Market Samurai är tillbaka!

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Hej allihopa,

En snabb uppdatering på våra framsteg för att återställa Market Samurai funktionalitet och några svar på vanliga frågor.

Först upp, ett stort tack till alla er som har skrivit, mailade och twittrade olika uppmuntrande ord (våra användare är fantastisk!). Som nämnts i vår tidigare inlägg, vi är verkligen ledsen för avbrottet.

Den goda nyheten är att tack vare en stor helg och några sena nätter av vårt utvecklingsteam, vi är mestadels igång igen. Här är en uppdelning ...

Vad fungerar?

Den goda nyheten är att med undantag för storskaliga rang kontroll, är marknaden Samurai funktionalitet nu återställd. Här är en uppdelning av statusen av modulen.

Keyword Research - fullt fungerande
Observera att vi fortsätta att använda Google för sökords generation, trafik och CPC uppskattningar.

Vi har infört Bing för vissa konkurrens uppskattningar (se nedan för varför Bing uppgifter arbetar här).

SEO Konkurrens - fullt fungerande
Observera, fortsätter SEO Matrix för att visa de 10 bästa resultaten från Google

Kollar (och dela) en tävling matris har restaurerats och fungerar som det tidigare gjorde (inklusive visar Google Pagerank för de 10 konkurrerande webbsidor).

Som en del användare kommer att vara medveten om, när man tittar på en viss webbadress tillåter SEO konkurrens modul du att utforska och se ankare text och myndigheten i varje av de 1000 tillbaka länkar till denna URL. Detta är ett utmärkt sätt att utforska konkurrent tillbaka länkar och se länka möjligheter.

Vi har tillfälligt ersätta Googles Pagerank i denna detaljerade analys för ACRank (ett alternativ och mindre exakt myndighet). Vi pratar med uppgiftslämnare om en mer robust mått av auktoritet (t.ex. Pagerank, MozRank eller motsvarande) och kommer att återvända till denna under de kommande månaderna.

Rank Tracker - Operativ från den lokala datorn
Observera att vi fortsätter att spåra ranking från Google

Som en tillfällig åtgärd, har vi modifierat Rank Tracker för att använda din lokala dator för att kontrollera ranking i Google. Rank kontroller för övriga motorer (Bing & Yahoo!) fortsätta att köra via våra servrar. Kontroll ranking via ett lokalt installerat program fungerar för användarna övervakar ett litet antal sökord, men för större volymer kommer i allmänhet att resultera i din tjänst från Google försämras tillfälligt.

Uppenbarligen är detta inte perfekt och så vi jobbar på en ersättare rang spårning service och vi förväntar oss att detta kommer att ta 2-3 veckor att genomföra.

Hittills har vi sammanställt våra användningsstatistik, tog kontakt med sex potentiella uppgiftslämnare och utarbetat ett uppdaterat användargränssnitt för utvecklare att börja arbeta på. Du kan läsa mer om detta nedan.

Domäner - fullt fungerande

Monetarisering - fullt funktionsdugliga

Hitta innehåll - fullt fungerande

Publicera innehåll - fullt fungerande

Promotion - fullt funktionsdugliga

Vanliga frågor

Som du skulle nog gissa, har våra stödpersonal fått en störtflod av frågor, så jag tänkte att jag kan hjälpa till att svara på några vanliga frågor:

Kommer Market Samurai bli ett månadsabonnemang produkt?

Eller som en användare uttryckte det - är detta bara ett knep för att flytta till en månatlig gårdsstöd? Svaret (på båda frågorna ...) är nej.

Med undantag för Rank Tracker (se nedan), kommer marknaden Samurai att fortsätta att vara en engångskostnad. Användare som har varit med oss ​​från början (över 3 och ett halvt år sedan) har fått cirka 450 gratis uppdateringar som vi har hållit jämna steg med alla de olika förändringar i SEO landskapet - och det kommer att finnas många fler att komma!

Som många redan har insett, tror vi erbjuder ett högt värde, är en engångsbetalning produkt det bästa sättet att bygga en lojal användarbas.

Med nedläggningen av Yahoo Site Explorer (tidigare använts för att driva tillbaka länk and Anchor textanalys) flyttade vi till ett kommersiellt avtal med Majestic SEO (på en 5 siffra månadskostnad) och har absorberat bekostnad utan att passera en cent av denna betydande kostnad på till våra kunder.

Kommer Rankad Tracker har en månadskostnad och vad blir det?

Googles senaste ändringarna innebär att vi inte längre klara sig kan dra rang data för vår användarbas (över 400K användare i totalt).

Som nämnts i tidigare inlägg, de första uppskattningar inköpskostnaden för våra dagliga uppgiftskrav på $ 40.000 per dag, en kostnad som vi inte kan absorbera. Så vår avsikt är att köpa ranking data från en pålitlig grossist och göra den tillgänglig på prenumerationsbasis genom tillämpning.

Vi vet ännu inte vad kostnaden för Rank Tracking kommer att bli och hur erbjudandet kommer att struktureras. Allt vi kan säga är att oavsett anledning, förstår vi att ta en av våra moduler som var "fri att använda" och göra det "betala för att använda" är inte bra nyheter för våra kunder.

Vi kan med säkerhet säga att vi kommer att vara i stånd att erbjuda ett mycket konkurrenskraftigt pris struktur på vår reviderade ranking service. Detta är möjligt eftersom vi kommer att köpa data i bulk och vi förstår att erbjuda en hel del kommer att vara ett viktigt sätt att hålla tro med er, våra användare.

Uppenbarligen någon sådan förpackning kommer att vara frivilligt och vi förstår om du har nyligen köpt Market Samurai för Rank Tracking och känner att du inte får valuta från ditt köp du rätt till återbetalning.

Vi anser också denna åtgärd kommer att ge oss möjlighet att förbättra funktionaliteten på viktiga områden också.

Kan jag använda Rank Tracker på mitt lokala nätverk?

Såsom anges ovan, har Rank Tracker tillfälligt uppdaterats för att dra nytta av din lokala dator och vi kommer snart att erbjuda en reviderad tjänst som återigen drar data från våra servrar. Kontroll en måttlig till hög volym sökord från din lokala dator kan resultera i en försämras tillfälligt Google-tjänst för alla på samma nätverk som du. I företagsmiljö detta bör i allmänhet undvikas.

Var kommer marknaden Samurai nu använder Bing data?

Viktigt - vi fortsätta att använda Google för:

  • Nyckelordet generationen
  • Trafik uppskattning
  • CPC-uppskattning
  • SEO konkurrensen fortfarande baserad på Googles sökresultat
  • Rank Tracking fortsätter att spåra ranking i Google (liksom Yahoo & Bing)

Men har vi flyttat tre datapunkter i vår Keyword Research modul till Bing (via deras utmärkta API):
SEOC - antalet konkurrerande sidor som innehåller målet sökordsfras.
SEOTC - antalet konkurrerande sidor med målet sökord i rubriktaggen.
SEOUC - antalet konkurrerande sidor med målet sökordsfras i sidans URL.

Den stora nyheten är att många användare förlita sig på SEOTC som en tävling metriska och på grund av restriktioner för sökfrågevolymen vi tidigare krävde användare att klicka på varje sökord för att utlösa datainsamlingen. Med Bing integration, är vi nu möjlighet att återgå till automatiskt dra dessa data för alla sökord som gör det mycket snabbare och enklare att filtrera bort sökord med hög SEOTC / SEOUC konkurrens.

Är Bing ett giltigt mått på konkurrensen? Är jag försöker inte att rangordna i Google?

Viktigt - vi fortsätta att använda Google för:

  • Nyckelordet generationen
  • Trafik uppskattning
  • CPC-uppskattning
  • SEO konkurrensen fortfarande baserad på Googles sökresultat
  • Rank Tracking fortsätter att spåra ranking i Google (liksom Yahoo och Bing).

SEOC (och tillhörande SEOTC och SEOUC statistik) alla hjälpa till att besvara samma grundläggande frågan "hur många sidor i världen har mina sökord i dem?". Eller annorlunda uttryckt, om ett sökord har en låg SEOC metrisk, är det knappa "eller" mindre använda "på nätet än sökord med ett högt SEOC värde.

Dessa åtgärder fungerar som hög nivå filter som hjälper dig att sålla bort potentiella sökord som sannolikt kommer att få stark konkurrens. Det finns en rimlig korrelation med låg SEOC och låg konkurrens. Vi bör notera att vi har sett många fall där sökord med höga SEOC värden skulle kunna rang för att enkelt och några med låga SEOC värden är ogenomtränglig.

I slutändan, i SEO, bara du har 10 konkurrenter, och de är de platser som tar de 10 topplaceringar som du måste förskjuta för att dra trafik. SEOC (och därmed sammanhängande åtgärder) bör användas som en grundläggande filter, men aldrig (låt mig upprepa det, ALDRIG) som enda grund för att välja ett sökord, särskilt en av de primära sökord på din webbplats. När du har filtrerat ut de sannolika hög konkurrens sökord, det är genom att granska resultaten från SEO konkurrens modulen (som fortsätter att vara baserad på första sidan av Google) som du kan bestämma med rimlig säkerhet din förmåga att få en rangordning.

SEO Konkurrens modulen kan du se en överblick de viktigaste SEO mätetal för alla dina konkurrenter rankning i topp 10 positioner.

Så är Bing OK för hög nivå från konkurrenssynpunkt?

Med tanke på att vår syn på hög nivå konkurrensanalys handlar om "hur många andra webbsidor har mitt sökord i dem?", Sedan Bing är en stor datakälla.

Bing index samma data (t.ex. webbsidor) som Google och trots att vara något av en sen komma till sökandet spelet, de nu skryta med en massiv datamängd (och har tagit en stark marknadsandel - cirka 30% i USA inklusive deras resultat via Yahoo). Kom ihåg att detta har ingenting att göra med sökalgoritmer.

Vi är inte att jämföra de relativa fördelarna med Bing vs Google återvända bra sökresultat (även Bing har mognat i detta utrymme också). Det handlar om storleken på varje sökmotorns index - och Bing index är nu enkelt tillräckligt stor för att ge goda konkurrens statistik.

Dessutom, medan många SEO verktyg inkluderar en SEOC stil åtgärden en bred matchning nivå (t.ex. ditt mål sökord kan delas upp som separata ord blandas någonstans på en sida), Market Samurai drar SEOC data på en frasmatchning basis. Detta innebär att med Market Samurai du ser hur många målgrupp sidor innehåller ditt sökord som en komplett och intakt fras. Medan SEOC bara någonsin kommer att bli ännu en hög nivå filter, är användningen av frasen match uppgifter i allmänhet mer exakt.

Varför är andra SEO produkter inte påverkas?

Under de senaste tre och ett halvt år har vi blivit väl förtrogen med Googles toleranser för höga frågevolymer. I slutet av förra veckan och under helgen vi observerade tre specifika och ganska radikala förändringar i denna tolerans som vi inte kunde lösa, trots införandet av ytterligare resurser.

Som en av de största aktörerna på marknaden, är det svårt att avgöra om marknaden Samurai specifikt riktade eller om Google genomfört ny politik och vi var helt enkelt aktiva nog för att utlösa gränser. Detta är fullt möjligt som tidigare var en av de enda verktyg för att erbjuda realtid rank analys på en obegränsad mängd sökord. Hur andra verktyg kommer att klara, det får tiden utvisa. Den goda nyheten är att vi har kunnat svara och lösa de flesta problem.

Kommer Market Samurai vara offline i sex månader?

Det har förekommit uppskattningar från externa parter i SEO rymden att frågorna till hands tar oss sex månader att lösa. Det är nu 5 dagar sedan vi observerade förändringen i Googles tolerans för stora volymer av frågor och vi återigen har 100% av våra moduler fullt operativa.

Vi räknar med en lösning för storskalig Rank Tracking inom 2-3 veckor.

Vi har 400.000 användare, varför kan vi inte bara absorbera kostnaderna?

Som du säkert förstår, det finns gränser för vad vi har råd med när man säljer en engångsinbetalning programpaket som kräver löpande personal, infrastruktur och datatjänster för att bibehålla och leverera programvara.

Vi har drygt 50.000 betalda användare, med resten med hjälp av gratis upplagan. Samtidigt som vi är lyckligt lottade att ha en lönsam verksamhet och kassa, är kostnaden för att köpa uppgifter vi tidigare drog direkt över våra tillgångar. Den enda ljuspunkt är att med användarbas vi njuta, räknar vi med att kunna förhandla och i gengäld erbjudande ranking data på en mycket konkurrensmässig grund.

Tack än en gång för ert stöd !! (allvarligt!)

Slutligen vill vi be om ursäkt igen för olägenheter som orsakas av vår ner tid. All vår personal har arbetat några mycket långa timmar för att göra nödvändiga uppdateringar och jag skulle personligen vilja säga ett hjärta kände tack för alla positiva kommentarer, e-post och tweets vi har sett kommer i vår väg.

Vi är lika engagerad som någonsin att göra Market Samurai den bästa Internet Marketing investering du kan göra.

Eugene

Eugene har skrivit 18 inlägg (s) för Noble Samurai

293 Responses to "Market Samurai är tillbaka!"

  1. Eugene och The Entire Samurai teamet !!!!

    DU ALLT ROCK !!! Jag är bara en enkel användare, jag har en hemsida som jag arbetar dag och natt. När jag började bygga min sida hade jag Field of Dreams mentala "Om du bygger det, kommer de att komma !!!" Väl min brist på kunskap om SEO busted och vi har tillbringat större delen av en lärande år, växande, utvecklas allt att växa vår webbplats. Market Samurai har varit en stor del av vår förmåga att ha framgång och förstå vår marknad.

