YouTube Intros: Don’t Make This Common Mistake




You’d be amazed how many people start their YouTube videos by making a critical mistake.

I get it…

You want to improve the production value of your video. You want it to look clean and professional, so you made an interesting intro and outro sequence.

It only takes about 5 seconds at the start of you video; people have the patiences to wait for it to finish to see the rest of the video…


In my experience, you can’t give them the benefit of the doubt.

We all want information instantly, and your quick opening animation doesn’t offer much value to your viewers. To them, those first 5 seconds are an opportunity to move on to something that looks more interesting.

So how do you make sure you keep your audience’s attention, especially in the first few critical seconds of your video?

Find out in this video.


In this video, you’ll learn:

  • Why you shouldn’t start your video with an opening sequence
  • How to start your YouTube video (the right way)
  • Why the first few seconds of a YouTube video are important for your YouTube search rankings
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Marcus Krieg

Director of Strategy at WireBuzz
Marcus is the Director of Strategy at WireBuzz. For more writing and video marketing tips, follow him on Facebook or Twitter.