Tubinator FAQ

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What is Tubinator?

Tubinator is a set of AI-powered tools for YouTubers to boost their channel. Its core features are: generating chapters with AI, generating captions with AI, generating custom text content with AI, and the ability to generate beautiful long-form SEO-friendly articles from YouTube videos.

How to use Tubinator?

Go to registration page, log in with your Google account (we assume you have one since you're a YouTuber). Enter a link to your YouTube channel - and you're all set. A website for your channel will be generated in seconds. Proceed to customizing it your account settings.

How to generate chapters, captions and content for my videos?

Go to 'My YouTube' in the menu, select the video you would like to generate stuff for, click 'Video settings'. Proceed by clicking 'Generate chapters', 'Generate captions' or 'Generate content'

How much does it cost?

Base cost is $0. Pay only for content that you generate. You can top up your balance on the billing page. If you would like to publish your website on a custom domain, there is a plan for that. Refer to the pricing page.

What languages are supported?

Tubinator can transcribe videos in 57 different languages and generate content in 87 languages. Mostly likely your language is supported.

Generating captions

How to generate captions (subtitles, SRT) for my video?

Go to video settings. In the video settings, click 'Generate a transcript with AI'. In the window that pops up you will see an estimated cost of transcription. Proceed by clicking 'Generate a transcript with AI' button. Generation will start and will take a few minutes. Once the generation is done, click 'Go to transcript' link that will appear in the window.

How to browse previously generated video captions?

Go to video settings. In the video settings, click 'Manage transcripts' in the menu. You will see the list of generated transcripts.

How to export a generated transcript as an SRT file?

In the 'Manage transcripts' section for your video, click on the 'Export SRT' button. The exported SRT file can be uploaded to your YouTube video as a captions file.

How to view a generated transcript?

In the 'Manage transcripts' section for your video, click on the 'go to transcript' button. You will be able to view the transcript with, or without the timestamps.

Generating chapters

How to generate chapters for my video?

Go to video settings. In the video settings, click 'Generate chapters AI'. Tubinator will need to 'read' a transcript of your video to split the video into captions. You will need to select what transcript Tubinator should use. You have multiple options.

  • If you previously generated a transcript with Tubinator, it will be automatically selected as a base transcript for the captions
  • If you have not yet generated a transcript with Tubinator, you can select an option to generate one first. Tubinator will first generate a transcript for the video and then proceed with generating chapters. Price to transcribe will display
  • If your YouTube video already has manual captions uploaded, you can instruct Tubinator to use those captions
  • You can also choose to use YouTube's 'autogenerated' captions as a base for your chapters. Please note, these might not be of the best quality, but AI is pretty smart and usually handles it well.
Then you need to (optionally) instruct Tubinator how to write the chapters. Default prompt is 'Generate chapters for my YouTube video. Each chapter should be 1-5 words.', but you can modify it to include requirements on number of chapters, their length, what to talk about and what not to talk about. Once you're done, press 'Generate'. It should take less than a minute. Chapters will display in real time.

How to browse, view, edit, delete and export previously generated chapters?

Go to video settings. In the video settings, click 'Manage chapters' in the menu. You will see the list of generated chapters. Each set of chapters has a button to copy, edit and delete.

Generating custom content for the video

How generate custom content for my video?

To do it super fast:
Go to video settings. In the video settings, click 'Quick generate' in the menu. Select and existing prompt (like 'Write a tweet about my video') or type in your own. Click 'Generate'. That's it.
Please note: if your video does not have a transcript generated, Tubinator will attempt to generate the content solely based on the video's title and description. This might not be enough in many cases.
More advanced content generation
Go to video settings. Click 'Generate content'.
Select a transcript. In the window that pops up you need to select a transcript based on which the content will be generated. Tubinator will read the video transcript to generate content. You can choose 'Do not use transcript' - in this case Tubinator will generate content baed on YouTube video's title+description.
Choose chapters. You can choose to split the resulting content into chapters, or not. This only really makes sense for generating articles, and not smaller stuff like tweets. You can choose to use previously generated chapters, to generate new ones, or (in most cases) choose to not split into any chapters.
Choose prompt This is the most important part. Tell Tubinator what to write about. It can be anyting from 'Write a blog post about my article' to 'Write a limerick'.
Optionally, you can choose to publish resulting content as an article on your Tubinator website. Note, you can choose to first generate the content and the publish it after.
Click 'Generate' - Tubinator will read the title, description and transcript of the video and generate the content for you in realtime. You can view the generated content via a link that will appear once generation is done.

