Facebook Rules, Can You Keep Up?

Part of my behind the scenes work is marketing campaigns. While working on a photo contest the goal was to upload photos to a Fan Page wall and based on the number of likes a winner would be chosen. Facebook rules change frequently. There was a time when you could not have people “Like” your Fan Page as part of a contest. Now, you can’t use any of their features without paying for a third party app. If you don’t use the app then you are in violation of their terms and conditions and your page could be terminated.

Luckily at tonight’s Houston Bloggers meeting we had a nice presentation all about Facebook. As soon as I returned to my computer the research began and my app of choice was WooBox. It was very simple to set up. The rest of the evening was spent doing damage control and changing links and updating participants and voters. Sounds like fun doesn’t it?

Which brings me to you, my readers…
Facebook Rules, Can You Keep Up?

What Facebook Rules Have You Broken?

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  • TheAngelForever

    Hmmmm…I can not think of anything that I am really aware of. I am very conservative with how I use Facebook. After listening to others at conferences my main goal is to have interaction on my website, not Facebook. I am sure some of my giveaways may have been sketchy with the way I would link to them on my page, but it was promoting my post.

    • http://pamelamkramer.com/ PamelaMKramer

      Agreed! I would much rather conduct everything from my site.

  • http://www.taylorbrione.com/ Taylor Brione

    Uh -Oh. Did you take notes at the meeting? I had another blogger event…butttt I think I need to know all the new changes before I do another contest. Is it still “illegal” for people to like your page? what’s the third party app? Omg. I’m scared. Lol

    • http://pamelamkramer.com/ PamelaMKramer

      You can’t make people “Like” to enter a contest. A 3rd party app is basically paying a company the use for the app to have legal contests on Facebook. There are notes from the meeting but none of that had to do with contests. http://www.houstonbloggers.com/facebook-insights-for-beginners/

  • Hazel Moon

    Facebook changes rules so often I must have broken at least one rule !! “-)

    • http://pamelamkramer.com/ PamelaMKramer

      I hear you! lol

  • JamericanSpice

    Girl sorry I missed Aloha today. I’m cleaning the whole house since 7am! So much to do.

    Rules I’ve broken…uh um none.
    I’m a good girl I guess with facebook :)

    Have a good weekend!

    • http://pamelamkramer.com/ PamelaMKramer

      No worries! See you next week. :)

  • Sheila Skillingstead

    Visiting from Sharefest. I’m not sure how many Facebook rules I’ve broken, probably none. Enjoy Sharefest.

    • http://pamelamkramer.com/ PamelaMKramer

      Excellent! Thank you for stopping by. I’ll look you up.

  • Marko @ Travel Photo Blogging

    I agree with you on that one. You could get your page terminated not even knowing why it happened. I also think people even have problems keeping up with constant changes and upgrades we are constantly seeing.

    Can you imagine people using an application that changes so often in a working environment of a large organization? And that’s without proper user manuals and training. I think it’s hard to imagine…
    In my opinion this just shows how much time we are willing to invest if we find something fun and useful.

    You are welcome to check out a report from a recent trip to Rome at my blog. Have fun and keep blogging!

    • http://pamelamkramer.com/ PamelaMKramer

      Thanks for your input Marko. However, I’m concerned why you came to this post? It makes me think I used a wrong link some where.

      • Marko @ Travel Photo Blogging

        Something really doesn’t seem right… I was clicking around your page(s) and this comment is referring to one of the articles about Facebook. Oh well, as long as you got the message all is good. ;-)