How To Verify Your Facebook Page
The top social media networks distinguish the profiles, pages and accounts of public figures and interests with official blue or grey verification check marks, based on the network and type of entity verified. In this post, you will find out how you can verified your Facebook page.
According to Facebook….
“The blue verification badge lets people know that a page or profile of public interest is authentic.We apply the blue verification badge to eligible brands, media organizations and public figures. Eligibility for the blue verification badge is based on a variety of factors, such as account completeness, policy compliance and public interest”
If your page is not yet verified on Facebook, and you’d like it to be, here is how to request verification. Feel free to take notes or print out the FREE checklist at the end of this post.
- Go to your blog’s Facebook page, and click the pencil icon on the About section.
- Click the pencil icon to edit the category under Page Info. Choose“People” from the drop down list (This is apparently the only category allowed to obtain blue verification).
- Edit the sub category to be public figure, media company, or brand. Writer or author may also be an option.
- Click Save.
To verify your page, you would then go to your Page settings, General, and choose “Verify Page” and follow the instructions. BUT DON’T VERIFY IT YET.
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Tips for verifying your Facebook page on the first try:
If you verify your Facebook page immediately after changing the category, you will likely be turned down either because Facebook is inundated with requests currently or because they see that you just changed your category. Here are some things you can do that may give you Facebook favor when you apply to be verified:
- Wait a couple of weeks, don’t request as soon as you change categories.
- Make sure your page’s profile photo is a photo of you.You are listed as a person now, your profile pic should reflect that and be identifiable as you with Facebook’s face recognition technology.
- Ask some friends to organically mention your page on their personal profiles over the next few weeks, showing that you are popular and people see your information as valuable.
- Only share your own content on your page, showing that you respect and comply with Facebook’s policies.[Tweet “These are awesome tips for getting your #Facebook page verified! “]
- Pay to boost some of your posts over the next couple of weeks, showing that you’re willing to pay Facebook for exposure (they’re after more money, remember.)
- Get a “publicly listed phone number”for your page and display it publicly in your contact info on the Facebook page and on your contact page of your website. You may also want to run the contact page URL through Facebook’s debugger once you’ve added the phone number. If you’re uncomfortable putting your home or cell phone number out there, get a business number through Google Voice. (Note: When you do verify with Facebook, they may want to call you with a verification code. If you’re using a Google Voice number you’ll need to have your Google Hangouts open in a different window at the time you ask them to call you. Instructions by Kara here.)
- Be prepared with the correct documents to submit when you do apply for verification. Some page owners are reporting that Facebook could ask to see a copy of a driver’s license, passport, or birth certificate, to prove to Facebook that you are a real person, not a scammer with a fake profile.
So once you’ve had a few weeks to prove yourself in your new “People” category, you can follow the steps for Page Verification in your Page, Settings, General Settings, and it should work. (Actual Facebook Instructions here). That being said, Facebook is a mystery and this is not a guarantee. For instance, it is unclear at this point if number of followers plays into verification approval. There may be more information about the verification process emerging over the next few weeks. We plan to keep this page updated as we learn more. Join our mailing list below and you’ll be notified of updates as they post.