Golden Rules Case Study

Video Transcript

In this lesson we’ll be bringing together the 4 Golden Rules of Keyword Research. We’ll also be taking a look at a real world example which will show you exactly how to use Market Samurai to find the best keywords to target in your online business.


The Four Golden Rules - Case Study

Just to recap, the Four Golden Rules of Keyword Research are:

(1) Relevance

(2) Traffic

(3) Competition

(4) Commerciality


Finding Your Gold Nugget Keywords

Finding the best keywords to target in your business involves a process of filtering. We start with a large number of keyword suggestions, and initially we eliminate the keywords that are clearly not relevant to our online business.

Next we apply a traffic filter to filter out the keywords that do not have sufficient levels of traffic, are too competitive and have little or no commercial value.

The end result is that we are hopefully left with a set of Gold Nugget keywords. These keywords are relevant, have good levels of traffic, acceptable levels of competition and a high level of commerciality.

Lets now take a look at what this entire process works in the real world using Market Samurai.

Create New Project

I’m going to start from scratch this time and explore the photography market in detail - so you can see exaclty what I'm doing.

So the first thing I’ll do is click the New Project button.

Entering your Seed Keyword

And now I’ll enter my seed keyword ‘photography’


Accessing the Keyword Research Module

Next I’ll click the Keyword Research button to access the Keyword Research module.

Generating Keywords

And to generate an initial list of keywords, I’ll just come over here and click the ‘Generate Keywords’ button.

Eliminating Irrelevant Keywords

Now here is where I can quickly eliminate any keywords that are not relevant to my website.

For the sake of this example I’ll assume that I’m not interested in wedding photography. So I’ll select the word 'wedding' and come over here and click the cross icon to make it a negative keyword.

Filtered Keywords

And you can see up here that's filtered out a number of keyword phrases

Heading to the Keyword Analysis screen

After manually eliminating any other keywords that aren't relevant to my website, I then click the ‘Keyword Analysis’ button - this will take you to the analysis screen.


Analyzing Keywords

While some of the columns here are pre-populated, in order to get all the data you need to assess your keywords, just come across here and click the Analyze Keywords button.

Market Samurai will then retrieve the additional data you need to explore your niche in detail (this can take a few minutes).

Pre-filtered Keywords

You'll notice that Market Samurai has filtered out a large number of my original keywords.

Golden Rules Filters

This occurs because Market Samurai has automatically applied the Golden Rules, as shown here.

The Golden Rules filters automaticalls applies filters for Traffic, Competition and Commerciality - this helps you zero in on the best targets in the niche you're exploring.

Lets take a closer look at what filters are included in the Golden Rules preset.

Golden Rules SEO Traffic Values

Up here you can see that Market Samurai has applied an SEO traffic filter of 30, which means these keywords will generate at least 30 free visitors a day to the top ranked site in Google.

Golden Rules TAComp Values

The Golden Rules preset also includes a TAComp filter of 30, which means that there are less than 30 directly competing pages that have these keywords in their title tags and in the anchor text of an inbound link.

Golden Rules SEOV Values

And finally the Golden Rules preset includes an SEO Value filter of 30, which means these keywords should have a commercial flow of at least $900 a month.

Active Keyword Phrases

If you're finding the details of all these filters a little complicated, please don't worry. What this really means is that Market Samurai is doing all the hard work for you - all you have to do is click the button to generate your keywords, and Market Samurai automatically applies the Golden Rules preset to filter out the worthless keywords, and leave you with the best keywords to target in your niche.

I'm now left with a handful of active keywords phrases, but we're not quite done yet.

Checking the Amount of Competition

If you remember back to the competition video, you'll recall that there were two important aspects to assessing the competition for a keyword; the first thing to check was the amount of competition, and Market Samurai has already done this for you by applying the TAComp filter up here.

The second apsect of competition that we need to explore is the strength of the competition for these remaining keywords, to do this we'll need to make use of Market Samurai's powerful SEO Competition module.

Finding and Exploring a Particular Keyword

Let's take a look at an example, so you can see exactly how this works.

