5 Great Facebook Contest Ideas

FYI : According to Facebook Promotions Guidelines all contests need to be administered through 3rd party apps.

Sometimes, all you need to increase the level of interaction on your Facebook Page is to sweeten the deal a bit with a little contest. This will not only give people a reason to keep on checking your page, but it will also increase the exposure of your brand and excite new brand fans of to join your page. Here are some contest ideas that you can refer to for inspiration.

The “Tag” Marketing

Simply post a picture of your product or your brand on a weekly or monthly bases and ask your fans to tag themselves in various parts of the picture for a chance to win either the items tagged or some other prize. IKEA was probably one of the first brands to leverage this technique effectively and it was a great hit with their fans.

Scavenger Hunt

While a scavenger hunt might be a bit more taxing on the contestants, its benefit is that it forces contestants to check your information a bit more in-depth. You can create a scavenger hunt on Facebook by laying out a trail of clues that might stretch over from your social media presence into your website or even Google maps. Buick is about to run another contest in their series of city focused scavenger hunts, which have been very successful in the past.

A Chicago Scavenger Hunt

10 Tips to Make Your Content Unique, Fresh & Attractive!

Anyone can write, but not everyone can write for the web! Although this seems to be a given, you can still find web content which is weak, repetitive and even dull.

Writing for the Web

Writing for the Web

Whatever your website is, I believe that there is always a way to keep your content fresh, unique and attractive and through research and experience, I will summarize to you how to do so using 10 simple tips.

1. Specialize:

When writing for the web, try to choose a theme and stick to it in order to attract the right audience and gain their loyalty. This also helps you get a reputation for the things you do best. Specialization on the web is very crucial for your success. Look at what Mashable is doing!

2. Read & Research:

It is important to be knowledgeable about your field of work, however, it is also important to know what has been written about what in general. This can be especially helpful when you plan to write a post on your blog since it helps you avoid repetition and bring a new twist to the topic at hand.

3. Provide Proof:

Whenever possible, try to provide proof when you are attempting to convince your audience with something. Links and referrals can positively influence your content since they help support your point of view and make your content more credible.

4. Focus on Structure:

According to Google’s advice, it is very important to use an average of 10 words per sentence, 1-4 sentence paragraphs as well as lists and bullets within the post you are writing and whenever it is possible. This is important because it helps with SEO and your overall website ranking.

10 Must-Know Advantages & Disadvantages of Social Media

Only a few technology-loving, mind-stimulating and idea-generating individuals out there are still unplugged with social media. I am sure those too will join soon as well since social media is not just a platform for easy and simple advanced online marketing, it is also the revolution of our century! Many people have tried to capture [...]

Lay’s vs. Pringles: Can Social Media Alter Your Taste Buds?

An attempt to try and separate social media users’ efforts from brand efforts and compare similar brands in terms of the amount of effort and resources they are REALLY investing in order to deserve the exposure they are getting! For my first two brands, I chose Pringles vs. Lay’s.

Target’s Super Bowl & Valentine Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

Target’s Super Bowl & Valentine Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

In support of the charity for kids

If you go to Target's Facebook page and click on the Super Love Sender tab, you are able to begin the process of sending a "JibJab-like, NFL- and Valentine-themed" greeting card. Before you start creating the card, you can choose from one of five charities that you think should get the most money.

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5 Ways to Utilize Twitter to Grumble — Effectively!

5 Ways to Utilize Twitter to Grumble — Effectively!

Complaining!

In efforts to help you grumble effectively, here's a list of 5 ways to utilize Twitter to do so!

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10 Tips on How to Get Your Writing Groove Back!

10 Tips on How to Get Your Writing Groove Back!

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If you're a writer and a blogger, your writing muse is very valuable! Therefore, and strictly from experience, I decided to share with you the top ten tips of getting your writing groove back!

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10 Social Media Concepts You Should Follow [video]

The main purpose of this video is to arm you with some of the necessary knowledge and know-how about using social media to best suit your needs and interests.

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10 Tweeps Who Will [fill-in-the-blank] Your Creative Juices!

10 Tweeps Who Will [fill-in-the-blank] Your Creative Juices!

@bkmacdaddy: Inspirational design related tweets

There are a bunch of people on Twitter talking about everything and anything, nonetheless, we all need our constant supply of creativity! So, in our unending service to humanity, we would like to share with you the top 10 creative tweeps who you must follow on your Twitter account.

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Happy New Year – From Thoughtpick Team

Happy New Year – From Thoughtpick Team

Goodbye 2009!

The Thoughtpick team would like to extend their greetings and wishes for a happy 2010 to all of you tweeple, bloggers, Facebook lovers, Mixxers, Diggers, Redditors and other faithful social media users :)We hope this year will bring you more love, smiles, knowledge and new unique experiences!

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