Facebook sensitively launched a competition on Tuesday called “Small Business Boost” that will endowment $10,000 to 10 small business that will gain most new Likes by April 1st.
Small business owners in the U.S that manage pages on the amicable social network can enter the contest through an app on the Facebook Marketing Solutions page. Entrants with 50 likes on the page, when they sign up for the contest, will receive a $50 ad credit for the site. Pages that benefit 100 new Likes during a competition duration will earn another $100 ad credit and at the end of the Contest Period, the ten entrants who obtained the greatest number of likes during the contest period will each receive a ten thousand dollar ($10,000) credit redeemable for Facebook Ad products.
Although the contest materials inspire page owners to increase their likes, they do not offer practical tips about how to do so. Contest rules prohibit page owners from obtaining likes by setting up pseudo accounts and incentivizing users to like the page in ways that violate Facebook page terms.
The company is hosting events, also called Small Business Boost, around the country to provide tips about how to use the social network to increase business. These events are put on in partnership with the U.S.Chamber of Commerce and National Federation f Independent Business. The contest, oddly, has not been mentioned in a post on the Facebook Marketing Solutions page, though the app to enter is there. Some page owners, however, have received emails directing them to the site.