YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, and because of that, it’s crowded with hundreds and thousands of channels with some of them generating amazing content every single day.
The competition is on the rise right now to be a vlogger or youtuber.
So if you want to succeed on YouTube, you better do something, unless, chances are that your channel is going to be forgotten. But with the right YouTube tools at your disposal, the sky is the limit.
Table of Contents SEO and Analytics Tools - VidIQ - TubeBuddy - Google Analytics - Bitly - YouTube Search Autosuggest Creative Tools - Canva - Adobe Premiere Pro - Camtasia - Envato Elements - Epidemic Sound
SEO and Analytics Tools
VidIQ is a browser extension that creators can use to monitor and track their YouTube channel’s audience analytics. It offers a free and easy way to have access to detailed reports on what kind of content and the characteristics of who is watching.
It has features such as keyword search, traffic metrics and engagement metrics.
TubeBuddy is very similar to VidIQ. It’s also a free browser extension where you can monitor your YouTube channel’s analytics and offers some other promotion tools.
It allows you to test your titles, descriptions, tags and thumbnails, and see which ones increases the performance of your channel.
Well, if you’ve been around YouTube for some time, then you definitely know Google Analytics. This is a free web service provided by Google that allows you to link your website, or in this case your YouTube channel and get statistics on its performance.
It gives you detailed reports on metrics such as traffic sources that will help you understand your audience in a better way. When you combine Google Analytics and YouTube Studio Analytics you get a comprehensive view of your channel’s performance.
This tool helps you create short URL slugs (links) for you to promote your content to your audience without having those long and unappealing links. Therefore, to keep your URLs short, you would want to use Bitly.
You can also track the links in their dashboard, including browsers, platforms and countries that have accessed it.
YouTube Search Autosuggest
This one, I bet you see everyday when you go and switch the mode to viewer instead of creator. When you want to find something on YouTube you always get those suggestions when you type some keywords.
Well, YouTube Search Autosuggest is a highly useful tool, that when you start typing your search query, YouTube will give you a list of suggestions that can help find relevant videos faster. It’s a great way to find new ideas for video content. These suggestions are an indicator that viewers are looking for content related to those terms.
Canva it’s an app that allows you to create tons of unique and attractive banners, posts, ads, social media graphics and even more. For YouTube, you can use this tool to create thumbnails.
With its amazing drag-and-drop feature, Canva will help you create beautiful designs in a matter of minutes. I’ve been using it for quite some time, and to be honest, I don’t miss Photoshop that much.
Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro comes from the Adobe package for creators. It’s a great tool to create and edit your YouTube videos. At first, it is a bit advanced, because you don’t know all the places and buttons that you need to click in order to get the video going, but along the way you will improve and create awesome videos.
When I started using Premiere Pro, I didn’t understand where and how I should start, but then I searched blogs and videos with tutorials and once you do that first video, all comes natural in the next ones.
This allowed me to put together this quick tutorial on how to use Adobe Premiere Pro.
This tool allows you to edit video footage in any file format. You can split clips, detach audio, add soundtracks, fade audio, crop the video, you name it.
It also has great integration with other Adobe apps such as Photoshop, After Effects and others.
If you have a YouTube channel where you do tons of tutorials, then Camtasia it’s the tool for you. It’s an excellent tool for screen recordings, that you can use both in Mac and Windows. You can edit the video after recording and add animations to it.
It also has a feature that when you type, or click your mouse, it automatically records what you typed in the screen.
You can also record a voice narration during the video shooting process.
Envato Elements it’s an All-in-one subscription tool that you can use for a lot of creative ideas. In this case for YouTube, you have thousands of video stock footage that you can use on your videos. Music, sound effects, graphics, images, and others.
The most interesting part is that, when you subscribe, you can create a license for each element you download, and then you can use them on your videos, and still be able to monetize your channel.
Imagine what you can do with this tool, or what you can’t do?
If you’re looking for top quality sound effects or music to enhance your YouTube videos, then Epidemic Sound is the first place to go.
This tool offers a long list of curated music tracks that you can browse by collection, genre or mood, and the best part is that if you like just the instrument part of the track, you can actually download just the instruments without the voice.
If you only want drums, or a simple guitar riff, then you can download just that part of the track.
Great isn’t? What’s even better is that if you integrate your YouTube channel with Epidemic Sound, you will be able to monetize your channel with these amazing music and sound effects.
If you are a content creator, then sometimes you will find yourself burnout from how challenging can be to find, reach and build an audience. Creating content isn’t easy, and you always feel that you need to come up with new ideas and level with the trends.
Every minute, 300 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube and the numbers of watch time increases 60% every year.
Here you found some of the best tools you can use to help you be successful on YouTube. Try some of them that you see fit to your channel, and then let me know in the comments what you think about them.