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Video Contest   (User Entries or Page Admin Entries) 
Create Viral Video Contests where visitors can share their video entry for your fans to vote on!  Multiple options are available including options to limit votes to one time, once daily or setting a specific number of times a user can vote per contest. Select this option to begin creating a photo entry contest. YouTube and Vimeo videos are supported.


Creating the Video Contest App:


See to it that you're in the Manager section and then click the Add App button.


Then, scroll down the page until you reach the Contest Apps. Search for the Video Contest App and click the Add+ button.

NOTE: Canva is now integrated in TabSite to allow you to custom template images in your app! Use Canva's or create your own by clicking the Canva button. Read more here.

You will then be forwarded to the App Builder page. This section includes numerous sub-sections specifically Contest  Setup, Voting Options, Admin Entries, Live Contest, Layout Options, Rules, Privacy, Pre-Contest, Post-Contest, Security and Delete Entries.


The Contest Setup is the first sub-setting of App Builder.  You are asked to enter your preferred Contest title. This title is privately displayed and for internal use only.

You can adjust the start date and time of your contest, in addition to its end date and time. You must also keep in mind to regulate your present time zone from the drop-down menu given on the page.

Furthermore, you can add email submissions to users you would like to alert concerning the contest. Conversely, the Enable email check button enables you to obtain an email of each offered entry. It is suggested to uncheck this option if you don’t want your email to be flooded by thousands of entries entering in. Note: Legacy Gold users will need to make certain they have access to winners by making the Entry Form Fields and choosing the “Admin Display” checkbox. Premium app users will have access to participant details with the use of the Exporter link on the left in the TabSite Manager at all times.


Select the Entries toggle if you require to include your own entries for fans to vote on.  This allows you to load entries of your choice for the contest. Next, fans can vote on your entries, and they are not able to submit any entries themselves. You will then include entries under the “Entry Form” set-up area. You can add as many of your own entries as you select.  You will be able to select how you would prefer to exhibit the entries with the “Display entries by” checkbox. Choices encompass “most recent”, “votes” and “random”.

The checkbox called “Entries do not go live on page until page admin approves each” is offered at the Premium app level and receives entries to be tested by the TabSite Admin before it becomes live on the fan page.


The Voting Options section is the second sub-setting of the App Builder page. It enables you to designate the voting frequency of the app either “once per 24 hour period” or “once per contest/stage”. An additional option for the page lets you select how many votes per contest/stage. All you have to do is enter the amount you want.

There are 2 methods to adjust your voting manual; either by writing it into the text area or through your customized image (Set its position on the page and ensure it is 800 x 310 pixels).


The last selection is the Two-Stage Voting. This selection enables you to operate a general contest open for all to vote on and then to operate a finalist voting round to find out a final winner. Finalists would be determined by the amount of votes in the early stage one voting, and you can adjust the number of finalists for the stage two voting.

Simply tick the checkbox to allow this feature, then adjust the number of finalists you want to have in the last stage.  The text box that displays is the text that will be displayed at the top of the stage two voting page to notify users that these are the participants.

Under “Contest Setup”, you will adjust the dates for the beginning of stage one voting and the end of the contest in general; then, adjust the start date of stage two to fall amid the other two dates.


The Admin Entries is the third sub-setting of the App Builder page. Entries for your contest are included to this form. If you have chosen to “use only page admin entries”, this is where you generate entries for your contest.


The Live Contest sub-setting below the App Builder page has its own sub-sections; the Thank You Message and the Optional Form Response.


You are able to adjust your own Thank You Message for users who participated in the Live Contest. Simply click the check boxes of the portions you want to modify and add to your message. These are composed of the Text area, Image and Form.


The Optional Form Response is the second sub-section of Live Sweepstakes. It allows you to define the behavior of what contestants view after they have submitted to the Thank You Message the optional form. The settings on this page will be inactivated and have no effect if a Response URL is utilized for the “Thank You Message”, or there is no “Thank you Message” is defined.


