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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Facebook's new rule on "likes" and how it will change giveaways

Ever since I started blogging I've used Facebook "likes" on giveaways. I would use my like page as an entry as well as the company that the giveaway is for. As of November 5th, we will no longer be able to have that as a giveaway entry according to the new Facebook policy changes.

Here's the new rule:
You must not incentivize people to use social plugins or to like a Page. This includes offering rewards, or gating apps or app content based on whether or not a person has liked a Page. It remains acceptable to incentivize people to login to your app, checkin at a place or enter a promotion on your app’s Page.

When I enter giveaways I don't mind liking pages. I think of it as optional. I feel like I don't HAVE to do it to win but it just increases the chances. As a blogger I am afraid that without the "likes" in the giveaways I may not get near as many likes. I don't feel like anyone really LOOKS for a page to "like" it. It's hard enough to get people to actually see the stuff I post on Facebook. I feel like it's just getting more and more difficult to have a like page. I understand that if you saw EVERYTHING that all the like pages posted you would have like 2,000 posts in your feed. I just wish it was a little easier to be seen. I already only have about 30 views a post with almost 5,000 fans. :(

What do you think? Do you feel like this will make it harder to win a giveaway? Are you a blogger and also afraid on how this will impact you?

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