As a YouTube creator, you need to create superb videos and tweak them for social platforms and search engines to make them viral. However, if your videos are not performing well, then most probably you’re not using the right tools.
I did a research on the tools used by popular YouTube channels, and I’m going to share the best Chrome extensions for YouTube creators that prove helpful in many ways.
With given extensions, you can create searchable videos, streamline your workflow, evaluate the performance of your videos and channels. They can also help you to monetize the videos and grow your vlogging business by managing and optimizing social and video platforms.
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In this section, I’ll showcase some extensions that help to create your own story and mix and edit music and videos efficiently. All these extensions work directly inside your browser, and provide no less power than any simple video editor.
This is my favorite online video editor, especially due to its ease of use. This tool makes it easy to create and edit videos professionally and makes them accessible from anywhere. And it offers the following features for video creators like you:
If you use the YouTube’s editor to do most of the editing stuff, then this tool will help you do more using shortcuts. This handy tool enhances and improves on the YouTube’s built-in video editor with keyboard shortcuts and other productivity features like:
In this section, I’ll share the extensions that help to create videos using your webcam and convert them various video formats. These tools even support compressing those videos for faster upload experience without using any third-party tool.
As per my experience, this Chrome extension is a reliable video converter and compressor. It compresses videos without affecting their quality and works using a simple drag and drop interface. Here are other salient features of Clipchamp:
A simple but powerful screenshot taker for everyone, this extension helps capture web pages in a clean and user-friendly interface. That’s not all, it also records videos from your screen and has other features like:
Screencastify packs in various features to record screenshots and screencasts. All features, however, are not included in its lite version like it only records 20 min. videos. It’s simple to use like Nimbus, and offers the following features:
This section talks about the tools that help in uploading, publishing and sharing videos with others easily, using just a web browser. These extensions also help publishing videos directly from online storage providers like Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
This one-of-its-kind extension needs no explanation — its name tells you all. It allows you to upload and publish video files from Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive to YouTube directly. It works locally in your browser, and offers the following features:
In this section, I will talk about the most important tools in your journey from being a “YouTube creator” to a “popular YouTube creator”. These extensions will transform the way you manage your channels, and provide lot more help to optimize them easily than ever.
Moreover, these help perform time-consuming tasks like updating annotations and info cards, managing comments and creating thumbnails and backups in just a few clicks.
TubeBuddy is my most favorite YouTube tool that works as a channel manager and a toolkit for optimizing videos, making it an absolute must for YouTube creators. This adds a layer of numerous functionalities on top of YouTube such as:
As per my experience, this extension delivers a comprehensive optimization report showing key insights of everything the top creators do to drive traffic and growth. It helps you boost subscriber engagement and create viral videos for them. And it gives creators access to statistics more than just total views of a video, and more such features like:
This section isn’t complete without VISO Catalyst, a platform that helps you to discover the popular videos, their optimization strategies and analytics — all to guide you about creating awesome, viral-worthy videos. This platform is, unfortunately, only available for partners of BBTV or an associated network, and includes following features:
Here’s the description about some tools that help to track and manage social media integration, which seems almost impossible to do manually, at least to me. With these tools, you and your team can work collaboratively to manage various social networks.
It’s by far the best and only solution that empowers your business and helps you capture more value via social channels. The tool supports in managing brand reputation, running social media campaigns, engaging with viewers and even collaborating internally with your creative team. But it’s not all and here are more things it can do:
This section discusses about the Chrome extensions that allow access to in-depth video insights showing videos’ details and statistics. This insight helps creators in understanding and improving brand awareness, lead generation, and online user interaction.
Out of the tools I tried, Heartbeat is the best tool that allows creators to connect to the YouTube community as well as to track and view subscriber growth. It also displays others details like video age, count, channel as well as monetization owner and social media stats for your videos. And below are some of its important features:
This extension helps YouTube creators to track user statistics for YouTube as well as social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and others. Social Blade makes user analytics, growth, and trends simple to understand for creators, and includes features like:
Among all these Chrome extensions, I find TubeBuddy, Hootsuite and Heartbeat are the must haves for every YouTube creator — beginner or advanced. And if you don’t use a powerhouse video editor, then WeVideo and Clipchamp also prove helpful for creating videos.
How’s your experience of creating videos and managing your channel using these tools? Do you know more such tools? I’ll love to hear from you through email and comments.
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