    Jag verkligen uppskattar vad du gör för mig och jag kommer aldrig att tveka att uppmuntra webmasters och experter för att köpa ditt program och lita på den data !!! Tack för ditt hårda arbete att få plats hela ryggen upp på nätet och arbeta så gott du kan. Jag ser fram emot att växa och jag ser fram emot att växa med marknaden Samurai som ett viktigt verktyg i vår arsenal.

    Kevin

    3 februari
    Leon @ Två Elva Jay svarade:

    Kevin,

    Jag tänkte Titel My kommentera exakt samma titel du har så när jag såg er högst upp var jag tvungen att läsa den. Jag kunde inte ha sagt det bättre själv! Jag började i samma situation. Efter att ha läst Googles "begginers guide till SEO" Jag hade tur att upptäcka Marker Samurai och se hur värdefullt det är. Min partner och jag nu växer en Internet-marknadsföring företag som startade med gratis handledning som erbjuds av Noble Samurai. Noble Samurai är verkligen det bästa och har vår obestridliga stöd genom alla förändringar i världen av internet marknadsföring någonsin kommer att kasta på oss !!! Tack !!!!

    5 februari
    Tony Hamilton svarade:

    Hej, Jag är ny på detta, så mycket så att min hemsida är fortfarande i bygg satge medan levande !! Jag har precis hämtat Market Samurai på en 12 dagars testversion, bortsett från att se hur mycket arbete ni har lagt ned på detta och hårt arbete! Jag undrar om det efter rättegången varje sak på Market Samurai kommer att fungera och att pågå upp till date..if så då kommer att köpa den nu :-) bra läsning handlar om ni ändå.

  2. 2

    Hur Trafiken Travis fortfarande producera ranking data? Kan du inte bara göra vad de gör?

  3. 3
    Den 1 februari 2012 vid 06:29
    Kazi Haque sa:

    Tack så mycket. Jag gav aldrig upp hoppet för Market Samurai. Det är mitt nummer ett verktyg för de senaste 1 och ett halvt år.

    Läs tusentals kommentarer från hela IM forum som ni är döda :)

    Jag visste att du ska göra det för oss.

    PS förändring månadsabonnemang eller ni gonna konkurs :)

  4. Hej Eugene,

    Tack för uppdateringen, flytta rang tracker till en separat produkt är bra.

    Kommer du att hålla den lokala datorn rang spårning i Market Samurai. Dessutom gör inte den använder proxyservrar och varför skulle det vara ett problem med det lokala nätverket?

    Tack
    Atanas

    1 februari
    John svarade:

    Ja, håll den lokala datorn rang spårning! Minst människor kommer att kunna kontrollera några sökord samtidigt. Jag använder den här tjänsten dagligen för några sökord och jag har inga problem med Google.

    2 februari
    dennis svarade:

    hålla den lokala datorn rang spårning i inte vettigt från leverantören synpunkt, som i så fall skulle de inte längre kunna övervaka (och agera efter?) sökningar sökord / ranking av sin kundbas.

    6 februari
    Atanas svarade:

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    hålla den lokala datorn rang spårning i inte vettigt från leverantören synpunkt, som i så fall skulle de inte längre kunna övervaka (och agera efter?) sökningar sökord / ranking av sin kundbas.
    <<

    Va? Först vill jag inte se någon anledning till säljaren att spåra mina sökord - ännu mer se ett avslöjande som MS faktiskt gör så jag inte.

    Dessutom naturligtvis lokala sökningar inte hindra dem från att spåra de sökord samtidigt och skicka de data de vill sina servrar i slutet av en lokal sökning.

    6 februari
    Miriam Parkinson svarade:

    Hej, vi övervakar inte de sökord du använder. Medan de sökord går igenom våra servrar all sökords data tas bort inom 24 timmar.

  5. Fantastiskt att se allt fungera igen. Jag använder Rank Tracker dagligen men jag nöjd med lösningen du har just nu. Jag ser fram emot den månatliga abonnemangs versionen. Kanske det kan vara på en kostnad vara användning basis. Stort tack för alla dina hårt att få MS tillbaka till fungerande skick.

  6. Din konkurrent säger att det inte fanns någon förändring alls i googles algoritm. Är det sant?

    2 februari
    Miriam Parkinson svarade:

    Hej Volker, det fanns ingen Googles algoritm förändring - det var en mer teknisk förändring i hur de hanterar stora volymer frågor. Eugene diskuterade detta under "Vanliga frågor" i blogginlägget

  7. Tack för uppdateringen och hårt arbete för att lösa denna fråga så snart som möjligt. Kan du ge en uppskattning om hur många sökord kan vi spåra med hjälp av vår egen dator varje gång innan Google begränsar oss? Tror du använder proxyservrar eller VPN bidrar till att höja gränsen genom att vrida på IP?

    1 februari
    Ben Stick svarade:

    Hi Battra

    Du kan (och har alltid kunnat) anger du egna IP: s till Market Samurai i tabellen inställningar. Det kommer säkerligen att utöka kapaciteten. Vi inte kraftigt främja det eftersom upp till de senaste händelserna där har varit något värde i det (och det är bortom tekniska kapacitet den genomsnittlige användaren).

    När det gäller säker användning, kan din mil variera. På personliga projekt Jag kör 10 nyckelord ner till topp 50 utan problem. Hålla sig till en rimlig sökning djup och exklusive frasmatchning ranking positioner är de två huvudsakliga tekniker för att undvika nedbrytning tjänsten.

    Skål, Ben

    1 februari
    Battra svarade:

    Tack, Ben! Jag antar att MS fungerar fantastiskt ur lådan som jag inte ägna stor uppmärksamhet åt inställningarna preferenser :-p

    2 februari
    ryan svarade:

    Kommer vi att kunna fortsätta att använda Rank Tracker från vår lokala maskinen även efter det att prenumerationstjänsten rullas ut? Jag är bra med prenumerationstjänsten som erbjuds, men vill att möjligheten att använda mina egna proxies och inte ha en extra månadstjänst.

    2 februari
    Ben Stick svarade:

    Hej Battra

    Ledsen att vara vauge, men svaret är att vi inte vet vid det här laget. Vi är djupt i diskussion med potentiella leverantörer och jag misstänker att det kommer att delvis bero på vilken leverantör vi väljer för våra tjänster och vilka konsekvenserna är att integrera med dem.

    Allt jag kan säga är att jag vet att du använder externa proxies så vi bör åtminstone överväga antalet användare i din situation i våra överläggningar.

    Skål,

    Ben

  8. Eugene - Jag kan bara föreställa sig stressnivån du har upplevt under de senaste dagarna och vill tacka er för att ta itu med frågorna på ett sådant tydligt sätt. Personligen, jag spårar bara en handfull nyckelord så jag borde vara ok med att spåra dem med min lokala maskin. Jag väntar på att se vilken typ av avbetalningsplan du komma med. Bara hålla det överkomligt för oss som inte gör massiva sökord spårning.

  9. Bra ! Jag är en entusiastisk användare av Market Samurai och allt vad jag kan säga är ett stort tack och att du är väldigt ärlig killar som förtjänar respekt. Om Bing: det är en bra sak du har Google inser att de har en viss konkurrens.

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    Den 1 februari 2012 vid 06:57
    Haitham sa:

    Hej Eugene,

    Tack för era vansinniga ansträngningar ni ...

    Kan jag invända en sak ...

    Jag spåra högst 20 sökord och arbeta i mikro-nisch storlek miljö. På denna nivå användnings google sökning lokal (så länge det använder amerikanska söka API och inte är läge påverkas av min IP) är helt okej för mig.

    Jag förstår större kunder med större sökordslistor och mega SEO'ers behöver fullständiga uppgifter.

    När du äntligen göra en uppdatering med en Dataprovider, kan vi ha en stegvis tjänst?

    Just nu jag spåra 17 sökord för min microniche och de är alla i topp 20 ranking ... så det är alltför låg en fråga / api tillgång volym för att motivera mig att uppgradera.

    För människor spåra hundratals sökord och söka 1000 rang djup, jag förstår, det är en annan användningsnivå och bör vara en annan nivå av service.

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    Den 1 februari 2012 vid 07:04
    Karan sade:

    yayy! Jag visste att ni skulle dra igenom! congrats

    När det gäller långsiktiga trender går, verkar det som sökmotorer är böjda på att ta bort åtkomst till data i motsats till att ge det på ett mer effektivt sätt.

    De verkar undergräva de ansträngningar som legit webmasters som försöker använda uppgifterna för att ge en bättre användarupplevelse alla i namn av att skydda innehåll konsumenter från den mörka sidan.

    Detta mönster verkar vara upprepade gånger visa sig i alla aspekter av det globala samhället ...

  12. Tack så mycket för uppdateringen och ditt hårda arbete. Det var intressant, tröttsamt och framför allt utmanande minst. Jag ser fram emot att lysa upp "nya" medlemsstater.

    Skål
    Alex

    2 februari
    Maurice Jackson svarade:

    Hej grabbar

    Jag försöker att undvika reflexmässiga reaktioner och kommentarer som beror på av händelser som denna.

    Den övre och nedre delen av detta är att MS är fortfarande en av de bästa Sökordshjälpmedel runt och för priset, om det är allt vi fick det skulle fortfarande vara en bra affär!

    Jag tror att ni alla har reagerat magnifikt denna fråga och MS laget (och företag) bör applåderas för det sätt på vilket de har hanterat problemet.

    Jag för min del är glad att använda ett verktyg / tjänst veta att det har den högsta nivån på service - allt för mindre än $ 150 en gång!

    Tack hörni.

  13. Jag är så glad att MS är tillbaka och jag kan njuta av det nu.

  14. Hej Eugene,

    Tack för uppdateringen och jag tror att en stor grad av gratulationer och beröm beror på dig och laget för hantering av hela situationen.

    Som ny användare av Market Samurai Jag har varit mycket imponerad på professionalism som visas i både ditt svar på de förändringar och det sätt på vilket du har hållit oss informerade - bra jobb bra gjort!

    Som jag tidigare har läst från andra användares inlägg Jag kan inte tro att någon är allvarligt överväger att begära återbetalning! Kombinationen av mycket låg "one off" pris och det stöd och handledning fritt erbjuds tillsammans med service och engagemang som vi har sett under de senaste dagarna visar vad en bra produkt och engagemang MS laget har de fritt tillhandahålls videor ensam är värda den ursprungliga köpeskillingen!

    Hålla upp det goda arbetet, jag ser fram emot att arbeta med dig under en lång tid framöver.

  15. Tack för ditt update.I jag använder denna programvara för

  16. Stora grejer Eugene. Jag är också nyfiken på hur många ord vi kan spåra och vilka är konsekvenserna av en slump vi försöker dra uppgifter om alltför många? Skål

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    Den 1 februari 2012 vid 07:32
    Xavier Yelmo sa:

    Tack så mycket för att vara så öppen med uppdateringar och för ett sådant hårt arbete.

    Jag älskar verkligen MarketSamurai och ditt engagemang med oss ​​är en mycket viktig del av produkten.

    Tveka inte att fråga om du behöver någon HALP. Tack så mycket.

  18. Jag kan inte visten http://www.marketsamurai.com/ under några minuter. Jag har tänkt att det är ner igen. Åh det är tillbaka. Men jag hitta några gyllene roll sökord är svårt att rangordna, men några höga konkurrenskraftiga sökord är lätta att rangordnas för att pageone. Jag tror att du behöver göra vissa förbättringar på sökord analys. För exameple, kan du definiera konkurrenskraft genom att analysera webbplatser från page1-3 bakåt nubmer och kvalitet. Försök att skapa några användbara index för att ge användaren en bättre upplevelse.

  19. En stor thankyou för det enorma arbete som har lagts ned på att leverera bästa möjliga service i hela det måste ha varit en otroligt svår tid för alla inblandade på Market Samurai.

    Jag litar på verktygen i Market Samurai och det är bra att ha det tillbaka.

    När det gäller Rank Checker, jag tror att en differentierad prissättning struktur skulle vara bäst, baserat på antalet förfrågningar som gjorts. Detta skulle göra det möjligt enskilda användare att avgöra vilket paket skulle vara bäst för dem och någon just har börjat med en webbplats eller växande sin verksamhet och har bara en handfull, fortfarande kunde njuta av samma service som någon med hundratals sajter - utan att överbelastas av en annan kosta i en tid då pengar är mycket snäv.

    Mest av allt ville jag säga tack för att hålla oss informerade, varje steg på vägen - vilket är en sällsynt sak överallt dessa dagar! Ingen BS, ingen "snyft story", bara en tydlig förklaring av vad som gick fel, varför det gick fel, vad du gör om det och hur lång tid det tar att åtgärda. Vad mer kan man begära!

  20. Åtminstone hålla Rank Tracker till den lokala datorn versionen. Jag kan använda VPN och utföra sökningar. Det kommer att vara bra nog för mig.

  21. Goda nyheter - och tack för din extraordinära reaktivitet och ärlig kommunikation på alla dessa frågor. Jag kommer vara beredd att betala en månadsavgift för att kunna spåra ranking.

