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Game Sense for Youtubers FAQ

If you have comments or concerns about anything, you can contact Game Sense (Game Sense account not required to contact us).

What sites are supported?

We currently support Youtube, vid.me, and Twitch (videos, not streams). More sites can be added on request as long as you can embed their videos on other pages.

You can link your YouTube, vid.me, or Twitch accounts and select your videos directly from Game Sense when you post.

But I want to post videos that aren't reviews.

It doesn't matter. Game Sense posts allow you to post based on specific topics or categories covering things like graphics, gameplay, etc. You can also post videos of let's plays, glitches, etc.

Posting your videos on Game Sense turns them into something that functions just like a review, even if your video is not a review. This gives your videos weight in changing a game's score. It also provides a huge value to gamers.

Gamers who are looking for more information about a game on Game Sense will see your video, and it will help them figure out if the game is good or not. Posting your videos elsewhere on the internet doesn't usually give your videos this benefit.

By turning your videos into reviews, you add a lot of value to your videos for gamers. Instead of people seeking random gameplay videos, they instead come to Game Sense to learn more about a game, and see your videos and use it to make a fair judgement. This will earn your quality views from people who will see more of your videos on Game Sense.

If you would like to see a Post Topic for videos added, please contact us and we will see about having it added.

How many videos can I post?

You can post all of your videos as long as they fit into a review category. We recommend not posting a video more than once an hour. A good strategy is to post videos every day.

Overall, we don't have any limits to how many videos you can post. We only ask that for now you are reasonable and don't enter spam territory by adding tens of videos in an hour.

What games should my videos be about?

Game Sense is an open platform, we understand that there's a ton of great games out there people have not played. Because of this, we encourage you to review all sorts of games. We're looking for AAA, AA, indie, retro, and niche game reviews. The only reviews that aren't allowed are for adult and hentai games.

How do I get started?

All you need is to Join or Log In. You can then start writing reviews from the "Reviews" menu.

I usually stream and don't make videos, how can I work with Game Sense?

We recommend going back to your streams and creating a highlight that fits into a category for a review. And then, take your highlight clip and post it as a review to Game Sense.

You should use the same Game Sense name as your channel. This makes it clear that you're the creator of the video, and it also raises awareness of your channel and name. You should create an overlay or an intro that advertises your channel in the review as well. It's recommended that you keep the introduction, if you use one, under 3 seconds. That's enough time for a viewer to recognize the channel without it getting into the way of the content. Viewers will be more fond of your channel if you deliver good content first and foremost.

Your channel should also be put in the "disclaimers" part of your profile to make it absolutely clear that you are the owner of the channel. You should link your channel in your profile as well. If there is a streaming service that's missing, please contact us and we can add it to profiles for you.

This is a very good way to engage with gamers directly. One of the most powerful and effective ways to grow anything online is to ensure you have quality content first. You can start using Game Sense and showing gamers that you are knowledgable about games and have good taste. And that will drive people to your channel.

How can I tailor my videos to Game Sense?

Videos will be viewed more if they are short, around a minute to ten minutes long. They should focus on one specific characteristic of a game that's listed as a review category. For example, if you want to focus on a game's graphics and like or dislike them, create a video focusing on the graphics and leave it at the graphics. The most important take away is that you should keep it short and focused on a specific category.

How should I write the Game Sense review that goes with my video?

You need to explain what the video is about. The review should explain what's going on the video, at least briefly. It should be at a point where gamers reading the review can understand what's being reviewed about the game, but they still want to watch the video. You are encouraged to persuade gamers to watch your video, but the primary focus of your review should be about what you're reviewing.

How can I adapt longer videos (like Let's Plays) to the Game Sense format?

It's recommended that you go back through your longer videos and find the highlights that fit a specific review category or highlight something good or bad about the game. An ideal video length is only a few minutes long. So it's best to take your longer videos, cut them up a bit, and create a sort of highlight reel for Game Sense. It should also help your channel grow as people are more likely to watch shorter videos. Check out some research on what the best length of a video is. Normally, it's around 4 minutes in length. Creating a highlight reel from your videos should help you gain more followers, specially if you post them on Game Sense.

I like to make videos and I don't see a proper category on Game Sense for it.

Contact us and we will consider adding it as a category.

How long does it take for results?

Building a channel is not easy. Gaining traction in social media is not easy. But we are here to help you through the long and difficult task of growing your channel by working to help you out with promoting your channel. We want to help expose your quality video game videos to as many gamers as possible. But these things take time. You will only see results if you are presistant and continue to post your videos.

Game Sense is constantly growing, and you can grow with us. Being consistent with posting your videos in Game Sense reviews will help get more views, but more importantly build recognition for your channel by making sure gamers see your channel often. You should be focusing on making great videos and less on promoting your channel, and that's what Game Sense is here for.

How do I monitor my growth?

You can see your total impressions in the welcome/review center. Impressions count when your videos show up on any page, including the review, a game's list of reviews, playlists, etc. Basically, if someone has the chance to view your video, you'll earn an impression for it.

Help, my impressions aren't turning into views.

You may notice your impressions are not translating into views. This means you are not writing Game Sense reviews that are generating enough interest for gamers to want to watch the review. You should encourage them to watch your video by explaining the content of the video enough to give them an idea, but still provide a reason to watch the video. Another very good strategy is to ask questions in your review that get answered in your videos.

It may be enticing to write a short review, but gamers are more likely to watch your video if you write a longer, thought out, and interesting review with your video. Longer, well written reviews will also raise your rank and user level much faster, which will give your reviews more impact on scores.

Joining Game Sense and promoting your channel with reviews is free. Posting your videos on Game Sense gives you a big advantage, because your videos will show up when people are looking for information about a game. They can fitler reviews based on category, so gamers looking for things like good reviews, glitches, etc can filter them easily. Your videos also go toward the game's score and Score Completion, so your videos become an important part of determining a game's score.

We've been impressed with how passionate and dedicated smaller gaming channels can be, and we're looking to help you bring that dedication to more gamers.