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    Twitch Tips and Tricks

    By Abhishek A Agrawal
    July 29, 2022
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      Twitch is a video game live streaming service that has jump-started the streaming careers of many. 

      Although it is a user-friendly service, the UI might seem daunting when you step in for the first time. For Example, what are ‘Bits’ or what might be the best streaming method.

      But not to worry! 

      We got you covered with our tips that will definitely help you get the most out of this application 🙂

      Tips and Tricks for Twitch Control.

      Twitch can be your partner in streaming if you get in control of its vast UI. Here are some of the best tips to help you establish that partnership.

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      Getting your Call Sign

      If you use Twitch you might have surely heard of ‘Ninja’. His streams are entertaining and popular.

      His unique name highlights his personality and makes the audience perceive him in a certain way. In addition, his merch has its own unique symbol and name written to relate to his brand.

      Ninja Twitch Following

      In short, your Call Sign should be:

      • Crisp, 
      • Catchy, and 
      • Easy to remember

      Some other examples of a good call sign are:

      Twitch Unique User Name.

      Create your Individuality (Versatile)

      Unique discoveries are made when people think out of the box and don’t become prey to the herd mentality. The same applies to your game selection.

      Streaming different genres or even different games in the same genre helps you gain a diverse audience.

      In fact, to attract a diverse audience, you should select the games that are popular amongst viewers, not streamers. 

      Changing your Niche will help you:

      • Achieve a different audience, and
      • Skyrocket your views

      You can also set up a filter for your game selection.

      The game should:

      • Fall in the Top 20, and 
      • Have < 30 streamers

      Using Special Twitch Integrations

      You can easily lose focus when you are constantly juggling between streaming and managing other smaller tasks such as messaging new followers.

      Automation can take care of these menial tasks as it replaces your manual workload so that you can deeply focus on your stream. 

      This is where Integrately plays its role as ‘Knight in shining armour’.

      It is an automation platform that can help link your entertainment space and provides more than 8 million+ ready-to-activate automation for 875+ applications.

      Example:

      Integrately for Automation.

      In case, you don’t find yours, you can just use the webhook feature to connect different applications.

      Consistency is the key

      ‘Consistency is the key to success.’  Your audience remains engaged only when your streams are their daily dose of entertainment.

      Being consistent with your streams rewards you with

      • Increased Engagement.
      • More creative ideas for your stream.
      • Increased Subscribers.

      So gear up and throttle down!

      Setting up your HUD

      Imagine your audience being in the ‘Awe moment’! Their eyes light up with joy when your HUD (Heads Up Display) is pleasing. 

      Open Broadcasting Service (OBS) is a user-friendly tool to aid you in creating a stream with the best quality and enhanced visuals.

      Your HUD can also include a side panel representing your subscribers and donors. This will prompt others to donate and increase engagement on your stream.

      Text: hud for better visuals
      (Image Source – https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/stream-panels)

      Collaborative Streaming

      Imagine the fandom when two or more popular leads collaborate in a movie. The audience it attracts is phenomenal. The same applies when you collaborate with other streamers. 

      Your stream will act as the biggest entertainment space for them.
      Therefore, maintaining synchrony with other streamers is useful as it not only boosts your engagement but also increases your goodwill with them. 

      Popular platforms where you can find streamers with similar interests:

      • Discord Channels.
      • Facebook and Instagram gaming groups.
      • Friends from your channel.

      Showcasing highlights on Youtube

      Your audience might not always be consistent in watching your streams for hours on end. Though, you could keep them hooked to your channel by posting snippets of the best moments on Youtube. Through the short clips, your audience will get a glimpse of the legendary moments of your stream which will prompt them to watch the full stream.

      Adopting this little practice can help you:

      • Save the time of your audience.
      • Increase your engagement.

      Also, aids in gaining popularity on Youtube.

      Click the clip button within your stream to record the best moments. Ideally, they should be around 25 – 30 seconds. 

      how to clip twitch

      Hosting Giveaways

      ROI or Return on Investment also applies in the gaming community. When the audience invests time in your stream, they expect good entertainment in return. However, you can go a bit further and increase their returns by hosting giveaways.

      It helps build loyalty among your audience. So, let them reap the benefits of subscribing and joining your channel. 

      The giveaways can include 

      • Game access, 
      • Gift cards.

      The Gift cards can be used for

      • Purchasing Bits – A virtual currency of Twitch that is used for encouraging and showing support to streamers.
      • Purchasing Subscription – For unlocking special benefits such as gaining access to your emotes. The Subscription can be purchased through bits or cash.
      • Gift Subscription – Sharing the gift subscription with others.

      You can host a giveaway while streaming and make the title define your purpose of the giveaway. You can also use the Gift card section by clicking on in the left-hand corner.

      It will direct you to an Amazon page.

      Text: twitch gift card.
      (Image Source: https://www.amazon.com/Twitch-Gift-Cards-Email-Delivery/dp/B0893JQ2X2/?ref_=gc_twitch_landing).

      Getting a Chat Bot

      It becomes quite a hassle to reply to every comment in the chat section during your stream.

      Also, you can’t track every spam link while you are focused on streaming. This is where a chatbot proves to be of good assistance. 

      It helps you avoid spam links being posted on your stream and automatically greets the new members joining your stream.

      Features:

      • Automates conversation with your audience.
      • Puts a stop to spam/virus links being posted.
      • Keeps the stream friendly by removing any abusive language.

      Some of the best chatbots available for you include

      • Stream Elements
      • Nightbot
      • Moobot
      • Coebot
      Nightbot for Twitch
      (Image Source: https://nightbot.tv/).

      Directing the Traffic in your Favour

      Likes! Shares! Comments!, this is how a brand is scaled.

      With Twitch you can scale your Brand by directing the audience towards your social media and website.

      The traffic directed helps you not only market your merch (product) easily but also increases your subscriber count.

      Text: Directing the traffic through Social Media.

      It can also work as a two-way sync as you can promote your Twitch profile with the help of Social Media by posting short snippets of your stream as mentioned in Tip No. 8

      Your merch can also be displayed on social media with your unique call sign. 

      Ninja Logo

      (Image Source: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1MpTRWf8JWazWgL4zDlWsE).

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      Final Thoughts

      When it comes to the best entertainment space, Twitch sets the bar high. It has many features embedded to provide the best experience that you and your audience can have. However, if you have just stepped in for the first time, the UI might seem overwhelming. Keep our tips in mind and see the results of your stream.

      Author - Abhishek A Agrawal
      Abhishek is the founder of Integrately, CompanyHub, and Dreamwares. He is passionate about technology and entrepreneurship. He is always looking to leverage technology for the growth of the business. He has a deep understanding of how businesses work and uses this knowledge to build products that help entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
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