Geronimo Systems

TubeBuddy


4.5 / 5
23 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

YouTube Creators


Average Ratings

23 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $9.00/month
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Geronimo Systems
  • www.tubebuddy.com
  • Founded 2014
  • United States

About TubeBuddy

TubeBuddy is the premier YouTube channel management and video optimization toolkit. Their innovative software platform integrates directly into YouTubes website and provides an array of tools that save creators time, make videos more engaging and profitable, and deliver the data and insights needed to optimize video marketing strategies.


TubeBuddy Features

  • Analytics
  • Brand Overlay
  • Bulk Uploading
  • Closed Captions
  • Mobile Screen Support
  • Privacy Options
  • Social Sharing
  • Video Looping
  • Video Streaming

TubeBuddy Reviews Recently Reviewed!


TubeBuddy A great tool for building your YouTube Channel

Apr 17, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Pros

TubeBuddy offers any content creator working with the YouTube platform a vast set of tools that can help you to rank your content and get more views and subscribers. Some of the notable pro and features of the software are the Tag Explorer which allows you to research tags for your videos to see what tags people are using related to the type of content you are uploading. This can give you an edge by using the top-rated tags for the niche of your channel. You can even see if your topic is trending and get Auto-suggested tags for your topic. There is also a topic planner that you can use to organize your next video project, it allows you to get your title and notes organized so you don't go into your content creation process without a structured plan. A really cool feature of the software is that it can analyze your channel and tell you when the best time to publish your video is based on when your content is being viewed so you can maximize your view counts with a timed release for maximum exposure. One of the biggest Pros is that you can use the software to look at what other creators are doing such as tags and even copy the same tags your competitors are using and use them on your content with a click of a button. You can even see who is recommending their content which allows you to better structure your own content. Also, it's worth mentioning that with your subscription you get access to free content like music and graphics you can use in your videos.

Cons: Cons

The software at the lowest level only allows you to use it on one channel so if you have multiple channels you will have to get multiple accounts, but they do give bulk discounts if you need this option.

Overall: Trying to grow a channel can be difficult but I have found that with TubeBuddy It just makes my work so much faster and allow me to focus on what's important, creating content! Canned Responses allows me to set up some pre-defined responses like welcome messages, thank you responses, recommendations to my content so if you are trying to engage with your subscribers and commenters you can save time by just clicking on a response and it will auto-fill a message you have set up. This saves me so much time while I am engaging my audience, and this is so important to new channels because you need to build your community and responding to comments is extremely helpful in building your subscriber base. I highly recommend TubeBuddy for and one starting or building a YouTube channel!

Great tool, couldn't imagine YouTube channel management at scale without it

Jun 10, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Number of features that are clearly designed by someone that knows and as used YouTube. Is great for managing channels with high volumes of content and for performing take over overhauls.

Cons: Licensing can be tricky with multiple users and channels with channels becoming 'attached' to logins rather than products being applied globally. Unsure if this is addressed with top tier access but is not with 'star' level. Support was extremely helpful in assisting with setup.

Overall: Automation of time-consuming jobs with an easy to use interface and plugin via chrome extension. Backend manager portal could be better, particularly for managing high volumes of channels rather than 1 or 2 individual ones.

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Easy tool for optimizing your youtube channel with a lot of features

Sep 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have a youtube channel and I upload videos to my channel regularly. But unfortunately creating new content is not always enough for getting many views. TubeBuddy helped me to solve this issue very easily. After installing TubeBuddy I get personalized suggestions for my youtube videos which made my channel and videos more viral. It also provides realtime detailed statistics on the right corner of the video which you are watching. It is my most liked feature of TubeBuddy. I watch to similar videos and see trending tags on such videos and apply it to my own videos. After using TubeBuddy my videos got more views than before.

Cons: For me the least side of Tubebuddy is sign in requirement. It doesn't show any statistics before signing in. It is not big problem, but some people might want to test before signing in.

Overall: After using TubeBuddy, subscriber and view count of my youtube channel increased in a significant level.

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Fills in the missing pieces in managing your YouTube account.

Jul 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The most important functionality, the one that makes this a killer app is the ability to filter your YouTube comments quickly to find the comments and questions that you haven't answered yet. Even though YouTube wants you to be engaged with your audience, it actually makes it incredibly difficult to do it at scale. TubeBuddy fixes that.

Cons: I don't personally get much value from other functionality of the service. Tag suggestions are nice, other mass edit tools are cool, but the filtering comments is so powerful this is a must have for me.

Overall: It allows me to stay engaged with my YouTube audience at scale.

