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Increase Engagement on Facebook with Post Planner’s New Contest Feature

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Posted 3rd November 2013 at 12:52 PM by joannebleiler

Run contests and promotions directly on your Facebook Business Page Timeline!

If you’re marketing your business on Facebook – listen up! Facebook Post Planner

Recent changes in Facebook Page Guidelines have made it easier for businesses to run Facebook contests and promotions directly on page timelines (prior to these changes, you needed to use a 3rd party app to run contests).

According to Facebook for business

We’ve updated our Pages Terms in order to make it easier for businesses of all sizes to create and administer promotions on Facebook. Here’s what Page administrators need to know:
We’ve removed the requirement that promotions on Facebook only be administered through apps.
Now, promotions may be administered on Page Timelines and in apps on Facebook.
For example, businesses can now:
Collect entries by having users post on the Page or comment/like a Page post
Collect entries by having users message the Page
Utilize likes as a voting mechanism
See Facebook Promotion Guidelines and Page Terms for details.

Running Facebook Contests directly on the Timeline has many advantages:

it’s incredibly easy to set up using Post Planner’s new Contest Feature
it produces fast results
it’s free to run
it’s mobile-friendly
Now you can ask your fans to enter your contest by performing one of the following actions:

click like
leave a comment
caption a photo
fill in the blank
submit a photo
answer a question
Here’s an example of a recent contest run by Shula’s Steak House ….

Increase engagement with Post Planner's new contest feature


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