A TubeBuddy Star license is our second tier license and the most popular choice among creators. It is great for creators who are looking to save time by automating procedures that typically would take several minutes to do manually. In addition to getting all of that great benefits that come with TubeBuddy Pro, a Star license gives you access to our bulk processing tools, but how can that help you?
Here are 5 things you can do with TubeBuddy Star.
Save Time With Bulk Processing Tools
One of the main features that unlock with a Star license is our set of Bulk Processing tools. As you continue on your YouTube journey, you’ll continue to upload more and more videos. Simple tasks like updating your description become a chore as the videos begin to stack up. But why make these updates manually when you can have them done automatically?
Did you find a dead link or a link you want to change? Use the Bulk Find, Replace, & Append tool and TubeBuddy will search for the text and remove or replace it for you. It is the same if you decide to add a new link to all of your videos. TubeBuddy can automate this process for you.
What if you’re not looking to change links? The same tool can help transform your Titles and Descriptions. For Cards and End Screens, you can use the Bulk Copy, Delete, and Upload tool. This is helpful for when you have a Card or End Screen that leads to a video you might’ve unlisted or private, and you need to update it.
If you’re looking to uniform your thumbnails with an overlay, TubeBuddy has got you covered with our Bulk Thumbnail Overlays. We also have a Thumbnail Generator tool that can create overlays and templates for future videos. There are many ways to use the bulk tools and many opportunities to save time and get you back to creating more content.
Sunset and Schedule Publish Unlisted Videos
Even though YouTube has its own scheduling system, it doesn’t provide enough options, nor does it allow unlisted videos to be scheduled. For example, it can be a bother for creators who want to give early access to their Patrons. This can be solved with TubeBuddy’s Scheduled Publish tool. Not only will it arrange a time to post, it can also be added to a playlist automatically so you don’t need to worry about that after publication.
If you have a video with an expiration date, you can use the Sunset Video tool to take the video down at a scheduled time. It works the same way as the Scheduled Publish, including removing it from its playlist. It’s helpful for making short announcements through video or if you need to set a video’s privacy at a specific time in the future.
Publish to Facebook
If you’re planning on creating and/or maintaining a Facebook Page similar to your YouTube Channel, you’ll have to manually upload to two different platforms. You can always post a link to your YouTube video, but Facebook prefers if you keep your audience within their site and vice versa. So normally you would have to do the three-step process of uploading to YouTube, and then copy and paste the metadata over to Facebook. With the Publish to Facebook tool, you can take out two of those steps.
Even though it might take you a minute or two to do the three-step process, those minutes can add up. TubeBuddy takes your video and metadata and publishes it to Facebook, all the while staying within YouTube’s domain.
*Please note that Facebook views aren’t YouTube views. Your video could go viral on Facebook, but not Youtube and vice versa. Don’t be discouraged, but instead, research why certain videos fare better on Facebook or YouTube.*
Backup Your Channel
As a Pro user, you’re able to backup your channel, however, with a Star license, you’ll also be able to export it as CSV. It’ll conserve all of your metadata so you can have peace of mind knowing that your channel information is backed up. If by a terrible accident your channel gets terminated, it’ll be easy to get your videos back up with the saved info.
From a business perspective, this is a future focus heavy tool. It can be employed in conjunction with the keyword rank tracker for long term research purposes on how well your SEO performs over the year. And it can show improvements with your metadata over time. It’s also useful for when you want an organized view in a spreadsheet, and for when you need your metadata for other platforms or marketing.
Get Suggestions for Your Videos
If you log into TubeBuddy, you’ll find the Launch Pad Dashboard that comes with an Upload Checklist, Best Practices, and the Opportunity Finder. You can also find the Launch Pad in the Upload Page and Creator Studio. The Opportunity Finder provides suggestions for your videos based on growth and performance. It is customizable, so you’ll be able to choose the setup.
It’ll inform you on whether your video’s audience retention rate is higher or lower than the channel’s average, or if someone has commented, but you’ve yet to respond and many more. Find out which videos are performing better so you’ll know what kind of videos to make for the future. Know where the drop-off point is so you can add a card at that spot to entice viewers to watch another video. Similar to the Upload Checklist and Best Practices, this tool is like a double-check for your video. Never miss out on an opportunity with TubeBuddy.
The major reason many purchase a Star license is to get access to our time-saving tools like Publish to Facebook and the bulk tools. It is also great for business-oriented channels with Channel Backup, and limited access to the Keyword Rank Tracker and Brand Alerts. And don’t forget, with every paid license, you get access to TubeBuddy’s Member Perks. If you’re interested in trying out a Star license, see if you qualify for a Free Trial.