Do you use a personalized thumbnail?
21/05/2018 11:47 AM by
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).
Do you feel this rule needs an update?