Hey guys! I am back with another tutorial that I think many of us can benefit from. The topic is thumbnails. You may have noticed that when you go to different sites, your thumbnails show up differently. This can mean that your viewers will not see what you intended, possibly resulting in less clicks. Here is the video complete with examples, below is the equivalent written guide if you prefer that. So on many platforms, parts of your thumbnail will get cut off. I have compiled these to allow you to maximize impact on any platform! Youtube recommends a 1280x720 size for thumbnails, so this guide will be based on that resolution. -On your youtube homepage, sub feed, and side-bar of recommended videos, the thumbnail appears small with the timestamp on the bottom right. This takes up a good portion of your thumb. -On many embedded sites and your featured video slot, a large play button takes up the center of your screen. -On many embedded sites (blogs, forums, etc.) the title of the video will be in a black bar across the top of oyr thumbnail. -Mobile is the worst, with some of your thumbnail cut off of every side. -Some other rare instances will display a 4:3 aspect ratio player. Since your thumbnail is 16:9 (1280x720) this means that the sides of your thumbnail will be cut off to a great degree. We will not be including this in our safe zone because of the rarity, and the huge impact. So we know all the places our thumbnails will be impacted. I took the liberty of creating a .png template to accurately display these. You can download the image, and put it on top of your thumbnails in your photo editing program to see how your thumbnails look. Here is the template. Here is an example of one of my thumbnails that does a bad job: Here is a thumbnail that does a good job: Hope this helps you improve your thumbnails and get more clicks to your videos! Be sure to add any questions or other tips below!