An SEO for Firefox comparison with Market Samurai Review thing… (I just put this line in here for some extra keywords, whatcha gonna do about it? It’s a Market Samurai, SEO for Firefox comparison. Just wanted to make that clear…)
What a bloody stupid comparison… It’s like trying to compare the steering wheel on your car to the drive shaft…
Both are VITAL!
This post was sparked by Aaron Wall’s Tantrum at SEOBook… Ed Dale isn’t a king of SEO Competition analysis, but at least he doesn’t claim to be. Here’s the offending Thirty Day Challenge video if anybody would like to see it, watch at 9:09mins in. It’s just about message to market, and Ed/Aaron’s audiences are polar opposites… Ed’s teaching is rubbish for experts; Aaron’s teaching is gobbledygook for thirty day challengers. Kiss and make up boys!
Main strength of Market Samurai for SEO Competition Research: Quick overview analysis for snap judgements.
Main strength of SEO for Firefox for SEO Competition Research (its only use really): Individual site analysis for detailed analysis.
Main Flaw of Market Samurai: Limited depth and metrics
Main Flaw of SEO for Firefox: Speed and Reliability.
Let me go into some more detail…
Benefits of Market Samurai: A much clearer overview picture of SEO competition for a particular phrase. With Market Samurai I can make a snap judgement of an entire market within two seconds. I can then make snap judgements on keywords within a further two seconds. Admittedly it’s a bit of an art learned through time, but just remember “red bad”, “green good”.
A very competitive SEO Market… Red Bad!
A very uncompetitive SEO Market – Green Good!
Benefits of SEO for Firefox: Daily browsing becomes an exercise in SEO Competition Analysis, and SEO for Firefox is able to pull in a lot of different metrics. While not all metrics are really relevant, SEO for Firefox is ALWAYS switched on in my browser. I love the absolute clarity in NoFollow link highlighting which has allowed me to really spot some great SEO opportunities. SEO for Firefox is my first stop on initial market consultation simply because I can just flick open a new firefox tab and google my phrase. Voila!
SEO for Firefox Example… Autoloading four metrics.
Failings of Market Samurai: Limited to just the top 10 results for a particular phrase and doesn’t pull in as much data as it could/should. In competitive markets I would really like to see the top 100 results for a phrase, and in my opinion Market Samurai doesn’t pull in all the data I would like to see. But neither does SEO for Firefox for that matter.
Failings of SEO for Firefox: It’s slower than Market Samurai, and trying to load the metrics too quickly triggers google bans. I’ve got a one second delay on each auto loading metric, and I’m only loading four metrics automatically to make the process faster (PR, YH Backlinks, YH EDU Backlinks and Site Age) – With this configuration I don’t get google bans no matter how hard I’m hammering it. My biggest problem with SEO for Firefox is that it is visually very slow to analyse a keyword.
A concluding comparison:
Having SEO for Firefox is like walking around with your eyes open, and stopping to look at little details on individual keywords, while having Market Samurai is for serious research sessions with a lot of keywords and pepsi max.
Comparing SEO for Firefox to Market Samurai is like comparing your legs – you kinda need both of them or you’ll have a limp…