The next sub-setting of the App Builder is the Layout Options.  You can select the Aspect ratio of your Layout Options from the drop-down menu provided on the page. Choices include 1920 x 1080 (HD), 640 x 480 and 1 to 1 (square). It has three sub-sections namely Display Options, Default Landing Page and Sharing Options.


The Display Options sub-section enables you to display your uploaded photo's features. It has two displaying options specifically Large View or Thumbnail which lets you to “Show title on”, “Show Vote button on”, “Show votes on” and “Show profile pic on”. The “Show profile pic on” exhibits the Facebook profile picture and name of the user and will link to their Facebook profile when they tick the checkbox.


Customize the Vote Icon and Share button by changing their default text, text color as well as button color. Additionally, you can activate the Thumbs up button for your vote icon.


The Default Landing Page has two options you can select; either to vote or to enter the contest. The “Vote” option enable users to see  the existing entries from your contest as the first tab while the “Enter contest” let users join your contest on the first tab.


Share your features to social media networks via the Sharing Options. It is advised to click the check boxes of all the social networks we provide to boost your sharing options.


When it comes to Rules and Privacy, just modify these features by substituting the default texts to your own version. 


See the "Rules"  instructions


In terms of the Pre-Contest sub-setting, just modify the texts in the Text area.


For the Image tab, simply upload an 810 x 300 pixel image 


Modify the labels you would like to utilize for your Countdown.


In relation to the Post-Contest sub-setting, just modify the default information in the Text area.


For the Image tab, simply upload an 810 x 300 pixel image 


Modify the Contest Winner text as well as the quantity of winners you want to reveal. This is helpful if you aim to feature numerous winners.  They will exhibit from left to right in sequence of most votes.


When it comes to the Security sub-setting, choose from the two selections you want to give focus on. These choices are Facebook account and IP address.

The Facebook account selection monitors distinct Facebook accounts and just enable contest entries and votes (per your voting options) from each Facebook account. There is a mini-selection for the Facebook account to “Allow only verified Facebook accounts”. For furthersecurity, you can allow this option so that only accounts that are verified can vote (This option does not affect restriction on entering the contest). The feature averts “vote-buying” from taking place by fake Facebook profiles that have been bought to vote for an entry. This does enforce that any account has undergone the Facebook’s verification procedure which necessitates inserting a mobile number to the account, receiving a message via text, and then entering this code to confirm.


In this section, you can effortlessly delete your entry form data.


Publish your tab to Facebook with the help of the Facebook Settings. It requires you to specify your fan page, name of your tab, logo (the recommended size is 111px by 74px) and an icon for your tab.

In the lower-right corner of the page is the "Create your own application". It exactly does what its name states and when you're already done doing your application, it requires you to enter your APP ID and App Secret to the blank fields beside these variables.


The Promotion Tools is the third one in the list. It has four sub-settings to be precise Social Sharing Options, Blog/Web Call-out Tool, Post Planning and Comment System.


Set the Social Sharing buttons for other social networks you want on the tab.  We recommend having them all to increase ease of sharing the contest! Customize the title and message in Facebook and Google + shares, and populate a recommended tweet.  This is all more opportunity to brand your company, so, try to be strategic in your title and description as well as the share image.


Generate added traffic by creating a promotional call-out using the Blog/Web Call-out Tool. All you have to do is upload a photo and it will then provide you an embed code. This code can be placed to your blog or website which, in turn, creates a call-out image. When this image is clicked by visitors, they will be directed to your tab on Facebook.


Want to schedule your posts to social networks and publish it at the same time? The Post Planning setting can do this job.  There are three scheduling services provided by the page, these are Hootsuite, Sendible and Buffer. However, before you click one of them, see to it that you save your page first. The generated URL for posting is in the form of a SMART URL since it is PC and mobile friendly. Online visitors will be forwarded to your created Facebook tab.


The Comment System sub-setting lets you manage your comments. Additional options will display below after checking the "Enable Comment System" box. These options comprise of "Allow visitors to sign-in to comment via", "Comment Notification Emails", the "Require Comment Approval" checkbox and the Manage Comments button.

