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motionvids says

So yeah.. do you think a thumbnail has a big influence on getting more exposure for your items and eventually gain you more sales?

How much time do you spend designing and deciding on your thumbnails?

And can you give me an example of what you think a ‘good’ thumbnail should look like. Should it contain elements of your item or should it just be a striking image to gain the customer’s attention?

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VF says

A good thumbnail keeps the environment clean! :P

I am pretty sure it wont directly help sales but as a portfolio/branding element it is worthy to invest time for that. Also better if the thumbnail conveys the part of item in graphical manner as it helps the buyer to identify quickly if they already watched the preview and about to return the page.

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Firsh says

I think it’s very important, your item could be ace if it has a bad thumbnail that no one clicks. Big letters, straight to the point (just take a look at ThemeForest thumbnails vs any other thumbnails). It’s different for visual marketplaces and for code marketplaces. On VH and GR you are better off showing your design, but on code markets it’s hard to show everyting on 6400 pixels.

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motionvids says

Indeed. The thumbnail acts as a kind of business card for your item, you need to leave a good impression, or at least there needs to be a clear linkage between your item and your thumbnail.

What do you think of having a recurring element in all of your thumbnails, just for branding purposes?

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DarkstarDesigns says

Indeed. The thumbnail acts as a kind of business card for your item, you need to leave a good impression, or at least there needs to be a clear linkage between your item and your thumbnail. What do you think of having a recurring element in all of your thumbnails, just for branding purposes?

Yes i would say having a recurring theme in each thumb is a great idea, i have done it on mine they all have a little star in the top left hand corner.

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DSThemes says

I’d say it does. It’s the first thing a potential buyer will see of your theme. A good first impression counts for a lot.

Nice and clean is my preference. Trying to get across what your theme is all about in one small icon is not an easy task – but it’s very important (to me anyway).

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StencilMedia says

Absolutely. I pop in a search term or just head into a category if I’m not entirely sure what i want, and I haven’t got time to view every single one of the hundreds of results I get…. so a lot of times I just have the name and the thumbnail to go on.

A decent thumbnail will lead to me hovering over it to see the preview image. A decent preview image will get a bit of ‘right-click, open in new tab’ action from me, as I continue my endless search.

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ThemeBuddies says

YES. It does. I have purchased many items on another account. I also browse the items regularly. I can tell you for sure that my browsing habits are definitely affected by the thumbnail. A well designed thumbnail does grab my attention and peaks my curiosity to see the design of the main site.

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bakircius says

I think, the work is more important. Thumb and preview can be very attractive and cool, but when you open the item, the work must be useful, flexible, easy to edit, as same as shown in preview. And especially in print templates, when the work is printed, it should seems great on any paper.

When work on hard for an item, it is very hard to make an attractive thumb and preview.

When you work hard for an item, and when it is finished. I think, do thumb and preview another day :)

Like mine’s :) I did it all same time :)

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abhishek12qpathak says

i think good thumbnail improves sell, more attractive thumbnail ,more clients will and sells will improve….

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