Glossary of Market Samurai Acronyms

Keyword Research

GENERATING KEYWORDS

•      Phrase Length - minimum and maximum number of words allowed in a keyword phrase
•      Add Permutations - adds every possible combination of words in the seed keyword to the keyword
        list
            e.g.    If your seed keyword is "fishing for trout" and you hit 'Add Permutations' then you will see the
            following added to the list:
                                 fishing for trout
                                 fishing trout for
                                 trout for fishing
                                 trout fishing for
                                 for fishing trout
                                 for trout fishing

ORGANIC SEO

•      Searches (Total Searches) - The daily number of people who search for a particular keyword
            e.g.    If your keyword returns the number 123,090 then on average that keyword is searched
            123,090 times per day

•      SEOT (SEO Traffic) - The maximum potential daily clicks that a #1 ranked site for this keyword term
        could potentially achieve. Indicator of potential traffic value of a keyword. This figure is directly
        proportional to the Searches value (calculated as 42% of Searches)
•      PBR (Phrase-to-Broad Ratio) - The percentage of phrase-match searches out of broad-match
        searches for this keyword. A low values indicate there may be other word orderings which are being
        searched for more. This figure is a direct comparison of the results from a phrase match search and
        a broad matched search.
            e.g.    If we look at the two searches "online lottery" and "lottery online", they both have the same
            Broad Searches value, but "online lottery" has a PBR of 25% whilst "lottery online" has a PBR of
            16%. This means that whilst there are 5,425 searches per day that include the keywords "online"
            and "lottery", the number of searches per day for the phrase "online lottery" is 1,332, whilst the
            number per day for "lottery online" is 891. PBR helps to determine the best order for your keywords
            to maximise the potential of your keywords.
        Please note: In the past, PBR was a good indicator of whether a keyword was in the best (most commonly-used) word order. However now that the search numbers are no longer available by match type, we calculate Broad and Phrase search numbers based on ad impressions information, which does not correlate as strongly. We do not recommend relying on PBR as you may have done in the past!

•      Trends - This graph indicates monthly traffic trends for a particular keyword. This can be very
        important to take into account as it can indicate whether there is seasonal variation.
            e.g.    Here we have four separate examples, each demonstrating a very different trend:
                            Christmas ("Christmas" Search Trends)- Has a seasonal variation, with a single
                                spike occuring per year. If you optimise around a keyword with a variation like this
                                you will experience some very slim months with very few searches.
                            Village Cinemas ("Village Cinema" Search Trends)- Has a seasonal variation, similar
                                to that of Christmas, however instead of spending most of the year with nearly no
                                searches, the base number of searches remains relatively stable, but spikes sharply
                                during the school holiday periods. Optimising around this keyword would give you a
                                stable amount of traffic, but with dramatic increases during holiday periods.
                            Support ("Support" Search Trends) - Support is an excellent example of a very stable
                                keyword with a very low amount of variation. Optimising around this keyword would
                                generate a very steady traffic flow without peaks or troughs.
                                

  • Adwords Impressions (AWI) - The number of times your ad would be shown as the #1-ranked advertiser for this keyword in Google.

MAJESTIC COMPETITION

  • Title Competition (MSEOTC) - An indication of the number of web pages in the Majestic SEO database which have this keyword in their page title.
  • URL Competition (MSEOUC) - An indication of the number of web pages in the Majestic SEO database which have this keyword as part of their URL.
  • Anchor Competition (MSEOAC) - The number of pages in Majestic SEO's index which have an external, inbound link mentioning this keyword in the anchor text.
  • Domain Competition (MSEODC) - The number of pages in Majestic SEO's index which include all the words in a keyword in the domain name.
  • Title and Anchor Competition (TAcomp) - The number of pages in Majestic SEO's index which include this keyword in their page title as well as featuring external links with this keyword in anchor text.

