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Well a few days ago anyway. Just wondering your thoughts on the tool
and if you know of anything else on the market that is better and why?
#back #domain #feed #released #samurai
  • Profile picture of the author writers
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    • Profile picture of the author SamuelJ
      Cheers! I have it and have been testing it, there is a small review
      on my blog SexDrugsandInternetMarketing.com and I will update it soon.

      Just wondering about anyone elses thoughts or findings?
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      • Profile picture of the author Martin Percival
        Hey Samuel,

        I've been playing with it for a couple of days...as an existing Market Samurai user, there's stuff that just feels natural.

        One area that I have really struggled with (and I'm putting it down to beta status and so many folk using it) is the farming of domain names. I pretty much always get a timeout when I go searching for available names.

        So, not perfect but it's super early days...wait till it gets as good as Market Samurai.

        I put a couple of quick vids of my playtime on my web site.

        Martin
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        • Profile picture of the author Paul Guilfoyle
          Hi,

          I've got both Market Samurai and MNF. MNF does a pretty good job of finding domains.

          Haven't yet got round to trying out the new Domain Samurai. Is there much more to gain from learning to use this new tool over and above MNF?
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          • Profile picture of the author SamuelJ
            Originally Posted by Paul Guilfoyle View Post

            Hi,

            I've got both Market Samurai and MNF. MNF does a pretty good job of finding domains.

            Haven't yet got round to trying out the new Domain Samurai. Is there much more to gain from learning to use this new tool over and above MNF?
            I haven't used Mirco Niche yet. Domain Samurai is very easy there isn't
            much to learn especially seeing as you already use MS. I totally get
            your point about learning yet another tool
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        • Profile picture of the author SamuelJ
          Cheers Martin,

          I have had similar issues timing out only with new domains though.

          Cant wait for next version
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  • Profile picture of the author pavionjsl
    If you use the Google keyword tool you can easily find this info out for yourself. Just use the adwords tool and ask for exact matches, while it isn't 100% accurate you can get an idea for yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndyBlackSEO
    I have this feature in one of my apps. Not sure what other stuff 'domain samurai' does. Will have to check it out sometime.
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    Domain Samurai is TOTALLY FREE. No trial, nothing held back. It is their way of thanking those of us that have supported them. So go download it already . I find it intuitive and fast. Makes the job of finding and registering domains faster. And with the ability to search for aged domains, this again is a tool I am glad I've got.
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  • Profile picture of the author J. David Rogers
    Whatever server they use to do the backend stuff must be really overloaded. I've been getting pretty much constant timeouts the few times I've tried to use it the past few days.
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    • Profile picture of the author Clint Butler
      Originally Posted by J. David Rogers View Post

      Whatever server they use to do the backend stuff must be really overloaded. I've been getting pretty much constant timeouts the few times I've tried to use it the past few days.

      You have to remember its still in development, why do you think they are just giving it away. But with that being said it has a lot of potential if you believe that keyword domains are as important as everything else in SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author fypnlp
    Domain samurai is free. Dang what's the problem.

    It's a beta software the only place it can go is up. Six months to a year from now it will be a pretty hot piece of kit.
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    • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
      Originally Posted by fypnlp View Post

      Domain samurai is free. Dang what's the problem.

      It's a beta software the only place it can go is up. Six months to a year from now it will be a pretty hot piece of kit.
      Yup, and like she said in the quote: it is totally forever (so far) free, so quit whining. It works and yeah the servers are likely being killed due to the fact they just officially released it. Noble Samurai are always ones to bank on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Domain Stryker
    Haven't tried it yet... Looks interesting though

    PS --- they paid $5k to acquire DomainSamurai.com over at Sedo.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Bradley
      Also got it,but not had a chance to use it yet.
      I bought Market Samurai last year and can't believe how generous Brent et al are.
      These guys really do over deliver,big time,even if some of the software is still in Beta testing and may cause initial frustration it's only a matter of time before the MS team iron out the problems.After all,I guess that's the whole idea of Beta testing,so as Cypherslock said, give it time.
      I can honestly say that MS is one of the more astute purchases that I've made in my IM endeavours.

      Kind regards,

      Mark.
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      • Profile picture of the author Martin Percival
        Just got an update email.

        Lo and behold, we were all correct in assuming that there was an early-days rush. They had so many people download it, that their backend server farm couldn't handle the new domain searches.

        They've beefed up the servers and it has definitely got better for me.
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        • Profile picture of the author Erinmcd
          Free? I guess that depends on the breadth your definition of "free." DS is a come on for the for-fee membership site "Domain Face." It may be worth it (I love Market Samurai) but l don't think Noble Samurai is giving away free software out of an over developed sense of generosity.
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          • Profile picture of the author veotis
            Originally Posted by Erinmcd View Post

            Free? I guess that depends on the breadth your definition of "free." DS is a come on for the for-fee membership site "Domain Face." It may be worth it (I love Market Samurai) but l don't think Noble Samurai is giving away free software out of an over developed sense of generosity.
            Maybe it is, but, did you pay anything for Domain Samurai? Since you didn't, it is FREE....it's all up to you when it comes to the upsell.
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        • Profile picture of the author SamuelJ
          Originally Posted by Finesse View Post

          Just got an update email.