After reviewing these keywords, I might decide to explore the phrase 'creative photography ideas' in more detail, to do this all I have to do is come down here and click this small key icon (1).

This opens up a new tab (2) which I can use to explore the strength of the competition for this keyword phrase.

SEO Competition Module

To do this I just click on the new tab, and then come down and select the SEO Competition module

Generating SEO Competition Results

Now to generate the data I need to investigate the competition for the phrase 'creative photgraphy ideas', all I have to do is click the Generate Results button.

Assessing Your SEO Matrix

In assessing this SEO matrix, I can see that none of these sites have  been completely optimized for 'creative photography ideas', which is generally a good sign.

Finding Relatively Low Page Rank Sites

I can also see that there are some relatively low page rank sites making it into the top 10.

A Closer Look at Your SEO Competition

Therefore my initial reaction when looking at this SEO matrix, is that if I developed a great website with good quality articles targeting the phrase 'creative photoraphy ideas', I would have a reasonable chance of making it onto the front page of Google and generating a steady stream of free organic traffic.

Recap: Exploring the Photography Niche

So lets just pause for a moment and recap what we've done here, because it really is very important to the future of your online business.

We began by exploring the photography niche, and entered the seed keyword "photography" into Market Samurai.

We then generated 800 keywords related to the niche with a simple click of a button.

Recap: Retrieving Data

Next we retrieved the data we needed to analyze these keywords, and Market Samurai automatically applied the Golden Rules preset filters, to quickly identify the best keywords available in this niche.

Recap: Selecting a Promising Keyword

And finally, we selected a promising keyword and used the SEO Competition matrix to assess the competition for the top 10 spots in Google.

What this means is that in the space of about 5 minutes we've been able to zero in on the keyword phrase 'Creative photography ideas' and identify it as a 'Gold Nugget' keyword that we can use as the basis of our new photography website.

If you compare this simple 5 minute process to the countless hours most people take to find a keyword to target you'll realise just how much time and effort Market Samurai can save you.

The Domains Module

But there's one more thing that I would like to share with you; now that I've identified 'creative photography ideas' as a Gold Nugget keyword, I can come over here and click this tab to access the Domains module of Market Samurai.

Generating Domains

I can then enter my keyword phrase, and click the "Find Domains" module  button.

Finding a Suitable Domain

Market Samurai will then conduct a search for available domains that contain my target keyword phrase, and when I scan through this list, I can see here that the domain '' looks like it might be available.

Checking Domain Availability

To confirm this all I have to do is click this 'check' link,  Market Samurai then checks on the domain, and if it's available it highlights the whole line in green.

If I wanted to purchase this domain, all I have to do is click the 'buy' link, and then follow the on-page prompts - and that's all there is to it.


As we've seen, Market Samurai makes keyword research an absolute breeze, with just a few clicks of your mouse you can explore a niche and quickly apply the four Golden Rules of Keyword Research:

Relevance, Traffic, Competition and Commerciality. Market Samurai will automatically apply the filters you need to identify the Gold Nugget keywords in your niche and give you the tools to assess your competition, and even find a fantastic domain name.

So I hope you enjoyed this video and I wish you all the best in finding YOUR Golden Nugget keywords using Market Samurai.

90 Responses to "Golden Rules Case Study"

  1. Tim Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 1:11 am

    Another great job.

    So should I wait for the next video or just go straight to "Adwords Advertisers"?

  2. Pavel Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 5:14 am

    You are the best SEO teacher!

  3. Derek Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 5:42 am

    "Handsomeness in need of makeover"

    Anthony.... You have a great voice and presence. I enjoy listening to you. Your tone, your speed, is very good.

    I credit you with my coming back to the Swiss army knife of marketing tools.

    But! It's a tiny "but". And maybe it's these old eyes (my Asus is new :).

    But! Please reconsider your lighting. You are dark Anthony, but you are not a shadow. Get a light!

    P.S. Is this a nofollow?

  4. mike Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 5:45 am

    Great video. I loved using ms in the 30day challenge but unfortunately I did not make enough money to purchase it. Once I produce a steady income online this is going to be my first purchase. I have a question for you, the sites I’m building I want to target UK search traffic. Are there any settings within ms that can pull the keywords and competition analysis from my local data center?

