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Facebook Competition Rules

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Facebook Competition Rules

Facebook Competition Rules, Like and ShareThere still seems to be confusion from Companies as to the Facebook Competition Rules, so I though I would write you a quick blog to remind you of the do’s and dont’s!

Facebook Competition Rules – Like and Share

Like and Share competitions are, and have always been, contrary to Facebook’s terms and Conditions.  If you run Like and Share competitions you run the risk of having your page taken down!  I have seen this happen to so many pages! I don’t know of any who have been warned about breaking the terms and conditions, their pages have just been deleted.

But Everyone Else Does it

This is the argument I hear day in and day out. People think that they can get away with it ….. you may for a period of time, until Facebook purge, and then, hey presto your page will be gone

So what are the rules?

Facebook Competition Rules

This is the offical wording from Facebook:-


Communicating a promotion

So what this actually means to you ….
Facebook Competition Rules, SharingDO NOT ASK PEOPLE TO SHARE TO ENTER A COMPETITIONFacebook Competition Rules, don't ask to share
Facebook Competition Rules, TaggingDO NOT ASK PEOPLE TO TAG YOUR FRIENDS TO ENTERFacebook Competition Rules, don't ask people to tag
You can however ask people to like your post.
Why not suggest to them that they share with their friends, because if they win, they might share with you!
Try running a competition for a meal for 2 and say to enter simply like this post and tell us who would you bring with you?
You’re not asking people to tag their friends, just say who they would bring if they won. Therefore, not a requirement of entry to tag! (yet people will still do so).

About the Author Amanda Dixon

Amanda Dixon is an Award Winning Social Media Consultant and has been working with North East businesses for over 7 years, She has trained over 2000 businesses in the use of Social Media for business, through 121 training sessions, hands-on workshops, bespoke in-house training and seminars. For 6 years Amanda ran a Social Media Management Agency and in 2016 changed direction and launched North East Social Media Ltd to concentrate on the education side of Social Media. Teaching North East Businesses how to use Social Media with the maximum effect North East Social Media Ltd believe that Social Media is far more effective when created and managed in-house, that way the posts are more current, images more creative, more fun and spontaneous.

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