TubeBuddy has over 65 features that can help you boost your videos into the YouTube algorithm. The below are my favourite TubeBuddy features I’ve been using the last 4 years!
THE UPLOAD SUITE & KEYWORD EXPLORER
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The upload suite is where a lot of the YouTube SEO magic happens. The Keyword explorer is part of this and is the essential TubeBuddy tool that helps you grow your channel and gain views. It helped me grow a ton just by discovering what keywords to increase my output on!
Just this tool alone makes TubeBuddy worth it! You’ll gain tons of views!
This is how it works:
Just type into the search box your video idea, and it will tell you what related keywords you can use in your video title that have high search volume! It also tells you what is trending so you can double down on anything trending!
Let’s type in “travel vlog”.
It gives you a ton of keywords and video ideas! If the overall score is “poor”, that’s even better! It means it’s very competitive (with lots of potential views!) and all you have to do is create an amazing piece of content and you will get into the YouTube algorithm! Remember, if you read my guide on how to grow your YouTube channel, the goal is not to rank higher with your videos in youtube search results, but to get suggested views. TubeBuddy can help you do this!
This complements the keyword explorer perfectly. The suggested video tags’ tool embeds itself into the video upload page and gives you suggested tags based on keyword explorer research on your main target keywords.
The TubeBuddy browser extension gives you a deep look into the rankings and tags of other youtube videos. You can spy on other peoples youtube videos and see their tags and add those into your video as well to gain some traction from their views!
Here you could use some of the tags in this video and try and gain some of the suggested views that come to viewers after they watch this video. You can grow your channel from 0 just by “drafting” millions of views from these successful tags! It works!
VIDEO A/B TESTING
TubeBuddy’s legend plan (my current plan) is worth it to me solely for this feature. The A/B testing feature is the ultimate tool to gain you millions of views. It allows you to compare different thumbnails and titles on the same video and see which one performs better. All you do is give TubeBuddy two different thumbnails and titles, and it will automatically change them for you on alternating days and then measure which one got more views.
In the end, TubeBuddy creates a report with the click-through rates for popular keywords for each one. You can then start using the better performing one! Over time, across multiple videos and your whole channel, this can add up to millions of views, and can make or break a video, because the thumbnail and title are so important!
This feature saves your time and can help you make you money. The bulk processing feature can:
- Bulk change your descriptions, titles, or thumbnails
- Bulk change cards
- Bulk update end screens
Let’s say you have a video library of 100+ videos and you want to update the description of multiple videos to include a new product you’re offering, your new website, or a sponsorship you’re working with that gets you affiliate commissions. Across your entire video library, this could add up to a ton of traffic and save time.
You could go to each video manually and change it one by one, or, you can use TubeBuddy’s bulk editing and update descriptions tool. It’s super easy and saves you a ton of time, and has helped many creators besides me also earn some money on the side!
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Other Top Features
As your channel grows, this will become an essential time-saver tool when you get more and more comments. It helps you sort through comments, fast-reply using canned responses, and highlight comments from supporters or recent subscribers! I use it a ton! This is a must-use tool to help you engage with your community!
This tool helps you get more views from Google instead of YouTube. It suggests tags to add that will increase your web-search traffic. After you add the tags, your videos have potential to increase in search rankings here on Google.
This helps you translate your video titles and descriptions into other languages. You can greatly increase your global viewership!
BEST TIME TO PUBLISH
This one is a lifesaver. In the past, I would just guess what is the best time to publish new video on my YouTube channel based on my current timezone and my followers geography. Now, I use TubeBuddy’s deep analytics to know the optimal upload time based on my audience. This helps save time a lot getting your videos into the YouTube algorithm and can give you a big boost!
This allows you to compare your channel against your competitors in terms of monthly views, monthly uploads, subscribers, and engagement. You can export this data to a CSV and dive deep into the data as well!
This gives you an overall look at how your channel is performing. It tells you what’s working and what isn’t for your channel. It gives you a quick look at analytics, search traffic, related videos, and watch time.
Social monitor allows you to check out where your videos are being shared and talked about. It scans Twitter, Reddit, and Pinterest to find videos. This has been a big help to me to see what people are saying about my videos on Reddit. You won’t have to manually search each of these social networks for your videos, but can quickly do it through TubeBuddy.
This is one of the most useful advanced features’ of TubeBuddy. You’ll no longer forget any steps in the video uploads’ process! There are 9 best practices to tick off every time you upload a video!
Another incredible TubeBuddy feature! I use it to get alerts about my brand, with TubeBuddy scanning other videos, that are using my brand name in the title, description, or tags. It’s a great tool to monitor the general feeling about your brand on YouTube. You can also the keyword tool and use it for any keyword you like, which can help you keep an eye on your competitors.
TubeBuddy has an awesome tool to help you generate Thumbnails for your video uploads. Thumbnails are an incredibly important part of YouTube SEO, so you will want to be spending as much time as possible creating the perfect thumbnail. Photoshop is the best, but very complicated, so I recommend starting on the thumbnail creator!
This tool helps you know how much to charge for brand deals! You connect it to SocialBlueBook, which then looks at your average traffic per video, monthly views, and total subscribers to know how much to charge for a dedicated video or a shoutout! It’s also a good tool to know whether your channel’s valuation is rising or falling.
The demonetisation audit is essential for me! It scans your title, keywords, and tags, and warns you whether any of them are “sensitive” enough to trigger a demonetisation. There is nothing worse than putting in so much effort to a video only to discover after the upload that one of the words in your title or description was inappropriate. Then you’re out of your earnings for the most important time, right after upload! Even if YouTube audits the video and deems it appropriate, you lost out on the initial earning! Some words you would never even guess!
Dive deep into competitor channels! You can compare your tags, monthly views, and more with TubeBuddy channelytics! You just need to visit any other channel and click the Channelytics tab!