YouTube Thursdays - More Thumbnails

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

Last week's YouTube Thursdays featured the importance of thumbnails. It's the first image on a video that either captures a viewer's attention, or not. Many of us get complacent and allow YouTube to randomly choose the thumbnail from a scene in the video. 

 

 

This week, we chose a selection of thumbnails that we think not only capture attention, but are representative of what viewers can expect when they watch. After all, you want to deliver what is expected. 

 

In this video, Joe Manausa discusses a topic that is on the mind of many prospective sellers and buyers. 

 

Watch the video here:

 

You don't always need a photo of you on the thumbnail.  However, as we discussed last week, you might want to consider a certain percentage to ensure you're building familiarity with your audience. 

 

This thumbnail on an Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 's video is perfect. If we were in the market for a home on a lake in Maine, this would certainly get our attention. 

 

Watch the video here: 

 

We like this thumbnail featuring the Bozeman Real Estate Group - it not only got our attention, but kept our attention as each agent shared a bit about themselves.  

 Watch the video here: 

 

Mimi Foster has a nice mix of thumbnails featuring her photo. We also like this one because it addresses how our homes have become much more in 2020. 

 

Watch the video here: 

 

The bottom line, we think it's worth an extra step to design a custom thumbnail for your videos. We generally use Canva or Picmonkey to create ours, but there are other options such as Adobe Spark and Crello. 

 

Remember, you are welcome to share your own YouTube Channel in the comments below. And, it's always good form to return the favor when someone visits your channel and subscribes, likes a video, and/or leaves a comment.  

  

Don't forget to join the YouTube Thursdays Group and Happy Thursday

 

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Rainer
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Thank you Debb for the feature! It's fun to see what other offices are doing. Always enjoy your weekly posts!

Oct 22, 2020 12:45 PM #6
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Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS we always enjoy seeing what others are doing. D 

Oct 22, 2020 12:52 PM #7
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You're welcome Doug Dawes  - good to see you. D

Oct 22, 2020 03:30 PM #8
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HI Hannah Williams - glad you like the choices this week. D

Oct 22, 2020 03:30 PM #9
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Shannon Jones I know, I am such a fan. (Debb) 

Oct 22, 2020 03:31 PM #10
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel What you do likely works very well for your purposes. D

Oct 22, 2020 03:32 PM #11
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Bozeman Real Estate Group - you're welcome. D 

Oct 22, 2020 03:32 PM #12
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a highly caffeinated creative type...

 

 

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These are great examples, Debb and Bernie. Thanks for the tips on what we can use to create them.  It's just a jpg that you then upload, correct?

Jeff

Oct 22, 2020 07:57 PM #14
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Great examples Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD . I actually run a split test on each new video comparing two separate thumbnails after a few weeks, the one that has the best click-through rate is the selected champion.

Oct 23, 2020 03:06 AM #15
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Videos, not just for your most expensive listing but keyed to your local real estate market Consistency, knowing what to expect is part of your approach to thumbnails, the story board for your video show and tell.

Thank you for inclusion in the AR video gang in You Tube Thursday Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD . We all appreciate your spotlight on video marketing. For many, especially with COPVID19 work arounds, video better be in your marketing tool box.

The video productions don't have to be ooh and ahh expensive or award winning... just better not just be only once in awhile hit or miss. Helpful, consistent and run and gunned, uploaded videos from you the local agent or broker one after another. 

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Kat Palmiotti
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I like the options for making thumbnails. I'm going to check them out!

Oct 23, 2020 04:50 AM #17
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Hi Debb... enjoyed visiting all these youtube channels and watching the videos. So much creativity here in the Rain.

Oct 23, 2020 05:17 AM #18
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Brian England
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I have been surprised by thumbnails in the past since what I see in the small photo isn't the same thing when I make it bigger, haha.

Oct 23, 2020 05:56 AM #19
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Great examples of video changing.

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Hi marti garaughty thank you. Happy Friday. D

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Absolutely Jeff Dowler, CRS - love your spooky getup. :) 

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Joe Manausa you are a smart man to track it. D

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Exactly Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - exactly as you have done. D 

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Kat Palmiotti Let me know if you find one you like best, Kat. I really like Canva. 

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