I have been doing a lot of research in order to create some Facebook contests for my clients. When I wrote Facebook contests – 14 Apps To Help You Out, I was ready to launch my first contest by using Wildfire.
But, that didn’t happen.
I tested Wildfire and several other apps. The apps worked great, but I had one major problem, and that was the language. The Facebook contests I was launching should be in Norwegian, and not in English or any other language.
I looked at the options in Wildfire and the other apps, I realized that even though I could have translated some of the text to Norwegian, there are still many words that had to be in English, and I just didn’t want 30% of the text to be in English. It wouldn’t look professional.
I am combining Pagemodo and AWeber
It probably wasn’t the best option, or at least not the solution I was looking for, but it works great, and I am very satisfied with it.
It looks great, I can add whatever type of content I want, and it’s very easy to update it. I have embedded a YouTube video with a commercial explaining the prize. My client is a car dealership and they’re giving away a 10-day free trial of the electric car Mitsubishi i-MiEV.
It might be harder to spread the word about the contest by combining Pagemodo and AWeber, but I have total control of the contest and the people who are entering. And the contest is finally in Norwegian.
- sometimes, the best solution is a fairly simple one.