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Grow your Facebook page – Try a Facebook Photo Contest for 14 Days Free


TabSite offers full featured Photo Contest App for Facebook Pages.

The TabSite Photo Contest for Facebook Page tabs allows Page Admins to easily create photo contests where fans can submit entries and vote on Photo uploads.  The Contest app in TabSite comes with a full suite of tools to allow extensive customization for any brand.

For quick and easy promotions post promotions, we offer, Timeline Contest App for Promotions in the News Feed.

Contest Option Quick Overview:

  • Fans submit photos
  • Page adds photos for fans to vote on
  • 2 Stage contest options for initial round and then finalist round of voting
  • Page Admins can opt to approve entries before they go live
  • Set start/end dates, add pre-contest and post-contest details
  • Create a custom form for entry lead capture
  • and more!

Contests are included with the TabSite Gold, Platinum, and Social Media Agency Enterprise plans.

Contest App for Facebook Pages

The TabSite Contest app is a affordable way for businesses to socially engage their community on their Facebook Page.  Facebook Reach is increased as fans enter and then reach out to their friends for votes.  TabSite contests include advanced Friend Sharing tools enabling fans to share their entry directly to a friend to ask for votes.

The Platinum plan offers advanced tools including ability to approve entries before they go live, export all entries, review votes, run 2 stage contests and more.

TabSite Photo Contests are accessible by mobile users!  Using the Smart URL we provide, any user clicking on this link on a mobile, tablet, or desktop/notebook computer can submit a photo for entry.  More information on how the mobile option works >>


Each entry or vote has social sharing options such as Facebook’s Like, Send, and Comments, and there are additional social sharing tools including “Tweet” and Google’s “+1” that are integrated, empowering those entering and voting to share and virally extend the reach across the web.

Users can also add a Like Gate to the Contest tab to enable fan gating.  Any Contest can be run for up to 120 days at a time on Facebook.  As noted, Photo contests using the Smart URL are accessible to mobile, tablet, and Desktop/Notebook users.


TabSite is offering a FREE 14 day trial for all new users (or existing users on a new fan page). This includes all the Photo Contest tools.  Select the Platinum Plan 14 Day Free Trial

View the complete Contest setup guide on the TabSite Help Desk Area.  TabSite contests are Facebook Promotion Policy compliant when implemented according to TabSite instructions.

Sign-up for your FREE TRIAL of Contests now!

Contests for Facebook Pages has never been easier!



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Timeline Contest App for Promotions in the News Feed

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Run a Successful Facebook Photo Contest – WEBINAR

Facebook Marketing Webinar Event – Friday, June 28

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Why a contest? Because it’s all about “engagement” on Facebook! The more your Facebook community engages, the more opportunity your business has to reach them and their friends.

A Facebook Photo Contest can boost engagement, reach, and activity on your fan page.  It’s a way to invigorate fan activity and reach new people. Interested in how to successfully run a Contest?  Join me June 28 for a in-depth look at Photo Contests for Facebook. This webinar will dive into the details so that Page Managers can setup and run a successful Photo Contest on Facebook. REGISTER NOW on FACEBOOK.



Come away with direct information on:

  • Setup of a Contest Photo App for Facebook
  • Best practices for Promoting the Facebook Page Contest
  • Tips for Posting and Sharing on additonal Social Networks
  • Specific checklist on how to maximize communication about the promotion before, during, and after the event

Facebook Photo ContestIncluded in the webinar will be a Question and Answer time for any of your Facebook Marketing questions! BONUS: One attendee will be randomly chosen to win a Free for Life TabSite Gold Plan, a $190/year value.


  • WHEN:  Friday, June 28 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT (9 a.m. PDT / 5 p.m. London)
  • COST: Free
  • VENUE: Online via GotoWebinar
  • TYPE: Live demo, examples, and key takeaway points
  • PRESENTER: Mike Gingerich, TabSite Co-founder

All registrants will be emailed a video replay link of the live event after the webinar.  Register today!



