Best YouTube “Test & Compare” Alternatives (2024)

Article last updated on:
June 17, 2024

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TOP Alternatives to Test & Compare

At the moment, Thumbnail Test and TubeBuddy are the only good replacements for YouTube’s Test & Compare feature.

1. Thumbnail Test


Thumbnail Test Homepage
✅ Test thumbnails + titlesPaid option
✅ Up to 10 thumbnails/videoNot YouTube’s official tool
✅ Super detailed analytics
✅ Set daily or hourly tests
✅ Team collaboration
Old video revival
✅ Has a Chrome Extension
Thumbnail Test vs Test & Compare

The #1 reason you’d choose Thumbnail Test over Test & Compare is the analytics — and the fact that you can A/B Test Titles as well.

For example, with Thumbnail Test’s analytics you can:

  • Track every click on your video
  • Understand how many people subscribed because of your A/B tested video
  • See more than just YouTube’s watch time metric
  • And way more

Why not give it a shot? 👀

2. TubeBuddy


✅ Test titles as wellPaid tool
✅ Extra SEO toolsNo A/B Testing Extension
✅ Better supportNo team collaboration
✅ Analytics
TubeBuddy vs Test & Compare

In all honesty, you should choose TubeBuddy as an alternative if you’re not entirely looking for an A/B Tester, but rather a hub of tools.

TubeBuddy is known for its YouTube SEO tools (e.g. the keyword explorer), so you’d be better of paying for those and having the benefit of basic A/B as well.


At the end of the day, here are your choices:

  1. Test & Compare: If you want the free, basic option.
  2. Thumbnail Test: The 100% A/B Testing-focused software.
  3. TubeBuddy: The simple A/B Tester, with SEO focuses as well.

Test & Compare and TubeBuddy’s A/B Testing capabilities are not all that different. The only thing that separates TubeBuddy is the SEO functions.

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