Contest/Giveaway For Likes?

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So, I'm running a contest on my Facebook page here.

I'm giving away a free, brand new iPod Shuffle 2GB in any color.

All people have to do to enter is Like the page and share a post.

The winner will be announced on December 1st (just in time for XMAS).


My question is this...

Has anyone had good results for something like this in the past?

I plan on doing regular contests and mainly want to build up my fanbase.

My actual site is only getting around 40-60 uniques a day right now...

But has only been up for 2 weeks and went from 20M on Alexa...

To around 3M....Any tips?
#contest or giveaway #likes
  • Profile picture of the author brutecky
    Well if you mean getting banned from Facebook as 'good results' then Im sure lots of people have. You can not require people to share a post in order to enter a post contest.
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    • Profile picture of the author Fantastic
      Originally Posted by brutecky View Post

      Well if you mean getting banned from Facebook as 'good results' then Im sure lots of people have. You can not require people to share a post in order to enter a post contest.

      Why can't I?


      I see tons of established pages (big companies) that do it all the time?


      Can you point me to somewhere in the 'rules' that specify this?


      Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author ReferralCandy
      Originally Posted by brutecky View Post

      Well if you mean getting banned from Facebook as 'good results' then Im sure lots of people have. You can not require people to share a post in order to enter a post contest.
      It's technically forbidden, but not very well-enforced. Facebook actually recently relaxed their rules to allow likes contests.
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  • Profile picture of the author massarogi
    I would follow this guide when running your promotion: The Advanced Guide To Sweepstakes (I put it together)
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  • Profile picture of the author deborahdawui
    I would rather you up your reach with FB ads. You can quickly get fans using FB ads, and the best thing is that you can target the fans to get only those that are interested in your niche.
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    • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
      Originally Posted by deborahdawui View Post

      I would rather you up your reach with FB ads. You can quickly get fans using FB ads, and the best thing is that you can target the fans to get only those that are interested in your niche.
      Agreed. The targeting makes buying ads on Facebook worth while.
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  • Profile picture of the author greenharbor
    Be careful when running facebook promotions and giveaways, it does not necessarily mean you will get more traction, but rather lose out on products you are giving away. Grow a little bit more before doing this.
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