    Jag har 2 snabba frågor om övergången till Bing:

    1. Har Bing har samma PBR% fråga som Google - det vill säga bör vi fortfarande filtrera bort allt under 15%, som du rådde oss att göra när man tittar på Googles uppgifter?

    2. Är Bing plocka upp lokala SEOT? Im kör en analys i morse och jag är helt övertygad om att siffrorna alltför pumpade för den lokala marknaden jag tittar på (Frankrike) - som om det blir Googles data här. Jag kan bara inte tro att det är lika mycket sökning på termerna im tittar på, med tanke på Bing är mindre än 10% av sökmarknaden i Frankrike.

    Än en gång, ni gör ett bra jobb.
    Fortsätt så.

    God Save Market Samurai

    Paul

    6 februari
    Miriam Parkinson svarade:

    Hej Paul. Vi är bara använder Bing för tävlingsuppgifter, inte trafikuppgifter. The traffic data (SEOT, PBR etc is still Google data)

  22. Great for pulling this off with your team and great you are really informing us well. Really appreciated.

  23. Hi there
    Rank checker is a key tool on this
    but would be happy with a monthly costs
    depends what it is though!!
    Skål
    for all your work

  24. Hej,
    I just use Market Samurai [paid version] for my personal sites. I have very few keywords that I analyse. [Also for a very small third world market] So please make sure for SEO hobbyists like me you will keep a free version of Rank Tracker for limited usage.
    Tack

  25. Yes, I think that you should implement well the proxies solution. Most of us have paid proxies and that may be the best solution to deal with this issue. We are already paying for the proxies and we shouldn't have to pay again for other external proxies.

    Implement rotating proxies for Rank Tracker, please.

  26. Good work guys, I'm glad the Rank Tracker is back even if it is temporary. I'd just started using it on a new project and then … Pop! … it broke. I'll be interested to see the now costing model.

  27. Thanks you very much !

    Angel

  28. Thank you for reaching out in a timely manner to share this information. I can appreciate all the hard word you put in and what you have been able to accomplish in such a short time.

  29. 29

    Hey thanks for quick updates…you are great but i am now confused for AC rank because in the competition module i am not able to calculate that how many backlinks i need for my site with what PR because now i have AC rank. Also i dont know how to calculate what PR equivalent to what AC rank so if you can help me for that i would be very thankful to you…

    Once again thanks for quick comming back

  30. 30
    On February 1st, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    Michelle Nightengale said:

    Thanks so much for getting Market Samurai back up and running so quickly!

    I must admit, I bought Market Samurai a few months ago, but haven't really used it yet as I'm in the process of launching a new business (which means I have a LOT of different things to do).

    I'm just now moving into pre-launch of my company, which means I'll be putting out a lot of content on my site. So I need Market Samurai NOW. So the timing of Market Samurai going down couldn't have been worse.

    So I'm REALLY glad you've got it back up and running so quickly! Thank you so much!

    Would you please update your training videos too? I know you're busy, but that would be especially helpful. :)

  31. Thanks for the update. With all the changes going on with google, it's a must the we keep up. I think it's only fair that users should pay (minimally) for the Rank Tracker.

  32. Thanks for the update and the honesty. Much appreciated.

    Skål
    Darron

  33. It is amazing the number of times MS updated its software version in the last few days. Each time I pull up MS, there is a new version. I use Rank Tracker everyday and I dread the day I have to pay for it.

  34. When checking 10 keywords for ranking I've been hit with Captcha from Google… however MS does not seem to handle that (unless you've just added it today)… it just stops…

    Also, Bing had indexed significanly less pages compared to Google… for some of my sites we are talking Bing 20 pages, Google 12000 pages…

    Obviously if Bing has less pages indexed the SEOC, SEOTC and SEOUC figures will be less accurate…

    Do you intend to re-instate Google for SEOC, SEOTC and SEOUC?

    And finally, a great big thanks to the MS team for everything! You guys are fantastic!

    On
    Marshall replied:

    Anders — If you are running blog sites, Google is busy indexing your tag pages and all your search terms that may be set up. Probably your category pages too and your archieve pages. I have even found them into my wp-content/plugins directory for certain plugins that interact with the published pages directly.

    I read about a month ago on a ticket reply from Planet Ocean what they think Google is doing with the search terms but I don't remember at the moment.

    So you have a couple of choices. Use the Google webmaster tools along with disallows in robots.txt and wait several months for the junk to fall out.

    Or use a plugin like SEOUltimate or Yost's SEO for WordPress plugin to put noindex, nofollow on all the tags, search terms and so on. Google certainly takes the fun out of webmastering these days.

    As for Google remaining a free search engine. Those days may be coming to an end.

    As far as MS goes. Thanks Eugene for showing the naysayers in the SEO community they are wrong. And for providing your usual outstanding level of customer service.

    On
    Anders Vinther replied:

    Hi Marshall,

    Thanks for your reply and your tips…

    In this case I'm actually talking about a store with 20,000 product pages, so ideally the index should be even larger :-)

    Anyways, the point here is that if Bing has indexed significantly less pages the SEOC, SEOTC and SEOUC numbers will be way off… and will not be representative for the competition as seen in Google…

  35. thank you for the update I really appreciate it.

  36. Thanks for the detailed post, Eugene. Fortsätt så!

  37. Great news, was so nice to update and have everything fully functional again!

    Great piece of software guys, I think we all appreciate your ongoing support and communication with your user base.

  38. 38

    My favorite toy is back :) Thanks guys

  39. Great to see that it is back given that we paid for that service.

    Can we select whether Rank Checker should use our local PC or your servers?

    I would not mind running it locally for my small no of keywords.

  40. Great update guys. The software development game is a fickle thing. So grateful to See the hard work you Aussies are putting in there.

    Keep up the great work, it really is appreciated.

  41. Just have one thing to say : THANK YOU !!!

    Thank you for providing us with such an amazing tool for only a one-time payment.
    Like many others, my (little) investment in Market Samurai has already paid itself more than tenfold. So using this amazing tool is 100% benefit !

    And thank you also for being so tranparent about the situation. I only wish all the suppliers could be like you !

  42. We really appreciate being kept in the loop Eugene. If you end up having to charge for Rank Tracker I hope the little people who don't use it often are not penalised with one price fits all.
    Thanks for your wonderful service.

  43. I'd love to see the ability to rotate via our own proxies rather than paying a monthly fee – I have plenty of servers out there I could use.

    The rank tracker is my most-used module of MS.

    J

  44. GREAT JOB Eugene!!!!! Keep Moving FORWARD! :)
    MS is one from many best SEO software I ever use.

  45. Thanks for getting Market Samurai back and running again so fast.

    I don't blame you for not being able to absorb such monstrous claims yourself. $40,000 per day? Skandalöst!

  46. Great to see such a good customer communication. Big companies can learn from you …
    Just realised that you guys are located in Nunawading (haha … that is close to Doncaster East :-).

  47. Thanks very much for the update and your hard work.

  48. Firstly, as an internet marketer, I would like to say that Market Samurai has been the single best investment that I have made!

    Nonetheless, I too have concerns about the accuracy of the SEOC data with Bing. As an example, one keyword I am targeting showed less than 1k competition on Bing and yet is showing 85k on Google. This is worrying if the data cannot be relied upon.

  49. 49

    Your customer service is the reason I'm still a customer. Please don't stop.

    Your great support and transparancy is the reason why you will always be superior to SEO Powersuite.

  50. Eugene
    Thanks and Congratulations to everyone at Market Samurai – you clearly have been burning the midnight oil by the barrel load and this sort of reaction and performance will only increase loyalty and encourage endorsements.
    Best regards
    John

  51. I have held off for more than a year on buying Market Samurai, mainly because I was not sure how long it would continue to be supported. Having purchased many SEO programs in the past which do not survive changes to the search engines API's or terms it makes a change to see a product such as Market Samurai which has the committed support of its developers.

    The continued support the product has received in the past few days actually convinced me to go ahead and finally buy it and add my support.

  52. Well done for getting things fixed so quick.

    Rather than looking at charging for the Rank Tracker module as a negative, personally I think it could be a great opportunity to develop it further to provide a produce people are happy to pay monthly for.

    There are some great products out there that I always think 'I wish MS had that', such as SEM Rush – I would happily pay a monthly fee for the Rank Tracker module with more features that saved me from using/paying for other tools. With that in mind, Top-3 things I wish the Rank Tracker could do…

    1. Identify keywords a website is ranking for that have not been entered into the Rank Tracker (like SEM Rush).

    2. Have better output options for reports (such as branded PDF's for SEO Consultants).

    3. Keyword alerts when keywords we're targeting enter/leave the first page of Google.

    No rush, if you could get this sorted by next week, that would be great. ;o)

  53. You are the team! Thanks for fast update of program. Will be nice to add some more functions to “seo competition” also.

  54. Hi Eugene,
    As problems arise by everybody the quality of a company is basically how they are handling and trying to solve the issues. From that standpoint I give you guys a big thumbs up, especially the communication towards us as customers.

  55. Obviously if Bing has less pages indexed the SEOC, SEOTC and SEOUC figures will be less accurate…

    Do you intend to re-instate Google for SEOC, SEOTC and SEOUC?

    And finally, a great big thanks to the MS team for everything! You guys are

  56. Thank you for putting it all back together.. Great work. I cant imagine my work load without Market Samurai.. Thank you so much.. Keep it up.

    Irma

  57. How many keywords can we track before being limited?

  58. As Market Samurai customers we've had it pretty good so far. Your product is awesome, the training excellent – and I love the affiliate program :-)

    I'd be happy to pay a subscription for the Rank Tracker – just don't make it unaffordable, guys …

    Thanks for all the hard work to fix this problem
    - Mary Jaksch

  59. Why was my previous (contructive) post deleted?

    On
    Miriam Parkinson replied:

    It was caught by the spam filter

  60. I'm happy most of things come back.

  61. I say fair enough. You have and do give such great value. FULL STOP.

  62. Tack för uppdateringen men lite besviken över att lära sig att storskalig Rank Tracker fortfarande inte fungerar.

    Jag fick ett mail från Link Assistant nämnda "Google gjort några ändringar och ingenting hände det alls. Mer att det, när förändringar i Google hända i framtiden, kommer SEO PoweSuite fortsätta arbeta sömlöst ".

    Men jag har ingen aning om det finns några ändringar som genomförs av Google, jag hoppas att marknaden Samurai kan vara lika bra som tidigare.

    Dessutom, för att tidskälla för en annan bra ranking tracker.

  63. Tack för uppdateringen och bra gjort på dig och laget dra alla klutar för att få denna stora app säkerhetskopiera och igång.

    För en stund där du hade mig orolig ... Vad har jag gjort innan Market Samurai?!?!?!

  64. Ni har en fantastisk produkt, och bra utbildning. Jag har 100% förtroende som du kommer att ha vårt bästa SEO intressen i åtanke hur du har rättat till situationen.

  65. 65

    Hej,

    $ 40,000 / dag spridda över 400.000 användare = $ 3.00 / månad / användare.

    Jag vet inte om någon annan, men jag skulle vara ganska glad att betala $ 5.00 / månad för att få RankTracker tillbaka!

    2 februari
    Robcarl svarade:

    $ 40.000 dag spridda över 50.000 BETALAT användare är $ 0,80 / dag eller $ 24 / månad för rang tracker om alla går i ... och många inte har ett behov.

    Kostnadsberäkningen är förmodligen baserat på befintliga användnings / användare så att den inte kommer att minska märkbart om inte aktiva användare hoppar av.

    Trots detta, skulle kostnaden inte släppa pro-proportionellt med användnings nedgång.

    Om hälften av betalda användare var ansvariga för de flesta av rang tracker användning och var villiga att betala frakten ... $ 50 / månad som en avgift ser mer troligt.

  66. Kul att se allt fungera igen. Hålla upp goda arbete killarna. Jag har varit ett stort fan av MS under de senaste 2 1/2 år och det är den verkliga upp framför ärlighet som bidrar till vad ni gör.

  67. 67
    Den 1 februari 2012 vid 08:27
    David sade:

    Well done Eugene, a great service and a good comeback

  68. Looks like I will have to change to your product. Have been using SEO Powersuite and after 6 months nothing works unless you start paying a subscription…initial cost of purchase was not cheap either!

  69. 69

    If you were to charge a monthly fee for rank tracker, I think you should consider providing a better level of history tracking in the form of a graph like the other paid alternatives have, otherwise the monthly spend could well be directed elsewhere to products that do have this desirable functionality.

    I am a relatively new customer and do think your product is great but certainly limited compared to other alternatives that require monthly fees – particularly in the areas of rank tracking and reporting. So I would very much like to see further developments in those areas if I was to pay a monthly fee… this is just a heads up really not a critique at all, so far I really like the application but its just common business sense that if you are to be spending a certain amount a month on a service that you will weigh up the pro's and con's of the alternatives before committing.

    On
    Quentin replied:

    lol I just this minute realized it does graph the history so base covered there! (as I said I'm a new user…), being able to produce some kind of PDF based on this information would be great in that case.

  70. I'm very happy that Market Samurai is back. The work without it was much more complicated and not so effective. During the last days I realized how important for me this tool is. I hope everything will be OK.

    Keep up the great work and thanks for your honest info you provided us.

    Hälsningar

    Bucee

  71. 71

    Just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work.