The "Allow visitors to sign-in to comment via" option enables either Facebook or Form as the process you will utilize for posting a comment. To disable the capability to post new comments, just uncheck both options to lock the commenting procedure. Then again, you are able to select whose email addresses you would like to notify anytime a new comment is published using the "Comment Notification Emails" option. The "Require Comment Approval" checkbox as well as the Manage Comments button don't need additional justifications for their intention are already specified in their texts.                       


There is also a setting called Gates where it serves as checking tool for users visiting the fan page. 

Form Gate is a simple form that users must complete and submit in order to access your app content.  


The Advanced setting is the fifth one on the list. You can upload an 810 x 75 pixels header image for your app in this section. Your link color, text color and background color can also be customized in this section. The setting has already provided the default styles for customizing the CSS associated with your app.


Another feature to help you with marketing is to implement remarketing pixels!  We have a Pixel Tracking code area for Facebook and/ or Google Ads.  By installing the pixel code from those services, you are then able to target visitors to your promotion back on that service with ads.  Simply paste the pixel tracking code that they provide.


The Language settings encompass three sections specifically General, Comment System and Default Text.


The General sub-setting is composed of two drop-down menus namely "Like button language" and "Tweet button language" which contains a large selection of languages. You can choose your desired language to show in your app's Like and Tweet buttons. When it comes to your Share button, simply customize the default text in the field beside it.


The Comment System sub-setting of the Language section has 2 parts; the Language Settings and Errors. Customize the default input information written on the fields of the variables. 


Just modify the default texts sitting on the page through replacing them with your desired input information to its sub-sections. These sub-sections comprise of Entry Form, Live Contest and Post-Contest.


The Mobile section has two Global Options: "Render desktop version on mobile" and "Use like gate on mobile devices". The first option lets mobile users gain access the app's content in a mobile-friendly alternate version while the second option displays the similar information in the form of a Like Gate image on mobile devices: A piece of reminder: Not all apps work with Mobile Difference. 

It also has the additional options such as “Vote Instructions”, “Pre-Contest” and “Post-Contest”. Simply upload a matching image to each of these sections (abide by the suggested image dimension) and designate its alignment.


The Analytics page is the last one in the settings list. It has graphs representing the different traffic sources such as Overview, Facebook Views, Mobile Views, Microsite Views, Shares, Likes, Entries, Entry Views, Votes, Friendshares, Export Form Data and Delete Entries. 


Overview graph


Here, you can see the type of graphs on the sections of Facebook Views, Mobile Views and Microsite Views


This is how you'll view the amount of Shares, Likes, Entries, Entry Views, Votes, Friendshares, Export Form Data and Delete Entries of your app


Landing Pages are a powerful feature allowing you to create lead capture pages using any app. 

Create your own landing page directory name for your use on any landing pages.  You create a name specific to your business such as https://tabsite.com/mybusiness/summerpromo(where "mybusiness" is your business name and the landing page is "summerpromo".) 

Landing pages are the perfect area to drive traffic to in order to create more leads.  Any app can have a Landing Page.  

You may also change the title and header font color. 


We give you the option to place the Pixel Tracking code for Facebook Ad's and/or Google Ad's on your landing page.  This allows you to retarget/remarket to visitors via ads on those services.  

In addition, we also offer CSS control for advanced styling of your Landing page as well to use if desired.


The "Integrations" area offers options for connecting forms to other services like  Mailchimp, Infusionsoft, AWeber and Sendy.

See full details on the Mailchimp integrations here with steps for setup so that your form data is automatically added to your service provider.

See full details on the Infusionsoft  integrations here

See full details on the AWeber integrations here



If you have already finished doing all the necessary adjustments with the settings, just click the green "Save" button situated at the bottom-right part of the page.


After clicking the green button, you will then be forwarded to the My Apps page. This is the area where you'll see all the apps you created. In here, you can create another app, test it and finally, publish it in accordance with the features of your Plan.

Click "Publish" to publish your app and undergo the details of putting it to Facebook or a website.