Best Practice Audit

Best Practice Audit

The #1 YouTube channel audit tool

Fix issues with your videos and get easily discovered in Google and YouTube

elevate your content by following YouTube's best practices

Understanding all of YouTube’s guidelines and what the YouTube algorithm wants is hard… but it’s important if you want your videos to get seen and shared.

Transform each issue into growth opportunities by embracing the power of YouTube's best practices. Whether you have broken links or missing keywords, the TubeBuddy YouTube Channel Audit Tooll has your back.

Master YouTube's algorithm, follow the path of top channels and see your following soar.

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Missing keywords in your titles, descriptions, or tags can be what separates your content from its deserving audience.

A Best Practice Audit will scan your videos' metadata and links, identify any issues and show you how to fix them.

Elevate your videos' search performance and turn every upload into a magnet for views.

unleash your channel's potential, one video at a time

Setting up a video goes beyond just hitting 'upload.' Each element, from thumbnails to end cards, crafts your audience's journey from casual viewers to lifetime fans.

TubeBuddy's Best Practice Audit ensures every aspect of your video is optimized for engagement and retention, from your cards to your captions to your end screen.

Don't let overlooked details stop your channel from getting picked up by YouTube’s algorithms.Discover why your videos aren’t ranking, and the simple steps you need to take to fix them.

optimize your videos with Best Practice Audit

here's how Best Practice Audit works

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how to audit your YouTube channel

  • Step 1: Go to "My Videos," select the Launch Pad, and click "Add Video to Launch Pad."
  • Step 2: Go through the issues found and learn how to fix them with the resources provided.
  • Step 3: Fix each issue from TubeBuddy and click "Save Changes."

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I audit my YouTube channel?

We recommend auditing your channel quarterly or more often as needed. But more important than finding problems is fixing problems. If you fix every major problem, you won't need to run audits. But if you don't, you'll have to go back occasionally to optimize your videos.

Once you start using TubeBuddy regularly, you can schedule audits for every new video you publish. This way, you can double-check that everything is within YouTube guidelines (such as replying to comments or fixing broken links).

What elements does the Best Practice Audit tool check for?

Our tool analyzes the following eight elements in every video published in your channel:

  • Title
  • Description
  • Tags
  • Thumbnail
  • Cards
  • End Screens
  • Captions
  • Playlists

How often should I run the audit to ensure my videos remain optimized?

Anytime a video isn’t performing as expected or as often as you can. It’s a good idea to schedule video best practice audit reports a day or two after publishing a new video to ensure your video is performing as hoped and if not, to take steps to fix it.

What type of improvements will I get from the Best Practice Audit tool?

Here are three examples of improvements you can see with our YouTube channel audit tool:

  • "Add cards to your video before a drop in Audience Retention. There's a 25% drop in audience retention from the 32-second to the 1 minute 10-second mark."
  • "Respond to Comments on this video."
  • "Add search phrases as tags that are driving traffic to this video with a list of actual keywords people used to access the video."

    Can the TubeBuddy Best Practice Audit help me optimize my video titles and descriptions for best practices?

    A TubeBuddy Best Practice Audit doesn’t just identify problems, it gives you the steps, information, and resources you need to fix them. Follow along and you can’t go wrong.

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