I wish you and the team would stop trying to push features like this. Instead of having a "boost" feature, why not work on a better way to make smaller content creators to be discovered?
Many have resulted in branching out to other social media and content creation platforms in order to funnel more viewers into twitch because of the over saturation of streams. Look at how addictive YouTube and Tik Tok are... Also look at how easy they are to just continuously browse and find new content. These are the things you should be focused on.
Honestly, Small streamers should be randomized on the "streamers you might like" section so everyone can get a little more outreach to new viewers. it should not be something that needs to be boosted.
Stop sorting your categories by number of views, randomize it. Keep your partners at the top, sure. there are only about 27,000 partners and wont overtake each gaming category.
Give clips it's own browsing page where potential viewers can browse clips by most popular, most recent, and give us the ability to add tags so that they can be targeted to a specific audience. An algorithm that will help people find clips that the individual might be interested in by targeting what they were searching.
Much more I can say, but let's just keep it at this for now.
Completely agree. I get that Twitch are trying to improve 'discoverability' on their platform (which is abysmal, particularly compared to others as mentioned above) but I'd also rather they work on something that legitimately promotes a stream, views, click through rate, etc...