You may have noticed videos on YouTube with custom thumbnails. This is becoming more of a common practice, as designing a custom thumbnail is one of the best things that you can do to get your video noticed on a search page. If you leave it up to YouTube’s default settings, you’ll get a frame selected at random, which more often than not is a poor representation of your video. That’s not a good first impression that will make people want to click and watch.
So first let’s look at how you can create a custom thumbnail, and then learn a few ways to make it stand out from a crowded webpage.