If you’re new to the world of streaming, growing your Twitch social media presence is the difference between
- 0 viewers and 1000
- No subscribers and 500
- Zero donations and 20
Random numbers, I know, but you get the point.
Anyway, here are 18 strategies you can begin applying TODAY to help you grow your Twitch social media presence…
1. Upload snippets of your stream to YouTube
EVERYONE uses YouTube.
YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, only behind Google.
So, one of the best ways to grow your social media presence is to start uploading clips from your live streams to YouTube.
Oh, and one top tip:
Please use an appropriate title and description that induces CURIOSITY.
2. Participate in gaming forums
If you want to grow your Twitch social media presence, you need to regularly participate in online video game-related forums or subreddits that are relevant to your stream.
Just make sure to be as helpful as possible.
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3. Interact with your viewers and subscribers
One of the keys toward growing your Twitch social media presence is maintaining a consistent, two-way conversation with your viewers and subscribers.
So not just talking AT them, but CONNECTING and ENGAGING with them.
4. Create a Facebook page for your Twitch stream
Yup, Facebook is still one of the top social media platforms.
And creating a Facebook page for your stream will help you reach more viewers while delivering tons of value to potential viewers that decide to follow you.
Just make sure to share entertaining content. That’s key.
5. Share your stream on Reddit
Reddit is a great platform for sharing information about your stream, and it’s also a good way to generate views for when you go live.
Again, though, make sure to create a good title and description that induces CURIOSITY.
6. Use hashtags on Twitter
Plain and simple:
The more people that share your stream URL on Twitter, the better.
So make sure to tweet as many times as possible using hashtags like #Gaming, #Twitch and so on.
7. Share your stream on Instagram
As you can see, there are lots of different social media platforms out there.
And one of the best ways to grow your Twitch social media presence is by sharing posts about your stream on Instagram as often as possible.
Just make sure that the posts you share are as engaging as all the different celebrities you follow on there.
Because if you just post a link to your stream every day, people will quickly unfollow you. It’s not engaging. It’s not fun.
If, on the other hand, you upload curiosity-inducing content that grabs people’s attention, they’ll begin to take notice.
8. Take advantage of Tumblr
Tumblr is a great place to share engaging photos about your stream.
And they’re also a good way to get people interested in your stream.
Because Tumblr is all about sharing images . It’s not focused on text-based content at all!
So take advantage of that site, and upload engaging photos to spark people’s interest in your Twitch channel.
You’ll start to see some rapid growth if you do it right.
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9. Start a Facebook group
Facebook groups and chat rooms are essential if you want to grow your Twitch social media presence .
And the best part?
They don’t cost a penny!
Just create a private or public community on there, invite all of your friends to join it, and then use that page to talk about your Twitch channel.
10. Start a Discord server
Another amazing way to grow your social media presence is by creating a private or public community on Discord.
Discord servers are unique because they’re focused on instant messaging, which means you can quickly get to know other gamers, find out what they want and then use that to grow your other social media platforms.
For example, if someone is interested in your Twitch channel and then joins your Discord server, you can get to know them, pick their brain and then – and only then – ask them to follow you on social media.
11. Offer in-stream rewards for watching
Now that you know how to use all of these different social media platforms, it’s time to take things one step further.
You might want to offer in-stream rewards as a way to grow your Twitch social media presence .
For example, if someone is watching your stream on Twitch, you can reward the first 10 people to like your Facebook page with a shoutout, trivia question or even some in-game currency.
That’s a great way to attract viewers, and it’ll help you grow your following on social media at the same time.
So, there you have it:
11 simple ways to use social media to grow your Twitch presence.
Now get out there and show the world what you’re made of!
Oh, and as always, have fun gaming!
-The Zombie Writing Team