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No More Facebook Like Gating aka Fangating, Banned!

As at 5th November 2014 – Facebook will remove the feature to “Like Gate also known as Fangate”  ie. force someone to Like your Page before engaging with your App.  This new change will not only affect our Fanpage Competitions Apps,...

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Facebook Contests: Where Prize Counts – Day 4 How to Run a Successful Facebook Contest

I cannot count the times I hear so called “social media experts” telling clients to give away an Ipad … but the fact is … they only attract people who want to win an Ipad.  An Ipad is perfect if you are in the business of selling t...

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Facebook Contests: Creating a Plan for your next Facebook Contest – Day 3

Welcome back to Day 3 of  “How to Create a Successful Facebook Contest”.  Today we’re covering the importance of having a Plan.  I like to allow at least 7 days to create my contests (really does depend on the type of contest y...

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Facebook Contests: Promotional Guidelines & Rules for your Facebook Contest – Day 2

Who would have thought a bit of planning can make all the difference to your Facebook Contest being a success … or a flop!  Before getting started, drop on over to Facebook and read their Promotional Guidelines.  Lucky for us there is only 4 of...

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Facebook Contests: How to Run a Successful Facebook Contest – Day 1

Let’s face it, we all get excited when it comes to “marketing” our business. You find a great idea, someone shares something with you and before you know it, you have decided to bite the bullet and get started. This happens all the time with ...

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Facebook Timeline Contests – Putting Page Owners in FB Jail!

Recently Facebook sent its community into a spin by changing the Promotional Guidelines (aka the Rules set out for running Contests in Facebook). The following day, Facebook Page Owners went crazy! Contests were popping up on Timelines everywhere!  Despit...

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Facebook makes it easier to run Contests, Sweepstakes and Giveaways

Breaking news:   August 28th, 2013, Facebook threw the entire community into a spin by changing the Promotional Guidelines. I was just about to step on stage and speak to 120 people about “Using Social Media to increase your Sales” ...

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Want to run a Facebook Ad but don’t know how?

Facebook is constantly rolling out new changes and their Ads Platform is no different!  In a recent webinar a team member from Facebook Australia shared what they call their “Light Weight Features” to help with running Ads from your Facebook Page. 1.&...

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How to Create a Story Arc for your next Social Media Campaign

Think back to your favorite book, we all have one! It has a beginning, middle, a climax and an ending! Depending upon the story, it made you; laugh, cry, or do something you haven’t done in a long time!   A great story is designed to trigger an emo...

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7 Free Tools to use on your Facebook Business Page

The biggest concern my clients have is keeping their Facebook Pages fresh and relevant for their audience!  Today I wanted to share 7 of my favorite tools that you can start using today. Let’s start with a tool to analyze your Facebook Business Page...

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