Youtube now lets you upload custom youtube video thumbnails whereas before you were able to choose only from 3 random slides. This is a very important element in getting clicks. Below are some important tips in getting the most clicks and views on your Youtube video. Here are the top 5 custom youtube thumbnail tips!
Have high contrast bold text
Have a face – People are instinctively more drawn to faces
Feature one big element – The thumbnail can be small and you will be competing with other thumbnails so make it bold and large
Make it relevant to the title
Make the image shocking or at least have an interesting element
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