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11 Ways to Boost Facebook Engagement for Small Businesses

11 Ways to Boost Facebook Engagement for Small Businesses | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Are you looking for better ways to engage your fans? In this article you'll find 11 ways small businesses can improve Facebook engagement.
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Some great ways to engage your Facebook audiences from the excellent @AndreaVahl - love the Facebook party! . . .

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Keith Ramsay's curator insight, April 29, 2015 6:06 AM

Mostly tried and tested strategies, but many small businesses owners will be thinking "how the hell am I going to fit in a puppy reference into my Facebook post again today?"

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Facebook is demolishing the like gate - Inside Facebook

Facebook is demolishing the like gate - Inside Facebook | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook announced recently that it will end the process known as the like gate, where users would have to like a page to enter a contest or receive more points in a game.
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Facebook have gone all Miley Cyrus and are breaking down your Like-gates with their wrecking ball. From November 5 you can no longer force people to like your page via contests, polls etc. Get the low-down on the new rules here . . .

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Jon Dewar's curator insight, August 20, 2014 8:40 AM

#jdc #jdsmc

Russell Iles's curator insight, August 23, 2014 8:59 PM

This will be a bummer for businesses, but I can see why Facebook would take this step

Aaron Curtis's curator insight, September 7, 2014 10:42 PM

Facebook :  Social Media's version of a Wrecking Ball.

Ever since the launch of Facebook, the social powerhouse website has destroyed barriers of all kinds. 

This clipping is bang on in regards to the "LIKE" gate. My view would be the same as the majority of others that have posted their reviews: I agree 100% in destroying that feature. 

When a company sends out their promotions through any social media site, they would be looking for an honest response, not some half whit "LIKE" just for someone else to advance on a game or gain a prize. 

This article shows that the companies want to be recognized for their hard work, not just because their an ad on a mass website. The organizations want a real response, not a forced like. So I say its time to " unleash the Kracken " and let Facebook wipe away all the strings holding back those app developers and have a less cluttered website. 

We want real feedback, not automated feedback.

 

Where are all the real people? If you find one, please share with us your thoughts 

 

 

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Facebook contest ideas: the word of mouth campaigns you must see!

Facebook contest ideas: the word of mouth campaigns you must see! | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Our friend and contributor Marcus Ho defines Facebook app campaigns as "word of mouth contests". In his recent article 5 effective ways to
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If you're looking to run a Facebook contest that  customers buy into, here are some really good examples.

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Allison Lloyd's curator insight, October 13, 2014 5:41 PM

“Facebook contest ideas: the word of mouth campaigns you must see!” an article posted by Alexandra Erman explains 4 different types of interactive campaigns used on facebook.com. The first is a fan vote.  It gets users involved, and encourages a sense of comradery that makes people invite their friends.  Word of mouth marketing is displayed here because 90% of the participants were women with the same two interest: children and home décor.

The second type of campaign was a coupon campaign that was distributed through an app.  You could share the app coupon with your friends, showing how “word-of-mouth” marketing can be duplicated into “word of text” marketing!

The third campaign was a photo contest, which is a very interactive way to gain customers.  It is mobile, and promotes the “selfie” which shows that the brand using a campaign like this likes to keep up with trends and be relevant. 

The last campaign is a simple quiz that keeps the user interacting with the page, and shares results with friends. 

 

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How to Choose the Right Type of Facebook Contest for Your Brand

How to Choose the Right Type of Facebook Contest for Your Brand | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
How to Choose the Right Type of Facebook Contest for Your Brand. If you’ve never run a Facebook contest before, or have but think you can do it better, we have some tips for you.
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Timeline or App contest? - some good advice from social-tribe.com plus a Spotify cleaning playlist! . . .

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Jon Dewar's curator insight, July 24, 2014 11:33 AM

#facebook #tipsandtricks #contentmarketing