So Market Samurai, the Number one keyword tool for many, has had it’s troubles in the everchanging world of Search Engine Evolution.
Google had some important changes a while back and Market Samurai lost it’s ranktracker feature and really had some more issues that were not encouraging.
Nevertheless, Market Samurai being a good provider of what we call “easy keyword tool” makes up for it by working their butts off and finding new sources to gather data were data was missing.
One of the places they now look for data is through competitor Bing.
I don’t know about you, but my sites are showing good results in all of the search engines but with a little variety of course. Most of us focus on the biggest cat in the yard which is called Google.
Market Samurai has been built primarily to help us with keyword research for Google rankings.
Now that Bing has shown to be more reliant and to be trusted as a more than promising “work in progress” search engine (lol…) we like the fact that we CAN trust someone elses data AS LONG AS IT WORKS.
There has been some other keyword tools out there that has had different price tags and diversed results. Market Samurai seem to be the biggest and most popular keyword tool for internet marketers alike.
Of course you may want to add features to a tool for yourself ALWAYS, but a tool like this is not easy to pull out of the pocket for any guy on the street doing IM.
It takes a lot of brain to make it work and the guys behind Market Samurai should be saluted or honored as such. They DO provide value in a challenging climate. We benefit from the support they give us.
With a user base on over 400,000 they should have the dollar amount high enough in the firm and of course investing it in the software that they have produced.
Market Samurai has updates every now and then just like any software produced by an evolving group of people. With Market Samurai being down for a few days I DO NOT regret buying it in the first place. Not now. Not then. Not ever.
The Software is functional again after a war with Google. Any software that can withstand a challenge like that gets my support as long as it works as originally claimed.
I guess we all wonder some time or another if we are using enough tools for our keyword research or analytics of all sort of stats if it can be trusted. For anyone who has REALLY used Market Samurai you KNOW it is good. SEO Quake, the free Firefox addon was also hit by the same Google change and is now as this article is being written, not operational.(may be now) It is also going through rough times.
So if anyone want to check out new tools for keyword research I have only this to say:
Read the post and decide if Market Samurai is for the trash or not.