Yes that's true and thank you!
Thanks! It's about 12% right now and yes that's on purpose. I over saturate it to help draw some attention to it. :)
I updated the post to reflect the title for more context. ;)
Thanks Andrew and oops, I edited the post to include the Title. ;)
Thanks. So far my CTR for this is through the roof since the Title of the video tells you what this video is about. The thumbnail adds that bit of suspense and I guess it's making people click. :)
Thanks for the feedback. Yeah I see what people mean regarding the text. But so far this...
Here is my thumbnail from my latest video. Thumbnail creating is now part of the workflow. It's as important as the video itself!
Update. Here is the Title of the Video for context: Sony a7siii: What We Know So Far and Why I Might Not Be Getting It
What are your thoughts?
I have been on Tubebuddy for about 6 months. I'm on the Pro version. I started from 3 subscribers and now I'm almost at 600 in 6 months. TubeBuddy is not the miracle potion that will help you grow your channel to thousands of subscribers over night. Honestly, nothing will do that (except if you...
Keeping text to a minimum. No text if the image is high quality and has impact so that it makes sense combined with the Title. Keep in mind that a thumbnail is large when you are creating it but not once it appears in YouTube, people won't be able to read a ton of text.
Like what some said above. There is no shortcut. You have to put in the work, create consistent, engaging content, find a niche, learn how to target keywords, create compelling thumbnails, exciting titles (but not clickbait).