16 Classy Examples of YouTube Video Thumbnails 2021

If you have a YouTube channel or are thinking of starting one for your business, then you probably know how critical thumbnails are.

Thumbnails for your YouTube videos are like little “signs” that people see, that hopefully catch their eye and communicate something interesting to them so that they want to click and watch your video.

Thumbnails need to stand out among the dozens of others that might be showing on someone’s screen on their device. However, I see a lot of thumbnails that look tacky. While they may be effective…I stand for classy and elegant marketing that is STILL effective.

So I made this video to walk you through a batch of YouTube thumbnail examples to see ones that are effective and also showcasing strong, classy branding. May these inspire you with ideas for your own!

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