Facebook Promotional Guidelines Explained

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Okay… so bloggers have gone back and forth – and have even gotten into a VERY heated discussion about what is allowed when it comes to Facebook and Blog Giveaways! Well, it is simple – Facebook wants to be sure we don’t use THEM as our entry system – which Adventures of 8 complies to.

To see a short video clip about the Guidelines, click HERE! This video is FROM FACEBOOK and makes it easier to understand!!!


This is pretty much what it says – 

You CAN condition an entry on someone taking an action. That means you can say, “Only people who have ‘Liked’ my page can enter.” But, you CANNOT use Facebook functionality as a way to enter your giveaway. That means you CAN’T say, “Like my page and be entered to win!”

WHAT IS FACEBOOK FUNCTIONALITY?

When they use this term, they mean anything that’s built in to Facebook – such as the Like button or commenting. If you use those as entry methods, it’s kind of like you’re using Facebook as an entry form. So, you have to use a separate entry form – Rafflecopter, Google Doc, Comment on blog – whatever you want. But using a button on Facebook cannot be the way that they get entered – they have to use YOUR entry form or method.

FINAL ANSWER

So, YES! You can have people “Like” your page as an entry method – as long as you have them do something other than that as the actual entry method. Using the “Like” button to enter – Not ok. Liking your page then filling out a form – That is ok! I hope that this helps clear up some of the confusion – Giveaways that include people “Liking” your page can be a great way to meet new faces on your Facebook page, so I hope that this clarification helps you to feel confident in adding it your entry forms again!

THANK YOU – SUnshine & sippy cups for making this clear for us!

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  1. Mom Blog
    Twitter: blogwithmom
    says:

    Thank you for taking the time to write such an informative post. This is the type of information I love to come across. I may need to direct a few people here in the future!

    Bobbie Anne

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