Read about our latest announcements and best advice

How we protect your contests from scammers

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If you run a popular online voting contest where there are prizes to be won, then there is a risk that scammers will try to rig the results in their favour. A quick Google search shows just how easy it is to buy contest votes off the internet. In this blog post, we explain the different mechanisms that we put in place to detect and prevent fraudulent votes.

A New And Improved Stats Page

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The redesigned Stats Page

If you are a regular user, you probably noticed the stats page has changed quite a bit. You will find all the same statistics that helped you make better business decisions in the past, but in a new and improved layout. Here are a few novelties we think you will appreciate:

Promoting your Contest To Get Better Results

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When you use Contests for Pages, we give you the tools to share a contest with your friends and fans on Facebook. But sometimes you need to target a larger or more specific audience to get right results. In this blog post, we will show you how to use Facebook advertising tools to give your contest an extra boost and turn it into a success.

Add More Colors To Your Contests

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Many of you have asked for more layout customization options and we've heard you loud and clear. Today we're happy to roll out a new feature to let you choose the highlight color for multiple choice questions. From the layout menu on the Preview page, you now have 4 colors to choose from: yellow (default), blue, green, pink and grey.

You can mix and match these colors with your title and button colors to create a great look that fits your brand aesthetic. Try out our Cute Cats Voting Contest for an example of a pink highlight.

Use The Contest App In Your Native Language

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If you are a French, Spanish, Portuguese or German speaker, we have good news! You can now configure your account to use the app in your native language. This will only change the language for the admin console. Each of your contest will still be displayed in the language that you set on the Configuration page. As of today, we support 38 different languages for your contests.

Introducing New Image Upload Options

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The new image upload dialog

Today we are excited to introduce a new image upload dialog that you can use to upload pictures from different sources (Facebook, Instagram, Google, etc.) directly into your contests. You now have the option to crop your images to the right size so they fit perfectly in your contest or on Facebook Timeline.