BASIC COMPETITION

•      SEOC (SEO Competition) - This number is an estimate from Bing of the number of webpages online which show this keyword somewhere in the text. It can be a rough guide to online competition for some terms, but we now recommend the Majestic SEO competition metrics for more reliable information.
•      SEOTC (SEO Title Competition) - This number is an estimate from Bing of the number of webpages online which mention all of the words in a keyword term in the title of the page. It can be a rough guide to online competition for some terms, but we now recommend the Majestic SEO competition metrics for more reliable information.
•      SEOLC/SEOLTC/SEOLUC - This number is an estimate from Bing of the number of webpages online which mention all of the words in a keyword term in the URL for the page. It can be a rough guide to online competition for some terms, but we now recommend the Majestic SEO competition metrics for more reliable information.
•      SEOTCR (SEO Title Competition to SEO Competition Ratio) - This is the ratio of SEOTC to SEOC. A low score can indicate weak competition in a market.
•      SEOUC (SEO URL Competition) - The total number of webpages that mention all of the words in a keyword term in the URL for the page.
        
COMMERCIALITY

•      AWCPC (Average Adwords Cost Per Click) - An indication of what you might expect to pay to have your ad appear for a particular keyword in Google - indicates the market value of individual visitors in a market. AWCPC must be considered alongside the SEOT score for a keyword to be fully understood. AWCPC is used together with SEOT to give the SEOV score.
•      SEOV (SEO Value) - The total value of traffic a website ranked #1 in Google for the keyword could
        potentially achieve. SEOV = AWCPC x SEOT.

OTHER

•      Positive Keywords - This option allows you to broadly filter the keyword list based on a keyword you
        wish to analyse.
            e.g.    If you had the list:
                                 trout fishing
                                 extreme trout fishing
                                 trout fly fishing
                                 fly fishing
                                 New Zealand trout fishing
                                 river trout
            And you wished to only have keywords that contained "trout", you enter "trout" into the Positive
            Keywords and click Update. This will immediately look through the keyword list and remove all
            of those keywords that DO NOT contain this keyword, leaving you with the list:
                                 trout fishing
                                 extreme trout fishing
                                 trout fly fishing
                                 New Zealand trout fishing
                                 river trout

•      Negative Keywords - This option allows you to broadly filter the keyword list based on a keyword you
        do not wish to analyse.
            e.g.    If you had the list:
                                 trout fishing
                                 extreme trout fishing
                                 trout fly fishing
                                 fly fishing
                                 New Zealand trout fishing
                                 river trout
            And you decided you didn't want to analyse anything relating to "fly fishing", you enter "fly fishing"
            into the Negative Keywords and click update and the list would be filtered to be:
                                 trout fishing
                                 extreme trout fishing
                                 New Zealand trout fishing
                                 river trout
    
•      Import - Allows you to import a custom list of keywords. This list must be specifically formatted, with
        each keyword or keyword phrase on a new line. The file imported can either be .txt (text file from
        Notepad), .xls (Microsoft Excel file) or .csv (Comma-Separated Value).
•      Export - This function allows you to export the information displayed for your Keyword Analysis into
        a .csv formatted file.
•      .csv file - A comma-separated values (CSV) file is a file type used to store tabled data. Each item
        in the table is separated by commas. This file can be opened using Microsoft Excel, Open Office
        and a number of other programmes.

SEO Competition

OTHER

•      DA (Domain Age) - The age of a domain, according to the first registered date in WHOIS records.
        Sourced from Archive.org
•      PR (PageRank) - An indicator of the overall quantity and quality of links to a web-page, as
        determined by Google's PageRank algorithm

  • CF (Citation Flow) - a proprietary site authority metric from Majestic SEO, see our Knowledge Base article for more info
  • TF (Trust Flow) - a proprietary site authority metric from Majestic SEO, see our Knowledge Base article for more info

•      BLP (Page Backlinks) - The total number of links pointing to a web-page from outside of that
        web-site itself. This figure is specific to the URL you have entered, for instance the URL
        www.timeanddate.com has a BLP of 162,000 which indicates that there are 162,000 links to
        the specific URL www.timeanddate.com existing outside of that domain. BLP can be displayed
        in three ways, using the dropdown box on the left hand side. It can display Internal backlinks
        (backlinks that occur from within the same domain), External Backlinks (backlinks that occur
        exclusively from other domains), or Total (the combined total of Internal and External)
•      BLD (Domain Backlinks) - The total number of links pointing to an entire domain (whole web-site)
        from outside of that web-site itself. For example the URL www.timeanddate.com has a BLD of
        1,710,000, which is considerably higher than its BLP. The difference between these figures is
        accounted for by outside links that direct to URLs within www.timeanddate.com, such as
        http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.htm
•      BLEG (Government / Education Page Backlinks) - The total number of links pointing to a web-page
        from Government (.gov) and Educational (.edu) sources that are external to the web-site itself.
        This is similar to Domain Backlinks, in that it includes all pages within the domain
•      DMZ (DMOZ Listing) - Whether the site is listed in the Open Directory Project's Directory.
        http://www.dmoz.org/about.html
•      YAH (Yahoo! Listing) - Whether the site is listed in the Yahoo! Directory
•      Indexed Count - The number of pages in this domain that have been indexed in Google
•      RDD (Referring Domains - Domain) - The total number of unique domains with backlinks
        pointing to a specific domain.
•      RDP (Referring Domains - Page) - The total number of unique domains with backlinks pointing to
        a specific page.

