Becoming a Twitch Partner in 10 weeks: Week 3
While the first two weeks were very eventful, hardly anything exciting happened in week 3. This may be partly due to the fact that Christian couldn’t go live until about 8 pm. Nevertheless, he managed to reach his goal of 400 followers this week. Therefore, Christian will be there for your again with new power at 8am next week.
The other numbers of this week are not very satisfying either. At prime times, only 20 viewers were watching the stream. However, a total of 22 people have subscribed to the channel which also shows its quality. The good thing is that we can analyze which effect significant deviations from the usual schedule can have.
There is the significantly lower number of viewers, which results in lower chat activity, i. e. less viewer interaction, fewer players and, of course, fewer new followers as the reach is very limited. For this reason, we will discuss quality characteristics in this article that can make your stream more successful on Twitch.
How to make my stream more successful Quality characteristics of a stream
First af all there are the already mentioned fixed streaming times (the so-called Streaming Schedule). Viewers like to get used to a fixed programme and if it is not available at the usual time, they look for alternatives.
Secondly, you should have a USP (Unique Selling Proposition) that distinguishes you from other streamers. In Christian’s case, it is the strong interaction with the community. Everyone can join in, learn and have fun. Especially the latter is important because a viewer who is not well entertained will not stay for long. Which brings us to the next important point: Interaction with the viewers.
Of course, not every streamer has to bring his viewers into the game (sometimes this isn’t even possible), but a strong interaction in the form of answers to questions, greetings and goodbyes is still very important. The viewers want to see themselves as part of the big picture. The days of anonymous television watching are long gone.
A last important quality characteristic is the professional appearance. This not only means positive behaviour (no cursing or insulting, etc.), but also an appealing styling of your channel. You can achieve this with a consistent design of overlay, panels and alert messages. All this and more can be found in our shop.
On the living example
Let’s take a look at the channel of own3d.tv and consider these quality features: It has the appealing design,strong viewer interactions as well as the unique selling proposition. Therefore, it is very likely that last week’s decline in viewer numbers can be associated with the irregular streaming schedule. Next week Christian will be there for you from 8:00am-4:00pm as usual. We will see if the loss of viewers can be compensated in this way or if the damage will be long-term.