YouTube Thursdays - Adding Custom Thumbnails to Your Videos

Reblogger Roy Kelley
Real Estate Agent with Realty Group Referrals 16766

The ability to add a custom thumbnail is another good tool which offers greater control over your branding and video marketing.  

 

YouTube Thursdays - Thumbnail Customization Options in YouTube 

 

 

You've likely noticed that YouTube automatically selects a thumbnail for your video. And while you have two others to choose from, the choices may not be what you want to convey. The ability to add a custom thumbnail is another good tool which offers greater control over your branding and video marketing. 

 

During your video shoots, make sure you take a number of stills. If appropriate, choose a person, or people. People are drawn to other people. At the very least, choose an image that reinforces your videos title and and content. Try to use bright colors, and add text in an editing program such as PicMonkey or Canva. 

 

You'll want to optimize the size too. YouTube recommends a resolution of 1280 x 720 ( with a minimum width of at least 640 pixels). Use a jpg, gif, bmp, or png and keep it under the 2MB limit with a 16:9 aspect ratio. 

 

First, make sure you have the option to add a custom thumbnail. If not, you may need to verify your YouTube account.


1. Verify your account:  Here is a link to an easy tutorial. 

2. Open your creator studio on your YouTube channel. 

3. Under video manager, choose videos.

4. Click on the video you want to customize.

5. Under the three standard choices, you'll see the option to upload a custom thumbnail. 

6. Upload the image and hit save.  

 

 

 

Much like Anita Clark 's Facebook Fridays, we encourage you to subscribe to each other's YouTube Channels - and take a minute to "like" or leave a comment. You can also add your own YouTube Channel in the comments below, and ask for subscribers. Be sure to subscribe back though - it's quid pro quo! 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Expert and excellent advise for better video presentations...people ARE drawn to people.

May 16, 2019 01:30 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Roy Kelley great choice for a reblog.... there's much to learn from Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

May 16, 2019 03:00 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Roy, Debb an Bernie are the YouTube experts and we can all learn from their knowledge and imput!

May 16, 2019 04:13 AM #3
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

May 16, 2019 04:52 AM #4
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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HI Roy Kelley - I try not to miss YouTube Thursdays!

May 16, 2019 06:49 AM #5
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Aw, thanks again Roy. We are both so appreciative of your support,  and hope our YouTube Thursdays posts help other Rainers. 

May 16, 2019 06:52 AM #6
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks so much for stopping by. It is always good to hear from you.

May 16, 2019 07:35 AM #7
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