  5. Rudie Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 5:46 am

    Thanks for going the extra mile for us users with your training programme.

    I think that Golden Rule No. 1 is to buy Market Samurai.

  6. MammaMia - Cat Meds Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 6:27 am

    Great tutorial.
    Q: What about ranking for highly competitive niches, like say a holiday condo or luxury villa rental in some caribbean island, where search numbers are very low, compared to the dog training example? would backlinks from SBM and article sites as well as low PR blog/sites help, and how slow or fast should I do the link building?


  7. Patricia Winston Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Thank you Dr. Anthony! Got my Dr Anthony love this morning when you mentioned the SEOV - I wondered what that value was.


  8. om Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 6:43 am

    i have found this training videos to be very help-full... thanks to you guys and off-course Market Samurai I'm ranking on the front page of Google...

  9. John Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 6:48 am

    I like the way you teach Anthony. This video cleared up a lot of confusion I was having. Thank you so much.

    John Olson
    Colorado Springs, CO

  10. Andee Sellman, One Sherpa Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Great summary Anthony
    Just a thought that came to me while watching.
    Many people try something before going and asking for help. So what are some of the tricks for converting a site which has already been developed and now needs to transition to being keyword rich. Starting from scratch you have a 'blank canvas' which is easier than converting a half finished painting. How do you make the most of your current online presence while converting to better and more powerful keywords?

  11. logiclab Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Really great tutorial. The best I have seen on this subject. This puts everything in logical order.

    Thanks very much.

  12. Shane Press Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Excellent, clear and concise training. It is vital to have the screen shots and text along with the video facilitating step by step usage of the tool.

  13. Survey-101 Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Great Video as always. I love the way Market Samurai workds it makes the keyword research so much easier.

  14. Renee Benzaim Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 7:53 am

    Thank you for putting all of these elements together in one place. That makes it so much easier to follow the flow and, when actually doing research, it won't be necessary to dig through several different reports. Again, a job well done.

    Renee from Morocco

  15. Andrea Kalli Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 8:14 am

    I don't know about anyone else, but I'm developing a secret addiction to Market Samurai. I'm sneaking an hour here and there to watch more videos and practice on my site and my client's sites. Lately, it has been a daily ritual, stretching into a few hours a day. What this product brings to the table is simply amazing and I am learning so much, especially with these new videos as they bring the whole process into focus more clearly.

    One piece of the puzzle I am struggling with is how to handle doing this for a local business, where their market is strictly limited to a specific city or state. I do add keywords in manually before analyzing them, but I'm wondering if there are other considerations for filtering these limited markets. Instead of just wondering about this, I figured I would go ahead and ask the MS team or other readers about keyword research for local business markets, and if it throws a new element into the situation. Also, I am using the locality setting when creating the new MS project. What else should I be doing for these types of clients when evaluating keywords?

    Thanks for any insight and feedback.


  16. Peter Johnston Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Great video. Clear and concise...

  17. Jeff Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 8:29 am


    This is a great step by step illustration of putting all the elements you've discussed thus far together. It really helps to make the good keywords pop out at you.

    Keep up the good work!


  18. John Charity Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 9:09 am

    ...Absolutely brilliant tutorials! :o)

  19. <a href=\"\">Roy Miller</ Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 9:36 am

    This case study has pulled together all the pieces in to one straightforward package.

  20. Megan McCormick Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Dr Anthony,

    Excellent recap and the visual of the funnel is superb! The new set of 5 videos have really helped to clarify the process for this rookie!

    Thanks so much,

    Dr. Meg

  21. Frazer Goodman Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Thanks so much simple to the point and really easy to follow is connecting the dots for me

  22. Jeff Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Hi Dr Anthony,
    I will like to know if it is ok to use broad match for the keyword research when checking out the competitions?
    Thanks for the constant update.


    United Kingdom

  23. Joshua U Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 11:28 am

    What makes the trainings even better is there's no fat around the words. No fluff, just concise points well described that let you learn what you need.

