When it comes to YouTube growth, (sometimes) it tends to get very slow to the point that if you don’t have enough patience to take it, you might end up giving up. Then again, there are a lot of tools you can use to assist you in understanding the whole complexity of YouTube and help you grow even faster.
The following tools are those that I personally use, and that I consider the best for growing a YouTube Channel:
Tube Buddy is a research and planning tool for YouTube creators. The software connects directly to your YouTube account to give you real-time suggestions on videos, keywords, ranking, and just about everything you need to grow a YouTube account. In my account, Tube Buddy is the best tool I use for my YouTube SEO. The accuracy in the keyword targeting is indeed exceptional, it helps you target specific keywords in a way that will help your videos rank in the algorithm (depending on your niche).
Tube Buddy is free to install. It has a google chrome extension that automatically activates immediately you go on YouTube, which shows you how good your videos are performing in real-time.
Tube Buddy also has a mobile app for both Android & iPhone, that helps monitor your videos’ performance on the go. The best thing about Tube Buddy is, it helps you monitor your progress in small bits of milestones.
Vid IQ, on the other hand, is my favorite tool when it comes to getting more reach and also engagement on your YouTube channel. Vid IQ provides you with the ability to add a list of competitors that you can always monitor and compare your channel’s analytics. That gives you the opportunity to get even more content ideas and also keeps you up to date with trending topics in your niche.
Vid IQ provides you with live stats of your channel’s performance once you install the google chrome extension. It shows you live stats such as live subscriber count, your live channel watch hours, your live view count, and a lot of stuff. Vid IQ also has a mobile app to help you monitor your channel on the go.
Having tools like these really helps in growing your YouTube channel, but at the same time, it also comes with a flip side. When you feel like you have a tool that would help grow your channel, you will tend to refresh and check your performance even far more often than you usually do prior. Your anxiety might sky-rocket and it’ll make you less patient but also more determined to grow your channel. So my advice would be; take advantage of the tools but at the same time, try and maintain your calmness towards growing your channel. There is no question that the tools will put you 30-40% ahead of your competitors who don’t use them, but you would have to put in even more work to learn to use them effectively.
Fun fact: They both have affiliate programs . So once you sign up on them, you can also go ahead and register as an affiliate so you can also promote them both.