How to Create a Custom Video Thumbnail

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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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How to Create a Custom Video Thumbnail

  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

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