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YouTube Thumbnail Image Size 4:3 Ratio 30% Cropped Area

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Published on Nov 18, 2009

YouTube Thumbnail Image Size 4:3 Ratio is a video we made to demonstrate the cropping that YouTube does to your video when it makes a Thumbnail Image. http://www.videoleadsonline.com/youtu... The YouTube Video Thumbnail Image Size is cropped vertically. You can see that when you search for the term "YouTube Thumbnail Image Size" within YouTube.

** Learning how your thumbnail image is cropped is even more important now that we can make our own thumbnail images **

There is a RED background that represents 100% of the 4:3 video size, then there is a 80% BLUE area with an 70% GREEN area inside that. You can see by watching the video that all the colors are visible, but when you look at the thumbnail made by YouTube you can see how much is cropped off.

You can easily see the Cropped Thumbnail using this search: http://www.youtube.com/results?search... or you can see the Cropped Thumbnail if you look at the thumbnail in the channel view here: http://www.youtube.com/videoleadsonline

Be sure to make your important information visible inside the "Safe Zone" of 70% of your video size so it doesn't get chopped off in your thumbnail!

Places where the Thumbnail Image is cropped: Search Results & in Your Channel. Read all about the Research Results at http://www.videoleadsonline.com/youtu...

When you are looking at your own thumbnails in certain places inside your own channel area they may look fine and don't have any cropping. BUT the more important areas where they do get cropped are the search results and on your very own channel!

*** Keep your important data within the 70% "Safe Zone" vertically. ***

Helpful tips from Victor the Video SEO Hound.
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Visit our website for articles on Video Thumbnails and other Video SEO stuff. See the final results of this thumbnail cropping test at http://www.videoleadsonline.com/youtu...

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