5 Things That Are Still Illegal About Facebook Promotions

Facebook has updated in many ways. Do you know all of their updates? Are you really want to promote your business via Facebook? As we all know in the recent days Social Media Websites has become the “Super-Power” in the world of Digital Marketing. But we should follow their Rules & regulation to get their maximum benefits. Facebook is the largest platform in the world of Social Media by which one can get huge response for their business.

Facebook has recently announced their most recent significant update in  last August. As per their new promotional guidelines, “Page Admins” are no longer required to use apps to host contests and promotions on Facebook. This update is really a big deal, as businesses and brands are now officially allowed to host promotions on Facebook.
5 Things That Are Still Illegal for facbook promotions
Here Are The 5 Most Important Rules You Need To Follow When You Are Hosting a Promotion Plan on Facebook Timeline:


Rule #1:Personal Timelines of an user can’t be used to administer promotions, that is, you can’t require a user to share something on their personal Timeline or a friend’s Timeline.


Rule #2: You can’t ask your followers to tag themselves in any photos in exchange for a chance to win a prize of a competition.

Rule #3: If you want to pay to promote your Timeline contest, you can’t avoid the 20% text rule which is as follows: ads and sponsored stories in the News Feed may not include images comprised of more than 20 % text.

Rule #4: You need to specify all the terms and eligibility requirements – which you can found in Facebook Page Terms, Section E 1 & 2

Rule #5: You must follow all the state & international rules governing the promotion and all prizes offered.

To stay up to date on all the latest updates, here are a few resources:

How Do The Social Signals Work in SEO?

There are more than hundreds ranking factors that affect in the SERP, directly or indirectly. Some of these factors are the keywords in URLs, the Meta-title tags, the H1, H2 tags, the quality of the content in the website, the variation of the anchor texts, the keyword density, the over optimization, keyword stuffing, the quality of backlinks,  the time spent on a website, website architecture – All these factors ideally combined to each other and can bring you the optimal results.

There is a brand new factor that plays an important role in the year of 2013 – are the “Social Signals” – coming from various social networking sites,  micro-blogging sites, social bookmarking services such as Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,  Plurk, Friendfeed, StumbleUpon etc.

How Do The “Social Signals” Work?


Here we can see that the social networks are interlinked

In other words we can say that if a user posts a comment on Pinterest – he/she can further share his/her comment on the personal Twitter or in a Facebook Page and can reach much more greater audience.

In simple words this is how it works:

Accounts on  Pinterest  -> Comments on Pinterest  -> The user can share its comment on their Twitter & Facebook profile / page -> Some of the user’s (depending on his/her influence) friends and followers see the comment and disseminate the original comment through their social media accounts.

Another factor that applies in the cases like Twitter, g+, Pinterest, is the followers and following. It can be depicted by those you follow and you are being followed.  For an example, on Twitter, if you follow 50 users and you are being followed by 1,00,000 users it is obvious that your business is much more influential and the content is considered as trustworthy and reliable.

As of 2010, major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing have publicly admitted that SOCIAL SIGNALS are another ranking factor. This means that when your content is being shared by other users via social media channels, it  consists of a social vote of confidence of users to your account.

Am I correct guys? What is your opinion?