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Must Have For Youtube Creators

Nov 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Simple Chrome app that connects to your Youtube account and offers a bunch of extra functionality and data over the standard Youtube setup. I love to be able to create card and end screen templates and be able to add and remove them in bulk.....save a bunch of time! Also gives you useful data on any channel you want.

Cons: It's a Chrome app so you need to use Chrome to use it. Their website interface is poor.

Overall: Have created 100 visoes over the last two years and this tool have helped me a ton with keyword research and applying templates to the videos. Love it.

Tubebuddy has helped me a lot with my Youtube career in terms of making reviews for advertising

Jan 27, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Can edit more than one video at a time. Can optimize videos for best search results. Beautiful and easy layout and user interface to work with.

Cons: The price is a bit too high but worth it if you are a Youtuber with thousands and thousands (20k+) of subscribers.

Overall: Has been great in helping me tag videos for search optimization.

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Must Have Tool If You Have a Youtube Channel

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If you have an active Youtube channel then this is a must have tool that will save you dozens of hours each month. They provide a checklist for and post launch so you never miss a step. They also let your create card, end-screen and description templates that you can apply with a click of the mouse. I get alot of value form the suggested tags and to see how my tags are ranking in the search results.

Cons: Many of the cooler features, like bulk editing, only come with the higher prices plans. You also need to use Chrome as it comes as a Chrome extension.

Overall: Great time saver for managing your Youtube channel, saves me dozens of hours a month.

Vendor Response

by Geronimo Systems on April 17, 2018

Thanks Gary - so glad you are enjoying our tools!
And though Chrome is our main platform, we do support Safari and Firefox, and also have a Mobile App that can be used without Chrome.

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Hands Down...Best Keyword Research for Video!

Jul 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I love seeing the weighted and unweighted scores based on my own YouTube channel statistics. Their algorithm is surprisingly accurate!

Cons: There is nothing I don't like about it. I tried trials to Morningfa.me as well as VidIQ and hands down, TubeBuddy wins! I've been doing keyword research for a long time....over 10 years, and this tool is the best there is for YouTube.

Overall: I can't say enough good things about TubeBuddy. You get not only the search volume, but you also get the search pool which gives you a recipe for rising above the competition. Very, very happy and would highly recommend this tool for video marketing research.

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Essential tool for YouTube SEO

Jun 20, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: YouTube has become an important source of quality traffic. At the same time, the competition has risen as well, making it harder to rank the videos on top positions.

TubeBuddy is a tool that helps to significantly improve the SEO of Youtube videos, making them appear towards the top of the results - resulting in more clicks and longer views.

The Chrome plugin shows important additional stats over the Youtube dashboard. This is extremely useful for posting new videos; it suggests the best titles, tags, and keywords for the best search engine visibility.

Cons: The basic plan is very limited, forcing to more expensive upgrades. The customer service was too slow with responding.

Overall: Useful Youtube SEO and analytics tool for serious vloggers and publishers.

Vital YouTube SEO Tool

May 20, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: -Keyword ranking and competition comparison

-Search volume indicator

-Checklist tool

-Cheaper pricing for smaller / starting channels

Cons: -Price jumps a bit for higher tiers, perhaps having some of the higher tier features such as A/B testing at a mid-price point would be handy

-Search volume (like with all other similar tools) is a best guesstimate, problem is sometimes only colour indication (green for great), but a green search volume could be 500 or 500,000 searches.

Overall: Has helped me immensely with ranking higher on YouTube. Without this tool you're pretty much making content blind. It's not a consistent lottery ticket thus result can vary or be misleading sometimes with estimates and visual versus numerical data, but it gives you much, much better odds then creating content blindly and helps give more realistic expectations sometimes.

Great tool to help your youtube videos get ranked! Don't

Jun 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: TubeBuddy has a TON of features! They have really thought of everything you need to help your Youtube channel be successful. If you care about SEO then you should use TubeBuddy. I love that I can look at other videos and see the tags they use. I can either use them for my video or just get other ideas from them. It will also show me suggested tags to use as well. I also like how it shows "videolytics" for my video and for others. You can get some valuable info from that!

Cons: There is really nothing negative to say about Tubebuddy except for some of the features they offer require a third party tool which a lot of times is a separate/monthly cost to the company. I wish it was all in-house but that may be unrealistic.

Seemless integration

Apr 02, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I'm always looking for new ways to grow my Youtube Channel and expand my brand. Luckily, with TubeBuddy's integration, I often don't have to look much farther than my own Creator Studio page. Checking my analytics and sponsorship potential is as easy as checking the viewcount of my latest video.

