What is YouTube Automation?
How to use YouTube Automation?
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YouTube Automation Tools
Here are some of the best and most popular YouTube automation tools you can use to streamline the operations for your channel.
TubeBuddy is an automation tool that works as a browser extension on your computer or mobile app on your phone.
It is designed to help YouTube creators optimize and manage their channels.
It offers quite a lot of features to help YouTubers improve their video SEO, do keyword research, as well as track analytics.
TubeBuddy offers both a free and a paid version, with the latter providing more advanced features and functionality.
The features that really made TubeBuddy popular and the ones that I personally like to mosts are thumbnail generation, A/B testing and bulk scheduling of the videos.
It’s definitely a time and effort saver, espcially when you are running multiple channels. I know social media agencies love it.
YouTube Studio is YouTube’s built-in backend or platform.
Many content creators use YouTube Studio just to manage their channel or analyze the performance of their channel, look at view counts, earnings and other key metrics.
However, YouTube Studios does offer a handful of automation features for free, that can come in very handy, such as:
Scheduling: Creators can schedule their videos to be published at a specific time and date, which can help them plan ahead and save time.
Automatic thumbnail generation: YouTube Studio can automatically generate suggested thumbnails for videos, which again can save time and money for creators who may not have the resources or design skills to create their own.
Video trimming: YouTubers can use YouTube Studio’s basic video editing tools to trim their videos, which can help automate the editing process.
Comment filters: YouTube Studio allows creators to set up automatic filters to moderate comments based on certain criteria, such as profanity or spam, which can help automate the moderation process.
Automatic translation: YouTube Studio can automatically translate comments into the creator’s preferred language, which can help automate the process of responding to comments in multiple languages.
VidIQ is another popular tool that works both as a web-based tool and browser extension.
It’s very similar to Tubebuddy in many aspects, it basically comes down to personal preference when chosing one or the other.
The thing I like to most about VidIQ is their A/B performance test between the automatically generated thumbnails.
It also offers powerful competitor tracking, you can track and monitor the performance of certain type of channels or certain type of videos and see what performes best.
This can help automate the process of staying up-to-date on industry trends, and best practices and can help you come up with new video ideas that are more likely to get more traction or even go viral.
Zappier is a super versatile and powerfull tool that you can use to connect and automate tasks between different web applications.
It’s not specifically designed for YouTube, but if you get creative with it there are a bunch of different things you can do to automate the efforts behind your YouTube channel.
Zapier integrates with over 3,000 web applications, including popular tools like Google Sheets, Trello, Slack, Gmail, and more.
It works through APIs to connect all these apps.
You can automate tasks such as data entry, file transfers, notifications, and more, without needing to write any code or have any technical skills.
How can that be applied to YouTube?
Zapier can be used for YouTube automation by integrating with the YouTube API and other web applications.
Here are some use cases we test in the past.
Automatically post new videos to social media: You can set up a Zap to automatically share any new YouTube videos on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.
Track YouTube analytics: You can use Zapier to automatically collect and analyze YouTube analytics data in spreadsheets or other tools, such as Google Sheets or Excel (if you’re a numbers guy or gal).
Send notifications: You can set up a Zap to send a notification to your phone or email whenever someone comments on their YouTube video or when they receive a new subscriber.
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Cristian Stanciu is a freelance video editor, owner, and post-production coordinator of Veedyou Media – a company offering video editing services to videographers, marketing agencies, video production studios, or brands all over the globe.