  24. SkiHolidays Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 11:47 am

    GREAT K.I.S.S. Training!

    You have over delivered again.
    Look forward to your videos on:
    1. Local internet marketing,
    2. organising tabs,
    3. content,
    4. promotion,
    5. adwords,
    6. monetization.

    Then MS will have totally stitched up the Market
    Many Thanks

  25. Ellery Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks for your tutorial. Informative and extremely useful.

    One thing: can you also give us a "filter criteria" or "Blueprint" that can let us know how to analyze the SEO competition matrix, like what you did on Keyword research?

    Thank you

  26. Quincy Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Ditto what everyone else has said about how concise and easily digestable, this training is.

    @ Andee Sellman - Andee, not sure if you realized it, but you answered your own question when you said, "Starting from scratch you have a 'blank canvas' which is easier than converting a half finished painting."

    Have you considered setting up a new site and using it to feed traffic to your existing site? Hope that helps.

  27. Ina Tanaya Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Thanks so much for the presentation of the 4 Golden Rules.

    Sorry I am still not clear for the accessment of SEO Matrix, which guidelines that shows it is good for the good sign and how to determine it.

    Waiting for your reply. Appreciate it and thanks a lot,Ina

  28. Anthony Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Best training video yet...puts it all together. Well done!

  29. Patrick Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Finally you get the feeling you are learning from someone who actually knows what they are talking about. Awesome vidoe

  30. Mike Mays Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Should we be using broad match or phrase match when applying the SEOC filter? There is another MS video that suggests we use phrase match when researching the competition, however I noticed you used broad match in this case study video.

    Great tutorials/videos by the way. You have the most professional product I\'ve seen and your videos are awesome. It\'s like taking an actual class through an online college. Very informative, very pleasant faces and voices, and very professional.

  31. Mike Mays Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Should we be using broad match or phrase match when applying the SEOC filter? There is another MS video that suggests we use phrase match when researching the competition, however I noticed you used broad match in this case study video.

    Great tutorials/videos by the way. You have the most professional product I\'ve seen and your videos are awesome. It\'s like taking an actual class through an online college. Very informative, very pleasant faces and voices, and very professional.

  32. Maartin Strydom Says:
    November 27th, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Dr Anthony, you don't even have to tell that you enjoy making these training movies - we can see it in the quality of your work. Excellent!!!

    Thank you very much.

  33. Hamant Keval Says:
    November 27th, 2009 at 1:22 am

    Just wanted to thank you for the great training.

    Although I have Market Samurai from the launch - and use it for various keyword research - I loved this new set of tutorials which break down the steps and have discovered some new ways to identify these \"GOLDEN KEYWORDS\"
    Many thanks for the new series - Excellent !

  34. Irma Dalakanitzkova Says:
    November 27th, 2009 at 7:17 am

    First of all,

    Thank you very much for offering a transcript. The unfortunate habit to force one to watch videos for even the simplest sequence of three mouse clicks has gone way too far. Acrobat .PDF or MS .DOC with a couple screenshots are easier to get back to later, easier to search, easier to scroll through for a particular piece of information and do not waste valuable time and hundreds of MegaBytes for something that can be said on five pages in a couple hundred KiloBytes.

    Second, as several others have already pledged for, functions and tools to sort by geographical region (eg. central Africa), national/regional/local markets or languages (eg. Chinese-speaking South-East Asia) would be great. I am well aware of the difficulties, but a girl may dream ...

  35. Dave Says:
    November 27th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Wow thank for all the great video training! I have had MS for awhile now but havent really used it yet hehe! Now I really see the power of MS! Heres to making money! Cheers, Dave

  36. Elsie Hagley Says:
    November 28th, 2009 at 8:48 am

    You are a great SEO teacher and as Derek, up about say's, You have a great voice and presence. I enjoy listening to you. Your tone, your speed, is very good.

    I have downloaded the PDF file and printed it out, can now follow and use Market Samurai the right way.
    Elsie (ID)kiwinana

  37. Jim Crabb Says:
    November 28th, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Thank you so much for the new tutorial videos. I knew Market Samurai was a tremendous tool, I just could never figure out how to utilize it fully. Now I can. Thank you so much, please keep them coming.

