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How to Use Google+ for Social Media Contests

How to Use Google+ for Social Media Contests | SM |
Here's how three brands leverage Google+ as a core component of their social contest strategy and the keys to their success.

Via Neil Ferree
Neil Ferree's curator insight, June 22, 2014 11:14 AM

Running contests, giveaways, promotional offers, etc., has become a staple part of online strategy for business owners and marketers.

They’re used to stimulate engagement, build community, encourage user-generated content, create a unique experience and increase brand awareness.

First let’s look at the rules.

Unfortunately, the Google+ platform has specific restrictions when it comes to hosting contests.

In fact, Google+’s Contests and Promotions Policy clearly states:

“You may not run contests, sweepstakes, or other such promotions (“Promotion”) directly on Google+ or in a manner that requires use of G+ features or functionality.”

For many people, that’s a show-stopper right there.

The good news is that it’s possible to leverage contests to engage your community on Google+ without violating their contest and promotions policy. The second line of their policy is the most important to pay attention to:

“You may display a link on Google+ to a separate site where your Promotion is hosted so long as you (and not Google) are solely responsible for your Promotion and for compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations in the jurisdiction(s) where your Promotion is offered or promoted.”

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How to Make Your Facebook Contests Stand Out

How to Make Your Facebook Contests Stand Out | SM |

Do you run contests on Facebook?

Would you like to make your next Facebook contest stand out?

This article will give you 4 ideas to improve your next Facebook contest.

Why Facebook Contests?

Facebook contests are a popular way for you to get your audience engaged and excited about your brand. More and more companies have adopted the use of Facebook contests to better track participation and engagement.

Via Martin Gysler
BusinessBoots's curator insight, March 13, 2013 5:29 PM

Really useful.  Fabulous ideas!

BusinessBoots's comment, March 13, 2013 5:30 PM
A really great post. I'll come back with thoughts having tried it.
Martin Gysler's comment, March 14, 2013 4:49 AM
Great, I'm glad you like it and stay tuned ;-)