ON PAGE

•      Title (Keyword in Title Tags) - Whether the web-page <title> tag contains the keyword
•      URL (Keyword in URL) - Whether the web-page URL contains the keyword
•      Desc (Keyword in META Description) - Whether the keyword appears in the <meta> "description"
        tag
•      Head (Keyword in Header Tags) - Whether the keyword appears in <h1>, <h2>, <h3> etc. tags
        within the page content itself

Monetization

FIND PRODUCTS

•      Amazon
                     Src (Source) - The source of the affiliate product
                     Department - Product department in Amazon that the product is listed in
                     Image - Image of the product
                     Item - Title, description and URL for the product
                     Price - The sale price of the item on Amazon.com. May vary due to special deals
                     Sales Rank - Sales Rank of this product among products from the same category

•      ClickBank
                     Src (Source) - The source of the affiliate product
                     Item - Title, description and URL for the product
                     EPS - Earned per sale: This is the average amount that an affiliate earns for each sale of
                        this product
                     Commission - The percentage commission you would earn for sales of this product
                     Recurring - Whether this product has recurring payments
                     Gravity - A representation of the number of distinct affiliates who earned a commission
                        via this product

•      Commission Junction
                     Src (Source) - The source of the affiliate product
                     Image - Image of the product
                     Item - Title, description and URL for the product
                     Price - Price of the product
                     Commission - The percentage commission you would earn for sales of this product
                     7-Day EPC - Average earnings per 100 clicks over a 7 day period for the advertiser
                     3-Month EPC - Average earnings per 100 clicks over a 3 month period for the advertiser

•      PayDotCom
                     Src (Source) - The source of the affiliate product
                     Item - Title, description and URL for the product
                     Price - Sale price of the product
                     EPM - Earnings per month
                     Commission - The percentage commission you would earn for sales of this product
                     Recurring - Whether this product has recurring payments
                     Gravity - A representation of the number of distinct affiliates who earned a commission
                        via this product

Find Content

•      PC (Phrase Count) - The number of times the keyword appears in the body of the article
•      IC (Instances of Content) - The number of times the article has been republished online (Note:
        Market Samurai does this by searching for a long slab of text from within the article itself, and
        as such it might potentially pick a common phrase and believe it has found more instances of
        the article republished online than it actually has. Running FindContent a couple of times is a
        good idea to verify whether the IC figure is correct)
•      PR (PageRank) - An indicator of the overall quantity and quality of links to a web-page, as
        determined by Google's PageRank algorithm. The PageRank of the article in its original
        context
•      BL (Backlinks) - The number of backlinks to the article on the page it was originally published
        on
•      Age - The original publication date of the article

