This blog post is old. We now have a Rafflecopter Facebook app. Click the link above!
For those using Rafflecopter’s widget to run giveaways on Facebook, we have some updates that we think make your giveaways run better.
We’ve been looking into a whole bunch of different iFrame applications after several Facebook fans had mentioned they were having issues with viewing the widget. We found an application that works much better than the one we recommended in our post several weeks ago. We’re recommending that you use the iframe application called “Static iFrame” (http://apps.facebook.com/iframe-static/).
We strongly recommend using this application on Facebook with Rafflecopter instead of the old iFrame app moving forward! Here are some easy step-by-step instructions:
- Go to http://apps.facebook.com/iframe-static/
- Choose the page you’d like to add this application to and click “Add Static iFrame”
- On the page you’re adding the application to, find the new tab underneath your page’s profile picture that shows a gray arrow that says “Welcome!”
- Click on the “Switch to admin view” link on the upper right hand corner of the page
- Copy and paste your Rafflecopter code (and any other HTML you’d like!) in the top “Tab content” box, click the “Save changes and view page” button, and refresh the page.
If you’d like to change the name of the tab from ‘Welcome’ to something else:
- Go to your Facebook page where the application is, and hit the “Edit Page” on the top right.
- Click on ‘Apps’ on the left hand side of the screen. Scroll down on the page until you see “Static iFrame”.
- Click on “Edit Settings” below the application description, type in the name you want, and hit “Save”.
Switching to this application should result in less issues for those who use Internet Explorer and slower connections. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to read more? Check out our post on “Giveaways and Promotions on Facebook: What’s Allowed?”
- How to Set up a Facebook Custom iFrame Landing Page Application (hubspot.com)
- Going Global with Facebook Apps for Small Biz (fbml-templates.net)
- Facebook Pages Offically Killing FBML In Favor of iFrames (hubspot.com)