How To Use TubeBuddy: Five Things Every TubeBuddy User Should Do Right Now

Andrew Moore-Crispin
January 9, 2024
how to use TubeBuddy to help your channel take off

So you want to blow up on YouTube? A worthy goal. Creating content and building a community is a lot of work. But if you do the work and use TubeBuddy to optimize your videos and your YouTube workflows, you will get better results. 

But don’t just take it from us. Take it from… ok, fine us, but with data from nearly 60,000 YouTube creators over a three-month period to back it up. 

TubeBuddy users saw a 86% improvement in views (+170.85%) and a 55% improvement in subs (+89.40%) compared with other YouTube creators who are doing the work but not using TubeBuddy.

With that in mind, here are five things every TubeBuddy user should do… and five things every new TubeBuddy user should start with.

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1. How to use TubeBuddy Keyword Explorer

TubeBuddy Keyword Explorer can be a YouTube creator’s best friend. It takes the guesswork out of your video creation process and helps you tailor your content to match what audiences are searching for. This tool is particularly valuable for researching video ideas.

When you input a keyword related to your niche, TubeBuddy’s Keyword Explorer offers an overall score, analysis, and related searches. It allows you to delve into the topics people are actively searching on YouTube. Take advantage of this to refine your video ideas and deliver content that resonates with your target audience. So use it!

How to use TubeBuddy Keyword Explorer

2. Join the TubeBuddy Community

Connecting with other content creators is important in your YouTube journey. TubeBuddy has a great community (thanks y’all!)  where you can interact with fellow creators, seek advice, and build valuable relationships. Join the TubeBuddy Forum and/or the TubeBuddy Discord to access a powerful hive mind, to ask questions, and share experiences with other creators. Or just ask the TubeBuddy team a question and get TubeBuddy support if you need it. 

The TubeBuddy community can help you get answers to your questions and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for content creation.

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3. Harness the Power of Suggested Shorts

To grow rapidly on YouTube, consider becoming a “hybrid creator.” This means combining short-form and long-form content. TubeBuddy Suggested Shorts can help here. Suggested Shorts identifies key moments from your long videos that are useful thought starters for your shorts… or that you can just clip and edit into Shorts that work.

How to use TubeBuddy Suggested Shorts

4. Optimize Videos with the Chapter Editor

Adding chapters to your videos is a powerful algorithm and SEO tactic. Chapters also improve the viewer experience to increase retention and turn viewers into subscribers. Chapter Editor makes it easy. 

Adding chapters in your video allows you to target specific search terms within your niche. For instance, if you’re reviewing the new iPad Pro, you can create chapters that correspond to popular search queries (iPad Pro camera, iPad pro tech specs, etc.). This enhances the discoverability of your video and boosts its SEO rankings.

How to use TubeBuddy Chapter Editor

5. Explore Member Perks

TubeBuddy members can access some great perks to simplify your content creation journey. These perks include free graphics and video transitions, free royalty-free music to use in videos, discounts on video editing and other tools and services and a whole lot more. 

These resources can be invaluable for enhancing the quality of your content and streamlining your content creation process. And with a TubeBuddy Pro or TubeBuddy Legend license, they’re all yours.


How to use TubeBuddy to get better results

You installed TubeBuddy to improve your outcomes as a YouTube creator. Use it and you will see better results

TubeBuddy is all about supporting creators on their journey. By following these five steps immediately upon installation, you’ll be well on your way to creating high-quality content, connecting with a supportive community, and optimizing your videos for maximum impact. 

TubeBuddy has the tools; it’s up to you to take advantage of them. So, go ahead and explore these features, and watch your YouTube channel thrive.

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How to use TubeBuddy: Do These 5 Things as Soon as You Install TubeBuddy! – Video transcript

Enrico Incarnati:

I’m going to show you the five things you need to do as soon as you install TubeBuddy.

With TubeBuddy you have an access to a range of optimization and AI tools designed to help you create manage and grow your YouTube channel. Here are my top five features that you should definitely try today.