  38. Ian Carter Says:
    November 28th, 2009 at 10:29 am

    You are a natural teacher. Excellent training material.

  39. Kim Dang Says:
    November 29th, 2009 at 1:43 am

    Hi Dr. Anthony ,
    Wow ! Thanks so much DR. Anthony .You are a great teacher , very well explained for every step for finding the gold nugget keywords. I really do appreciate all your times and effort to help us to understand how to use this amazing KEYWORDS RESEARCH TOOL.

    All the Best to the Noble Samurai Team

  40. Wesley Says:
    November 29th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Dr. Fernando, I have dome some research on a micro niche, but I am very uncertain of whether I have done well so far. How could I consult you or someone else who will look at my work and make necessary comments?

  41. Candee Wilson Says:
    November 29th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    I was a student of Niche Blueprint that introduced me to Market Samurai. Without it, I never would have found a successful ecommerce niche. My site still needs a lot of work, but I am in the top 5 sites on Google for my niche keywords. I've made some sales, but the site still isn't making any money. I'll be working to change that over the next few months. I blame that on the site -- not the niche. Love the training videos. They are extremely helpful. I'm looking forward to building more niche sites with the help of Market Samurai. It was well worth the price.

  42. Brian Says:
    November 30th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Great job as always, Anthony. Thank you for being so clear and methodical. I look forward to your next video.

  43. atul Says:
    December 5th, 2009 at 3:12 am

    Was really very helpful in finding the right KWs .Thats what i think .But after having found the KWs from MS and checked for in Google and saw the numbers i started wondering if the results were correct.As a newbie i check for numbers which are less than 5,00,000 and with ppc ads on the right hand side. For example i used MS for the term Hypothyroidism and got one KW as Hypothyroid Symptoms but checked in google without quotes and found the numbers as 19,00,000 and in quotes as 23,500 which i think is too high for a newbie to attempt. Am i going wrong somewhere

  44. claire blake bohm Says:
    December 6th, 2009 at 2:50 am

    I really enjoyed the four Golden Rules videos - very informative and interesting for me as a complete online business novice. I am also a bit of a technophobe, so the step by step videos (the how) backed by the clear explanations (the why) have really motivated me.

    I am also grateful for the video transcript, for easy reference when I am trying to use MS to evaluate and pinpoint golden keywords.

    Best of all was the Case Study. That pulled the first four Golden Rules together, and I believe I can do it on my own now in a click-by-click manner (almost child's play with the benefit of understanding why I am doing each step). It would be so wonderful to succeed just through watching your videosand using what I've seen.

    I live in France and my dream is to work from home - a better quality of life - plus an income would really make me glow.

    Congratulations. Keep this up, all of you.
    Claire in the Champagne region of France

  45. Bonnie Trost Says:
    December 8th, 2009 at 5:13 am

    Shouldn't the Commerciality video go one step further?
    It shown the cost of the commerciality -- shouldn't it also mention the potential profitability factor?

  46. Dr. Anthony Says:
    December 9th, 2009 at 9:58 am


    RE: Targeting UK

    If you set the project country to UK you will see traffic, competition etc results from UK.

  47. Dr. Anthony Says:
    December 9th, 2009 at 10:01 am


    RE: Using broad match when checking competition data.

    The broad/phrase/exact settings in Keyword Research only refer to the search traffic match type (see:

    SEOC will always be the keyword in quotation marks.

  48. Frank Dobner Says:
    December 17th, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Dear Anthony,

    Thanks for the training. When you were talking about dog obedience training you mentioned there would be no other categories that would relate, but for dog obedience training, you said there were many that would be related.

    I believe what you meant by that is that they are thematically related in that they have similar meanings. Is my understanding correct?

    During the training video, I was not quite sure what "being similar" meant.

    Thank you

    Frank Dobner

  49. shannon Says:
    December 18th, 2009 at 8:55 am

    another great lesson. I going back thru them again to refreshen my knowledge. thanks,

  50. Ros Says:
    December 19th, 2009 at 3:26 am

    I really appreciate these modules - I purchased Market Samurai months ago but didn\'t really know how to use it professionally yet was getting good results and info BUT these modules have now raised my competence to a whole different level and made me realize just how POWERFUL Market Samurai is.

