Looking to verify your local business page on Facebook? Ever notice some Facebook Pages have a grey check mark verification badge next to their business name? It’s because they’ve been verified as a local business on Facebook.
While this isn’t to be confused with the blue check verification badge seen on profiles or pages of celebrities or major brands, applying to get your local business verified still has its benefits.
This week’s #SocialMediaMinute will cover how to verify your local business page on Facebook.
Keep in mind, this feature only works for Facebook Pages who are set up as a local business and are only (currently) available for business Pages in the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Learn more by watching the short tutorial video below.
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How Verify Your Local Business Page on Facebook
Unlike applying for a blue verification badge, verifying your local business page can be done from within your page settings.
From here, locate the Page Verification option. If you don’t see it, make sure your page is set up as a local business.
Submitting your Local Business Page for Verification
After selecting to verify your page you’ll have two options in submitting your request to Facebook.
- Verifying by phone call will allow Facebook to contact you with an automated phone call where you’ll be given a 4-digital code to complete the request online.
- Verifying through documents will let you upload a photo of an official business document like a tax file or business license to submit for verification.
Verified local business Pages show up higher in search results which can attract more visitors and look more legitimate which can help convert those visitors into fans.
You supposedly get early access to new features too not to mention you can rest at easy knowing there’s no impostor pages representing you the platform.
It takes bout 3-4 days once you’ve submitted your local business page for verification, and once accepted, you should see the grey check mark badge next to your business name.
Does your local business have a Facebook Page? Have you seen any other benefits of verifying your local business Page? Let me know in the comments below and make sure to come back next week for more social media tutorials.