How to create a contest on Facebook

One of the best ways to increase your “likes” and capture leads through Facebook is to run a contest.  FaceItPages offers a  contest application that enables you to easily create a contest on your Facebook page in minutes. Following is an overview on how to create a contest on Facebook using the FaceItPages Facebook Contest Application.

First setup an account here on FaceItPages or login to your existing account.

After logged into your account click the “Create a New Page Tab” option from your members main menu.
create a contest on Facebook step 1

This will bring you into the first step of the page creation tool where you can name your page and choose if you would like to setup a fan gate. You can setup a fan gate if you would like to request users to “like” your page before they access your contest. Learn more about how to setup a fan gate from here.

name your contest page

Next you will be presented with different layout and template choices. Choose the “contest” layout for the best format for displaying contests.

choose a facebook contest template

After choosing your template you will be taken to the editor screen. On the editor screen click the “Click To Setup Contest” button which will open the contest setup screen. From here you will be able to easily configure the contest by adding a picture, description, title, start date, end date, terms and confirmation message.

create a contest on Facebook

Feel free to setup other modules on your contest  page such as a header banner, video, Twitter feed, etc. by clicking on the other module blocks within the template editor. After you have setup and added the contest and any other modules within the your page, click the next step button located at the bottom of the editor screen and you will be presented with a preview like seen below.

create facebook contest display

If you are happy with the preview, click the “Publish Page” button located at the bottom of the preview page. Or you can also click the “Previous Step” button if you would like to go back and make changes.

previous publish buttons

This will take you to a confirmation screen with a large “Install to Facebook” button. Click this button to install the contest onto your Facebook page.

install page to facebook

Now the contest should be installed on your Facebook page as its own tab and you can start promoting it.

NOTE: You should read and fully understand the Facebook Promotions Guidelines before you create and run a contest on Facebook.
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