How to browse view, publish or delete previously generated content?

Go to video settings. In the video settings, click 'Manage content' in the menu. You will see the list of all previously generated content. Click [manage] to delete, copy, or publish the content as an article.

Video to Article Conversion (Vlog2Blog)

How to generate an article for a YouTube video?

There are 2 ways to convert your videos to an article.
Option 1: generate an article about your video and publish it
Go to video settings. Go to 'Manage content' in the menu. You can either generate a new article via the 'Generate content' button (covered above), or choose a previously generated article from the list. Click [manage] for the generated article that you want to publish, then click 'Publish'. In the window that appears confirm, and your article will be published on your Tubinator website. Link will be displayed in video settings, on your 'posts' page, and in the window that popped up.Option 2: publish your transcript as an article.
While not as recommended, you can also choose to publish your video transcript as an article. Go to video settings, then 'Manage transcripts', select a transcript. Click 'Publish as an article'. You can optionally split your transcript into chapters that you previously generated.

How to I monetize my video articles?

Tubinator will seamlessly insert conversion boxes into your articles. By default these conversion boxes will encourage the reader to subscribe to your YouTube channel and support you on Patreon (if you have it). You can fully customize your default conversion box in the account monetization settings. You can configure you preferred way of monetizing traffic (subscribe, merch, course, affiliate link, etc), and the frequency of the conversion boxes in your articles.

Additionally, you can customize certain articles to use a custom conversion action. For example, you default conversion action can be 'subscribe to my channel', but in articles that talk about drawing you can use a custom conversion box for your drawing lessons. Managing all conversions in one place allows for a more organized way of managing your content monetization.

Do people reading my video articles increase the view count on my YouTube channel?

Yes. Every video article has your YouTube video embedded. Engaged views of embedded videos increase your YouTube view count. Additionally, when reading an article, the reader is presented with many opportunities to follow a link to your channel or YouTube video page, creating a good viewer acquisition source for your channel.

Doesn't posting the video script on a page count as duplicate content?

No. Google explicitly confirmed that posting a video as a blog article is considered a different piece of content by Google crawlers. You're essentially getting twice the indexed content per single video when doing it.

Can I publish regular articles on my Tubinator website?

Yes, you can use Tubinator article editor to publish regular blog posts, not just video articles.

Will Tubinator pick up new videos as I publish them on my channel?

Yes, Tubinator will scan your channel daily, and feature any videos that you publish on your website. You can change this behavior in your Youtube config to only manually feature specific videos from your channel.

Can I edit the article without publishing it?

Yes, every article has a 'draft' version and a 'published' version. Your work-in-progress articles are not public. Publish once you think the article is good to go.

Publishing a website for a YouTube channel

How do I make sure my website appears and ranks in Google?

Tubinator websites are out-of-the-box SEO-optimized, and the Tubinator will submit your website to Google for indexing as soon as it's ready. To speed up this process you can add a link to your Tubinator website from your YouTube channel. It usually takes a couple of weeks for your website to start appearing in Google. Also note that publishing your website on a custom domain will certainly make your website rank better.

What URL will my Tubinator website be published on?

After your create your website, it will be published on a tubinator.app subdomain (for example mychannel.tubinator.app). To find your website link just click on the 'My website' link in the menu of your account. You can share this link with anybody - the website is ready to be shared right away.

How to publish my Tubinator website on a custom domain?

To publish your website on a custom domain your website must be at least on a Tubinator Premium plan. Go to website domain settings and follow the steps there. You will need to update the DNS settings of your domain name. Our support can help you with that.

I don't want to show my email on the Tubinator website.

By default, your website visitors can see your email (your email is protected by captcha anti-bot software). If you don't want the website to display your email, go to website configuration page, scroll down to the 'Allow website visitors to reach out by email?' section and set the value to 'No'.

Can I display a contact email that is different from my Tubinator account email?

Yes. By default, your account email will be displayed as your contact email. If you wish to shot a contact email different from your account email on your Tubinator website, go to website configuration page, scroll down to the 'Custom Contact Email' and enter your email there.

How do I change the text on the front page of my Tubinator website?

Go to website configuration page - you can configure text, links and images that are displayed on your Tubinator website.