If you are repurposing your live video content or publishing videos on one or more YouTube channels, you will know that it takes time to optimise your videos, from creating and adding a bespoke thumbnail to optimising your tags, annotations and cards.
In this article I am going to share a tool I use – please note that if you invest in the paid product through my link I will receive points from the provider to use against future purchases.
To use TubeBuddy you need to sign in with your Google account. You can then install the plugin that will enable special features overlayed onto your YouTube channel
One of the challenges I have found, is that over time, some social media services close and you use may have used YouTube cards to direct people to where they should connect with you.
If you had been directing people from your YouTube channel to your profile, it can take a lot of time to manually update your videos. TubeBuddy allows you to do bulk updates of your annotations and cards which will save a lot of time and help eliminate errors.
A powerful way to drive traffic to your website or other online properties is YouTube card. These can also be viewed by people using their mobile device which is not the case with YouTube annotations.
You can save time managing your YouTube channel by automating the updating for YouTube cards using TubeBuddy – read an article here on their website. Note that this feature is not available for the FREE account of TubeBuddy.
As an example, when I uploaded a video to YouTube today, I could choose one of a number of templates for YouTube cards that I had set up and the card was able to be installed in seconds, versus the 5 – 10 minutes per video.
There are so many features available on the Pro account, you may not use them all, but if you do want to invest in the paid product, there is a time limited offer available so that you can get access to the Pro level of service for a once off payment of 39USD instead of 9USD per month. Note this offer is only available for around the next 24 hours, after which it will go back to the regular price.