    I do have a question. I still can't get SEOC to work properly…there still seem to be issues relating this collumn.

    I either get WRONG results or I get no results at all. Please explain.

    Thanks,
    Vadim

    On
    Ben Stickland replied:

    Hi Vadim

    It's late in the evening as I write this. I've just done a quick check and whilst it's working on my machine we are dealing with a new API, so there could be teething bugs. I'll have a look in the morning when I'm back in the office.

    Cheers,
    Ben

    On
    Vadim replied:

    Thanks for the quick reply Ben, I will be waiting for your results tomorrow.

    Have a good night.

  72. Hej!
    Is there any possibility that you would change the SEOC back to google in the future?

    Thanks!

  73. 73

    I have just as much faith in both the product and the team that is MarketSamurai as I have always had. Don't worry about the sabre-rattlers and tire-kickers of this world, just keep on doing what you're doing: providing a timely and HONEST appraisal of current SEO-trends & tools.

    I <3 MS ;)

  74. Well done Samurai team! What an amazing effort!

  75. 75

    We really need a search depth of 1000 again, but I have noticed this is not possible (for obvious reasons). But what if one was to use many private proxies?

    Is there a way for us to change it back to allow a search depth of 1000 in the rank tracker?

    On
    James replied:

    Anything?

  76. Hej,

    Thanks for all your hard work to restore all the modules and I look forward to seeing the alternative source for rank tracking made available in Market Samurai in the next 2-3 weeks.

    Tack

    Leo

  77. Thanks for the update, this is of course good news. Can you provide any more details on the changes that google have made? From an SEO point of view, I'm interested to know what the wider ramifications may be.

  78. Oh, and I'd also like to know whether you will start using Google again for SEOC, SEOTC and SEOUC.

    Please let us know.

    Tack

    Leo
    Market Samurai and Article Samurai member

  79. 79

    Thanks for getting things sorted so quickly and being upfront with everything you have my support

  80. 80
    On February 1st, 2012 at 9:08 pm
    Jayden Smith said:

    I'm trying to run the rank tracker with private proxies, but it keeps freezing at 99% or says: “Google rank data not received”

  81. why don't you stop the free versions and continue giving good quality to paid users. The product is a big name and dont need any introductions. Who so ever has used free version, will be happy enough to buy the paid version.

  82. Hello Eugene,

    a few weeks ago, MS, offered a video to watch how to get many many backlinks in just a few minutes a day.

    below the correct version.

    unfortunately i was no longer running when i tried to watch it. i got the message that within a few weeks it would be offered again.

    can you tell me where i can watch it.

    perhaps send a link?

    Thanks,

    Richard

  83. I just wanted to say how much I appreciate your communication and transparency on all the issues you have faced. It is refreshing.

    Although I am a paid user of the product, I do not have the need for the product all the time. Still, depending on your monthly charge, I will probably upgrade to that – just to support you. You are a great bunch of guys and I wish you the best.

    Thanks,

    Matt

  84. Hej,
    I totally Understand the situation and Kudos to you and your team for providing a Part solution within 4 days. (Competitor had however fixed a hiatus of six months time for you).
    Really great for the effort!
    Hope to see the monthly subs on reasonable roll.

  85. What a wonderful news! I feel naked anytime I could not use certain modules in MS.

    Yes, I got an email from one of your competitors(I used their free trial and dumped it later) claiming that they are not affected that Market Samurai is up to something and I should get their services instead.

    Now most of the modules I constantly use are back. Normally I use keyword generation, SEO competition and article generation mostly. Other modules come in handy from time to time.

    Congrats for bringing back MS. Be encouraged and don't let your competitors edge you out.

    Med vänliga hälsningar.

  86. Hi Eugene,

    Sound to me like some of the free loaders need to step up and be real clients! Your software rocks!!

    Yes, I'd pay monthly for it. You didn't ask, but I thought I tell ya.

    Have a great new year Dojo mate,

    Rodney

    PS If you're using the free version ante up!!

    On
    Anne replied:

    Well said Rodney!

  87. Thanks for the information, I was very preocupated about how was working the rank tracker this last days. Today, you said that I was fixed already, but I still have problems. The first project I tracked, perfect, but the second and the third return me no results, and with this I mean that all the tracking information til now disappeared. ¿This is normal or it's only happening to me?

  88. Great updates, thank you very much.

    With regards to the rank tracking module, can you please make it so people that don't choose to subscribe still can use the rank tracker module locally, I have under 10 sites to track ranks for, and only a couple keywords for each, so I wouldn't have any problems running it locally, and it wouldn't make sense for me to subscribe.

    If that's not possible I don't hope it would cost more than $5 to $10 for the sub, or maybe you could have different sized packages.

    Thank again.
    Kim C

  89. Hmmm, think post title is misleading to say the least. The only thing worth using in MS is Rank Tracker and it's now dead. Can anyone tell me what the alternative softwares that still work are?

  90. Congratulations on bringing back Market Samurai so quickly and apparently with being able to bring back most of the Google interactions.

  91. Fast comeback of Market Samurai functions is welcomed with a big smile!! :) I missed monetization feature the most.

  92. Eugene,
    Like many others, I also think that THE MOST IMPORTANT feature of Market Samurai is the rank tracker.
    However, the rank tracker is not really functioning when you want to use it with many domains and many keywords because Google don't let a single IP have a massive amount of queries in a short time.
    The built in proxies that the rank tracker is working with is one of the most essential features of Market Samurai, maybe even the most important.
    When do you expect this feature to be back to Market Samurai?
    Is there any way for me to import an array of proxies manually with Market Samurai?
    Kindly,
    ANSWER THIS QUESTION FOR ME!
    Thanks,
    Dana

    On
    Miriam Parkinson replied:

    Hi Dana. Yes, you can do this in Market Samurai via file->settings->proxies

  93. after been told the hype that it would take six month to fix we knew you would fix it sooner

  94. Thanks for repairing the options…
    Its such an invaluable tool, and by fixing the seo section
    means i can get back on track. Its such a great tool thanks so much..

    lee

  95. You have found favor in my eyes Market Samurai

  96. Thank you for the update. I must admit that for a while I lost my hope for the software but it seems that you are doing great job restoring its functionality. Thank you for that!

  97. I recommend the rank tracker search depth be quite limited and that users remember that using automated software to search is against Google's policy. User analysis can connect IP's, search patterns and websites. I would hate to have my site banned based on automated search patterns from my IP.
    I have learned of the MS ethics and wish they had the 400,000 paying a subscription fee. I could only imagine what kind of product we could have if they had that kind of income flowing in. Although… Is there anything really lacking? It seems that MS is too concerned about keeping our costs too low. I am hopeful that subscription based modules do pay MS well above their maintenance costs.
    Maybe this change will help break us from our rank tracking addictions so we can focus on the other modules that really matter.

    On
    Jimmy Tango replied:

    I must say this is a compelling comment. If MS were to start an overall subscription/membership model, think of the type of development advances MS could have. Even at just a small $47/month is $18.8mil per month. From a development standpoint this puts your monthly costs for partnering with other companies for the Google Data and development capabilities on a much favorable position. Even $37/month could work, heck even $1/month puts you at an increase in cash flow, in addition to sale of the product, (retail price + continuity)= monthly cash flow.

    The other question is, can MS continue to provide the level of service the MS community has come accustomed to without charging a monthly fee? Accounting for Speed, quality of data, and reliability of data.

    Love to hear feedback from the community.

    Jimmy Tango

  98. Thanks for getting so much functionality back so quickly. Looking forward to a long association with you guys. Keep up the outstanding support and development – definitely will take up a subscription for reliable ranking services if required.

  99. You guys are absolutely amazing and talented programmers and businesspeople!

    I seriously thought MS was “dead” to me for many weeks or maybe months to come. Once again, you've worked miracles. Many, many kudos to you for this latest feat of legerdemain, and so many prior ones…

    While there are undoubtedly going to be grumblers about any monthly fee (me among them), we are all at the mercy of the mighty Google. When it changes the game, we all must either adapt or perish. Noble Samurai could not know what the future holds any more than the rest of us.

    As a paid-in-full and very happy MS customer of several years now, I have been absolutely thrilled with the quality of your product, your obvious dedicated and passion and the tireless way you have all gone about making your product *the* market leader (at least as far as I'm concerned).

    The fact is, other keyword tools will be similarly effected. If we have to start paying, it's the way it goes.

    To all the unhappy campers out there, I say that I would rather pay what I hope will be a reasonable monthly fee and *have* MS than not have it at all! Frankly, I'm surprised that the MS team have been able to provide such an excellent product and support for so long *without* implementing such.

    I would be remiss in pointing out that most other “serious” and professional keyword tools have long since been on the monthly payment model — some to the tune of hundreds of dollars a month! We've all been spoiled by the fact that Noble Samurai has taken it on the chin for a long time for all of us!

    I cannot say this about too many companies, but… I trust the “MS boys” to make a smart business decision! In fact, one which will best serve both the company and the MS community.

    Keep up the great work, guys!
    :-D

  100. Congratulations and thank you for your honesty and your clear communications. The positive response you've received demonstrates that customers respond well when you trust them.

    Thank you for showing how a problem should be addressed. Maybe a couple of governments could learn something from you?

  101. Happy to read that, keep up the good work. I'm a relatively new customer but still fully likes your product.

    As you haven't answered my last post, will you continue to support Linux and Mac OS, even if you get to part with Adobe Air ?

    I'm ok to pay for the Rank Tracker module on a mounthly basis, but dropping support for your non Windows-users-customers would be a bad move in my opinion.

    I hope I'm just being paranoid on that one!

    On
    Miriam Parkinson replied:

    Hi Alex, currently Market Samurai is built on Adobe AIR so we don't have 100% control on what platforms are supported. Unfortunately AIR stopped supporting Linux and versions of Mac OS before snow leopard so those are already not supported. Rest assured though – we are all Mac users at Noble Samurai, Eugene refuses to use anything else! So, if we move away from Adobe AIR we will never be moving to a platform that will not support our non-Windows users.

  102. For those like me, has article marketing, rank tracker will be included in the monthly fee?

  103. Hello Eugene,

    Thanks for the update. I can also confirm as I'm sure you're aware that the SEO PoweSuite guys were trying to use this as a selling point for their software. Now while I did buy a full enterprise edition of their software a long time ago (at over $400) and it was very good, it was full of features that would be used by professional SEO companies but many people would find a bit overwhelming. Still I found using both that and Samurai worked for me.
    However the thing they failed to point out in their email was that they changed to a monthly charging system for updates a long time ago (after I had purchased) so they are on dodgy ground trying to compare their product with Samurai.
    I have also used Market Samurai far more as it is so easy to use. I still like both products but for value for money Market Samurai wins hands down.

    Dave

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    On February 1st, 2012 at 10:47 pm
    John King said:

    I still don't see an answer to my question.

    SEOC now being pulled from Bing on the Keyword Research page. Are the numbers in the Searches column being pulled from Bing too? If not, it wouldn't make much sense with Google Searches column data next to a Bing SEOC column data.

    I submitted a support ticket for this and never received an answer. I'm also surprises no one else asked this question.

    John King

    On
    John King replied:

    Could someone please answer this question!!!!!!!!!!

    On
    Miriam Parkinson replied:

    Hej John,

    The numbers don't need to come from the same place. 'Searches' is a measure of how many people search that keyword in Google. SEOC is a measure of how many competitors there are on the internet, not just on Google. While the SEOC number taken from Bing and from Google are not going to be identical, they are going to be directly proportional to each other – so a keyword with high competition numbers on Google will also have high competition numbers on Bing.

    Remember, SEOC is only used to rule out the high competition keywords, you then need to look at the SEO Competition matrix of the keywords that are left to check their strength of competition – this module will still show you the top 10 results in Google as this is the primary search engine that we, and our customers in general are optimizing for.

  105. Thank you for keeping us so fully informed. Good luck with all your efforts.

  106. Ladies and Gentlemen! After a little break… The show goes on! Not user yet? Please, take your ticket, the future of the best SEO tool, I called Market Samurai, is thrilling!

  107. Thank you, I appreciate the hard work you guys have put in.

  108. 108
    On February 1st, 2012 at 11:16 pm
    Steve S. said:

    Thanks for the update:
    Just a couple of comments:
    1. When looking at SEOC, I would prefer to know how many pages ranked by google use these keywords, since google is still the place to be for traffic (maybe I'm not understanding what SEOC is, but the way i understand it is that the higher the value, the higher the competition and i don't really care that much about how many bing ranked sites use the kw, but I do care very much how many google ranked sites use it).
    2. can you enable the local network rank tracker long term as an option? I don't have any issues with network bandwidth so that might be a great option for smaller opertators

  109. I realize that I have not utilized the program to its fullest capability as I typically use only certain pieces of it. However IF you are already working on it could you please accept a suggestion of something that I would find beneficial?

    A way to know what the top 5 or 10 questions are on a keyphrase submitted to the SEs? Saw this available in another product and think it would be helpful.

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    I have two paid licenses for MS, one of which I won way back when, but have never considered refunding the other one because it is just such a great product!

    For those of us with many site / keywords to track a paid module certainly makes sense (are we not making something off all those pages?) however I hope you can keep the option in place that you just created, to do limited numbers of searches from the local machine (limited by Google rather than MS) – that will work for many of the less active customers.

    Thanks again for such a high quality, well maintained product.

