I can't beat this. Best. Explanation. Ever.TubeBuddy is not about giving you better results. It's is a tool that gathers data to help you make better decisions about your channel. Just as a hammer doesn't automatically build a better house. The house's design is up to the architect and home builder. A hammer can do nothing more than hammer or pull nails.
I've got to disagree that SEO has nothing to do with a video cause it has everything to do with a video because my question to you is if SEO had nothing to do then why do websites use them cause they work. I've got a good amount of views and reached out to many viewers through good SEO cause having your video optimized will show on Google, YouTube etc while yes big YTers don't always have SEO the reason behind that is cause they have the viewer base and name out there so they don't really need to worry as much like a channel starting out or has a lower subscriber count.The truth is the TubeBuddy is an SEO tool and SEO has almost zero to do with whether your video gets views or not. Don't believe me? Go find a video that has several million views and look at the SEO. It may have no SEO at ALL, aside from the title and a thumbnail. I have seen videos that have 30 million views that have maybe two tags and one sentence of description. What it will have is a clickbaitish title and a thumbnail which may include the face of a pretty young girl with her mouth open in amazement or shock.
Open a private browsing page and go to YouTube without logging in and look at the first page of results. Every damn thing on that page is going to be a clickbaitish gobbledygook REACT video or something similar. You will not find a decent piece of content on that page that has anything to offer but the stupidest form of shallow meaningless amusement.
You will not succeed at YT by anything other than YouTube deciding to promote you. You can have the best video with a masterpiece of SEO and if YouTube does not promote it, it will not be seen, not even by your own dang subscribers.
TubeBuddy is an SEO tool. It is good at what it does, but it will never help you be a success at YouTube. Maybe in the past, it played more of a part, but not today. Today, YT DECIDES what type of content they will promote, and what you do SEO-wise has almost ZERO to do with their decision.
You are comparing apples to oranges. Websites get most of their traffic from search engines and SEO does play a big part. The large majority of YouTube views come from YT suggestions, NOT search engines.I've got to disagree that SEO has nothing to do with a video cause it has everything to do with a video because my question to you is if SEO had nothing to do then why do websites use them cause they work. I've got a good amount of views and reached out to many viewers through good SEO cause having your video optimized will show on Google, YouTube etc while yes big YTers don't always have SEO the reason behind that is cause they have the viewer base and name out there so they don't really need to worry as much like a channel starting out or has a lower subscriber count.
So Tubebuddy does have lots of good tools in SEO and other areas to help in managing your videos. I feel as though if you put in the effort for each video and do SEO research, good thumbnail, title etc these are just my thoughts around SEO.
I am going to have to disagree with this statement. I think that is what might have been true a couple of years ago maybe, but I firmly believe this is no longer the case. Either that, or YT completely SUCKS at finding videos for me, because, NOTHING!!!!!! YT ever suggests to me interest me in the slightest! In fact, I have to do several searches using deep search techniques to weed out all the crap YT thinks I am looking for.YouTube's goal is to find videos for viewers - not find viewers for our videos.
When they announced that, I became very suspicious of what they were trying to do. Not only is it anti-competitive, it wreaks of a certain mindset that says that wealth is fixed. What happens when the 100 million is gone? You haven't generated more profit, nor have they brought a new product to market. In essence they printed more money and cut everyone a check, inflation be damned. Shorts will hurt YouTube in the long run.Earlier this year, YouTube set aside 100 MILLION dollars out of its own pockets to draw top short video creators over to YT.
There are some very strong opinions being shared here on various "positions" on what YT or TB does or does not do. At the risk of provoking someone, the mysterious YT algorithm continues to change and evolve. It seems to take into account MANY signals and factors whether it be our titles, thumbnails, descriptions, hashtags, the actual content, tags, etc. HOWEVER, humans are the ones that choose what to click and review. We may not agree with what many humans do or their rationale but it is part of the larger equation. I am certain YT algorithm takes that into account what people IGNORE. I don't espouse to any theory where people say "YT just does not like me".
Much of my early videos barely got any views. Did "YT dislike me" in the beginning but then suddenly YT "liked" me more by giving me more traffic? However, YT "likes" me when I produce some videos and NOT other videos? I submit that that YT neither likes or dislikes any of us. It is just processing the many signals it receives and we see results. People also change in their schedules, priorities, moods, and tastes. Nothing is static. Everything is fluid.
