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Over the past few weeks Google have rolled out a number of changes to their Google Keyword Planner, which is where Market Samurai gets some of it's metrics from. It started with a move away from specific search numbers for keywords, replaced by a range instead.
It now appears that for a number of users, Google require payment and an active campaign in Google Adwords in order to use the Google Keyword Planner at all.
Some users may have already experienced these issues within Market Samurai, with 2 main symptoms showing:
We are currently looking at various options to get meaningful and valid search metrics in Market Samurai.
We hope to have more answers in the next 24 hours, and we really appreciate your patience :-)
The Noble Samurai Team
----------- Update 14/9/2016 8:30PM AEST -----------
We've released an update that should return traffic data for all users. To get this update open up Market Samurai and accept the update to v 0.94.01
If you still can't get Keyword Research data, please submit a ticket here explaining what error you are seeing on the screen.
Thanks again for being so patient whilst we worked on this :)
Over the coming days there will be further updates to fine tune things.
----------- Update 26/9/2016 9:00AM AEST -----------
This issue has been marked as resolved.
The latest version of Market Samurai (0.94.03) is using the Bing API to get keyword suggestions and traffic numbers. The reasons for this switch to the Bing API can be found in this blog post.
We've also updated the Default Golden Rules filter to work with the Bing numbers, and we'll be updating the filters once we get a better understanding of what works best with the Bing numbers.
Currently the Bing API only supports the following language/region combinations:
Argentina (AR) Spanish
Australia (AU) English
Brazil (BR) Portuguese
Canada (CA) English
Canada (CA) French
Chile (CL) Spanish
Colombia (CO) Spanish
Denmark (DK) Danish
Finland (FI) Finnish
Germany (DE) German
Hong Kong (HK) Traditional Chinese
India (IN) English
Indonesia (ID) English
Ireland (IE) English
Italy (IT) Italian
Malaysia (MY) English
Mexico (MX) Spanish
Netherlands (NL) Dutch
New Zealand (NZ) English
Norway (NO) Norwegian
Peru (PE) Spanish
Philippines (PH) English
Singapore (SG) English
Spain (ES) Spanish
Sweden (SE) Swedish
Taiwan (TW) Traditional Chinese
Thailand (TH) English
United Kingdom (GB) English
United States (US) English
Venezuela (VE) Spanish
Vietnam (VN) English
If your Market Samurai project file is set to any other combination it will fallback to All Regions/English and return data for that combination.
If you continue to have issues, please contact support here.