Contests are a major component of a successful Social Media campaign. A social contest can help get your brand in front of a wider audience quickly and is a great way for companies to engage with their clients. InfoGraphics like this one created by Kontest do a good job of highlighting the benefits to running a giveaway and just how impactful they are. If you are considering a contest run (and you should) you want to make sure you are checking each sites Terms of Service (TOS) before you do. For instance, Facebook recently updated its rules regarding give aways. No longer is it ‘ok’ to run a simple “Like” or “share” contest. The same goes for “picture uploads” or “comment” entries. Facebook now requires each page to use a third party app to run any giveaway. Moreover, should a page run a contest in which entry relies on a “like” or “share”, Facebook reserves the right to suspend the page. In the world of Social Media this is not a risk anyone should take. There are many Contest Apps (third parties) out there to choose from and an App for every budget. We know searching for the one App to fit your needs might be overwhelming–so, we put together the following list of 10 to get you started: https://nashvillegeek.com/kontestapp.com https://nashvillegeek.com/northsocial.com https://www.eazycontest.com https://apps.facebook.com/toptabapp/ https://nashvillegeek.com/woobox.com/sweepstakes https://www.shortstack.com https://www.snapapp.com/capabilities/facebook-competition-app https://www.easypromosapp.com https://nashvillegeek.com/antavo.com/en/ https://www.facebook.com/FanAppz As with Facebook, all Social Media sites have a TOS concerning contests. Make it a part of your Best Practices to brush up on them from time to time. Should the rules change, you want to still be able to play the social game.
We hope you are all adjusting to the new ‘normal’, staying safe and well. As you know, Nashville Geek is a small team that does big things. We appreciate your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we too navigate this unusual time in our history.
Our good friend TJ Barbe-Marbois and his team built Vero – True Social and we’ve been following their progress since the app was in beta. We’re proud to see their hard work and original vision coming to fruition. Last week, Vero was the #1 download in 18 countries for both iOS and Android app stores. Congratulations to Vero – True Social!
Moving your WordPress website to a new host can seem intimidating. There’s one handy tool, the DNS record, that helps us migrate sites without interruption to all the other services connected to your site like subdomains, emails, domain verifications, and secure forms.