How to Create a Custom Video Thumbnail

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Follow these 8 Simple Steps to Create a Custom Video Thumbnail for YouTube. …

Follow these 8 Simple Steps to Create a Custom Video Thumbnail for YouTube.

YouTube new feature enables users to upload a custom video thumbnail versus the old way of having to choose from 1 of the 3 pre-generated thumbnails.

This model will let you brand your YouTube videos which will increase your related videos views by over 34%

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  • 1. Create a Custom Video Thumbnail usingPowerPoint + Snagit + MS Picture Manager • Select a PowerPoint Template Theme • Select Visuals to Brand Your Video Thumbnail • Add H1 Title that Matches Your Target Keyword • Add H2 Sub-Title to Match Your Target Keyword • Add a Call-to-Action and/or a Key Take Away • Add Hyperlinks to your Social Media Network Icons • Capture Thumbnail w/ Snagit Save as Target Keyword • Resize Thumbnail w/ MS Picture Mgr. 700 x 400 Pixels
  • 2. Select a PowerPoint Template
  • 3. Select a Logo to Brand Your Thumbnail
  • 4. Add H1 Title to Match Your Target Keyword YouTube Marketing
  • 5. Add H2 Title to Match Your Target Keyword YouTube Marketing Video Marketing Tip
  • 6. Add Call-to-Action or Key Take Away YouTube Marketing Video Marketing TipCreate a Video Thumbnail
  • 7. Add Hyperlinks to Top Social Networks
  • 8. Capture Thumbnail using Snagit
  • 9. Resize Thumbnail to 700 x 400 Pixels
  • 10. Custom Video Thumbnails
  • 11. Dominate Suggested Videos Right Side of the Screen
  • 12. Dominate Suggested Videos End of Video in Player
  • 13. Increase Video Views 34% From Suggested Videos
  • 14. Video ThumbnailsContact Neil Ferree