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TubeBuddy Suggestion Better Bulk Updates for YouTube Descriptions

Tim Queen

New User
TubeBuddy User
6
9
timqueen.com
Subscriber Goal
10000
I would like to be able to create the following description and frequently update ONLY the links & promo section:
  • Unique intro text customized to the specific video
  • Links & promo section that's the same for all videos
Initially, I thought I could just use the "Search and Replace Text" feature to do this, but it turned out that this didn't always work. Especially for very long descriptions with line breaks and emojis. Or, if I had extra spaces or linebreaks somewhere.

Potential solution:
  • Regex search and replace
  • Replace from the beginning of the description till divider
  • Replace after divider till the end of the description (Example: https://regexr.com/4vcs4)
Here is how this would work with two video examples:
___________________________________
Example Video 1 Before:

Bla bla bla intro
for video 1
---
Promo link = 1
___________________________________
Example Video 2 Before:

A completely different
video introduction for video 2
---
Promo link = 1
Whatever
___________________________________
Replace after a specific divider
Divider: ---
Replacement: My completely new
promo section with new links

___________________________________

RESULTS:

___________________________________
Example Video 1 After:

Bla bla bla intro
for video 1
---
My completely new
promo section with new links
___________________________________
Example Video 2 After:

A completely different
video introduction for video 2
---
My completely new
promo section with new links
___________________________________

Benefits of this approach:
  • It's easier to maintain
  • Less prone to errors
  • I don't have to copy and paste the exact text of my links & promo section
  • Typos or fewer/extra spaces somewhere won't affect my text replacements
  • I just have to keep my divider the same
 

Andrew

Superman
Administrator
6,930
31
youtube.com
Subscriber Goal
5000
I would like to be able to create the following description and frequently update ONLY the links & promo section:
  • Unique intro text customized to the specific video
  • Links & promo section that's the same for all videos
Initially, I thought I could just use the "Search and Replace Text" feature to do this, but it turned out that this didn't always work. Especially for very long descriptions with line breaks and emojis. Or, if I had extra spaces or linebreaks somewhere.

Potential solution:
  • Regex search and replace
  • Replace from the beginning of the description till divider
  • Replace after divider till the end of the description (Example: https://regexr.com/4vcs4)
Here is how this would work with two video examples:
___________________________________
Example Video 1 Before:

Bla bla bla intro
for video 1
---
Promo link = 1
___________________________________
Example Video 2 Before:

A completely different
video introduction for video 2
---
Promo link = 1
Whatever
___________________________________
Replace after a specific divider
Divider: ---
Replacement: My completely new
promo section with new links

___________________________________

RESULTS:

___________________________________
Example Video 1 After:

Bla bla bla intro
for video 1
---
My completely new
promo section with new links
___________________________________
Example Video 2 After:

A completely different
video introduction for video 2
---
My completely new
promo section with new links
___________________________________

Benefits of this approach:
  • It's easier to maintain
  • Less prone to errors
  • I don't have to copy and paste the exact text of my links & promo section
  • Typos or fewer/extra spaces somewhere won't affect my text replacements
  • I just have to keep my divider the same
I've sent this to the devs! I think it makes sense :D