3 Contests that Break Facebook’s Rules – How Not to Put your Promotion at Risk

Contests and promotions are fun!

facebook-promo-policy-play-within-rulesPeople love opportunities to win and social networking sites like Facebook provide a great way for businesses to connect with their fans and related community.  Contests, special offers, and promotions enable companies to “socialize” with current and potential customers, providing a means of fun, building loyalty, and a method to reach new people, all of which can contribute to business growth.

[UPDATE Sept. 2013 – Facebook changes contest rules and YOU CAN run contests in the News Feed.  See information and see tools by TabSite to help you with Timeline Contests in News Feed.]

The key, however, is to make sure your promotion “plays within the rules” that Facebook has set so that your Facebook Page is never at risk of being shut-down by Facebook.

Often times on this blog we write about what “YOU NEED TO DO” to comply with Facebook’s promotion policy but in this post we’ll show you the flip-side of what “NOT TO DO“.

Our intent is to continue to educate our community so that your business or organization can navigate the social waters and use interactive and engaging tools like contests with full confidence that your safe and abiding by Facebook policy so there is no fear of your page being shutdown.

3 Contest Promotions That Break Facebook’s Rules

Example #1:  “Like” and “Share” to Enter Promotion No No

contest-offer-news-feedAt left is a promotion that was run on Facebook that violates a number of Facebook’s Promotion Policies and which means the page could be shutdown or removed at any time.

  • The promotion is not being hosted within a App on Facebook (Page App or Canvas App)
  • It does not have a separate entry mechanism but is using the standard News Feed functions of Like and Share per post as the entry method.
  • We could name more but we’ll get to some of those additional reasons below.

Example of No No #2:  Caption Contest in the News Feed


This is a real example of a “caption contest” that was run in the Facebook News Feed.  This form of contest is against Facebook Promotion Policy for a number of reasons including:

  • It is not being run in the News Feed and not hosted within a App on Facebook (Page App or Canvas App)
  • There is no “release of Facebook” option for participants to agree to
  • There is no disclaimer that the promotion is in no way sponsored by, endorsed, or administered by Facebook.

Example 3 No No:  News Feed Winner Announcement

contest-announce-on-fbThis is another example of “what not to do.”  This page is breaking Facebook Promotion Policy by:

  • Entering is based solely on “Liking” the page in the News Feed.
  • Announcing the winner and soliciting winner action on the Page News Feed.
  • Like the others before, there was no “release of Facebook” option for participants to agree to
  • No 3rd Party App was used to host the contest on the Page.

How could you run something similar to the above but that meets Facebook Policy?

Boost-box-light-blueGlad you asked!

First thing you need is a tab or canvas app for your page.  This is what providers like us offer you!  Then you can use one of our specific Engagement Apps with a Like Gate active on the tab.  This requires visitors to Like the Page, which is within Facebook policy since all these functions take place on a tab app.

Then, depending on the app selected, you can have users enter their name and e-mail to enter, or have them submit a photo for a photo contest where visitors vote on the best one, etc.  There are loads of options.  Below is a recent Facebook Sweepstakes by Linksys and also a Photo Contest with fan voting by a shopping center.




Read the full Facebook Promotion Policy here.  The key points include:

  •  Promotions on Facebook must be administered within Apps on Facebook.com, either on a Canvas Page or a Page App.

Promotions on Facebook must include the following:

        • A complete release of Facebook by each entrant or participant.
  • Acknowledgment that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
  • Disclosure that the participant is providing information to [disclose recipient(s) of information] and not to Facebook.
  • You must not condition registration or entry upon the user taking any action using any Facebook features or functionality other than liking a Page, checking in to a Place, or connecting to your app. For example, you must not condition registration or entry upon the user liking a Wall post, or commenting or uploading a photo on a Wall.
  • 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.
  • You must not use Facebook features or functionality, such as the Like button, as a voting mechanism for a promotion.
  • You must not notify winners through Facebook, such as through Facebook messages, chat, or posts on profiles (timelines) or Pages.

Want to keep it simple and use tools that enable your Page to run a contest that meets all Facebook Page promotion policies?  Use TabSite.