In our last post in this series we took a look at a YouTube resource on Optimization.

Thumbnail Optimization

Strategy Overview

Why It Works

How To Do It

Effect

Strategy Details

Thumbnails show up in different sizes and formats all across the platform, and outside of it. Make sure you’ve got a strong, vibrant image that pops no matter what size it is.

Visual Guidelines

General Guidelines

Upload high-resolution thumbnails so they appear crisp and clear wherever viewers happen to see them.

How Metadata and Thumbnails Display Across YouTube Site and Devices

In our next post we'll take a closer look at Video Annotations.

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