For a number of years Facebook have had a rule that business pages must use a third party app to administer contests, giveaways and promotions. Not everyone played by the rules…some pages got banned, some got away with it, however now it seems some of these “previously illegal” contests are legal.
Times they are a-changing!
It used to be that any contest ran on your timeline (aka Facebook page wall) was in breech of Facebook terms and conditions – now that has changed an some contests are perfectly legal!
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Sweekpstakes, contests, competitions and giveaways have been hugely popular on Facebook since business pages were first introduced…actually they’d been used waaaay before this on personal profiles, but hey – we al know that is 100% against the Facebook terms and conditions so we’ll not even go there!
Facebook timeline contests are sweepstakes, contests, giveaways and competitions that are operated within your timeline. Not using an external Facebook app.
In a timeline contest you could ask someone to like or comment on a post as a method of entry or to leave a message on your page.
You can operate a timeline contest completely free and without the need for any external assistance….sort of!
It’s not quite a free-for-all….there are still some rules to play by and some obstacles to overcome…
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