We all recognize the blue check marks used to distinguish official pages of celebrities and sports teams. Now, Facebook has introduced similar verification for the rest of us. If you own a local business or organization, you may now have the option to have your Facebook Page verified!
Verification creates a sense of trust and reassurance that your community is doing business with or supporting a real entity. Your community knows that you've gone through a protocol to prove who you are. Verified Pages will also show up higher in Facebook's search results!
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On the left hand side of your Facebook Page, you'll see how many visitors you've had this week, along with a message inviting you to verify your Page.
You can also go to Settings > General > Page Verification > Get Started to initiate the Page Verification process.
There are 2 ways to verify your Facebook Page: by entering your businesses's publicly listed phone number and having Facebook call you with a 4 digit verification code, or you can upload a picture of an official document showing your business or organization's name and address.
If you opt to verify with documentation instead, you can use one of the following:
Business utility or phone bill
Business tax file
Certificate of formation
Articles of incorporation
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- Using our telephone number didn't work initially. We uploaded a license issued to us by the State of Illinois and that seemed to have done the trick.
- We submitted our initial requests about 2 weeks before our Facebook page was verified.
- FYI Your phone number is for verification only and won't be shared publicly.
- Facebook also offers Page Verification Instructions in their Help Center.
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