    Thank you very much Anthony for reducing my confusion and increasing my chance of success.

    Thanks to all the MS staff for the best KW software! :-)

  51. John E. Says:
    January 1st, 2010 at 10:20 am

    This is very excellent training and each video I watch I gain a more comprehensive understanding. I observe this is the way to have a real business and produce value in the business for the clients and customers as well as yourself. This is very different than just being money motivated and "making money". You can rightfully earn money knowing and practicing these principals. This knowledge will replace "Scientific Advertising" and similar texts in this new age.

  52. Jim Says:
    January 2nd, 2010 at 1:37 am

    Hi Anthony, I really like this video and the step-by-step process it presents. Just wondering, what was/is the thinking behind entering $30 in the SEO Value (commerciality) filter? Thank you.

  53. Marie Leonard Says:
    February 13th, 2010 at 4:10 am

    These videos are really helping me understand the keyword search process.

    I cannot believe how comprehensive this program is not only in keyword research but all the other bells and whistles available with the paid version.
    Am really impressed and don't regret purchasing for one moment.
    Thank you so much.

  54. Rasul Says:
    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:32 pm


  55. Heather Says:
    June 24th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    So easy to follow..Thanks

  56. Karen G Says:
    July 3rd, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Love your Dojo Training - easy to follow and understand - cant get away from my desk - want to learn it all at once and then go out and do it!!!!

  57. Michael Says:
    July 20th, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Great tool but I am trying to build a website for a local business so was wondering if some of the settings should be changed to reflect that fact. I am struggling to find good keywords, if any, using the settings recommended (like SEOT 80 etc..).

  58. Linda McIntyre Says:
    October 5th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Your system and your education videos are absolutely outstanding. Well done guys, and go the Aussies!! It is a pleasure to work with your system. Wishing you continued success.

  59. Andrew Clements Says:
    November 11th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I can honestly say this is the best and most thorough training I've seen on internet marketing!! Very impressed! Keep up the great work!

  60. satya adi dharma Says:
    January 27th, 2011 at 7:55 am

    this is definitely the best internet marketing course I've ever seen...Congrats and keep the excelent job....

  61. mateo Says:
    March 23rd, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Hey Noble Samurai Sensei!

    Great work!! I HAVE A QUESTION about your video clips:

    what Software did you use to create them?

    thanks and keep it up!

  62. Dave Says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I wasted so much time and money before I got market samurai. The niches I\'ve been competing in are no where near the golden rules. However, I do set my competition to over 100000.

  63. Lee Says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Wow not only have I purchased the best SEO tool out there, I have just learned some fantastic methods in Keyword optimization, what a bargin I feel that I have had master classes in SEO now, keep up the good work because you are helping everyone out greatly.


  64. Douglas Kennedy Chiropractic Boulder CO Says:
    April 25th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Excellent!! Could you update the videos to match the newer screen buttons?

  65. Karthik Says:
    July 9th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Your training is comprehensive and easy to understand. Thanks a lot!!

  66. Says:
    November 29th, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Thank you for putting this together!

  67. Marlene Says:
    December 2nd, 2011 at 5:51 am

    This is the first time I actually feel like I have some serious armor to fight through this mass of confusion.

  68. Laure Says:
    December 29th, 2011 at 5:11 am

    I just started using Market Samurai thanks to some recommendations and the price of course! I'm loving it! This will get my life so much easier and faster!
    Thanks Samurais!

  69. Jesusa Says:
    January 12th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    I have watched the training videos videos and its very educational. But I have notice in my videos that there is a refresh filter button while in my actual market samurai, I could not find it. Could you please advice me on this?



  70. Dr. Anthony Says:
    February 9th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Hi Jesusa,

    The 'refresh' button is no longer necessary as the filters refresh automatically.

  71. Vakratunday Says:
    February 19th, 2012 at 5:52 am

    Now this is REALLY REALLY great training. Hats off to you and team.
    Wonderful Trainer !!!!!!