I believe it is our job to "feel", study, analyze, test, and vet out patterns. As we get more experience on YT, our brains do a better job of sorting these many factors out. But our brains won't do such a good job if we inject too many personal biases or overly emotional responses.
Swinging back to TB, how I used TB in the beginning is different than how I use it now. Same tool but the way I use the same tool has evolved. Having crossed over 100 videos, channel management has become more cumbersome than when I only had a couple dozen videos. I will say TB makes a compelling discount offer to YTubers under 1,000 users. At first, I wasn't sure but geez, over the course of several months, I like TB and the app.
I do not view TB as "only" an SEO tool. It is but one feature of many. It is a good reminder of tags to use but I don't use it to TELL ME how I should write my titles or description. I am a human being who has the responsibility to write human-friendly titles and descriptions so that viewers (people) want to do click on my video and watch it.
TB is also a channel management tool. It is also a stats gathering tool. For me, the milestones is also a "motivational" tool. Each time I hit a milestone, it is a little victory to celebrate.
Anyhow, no tool (like TB) is a guarantee of success. And it is our jobs as creators to figure out how to take advantage of the YT algorithm, apply it, and make our videos interesting/informative/entertaining for viewers to watch.
I don't need a remote to change the channels on my TV. But it's convenient not to stand up. I don't need a bank card to buy stuff at the store. But it's easier than carrying cash around. I don't need a car to get to places. But it is faster than a bus and cheaper than a taxi. I certainly don't need a box of cake mix or pancake mix to make a cake or some pancakes because I already have all the ingredients necessary to make them. But it does make it a lot easier. I could literally go out of my way to learn how to fix a car engine because in reality is not as complicated as it seems. But the cost of tools will be extreme and the time it will take to do it with lesser tools will not be enjoyable to someone who's not interested in fixing cars, like me for example. So a mechanic is the best way to go for me.I have not found that TB offers anything as a channel management tool that can not be done directly in YT. It may be easier to do it with TB, but it can all be done without TB if you know how. I once upgraded to the top level for a month just to try out all the features, but I found that it was not worth it.
TubeBuddy is not magic, it's not secret sauce, it's not a cheat code to make you the next Pewdie Pie or MKBHD overnight. It's not a pay to win program. TubeBuddy is a toolbox, like the ones you can use to fix a car engine. But if you fail to fix the engine or make the problem worse, it's not because of the tools you used but because you lacked the knowledge necessary to fix the car. In this case you lacked the knowledge to make your channel grow. You also lack the experience of being a content creator. You only have around 100 videos on your channel but you have yet to discover what about your content is not working to get views.Hi there I attached a file described the TUBEBUDDY results and I am don't understand why I get fewer views on that movie with excellent results. so why I need TubeBuddy for poor results.
TubeBuddy does not hack anything - it does not perform magic - so of course you can do it all yourself. If it did something we could not do, it would likely be banned. It is a time saving tool. If you find the tool useful, it is worth the price. If not, no worries. Up to you. Using the SEO tool, I learned what YT wants in SEO. Now I can get a 100 score on my own. I still use the SEO tool to double check it, though.I have not found that TB offers anything as a channel management tool that can not be done directly in YT...
If my ALERT post about YT secretly giving Shorts creators unrestricted access to everyone else's copyrighted content, is not proof enough of the truth of what I am saying, I don't know what is.
I know this feeling. I actually wanted to make money off Youtube but I know what I want to create will not bring in the money I would love to see. I just am not good enough to compete against the likes of Markiplier and Pewdie Pie in the gaming genre. But I do have ideas for content that can be both evergreen like content and targeting an audience that has not been targeted much yet that could potentially make me a top contender if I can make the content good. Maybe even good enough to make money off it. I don't expect to make a living off it but maybe just enough to offset my tech desires. Doesn't hurt to try, right.My niche is so small I will never make a living on YT. Which is fine, because that is not my goal. But I do want my channel to grow to its potential. I make videos because I enjoy it. Also, it is the cheapest hobby I ever had, sometimes it even pays me. My model trains never paid me.