When it comes to getting your page verified on Facebook, it’s actually a lot easier than you may think! Throughout this blog, we will do our best to break down the process in simple steps that can be replicated and followed.
The contents of this post will allow you to realize that the steps will vary between verifying a personal Facebook page as opposed to a business page. In addition to this, it is essential to understand the reasoning behind verifying a page and this post will also address this aspect of verification.
What is the difference between the Blue and Grey badge?
Although both badges mean that you are verified in some way the different colors do have a purpose. A blue badge on the page or profile essentially means that Facebook has confirmed that this public figure, media company or brand is genuine.
A grey badge on the page ultimately means that Facebook has confirmed that the page belongs to a genuine organization or business house. Badges can also be simply categorized as follows,
Blue badges: For Celebrities and public figures.
Grey badges: For local businesses and corporations.
How to get your personal page or profile verified
Although this is an option, getting your personal page verified is extremely difficult and more often than not, is only a reasonable option for celebrities and well-known athletes. You’ll need a lot of followers, which is much more difficult than you may think. Keep in mind that this isn’t required for standard business pages.
Once you submit your personal Facebook profile for verification, Facebook will get in touch and ask for documents that can help prove who you are. Usually, this is done by sending personal info such as a copy of your license or form of photo ID to verify your identity.
As you can see the process is a lot more personal and has some additional steps not needed. Therefore, it is highly recommended to create a page for yourself and try to get that verified; it will be significantly more comfortable and far more practical.
Keep in mind that specific pages are more likely to be verified easier than others. Some of the categories for verification include,
-Popular Brand or Businesses
Similarly (if this applies to you) you can also put your personal profile under Public figure by going to the about>category section on Facebook.
How to get your business page verified
To get your business page verified, it is best to follow the presented steps.
The steps are as follows:
- Click Settings at the top of your Page
- Click General
- Go to Page Visibility, then click Edit
- Click Verify this Page, then click Get Started
- Enter a publicly listed phone number for your business, your country, and language
- Click Call Me Now to allow Facebook to call you with a verification code
- Enter the 4-digit verification code and click Continue
What are the Benefits of Verification?
The benefits of Facebook page verification include the following,
- Instant EGO boost
- Boosts credibility in your business or image users will know they are interacting with the real page
- Verified pages will rank higher on Facebook’s search results.
Is Facebook page Verification Worth it?
Absolutely! A verified page allows your business to boost its credibility to its viewers. That simple blue or grey checkmark can mean the world when your customers are seeking a reliable company to do business with. It also provides more opportunities to be ranked higher on Facebook search results and helps your business build a more reputable portfolio.
All of these benefits alone help put your business at the forefront of your customers and a little extra legitimacy to your companies name will never hurt your chances of landing those clients and customers.
All in all, at Sooner Marketing Solutions we help you, yes YOU improve your credibility through verifying your Facebook page and uploading quality social media posts to retain and engage with your customers. It’s the little steps that we feel make a BIG difference. Overlooking verification or minor extras can be the difference between ranking first on Google, or rendered nonexistent.
We take the time to help you make the changes to be different and stand tall among your competitors. Therefore, if you are interested in taking your business to the next level, Contact us today and let us tell your story!