    Chris B

  111. I'm glad all the functionalities are back! Thanks for your honest post and hard work to get Market Samurai full running.

  112. You all are the BEST! Even though you have a nice client base, I still believe you are the best kept secret for your followers…

    Your loyalty to us is off the charts…it is up to us clients now to return that loyalty and integrity.

    Bless you hearts for all your hard work and commitment dealing with the “beast”…and we all know who that is!!! You are doing all you can do to give us the best Internet Marketing product out there!!! I still believe so myself…

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the edge you all have given us over the past 3 1/2 years. I have been there since, and will be in the future…

    God Bless,

    Rick

    On
    Rick@ReligiousQuotes replied:

    LOL…I thought I would try out the Keyword Luv…fun! I might be behind the times with this one, but I am going to put on my blog as well…thanks for that as well! Even more value here…Great for your commentators…

    Skål…

  113. 113
    On February 1st, 2012 at 11:23 pm
    Chris@OutsourceFactor said:

    Guys – I own two paid licenses for my staff and I completely appreciate your hard work and understand the reason for this change. Thanks for all you are doing. The changes seem very reasonable.

  114. I really like the way you care your custumers and I know how hard search engine turn you life with their constant changes. Congratulation to fight for us Mr Samourai.
    —- Im french canadian —- ( thats why , english is bad…)

  115. BIG LIKE

    Guy Harduf

  116. Very pleased that the system is back again. Thank you guys for this quick back up!!! You guys ROCK

  117. I admit, I was a little bit discouraged at the beginning of all of this. The first announcement(blog post) did discouraged me a lot because all I got from it was that you would use Bing instead of Google, now thank god you have written this post!

  118. Thank you Eugene for the update. I've read remarks from your competitors that make the situation sound so bad. It is nice to hear what is really going on and I appreciate the time you took to write and post this update.

  119. You are and will always be the bomb when it comes to all that you do with Market Samurai. For the price of admission and what type of service we get, this will always be worth the wait if google burps again. Also although another expence would be unwanted the ROI far surpasses double the price for what ever you charge. Now by saying that I hope you are able to find a solution one that is best for all. This is the best matrix research tool available bar nun. Love ya.

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    Top job getting things working again,it shows how even the most stable internet business modle can be changed by Google`s whim
    Keep up the great work!

  121. Thanks for working quickly and effectively. MS is a great tool and I think adding optional subscription modules might be a viable business model for NS, so you do not have to rely on sales alone.

    I appreciate very much all that I got for the one time fee I paid long ago – there were so many updates and upgrades – Exceptional. Many others would certainly have issued some paid upgrades during this time!!

    So, again, THANKS and I hope you find a really good way to carry on.

  122. Thanks for bringing back such a useful tool. Some things that i use it for is the rank checker. No problem separating from whole package.

  123. I am one of the “Little” guys. I do not mind using MS from my machine and do not use MS the same way the “Big Dogs” do.

    Even at that, I would gladly pay a couple of bucks a month (or $25 a year) to be sure you stay around.

    What you might do though, because, as you said, (and it's beyond the technical capacity of the average user) you might send instructions on how to do that set up.

    One hell of a job in a very short time span!!
    Tack!
    Chet

  124. Eugene,

    I think this has to fall into the Sh*! happens category. You guys are doing a great job keeping us going and keeping us informed.

    If it's loyal customers you're after, you've earned one.

    Looking forward to seeing the details of the monthly service.

    -Rich Casamento
    WSI Net Marketing

  125. I bought MS in August of 2008 during the 30 Day Challenge. You had one module. I have seen you grow the tool and your business with integrity and great customer service. Do what you must, I trust you with my dollars. Stor post. Stay with it and stay well.

  126. Just curious: I got the most recent update and there was some type of addition a-something, but I hit the button too fast and don't know what was added. Can someone explain what it was?

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    Great job guys with getting MS back up and running.
    Your customer service is the best.

  128. Great example of moving to find new cheese! Congratulations to the team at Market Samurai.

  129. That's awesome guys! Market Samurai has been a staple product and one of my favorites not to mention one of the most raved about keyword research and competitive research products in the market.

    Thanks guy,
    Bryan Dulaney

  130. Hej killar tack för uppdateringen. Jag undrade också vad jag hade gjort innan Market Samuri!
    Förhoppningsvis får du Rank Tracker upp och kör igen snart ... .as för dessa avgifter ... .Är ni att skala dem genom användning dvs 15 sökord eller mindre = bandet en) 30 nyckelord eller mindre = band b) och så vidare ...?
    Hur som helst - stora arbete killar!

  131. Jag är bra med att behöva betala för Ranking modulen separat. Inte riktigt en big deal där, så länge som den här funktionen är också hålls inne i Market Samurai för mindre frågor av 10-tal sökord.

    Jag tenderar att använda Market Samurai enbart för sökord forskning ändå, så det är inte något som hämmar mitt företag. Jag använder redan ett månadsabonnemang baserat verktyg för rang kontroll ändå. Om ni kommer att lägga ut ett verktyg som kan konkurrera med något som Web VD för rang spårning men då .. Jag kan bara behöva avbryta min prenumeration med dem och gå till din!

    Skål, och hålla upp det stora verket!
    Ryan Dinelle

  132. Kan ni sätta rekordet rakt på dubbla budskap kommer från SEO Power lägret?

    ... "Så låt oss återigen motbevisa ryktet: Google gjort några ändringar och ingenting hände det alls. Mer att det, när förändringar i Google hända i framtiden, kommer SEO PoweSuite fortsätta arbeta sömlöst ... "

  133. Marknaden Samurai behöver gå SOCIALA! Jag älskar marknaden samurai, men som jag sade i en kommentar till Smart passiv inkomst blogg, "SEO som vi känner det" kommer att dö. Här är citat, jag tror det är en av bättre kommentarer som jag har kvar, så jag måste återanvänt den här:

    "En hel del viktig information i en enda post. Market Samurai var verkligen en värdig tjänst, och jag tror att de kommer continiue vara så.

    Jag är inte säker på att Market Samurai kommer att överleva länge de kommande Google förändringar. Och jag tror inte hänvisa till aktuella förändringar, men jag tänker framåt och om de förändringar som är på väg att komma.

    Do not get me fel, jag är inte en profet och jag har inte visioner, men i slutet av 2011 och nu 2012 Google blir allt mer social. Det är därför jag undrar varför du Pat inte har "en" i din Sharebar.

    Google Plus kommer att integrera helt in i sökandet, vilket gör Google en av de mest djupgående Search sociala nätverk. Om du är Apple-användare, vet du hur väl Apple-produkter integreras väl in i varandra, Google räknat ut att denna trend fungerar bra.

    Imagine how Smartphones “killed” the need for cameras, because Camera became a feature of a Smartphone, leading it to a better product. Also Smartphones have a potential to kill Audio Players, because Audio Players are “feature” of Smartphone.

    Now transition this to Google World. Google Plus is a feature of SEARCH. Google Reader is integral part of your search experience! Picasa is integral part of your SEARCH. Result for 100 million Google Plus users (and will grow on daily basis), will actually recieve completely different search results than all other users who aren't under Google Experience Umbrella.

    The explosive growth of Google Plus is frightening, and will render Googles tools, like KeyWord Tool, completely obsolete as the time passes by. This will make Market Samurai viable tool for next period, maybe up to two years, but after that, too many results will be “socially enhanced”.

    Google knows that the money lies in “social graph” and unlike Facebook, they will be the first to figure out how to monetize that data. This is my bet.

    I love Market Samurai, but as the time passes by, I feel and see that “SEO as we know it” is going to die.”

    Link to the whole post is here: http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/is-this-the-end-of-the-market-samurai-dynasty-direct-answers-from-the-ceo/

    I can't wait to see future upgrades of Market Samurai, as I still intend to recommend it to my friends and clients. You gave a rocking year, and thanks to your video tutorials I've learned a lot about SEO and saved hours upon hours of learning and cramming.

    You've left immense impact on my online marketing knowledge, I want to thank you once again for that.

  134. Hats off to Market Samurai … Again!

    One may suppose in limiting free queries, Google itself is responding to certain kinds of heavy free use of its servers, perhaps (for all I know) a discovery its decision-makers made as Google looks more closely at dividing the virtual search world by locally-relevant criteria … in which milieu search volume per locale is typically rather less than the global sum.

    Market Samurai has developed a reputation for keeping abreast of changes in an ever-changing environment, yet at low cost to its customers. Thank you again, this time especially for your recent Herculean efforts.

    “Free” rank tracking (not that it was ever entirely free to everybody) will be missed, but there seems little point in fighting against gravity here.

  135. Thank you Eugene for placing us all with the full up todate knowledge of whats happening and what is going on with our MS tool. It only stands to reason that woith such a great tool as Market Samurai that it would not be just dropped with so many users of the software.

  136. Thanks so much for all you've done. I'm an occasional user, very happy with the service and how hard you work to keep things running smoothly when bumps come along the way.

  137. I just purchased MS (yeah me)! I actually was doing the trial during your outages but thought those to be a temporary issue. Regardless, I still think it's a viable product at the cost.

    My question though: I have been involved with brokering large amounts of data and know that once you buy data it quickly becomes dated (pardon the pun). What will the schedule for updates be to your data base? Weekly, Monthly?

    How is this different from SEOMoz or any other rank reporting tool? You might not be able to answer that but I'm curious if pulling from a ranking database is how it's done or is it more real time.

    I wish you all the best with your dilemma. Sounds like you are handling the best way posible.

    Chris

  138. Excellent news. Thanks a lot.

  139. Just a short note to commend the Market Samurai team for keeping us in the loop and working as hard as they do to solve problems. Dealing with all the Google changes must be challenging and frustrating.

    Given all the updates they do to the core application (updates that have great documentation), I think the company is well within their rights to charge a monthly fee for rank tracking. Sites like SEOmoz do. I hope it's not too much and as a previous poster set, is tiered so that those who use more, pay more.

  140. Thank you so much for all the hard work guys. I assume everything is alright with Article Samurai as I use it for my clients in local online advertising.

  141. Stop worrying about the cheap users. It's understandable that they're going to be the loudest when you ask them to pay for something, but you can't please everyone all the time no matter what you do.

    Charge for the whole package. If you've got 400,000 users, charge each one $5 a month. That's enough to cover your costs? (400,000 x $5 = $2,000,000 per month or $66,667 per day) That'll cover your data buying costs and leave you profits too which you guys deserve.

    If someone can't afford $5 per month then they're lying.
    :)

  142. Will Market Samurai become a monthly subscription product?

    I have come to depend on Market Samurai for my Keyword projects so my concern is not that you may ask for an annual or monthly payment, rather that you remain successful enough to fund your excellent maintenance program and improvements.

    All of us long-term customers are being kept going by your ability to recruit a steady stream of new recruits paying for a license. There are a finite limit to the SEO SEM market and when recruitment starts to tail off I will be happy to pay an additional basic license fee and so should anyone else who uses Market Samurai as a business tool.

  143. Glad to see you guys got it all worked and and thanks for all your support

  144. Glad all is working.

  145. 145
    On February 2nd, 2012 at 1:48 am
    Dustin Wright said:

    It is very typical for business software to be a one time purchase price and 10% annual software maintenance in order to be provided with updates, not upgrades (ie. 3.xxx to 3.zzz, not 3.x to 4.x). I'm very new to this product, but it is apparent to me it needs to be constantly updated and worked on in order to continue to function in the very fluid environment it works in. I'd be perfectly willing to pay maintenance on it. You can't be paid one time and work forever for nothing more. That is not sustainable.

  146. So glad you are in recovery mode! So many of our sites got hit hard when Google changed their algorithesms back in October of last year.

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    Great Stuff…!! I am quite confident that whatever fee structure you develop will be fair and equitable, the important thing being that you can operate with some incentive to continue offering your service.

    Business is always facing challenges ans we are in business to overcome challenges.

    I suggest you are doing a great job in dealing with this one.

  148. Congratulations to all. I knew that you could with this problem. It was only a matter of time. Market Samurai is by far the best tool on the market. I love this tool. Thank you again.

  149. Thanks for the updates. It's quite amazing what you've delivered with no charge for upgrades — Market Samurai is worth every penny, and I'm sure the new rank tracking service will be the same. Thank you for the excellent product and for keeping us all informed along the way.

  150. 150
    On February 2nd, 2012 at 2:05 am
    Joseph Gary said:

    Market Samarai hardly worked during my trial period a few months ago. How about a trial since its working now?

  151. I'll gladly pay for a paid subscription for a good solid rank tracking service, it's very important to me and my team.

  152. This is Great news that you were able to bring back Market Samurai so quickly and with most of the Google functions still working, I'm glade to work with a company that can bounce back so well, after taking a hit like this from a large player like Google.

    Keep up the Great work!

  153. Thanks guys, you're efforts are greatly appreciated. I've been here almost since the beginning and have lived through all of the assorted growth spurts and problems. MS has been invaluable to me and my keyword research.

    Seems to me that way back in the beginning rank tracker was much as it is now. Run to many checks and get cut off by google for a few hours. It worked then and it works now. However you created a position junky when I could do unlimited keyword rank checking.

    Funny tho, it didn't add much to the bottom line as there was no focus. Lol, runem all and see what's working. While I don't think going back to the beginning is a great thing it will, at least, make me focus on the keywords making the best money and not all of the keywords just out of curiosity. After a few weeks you mostly know whether a kw is a winner or loser. No sense to continue checking the losers.

