If you have a YouTube channel you should always syndicate your videos across other social media channels (like Facebook). There's a huge problem though that is keeping you from getting more clicks and shares. Fortunately, there is a tool called FbVidThis.com that solves it.
So, what is the problem with sharing YouTube videos on Facebook?
If you've ever tried to share a YouTube video no Facebook, you already know.
Facebook doesn't present the thumbnails clearly at all!
They look like this...
This means fewer clicks, fewer shares, fewer subscribers and less of all the good stuff you want! The goal of sharing on social is to get traffic, right?
The solution to this is a free tool called FbVidThis.
All you have to do is paste your YouTube video URL into their converter and it will give you a Facebook friendly version of the video.
Don't worry, these videos do count when it comes to your "views" and all other YouTube metrics.
Here is what the new posts will look like.
The new thumbnails will look great on desktop and mobile and will absolutely lead to better engagement.
There you go, a short and sweet tip to help you get more YouTube traffic!
Hey Nate, this service worked a week ago but not since. Even the Contact Us button is broken. Any idea if it will be back?
Debbra, It worked for me. So it may have been down temporarily?
Nate, do you have any leads on a thumbnail converter that would work like this when viewed using the Facebooks’ mobile app?