Many people have Facebook page that has a heck lot of active followers increasing day by day which is a very happy news for the person behind the page (I am talking about those who individually run their page) but have you ever thought to get Facebook Verified badge, that blue tick that Facebook provides for a specific group of pages or you might have been wondering how to get blue badge on your Facebook page.
That blue verified tick shows that your page has been verified by Facebook and it is authentic, it makes the page more like official and credible. People get no hesitation liking for the clicking of the Follow button.
WHY VERIFY PAGE?
It shows that your page is 100% real, no fake stuff. So people know that they’re actually looking at your real page, not an imposter or any fan page.
Having a verified Facebook page makes your Facebook search ranking and Google rank higher than your competitor page.
WHAT IS BLUE BADGE & GRAY BADGE:
Well According to Facebook:
Some Pages and profiles have been verified by Facebook to let people know that they’re authentic:
- If you see a blue badge on a Page or profile, it means that Facebook confirmed that this is the authentic Page or profile for this public figure, media company or brand. Keep in mind that not all public figures, celebrities, and brands on Facebook have blue badges.
- If you see a gray badge on a Page, it means that Facebook confirmed that this is an authentic Page for this business or organization. Learn more about how to verify a Page.
Note: It’s not possible to purchase either type of verified badge.
If your business belongs to a big chain, franchise, or corporation, the main account run by corporate’s marketing team will be the one with the blue check mark, and all individual local locations could earn the gray check-mark. A great example for this is pictured above for the Bed Bath & Beyond Pages.
WHO CAN GET A VERIFIED BADGE ON PROFILE OR PAGE:
- Celebrities and public figures – sports, media, politics, and entertainment, including people like you and I if only we have a sizable number of active followers.
- Global brands and businesses.
- Government Officials
So, If you think that you fall under any of those up listed categories, then you can get a smile on your face or else don’t lose hope. Keep working on your page and you will meet all the requirements to get a verified badge one day soon.
THINGS TO TAKE CARE BEFORE APPLYING:
You must fill out all the details regarding your page as in #About us, #Story, #Description & other important sections.
If you have a website then you should link it to your page you want to get the verified badge for by putting a Facebook like a widget on your website.
Native content is very important here as your page is going to be reviewed by Facebook, you must have plenty of native contents, it makes your page an additional plus point.
HOW TO VERIFY YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE:
After having all the above-mentioned steps completed now your page must be ready to submit an application for the badge.
1 Go to your page settings>general: Here the third option is for page verification. [ You will get this option only when you meet all the requirements needed to get a verified badge, If you don’t get this option then you should give it a try later time after making your page more healthier & worthy ]
You’ll then have the option for “instant” verification, or for a more lengthy verification process. The former gives you the option to have Facebook call your Page’s publicly listed phone number. You’ll be given a verification code, which you’ll enter into the box Facebook provides you with. Then Facebook will award you with a gray check mark (and eventually, potentially a blue one).
If you don’t want to use this method, you can also upload documents that show that you legally own the business. This includes business licenses, tax files, or articles of incorporation. Facebook will review them manually before approval.
After completing the process, Facebook will send an email within a brief period. Afterward, you’ll get another email, too about the status of the verification. And that is the official way to verify a Facebook Page.
For the category of Sports, Celebrities, Music, politics, etc., it takes 3 to 6 days.
In the Business category, it will take longer. The average waiting period is 7 to 45 days. It is because there are many verification steps to do which can last up to 45 days from application. (This is for Blue Badge Verification only). Grey Badge application is way easier and only takes a few days. You will be notified of the status of your verification process, in case if your application gets declined don’t worry they will give you the reason so that you can get that fixed and apply later time to get Facebook Verified Badge.
VERIFY YOUR FACEBOOK PROFILE:
Getting your personal Facebook profile verified is a lot trickier than getting your business page verified. Only people of a near-celebrity status will be able to get their personal profiles verified, even though a lot of the qualifications to getting verified are pretty much the same.
You’ll need a lot of followers, though, which isn’t required for Pages.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO VERIFY FACEBOOK PROFILE?
It depends on a number of factors, including what type of Page you have, how busy the Facebook team is, and even your number of followers. Facebook takes longer, for example, when approving businesses than some celebrities.
This is a huge time span, but it can take anywhere from 48 hours to 45 days, especially for the blue badge of verification; the gray badge typically takes much less time.
Online presence has become a great deal in today’s market specially for business enterprises, people are more likely to spend their time on the Internet chit-chatting on social media [ Most of the dumb people who think sticking to their dumb mobile devices makes them look fashionable or whatever they think they are doing ] It’s a great opportunity for the business organizations to market and advertise their product easily and reach the max number of people they had ever reached.
For startup also it is very cool and nice opportunity, Facebook Blue Verified badge helps your audience trust your page in no time. Try your luck today if you meet the above-mentioned requirement & Let us know in the comment section.