“There’s A New Rule In Town”
These days everyone is giving away something it seems. But, for all of those giveaways and promotions, Facebook has released New Rules this last week of August.
For all of those giveaways that use Rafflecopter and other “Like for another entry” for Facebook pages that ask people to “take part in a promotion by liking, sharing, or posting something on their personal Timeline?”, this will not be allowed anymore.
That is what the 3rd new *Rule* from Facebook on the new promotion guidelines pretty much sums it up.
Q: Why can’t I ask people to take part in a promotion by liking, sharing, or posting something on their personal Timeline?
A: We want to make sure that people continue to post authentic, high quality content to their Facebook Timelines to stay better connected with the people they care about.
There are technical reasons for confining the administration of the promotion to either a Page or in an app. For example, because people can choose to limit the visibility of the content they put on Facebook to only themselves, friends, or to a custom group of people,
Pages won’t have the ability to access all of the entries that people post on their own Timelines unless these entries are public. We may explore enabling this in the future, but to ensure a good experience for administrators of promotions and prospective entrants to a promotion, we are limiting the administration of promotions on Facebook to Pages and within apps at this time.