VidIQ just rolled out an amazing new tool that is about to make the lives of youtube creators a lot easier.
Ask any content creator and they will tell you that one of the hardest things about growing a youtube channel is coming up with new ideas. This struggle has pushed one of the biggest Youtube certified tools to add a brand new feature to their platform. VidIQ’s new “Daily Ideas” tool gives creators new video ideas, every single day, based on their channel niche and even gives an estimation of how well their AI thinks that the video will do.
If you want to find out more about how this tool can help your channel grow then keep reading.
What is VidIQ?
VidIQ is a Youtube tool that goes far beyond simple keyword research.
It’s a video analytics and marketing tool that is made to help YouTubers better understand their content data.
This product is Youtube certified and is designed to help creators find good topics and keywords in their niche as well as provide analytics that will help them make data-driven decisions for their youtube channels.
It installs easily as an extension in Chrome and Firefox and is totally free to add.
How Does VidIQ Work?
VidIQ has a ton of features available on the tool.
As a matter of fact, some say it is almost too much information but that is a matter of personal preference.
Once you install the extension onto your browser, VidIQ will automatically show up on youtube next to all the videos showing not only the keyword research stats but analytics from other youtube channels.
Here is a list of some of the other key features that VidIQ provides:
Youtube keyword research tool
This is the tool that most people use VidIQ for. Now to be completely honest, when it comes to JUST the keyword research, I have a preference for TubeBuddy which is another youtube keyword research tool but that is mainly because I have an upgraded version of TubeBuddy.
I only use the free version of VidIQ so the comparison is a bit unfair.
But if you would like to see the two free versions battle it our then I recommend watching the video down below:
In the free version, you are able to actually track 3 of your competitors in your niche and get updated stats about how their videos are doing.
You can get video velocity and tags that they are doing to help you get an idea of what is trending in your niche.
If other people are talking about the same thing, then you probably want to jump on it too.
“Best time to post” analytics
This is something that is actually more important than you might realize.
As a Youtuber myself, I know the importance of making sure that video does well in the first few hours that it is out so that it can have a chance for youtube to pick it up.
The algorithm is supposed to push out your content to the “right” people. However, if you want your content to get pushed out more, the algorithm needs to see that your subscribers are coming back to your content and watching it.
The last thing any creator wants to do is publish a video, and have it plummet because they uploaded it at a time where their audience usually isn’t online.
Having insight about when your audience is online the most is KEY.
VidIQ analytics and projections
This is one of my guilty pleasures with VidIQ. This tool gives you projections on your channel and tells you when you are expected to reach certain milestones.
There are platforms that do this such as Social Blade but most people find that the projections are way off and not as accurate.
However, with VidIQ my projections have been pretty spot on. I even reach my milestones a bit quicker than expected.
With this feature. you can see what your audience is watching in order to better understand what they may want from you.
You can study analytics and see if you find any trends or keywords that are coming up more often and see if you can make a video that matches those trends.
This is a PAID feature in VidIQ but it is still worth mentioning as it is one of the main reasons people pay for it.
And now we have Daily Ideas.
What is VidIQ’s “Daily Ideas”?
This is the new feature that VidIQ rolled out a couple of weeks ago that really has the internet buzzing.
This tool gives creators daily video ideas that are adjusted to their niche and channel using VidIQ’s own AI. It gives you video topics that will work for you and even tell you how high of a chance you have to get views from it.
THIS IS A GAME-CHANGER.
No other tool so far has been giving this out to creators; at least not for free.
I can tell you from my own personal experience, that this tool has already saved me hours of brainstorming in the past week alone.
I have a content calendar filled until the end of the year and I used places like Quora, Answer the Public, and Pinterest to do my brainstorming.
I study everything from trends to SEO before I add something to my calendar.
As much as I love the process, I do sometimes which that it would go faster.
So when this tool popped up in my app, I had to test it out. And my findings left me…shook.
The ideas that were showing up in VidIQ’s Daily Ideas matched my own ideas on my content calendar almost 100%…and I am not joking.
Take a look at some of the ideas I have for my videos vs. what VidIQ gave me.
This showed me that not only was my own process working great BUT that VidIQ really is learning my channel and the needs of my audience.
The best thing is, the more you save and dismiss ideas from the tool, the more the AI learns about your content. Which means it will be able to provide even better daily ideas in the future.
How Do You Use VidIQ Daily Ideas?
VidIQ has made it super easy to use and made it in a “Tinder” style.
You simply open the app or go into your dashboard, find Daily Ideas, and swipe right if you like it and left if you don’t.
You can then find all of your dismissed and saved ideas under their respective tabs.
The good news is that you can use it completely for free, to begin with, right on your browser or even in their mobile app.
The only con is that you only get 3 suggestions per day. However, considering how good these are, that is a great place to start.
You can get a lot more suggestions if you chose to upgrade and purchase a plan.
How Much Does VidIQ Cost?
The good thing about these tools is that you can use most of them completely for free.
However, if you do decide to purchase a plan, VidIQ has provided you with a few different options depending on what you need:
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The fact that I was able to compare my own ideas that I have brainstormed, and have them almost match the ones that VidIQ was offering, really surprised me.
I wasn’t expecting it, considering how much work I put into finding good video ideas.
The fact that the AI is just going to get better and better and adapt more and more to my content also speaks volumes.
Whether you are a beginner or more advanced youtube, this is one tool that I recommend that you use.