Management Through Moderation TwitchCon 2016

Management Through Moderation: Bringing Value to the Streaming Table [TwitchCon 2016 Panel]

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For the complete list of panels, check out the main TwitchCon 2016 panel recap post. VoD link: https://www.twitch.tv/twitchconfrankerz/v/92636123?t=01h42m06s FrankerZ Theater Day Three Moderator: CohhCarnage Participants: theBoatman, triwar, barrycarlyon, Pal_me The easiest thing for a streamer to do is to find a moderator or community member who can take on things infrastructure related. When you notice […]

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How LGBT streamers survive and thrive TwitchCon 2016

Dire Straights: How LGBT+ Streamers Survive and Thrive [TwitchCon 2016 Panel]

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For the complete list of panels, check out the main TwitchCon 2016 Panel Recap post. VoD link: https://www.twitch.tv/twitchconfrankerz/v/93571657 FrankerZ Theater Day Two Moderator: Adam Koebel Participants: UGRGaming, Annemunition, DistractedElf It’s important to acknowledge how supportive Twitch and its space has been for the LGBT community but there’s always room for improvement. Queerness is not a monolith. Everyone has […]

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XSplit Weekly

Promote Your Stream on XSplit Weekly

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XSplit is now giving streamers the opportunity to be featured in their weekly show called XSplit Weekly, where they talk about the latest XSplit news and events on Twitch. If you are interested in showcasing your stream on the show, simply fill out this form and prepare a video of about 1-2 minutes long, highlighting yourself, your stream, and what you like […]

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Getting Started with Viewer Engagement

Getting Started with Viewer Engagement

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Streaming on Twitch, YouTube Gaming, or any other platform can be really frustrating, especially when it comes to making your first streams. You will probably get very few people, wonder if things are going well, and when you get a new viewer you may even ask him for a follow. Well, you’re probably doing it […]

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New Chat Moderation Tools for Twitch

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Twitch has officially launched some cool new features for your chat moderators. This is the first batch of Twitch moderation tools that will really improve the viewers experience. Lets take a look at these new features: Moderator Action Attribution, Chat Rules, and Chat Delay. Moderator Action Attribution Twitch announced during PAX West that broadcasters would now be […]

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St Jude PLAY LIVE

St. Jude PLAY LIVE Back to School Challenge

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This year, the St. Jude PLAY LIVE prize season has moved from a summer event to an all-year-round extravaganza. With St. Jude PLAY LIVE, you can raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital while earning cool prizes to help improve your stream. From now until September 30th, participate in the PLAY LIVE Back to […]

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Twitch Ban Reasons

Twitch Adds Ban/Timeout Reasons

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In an effort to improve moderation tools, Twitch has added the ability for moderators to give reasons when timing out or banning bad users. Moderators can ban a user by typing /ban username or timeout a user with /timeout username seconds. To add a reason for why they are being banned or timed out, simply add […]

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Giveaways – The Gift That Keeps on Giving

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If you were to browse the top broadcasters of a hyped game the day of its release, you are guaranteed to find [Giveaways!] in almost every other title. For many twitch users, this alone can be a heavy influence on who they will choose to watch for the day. This article will list a few easy […]

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Streamer Calendar

Introducing: Streamer Calendars

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Have you found yourself surprised by a game releasing, missing open beta signups, or just wondering if there are streamer meetups in your area? As a streamer, it’s both imperative and difficult to keep track of all the games coming out, which platforms they are on, and when there are early access opportunities. Well, we’re […]

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PAX East 2016 Twitch TownHall Recap

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This year at PAX East, Twitch announced some exciting new features coming soon to the platform. Being one of the most popular events during PAX, we’ve got you covered with a quick recap of the announced features from the Twitch TownHall. You can catch the Twitch TownHall Recap video here. Channel Feed Reactions – Last […]

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PAX East

Quick Notes: PAX East 2016 for Streamers

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Are you a streamer about to embark on a hectic journey through PAX East 2016? Being one of the largest gaming conventions of the year, making the commitment to a PAX event is serious! Definitely make sure to have fun and enjoy the experience, but if you are serious about streaming, you’ll want to make the most […]

