Today I will talk about Tube Buddy.Just because you show up in search doesn’t guarantee you’re earning views. Here’s three reasons why you might not begetting views in YouTube Search results. We’ve seen a few comments like “I’m ranking in YouTube search.
What is TubeBuddy?
Tube Buddy is a YouTube Certified SEO Tool and Chrome Extension that connects directly to your Youtube dashboard. Once you install it in your browser (which is super easy!) and log in, your YouTube dashboard is wholly renewed! (With lots of new features!). It’s YouTube certified, so you know it’s 100% safe and easy to install.
A lot of the times what we THINK is a good youtube thumbnail, is sadly not making our audience want to click and watch our youtube videos. If you want to do digital marketing, this tool is best for you.
This is why Impressions and Click through rate REALLY matters, so understanding that, let’s go To my videos page. Once there click on the video you want to see how it’s performing in YouTube search.
We’ll take a look at our recent tag video here and click on analytics. Under analytics, I’ll click on this reach tab here. Then I’ll click on Impressions Click through rate. Once you’ve done that click on see more.
Tube Buddy Benefits
YouTubers who use TubeBuddy can spend less time working hard and more time coming up with creative video ideas.
- Increase productivity
The tool is available for free, but some require a $9 per month Pro license.
You can use the tool to prepare videos for publishing quickly, make them easier to embed on YouTube, and save time by creating standard responses or templates for cards and annotations.
For example, you can create the same YouTube card over and over to include in every video you shoot. Creating a template with Tube Buddy will save you that effort.
Another great productivity tool is Video Theme Planner. You can save your video ideas or ideas your viewers have suggested to you and queue them, so you never forget what you plan to do next.
- Aggregate tools for annotations, cards, drawings, etc.
TubeBuddy Bulk Tools
Most of Tube Buddy’s bulk processing tools require a $19 per month Star license.
The grouped card and annotation tools are some of the most time-saving tools in this section. It saves you the trouble of recreating the same things over and over. Then, using the bulk update tools, you can make changes to all cards or annotations at once.
Another handy and helpful tool is Bulk Thumbnail Overlays, which will allow you to add a logo to all your existing video thumbnails at once.
- Quick optimization of your video tags.
TubeBuddy’s SEO tools help you find the best tags for your videos and suggest tags you might want to target. The tool is free, but some require a $19 license.
Viewing and transcribing video tags is one of the best free tools in this category. It allows you to view and copy other people’s video tags. You’ll be able to see what keywords your competitors are targeting (and look for opportunities to target them more effectively). It can also save you much time writing tags that need to match the tags in your current video.
- Useful data
The most helpful piece of data in the “Data and Research Tools” section is the best time to post. Views for your video can vary greatly depending on when you publish, and the best time to publish depends on your audience’s demographics. This free tool from Tube Buddy will show you when to download.
Another exciting tool, unfortunately only available with $39 licenses, is the Competitor Scoreboard. It allows content creators to compare their channel stats with those of competing channels.
How much do Tube Buddy licenses cost?
There are three packages available with Tube Buddy : Pro, Star, and Legend.
- Pro: For $ 9 a month, you get access to most video and productivity tools. You can’t schedule content and perform bulk actions for large video uploads.
- Star: For $ 19 a month, you have access to all the bulk processing options available for video management, such as bulk upload scheduling and content publishing management.
- The Legend: $ 49 a month gives you access to all tools like cross-channel SEO, translation tools, and other competitor analysis tools.
If you have many subscribers or want to make money from your channel, you can use Larger packages. Nonprofits, annual shoppers, and those with less than 1,000 subscribers receive particular discounts on specific packages.
- YouTube certified
- Specifies keywords and tags to target
- Offers a 100% free version
- 30-day free trial of the paid version
- Offers time-saving productivity tools
- Competitor Analysis Tools
- Excellent customer support and forum
- 50% off Pro plan for channels with less than 1,000 subscribers
- Paid plan to access the best tools
The most common thing that we see at TubeBuddy is that people are ranking in YouTube search, but they’re just not able to get people interested in either their YouTube title or their video thumbnail,
so if no one is interested in your video title or thumbnail, they’re not likely to click through and watch which can stop you from earning YouTube views.
That’s where looking at our suggested tags tool can help you see which tags are earning you views, and even doing a TubeBuddy A/BTest can help a lot.
