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How to Get More Subscribers on Twitch

How to get more subscribers on Twitch

Building subscriber base on Twitch is a little different than YouTube (and we’ve got guides for YouTube subscriber growth, if that’s your thing). Twitch’s paying subscribers are a critical means for a channel to grow without heavy reliance on ad revenue, which tends to fluctuate in price throughout the year. To get more Twitch subscribers, we’d recommend the following tricks.

Best Mixers for Streaming & Skype Interviews in 2018, OBS Mixing


Best Mixers

Mixing Skype calls into OBS isn’t easy, and doing any sort of livestreaming or recording of a Skype video chat takes some hardware. Using a mixer is the quickest way to equalize noise levels and mic volume between the guest and the host of a Skype interview or chat, as the mics can be fed separately into the mixer.

For that, of course, you need to actually know about some mixer options. First, figure out these basics:

How to Get More Subscribers on YouTube in 2017 (Watch Time)

How to get more subscribers on YT

Building on our previous article, we can leverage the new YouTube algorithm’s focus on watch time to more rapidly increase subscriber growth. Oddities like the 1000-degree knife series can emerge from algorithm changes, but they also teach us how YouTube’s system works. 

How to Increase Watch Time for YouTube

Increase YT watch time

YouTube’s “watch time” metric is the most important on the site, and its importance is only growing as the platform evolves. “Watch time” is the measurement of how long (in minutes) a viewer stays on a specific video, and is cumulative even when the user clicks through the timeline. A 9-minute video that is watched for 5 total minutes would have a watch time of 5:00.  That time is averaged over all viewers, and used by YouTube’s algorithms to determine quality of content and ad spend for premiere-class channels. As average watch time increases, it follows that revenue generally sees a bump (though is not guaranteed), as does overall visibility and exposure on the site.

YouTube manages its video exposure through the sidebar and homepage recommendation feeds (read: not the sub feed). If a video has a high watch time or a high total percentage watch time (e.g. 90% average watch time of a 5-minute video would be 4.5 minutes), then YouTube will be more likely to promote that video in the sidebar recommendations. The site considers this content to be high quality, since viewers are staying long enough to watch the vast majority of the video. 

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