» Monthly Archives: March 2014

Timeline promotions vs. Apps – what to choose and why?

On August 27, 2013. Facebook announced that they updated Pages Terms in order to make it easier to business of all sizes to run contests on their Timelines. (Check Page Terms )

Different Facebook contest rules were a major change, after 2 years of prohibition, since Facebook has first banned promotions directly on a page and required the use of 3rd party applications in this purpose. So, new promotions guidelines update was a surprise for many. Still, promotions on personal timelines are not allowed which doesn’t surprise us much.

The 3rd party apps are no longer the only source available to run contest and promotions. This definitely was a good news for small business owners but, there are certain advantages and disadvantages to be discussed.

Although this major change occurred last year, it is never too late to explain the difference between timeline promotions and usage of applications since there is a significant difference between these two promotion options. Decision what is better to use depends on your needs, business size and goals.

Let’s compare to see the strength and weaknesses – Timeline promotions vs. Apps .

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Facebook acquires Oculus. Virtual reality becomes Facebook reality?

After Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp this year, a new company is joining Facebook “family”!

Facebook announced yesterday they reached a definite agreement to acquire Oculus VR, Inc., the leader in immersive virtual reality technology, for a total of approximately $2 billion. Oculus VR is famous for producing the Oculus Rift, virtual reality headset.  

Facebook acquires Oculus
Is future coming faster than we think?

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Facebook gives new details about the latest page design

New one-column Timeline page look is in the process of being rolled out and fan page administrators and marketers are still not giving up from asking questions how these changes will affect their pages. Amongst many, 5 questions have singled out as the most frequently asked. Facebook decided to give additional explanations and to answer the hottest questions coming from those having a business page or from those managing such pages.

NOTE: Take a look at original screenshots from the page with new timeline design. We are showing you differences between OLD and NEW look!

Admin Panel - Before and After new desing roll out


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Easter Egg Challenge App boosts holiday sales

Easter is approaching really fast. This year Easter is celebrated on April 20 so you better get ready for the festive spirit, starting to rise in the air! If you are a small business owner, vendor, retailer, wholesaler etc. and you have a Facebook business fan page, a great way to join the celebration is to dress your fan page to be in accordance with the atmosphere following this popular holiday. Cover photo representing Easter and engaging posts might do the job. But, this is far from enough!

megafanapps team brings you a compilation of various ideas how to share the joy of this Easter with your fans!

Easter Egg Tapping

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Why should you prepare your Facebook fan page for holidays?

Did you know that 65% of people are using Social Media to search and find perfect gifts? (source: mashable.com)  And did you know that 67% of people actually bought a gift found on social media? These numbers are huge. This means that social media are becoming (if they already aren’t) the major marketing influencers. These numbers are increasing during holidays, since holidays and celebrations are time for giving.

Gift&Win App
Gift&Win App

People love holidays. They symbolize gatherings, joy and precious family moments. People just love to celebrate with their loved ones, to spend time with friends and to have fun. These feelings are very valuable so holiday-style Facebook fan page is a great way to attract peoples’ attention. Use your Facebook fan page to connect holiday spirit with your business goals. From Valentine’s to Easter and beyond, holidays are an important time for brands to engage customers and promote products in new and exciting ways.

If you are asking yourself how to do that and if you are not sure which tools are good to be used for attracting attention in these festive days which people usually like to spend with family and friends, we have some tips for you. Continue reading »

How to use Facebook fan page apps after new design

We explained in our previous articles all important things about the latest changes coming from Facebook. And we also explained in details all important aspects one needs to know regarding new design for both News Feed and business fan Page.

We will now summarize the story by referring to Facebook fan page apps, showing you main differences between their look and feel before and after new Page design. We will also give you tips how to solve certain difficulties emerging after new design introduction. Continue reading »

Report a new bug on Facebook!

The latest details in Facebook Page new design story have just emerged – Facebook has a bug when applications are used on pages with new design!

In the case the application has a Fan Gate embedded (as majority), when visitor clicks on the “Like” button, nothing happens. Visitor stays on the same page. He is not redirected to the next step/page. He needs to manually reload the page in order to see the content following Like gate page. We hope this is a bug that will be fixed soon. In order to achieve this, apps developers should report this issue here – https://developers.facebook.com/x/bugs/trending/

But, more serious problem detected is this: ”The parameter app_data is missing in signedRequest.”

Facebook bug

Complains have started already so check and test if you got the access to the latest page design.

Since these issues are emerging, we definitely recommend you not to apply to the waiting list provided to speed up the process of getting the new design on your page, before all of them are solved.

You might seriously endanger applications on your page! 

Tab Apps with images are officially back

It has been officially confirmed we were right when we said yesterday Tab Apps have won a jackpot with the latest Facebook page timeline design. Tab Apps with images are back to stay! It makes sense since applications are a professional way of promotion on Facebook and the best solution available for businesses to collect personal data from their fans in order to convert them into customers.

If this is so, it really didn’t make no sense to remove these tools and disable businesses to use them for future promotions and advertising. Decision to change design layout from the one presented on Monday to the one rolled out yesterday has definitely confirmed the importance of applications for Facebook fan pages.  

Is Facebook Page new design better than before?

The answer is – yes!

And we will explain you why.

It seems as if Facebook really likes playing hide-and-seek with its users! Big announcement on Monday regarding the new Page design has shocked many administrators and page managers. Facebook presented a new look for corporate pages, changing the appearance for both Page administrators and Page visitors/fans. The new look has been presented as a more “streamlined” one. Facebook stated their main intention with these changes is to help admins easily find tools they use the most by highlighting some additional features inside Admin Panel, such as information about running ads. Continue reading »

Tab Apps have just won a jackpot with the latest changes!

After days of speculations and different opinions on the latest design updates, Facebook has finally rolled out new Page Timeline and put it in action on its Facebook for Business Page.

In the last few days many were speaking and speculating on the future of Custom Tabs. When Facebook announced on Monday Pages will get a new look, similar to personal profiles, screen shots provided have shown us Custom Tabs were missing. Visually at least, since the new layout features five textual page tab links (Timeline, About, Photos, Videos and More) but Custom Tabs, as they were presented previously, were missing. The first reaction was shock but Facebook spokesman explained that apps are there but will from now on be a part of the More menu with a drop down. Continue reading »

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