Getting Started Pt. III - Monitoring Your Channel and Videos

As we stated earlier, the Web App is your base of operations and one of the best places to keep tabs on all of your videos as well as your competitors.

vidIQ Web App- The main dashboard is comprised of a number of modules that can be added, removed, and moved to be tailored to your preference.

Below is a quick breakdown of the modules:

Module LabelDescription


Simple visual representation of your channel's demographics


This graph allows you to compare any number of collected data points to uncover trends in your content.

Top Embed URLs

Top list of the domains where your videos are embedded sorted based on views.

Top Videos

See which of your videos are performing the best based on total views.

Top YouTube Searches

Displays a list of keywords that are driving the most views and watch time.


All of your aggregate stats in one place

Top Playlists

View your playlists in order by the most view. (You can click to get more details including engagement activity)

Best Time to Post (Pro Only)

vidIQ looks at your subscriber activity and recommends the best times to post throughout the week with the most optimal highlighted with a red dot.


View totals and % change based on 7-day and 30-day totals for Views, Watch Time (total/average), and Search Volume (Google/YouTube/Related Videos).

Top Countries

See which countries are driving the most views. (Extended list)

Note on module colors: Blue bordered modules display data from the range selected in the upper-right. Gray bordered modules display LTD data only.

We recommend logging into the web app regularly to keep on top of any developing trends that you might be able to capitalize on. Things to look out for include:
  • Dramatic increases/decreases in sharing/engagement activity
  • Shifts in Top Countries or Embed Locations
  • Changes in subscriber numbers
After you're done looking through your channel's dashboard, make sure to check out the competitors tab. You can add competitive channels to the list (limit based on package) and track your progress against theirs.

Now that you have a better understanding of how to measure your channel using the vidIQ Web App, let's dive into optimizing your videos!

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