    A big list of great proxies would be appreciated tho. Assuming the proxy part still works the way it used to. ;)

    On
    Paul B replied:

    Make a list of proxies public and see how long they remain “great”? You need to source your own, the moment a proxy becomes too well known if becomes a waste of time.

    On
    Cynical One replied:

    Actually, MS still says it has proxy servers. If you check settings under proxies there is a check box that says “Use built in proxy servers” but I'm wondering if these even still exist in MS.

    If not a list of proxies would still be a good thing. The guys at MS have much more knowledge of proxies than I do. All of them I find are slower than hell so a list of the better ones provided ny MS would be a great help.

    BTW, everything free on the net decreases in value with over usage.

    On
    Paul B replied:

    The point I'm trying to make (all be it not very well) is that they wouldn't be supplying YOU with a list of proxies, they'd be supplying their 400,000 users. Unless that is a very very big list then whatever they include will soon become as you put it, slower than hell or worse.

    Find your own under utilised ones and you can get away with half a dozen at most. Alternatively there are paid proxy services out there, I've been using one and rank tracker is running fine.

  154. Thanks for the hard work, I know how intricate and stress software development is let alone how frustrating it is when an external source such as Google makes changes that you have no control over. The fact the you let us know right away what was wrong fixed and communicated so quickly and thoroughly continue to make me a big fan of Market Samurai!

  155. I know so many companies that wold have run at the first sign of trouble. You guys are a class act, and for a one-time payment kind of deal this is more than a bargain; it's almost steal :D.

    But seriously, if we look at this objectively, the only thing we're (partially) missing is the Rank Tracker. Overall this is the best SEO-Keyword research-…etc, combo that exists nowadays.

    Keep up the great work and you deserve way more than you ask (at least I made “way more” than what I paid for your service ;)).

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    Again, top level approach to the challenges.
    Tack.

  157. Well done Eugene and team.
    I am amazed you have things up and running so fast.
    MS is an excellent product and I am quite happy to pay a (reasonable!) fee for the rank checker.
    It is good to know I am working with professionals.
    Med vänliga hälsningar

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    I agree that the Market samurai was the best internet marketing tool, thanks for that. What i totally disagree is that the mixing of google-bing information is giving accurate and even decent results as i have notify to the staff showing several comparisons to the seoc data provided by MS and those found in the actual bing search and allow me to say that is totally messed up!.

    Like some one said before is very hard to compare the size of the indexed pages that google has with those of bing-yahoo.

    Im very aware of your efforts to overpass this big issue but is not transparent to make us believe that you have made the best decisions by combining the two data sources to offer anything similar that MS was delivering before.

    And sure thing is that the most of the MS users have this specific matter in mind, as many of them are asking, will the seoc, the title and the url number of indexed pages going back with the google data? if the answer is no, you guys as savvy as you are, by now just throw over a good piece of software.

    As far we as users we are doomed to walk blind, trusting on what you say, or to find a way to invest on decent and reliable data like this market more than many other requires.

  159. Thanks Market Samurai…

    For communicating so clearly and quickly with all of us.

    It's refreshing to see. Not many companies care as amuch as you folks seem to. It is appreciated!!

    ~ Louie

  160. While, at times, I've been frustrated w/ NS, the decision to offer rank tracking as an up-charge, monthly fee module within the MS software, while continuing to extend the basic service w/o additional charge, is a high integrity move by your team.

    Reality is that MS is a terrific tool for the money. Thanks for the continued effort in keeping the software effective, and affordable, as the environment of the web evolves.

  161. Amazing work as well as communication and transparency. The way you've handled this entire event should be the “counterpoint” to the big companies out there who cover stuff up, then lie, then finally admit the truth, then scramble with bad communication, then get defensive, etc.!

    I was already a loyal (paid) customer, and this clinches it.

    I absolutely hate paying a monthly fee for software, but yours is one of the few that we'd do that for – it's that good and saves that much time.

    So yes, it is great that your software was a one-time cost. But to agree with a couple people above, with all the work necessary to keep things working, not to mention adding features, a maintenance charge would be completely understandable.

    I have to spend $50 or so every couple years for new versions of Quicken financial software. I view them as a necessary evil, and don't love them as a company, but still do it otherwise they simply don't support any of the online features. Although I moan about it, I do understand that they do a bunch of development to stay current and it's only fair to do it that way.

    They don't even try to hide it as maintenance – they just say “buy now, you have until April xx until your software will no longer work.”

    We pay $5 or $6 per month for a program in this space that does one thing that MS does. They hid that in fine print when we bought – I thought maintenance was only to get new features, and I figured we would decide if we needed them or not at that time. But after their initial period, I discovered that the maintenance was necessary or it simply would not work any more.

    I don't like the way they handled it, but we are paying their fee.

    Would I pay $5 per month for MS, with 10x more functionality, integrity like you have shown from the beginning, new features, great training, and a great community?

    Ummm, yes, I think so!

    Scott

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    On February 2nd, 2012 at 2:58 am
    Steven Ladd said:

    Amazing service! I downloaded a free trial and never used it (too busy). You have turned a very bad situation into at least one new customer. Eugene, your open communications and very fair customer policies make me want to buy everything you sell, even before I know how to use it.

  163. 163
    On February 2nd, 2012 at 2:59 am
    Joao Zorro Goncalves said:

    Hej!

    I've been using Market Samurai for some time now and all I have to say is that I can't “live” with it!

    I'm happy to see that almost all issues were solved.

    I have a question regarding SEOC.

    I was using this metric to filter keywords that have less than 30.000 competing sites in google…

    I have no problem in using numbers from Bing but the problem is that there a significant difference in numbers… I'll give you an example for one keyword in my niche:

    “online relationship counselling”

    SEOC in Google is 63400 (for english language and for the US)

    SEOC with BING is 541…

    The question is: Is there a maximum number for BING SEOC that we can use a reference?

    On
    Miriam Parkinson replied:

    I did some number crunching and it looks like 15,000 SEOC is a good filter value to work with when using Bing data – Miriam

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    On February 2nd, 2012 at 3:04 am
    Rob Jones said:

    I understand your reasons for adding the fees for the rank tracking service, and I'm more than willing to pay for this service, however it raises a few concerns.

    None of the other (one time fee) keyword research tools have rank checking built in, so that fact gave Market Samurai a clear advantage over its competition.

    There's the free rank checker plugin in Firefox, but it doesn't keep a history, and it doesn't have the nice charts. So Market Samurai's rank tracker was better than the free stuff out there.

    However, as a paid monthly service, you introduce a whole different class of competition and a whole different class of features.

    Most paid services are fully automated.

    The rank tracking module requires zero brainpower to run, but it does require us to open the software daily, click the button and wait quite a whole.

    This is a significant disadvantage when comparing yourself to your new competition(monthly paid rank tracking services).

    Some services will show more information about your keywords and point out opportunities. For example, oftentimes there are keywords that you already rank on page 2 for that have quite a bit of traffic. Other paid services will show the traffic stats right next to your rankings, so you can very easily pick out the big opportunities.

    There's a host of other features that many of the paid rank tracking services offer.

    So although I understand your need to change your fee structure as a self preservation measure, and I have no problem paying a monthly fee, I hope you realize that as a paid service, you're being held up to a completely different class of standards.

    Please make your new paid rank tracking service competitive with other paid ranking services, not just in pricing, but also in features and convenience.

    Don't forget you have a new class of competition now.

    On
    alan replied:

    Thanks for the thoroughness Rob, yes I for one would pay a mothly fee but if funtionality, useability, better metrics are found elsewhere then loyalty or not doesn't feed my kids.
    Theres a great idea for the free firefox plugin for someone to create a basic history download and small basic chart.
    Anyway Thanks again

    side note
    Seems to be low responses from the MS team considering this is a major issue?

  165. This should help Market Samurai users' spirits up… something that's really needed especially after reading that very discouraging email from Link Assistant. :|

    Kudos to MS team!

  166. Behind a great Man there is allways a great Woman

    Behind a great Software there is allways a great Team

    Only two things and it's not Market Samurai fault: Tutorial for Local Results and a better separation for data from Portugal and Brazil, Google keeps mixing up the two country results.

    Thanks and Keep the Very Good Work!

    Ruy

  167. Eugene,

    Thanks for such an informative report. I wish you guys all the best in moving forward.

    You are the most un-greedy people in the space. The fact that you give access to such an amazing tool for no subscription fee is just unheard of.

    I can just imagine what hell you have been through in the past week. It is very impressive how fast you have bounced back. You all should be very proud of yourselfs.

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    Why don't you offer a Rank Tracker version that works like SERPAlertPro? You can learn about this by searching for it by name at the Warrior Forum. It is software that works in the background on your own machine and provides analysis, etc. It is a one off payment. I think it is a good idea and will work fine for non-power users. For those people, proxies would be needed. I would rather buy such a product from you because, with your resources, you could create a better product and support it better. As I said, this could be just a version of Rank Tracker, ie, you could also have a monthly subscription for those that need more power, added convenience, etc.

  169. Looks good guys. One comment I do have (if I read it right) – you have 400,000 users and only 50,000 of them paying customers?

    There seems to be an opportunity there for scaled fees, ie $ = very basic functionality and $$$ = full functionality. Sure there are benefits to a time limited trial but maybe a range of MS options/packages might help ease the burden and still keep the majority happy?

    I do agree that other SEO software that uses the local PC internet connection results in serious bandwidth degradation – and not just to Google. After using other packages I always have a much slower connection to websites for the next few hours. This is not good as it implies that my ISP “must know” that I am carrying out a lot of automated searches.

    Your approach wins through for me.

  170. Thanks for the detailed update!

    I just used Market Samurai again last night after downloading the latest version. So far, everything seems to be working fine. I love the fact that you all are so committed to this excellent software, and that you've already done so much to ensure that we can continually use it, even in the face of Google's changes.

    Thanks for making things clear about Bing's database also. All in all, I'm still impressed with Market Samurai, and how the software team has handled and is continuing to handle this problem. Tack.

  171. Thanks for the updates Eugene, I look forward to seeing whats is going to happen with regards to rank tracking the other changes are all positive and Market Samuria is still the best value for money there is!

  172. It looks like my previous comment didn't post. Osäker på varför.

    Anyways, just wanted to say that I really appreciate what you all are doing. Market Samurai is excellent software, and continues to impress. I love how dedicated the software team is to resolving these issues, and I think they've done an excellent job in the face of what's happened.

    I'm continually impressed. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication, so that we can all benefit from using Market Samurai!

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    Hej grabbar
    Have you seen these allegations by CEO from SEO Powersuite:

    We're getting 100s of worried requests from users so we decided to explain this web rumor.

    Rumors of a drastic Google algo change started spreading after another SEO software house officially announced their software stopped working with Google. What Market Samurai told its users is, “Several days ago, Google made some significant technical changes to its services” which made it impossible to work with.

    Now hundreds of ex-customers of Market Samurai and our own users write to our support: Is SEO PowerSuite working? Is it safe to buy SEO PowerSuite license now when other tools are failing to work?

    The answer is YES, your software is working and will work with all search engines (Google as well, until the end of Google.) We are able to guarantee that SEO PowerSuite is the safest SEO software to invest in.

    So – right, SEO PowerSuite keeps working. The thing is, what is proclaimed a Google's technical change doesn't look so and has never been confirmed by anyone outside Market Samurai team. Our team of search engines experts confirms no changes to Google algos – and the speaking evidence for that is the seamlessly working SEO PowerSuite.

    No other reasons for Market Samurai's software failure have ever been officially named. However, more realistic reasons were suggested by their former users, assumed by many SEOs on all kind of Internet forums – and never commented on by the Samurai representatives. So the actual reasons for the fail are assumable and lie in a strategic error at the early stage of designing the software architecture. Our experts say, the estimate of fixing such error to restore an SEO tool to a fully working condition is about half a year.

    Seeing that now Samurai is planning to switch to Bing instead of Google, we assume the estimate is right.

    So let us once again disprove the rumor: Google made no changes and nothing happened to it at all. More to that, whenever changes to Google happen in the future, SEO PoweSuite will keep working seamlessly.

    As many know, for 7 years on the market Link-Assistant.Com software has been working reliably. And we can guarantee reliable work of all SEO PowerSuite tools in future, with a team of engineers and analysts monitoring search engines every day.

    Tack

    On
    Miriam Parkinson replied:

    Hi Theo, we published a response to this on the SEO Powersuite blog and it is also addressed in the comment section of our other blog post.
    http://www.noblesamurai.com/blog/market-samurai/update-the-state-of-the-market-samurai-nation-2875/

  174. Thank you for the great update and following up on the problems with Market Samurai. There are a lot of vendors out there that do not understand the concept of customer service. You obviously do and you continue to prove that over and over again.

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    I'm personally very glad that the Market Samurai team has everything under control. This is still my Go-To tool for initial market and keyword analysis, and I don't see that changing until they begin charging for modules that were included in the original purchase.

    You see… there is an issue of a contract made upon purchase of the product (I'm glad I took screenshots) and the promises made constitute a contract. Changing that agreement now could be interpreted as a breach of that contract.

    I completely understand that you're experiencing costs greater than you anticipated in the beginning. That's the nature of business (not just Internet Marketing, all business). I'm sure that many here will also agree that we shouldn't be penalized for late in the game updates due to necessary modifications and adjustments to your sources of information.

