TubeBuddy for Beginners
This TubeBuddy for beginners tutorial is going to show you exactly how you can get more views on your YouTube channel by installing this browser extension for Chrome and Firefox. And don’t forget to claim your 3 month free trials of TubeBuddy here!
Now once you’ve got the TubeBuddy browser extension installed, it’s super easy to do, but do let me know in the comments below if you would like me to do a video on exactly how to do that, you’ll see that TubeBuddy overlays data and features onto your screen in YouTube itself.
So let’s start running through some of these features.
TubeBuddy’s Keyword Explorer
The first one we’re going to look at is TubeBuddy‘s keyword explorer. This is one of the features that I use most heavily when it comes to planning my videos, looking at what titles I need to use, writing the description, adding the tags and generally optimising them so that I can get more views on them.
And this is the area of TubeBuddy where you can test out your keywords. You can see how much chance that you have at ranking for them and actually how much competition there is. And you can also see other suggestions for keywords that you may not already have thought of.
But let’s take a quick look at the Keyword Explorer feature right now. So we’re going to type in the keyword that we want to use. So for example, if we want to look at a focus keyword of how to edit a video, we get a score based on the search volume for that keyword but we can also see what the competition is for that keyword too. And this means that we can make an informed decision on whether or not it’s a good keyword to use.
So as with this one How to edit a video gets a poor score. There’s a massive search volume but there’s also massive amount of competition.
So using the TubeBuddy Keyword Explorer tool means that we can then start looking for other suggestions and find keywords that we have a better chance of ranking for. One suggestion in the video above is how to edit a video in iMovie. So it might be that you decide to go ahead and use the Keyword Explorer feature more to see whether that would be a better keyword to use or look at other suggestions and see if you can find one with a better score.
The Keyword Explorer feature is available on the free version of TubeBuddy but do bear in mind that you have a limited number of searches that you can perform per day.
The next TubeBuddy feature that we’re gonna look at is Suggested Tags. This feature is so helpful and I personally rely on it really, really heavily.
Once you’ve uploaded your video and you’ve added a title, in the YouTube Studio, underneath where you’d write your video description, you’ll see when you have TubeBuddy installed that it will suggest some tags to use.
At this point, it’s suggesting relevant tags based on the title of your video. But the great thing here is that TubeBuddy gives you the option to type in your focus keyword so that it can provide you even more relevant suggested tags. It’ll show you all of the different tags that are suggested when you type in the focus keyword how to edit a video.
This feature saves me so much time. It means that I don’t have to do loads of individual searches trying to find relevant and high scoring tags. They’re all there for me. And all I have to do is click on the little green arrow once and it just adds them into my tag box for me.
Do bear in mind that this feature is available with the free version of TubeBuddy but it’s limited. You’ll get three suggested tags. For me, it was well worth the upgrade to just be able to see all the tags and insert them at the click of a button into my video.
View and copy video tags
This is going to be useful for you if:
- You’re wondering what your competitor is tagging their videos with
- You’re looking for ideas for what tags to use in your own videos
- You want to see why particular videos are ranking well in search
This feature is unlimited even on the free version.
It’s so useful, especially if there is a particular content creator who’s producing content that’s similar to the type of content and has a similar type of audience and you want to see what their most popular videos are and how you can potentially optimise them in a similar way.
The upload checklist
Again, this is available fully on the free version of TubeBuddy. Now let’s face it, when we upload, publish, optimise a video, there are so many different parts to the process and we don’t always remember every tiny thing that we need to do every single time.
The upload checklist lays it out for us so that we don’t have to rack our brains each time we upload and publish a video to think about every tiny little thing that we should be doing.
It’ll prompt you to do everything you need to to give you the best chance of your video performing well. It’s a great feature if you want to follow what the YouTube experts recommend.
You also have the ability to import their lists and if you want a convenient way to store and organise all your tips and tricks during the upload process.
Here’s access to a free trial of TubeBuddy! You can get three months to play around with this amazing tool. It’s going to save you so much time and help you get so many more views on your YouTube videos.
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