Archive for October, 2009
What do you need to be successful?
Perhaps you are brand new to the idea of internet marketing. What information do you want to learn more about? Pay per click, article marketing, SEO? Or maybe you’ve been around awhile, learned a little, but haven’t taken much action. Why do you think that is? What would make the difference for you?
Let’s start a discussion:
- Are you brand new or have you been around awhile?
- What are you working on?
- What traffic method do you prefer? SEO or PPC?
- What’s your biggest challenge right now?
I’ll kick off the discussion with my own thoughts: I haven’t been around long. I started my online journey just under a year ago. I feel like I am learning new things every day. Right now, I am working on SEO affiliate sites, Facebook advertising, and a little bit of Pay Per Click ads here and there. I get excited about SEO as a traffic method because its FREE! But the results from Pay Per Click ads are instant. My biggest business challenge right now is lack of knowledge and skill when it comes to landing pages and design. I’ve also had a few of my campaigns die off completely this week, so I have been busily rebuilding them.
P.S. Join in the conversation….leave your comments below. Thanks!
As internet marketers, our email in-boxes are inundated with the “latest and greatest” tools known to man. Don’t you just love that?! (kidding!) When I first heard about Market Samurai, I have to admit that I dismissed it as just another one of those “guru tools” that people push to get affiliate commissions. If there is a free or cheap option available – I’d prefer to use that. But there is something about Market Samurai that is totally different.
Simply put – I love it!
Now, let’s get this out of the way, this is not a paid review and these links are not affiliate links. I paid full price for my version of Market Samurai, and I receive no financial benefit from writing this post. I’m just so happy I found out about it, and I want to be sure you know about it too.
What is Market Samurai?
Market Samurai is a multi-purpose internet marketing tool from the team at Noble Samurai. Market Samurai will help you quickly find keywords that are worth your time and effort. Of course, it is possible to do this manually, but Market Samurai will automate and speed things up for you. It will also help you determine the competition level of those keywords, find products to promote using those keywords, design and publish ads and blog posts, find content to add to your site, track the rank of your site in the SERPS, and a whole lot more. It truly is an “all in one” solution.
Sounds too good to be true?
What are the “downsides” to Market Samurai?:
- INITIAL COST – Market Samurai has a $149 ticket price with no monthly fee. For a new internet marketer, $149 can be a LOT of money to invest in a tool.
- TECH TALK – There is a lot of technical info inside of Market Samurai. Again, for a new person, this is intimidating and overwhelming. What is “phrase match, broad match, page rank, SEOC, SEOT, etc.”?
- TOO MUCH INFORMATION – Information overload? With Market Samurai, you are able to generate an enormous amount of information with the click of a button. Immediately you are faced with a ton of data. This can be overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking at.
What is the good news?
- SAVE TIME – Using Market Samurai, I have been able to save a ton of time. My keyword research is easy and effective because I am targeting low competition, high spend keywords that “buyers” are using to search the internet.
- TARGET KEYWORDS – What are the “golden nugget” keywords in your niche? Wouldn’t it be nice to know?
- COMPETITION ANALYSIS – I know all about my competition even before I start = Priceless!
Within minutes, you can research keywords, determine PPC spend, SEO competition, and find affiliate products to promote, whip up some unique content using the speedy “content” module, and publish it all to your site. Doing all of these tasks in one place saves you a ton of time. That is REALLY good news!
With Market Samurai, you will be able to focus on high traffic, high profit keywords that don’t have too much competition. This means your websites will rank high in the search engines.
So, is Market Samurai worth getting?
I can’t answer that question for you. Only you know that. I can say that it has been amazing for me so far. I am thrilled with how easy it is to use, the information I can learn about my competition, and the Rank Tracker module is so cool! (Market Samurai charts your site’s ranking in the search engines for your target keywords! You can compare yourself to your competition and check on your backlinks too!)
If you’re just going to use it to research keywords, then – No, I don’t recommend it. There are some great free keyword tools out there. Also – if you are new to internet marketing, I also don’t recommend spending any money on tools until you are profitable. That is so important.
However, if you ARE profitable and you are looking for an all-in-one SEO website solution from start to finish, then I suggest you check out Market Samurai right away. They have tons of video tutorials and a FREE trial too. Check out their site by clicking here : Market Samurai. Then, be sure to come back here and tell me how you went, OK?
I know that several of you are already using Market Samurai. What do you think about it? Please leave your comments below….
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What do you like?
What’s not so great?
What am I missing?
Obviously, I am still ironing out the final adjustments and if you find something that is not working, please let me know.
On a different note, you have been so helpful and supportive since I took over PPCMom in early September. I appreciate all the feedback, emails, tweets, advice, and suggestions I have received. Blogging is new to me and I absolutely love this experience so far!
A huge, special, enormous, thank you to Karrine at HerMedia for all her help! You are a star!
So, please, leave your comment below and let me know your first impressions…..Thanks!
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