Facebook requires notability in order to verify an account. This PR service will boost notability
Our Gold PR support for Facebook Verification clients includes all services covered in the BASIC Facebook Verification package PLUS clients will be seen in two of the most prestigious media outlets, valued at $5000 – with full journalistic cover with permanent visibility.
Is this service is the right fit? Users should already have a legitimate Facebook account with a strong follower level and reasonable search demand for their respective username. Notability is the only missing ingredient for many accounts – which is achieved through several feature articles on popular news sites.
It is a very simple process whereby Facebook staff will scan the media to see whether the person or entity requesting verification, is indeed popular in the media. They may also consider the volume of search demand in relation to a profile by using their own digital tools. If they consider there to be sufficient proof of notability, and the profile is authentic, unique and complete, it receives a “Facebook Blue Tick” which shows that it is a verified account. This in turn helps to prevent impersonation of a real brand or individual by other online imposters.
Facebook says that a well-known, often searched person, brand or entity qualifies for verification. They consider profiles that are featured in multiple news sources, and will typically DISQUALIFY profiles that appear in paid content, so if you did paid press releases or news with a “sponsored” label on it, your account will unlikely be verified.
Notability is key. You may have thousands of followers purely because you produced funny videos, but outside of Facebook, in the real world, people don’t know you. So Facebook really seeks to resemble what is real, outside of the network in the real world.
According to official Facebook correspondence, these are the requirements for Verification:
It is therefore possible that even with a lot of followers and notability, you can still be denied Facebook verification, since uniqueness and authenticity requirements might not be met.
Customer data suggests that the average cost is between $2500 and $7000 to get the blue tick. In some cases it can be more. We have created two packages to suit different budgets. Keep in mind that due to our media connections we can offer these low rates: some companies do charge $14K for the same service – that is entirely normal in the market because of the editorial support levels needed, along with the realistic value of the service.
Our Gold Facebook Verification Support program helps you save time by providing you with a much higher chance to be verified the first time. This is because you will appear in more notable and influential press outlets.
It is entirely normal to buy the basic package first because in many cases, it is sufficient. Customers can, at any point, upgrade to the gold package simply by paying the difference.
Although it might seem that Facebook is giving out blue badges to just about everyone, it’s not the case. Some regular and public users have found success in getting accepted for verification. If you work in any of the following fields, your chances might be better to get verified; music, television & film, fashion, government, religion, journalism, sports or business. Facebook does make a big thing about your account or profile being of public interest.
You should note that “general interest” like a group or page for car fans will not be verified. If you were a specific car brand on the other hand, it will most likely be verified as it goes beyond general interest.
The same goes for a page that is about general music interest – it will not be verified, but a profile for a famous singer, which is specific to them, is more likely to pass a verification request.
Facebook has a straightforward verification process, you do not have to pitch to them.
No. We simply follow a proven way of creating strong online PR for you, which will lend credibility for anyone seeking to succeed on either Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Wikipedia.
Nobody can “guarantee” Facebook verification since they are a 3rd party. This is a PR service that will get you notability in the news.
If Facebook determines that more notability is required, they may decline your verification and you may need to obtain more notability before succeeding.
Equally, they may determine that one of the other factors are not aligned with their requirements and may even decline a request with millions of followers and a lot of media. It is therefore important to understand all 4 requirements for verification.
Facebook blue badge, blue tick and verification are all one and the same thing. So what is it?
Ever searched up a celebrity, well-known brand or personality (of course you have)? Chances are that you will get tons of search results that come up, with everything from fan accounts to troll accounts appearing in the results. However, the actual entity is often right at the top of the list with a little blue badge next to it as an identifier that sets the real account apart from the rest.
That blue badge might seem like a modest differentiator, however it provides a wide array of benefits that will certainly help grow and emphasize the account on the social media platform.
You know how there’s always that one floor in a building that only the elite can access? And you can only get there if you have a code or passcard? Well, that little blue tick is the code and passcard to enter Facebook’s club of elite. Whilst blue tick badge holders probably do not hold meetings every fortnight to discuss matters of social media importance, they do understand that they have an edge over regular members.
The badge represents that your page is the authentic and original Facebook presence of your brand. It also comes with benefits such as being favored by Facebook’s algorithm, appearing at the top of search lists, getting exclusive access to new features before they get rolled out to the general public as well as the unmatched credibility that comes with people knowing that you are in fact the real deal.
Not everyone will qualify for Facebook’s blue tick of approval, however if you are serious about growing your brand to the point of deserving one, it is worth the effort. Getting your badge will depend on a few factors, Facebook places emphasis on these 4:
The above 4 are requirements that Facebook deems necessary, but here are a couple of extra steps to help give your account an edge:
Social media platforms are a great way to self promote your brand and reach a global market of people that traditional advertising just does not reach. Whilst the golden rule is “Don’t believe everything that you see on social media”, having that little blue tick next to your brand instantly increases your credibility on the platform.
