Market Samurai Keyword Research: Faster Than Ever

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“Why is my copy of Market Samurai running so much faster now?”

If you’ve been using Market Samurai lately, you will have noticed how much faster it is to switch between tabs – or even switch between modules – especially when you’re working with a lot of keyword data.

This is because the latest set of updates turbo-charged the way Market Samurai displays data.

Previously, switching between from one set of keyword research to another could take anything up to 35 seconds!

The more keywords you had, the slower Market Samurai ran…

The reason for this was due to some speed limitations in the Adobe AIR platform when it came to fishing data out of a database, and displaying it in a table…

Fortunately, we found a way around the problem.

In the past, Market Samurai would try to load all of your keyword data into a table inside the keyword research module whenever the keyword research module was open, even loading the data that was at the bottom of the screen, that you’d need to scroll down to see – and in Adobe AIR this could be a slow process.

Now – instead of loading all of the data at once, we now only load just enough data to fit onto your screen. (And if you need to scroll down, Market Samurai will fetch more data out of your keyword data file as it’s needed, instead of loading it and slowing down your keyword research.)

As a result, you’ll see a fraction of a second delay when scrolling through keyword research (barely noticeable) – and the time it takes to switch between tabs is down from 35 seconds to as little as 0.8 seconds!

This means you’re able to analyze a lot more keywords, much faster.

With the new version of Market Samurai, it’s even more important that you can analyze keywords faster – now that Market Samurai gathers 800 (instead of 200) keywords by default.


P.S. – Although we’ve improved the speed of Market Samurai in several areas, we’re still battling some unexpected bugs in the latest Market Samurai updates (most are related to gathering data from the new Google keyword data source we’re using.)

We’re working on these issues right now, are releasing bug-fixes regularly to address these problems as soon as we’ve found solutions, and will have updates for the few remaining issues shortly. Stay tuned!

Brent Hodgson a co-founder of Noble Samurai, and an internet marketing specialist.

Brent has written 68 post(s) for Noble Samurai

25 Responses to “Market Samurai Keyword Research: Faster Than Ever”

  1. This really helps save me time, thank you guys.
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  2. I think we should call it “Instant Samurai”
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  3. This is a big time saver guys! I’ve seen a real difference in terms of how this is working and am looking forward to future developments – Google permitting of course ;-)
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  4. I am so excited about this update! This will speed up my keyword research a great deal. I love how you guys keep improving Market Samurai even though it’s a one-time purchase. One little request… could you make it a little easier to judge the strength of competition without having to open a new kw tab? Thanks and keep up the great work.
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    Brent Hodgson replied:

    Give “SEOTC” (SEO Title Competition) a shot – or “SEOLTC” (SEO Local Title Competition) if you’re doing local keyword research.

    These features count the number of sites that have keyword-optimized title tags for your keyword.

    It’s often a good indication of the strength of competition in a market.

  5. Nice! I really notice the difference in the latest update and it really does make Market Samurai a lot more pleasurable to use.
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  6. Still the BEST SEO software on the market! Thanks for the newest update, and look forward to more! I use my MS almost every single day!
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    Thanks for the latest news Brent ~ very cool work around the speed limitations of Adobe AIR.

    You all must be working in overdrive to combat the Google changes and figure out how to make MS as effective as ever. It will be interesting to see how this all shakes out…

    Brent Hodgson replied:

    Indeed – Google’s releasing a TORRENT of new tools and features right now.

    The latest one I’ve seen is a tighter integration with Google Places (maps appearing on the right hand side of the screen for local searches, and results that are almost indistinguishable from the standard SERPs results.) This will be another big opportunity for local biz SEO.

    Corinne replied:

    That has been an interesting development to watch. For many local kw phrases, the top results directly reflect the sites on the map. But for 1 phrase, the results are a mixture of the sites on the map and the standard SERP results. Really mixing it up!
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    On October 30th, 2010 at 10:17 am
    Richard Colum said:

    Thankyou Brent for keeping us up todate. Every bit of positive information is great. Cheers brent

  9. Impressive Brent… I’m a fan anyway but quicker is always good. More time to spend down the pub!

    Cheers Sean.
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  10. Just tried the latest update, and MS is still is not generating keywords or functioning after almost two weeks now.

    Any idea when you might have a functioning product again?

    Brent Hodgson replied:

    Hi Joe,

    I’m not sure what could be happening here, but in all of our automated and manual testing Market Samurai is working.

    Can I get you to get in touch with support?

    From there, we can diagnose the issue, and come up with a solution (for you, and for anyone else experiencing the same bug.)


  11. Vary impressed with your responses to the cahnges in Google so far you are leaving lesser tools in the dust being amember of market Samurai has always been and will obviously always be a no brainer. Just as well as I have not brains regarding keyword research.

    Even though you must be working all hours customer relatioins is still spot on when you have a query.

    Thanks again

    Brent Hodgson replied:

    Thanks David! I agree – Miriam and Alex do a fantastic job in support.

  12. Everybody seems very happy with the new update. Why I’m not getting the same results and the software have difficulty retrieving the keyword analysis report. I know there’s an answer and I want to resolve it asap. Any suggestion? Thanks.

  13. Could you expand on the “SEOLTC” (SEO Local Title Competition) reference you made above? I don’t see that choice in my control panel.
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    Yuriy replied:

    Maybe you need to set up different language/region, as Brent said: “if you’re doing local keyword research”.

  14. Thanks for the heads up Brent, it’s good to see that you are keeping on top of things and found a way around the “issue” (even if it wasn’t your fault).

    In fact it works a bit like the “new” Ajax based Google image search that only show a certain amount of results to make it faster to load.

    A great tool just became greater :)
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  15. I need more information about this Market Samurai Keyword Research. what other way to research the keyword more fast. any suggestion please help me.

    Brent Hodgson replied:

    Hi Vikram,

    I’d love to help, but I’d need more information on what you’d like to do here.

    Can you give us more information – how is your current keyword research method slow? Are you using Market Samurai already? What type of keyword research are you doing?


    Vikram Rout replied:

    Currently I have a client website on Natural stone India. I am using google adword tools. But I am not able to understand what keyword is more important and useful of this website. I am Promote this website in Europe and USA, Canada, Australia and other countries. Please help me to find out more suitable Keyword for us and how.
    My website link is

  16. No one can doubt the power of MS now and you guys continue to do a great job in development and support.

    The training videos are great but can I ask if you have ever thought about putting a video together that shows every step of the way with the new MS.

    ->How to select a good niche
    ->How to carry out key word research and what indictaors should be looked for to indicate a profitable niche

    I am sure that a training video of this nature would be well received. Always remeber that you have grown up with MS and its development someone coming in at day one level now could be confused by all that is available (information overload) yes the videos are there but one that says do ‘A’ followed by ‘B’ could be a winner.



    Brent Hodgson replied:

    This would be a handy video.

    Kind of like a “fast start” guide to Market Samurai – the nuts-and-bolts process for getting good keywords in a 2 minutes.