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Facebook prize contest - Please tell me can I do this :

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by bassetbaby, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. bassetbaby

    bassetbaby Newbie

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    Hi. I know there are applications for Facebook that are made for contests and that its prohibited to make one without it, so these are my 2 questions :

    1. If I make contest on my company's site (not FB site), and tell the readers they can enter the contest if the put their comment on Facebook comment plug-in that is installed below, it that still against the rules?

    2. Once there was some sweet FB prize application that was just coming out so it was free to use in that period, but they started to charge heavily for that service. Any new free apps that can have question, answers and needed "like" to enter?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MariCDO

    MariCDO Newbie

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    Hey,

    1. It is against Facebook rules to use the features like you've described, even if it isn't on Facebook.
    iv. You must not use Facebook features or functionality as a promotion?s registration or entry mechanism. For example, the act of liking a Page or checking in to a Place cannot automatically register or enter a promotion participant.


    2. I would love to help more and to give you such an application, sadly, I don't know of one, and even worse, those ads are also breaking Facebook (very strict) guidelines if you need a like to enter (counts as using likes to register)

    Hope that helps :)

    P.s. I wanted to post a link for the guidelines but I can't - so search for Facebook Page Guidelines, it's under E. Promotions.
     
  3. Pilfer7

    Pilfer7 Regular Member

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    requiring a "like" cant enter them into contest but u can require a like to grant them access to the entry form, where they then enter the contest, check out http://www.shortstackapp.com/
     
  4. MariCDO

    MariCDO Newbie

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    Yeah, from what I understand of the guidelines, if you use the like button to show the contest entry form, but not to automatically register them, that does seem to comply with the written guidelines :)