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8-Bit Salute

8-Bit Salute: Military Appreciation Month Begins May 1st

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  Military Appreciation Month begins on May 1st and throughout the month of May Operation Supply Drop will be running the 8-Bit Salute Charity event. In its 5th year, the 8-Bit Salute allows streamers and gamers to raise funds solo, in a team, or simply making a donation to help support troops and veterans. In partnership with Tiltify, […]

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St. Jude PLAY LIVE

St. Jude PLAY LIVE 2016 Launches

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This weekend, the 2016 St. Jude PLAY LIVE event kicked off with a new website and open registration. Although the prize season runs from April 29th – May 31st, interested participants can sign up today and begin raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The PLAY LIVE event partners St. Jude with Twitch to […]

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Steam Group

Creating a Steam Group for Your Channel

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One of the best ways to let viewers know you are going live is with a Steam group. If you’re a Twitch streamer, a small popup appears to all your followers when you go live. But often it appears delayed or sometimes not at all. In addition, it will only appear if the follower happens to […]

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Discord Guide

Discord for Streamers: Creating Community

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For streamers and viewers alike, one of the biggest aspects of streaming is community. Viewers love the opportunity to play games with their favorite streamer and to get to know the caster better. Discord is an awesome free tool that will allow you to engage with your community in a variety of ways. What exactly […]

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Game Release Calendar

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::UPDATE:: We now have a combined calendar for PC & Console, as well as separate calendars for PC and Console releases! Keeping on top of the latest releases can be a daunting prospect, there are so many titles all vying for your attention. Planning what to play and when to play them can be one of the […]

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Discord: A Tool for Connecting

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Ever wanted a way for you and your community to interact outside of stream itself? Then Discord is possibly the best solution out there at the moment. Discord is an all-in-one voice and text chat specifically for gamers and it is completely FREE! We are pleased to announce that StreamerSquare now has a Discord! Just […]

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Moderators Building Community

Moderators: An Important Key to Building a Great Community

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Have you ever shown up to a party where you may not know everyone and as soon as you walk through the door are welcomed with open arms, are given a drink, and then are told to make yourself comfortable?  It’s like heaven, right?  That’s the kind of party you want to stay at for […]

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The Importance of Regulars over Views/Followers

Why Are Regulars More Important Than Views/Followers?

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If you ever happen to be in any kind of Twitch forum or comment section, they always have one thing in common: there are always new streamers asking the same question.  How do I get more followers/views on my channel?  And even though there are numerous articles (ex: first impressions), forums, and YouTube videos out there that answer this […]

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Becoming a Successful Poker Streamer

Tips for Becoming a Successful Poker Streamer

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In Fall of 2014, Jason Somerville came to Twitch and started streaming his Run It Up show at jcarverpoker. In less than one year of streaming on Twitch, Jason Somerville has already amassed more than 100,000 followers and receives thousands of viewers per stream, peaking at over 20,000 live viewers  during deep runs in big […]

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Options for Playing With Your Subs and Followers

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One of the greatest ways to add interactivity to your channel outside of chat is to play games with your subscribers. I can tell you that as a Twitch “viewer”, being on the fence about whether I should become a subscriber to a channel has often been being able to play games with the channel […]

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How to Use Giveaways to Gain Viewers and Followers

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One great way to attract the attention of roaming Twitch users is by giving away some games! Everyone loves free stuff, and Twitch viewers are definitely no exception. While it will cost money to buy and give away games, it can really help boost your channel and get people through the door. Make sure to advertise […]

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Gaining Followers and Viewers

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“How do I get more viewers and/or followers?….” …. is probably one of the most asked questions on Twitch by newer streamers, and for good reason! It’s what drives your channel and yourself as a streamer. I might as well start with the bad news. There’s no secret and definitive way to start gaining viewers […]

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When Should You Stream a Hyped or New Game?

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One of the biggest keys to success for streaming on Twitch is positioning. Positioning is choosing when to stream a certain game and relies on a number of factors including the popularity of the game and the number and popularity of streamers playing that game. Many new streamers believe the best game to stream to get […]

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