If you notice a stream with unusual follower and viewer counts, compare their chat volume to their viewer count, or check their social media accounts, you might have found a view bot.
If you want to know if a stream is being watched by bots on Twitch, there is no easy way to do it. There is no software you can download or a website you can check. Basically, you can follow these steps.
The channel can be reported to Twitch if you believe it contains bots. However, you must not abuse your ability to report channels to Twitch. Report channels only if you are 90% sure that some of their viewers are bots. You will be banned by Twitch if you attempt to get a channel banned unjustly.
See if your follower and viewer counts seem unusual.
You can tell whether a stream is view-botting by checking its followers or viewers. If a channel suddenly gains viewers, you should investigate the reasons for it.
To attract viewers, channels often buy twitch stream chatters at a certain time of day to make it appear popular.
There is a spike in the number of views in this case and the channel buys a few at a time before there is a stoppage in traffic.
More viewers than followers.
The launch date of a channel should be checked as well as the speed at which it has grown. Sudden surges in viewership can point to the purchase of bots. When a channel has many viewers but few followers, this could indicate that the channel was recently created.
When a stream has more than 10,000 concurrent views, it should have over 1000 followers. If there are more than 10,000 concurrent views but only 5-10 followers, something is wrong.
Bots are more likely to be found on small channels.
Chat is lacking in comments
Channels with little chatter are typically views-botted. In particular, new channels with few subscribers do not have much chatter.
View-botting can be detected when there are a lot of viewers and a quiet chat box. Chat on Twitch will be eerily quiet when a lot of bots are watching.
There should be many comments coming in every second if thousands of viewers watch the stream. More than you can ever read at the same time. However, there are websites where you can buy Twitch viewers with chat capabilities.
Unusual chat messages.
A look at the chat messages posted by view-bots will reveal that they are unnaturally written and often quite difficult to read.
A number of bot comments are repetitive, garbled, nonsensical, or have no relation to the current situation.
Does the streamer provide good quality?
In the past few years, I’ve discovered a really simple way to tell if a streamer with a lot of views is using bots. Look at the streamer’s quality. Can she hold 1000 viewers’ attention? Does she possess the charisma that many top streamers possess? Each of the 4000 people watching a streamer silently hunched over his controller was likely watching him play a video game.
Check the streamer’s social accounts.
Streamers generally promote themselves on social media by building a large following, whether it’s a Twitch stream or a new iPhone case. Generally, social media is a good way to promote your products. Streamers with a few thousand viewers and no followers on Facebook or Twitter have a good chance that all those views are fake.
The best way to detect fake bots is to check accounts on social media. However, this may not always be possible.