          Lo and behold, we were all correct in assuming that there was an early-days rush. They had so many people download it, that their backend server farm couldn't handle the new domain searches.

          They've beefed up the servers and it has definitely got better for me.
          Yeah apparently they had 18,000 people take it in the first week
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          • Profile picture of the author BrentHodgson
            Hi Guys,

            Thanks for all your feedback, support and understanding.

            We really appreciate it!

            Just a quick update...

            The bugs aren't completely gone yet. But we're still working on them.

            Julian here has continued to improve the data processing capabilities of our servers to improve the speed, accuracy and reliability of our domain checking services.

            <geek>(For the tech geeks who are interested in what we're running "under the hood", Domain Samurai is our first public experiment with cloud computing - which is a relatively new type of data processing that uses [potentially] thousands of computers all at once instead of just one computer to process data. In theory this allows a lot more data to be processed much faster. To do this Julian, James and Andrew have been working with some technologies and programming languages that have never been used in this way before. This is why we are seeing a handful of bugs now.)</geek>

            For people who were around when Market Samurai first released - you would have seen we fought off similar issues back then.

            But, just like we did with Market Samurai, we're going to continue stomping bugs until we have something solid for you guys to use.

            There are a handful of other enhancements that people have asked for that we're also looking into.

            For example, a lot of Australian users have asked us to let them search for .com.au domains. But before we can do that, we need to find good quality registrars who actually sell .com.au's. (Hostgator, Namecheap, eNom and GoDaddy - our current registrars - unfortunately don't.)

            I hope this helps you out.

            If you have any questions for us, send us a note via Support.
            (I don't get the time to visit the Warrior Forum as much as I'd like to, but Miriam and Alex are usually quick to reply to support tickets we receive.)

            And thanks again for your feedback, understanding and support. It would be easy to get frustrated with the bugs and write-off Domain Samurai because of this. So we appreciate the patience you guys are showing while we work out the bugs at our end.

            Brent
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            • Profile picture of the author SamuelJ
              Originally Posted by BrentHodgson View Post


              For example, a lot of Australian users have asked us to let them search for .com.au domains. But before we can do that, we need to find good quality registrars who actually sell .com.au's. (Hostgator, Namecheap, eNom and GoDaddy - our current registrars - unfortunately don't.)

              Brent
              Hey Brent,
              thanks for the great work you guys put in.

              The .com.au thing will be a huge draw card for your fellow Aussies when you figure it out. We don't even have a decent bulk search tool in OZ that supplies searche results of 25 or more.

              If anyone knows of one please let me kno
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              • Profile picture of the author BrentHodgson
                Hey SamuelJ

                I wanted to follow up on this...

                Originally Posted by SamuelJ View Post

                Hey Brent,
                thanks for the great work you guys put in.

                The .com.au thing will be a huge draw card for your fellow Aussies when you figure it out. We don't even have a decent bulk search tool in OZ that supplies searche results of 25 or more.

                If anyone knows of one please let me kno
                This is a tough nut to crack (.com.au is doing everything they can to prevent people from doing what we're doing) - but we're looking into it now to see whether we can find a way for you guys.

                Brent
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  • Profile picture of the author iSoftware
    From what I see, it's a pretty ok piece of software. What needs to be understood is that just like good market analysis or real time keyword research, a piece of software available to everyone is not going to give you the inside scoop. You need to get on private lists because most great domain sales are private. Check out the top domain name wires to see what the leading blogs are. Or, listen to podcasts like the Moniker Show on webmaster radio or Ed's OzDomainer show. If you like you can join my list - of course you can cancel anytime. I am too lazy to do alot of selling on it (lol), so it's only for the very self-motivated and proactive....
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  • Profile picture of the author Collatio
    The only thing that makes me NOT use DomainSamurai is that it doesn't offer support for other languages and extensions.

    Other than that it's pretty good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Domainate
    The "aged domain" search is completely pointless from the looks of it, which is tragic because in many cases, you're not going to find a com/net/org available for a meaningful keyword phrase and there's always a decent chance they are for sale somewhere, but Domain Samurai doesn't seem to search anything but SnapNames for "aged domains" (I put "aged domains" in quotes because they're misusing the term...aged domains refers to domains with creation dates several years old, thus not all registered domains are aged domains).

    I make a living selling great exact match .com and .org domains because buyers understand they aren't going to find comparable domains available, and sadly people using this tool will think that simply adding a word to the domain will be sufficient when exact matching domains are tons more effective for SEO and worth the extra money to buy from someone else.

    I love Market Samurai and that is one of the most effective SEO research tools around, but Domain Samurai vs. other tools out there for finding domains that are for sale or backorder is a joke (for instance, they completely ignore the largest source of "aged domains"), and for finding available domains, you could just as easily use Market Samurai for the kw research, then export, remove spaces and do a search at DomainTools to check multiple extensions.
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