    I say… live up to your agreements that are already in place, and make the necessary adjustment to your pricing for all new purchasers. If that means that there is a monthly subscription for All New Purchasers, then so be it.

    That is really the only fair approach, considering that those of us that purchased early on had to pay for the privilege of being “Beta Testers” for all this time.

    Sorry Guys, but it's not right to penalize the very people that helped get you where you are today. Make the necessary adjustment to your pricing structure applicable to those that are purchasing your product from this point on.

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    The best thing to do it would seem, is to leave rank checking on the local machine for those who want to take the responsibility and offer a separate high-volume service on a monthly fee for those who need or want it. Failing that, offer a “lite” rank tracker for free and a “pro” heavy-use version for a monthly fee. It is apparent that a relatively few very high-volume users are causing the problem and it hardly seems right to penalize the rest of us.

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    Why not make the rank tracker wholly based on customer's networks with the ability to enter private or public proxy IPs and ports? This seems the most cost-effective and efficient solution for everyone.

    On
    Kim@beginners guitar lessons replied:

    I agree, I don't use it for more than 6 sites so I could easily run it on my own network.

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    Can I use Rank Tracker on my local network?
    Såsom anges ovan, har Rank Tracker tillfälligt uppdaterats för att dra nytta av din lokala dator och vi kommer snart att erbjuda en reviderad tjänst som återigen drar data från våra servrar. Kontroll en måttlig till hög volym sökord från din lokala dator kan resultera i en försämras tillfälligt Google-tjänst för alla på samma nätverk som du. I företagsmiljö detta bör i allmänhet undvikas.

    I might sound rough, but that doesn't really answer the question, which is: Can I use Rank Tracker on my local network? … so a Yes or a No would really be an answer. Ok at the moment works locally, but will we have the option to “take our own risk” and check data locally? (hello proxy!)

  179. Good job in keeping up updated. One of the things that had frustrated our team was the manual clicks required of the SEOC, SEOTC, SEOUC numbers.
    The automatic display will be a great time saver.
    By the way, as a frequent user and very appreciative of the frequent updates, we would not mind going to an annual subscription model (ideally less than $100) in order to keep the quality up.
    Best Luck
    Ray

  180. Kudos to MS team for bringing back Market Samurai so quickly

  181. I personally want to say a BIG THANK YOU for your support and for the quick turnaround you guys have done for a small organization.

    Can't believe how quick you have managed to get this fully working again with most modules.

    From my initial investment of Market Samurai I have saved thousands of hours, and a shit load of money to.

    I would be more than happy if you were to offer this as a monthly service because of this powerful Resource.

    With all the changes that Google has made in the last 12 months etc… you should not be apologising to us, WE should be thank full for having a trusted honest team that is here to provide the best training, advice, and tools to grow our business further and for that THANK YOU

    Sorry for rant but needs to be said

    Skål

    Danny

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    Hej,

    I really appreciate the truth from the team. Keep up the Good work. I am a newbie to Market Samurai and the world of SEO, but I am sure of one thing, this company is there for the long haul. Tack.

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    You guys are awesome. I now just need to learn how to harness MS's power!!!

  184. This is complete hogwash in my opinion. Many other, similar, program continue to work fine, particularly with their Rank Trackers. It seems to me to be some short-sided coding at play here.

    And as a further insult, we need to rely on Bing data in certain cases? Google is where it's at. I could care less what Bing has to tell me.

  185. Honesty is the cornerstone of every business, so thanks for sharing all information with us so openly…

  186. You might want to look at the speed controls that some other stand alone rank tracking software use and do something like what they do (search delays, etc.). It does slow down the rank tracking, but it keeps you from putting a heavy load on Google's server and also from having your computer temporarily banned from using Google services.

  187. I must say you're great guys. I used MS for more than 2 years before I purchase it (I mostly use keyword research). I purchased another tools, but I didn't find good and reliable as MS. With this last update, I was worry you become late in resolving the issue, But it's no wonder you're so fast in fixing that issue.

    Thanks very much.

  188. I'd like to make a recommendation for the rank tracker module. Since right now, it is using the local PC to perform the searches, can you enable some form of human emulation (configurable delay) so that it doesn't blast all the searches at Google as fast as it can? This will minimize the impact to other users of Google search on the same network. Great product. It's a shame about the negative impact of Google's changes.
    Tack.

  189. Great to have MS back and functioning more on automatic again.

    As for recent google changes im sure its a part of their continueing evil deception tactics to not let anyone that isnt paying their adwords side of the buisines, have any real data. Google for the past year has moved to be move of ANTI website owner search engine then ever before, and worse if your an affiliate or trying to earn online. Google has made it their prime directive to screw everyone from making money off their engine, except themselves.

    I mean they even stole the “like” feature from Facebook and forced users now to use the google plus 1 feature.

    Google in my opinion will continue to kill any opportunity for making money that includes taking keyword and ranking data till the DOJ steps in but they wont cause their funded by google inc.

    The days of a free internet with the ability to earn from google is over, google will make sure that it will all be gone by the end of this year, and will be even worse if the republicans get into power again as Google Inc is the biggest repulican support this year making them almost untouchable and able to screw with the internet in anyway they want to. And they do to effect constant changes to reduce everyones ability, unless they pay the evil google more ,money.

    I miss the days when Google was for us little guys and on our side, now their in with the elite and hate all of us and will continue to steal profits from the world.

    Good to see use of the Bing API, and BING engine as i believe bing will eventually (because of underhanded google tactics) be the search engine to rank for and get data metrics from that will allow real world analysis.

    Thanks MS for continued advances and continued updates allowing us all to mine the data reasonable well and get back to earning off the internet.

  190. Hey, good to know you're on the game again!
    I'm not so confident about Bing option for Seoc. Bing doesn't have so many pages indexed as Big G to make a good comparison. You kept your clients informed during all the time and that showed how professional and serious you are. Keep on like that!
    Thanks!

  191. I'm glad to see Market Samurai back up, definitely one of the BEST pieces of software that I've purchased. Fortsätt så!

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    You guys are %Q#$ AWESOME!!

    As a business owner, I am floored by how fast and completely you have dealt with and solved a major interruption to your business. You should be very proud.

    As a paid customer, I appreciate the timely notice, updates and detailed explanations you have provided.

    Really guys, I don't think it could have been handled better. Congrats!

    Bill

  193. Will there be options to buy Rank Tracker for each user, as I personally use other software for this purpose and would not use it inside of MS?

  194. I am a little confused here. You state you have 400,000 users but only 50,000 have paid to use the software? Was this a typo?

    If not, it appears a large part of your problem is that you have been too generous. It is all right to have a 30 or even a 90 day free trial period for your software but after that those free users need to pay to use the software.

    If you have been able to do all you have done with just 50,000 paid users while supporting the 350,000 free users, think how much more you could do if you converted the free users to paid users. It appears to be past time to tell the free users to convert to paid users and dumped those who continued to want a free ride from you and your paid users.

    Your operating costs might drop drastically if you eliminated the 88% of your users who are not paying for the software and using your servers.

    Sorry, free users, but at some point it becomes time to pay for the ride or get off and walk.

    Ed

    On
    Paul B replied:

    I 100% agree with this, I was shocked by those figures. It's no wonder you've upset the Big G if you're running queries for 400,000 users from a cloud infrastructure funded by 50,000!

    Just imagine how much extra infrastructure (IPs at least) you could have had in place if they were all paying customers? Or to look at it the other more realistic way, imagine how much less of a burden you'd be on Google if you were only hitting them for paid users?

    Bin the freeloaders, if people don't buy within say a 60 day free trial then they're never going to. Even if this isn't enough to get things back to where they were then I'd vote for an annual maintenance subscription like others have said. Your software is one of only a couple of tools I trust enough to use on a regular basis, everything about it has been superb to date and I'd hate to see the whole thing wrecked at the expense of a few cheapskates.

    Thanks,
    Paul

    On
    Ed Seward@SEO replied:

    Unfortunately if these numbers are true, it isn't “a few cheapskates”. It appears that 88% of MS users are getting a free ride.

    I was in support of an annual maintenance fee for the software to support development.

    Now I say it is time to purge the user base of whatever portion of the 350,000 free members who refuse to convert to a paid copy before talking about additional fees to those who have paid.

    Then I would again support a small annual fee for maintenance again.

    Ed

  195. I think MS is exceptional. It's worth every penny and would be worth additional pennies. :-)

    On
    Ed Seward@SEO replied:

    Only if they remove the 350,000 free members from the system.

    Clean house, then look for a strong continuing source of funding for future development.

    I use MS daily and would hate to see it fail as other software has in the past. I don't mind paying a small annual fee for updates, but only if the free users who have used the software for more than 90 days are removed from the system.

    Ed

  196. Good to hear that MS is back in action.

  197. MS is worth the once off fee for the competition analysis alone. It's the simple reality of business that sometimes charges for services rise and I think it's pretty clear here that the Noble Samurai team aren't doing this deliberately.

    Of course, I would rather not pay a monthly fee but the alternative may well be to go to other providers who charge exponentially more.

    Keep up the good work Noble stable you remain the best value tool out there

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    Hej Eugene,

    You guys are absolutely AWESOME! Thank you for all your hard work to respond to google's change and to do so with such speed and thorough thought.

    You guys set a new benchmark in delivering a quality product and service with the way you handle things and also in the clear, concise and informative method of communication.

    Hope Google doesn't read these posts and take you guys away to work for them!

    Skål!

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    Hi, I have suggested this several times before and I dont understand why you guys have never implemented it.

    Adding a server query delay option into the admin settings would allow users to run MS from their local machine without tripping to many queries at once.

    SEO Elite and Keyword Elite have had this for years.

    You can adjust the server delay to suit your needs so the more kwds the longer the delay and it saves your ip getting blocked from Google.

    Given how great MS is Im sure this wouldnt be that big a deal to add in and would save so much hassle for users to stop us getting u=our ip's blocked.

    Hope fully you'll add this, it really would be good.

    On
    Daniel replied:

    Hej,

    I agree. Just add Advanced configuration dialog for adding some human emulation for google requests – like configurable random delay from 0 to 100 seconds for each request.

    Possibly some more features like visiting home page of google before doing searches, clicking some of the search results …

    Since you have done great job so far, it should be rather easy to add this feature which would enable more reliable rank tracker and other features.

  200. As usual you have provided exceptional customer service and dealt with a massive problem with minimal service interruption. I was wondering how your product as good as it is, was going to stay away from monthly prices knowing full well, Google was eventually going to pull the plug.

    I have made tens of thousands of dollars off of a beta price of 67 when Samurai was released to a select few before it went widespread.

    It continues to be, and is one of the best investments I have ever made, and you guys and your updates are unbelievable on a one time price.

    Hats off to the Samurai team, and I commend you on excellence in what you have done with this product, and the tutuorials made available to its users.

    Its a bit of a downer to pay monthly, but it is what it is, and beyond your control.

    thanks guys!

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    Ok, im testing now the keyword research module and… excuse me about this but Market samurai is now plain crap… why
    the results of the keyword research module are useless, a good word of advice, anyone relying on this data just don't do it, it screw up every single research i was doing.

    A shame i think if MS remain with this data is simply useless
    You guys better develop the tool again or accept a total fail…

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    Hej,

    A suggestion to make the rank tracker still available free. Why don't you consider enabling proxy setting by users option, which pulls the data from proxy IP's instead of local servers ?

    This same concept is being used by Link-assistant's rank tracker.

    Thanks,
    Kiran

  203. A well managed crisis; Great problem solving and client communication, thanks.

    Mike FD

  204. Hej,

    As an Article Samurai subscriber I would like to know if the AS specific features are going to be affected by the changes.

    Philippe

  205. best internet marketing software on the market – you continue to Over-Deliver – thanks…

  206. You guys are Awesome! Market Samurai is by far the best keyword and research tool around by far!

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    You guys are the absolute best. Thank you so much for all you do!

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    Hi, thanks for such a great tool!

    My SEOC-value is now not correct maybe this is possible? If i type in a keyword with “xyz” (in google or bing) then i get another value as shown in market samurai. My location is germany.

    Skål

  209. Exceptional! Leave it to a bunch of Aussies to run such a slick operation that can solve epic challenges with such finesse!! And keep us well and truly informed in the process.

  210. Nice to know that all the key functionality of MS have been restored and now we can get back to using it in a way we used to before.

    Kudos to the MS Team! many thanks!

  211. Hello,
    i'm still using Market Samurai trial..when i'm analyze keywords the results of SEOC,SEOTC,SEOUC,SEOTCR,AWT,AWCPC,AWCTR,AWV and SEOV did not appear or still blank.Is it because it's not available for the trial version or because the change has made by Google so it's temporary unavailable? Tack.

    On
    Miriam Parkinson svarade:

    Hi Ady, the data isn't pulled back automatically when you generate keywords. If you click 'Analyze Keywords' on that page it should be returned.

  212. Hey Eugene,

    Really appreciate the hard work put into fixing MS. Most of my market research efforts online rely on MS. Hope that in future the rank tracker monthly subscription won't be too costly

  213. 213
    On February 3rd, 2012 at 12:16 am
    Paul Evans said:

    Sorry but using Bing for SEOC, SEOLC etc. just does not wash with me. I have been testing for 2 days now and there is absolutely no correlation (as you say above) between Google and Bing competition and traffic levels, at least not on my local market.

