Tips To See More Contests on Instagram and Facebook
Since the merger of Facebook and Instagram in 2012, promotions on both Social Media platforms have increased steadily and I have seen Instagram sweepstakes especially, skyrocket in the last couple of years.
If you have an Instagram, Facebook account or both and love to enter contests, that’s great news for you.
Social Media contests are very popular in 2021 and they are super easy to enter.
However, you may be left wondering how can I find more Instagram or Facebook contests and why don’t I see them in my feed?
How Can I Find More Contests to enter on Social Media?
This article will give you some insights how to increase the number contests and giveaways in your daily newsfeed!
Interact With Your FB & IG Feed
The first strategy to use is the most obvious one and you are probably already doing it. That is clicking on promotions and giveaway posts that appear in your daily feed. Additionally, don’t forget to give promotions a “LIKE” to show you enjoy them.
Why is it important to click on these posts or LIKE content?
The simple answer is that Facebook and Instagram feeds are built on an algorithm that will show users the content they are most likely to be interested in. If you keep clicking on a promotional post, you are basically providing feedback to FB or IG that you are interested in this type of contest and they will continue to show you more and similar posts. Makes sense, right?
Use the Search bar and Start Searching for Contests on Facebook and Instagram
This is the second strategy you can apply and of course it takes a teeny bit more effort than the first one. Rather than just engaging with posts that appear in your feed, you can use the search bar on Facebook and Instagram.
You will be actively looking for contests and giveaways by typing in keywords like “contest, “giveaway”, canadian giveaway and so on!
This will help your quest of finding contests in two ways.
For one, you may immediately find a contest that has just gone live and will be be able to enter asap. You may also discover brands and pages that are new and interesting to you, giving you the chance to follow a new page.
Secondly you will change the algorithm again! How exactly will searching effect the algorithm I mentioned earlier?
An active search when logged into your Social Media account will send another strong signal that you are interested in a specific type of content and post. Therefore you will likely be seeing more contests and sweepstakes coming your way in the future by doing an active search a few days per week.
In conclusion, the Facebook and Instagram algorithm is essentially a database of users’ preferences, choices and likes.
Keep Your Contest Interests Local