What is Tube Scout?
Tube Scout is a Chrome browser extension that helps discover the video data that YouTube doesn’t want to show you.
Tube Scout launches on February 1, 2017 at 11am EST with a price of only $9.90.
It was created by marketer Seth “The Beast” Bias, along with David Kirby and Dan Ashendorf.
There are a couple of upsells:
- Upsell 1 – Done-For-You Videos
- Upsell 2 – Ranking Membership
- Upsell 3 – Tube Scout PLR
An overview of Tube Scout:
When I first saw Tube Scout I thought, hmm…I think there are a couple of free Chrome extensions that already do what Tube Scout does.
So I pulled up Chrome to look at what I was running…TubeBuddy and VidIQ.
OK. How is Tube Scout going to be different or better?
I know that Tube Buddy and VidIQ do a ton of stuff, so I am going to focus on the video SEO aspect of these products.
TubeBuddy’s free plan allows you to view and copy video tags, captions, and has a limited tag explorer and tag suggester on individual videos. TubeBuddy’s paid options start at $9 per month.
VidIQ’s free plan gives you a scorecard for video searches and for individual videos that gives you a lot of data, including the tags. VidIQ’s paid options start at $7.50 per month.
TubeScout is $9.90 one-time payment and it gives you an overall rank difficulty score, the titles of the top 20 videos, the number of views for the previous day, previous 7 days and all time, as well as the tags for all of the top 20 videos.
Right away I could see that Tube Scout was mainly competing with VidIQ’s Inline Keywords results. TubeBuddy was more for individual video info.
The advantage with Tube Scout over VidIQ is that Tube Scout is designed so that you can quickly get the SEO data (titles and tags) and copy it to a file to be used in your video ranking projects.
VidIQ didn’t show all of the search result titles and tags, so there was no way to obtain that crucial data and use it for yourself.
So, even though I thought TubeBuddy and VidIQ did the same thing as Tube Scout…I was wrong.
Tube Scout is designed to give you the most important video SEO data in a format that is easy for you to use in your own video ranking projects.
Watch this video that shows you TubeBuddy, VidIQ, and a preview of Tube Scout…
What I like about Tube Scout:
I like that Tube Scout is a Chrome browser extension that appears automatically when I search YouTube and can be easily disabled if I am just goofing off.
Unlike TubeBuddy or VidIQ, Tube Scout makes it simple and efficient to grab the titles and tags of competing videos so that I can immediately use that information in my video ranking projects.
I also like the one-time inexpensive price of Tube Scout.
What I don’t like about Tube Scout:
Technically, I can obtain the information it provides for free with TubeBuddy and VidIQ. It just takes a lot more time and effort.
I did have a couple of occasions where TubeScout didn’t load and I had to close the tab or restart the browser to make it happy again.
Any bonuses Jay?
Yes. If you pick up TubeScout through my link I have these exclusive bonuses for you:
That’s 15 ‘commercial style’ videos to use in your video ranking projects!
Access to these bonuses will be automatically delivered in Warrior+ when you purchase through my link below.
If you are looking for a super easy way to pull critical video ranking metrics from YouTube, Tube Scout is a great tool to have in your toolbox.
You can gather the same info with free tools such as TubeBuddy and VidIQ, but it will take you longer to find and record that data…and time is money.
For the low one-time price of entry to get Tube Scout, I definitely recommend it to all YouTube marketers.