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Images Thumbnails

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by fredwyatt7777, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. fredwyatt7777

    fredwyatt7777 Registered Member

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    Can someone please tell me how Images Thumbnails on Youtbue affect ranking. Also if i want to rank for a particular keyword should the image I want ranked for be the same keyword?
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    Thumbnails doesn't affect ranking at all it just affects how people look at your video instead of a still screenshot of a random part of the video.
     
  3. prabhavikki

    prabhavikki Junior Member

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    Catchy Thumbnails will increase your visitors. But it does'nt affect ranking..
     
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    bihguy Power Member

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    What this guy said.
     
  5. Dagreyon

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    As the above said, the better the thumbnail, the more likely people are to click through. If there's a thumbnail with a chicks boobs, more people are going to click on it than a thumbnail of a tree.

    Don't go overboard with the thumbnail though (custom ones) because you video can be removed for having a misleading thumbnail.
     
  6. MagicMike

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    I wouldn't be surprised if the file name when you upload custom videos does have an impact on rankings. I do go through the process of keywording my custom thumbnails.
     
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    I've experimented with that route and got hit with age restriction. Custom thumbnails can be a positive for attracting viewers, but someone always seems to flag the video. Youtube seems to be getting even more strict now with all the new updates.