Saturday, May 26, 2012

New Rules for Running Contests/Give Aways On Facebook

I am been MIA lately due to hubby not feeling well. Hopefully things will calm down now and I can catch up on some blogging.

Most of us have used Facebook Giveaways or Contests to get more "likes" to our pages. I did one last year for my Shetland pony forum and it worked fabulously. So I was getting ready to do another one for my crochet fan page and luckily I stumbled upon an article about the changes at Facebook for contests and give away's.

You can no longer ask people to "like" your page to enter a contest. In fact you cannot ask them to do anything that involves a Facebook tool or option.

Click here for the actual Facebook page with the new guidelines on contests and giveaway's. 

You can't even notify contest winners via Facebook or you will be in violation. 

You also must use the approved Facebook apps to run a contest or giveaway. Ughh. It used to be so easy! I am sure Facebook had some lawsuits over contests thus the new rules. Someone always has to ruin everything!

I am honestly happy I found out as many are having their Facebook pages shut down for non compliance.

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