Have you been wondering how to get that little blue check mark on your Facebook accounts?
Ahh, the blue checkmark…..
You probably have searched for ‘How do I request a blue verification badge?’ and found lots of results that are not working! Yes, most of the methods you find are not working, especially if you are trying from India.
In this article, you’ll discover how to get your local Facebook page verified. Before you click on that million dollar working form link you could use to submit your verification request below the post I recommend you to read this part also.
Because you need to know the complete process of facebook verification before submitting page for verification.
So let’s start.
In this post, I list the steps that you need to follow to get that highly sought-after blue or grey verification badge to your name. I decided to break it down into 3 parts:
- Getting everything right before you request for verification
- Steps for verifying a Facebook Page/profile
- Quick FAQ
1. Getting everything right before you request for verification (Setting the page Ready)
The more complete info, the better.
Link to your profile or Page from your official website. (optional, but why wouldn’t you)
For a Facebook Page, different types of basic information boxes will appear in your Page’s About section depending on your Page’s category. It’s important to add accurate details so that people can quickly learn about your Page. Include your website, address, phone number, awards, bio, and more. The more complete it is, the better.
For a Facebook profile, provide accurate information in your profile. Include in your About section a website address that is registered in your name. Make your profile public by default so that people can follow it. Have at least a few hundred followers (~500) before requesting a badge.
(note that this method is not guaranteed to work but might be worth a shot):
Not Everyone can!
First, let me start by saying that not everyone can be verified, unfortunately.
According to Facebook’s Support Team, only people in the following categories can be verified with a badge:
- Select people
- Government Pages
If your page is in any of these categories, there is a higher chance that you can be verified.
Important Note: Verification for user profiles and Pages that represent businesses/brands can’t be done using this method.
Pro tip: If your personal Facebook page is not in this category, you can always change it to “Public Figure” by going to About > Category.
Pro tip #2: You can convert your personal page into a profile and turn all your friends into likes.
Getting verified on Facebook (whether it is a personal profile or a page) is actually very simple. So read on to figure out how to get verified on Facebook.
2. How to get your personal Facebook page or profile verified – Steps for verifying a Facebook Page/profile
When you have your page ready, follow these steps:
Step1: Get Request a Blue Verification Badge form link
You will find the link here
Yes, this link will work in India too. But I am not sure when will Facebook will change the rules. So before they make the change make use of it.
There select Page or Profile from the option.
After that upload a photo of ID
Following official documents in order to review your request.
If your account represents a person:
– A government-issued photo ID that shows your name and date of birth (i.e. driver’s license or passport)
If your account represents something other than a person, provide a document with an official seal/watermark of your organization:
– Your organization’s phone or utility bill
– A certificate of formation
– Articles of incorporation
– Tax or tax exemption documents belonging to your organization
Last you need to mention why your account should be verified. Here you need to write a compelling reason for why you need that Blue Badge. Not need to be very long 3 or 4 sentences maximum.
And if you have a Wikipedia or other grate press article just also include them also.
Remember don’t make it an essay, keep it short and quick.
You should also upload a valid government-issued ID on the Upload Screenshots section.
That’s it… simple right?
Wait 2-7 days to hear back from Big Brother Facebook.
But am not finished yet…
Let’s now do a quick FAQ section which I think will clear all of your questions regarding facebook page verification. If you still have a question feel free to mention it on comment section I will definitely answer.
Can we start?
3) Quick FAQ: All you need to know about Facebook Verification
What are the benefits of having a Blue Verification Badge? Is it worth it?
Automatic EGO boost (come on, you feel good when you see it) don’t you?☺
Boosts the credibility of your business. Users will know they are interacting with the real page and not an impostor or fake account.
Clients will know that you take your social media game serious.
Verified pages will rank higher on Facebook’s Graph Search and on Google search results. To be honest, other than having a shiny badge next to your name, having a verified checkmark is not that exciting or worth it, especially if you are paying for one. I would highly encourage you not to buy facebook verification.
How long does it take for Facebook to approve/reject a verification request?
It can take anywhere from 48 hours to 45 days to receive a response from Facebook. Make sure to keep an eye out on your support inbox.
Why did Facebook reject my verification?
If you got your verification request denied it is most likely due to the following reasons:
You don’t have enough press. You don’t have a Wikipedia. FYI, to get a Wiki, you first need a high-quality press.
You didn’t write a compelling enough reason or the ID you provided was blurry or not appropriate.
You don’t have enough native content on Facebook. -> They won’t verify a dead page.
Facebook is being very strict on who they verify and they won’t verify you unless you can prove your popularity.
Okay … So did you get Verified?
If you got verified, congrats! That is a great step towards beefing up your social media presence. If you are still not verified, let me tell you, you are not missing much. There are other better ways to interact and prove whatever you want to prove to your audience.
One more thing Btw, I do NOT sell any sort of verifications. Even our Facebook page is not verified at the moment. The reasons are obvious for you if you have read the article till now.
We will come with useful article like this and build a strong name in the online word and by the help of all of you one day we will be also verified 🙂
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Did you submit your page/profile for verification? Let me know in the comment section.