How to Improve Your YouTube Channel

Get More Traffic on YouTube

There are lots of YouTube channels out there, and they are all trying to capture your attention to look at their content. So, what can you do to make your channel stand out? You don’t have to be a big personality to have a good channel, some people don’t even speak on their channels, and they still get a lot of views.

Here are some of the ways you can create a channel and content that people will want to see.

Background Image

Your channel’s background image is important because it is the first thing people will see when they click on your channel. It is important that the image contains all the features that you want your viewers to know so they can see what they are getting.

It needs to be a maximum of 256 kilobytes and 1500 pixels wide and 2000 pixels tall. By keeping to this size, your image will fit in nicely on the screen. If you need artwork or design, we can recommend using Design Contest.

Your Color Scheme

When you have finished uploading your background image, you need to think about your color scheme. By changing it to something that is similar to your background, you can keep the theme going across your channel.

There are many pre-set themes you can choose from, so you will most likely find one that will fit in well with your design. To make it even more coherent, you can also incorporate that color in your thumbnails.


The main part of your channel is, of course, your videos. They will determine whether you get viewers or not, and how many. You want to have your brand and color scheme as part of the video as well. One way to do this is to have an intro that you can place at the beginning of all your videos. There are many good video intro applications including a free intro maker provided by Adobe Spark.

You also need to add a call to action at the end of your videos. You can ask people to subscribe, comment or like your video. Research suggests that people are more likely to do it if you ask them to.


Having a good thumbnail is an important part of the process. It is the first thing people will see, so it needs to be eye catching and interesting. Try experimenting with different fonts and colors until you get one that works.

You can take a photo from the video for the thumbnail, or you can create your own custom thumbnails and add that. Try adding your channel logo to the thumbnails as well so that your branding is seen wherever they look. It will help them to remember you and find you again in the future if they don’t subscribe.

There are more things that you can do to make your channel stand out, but with these few ideas, you can start to get yourself noticed on YouTube. Once you start getting noticed, keep uploading content to keep the channel going.