    I may see on a specific phrase 100,000 SEOT (Google) and absolutely no competition (less than 1000) in SEOLC (Bing). When I check the local Google database by doing a simple search in Google for the same phrase it comes up as more than 1,000,000 pages having that keyword in the page. If I had believed the data MS was giving me I would have attacked this keyword. But at over 1 million Google pages this would have been suicide.

    And the argument that Bing has more pages indexed than Google just cannot be true – the data MS is showing me for each and every search term proves this to be completely flawed as an argument.

    Also, you say 30% share for Bing in the US market. Perhaps, but here in France it's less than 8%

    >>> Bing data is completely useless to us if you are using Google for SEOT, and if your local market is dominated by Google, which is the case for me.

    As a paying customer I must really push you (as are several people above) to get Google data back for SEOC and SEOLC, etc.

    Without this data coming from Google – and it pains me to say – I would have to leave MS for good and find another solution.

    Paul

    On
    Flo replied:

    I subscribe to what Paul said. Bing data – totally useless. In the UK Google counts for 94% and I'm sure in the US counts for much less than 30% (the data from comScore is flawed because of their way of calculationg it).

    Currently I'm evaluating the options and I'll possibly move away to a different product.

    On
    Paul Evans replied:

    Hi MS team

    Could we get an answer from you on this issue?

    For me this is the key : I use MS 90% for keyword analysis and competition study, and 10% to check rankings.

    Moreover, I am finding that the SEOC and SEOLC figures are not working, even for Bing. I can see 10,000 pages in competition for a specific phrase on SEOLC: when I click on the number to get the link over to Bing, Bing is telling me 100,000+ results in its local database.

    So I don't know how I can possibly use this data

    Please do update us on this burning issue

    Hälsningar

    Paul

  214. Good job Market Samurai Team!

    Once again the Noble Samurai takes on Godzilla (ゴジラ, Gojira, Google) in a spectacular battle avoiding the gorilla whales' atomic breath of destruction aimed at SEOs across the globe.

    Victory to Noble Samurai and its loyal followers!

    With Market Samurai we shall continue to dominate website competition with this great targeted Internet marketing software. May the force be with you! Oops, wrong script….

    Ron aka LANWANMAN, Ocala, Florida USA

    SEO, SEM, SMM, Joomla, WordPress and more!

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    Eugene et al,

    Congratulations on providing a solution in an incredibly short space of time.

    I think the Noble Samurai team are a collection of bright, dedicated experts with the highest integrity.

    You all, and Market Samurai continue to impress me in more ways than the tool itself!

    Bäst

    Caro :-)

  216. Thank you very much for your effort to bring MS up. Kudos to whole team of Market Samurai!

  217. Hi Eugene, Hi Ben,

    Firstly Ben, thanks so much for your personal reply in SuperFast Results. Shows you care!

    The important thing that you guys have pointed out is that SEOC is not an accurate measure of the competition we REALLY face when doing keyword research. These days I just go straight to the SEO Competition module because it's those first ten entries that really count! And you're pulling that data from Google. Bra grejer.
    These days (as an affiliate) I use the SEO Competition module by only going for keywords that have at least four of the top ten entries easy to beat (pretty green), and if there are too many big players in there like Amazon and Walmart with PR4+ I won't bother.

  218. Great to have MS back online. Surely it has been a good start for the MS team for 2012, but I do see the MS team effort in trying to mitigate all the challenges they face and offer excellent customer service for their products.

    I read that some of your paying customers aren't confident about the data drew from Bing which I must say I agree. Bing although growing in market share, has yet to prove itself being capable of replacing Google. In fact, much of the traffic to my websites and my clients are from Google, not so much from Bing.

  219. This is awesome customer service. I'm very impressed with market samurai and the the level of transparency. I really enjoy the product and appreciate this notification.
    Tack!

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    In SEO competition SITE (Index Count) must be from Google – really. Here in Europe Bing has 3 – 8 % of market….

    Mayby you should stop giving away MS for 40 days for free. 12 days it enought for someone who want buy it.

  221. Hej Eugene,

    Thanks for the excellent work MS has put into getting something up and running again so soon.

    I've been using the limited rank checker for a few days and to be honest I've had totally inconsistent results. For example I'm seeing pages reported as not ranked that are clearly (cache cleared/no history etc) on the first page. I've even checked using proxies and the results are there. Talking of which, I've just signed up to the HMA VPN solution http://bit.ly/A8Ppzx that I'm hoping will give better results. It was worth the $12 or whatever for 1 month just to give it a go. If it works then I can take the burden of you guys full stop.

    I know it might seem slightly out there but would it not be possible to use something similar (3rd paryt) over the existing cloud infrastructure to anonmyise (is that even a word?) your Google traffic or do you still reckon there's just too much throughput?

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    Hi there !

    I want to purchase MS, but it seems that there are a lot of problems with their data.

    I don't know if it is just me but MS does not return Backlink data anymore :(.

    Can you please confirm this ?

    Thanks,
    Larry.

    On
    Miriam Parkinson replied:

    This has now been resolved

  223. 223
    On February 4th, 2012 at 9:19 am
    Just Curious said:

    Hey guys,

    Long time MS user – I have 3 licenses actually, so… you could say I'm generally a supporter.

    What I want to know is this:

    Many tools offer rank trackers. There's everything from CuteRank to the actual “Rank Tracker” from the guys behind SEO SpyGlass.

    All of these other tools have kept their rank tracker functions working, and there's no discussion amoungst the users about fee structures, etc.

    So what makes MS unique here?

    Why is it that MS is the only software talking about this?

    If this was a “Google” problem, how have all of the other tools overcome it so easily?

    Hell, if Scrapebox can still query Google at 500 threads of inurl: searches behind proxies without being banned, what's the issue?

    I've never seen one explaination that makes any sense about why MS is the only tool with a problem that will begin to require fee's.

    Mind you, it's not about the money… it's about this being an isolated incident that only affects your software, and it's not unreasonable to just ask why…

    I'm sure this will get the crowd looking to hang anyone that says anything out of turn all worked up, but that's their decision. I don't really care about people getting super defensive, so if anyone would like to, be my guest.

    In the mean time, the question still stands…

    On
    Miriam Parkinson replied:

    It seems that something specific in the way we were gathering the data is causing us to have problems

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    Hej,

    There is a trouble in SEO competition, nothing is shown for RDD, RDP, BLP, BLD and BLEG. Is it just for me ?

    Tack

    On
    Miriam Parkinson replied:

    There was a problem with getting data from MajesticSEO – we have fixed this so it should be back up and running.

  225. I have only used the Keyword research and SEO competition modules, primarily but occassionally used the domain module. Unfortunately, if 'works' is your definition of how the SEO competition module now functions all I can say is

    Does anyone want to buy my MS license?

  226. 226

    Again, Thank you so much for your honesty, and hard work.

  227. Hey guys, thanks for your great work. I don't access Rank Tracking all that often (maybe once a month), so I'm concerned that when you start to charge for it, I'll be even less inclicing to use your software.

    But I have an idea…

    May I suggest that you add a cost ONLY to those who use the service frequently? Maybe above a threshold per day/week/month – surely there's a way to build a monitoring mechanism into the system?

    Just a thought…

    Keep up the good work, Mark

    On
    Miriam Parkinson replied:

    That is the type of pricing structure that we expect to use – Miriam

  228. Thanks to the whole team for such a tremendous effort. Your software is fantastic and I wish you continued success.

  229. I can tell ya from my own experience that I've gotten back 100X more than what I paid for this software.

    I been online for 12 years now and I've never seen a company in our industry have the level of service as the Market Samurai team.

    I thank you for that.

    Now as to getting a refund! Come on, lets get real here. Do we actually expect MS team to fork up $40ka day just to have this one feature free?

    I could understand the new users wanting it but for the rest of us, I believe we've gotten our moneys worth. I know I have.

    I for one rely on the Rank tracker feature. Helps my business. so if and when it goes to paid, then I'll think about it.

    I won't stop using though. There's tons of other features that help my business. The Rank Tracker is just one.

    Thanks for all you do fellas. Keep up the support and great job you guys are doing.

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    I sold a bit MS copys by my website and affiliate program. After the last changes a cant get any sale… Really. PPL are downloading trial but they dont want to buy it. This is the best proof for me that staff should solve the last issues. I bet that global MS sales are also going down..

    I can understand the issue with Rank Tracker, but please stop using BING instead Google in SEO Copetition. BING data like “Index Count” is worthless for all Europe. Really, it worst than blank data.

  231. 231
    On February 6th, 2012 at 6:49 am
    Rene Remington said:

    I am happy to see that you are back. That dedication and team work. Noble Samurai will continue to be successful.

    Thanks you :-)

  232. In SEO Competition, Google Index Count(IC). After I checked this is not count index Google but Bing Index. can you make back for Count Index Google?
    Tack

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    Been using MS for years and love it. What a great team and great value. Thanks so much for making this tool affordable for the little guy!

  234. I have never posted on this blog before so please do not interpret what I say as trolling to any degree. I will have to agree with just about everyone that says the SEOC must be restored to utilizing Googles Results and not Bing.

    I have been trying your product for the second time now the first time was a couple of months ago and I just could not believe how powerful your software was and how awesome in general it was as a whole. However, this second time around using the Demo I have noticed that SEOC does not return nearly as many results as it had prior when it used Google for the SEOC.

    I have been wanting to buy Market Samurai since I had initially tried it but money has been really tight the past few months so I have been unable to purchase it for those reasons. I will also mention that with the way things are currently with MS using Bing I am kind of on the fence about my decision to purchase your software Regretfully, I have to make my thoughts clear on your decision to use Bing in lieu of Google for SEOC and other areas of the software!

    I have been doing SEO for about 4 years now and I will be very adament when I say that I would not rely on Bing to make me toast let alone trust their data to be accurate in comparison to Google's!
    Even if they do posses 30% of the Market share here in the US it is soley because Americans have become lazy by nature I really cannot believe that it has anything to do Micro$ofts Tech.

    I mean hell, you would think that seeing how Microsoft governs about 83% of the computer operating system industry that they would be ahead of the curve on just about everything. Lets look at Internet Explorer as a perfect example they are behind in all of the current coding standards for web design and by far present the biggest pain in the ass when building websites compared to other browsers.

    So no I would not be inclined to believe they are formidable competitor for Google when it comes to search algorithms!

    On
    Joanne@fleece dog harnesses replied:

    No I don't agree with going with Bing either and was not impressed with Magestic.

    On
    mark@junk silver for sale replied:

    Great comment about microsoft! I consider all their products a “virus”.

  235. That are good news.

  236. I've been using MS for almost 3 years now. I'm going to be quite honest here and say that I'm disappointed with the performance of your product within the last few months. With the need of constant updates, and now MAJOR issues with the Rank Tracker (one of my sole purposed for purchase), it's becoming a HASSLE to use your product. I've been patient. I've been supportive. But if things don't change in the very near future, I'm going to have to give my loyalty to another product.

    I would sincerely appreciate a blog article on HOW TO SETUP A VPN AND PROXIES IN MARKET SAMURAI so I can use the Rank Tracker for medium-high volume queries without getting my IP banned from Google's services.

    Please and Thank you. I appreciate what y'all have done to combat the Rank Tracker issues, but it's your responsibility to do better…..one way or another. I understand things change, but you need to “adapt or die”.

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    Dear Staff

    Any news about Bing issue? When data from Google will come back in at least SEO Competition?

  238. Been using MS for quite some site and good to read that you are back in business!!

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    I have always backed MS and the Team.
    Like others i got a good deal when i purchased
    a few years ago.
    But because of recent “problems” with MS iv'e
    had to use “other” tools to keep up.

    I am wondering why other tools don't seem to be affected by the latest Google updates when it comes to Rank Tracking etc?

    Is it true that MS has an inherent coding problem? Ergo the constant scrambling to fix problems?

    Is the huge percentage of “Free Users” causing a problem?

    Are the accusations leveled by SEO Powersuite CEO true?

    I would also like to add my voice to the anti-Bing choir, Google is where the money is, i am not interested in any results from Bing (Sorry)…

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    Any word yet on what the price will be for the new rank checker? Also, whats the word on the ETA for its release?

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    On February 10th, 2012 at 10:10 pm
    Austin Salvador said:

    As a businessman I can appreciate the attempt at making more money on a continuous basis from a pool of clients that already paid the one-off price.

    As a client if we don't have a simple way to make searches with our own proxies with G's search engine(our clients usually do not care about Bing or Yahoo), that would be suicide seeing how so many of your competitors offer this for free, as well as Google's API also is free to tap into.

    Give us options, not just limitations and we will keep recommending your awesome software to the uninitiated.

  242. I am new to Market Samurai and the Rank Tracker issues haven't effected me (yet). However I was so impressed with the way Eugene and his company responded to this issue, that I wrote a blog post about it. People may be pissed off with how MS has handled this issue, but it beats crawling under a rock and going radio silent.

    Keep up the open and honest work!!

  243. is it possible to have High ACrank and zero gogle rank?
    how this happens?

  244. Thanks for keeping us in the loop Eugene.

    I can imagine it's difficult keeping up with the challenge that present from search engines while still keeping the high quality of your amazing tools and products.

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    Please ETA subscription. I am going to stick with you guys, I believe you deserve it. But, I am desperate need for a good rank tracker, I'm using others, but they are not as accurate as MS during the good times. Go Go Go