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Intro or no intro?

Discussion in 'Branding and Channel Design' started by Furry Gurus, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Furry Gurus
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    A while back I started to add a short (2-3 second) intro to my videos, but someone pointed out to me that I shouldn't do that. Now I have started to doubt myself, what do you guys think? (the video in my signature does not have that intro).
     
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  2. Jenna no manga
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    I do not have an intro but now in my sit in videos I do introduce myself :) But no intro as subscribers would have seen it several time .
     
  3. MichaelP
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    Some viewers want you to get to the point with your video and maybe you should add a a small part of the video to the beginning, something interesting.
     
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  4. chottom
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    High audience retention segment in the beginning (if possible). Really short intro (like yours) is perfectly OK I think.
     
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  5. Furry Gurus
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    ok thanks :)
     
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  6. Lightsen
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    I would usually say no to an intro, BUT for pet channels I think its a good idea if you want to build a familiarity with your videos. How will i know after watching 50 cat videos which ones were yours? the familiar branding is all you need. and 2 seconds is more than enough to establish that. :)
     
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    I've been youtubing for five years now and back in 2011 intros were a massive thing, everyone had them and they would go on for about 20 seconds. Nowadays not many people have them but if you do just stick to a three second or less thing. It's important that the video starts with the hook, line and sinker rather than a long intro.
     
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  8. Furry Gurus
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    Ah this is why you watched (and replied) to my video on youtube. I was thinking that it was a long time since I saw you there :)
     
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  9. Marc Baggett
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    I have a 10 second intro on my videos. In my opinion is just makes your videos look more professional.
     
  10. Lightsen
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    haha yeah, to be honest my sub box is pretty cluttered, i need to sort through it so i don't miss uploads. im only subbed to about 10 channels that upload every day everyone else has a slower rate, so youtube always sticks those same 10 at the top for me, i need to dig a little sometimes to see other uploads.
     
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