Ryan ‘Fwiz’ Wyatt provided clarification regarding YouTubers receiving copyright strikes for directly promoting their Twitch channels.
With the gaming entertainment industry growing on what seems like a daily basis, everyone is attempting to get in on the action by creating content and posting it online.
Some of the top content creators have been able to develop incredibly lavish careers from their time in the industry, with ad revenue, sponsor deals, and a collection of other opportunities opening up for them.
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While many began with a career in uploading to YouTube, however, the rise of live streaming saw various creators move over to Twitch, yet still had a presence on the video platform.
After various YouTubers started to receive strikes, Fwiz clarified that if “the main/sole purpose of the content is to drive people off YouTube & onto another site, it will likely violate [YouTube’s] spam policies.”
if the main/sole purpose of the content is to drive people off YouTube & onto another site, it will likely violate our spam policies (no audio/video or other info just a link to another site). I encourage you to make a video & audio, not just a text video & text URL linking out.
— Ryan Wyatt (@Fwiz) June 19, 2018
Fwiz recommends that YouTubers should create a full upload with audio and video, rather than just text and a URL linking to their Twitch channel.
More information on YouTube’s guidelines can be found on their official community website.