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Facebook verification

Have you got your page verified by Facebook? A little while ago the social media giant introduced their verifcation feature for business. There is also a verification feature for personal pages, but we are going to discuss the feature purely for business pages. 

Verification is important as it shows that this is the official page of the business and boosts its credibility. Pages with this also rank higher with Google Search and with Facebook search. You can tell if a page is verified by a grey tick that appears next to the page profile picture.

There are two ways you can verify your business, either with a business document or by getting a phone call from Facebook to your publicly listed telephone number:

Facebook Phone Call Method:

  • Go to "settings" on your FB business page

  • Look at the middle section of the screen, second option down is "page verification"

  • Click on "edit", then click on "verify this page"

  • A dialogue box will appear and prompt you to enter your business telephone number

  • Enter the telephone number and click "call me now" wait for a phone call from Facebook - it usually takes 1 minute!

  • The automated message will mention a 4 digit number. Enter it on screen

  • A screen will then appear saying that your business is verified on Facebook

Alternatively, you can verify your page with official documents. We have had to do this with a number of clients as sometimes the phone verification doesn't work every time. 

Document Method:

  • Go to "settings" on your FB business page

  • Look at the middle section of the screen, second option down is "page verification"

  • Click on "edit", then click on "verify this page"

  • Click on "verify this page with documents instead"

  • You will need either: A business utility or phone bill, business license, business tax file, certificate of formation or articles of incorporation

  • Upload one of the above by scanning the document and then attaching it via the "upload file" button on the screen

  • Facebook will then get back to you via email with your verification and the all important Grey Tick that appears on your profile.

This should only take you approximately 15 minutes, it is a simple excercise. Thanks for reading. As always if you need a hand with your social media just get in touch!