Confirming your identity on Facebook goes beyond just uploading a profile picture and filling in your details. Whilst a strong bio helps people to get to know you, it does not guarantee that the account is trustworthy and safe to interact with.
With advancements in technology, we have seen fake accounts creating videos that mimic the voice and superimpose the face of the person that they are trying to impersonate in order to solicit money or attack their victim’s character. It can be difficult to defend yourself in a scenario such as this, but if your account is verified, it becomes a lot easier to prove that the imposter account is definitely not yours and that you are not connected to whatever drama was stirred up by the impersonator.
Facebook has been asking users to help the platform confirm their users identity by uploading copies of their ID documents. This is so that in the event of your account being hacked and you are trying to retrieve your login details, the company can easily identify and verify that you are in fact the rightful owner and get your account back faster.
Be wary of scams though and always double check the URL that is asking for your verification details. Remember that Facebook will never ask you to send them your login details and password via any other channel apart from the official login page or official password change URL.
“Verified badges” appear next to your account or page name, it will also appear when your name is searched. This lets users know that Facebook has officially confirmed that your account is “the authentic presence of the creator, public figure, celebrity or global brand it represents”. It also allows users to easily find the official accounts that they are searching for, as verified accounts appear at the top of the search list.
Facebook’s verification team thoroughly vets all submissions for verification and bases their review and outcome on a number of inputs that help to determine if the account/page is eligible for a verification badge.
Facebook has a set criteria for verification and they name the following aspects as essential when reviewing applications:
With so many opportunists prowling social media it is important to do whatever you can to safeguard your platform and your image. Getting your account verified will help to ensure that customers are able to find your authentic page and that copycats do not gain traction based on your hard work and that those with malicious intentions are unable to ruin your credibility.
That little blue badge grants users the ability to prove their authentication and avoid sticky situations.
Once your application has been sent in, it all depends on whether the Facebook verification team deems your profile of public interest. Some accounts can have 1000 followers or almost one million followers; it’s not what your follower count looks like, but rather the impact and influence your profile brings to the public.
Facebook does not endorse any verified accounts on the platform. It’s safe to know that many public figures that are verified do get paid for their presence, but that’s being done through their own personal channels or perhaps paid partnership deals. Verification means authenticity, not always getting paid.
A verified account can help you drive more sales to your Facebook shop or other businesses, so it can be indirectly profitable for influencers to have this designation.
Prevent spammers and scammers from abusing your brand name online. The main reason is to ensure authenticity on the platform, but also to show that the profile you have is only operated and owned by you or one sole entity. You may have other commercial and brand protection reasons too.
Because your profile is simply verified doesn’t make your content or your online appearance any more dominant. Facebook reserves the right to remove your verification status at any time without notice. Depending on the severity of the offence, you might want to read their verification rules beforehand, as misleading content, promotion of violence, suicide, gruesome content, hate speech, direct or indirect threats to the general public and more will let you lose your blue badge.
Yes. This is an entry-level package. Some brands and influencers spend in the region of $5000 to $7500 in order to appear in more notable publications. Talk to us if you want more than the basic package and we can provide you with information.
In many cases however, clients use the basic package first in order to test if they can be successful at a lower budget.
Facebook limits users’ ability to edit thumbnail images, headlines and descriptions where links are involved, this helps the platform to control clickbait and false news from being spread. So, if users wish to edit link previews as well as limit how other users can edit them, you will first have to go through a process to verify your domain.
Once verification is complete, Facebook will first have to check if a link that is shared to a Facebook page is coming from a verified domain. Thereafter they can ascertain if the Facebook page is allowed to edit link previews for that specific page.
Simply put, domain verification is a way of letting Facebook know that you in fact do own the website that is being used. The process will require users to add bits of code to their website, this will then get searched for by Facebook in order to verify that it is you. One can almost equate the system to hiding a spare key in a specific pot plant. Only those that know exactly where to look and what they are looking for will be able to find it.
Once your domain is verified, you can now associate your Facebook page with the associated domain, this lets Facebook know that it is okay for that particular page to edit link previews from that specific website.
If you are a website owner that wants to control how your links appear in previews when they are published onto Facebook, then you automatically qualify for Domain Verification. If you do not have Domain Verification, you will be unable to customize thumbnail images, edit the title or the link description when you are sharing links from your own website.
In order to verify your domain, you will be required to follow steps set out by Facebook to set up Domain Verification for your websites. The process does take a while so it is recommended that you set time aside especially for this process.
Verification if free to do and there are two primary domain verification methods:
It’s free to verify your domains. There are two domain verification methods, both methods provide users with a streamlined means to verify their domain that does not require the editing of any HTML meta data on their website. Both HTML file upload and DNS TXT record, require verification to be done via Facebook’s Business Manager.
