1. Make sure your thumbnail is honest about the content of the video. It’s no use creating a mega-looking image if it does not match the material you offer, right? Keep in mind that ultimately your content is still the most important part of the video. 2. Combine the thumbnail with the title of the
1. Make sure your thumbnail is honest about the content of the video.
It’s no use creating a mega-looking image if it does not match the material you offer, right? Keep in mind that ultimately your content is still the most important part of the video.
2. Combine the thumbnail with the title of the video.
The title and the thumbnail should follow the same meaning, so that they have cohesion and do not leave their viewer without understanding what will actually happen in the sequence.
3. When recording, think about cool shots that can yield good thumbnails.
While recording, look for interesting angles and, if possible, take some photos. This facilitates the process of choosing the image, as well as making sure they are more attractive.
4. Search for competitor’s thumbnails and see how to stand out.
For the general public, the thumbnail is what differentiates your content from that of competitors or similar producers before they watch your video. Here’s how to get away from the standard of who competes with you and find your way to stand out.
A Tip : Do a search of the theme of your video and, if most of the thumbnails are predominantly blue, how about testing a red thumbnail? That way, your thumb will stand out and can attract a lot more clicks. Read more about: save thumbnail image
5. Create a different thumbnail for each video
In addition to the text in the thumbnail, think of your audience’s first visual impression: before reading what’s written, it identifies colors and pictures. You need to come up with two opposing ideas: first, that that video is your channel; second, that the video differs from the others. So try to vary background images or colors so the audience understands this difference.
6. Keep your visual identity.
This is the part that distinguishes your content from others. Remember we mentioned the importance of an identity to stand out? This visual will guide all creation of banners, thumbnails and other images related to your channel. If you already have an established logo for your brand, you’ll already have a way to lead. Try to reuse the colors, the font (or the font style), and all the aspects that you think you can refer to your business.
How to set the thumbnail on YouTube?
To set your thumbnail on your YouTube video, the process is quite simple. It’s important to note that in order to change your thumbnail, you need to have the account verified. First, make sure your image is within the prerequisites: saved in .JPG, .PNG, .BMP or .GIF format; is less than 2 MB; and within the YouTube Community Guidelines.
Now, just go to your videos and click on the edit icon. There will be the “Edit thumbnail” option and then just select “Custom thumbnail”. So you can submit your thumbnail as you edited yourself. You can swap the thumbnails of your videos anytime! If you feel unreadable or readable, just redo and change your channel.