While many of our tools are geared towards larger channels, there are still a bunch that can help a YouTube newcomer. 


Tag Explorer

https://www.youtube.chttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X80E-_b-mI&list=PLpzjxyndddwKn0VuIEn8vMvKkczsPhmgB&index=7

If you want to get your videos found, they need to be properly tagged. Use the Tag Explorer to find keywords that have little competition - meaning it's easier to get your videos ranked. And don't go after common keywords like "Gaming" or even "Micecraft Gaming". If you're a small channel, pick a specific niche and try yo break in focusing on that such as "Minecrafy Gaming Kangaroo Map" - things specific to the videos that you make. 


Suggested Tags

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2j4iCNmpys&list=PLpzjxyndddwKZOrvsztnsq5Xp88ay9HzF&index=28

Another way to discover the best Tags to drive the most views to your video is to use TubeBuddy's Suggested Tags feature. It will help get your videos ranked higher in YouTube search and to insure your video shows up in related section of other videos. 


Thumbnail Generator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlJa6SVDitk&index=13&list=PLpzjxyndddwKn0VuIEn8vMvKkczsPhmgB

It's extremely important to have clear, consistent thumbnails on your channel. It will help distinguish you from others and give a cohesive look to your channel. Use our Thumbnail Generator to build thumbnails for your videos that look similar and have bold words to tell people what the video is about. 


Animated GIF Generator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCe7C1lVn38&list=PLpzjxyndddwKZOrvsztnsq5Xp88ay9HzF&index=29

It is important to create some buzz around your videos and channel. You can use the Animated GIF Generator to post clips and links to your YouTube video on Twitter, send as part of an email campaign and embed a clip of your video on a website. 


Canned Responses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3yXe-XLEtY&index=13&list=PLpzjxyndddwKn0VuIEn8vMvKkczsPhmgB

This is one where maybe it even helps that you're a smaller channel. Because your new subscribers are still trickling in (and not flowing in like large channels), it means you still have the opportunity to reach out and contact each of them directly.


Best Practice Audit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeMrZmqpeSk&list=PLpzjxyndddwKZOrvsztnsq5Xp88ay9HzF&index=4

New and smaller channels often struggle with how to best position their videos to be successful. By using our Best Practice Audit, you can insure your video is setup correctly and using all the appropriate methods of incorporating good meta data.


Community Connect

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSJh2TE_8Vg

This tool allows you to go and reach out to potential viewers. Go to your competitor's YouTube channels and easily start interacting with people who comment on their videos. This is a great way to get noticed and start mingling with others in the community. 


Vid2Vid Promotions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5WqYnfv8XE

You don't have many videos yet so it's important that any new upload gains traction. Use Vid2Vid promotions to direct people watching your old videos to watch your latest video. It's a great way to drive views from your current audience and help them discover your newest content.


Share Tracker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0PmCuCu0x4

Your your video out there! Share Tracker helps you keep track of which social networks you have shared your video with. Make sure to hit them all to help ensure a successful new video launch. 


Main Menu

TubeBuddy's main menu (next to the upload button) give you quick links to your videos, comments, analytics and more saving you time and little headaches throughout the day.