Despite popular belief, getting verified on Facebook really isn’t as hard as it seems. Musicians, athletes, public figures, politicians, and the like often want to get verified to build credibility amongst their audience. One of the ways to do that is through getting that little coveted blue badge next to your name on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube
To get verified, you’ll need a few things prior to submitting your application
- An existing public music page under your artist name
- A history of native content posted to your page
- Some media references that have your name or image
- A website
- The Facebook Mentions Application
Table of Contents
- 1 HOW YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE SHOULD LOOK
- 2 NEXT STEPS
- 3 WHERE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
- 4 YOUR CREDIBILITY AFTERWARDS
- 5 5 Reasons Your Agency Should Get Verified on Facebook
- 6 #1 – Local Alerts
- 7 #2 – Increased Visibility
- 8 #3 – Control Misinformation
- 9 #4 – Enjoy the Good, Avoid the Bad
- 10 #5 – Better Protection
HOW YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE SHOULD LOOK
Make sure all the details on your page are filled out to the best of your ability. Have a detailed, grammatically correct bio.
Head to the About section of your profile and create a custom username if you haven’t already. Have your start date filled out, genre (e.g. Hip Hop Instrumentals), email (on the same domain as your personal website), press contact, awards (if applicable).
This is letting Facebook know that the account is worth verifying. The more detail, the better.
After you have some good content posted to your page (videos, articles, song links, plain text, photos, memes) it’s time to get some ads running.
For one reason or another, Facebook is a little more kind with the verification after you’ve run a couple ads. You shouldn’t have to spend any significant amount of money, but enough to know that it’s not just a spam account. Not only that, your Facebook must have a lot of followers and fan engagement. If you don’t have a lot of followers and fans, you can buy them here Facebook SMM
WHERE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
The link to submit is here: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/342509036134712
Facebook will change that link sometimes, so if that doesn’t work a simple Google search for ‘Facebook verification application’ should lead you in the right direction.
You’ll simply attach a valid ID and select the page you want verified. Then within about 24-48 hours you’ll get a yes or no on the verification.
If you don’t get it the first time you can wait another 30 days and try again. Sometimes you may need to get a few more fans or promote your music more effectively.
It does not take a vast amount of fans to be verified on Facebook. Don’t let that deter you. It does take a personal website (you own the domain), good content posted on Facebook, a valid ID, and minimal ad spend.
YOUR CREDIBILITY AFTERWARDS
Credibility is something that is changing in our world. Years ago, it wasn’t like this. But today, people seem to always judge others based on how many followers they have, what platforms they use, if they are verified and so forth. I’m not saying this is first, but it’s a reality.
The credibility of being verified can lead to better collaboration opportunities, more music sales, concert tickets, merchandise, etc.
At the end of the day though, the blue icon is just 1,256 pixels on a digital screen. But it’s more than that. If there’s other people with a similar artist name to you, the verification helps. If you’re telling a record executive how to find you, the verification helps. At the very least, it’s worth an attempt.
5 Reasons Your Agency Should Get Verified on Facebook
#1 – Local Alerts
The first great reason to become verified is to gain access to Facebook’s local alerts feature. Local alerts act like super posts that will appear to everyone in the affected area (even if they don’t follow your page). In times of emergency, this is a great way to make sure your message reaches as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.
#2 – Increased Visibility
Another perk of verifying your agency with Facebook is increased visibility. We all know that keeping ahead of Facebook’s algorithm to make sure your posts get seen is no easy task. But there is something you can do to help. Once verified as a government agency, Facebook will show your page to more people.
#3 – Control Misinformation
Facebook verification can also help fight misinformation. The blue verification badge lets people know that your page is authentic and credible, protecting you against any impersonators. Verified pages are shown higher in search results, making it easier for your community to see you as the source of truth when seeking information.
#4 – Enjoy the Good, Avoid the Bad
Facebook verification isn’t just about receiving perks but reducing negatives too. For example, Facebook scrutinizes topics that may be more common in your line of work. Such as social issues, elections, and politics. If you want to advertise on Facebook about any of those topics, you have to have a verified page. And if you try running an ad without being verified, your advertising account can become restricted or worse. Here’s a snippet from Facebook explaining the restrictions:
“In order to show who has claimed responsibility for your Page, you’ll need to verify your business first. If you run ads about social issues, elections, or politics in the US, we will require you to go through this extra step of verification. ”
#5 – Better Protection
And if I still haven’t convinced you to verify your agency on Facebook, consider this last thing. Government agencies tend to make prime targets for bad actors. So if you get hacked, an employee goes rogue, or you otherwise lose control of your page, it’s tough to reverse, and you may have to start again from scratch.
But a Facebook verification badge can help protect you against those worst-case scenarios. Part of the verification process ensures that your page is set up correctly with safeguards against those very problems. And not to mention, establishing a relationship with Facebook and having the ability to contact them can make it a lot easier. Facebook even provides a best practice checklist, recommending things like:
- Enabling Two-Factor authentication
- Take Facebook’s security checkup
- Take Facebook’s privacy checkup
- Enroll in Facebook Protect
Doing the work to get verified now pays dividends long into the future. We’ve covered the main benefits of verifying your page on Facebook, but in the end, the peace of mind may be worth the most.
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