Let's look at the topic of attracting viewers to your streams. Today we want to share with you some more techniques to help you gain viewers. Social media has become a great way to attract new viewers to your Twitch stream with little or no investment.
Instagram & Twitter
It may sound too simple and obvious, but don't underestimate the power of these social media. If you don't already have an Instagram or Twitter account, get one. Don't use these social media just to notify your viewers that the stream is running. Share your content, the bits of your life outside of the streams.
Share stories on Instagram
Record stories, share them. Your stories can go into Explore feed and other people who don't even know about you can watch them and move on to you. Record clips, highlights, funny moments, and share them in stories. Try to negotiate mutual advertising on Instagram and Twitter with other streamers.
Get yourself a Facebook page. You have no idea how many English-speaking people use Facebook. Feel free to try something new. At the same time, you can try to stream on Facebook Gaming.
Don't forget to have a channel on Discord. Your viewers will be convenient to communicate outside the streams, to find a partner for the game or something else. Create a server is not difficult, but just creating is not enough, you need to fill it - voice rooms, text rooms, you can add bots with music, etc.
Cross-promote your social media
Don't forget to add links to all of your active social media to your channel description, and to write them in your chatbots, so that Moobot will periodically post links to them in the chat with a call to subscribe. Don't forget to remind your viewers during the stream that you have a Facebook group, a Discord server, or an Instagram page. Many people have profiles on different social media, so they will decide where to follow you.
Create a YouTube channel
Many streamers use YouTube as a means of attracting an audience that doesn't watch streams on a regular basis. Upload highlights, stream clips, funny moments, and stream recordings to your channel. YouTube is the second largest search engine (after Google), which means many people searching for your content will come to your channel.
Your own website
In 2021, it is very easy to create your own website. There are many construction kits with an easy and understandable interface, which is easy to understand and build " makeshift " your first website (for example, Tilda or Wix). And it would be very cheap or even free. Use your website as a page for your broadcast schedule, add social media widgets, embed Twitch or YouTube video player, so that you can also watch streaming from your website. Specify additional information about yourself. The main thing is that your website will allow you to look more professional compared to other streamers.
Join the stream team
There is a feature on Twitch that allows streamers to unite in teams, and viewers can see which team a streamer is on. This is very useful for creating a community for certain games. And also do not forget that streamers can act as a viewer, and help you and advise if you make a mistake somewhere.