Both of these tools do require paid TubeBuddy,but keep watching this video until the end for more information on a Tube Buddy free trial! Reason number two is the keyword you’ retargeting is just too competitive and requires too high of a video view count also known as the barrier to entry for YouTube Search.
This is where Tube Buddy comes in. You can see our weighted score in TubeBuddy’s Keyword Explorer. Let’s look up Casey Niestat for the main target keyword for article we want to make. Using the weighted score, we can see the “YouVs.
Top Ranked Videos Section.” This section shows how many views you need to break through with this target icon, in our case over if we round up 60K views on the video, and then how many views we earn per video which is about 6,000 views.
While there are over 3 million searches a month for Casey Niestat it’s impossible for us at TubeBuddy with about 6,000 views a video to rank for Casey Niestat out of the gate.
This is where you have to be honest with yourself and see if you can actually compete for a competitive keyword. So for us at TubeBuddy it’s not possible to get views with this search term because it’s too competitive.
However, with the related searches tab, you can find much better scores that still talk about Casey Niestat, but aren’t as competitive.
Remember this is when it comes to the weighted and unweighted score and that the weighted score is specific to YOUR YouTube channel.
Unweighted is just a generalized score. So for the best results, use the weighted score for information specific to YOUR YouTube channel. The other side to this is that there just might not be enough people searching a month for that keyword or term to be earning you views.
If there are an estimated 5,000 searches amonth or a chance for 5,000 impressions, and your thumbnail has a click-through rate of about 10% then that means you could earn a max of 500 views a month with that keyword term.
So going back to that example of 5,000 searches a month and a ten percent click-through rate, the chances are that you are earning views.
They might just not be as many as you WANT. Now 500 views a month is nothing to shy about, that’s actually pretty good, but if you’re a larger channel, it might not be as useful.
That’s why doing keyword research before making the YouTube video is so important. Reason number three is understanding earning views through YouTube search takes time.
YouTube search is a great way for people to find your YouTube channel, and earn you viewers, but it does take you time to earn those views on YouTube search.
While YouTube search isn’t the fastest method of earning views, it is the most reliable and sustainable for long periods of time.
Some of you might be thinking “What if I go viral!, I’ll get views then!” Well if your video goes viral that’s really rare, and unfortunately, unless you’re playing YouTube at a high level it’s not really repeatable.
If you’re starting, YouTube search is a great way for you to identify your audience, and find a reliable stream of viewer interested in the content YOU care about creating.
That’s where Tube Buddy’s optimization tools come in, you are answering questions people are searching for, and Tube Buddy gives you the tools to read the data easier with what YouTube shows.
Once you understand this info, and if you don’t check out that playlist on screen now. You can use them to REALLY power up your content.
The thing is that people want views based on search to be instant, but it takes time. Search works in monthly estimates and can only do as well as your impression click-through rate as we mentioned earlier.
So if you have a search term that has 50,000searches a month, at a 10% CTR in search, well that’s a chance of you earning 5,000views a month.
Now for some larger channels that might not be much, but for starting 5,000 potential viewers is amazing. Which is WHY that impression click-through rate matters. Impressions are the people searching for your videos, and the CTR again is when they click and watch the video earning your views.
That 5,000 views a month can lead to huge increases and growth on your channel later on!So while YouTube search may not be instant can lead to YouTube suggesting your videos, and when you’re creating YouTube content you know people are searching for it,
so you’re not sitting there PRAYING to the YouTube algorithm to pick up your video. A video targeting Youtube search can lead to Suggested traffic, but a video that’s targeting the suggest audience can never truly lead to search results because it will be replaced with more relevant and optimized videos.
We teach Search Engine Optimization or SEO because it gives YOU the most control over your content, and is one of the most reliable and rewarding ways for you to earn views!
Want to earn more views with Tube Buddy? Then check out that free trial link on screen so you can learn how to get more tools which can help you earn more views on YouTube and even if you’ve had that free trial before, check out that link in the description for a way you can earn free.
Tube Buddy even if you’ve had a trial before! While you’re down in the description, check out that video we have for how to optimize for beginners.Click below to use free Tube Buddy.
Tube Buddy is essentially a free YouTube update, so you can simulate your uploads, manage your comments, and generate ideas for SEO-optimized content. The free browser extension is one of the best and worth trying.
Keyword Explorer is well worth it, and the discounted Pro package is well worth the investment if you want to grow your channel and have less than 1,000 subscribers.