Let’s talk about the keyword Explorer, personally this is one of the most underrated tools that will help you research your video ideas and take the guesswork out of what you need to make next.

Let’s say you’re a gaming channel and for the sake of this video we’re going to use Call of Duty. Personally Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 one of my favorite games. Just had to say that…

When I type in Call of Duty and I hit Explorer it’s going to give me an overall score score analysis, etc. 

What I care about is over here on the right hand side where I can go between YouTube, Google, video topics, and comments tabs and I can look down here where it says related searches and I can see the type of videos that people are searching on YouTube. 

Let’s come over here to the video topics.

And see what all the things people are searching for based off of what their interest is in. 

Let’s click under the first related search under YouTube that says Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. When we click on that related search, we’re given multiple related searches around Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. As you can tell there’s a lot of related topics ideas all around one keyword. I encourage you to do some research on your own and play around with the Keyword Explorer. And let me know in the comments below if you do have any questions regarding the Keyword Explorer.

The next thing you need to do as soon as you install TubeBuddy is join our community. 

One of the best things that you can do as a creator is connect with other creators and you can simply do that by joining the forum or the Discord server. This is a great way to get any questions you have answered answer anyone else’s questions and just connect with people overall and build new friendships and relationships.

The third thing you need to do — personally this is one of my favorites — is check out the Suggested Shorts feature.

This is super important because if you want to be a creator who not only grows but grows fast, you need to become what’s called a hybrid creator. Hybrid creators take advantage of posting short-form content and long-form content. However it’s not always that easy to create Short form content. 

Click on the toolbox over here on the side and hit Suggested Shorts.

This is going to help you identify key points within your long-form videos to help you create captivating Shorts. You’ll see that it has time stamps at the points that the Suggested Shorts tool feels that that is a compelling Short for you to either pull from your video or recreate that part within your video and then post it to Shorts. 

Again, if you want to become a creator that not only grows but grows fast you need to become a hybrid creator who takes advantage of posting long-form content and short-form content.

Next let’s talk about the Chapter Editor and video optimizations. 

Chapters are a great tool to add to your videos they help you rank for SEO and allow the viewer to have a better viewing experience. Next time you go to upload a video, scroll down here to the right hand side and you’ll see the best practices and you’ll notice a section that says “add chapters now.” You can start adding chapters in your video. 

The reason chapters are so important is because it helps you rank for SEO. Stay with me here. I’m going to explain this with the chapters in your video you give yourself a unique opportunity. 

Depending on what your video is about and depending on the subject you’re talking about within the video, you can mark certain points within the video, creating the chapters that rank for SEO. Meaning you can title those chapters of things that people would be searching already on YouTube, even if that’s not the title of your video.

Let’s say for example you’re making a video reviewing the brand new iPad Pro let’s say within your review, one of the chapters that you’re talking about in one of the sections in your video was about editing videos on an iPad.

You could be giving a review your experience with editing videos and you could title that chapter “can you edit videos on an iPad?” because that is something people are searching. And although your video is not titled that, the fact that that’s in your chapter, and in your video, and in the description, it will rank.

I also love the Best Practices feature because it gives you a checklist of everything you need to do to optimize your video as fast as possible such as adding the chapters, a playlist, adding an end screen, info cards Etc.

Since we’re on the subject of chapters.

We are on the final chapter of this video and before we get into the last part of the video: if you are enjoying this make sure you hit subscribe… and let’s get moving on.

Finally let’s talk about your member perks. As a Creator you need a lot of resources and tools. Tools for things like video editing, royalty-free music, and sound effects are often essentials.  You’d normally pay full price for these but we’ve secured discounts on popular tools you’re likely to need. Like free or discounted licenses for music and sound effects. There’s also a wide variety of member perks such as video and graphics services, and training, and mobile apps.

I hope this video helped and if you are brand new to YouTube and may be feeling a little bit lost and you want to learn more about subscribers getting more views getting more watch time, come check out this playlist right here and I can’t wait to see you in the forum!