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- Mar 29, 2013
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That's not the point, if you're gonna make an "ultimate guide to thumbnails" you should mention that for example if you're having a viral video you shouldn't just have a normal video with text, in fact by analytics I can see that any of my videos that has over 300,000 views get better exponential growth if I use a thumbnail with no text.These are guidelines aimed primarily at readability and design as far as I can tell as well as creating a good contrast between the font and the picture. What else is there except maybe no text at all? Using a certain video still is exactly what I just said: An image without the text. I don't understand what you mean by "editing a thumbnail in photoshop" if you're not hinting at the same thing I just said earlier (people like Pewdiepie photoshopping stuff together).
I know about your channel man, but you are only using the "text above image" thumbnail type as well besides the occasional image (probably taken directly from the video).
Let's say you're not doing gaming stuff, but vlogging. You could simply exchange the gaming images in the background with some real life photos and the guide would still be helpful.
Statistics matter a whole lot.