  72. Mike B Says:
    February 21st, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Hello, great videos by the way! Why couldn't you take your initial keyword generated list and run it through the filters and then eliminate with those results?

  73. Alalin Says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    This is the most comprehensive keyword research video I have ever found. .. and its free so thanks a lot. :-)

  74. David Rey Says:
    March 27th, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Great summary of the four golden rules! The software is amazing!

  75. Adam Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 2:17 pm


    I applied all of your filters and numbers but for some reason I only end up with 1 keyword.

    What am I doing wrong?

  76. Dr. Anthony Says:
    May 7th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    @ Adam

    We've recently made some changes to the Golden Rules filter as the old ones were not working with the current Keyword Research data. Please update Market Samurai and try again.

    If you still have problems, please contact support:

  77. Chris Says:
    June 25th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    it took me one day to go through your video tutorials about Market Samurai
    Today i have spent 4 hours to get another idea working and I have chosen a new domain and already purchased for the new blog
    best wishes

  78. David Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Love your methodology Anthony. Best online teaching I have ever seen. Just goes to show the old methods still work; 'summarise what you are going to tell them, tell them and summarise what you just told them. Your delivery is superb as well. Thank you

  79. santosh sharma Says:
    November 7th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Today, I have come across the best Teacher of SEO related things. Your way of presenting is fabulous. I am a beginner of MS tool, but the way you delivered I hopefully learn quickly.

    Millions of thanks to you Mr. Anthony.

  80. Joanne Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Is there a good summary or case study for how to set all the perameters for local search? I'm a kitchen & bath designer & I'm trying to target the city I live in primarily, & want to find the keywords used locally.

  81. Dr. Anthony Says:
    November 13th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    @David and @Santosh - thanks for the kind words!

    @Joanne - try our Knowledge Base article on Local Search tips, at

  82. Joanne Says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Thanks, Dr. Anthony, but what I was hoping for was a summary or case study for how to set the parameters in Market Samurai in order to get the best keywords for local search. The case study video is not geared to local.

  83. Joanne Says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Thanks, Dr. Anthony, but what I was hoping for was a summary or case study for how to set the parameters in Market Samurai in order to get the best keywords for local search. The case study video is not geared to local.

  84. Dr. Anthony Says:
    November 17th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    @Joanne - I'm sorry, but it's not a matter of settings in Market Samurai - Google personalizes everyone's results, not by city but by personal search history and IP address among other things. That Knowledge Base article has the best advice we have to offer on how to rank well for local viewers!

  85. wayne cosgrove Says:
    December 9th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    nice work but i get confussed when i find all my keywords i want to use i go to the domains availibility and there never seam to be any availiable to suit the key words that i select and i want it to be seo rich so how can i get around this eigther my domain name is going to be different to my keywords or vice versa can you please explain how i get around this.

  86. Dr. Anthony Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 6:41 am

    @Wayne - Sometimes not everything goes according to plan when trying to find keywords with an available exact match domain name, but that doesn't mean it can't be a profitable keyword, just that you may need to work harder to draw traffic.

  87. Lior Says:
    December 19th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Taking this beautiful explanation a little dipper, when you are referring to "keyword category", do you mean or would you recommend building the website in a structure that displays the WEBSITE CATEGORIES in accordance with the chosen categories drawn from the keyword research you described (something like this: "Dog Training Courses" category keyword >> "Dog Training Courses" website or blog category, and so on...)?
    And afterwords, should it be taken into consideration when building backlinks (by accordingly referring the CATEGORY KEYWORDS I selected on my keyword research, as my main keywords backlink building to the adjacent WEBSITE CATEGORIES)?

    Hope this was clear enough...

  88. Dr. Anthony Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 10:21 am

    @Lior - drop an email to - they will be able to help you out

  89. Trish Says:
    January 6th, 2013 at 8:02 am

    This video will be great to review as a resource later when looking at a certain market. thanks!

  90. Tato Says:
    March 7th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Im yout fan Dr. Anthony, i hope soon make better profits to my sites. Thanks

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