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StreamShark Company Updates

It has been an incredible four years here at StreamShark. We have worked with thousands of streamers and created a team we are super proud of. More importantly, we have developed excellent relationships with many content creators out there. After some reflection on the past years, we realised that it has not been perfect. There are many areas that we wish to improve in regards to our service. We are going to be making some …

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Gear To Improve Your Stream

Gaming is a serious business. It has become a worldwide phenomenon encapsulating the imaginations and emphasising the impossible for approximately 2.2 billion people worldwide. To put that number into perspective, there are only about 7.6 billion people on the planet, so gamers, with varying levels of experience and enthusiasm make up a significant portion of our world population. If you are an avid gamer looking to take your streaming experience and enjoyment of gaming to …

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How Many Emotes Can I Upload To Twitch?

Twitch have a history of moving the goalposts when it comes to how many emotes streamers can upload. At the moment affiliates have more emote slots than ever before.  The rules and allowances are a little confusing though so let’s try and break it down as quickly and as simple as possible. Affiliates can have a maximum of 7 emotes. Out of the 7 slots, 3 are automatically granted for affiliate status. An emote for …

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5 Mistakes That New Streamers Make

5 Mistakes That New Streamers Make

It is super difficult to grow your stream, so avoiding the clear mistakes we are about to list below will increase your chances of making it as a full time streamer! SENDING AUTOMATED DIRECT MESSAGES Sending people automatic direct messages on twitter and instagram saying “follow my stream and come say hello” is an absolute mistake. This creates a super unprofessional first impression to people and let’s face it, no one clicks the link. More …

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Custom Made Stream Graphics vs Premade Stream Graphics

Custom vs Premade

We get a lot of people asking us why we do not create premade stream graphics. I will go over our reasons for that below.  Custom made branding is a super valuable element to your channel and is becoming even more important with more streamers signing up to Twitch and Mixer every day. You need a way to stand apart from the crowd that is obvious to the viewer within a few minutes of them …

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4 Stream Layout Tips

Use a subscribe panel. Yes, viewers can see the button above your stream window but having a subscribe panel below is an extra reminder that they can subscribe and it is also a great place to list what benefits they get from subbing. You can write a list of the perks you offer along with a preview of the emotes or sub badges. Keep the overlay small. Stream overlays are important but not as important …

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