The steps can be modestly broken down into the following guide:
Domain verification will determine which Business Manager account will have the power “to configure and prioritize the eight available conversion events for a given domain”.
This service might be one of the quickest ways to get your verification provided that other elements of your profile comply with Facebooks rules and criteria. Racking up social media verification badges are the modern day equivalent of getting the ultimate Scouts badge. It lets people know that you are in fact a big deal and that your brand (personal or professional) is one to keep an eye out for. Getting a verification badge on social media however, is slightly more tricky than helping a little old lady cross the street or selling the most Thin Mint cookies.
Facebook states that its prestigious blue badge means that “Facebook has confirmed that the Page or profile is the authentic presence of the public figure or brand it represents”. Here are a few tips on how to get your blue tick of approval.
Oscar Wilde once said “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” and Facebook seems to agree strongly with this statement as they place emphasis on authenticity as a requirement for verification. The social media giant states that accounts and pages are required to “Represent a real person, registered business or entity…Be the only presence of this person or business. Only one Page or profile per person or business may be verified, with exceptions for language-specific Pages and profiles. We don’t verify general interest Pages and profiles (e.g. puppy memes).”
Therefore it is important to have a strong brand identity and focus in order to meet this criteria.
Notability is one the key aspects when it comes to getting Facebook’s seal of approval. The platform states that they are looking for “well-known, often searched person, brand or entity. We review Pages and profiles that are featured in multiple news sources” to adorn with their blue badge.
Facebook does note that they dismiss any articles that appear as paid and promotional. However, they do acknowledge articles that appear as news worthy content even if these articles have been paid for in the form of PR as some PR packages include non-promotional published articles that news outlets deem as newsworthy.
Facebook will immediately dismiss any submissions for verified accounts if the account/page is incomplete. The minimum requirements for a complete account includes having an About section, Page or profile photo as well as recent activity which includes at least one post. However, in order to really stand out we recommend updating your facebook header to something relative to your brand and posting consistent valuable content.
Your user engagement should also be relatively high in that you are interacting and providing constructive feedback to followers on your page as well as Facebook friends.
In order to get verified you require a well established brand. Work on creating a strong image and becoming a well-known figure. Study the markets and find your intended target and interact with them directly. You want your brand to become synonymous with the field that you are in and you want to be the name at the top of your industry’s list.
Unless you are already a pretty well-known celebrity, socialite, brand or Kandashian/Jenner chances are you will have to put in some work before applying for your account verification.
Getting verified on social media comes with a wide array of benefits that definitely justify the work that you are required to put in. Whilst paying for PR is absolutely okay, if not encouraged, to help speed up the process it is important that the news being published is done so as a credible news article and not paid promotional content.
IF YOU HAVE SUFFICIENT PRESS COVERAGE – You can simply do this without our assistance and save money. The next step is to proceed with the only legitimate way to get your account verified: To request a verification badge from Facebook itself. Do not hand over your login details for someone else to do this, do it yourself from your OWN IP and regularly used device.
You need to meet the 4 requirements stated by Facebook. If one of these are missing, an application may be declined.
Follow a methodical but simple step-by-step process once we helped you gain publicity.
Step-by-step verification is quite easy:
First, be of public interest. Let’s explain this better: It is good to be published and featured in articles boasting your name all over the internet. This is something our team can help you with.
BEFORE APPLYING: follow some protocols beforehand; this can be and is not limited to setting your profile and tweets to public so that anyone can view it. Once you access the Facebook Verification process, there is a step-by-step guide that will help you. Other things that you might need to do are to complete your profile to its best, add your birthday, add a verified phone number and also confirm the email address connected to your profile.
Personal profiles: Note that if you’re applying for verification of your personal profile, and not that of a business or company, Facebook will require you to provide full personal identification. This will be anything like a driver’s license or a passport. It’s not always certain who finally decides why your profile should get verified, but having the minimum requirements on your profile and even additional information or published work will help speed up the process. Facebook only ensures that your account is of public interest, so you might want to get some articles written and published on yourself, or perhaps share valuable content and information that will be beneficial for the general public.
Facebook wants its users to access high-quality profiles and accounts at all times, and connect everyone with a broader audience. Social media influencers have done a great job of posting and sharing their spectacular lives with their following, and it’s been beneficial for them. It’s great to share your experiences and content with a big following, but make sure it’s of high-quality and also is original creative content.
Remember that Facebook has updated its policy to not only verify accounts that are official, such as celebrities or sports stars, and have given the general public the opportunity to also have their personal accounts verified. This initiative will help reduce abusive behaviour on the site but ultimately will give you the chance to be deemed the sole owner of your personal or business account. The problem with buying fake Facebook followers is that people may sell you “bot” followers from fake accounts.
If you have genuine Facebook followers and now require sufficient news coverage before applying for verification – then this service is the perfect solution. Note that you may be required to obtain more PR or have other assets like a Wikipedia page too.
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