its built in prefixes and suffixes, or you can define your own.
- The Monetization Opportunities – Market Samurai will automatically search Amazon, Commission Junction and Clickbank for relevant products to put on your niche sites. You can separate the results based on price and payout.
The Cons of Market Samurai:
- The “Promotion” Tool Isn’t The Greatest – This tool will find backlink opportunities for your keywords, the problem is that it relies on leaving a trackback to the website, hoping that the webmaster will link back to your website. That’s all fine and dandy if you have a willing webmaster that will give you a backlink, but most track backs now a days go unnoticed.
Although, if your trying to create a niche based website based around a keyword, you should most likely know how to promote your site without the help of a tool, otherwise it might be a very hard task.
Overall Impressions and Rating:
I think this software is a must have for webmasters and bloggers alike. Due to its versatile uses and useful information it produces on any keyword that it is given, the tool is very helpful. For blogs, you can find untapped keywords for your next article and enjoy some free SEO traffic. For marketers, it takes 10 tools that you previously used and puts it into one.
You can download a free trial at MarketSamurai.com and get hooked like I did… the possibilities are endless.
Here’s a video about Market Samurai’s keyword research feature: