Last week it was announced that Facebook is rolling out Verification Badges (those little checked icons next to your Page name) for all local businesses and brands. Grey checks are for “business or organization” vs the blue check which is for “public figure, media company or brand.” Verified Pages also show up higher in search results.
To do this you just simply go to your Settings page and click the “Verify this Page” link as seen below.
Facebook will then ask you for your phone number to call with your verification number. It will match that phone number to public records (like Yelp, Google, etc) and then when it matches, you will be verified!
If you choose not to have your phone number attached to your business page online, you can also choose to submit documents for verification purposes (like a tax document or phone/internet bill).
Things to know:
- Your page must have a public address attached to be verified (you can use a PO Box if you want to keep your physical address private)
- Your page needs to be categorized as a “Local Business” to qualify.
Now my page shows up first in search results for “Amanda Hill” on Facebook!
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