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Research the BEST Keywords for Your Content

Did you know YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world? And have you noticed that YouTube auto-completes your search with keyword suggestions? This is the power of keywords, popular phrases, trending topics, and getting answers to the questions everyone is asking!

Our suite of YouTube keyword tools helps you understand what people are searching for so you can create content that people want to watch.

Boost Keyword Research on YouTube for SEO

Every day there are BILLIONS of YouTube search queries, and if you know what they are searching for, you can use keyword research data to focus and optimize your videos in front of more eyeballs. And guess who has that intel and the tools to help you? We do! vidIQ boost is a very powerful tool that gives you relevant keyword search term suggestions. It also shows videos that are trending for given keywords.

Research Keywords Directly in YouTube Search

When you search on YouTube vidIQ displays lots of great information regarding the keyword universe for a particular term. This includes average views and average subscribers, if you are finding large numbers then as a small channel you may want to niche down even further. The Keyword Score is our snapshot analysis of how hot (or not) the word or phrase is. This of this as demand versus supply or search volume versus competition. In an ideal world, you want lots of people searching for the type of videos you make with very little alternative content to yours. A score of 100 for search volume and 0 for competition would be the perfect score - let us know if you ever find this golden keyword!

vidIQ's Keyword Inspector

The keyword Inspector tool helps you understand the keyword universe surrounding a root keyword. It will display related terms, our vidIQ keyword score, related YouTube videos, and general interest over time which can be really useful for identifying whether a keyword or keyword phrase is still "trending" and when tentpole events (such as Thanksgiving) start to trend. Try this for a bit of fun - search for the keyword phrase" "Mariah Carey All I Want for Christmas is You" and view the all-time report.

Inline Keywords in YouTube Search Results

You can also enable inline keywords so you can see what tags your competitors are using on search results. You can then copy them and use them to help generate ideas for your own content and/or handpick the best ones that are relevant to your content.

Keyword Translation Tool

YouTube is a global video platform so you will have a global audience. Imagine how cool it would be to cater to multiple languages. vidIQ can translate your video titles, descriptions, and keyword tags all with a few simple mouse clicks.

Video Tags Keyword Auto-Complete

Just like YouTube recommends search queries as you type something out in their search bar when you type out keyword tags on the video upload/editor page, vidIQ will suggest ideal keywords too.

YouTube Keyword Tag Templates

You can create a keyword template based on the core terms and keywords you might use in a series of videos to save you time.

Bulk Video SEO & Optimize Tools

Our web app has powerful video SEO tools including bulk SEO, channel-wide tags, keyword research, and who added what tags.