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3 Bad Thumbnails for Youtube Video. What are my options

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by greggggg, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. greggggg

    greggggg Regular Member

    Apr 24, 2011
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    I recently uploaded a youtube video about a minute long. All 3 of the given thumbnails didn't represent my youtube video well. How can I get more options to choose from or choose my own thumbnail?
  2. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

    Sep 15, 2011
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    With youtube you can't choose your own thumbnail, only the options that are presented to you after the upload.

    One thing you can do and what I do is I vary the length of the video by adding a graphic at the end of the video. This graphic usually has contact information on it and its at the end of the video so it doesn't matter how long the user sees it.

    You can vary the length of this ending graphic and then when you upload the video, different thumbnails will appear b/c the length of the video is different.

    Play with the length of video until you find the thumbnails you want.
  3. danny1

    danny1 Regular Member

    Oct 8, 2009
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    There's a number of ways of getting your own thumbnail.

    1. Insert a custom image at a specific point:

    2. Become a YouTube partner. You can then have the ability to upload your own custom thumbnail images.

    3. Use a video sitemap.
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