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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 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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7 Ways to Grow Your Page and Get More Facebook Likes!

Here’s 7 simple steps to get into the habit of doing on a regular basis to grow your Page and get more Facebook likes! 1.  Page Design and Setup Your Page must be relevant and interesting to the person visiting it. Make a habit of changing your time...

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How to Create A Winning Facebook Contest in 5 Simple Steps!

Are you using Facebook Contests to grow your Facebook Page? If not, you should be!  They are one of the easiest ways to grow your Page. Here are my 5 simple Steps to get started with using Facebook Contests. Step 1 – Understand Facebook’s Promotional ...

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What Not To Do With your Next Facebook Contest!

It’s not often that I choke on my coffee, but today was a little different!  Whilst I was enjoying my morning coffee, I  landed on this contest, and started to giggle (not a good idea with a mouthful of coffee) as I don’t read Latin! My eye was t...

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Using Photo Contests to grow your Social Proof!

If you follow my Facebook Page “Fanpage Competitions” you’ll know that I am an advocate of Sweepstakes! Why?  Because they are super easy to setup and super easy for your Likers to enter.   Most only require you to enter your name and emai...

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