Promotion

AVAILABLE SOURCES OF BACKLINKS

•      Squidoo - Squidoo is a community website that allows users to create pages for subjects of
        interest. This search targets pages within Squidoo
•      Hubpages - HubPages is a website designed around sharing advertising revenue for high-quality,
        user-generated content. This search targets pages within HubPages
•      Weebly - Weebly is a free webpage creation site, specialising in easy-to-make pages of
        user-generated content. This search targets pages within Weebly
•      Scribd - Scribd is a document-sharing website allowing the posting and embedding of documents.
        This search targets pages within Scribd
•      Yahoo Answers (O) - Open Questions - Yahoo! Answers is a community-driven
        question-and-answer (Q&A) site. This search targets pages that are still open to new comments
        and answers
•      Yahoo Answers (C) - Closed Questions - Yahoo! Answers is a community-driven
        question-and-answer (Q&A) site. This search targets pagesthat are closed and cannot be
        commented upon
•      Google Blog - Google's specialised search that looks specifically at blog content. This search targets
        pages appearing in this directory
•      Wordpress - WordPress is an open source blog publishing application. This search targets
        Wordpress blogs
•      Follow Blog - Follow Blog is a database of blogs that have Follow enabled. This search targets
        pages found in this database
•      Backlink Magic - Backlink Magic is a database of blogs which have Follow enabled. This search
        targets pages found in this database
•      Google Forum Search - Google's specialised search that looks specifically at forum content. This
        search targets pages appearing in this directory
•      phpBB - phpBB is a popular Internet forum package written in the PHP scripting language. This
        search targets forums that use phpBB
•      vBulletin - vBulletin (vB) is a commercial Internet forum software. This search targets forums that
        use vBulletin
•      Snitz - Snitz Forums 2000 is a free, open source ASP forum package. This search targets forums
        that use Snitz

BACKLINKS FACTORS

•      SRC (Source) - The source of the page; the tool it was originally found using
•      Backlink (Backlink Source) - The total daily value of traffic (and also the cost) a #1 ranked Google
        Adwords advertiser might expect to receive if advertising for a keyword. (AWV = AWT x AWCPC)
•      F (Follow?) - Whether the page uses follow (or nofollow) links
•      PB (Pingback?) - Whether the backlink source supports pingbacks / trackbacks.
        Pingback and trackback are methods by which a website's author can keep track of who is linking
        or or referring to their articles or pages
•      PR (PageRank) - An indicator of the overall quantity and quality of links to a web-page, as
        determined by Google's PageRank algorithm
•      BL (Backlinks) - The number of backlinks pointing to the page

PINGBACK HTML OPTIONS

•      No Follow - Format links with NoFollow tags
•      New Window - Open links in a new window
•      List - Show links in a list (inside a table if "Table" is also selected)
•      Table - Show links in a table

 

 

24 Responses to "Glossary of Market Samurai Acronyms"

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  8. Jay H. Says:
    March 17th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Very, very helpful! Thanks!

  9. Amir Says:
    March 24th, 2011 at 5:26 am

    This info is not up to date...

    What is SEOUC? Where is SEOUC?

    AK

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    May 13th, 2011 at 1:50 am

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  11. Joe Leonard Says:
    May 15th, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Hey guys. Thanks for bringing back the title competition variable in KW analysis. As a blogger, I love title relevance and knowing what the competition is.

    Joe

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    it would be great if you include a case study on how to use MS and how to set the right parameters.

  14. Emma Says:
    June 10th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I've struggled to grab the concept of PBR to better place me in decision making.I perfectly understand the calculations for SEOT(25% of searches).No problem here. But for PBR,how do you decide which % to award to a phrase?

    On the example above for Online Lottery and Lottery online,why was 16% not awarded to Online Lottery and 25% to Lottery Online?

    I will be glad to get help on how the % is decided.
    Thanks.

  15. bernie Says:
    July 20th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    great tool, you expanded the number of acronyms (RDD, RDP) and the exported CSVs have a number of column titles that could use explaining - could you review the completeness of the above lists, please?

    Thank you for creating the Samurai tools, they are an indispensable part of my business.

  16. Dr. Anthony Says:
    August 18th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    @Emma RE: PBR

    PBR is just the phrase match search traffic divided by the broad match traffic and then expressed as a percentage.

    The data for each of those parts of the calculation comes from the Google Keyword Tool.

  17. Dr. Anthony Says:
    August 18th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    @Berie and @Amir

    We're updating the glossary now. It will be up to date very soon.

  18. Momon Says:
    October 2nd, 2011 at 4:32 am

    How large numbers (maximum) to be loaded on the column SEOTC if we want to get a lightweight competition? e.g 1000, 2000 or..?

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  20. hung Says:
    January 15th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    hi dojo. i see that seov it have "d" not "$" before number. i don't understand it that means? anyone can help me?

  21. Dr. Anthony Says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    @Momon there is no single answer, it depends on the market and other factors.

    @hung the currency symbol for monetary values is determined by the setting in your Adwords account. To change it you will need to create a new Adwords account as Google does not permit altering this setting.

    Please contact support@noblesamurai.com if you need more detailed information.

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