Verifying Your Business on Facebook

Now you can give your Page an official stamp of authenticity.

Yes you can verify your Facebook page and get a gray checkmark next to your business name to show that it has been verified by Facebook.

Facebook verification badge

You probably have seen the blue checkmark, that is for celebrities, public figures, sports teams and other media and entertainment.

The badges will help people “find the right and authentic accounts” for local merchants, Kirsten Bury, a Facebook product marketing manager for Pages, told Marketing Land.

Verified Pages will:

  • Show up higher in search results.
  • Let visitors know the page is authentic
  • Get Early access to new features

For those reasons alone it’s worth verifying your page.

So here’s how you do it.  I did this on my iPhone and it was very simple. Go to your page and find  “more” to the right and under your cover photo.

Click on “Edit Settings” then click on “General” and up will pop the screen where you’ll find “Verify my page,” click on that and you’ll get this screen:

How to verify your facebook page

Next you’ll enter your business phone number and click on “Call me now.” You will almost instantly get a call with a 4 digit verification code, simply punch that in, hit “continue” and that’s it. Your page is now verified and you’ll see the check next to your name.

Pretty easy. For the reasons listed above I would do this right away as it takes no time at all.

Hope this helps!