Cons: Any issues I've had with Tubebuddy seem to have been so minor that, at this point in time, I can't name any.

A real buddy if you want to become "YouTube" famous

May 11, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The thing I like the most is a different kind of analytical features inside the software. The one I found most helpful was concerning the recommended keywords which could place the video at the top of the search results. I used this feature a lot and it helped me to organically rise view count on my videos. For some time my travel vlog video came to the 4th place in mobile YouTube search which made me such a happy customer. :)

Cons: Even though, there are so many really important sections and features inside the software the interface of the website was a bit packed up with information. Sometimes I would get lost in the sea of different kind of metrics and I needed some extra motivation to deal with all of it.

Overall: I strongly believe that despite the benefits of the paid version of the program, if you are a smaller channel, a young YouTuber or small company, it could represent an extra cost to pay for the subscription.

But if you have some set goals for YouTube success, then I would highly recommend it to include the usage of TubeBuddy.

TubeBuddy Review

Feb 09, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can analyze my channel on youtube by this software everyday

Cons: The simple features that is inside the website

Overall: I try to find out the best tagline for my youtube channel and also the good keyword for my videos can come up to the surface of the searching recommendation videos

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Analytical heaven!

Dec 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software totally opens up YouTube and shows you the stats on every video! No more guessing!

Cons: I wish you could turn it off sometimes! Maybe you can and I just don't know how yet!

Overall: If you are looking to expand your business on YouTube or become a YouTube influencer, this will be your whole world! Now you will have all the valuable information you need to create viral worthy videos! There is a science behind it! Download this to your Google Chrome and then pay attention to every video you watch! It is very eye opening!

Ideal software to track You tube analytics and more

Dec 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: - allows you to track not only your own analytics but compare against competitor videos on youtube

- numerous useful features such as suggestive tag words and data comparisons

- easy download and simple chrome extension allows you to track all youtube videos

Cons: - as it is a chrome extension it can become a little irritating that all YT videos are displayed with tube buddy analytics.

A great program for youTubers

May 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: After installing the program, you start to see additional information when you enter Youtube. I can see the recommendations and statistics of my own channel.

Cons: Why no other browsers? I don't want to use chrome.

Overall: I haven't tried another program. This software gives me what I want to do on Youtube.

Vendor Response

by Geronimo Systems on May 16, 2019

We have extensions for Safari, Firefox, and Opera, as well as a mobile app for iPhone and Android, so no reason to be stuck with Chrome :)

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TubeBuddy review

May 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: TubeBuddy is a plugin that help me to edit miniatures f my videos on youtube, to add tags.... It is very useful for saving time on youtube

Cons: Some functionaries are available on basic plan.

Tubebuddy

Jun 11, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I use this daily for my YouTube channel. Too I love how it gives you support with different and better keywords to use. I also like how it will pay out the information you can use in your deception page for your YouTube videos you post

Cons: Tubebuddy has the option where if the key words don't fit as a free member will you can upgrade for more options to improve your channel

Tubebuddy Review

Jun 26, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that this shows everything about my youtube channel right in one place, and it shows everything about videos i am watching

Cons: So far i have not not any cons with this program

Overall: I love that with this program it shows everything about my videos and channel including the tags and search results of each video

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Essential tool for YouTube

Jun 23, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: TubeBuddy integrates directly into the YT dashboard and provides valuable data that (if used smartly) increase the probability of a video going viral.

The majority of YouTube content creators downplay the importance of the keywords and text description for the ranking of a video.

TubeBudy analyzes the competition and suggests the best keywords to use for the best chance of great rankings in the eyes of the YT algorithm.

Cons: The app works only in Chrome browser. The results for search volume are very vague.

Overall: Using TubeBuddy made me better understand how to rank videos on YouTube.

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TubeBuddy has helped me rank higher

Apr 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like that TubeBuddy decodes the mystery of YouTube ranking for me. I love the insights it provides and the prompts to improve my video ranking and keyword selection. I'm new to YouTube marketing and TubeBuddy has proven to be an extremely helpful tool.

Cons: There really isn't anything I don't like about TubeBuddy.

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Tube Buddy Review

Dec 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Tube Buddy is easy and simple to use, it has features that helps you while trying to rank a video on youtbe. I find it simple and straightforward.

Cons: The thing I lease like about Tube Buddy is that it is not that accurate, its data is not always on the point, that's why I switched to something else.

Overall: My overall experience with Tube Buddy is so so, it is a good tool, but in my opinion, there are more superior tools that do the same job, but better and more efficiently.