Market Samurai; Alternative MANUAL Methods?

by .mrdr.
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Hello everyone,
I am a little short on cash and cannot afford Market Samurai, at the moment. I wanted to get a small site running to bring in some money so that I am able to purchase Market Samurai at a later date, however, for the time being, I have no software.

I was hoping that possibly you guys (or girls ) can help me out. How can I manually do everything Market Samurai offers? I know Market Samurai saves plenty of time and effort, but at the moment, I'd like to know the manual, long, effort-taking method to achieving everything done on Market Samurai, without the software.

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
    Market Samurai does a lot of things. What you are asking in your original question would take hours for anyone to answer.

    As an example, You are talking about manual ways to hunt down and check the links on hundreds of sites in your market and then rank order them in a way that only teh MS folks know.

    Maybe there is something more specific that someone could help you with.
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  • Profile picture of the author .mrdr.
    Originally Posted by Chris Kent View Post

    I thought the keyword part was free?

    The competition part, I don't even use it. Just use SEO Quake Firefox plugin to check PRs and backlinks of Google page one.

    The rest of MS lets you track rankings and some other stuff which is mostly useless.

    But I don't even use my paid MS anymore because the Adobe Air platform that it runs on is slow as hell! Cross-platform it may be but its too slow for me.
    I believe the keyword part IS free, using the google keyword tool.
    However, I want to get some resources for things such as tracking rankings, etc, as you mentioned.
    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author K_tir
    Originally Posted by .mrdr. View Post

    Hello everyone,
    I am a little short on cash and cannot afford Market Samurai, at the moment. I wanted to get a small site running to bring in some money so that I am able to purchase Market Samurai at a later date, however, for the time being, I have no software.

    I was hoping that possibly you guys (or girls ) can help me out. How can I manually do everything Market Samurai offers? I know Market Samurai saves plenty of time and effort, but at the moment, I'd like to know the manual, long, effort-taking method to achieving everything done on Market Samurai, without the software.

    Thanks!
    You can use MS for 7 days for free, during that time you will have time to set up multiple pages and and analyze a lot of keywords.
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    • Profile picture of the author .mrdr.
      Originally Posted by K_tir View Post

      You can use MS for 7 days for free, during that time you will have time to set up multiple pages and and analyze a lot of keywords.
      Thank you, I am aware of the trial, however, I would personally like to know how Market Samurai works, in-depth. I'd like to know what it does exactly and where all the data that's being fetched is coming from.
      Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author TomD2010
    MS pulls most of their KW data from Google anyway so you can use the external keyword tool and get pretty good results. This is a great place to start if you are looking for the best domain name, i.e. one that contains a KW phrase that enough people are looking for.
    You can also use Google Wonder Wheel to get excellent long-tail keywords for either domain names or blog content.
    You can manually look for domain names at GoDaddy or Namecheap and use their bulk service, i.e. put in a dozen or so keywords you are considering and let them find domains that are available. Always look for (dot)net and (dot)org domains as well as (dot)com.
    Set up a hosting account that has the CPanel feature (I use Hostgator) and then use the free built-in Fantastico feature to launch a Wordpress blog in about 3 minutes.
    Getting content to put in you can manually search for that as well by using search modifiers like blog:your keyword to get the same kind of results that MS does. Google "search modifiers" to get others (don't pay anyone for a list of them). Use SEO Quake to check page ranks, Alexa rank, site age, link domains, etc.
    Does it take longer, yup, but it's free!
    Hope this helps
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    • Profile picture of the author Young Samurai
      MS is not cheap, but if you are set on a career in IM, I personally can't imagine a day without it.

      Take the free trial.

      I guarantee you will never look back.

      Oh, there's a link to a review of MS in my signature.

      What a coincidence!

      Regards,
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    • Profile picture of the author .mrdr.
      Originally Posted by TomD2010 View Post

      MS pulls most of their KW data from Google anyway so you can use the external keyword tool and get pretty good results. This is a great place to start if you are looking for the best domain name, i.e. one that contains a KW phrase that enough people are looking for.
      You can also use Google Wonder Wheel to get excellent long-tail keywords for either domain names or blog content.
      You can manually look for domain names at GoDaddy or Namecheap and use their bulk service, i.e. put in a dozen or so keywords you are considering and let them find domains that are available. Always look for (dot)net and (dot)org domains as well as (dot)com.
      Set up a hosting account that has the CPanel feature (I use Hostgator) and then use the free built-in Fantastico feature to launch a Wordpress blog in about 3 minutes.
      Getting content to put in you can manually search for that as well by using search modifiers like blog:your keyword to get the same kind of results that MS does. Google "search modifiers" to get others (don't pay anyone for a list of them). Use SEO Quake to check page ranks, Alexa rank, site age, link domains, etc.
      Does it take longer, yup, but it's free!
      Hope this helps
      This was EXACTLY what I was looking for!
      It seems as though MarketSamurai has more functions than this though, but it looks like you hit the main ones.
      If someone can add more onto this list, I'd appreciate it!
      Thank you
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