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Twitch YouTube Compilations: How Twitch streamers exploit YouTube to grow huge audiences

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After trawling through BHW, I came across an interesting post. Reminiscent of my YouTube compilation monetization tutorial, I took notice and gave it a read.

Despite the post being particularly unreadable, there were some true nuggets in there. The poster spoke and gave examples of, methods that certain Twitch streamers were exploiting to explode their audiences.

And it was incredibly simple.

They made some stream content

Firstly, they were streaming. They’d already put on one or two streams. So there were saved broadcasts on their streams. And although this isn’t yet the gold, they’d started clipping the interesting parts, the funny clips, the clips that were watcher worthy.

These clips are the ticket to their success. But there’s an interesting, YouTube-based spin that they’d taken.

Interesting YouTube Secret Sauce

Now, if you’re an avid Twitch watcher or gamer, it’s probably quite likely that you’ve come across Twitch streamer compilations or gamer compilations that compile entertaining moments.

An example of a Twitch streamer compilation

These compilations, as I’ve discussed in a previous method, tend to find a lot of viewers. They’re fun videos to watch, they’re exciting, and maintain user retention throughout. And because of these pro-factors, they tend to rank high and “go viral” somewhat.

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The golden ticket to many of these smaller streamer’ successes, was them creating these Twitch compilations, and weaving in their own clips. On anonymous YouTube channels.

The earlier in the video they put their clips, the better. More people watch the start of videos.

In the description, they’d link to their Twitch channel.

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Note, this video was post minutes ago, but a channel that only posts other people’s clips from Twitch

An incredibly simple method, but powerful enough to explode your follower numbers.

Tackling Fair Use

Now, unlike my compilation monetization tutorial, the steamers weren’t monetizing the tutorial. Because the compilations are of lower quality and aren’t really transformative, instead they’d upload them without the monetization.

Making the compilations

The compilations are incredibly easy to make. Firstly, you need to get an editor and then you need to get some clips.

Camtasia (simple, but powerful video editor)

If you’re looking for a cheap, powerful, high-quality video editor, I’d suggest Camtasia. It requires no real deep understanding of video editing and uploads direct to YouTube in 60FPS.

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Camtasia is my go to video editor, give it a try for free

Grabbing clips

Downloading clips for use in the compilation is easy. Go to popular streamers’ Twitch streams, go to Videos, then Clips. And order by timespan.

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Twitch streamer clips

These are clips that have been created by the streamer’s chat. More views means they’re likely more entertaining.

Downloading clips

So say you’ve found the clip you’re looking for. You’ll need to download it so you can put it into your prospective compilation.

To do this, there’re various “downloaders” that you can use. Just google Twitch clip downloader.

Here’s one called Clipr.

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Clipr is a simple Twitch clip downloader

Literally copy in the clip URL, and paste it, then download the clip.

Boosting the videos for social proof

To really add fuel to the fire, once uploaded, these videos can then be boosted.

Using services available on InstantFans and SEOClerks, you can buy YouTube views, followers, likes and subscribers; boosting your videos will make them look more attractive, and attract watchers due to the perceived viewership.

InstantFans is great for botting views.

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Example of order form on InstantFans

SEOClerks is better for full-serviced organic packages. And is basically a marketplace for SEO experts and social-media markets to provide services.

I’d sign up to both, they’re both incredibly powerful resources.

Conclusion

Twitch streamers stream some content, clip the broadcast, download some clips, weave them into a compilation with other people Twitch streamers, post the compilations on YouTube and link to their channel.

  • To make the compilations you can use Camtasia because it’s easy to use and posts directly to YouTube; it’s free to try.
  • To boost the videos and make them go viral, you can use services like those offered on InstantFans and SEOClerks; both are incredibly well-priced.

Anyway, if you’ve any questions about what I’ve covered, feel free to ask in the comment section, and I’ll get back to you. And I wish you all the best in your endeavours.

Until next time,

Josh

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