Should Your Videos Have Intros and Outros?

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Should your website videos have intros and outros? What do you think? Here’s my opinion and why.


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25 Responses to Should Your Videos Have Intros and Outros?

  1. Catherine April 23, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    True Andrew, the content is the most vital. Intros & Outros aren’t necessary at all. It’s important to get your point across to others in your video and avoid interest waning due to music playing for 30 secs or so.

    Best wishes

    Catherine 🙂

    • Andrew April 23, 2013 at 10:14 am #


      Agreed! Who remembers the intro music anyway?


  2. Tanya April 23, 2013 at 9:48 am #

    Yes, Most people don’t pay attention to intros anyways. If you feel you want to add one then go for it but most people will just ignore it anyways.

    • Andrew April 23, 2013 at 10:15 am #


      Why do you think people use intros? We know they are not listened to!


  3. Steve April 24, 2013 at 7:20 am #


    I like the fact that you get straight to the point…well done.

    At some stage I’d be interested in what equipment you are using to create your videos.


    • Andrew April 24, 2013 at 7:33 am #

      Great, Steve.

      I now have more subject matter for another video!


  4. Debbie April 24, 2013 at 8:02 am #

    I’m with you just give me the informations. I don’t need to listen to the music etc. Nice to see you on video.

    • Andrew April 25, 2013 at 7:30 am #

      Thanks for agreeing with me!

      I appreciate that.


  5. Jane April 24, 2013 at 10:42 am #

    Sure intros and outros add a professional touch to the videos. But I personally don’t pay attention to them. And they do waste time even if they’re a couple of seconds. People want to get started with the information rightaway.

    When we think that long introductions are bad, intros are very bad! But that’s just my opinion! Big brands and also many aspiring bloggers use them regularly.

    • Andrew April 25, 2013 at 7:32 am #


      I do understand about branding but these days people just want the content. Perhaps when I’m as big as Apple, I may change my mind!


  6. Fachwirt IHK April 26, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    I think intros and outros are not necessary- but they give the whole thing a bit of professionality and branding as well. For me as a consumer is important that they are not too long- just 4 or 5 seconds to let a logo fly around and thats it 🙂

    • Andrew April 30, 2013 at 5:59 am #

      Would you actually remember a 4 or 5 second intro?


  7. Mitch April 26, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    Nice topic Andrew, I liked your video, it was very interesting.Great job!

  8. Sid April 27, 2013 at 12:04 am #

    Great job buddy. I prefer intros rather than outros. Well said.

    • Andrew April 30, 2013 at 6:00 am #


      Why do you prefer intros to outros?


  9. Kumar Suhas April 27, 2013 at 4:24 am #

    Hi Andrew , I believe that intros and outros are not mush needed as you have specified in your opinion . However in some case they might be needed. The actual content will have the supreme importance though.

    • Andrew April 30, 2013 at 6:00 am #


      When do you think intros and outros would be needed?


  10. saanvi April 30, 2013 at 2:59 am #

    Hi Andrew, I am stil trying to find an ideal theme. I am not ready to dive into YouTube, videos, and intros yet, but when I am ready I will be more knowledgable thanks to you and your post. I really enjoyed reading your post and viewing the videos that you embedded. Thank you.

    • Andrew May 8, 2013 at 4:14 am #


      What is an ideal theme?


  11. Sudipto May 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    Hey Andrew,
    Nice video and Thanks for sharing this video with us. Yes, our main concentration is on content not on intros.

    • Andrew May 8, 2013 at 4:15 am #

      And that’s how it should be, Sudipto. So many bloggers who make videos tend to concentrate on the intro / outro and provide no real content!


      • Sudipto May 9, 2013 at 3:13 am #

        I can’t believe why people give more preference to intro/outro in place of content because in blogging content is everything. Yes, readers wanted to know more about the author but our main focus should be towards content.

  12. Harshit S May 14, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    That’s an interesting video Andrew. Personally I don’t think they are as useful anymore as people want to get to the point straightaway without wanting to waste any time.

  13. Nina June 13, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    According to me intro is necessary – it is important to set the right tone for rest of the video. It could be possible that person leave the video just after 4 – 5 sec, but if he already has idea about what’s coming after then he may not leave!
    Just my views..

    • Andrew June 21, 2013 at 4:01 am #


      I think you are missing my point. I am referring to the music intro, not the speaking intro.

      How would a music intro set the tone for the rest of the video?


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