Do you use a personalized thumbnail?
  v6.0 Posted at 21/05/2018 11:47 AM by Florent Dezettre

Thumbnails are a great way of telling your (potential) viewers what your video is about and why they should watch it. It is therefore important that these stand out from the others.

A thumbnail can draw attention by:

YouTube offers resources to create better custom thumbnails including image size and resolution, policies, etc.

Bad example: despite looking "trustworthy", a thumbnail automatically generated from the video is not engaging enough.

Good example: a custom thumbnail looks professional and already gives important information about the content of the video.

Images: courtesy of Brian Dean (source).

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