This week, I am going to give you some awesome tips and tricks on YouTube thumbnails. In this article, we are going to discuss what you should do and what you shouldn’t do when it comes to thumbnails on YouTube. I hope this article helps you out, and if you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comment section below this article!
What you shouldn’t do:
- Add important information in the lower right hand corner of the thumbnail. This is because things added in the lower right hand corner of thumbnails will be covered up by the video timestamp.
- Use dark colors in your thumbnails. Using dark colors in your thumbnails makes it hard for viewers to see what the thumbnail says, and it makes it hard for them to know what is going on in the video.
- Use small text in thumbnails. When it comes to thumbnails, you don’t want to use 12 point font; you want to use 120 or more point font. This is because you want your text on thumbnails to be big and easily seeable by potential viewers on YouTube.
What you should do:
- Make sure your thumbnails are in 16:9 resolution. What that means is that your thumbnails need to be either 1280×720 or 1920×1080. This prevents black bars on the side of your thumbnails and makes sure it fits the thumbnail size perfectly.
- Make sure that the text color of your thumbnail is bright and easily seeable in comparison to the background. If the background of the is blue, you would want to use white text over it so your viewers can easily see what it says.
- Show what is going on in the video in your thumbnails. Viewers should exactly what they are going to see in your video before they even click on because it should be represented in the thumbnail. The thumbnail is a sneak peak into what is going on in the video.
Bonus Tip: Add a personal touch to your thumbnails by including your face or something notable about you in them. This can create connections with viewers without them even watching your content, and it can help them get to know you and your brand again without even clicking on your video.