Legacy Contest FAQ

How do I Edit the Facebook Branding of my National Contest?

Select the Facebook Tab

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Select the Facebook Pages

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You can choose to have these settings apply to all the Facebook pages or you can configure differently for each Facebook page it will appear on.

Select the Source for the Branding

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You can choose to use the same branding as the website. Tip! This is not generally advisable.

You can also choose to enter custom branding by pasting or entering HTML directly into the Branding HTML field, or you can choose auto-branding and provide a scrape page URL to a page that we will 'scrape' every 20 minutes to update your branding or wrapper.

Auto Branding

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The most flexible, and for many the easiest, way to brand your site is viaauto-branding. You will create a template page on your server or in your content management system (CMS) with the wrapper and ad positions you want.

Tip! For most Facebook contests, you may not want to brand the contest, as Facebook only allows for 500px of width for the entire contest. You will most likely either nest the token in <div> tags or in a table cell <td>. You can place content on all four (4) sides of the contest if you wish.

When your scrape page is ready:

- Enable Auto-Branding

- Supply the URL for the scrape page

- Click Save Changes

You will see the HTML code for your branding appear in the Branding HTML field, but it will be read-only unless you disable auto-branding.

The system will immediately grab a copy of the branding. It will attempt to correct any relative links in the HTML as well. You may want to have a unique template for each contest so that you can traffic specific ad campaigns and get accurate traffic reports; creating unique templates will allow you to have unique traffic reporting tags on each template.

If you would like to see a sample of what the auto branding page should look like, go to

http://files.secondstreetmedia.com/affiliates/autobrand_sample.html

You can use this in a sample contest to try out as well.

Custom Branding

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If you can't create templates for auto branding on your server, you can also insert static branding into the contest. If you choose to pursue custom branding, you will need to fix all links and references to be absolute instead of relative. An absolute path includes the full URL of the link including the domain name.

For example a graphic would be referred to by :

http://www.mysite.com/images/altnav_01.gif

Not:

../images/altnav_01.gif

You can update the branding anytime you like, as often as you like by pasting in new text or editing the existing text. You will indicate the location of the contest by inserting the following token: {UPICKEM}.

Facebook Banner Content Areas

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The Top and Middle Banner Content Areas is where you would insert html for graphics, text, flash files or ad tags that would appear above the contest, but be specific to this contest if you were to use a common template for your branding across many contests.

The content in this area should be no more than 500px in width. The height will adjust to whatever you require in each location.

Tip! Keep in mind that the taller the graphics, the more you are pushing your contest down the page.

Website Stylesheet Skin

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You can alter the look and feel of your contest via Cascading Stylesheets. We provide five options for you. You may choose to either inherit the CSS from the website or use a unique CSS for the Facebook page.

Default Stylesheets - you can choose one of our defaults by just clicking on the corresponding thumbnail. You can also see a preview of the defaults by just hovering your mouse over each one, a popup will appear with a sample. we have selected the Facebook skin for you by default, but you may alter that at anytime.

Custom Facebook Stylesheet Skin

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You can inherit any style overrides from the website, or limit the overrides to only those entered on this page in the field provided.

Preview Your Work

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Once you have updated the branding and the CSS you can preview the contest by clicking the View Facebook button at the top right. A new window will open in your browser that will emulate how the contest will appear in Facebook.