How to verify a Business Facebook Page
Although the gray verification badge (hereinafter "grey tick" ) for local businesses was rolled out by Facebook in October 2015, many small businesses are not taking advantage of this feature.
Unlike the blue verified badge , for which only select people (whatever that means ), sports, media, entertainment and government are eligible, if your Facebook Page's category is "Local Business or Companies & Organizations", you can get a grey tick.
Why should you get a grey tick
The grey tick is more than an ornament; it has clear benefits for businesses.
An increasing number of people use Facebook as a search engine to find information about businesses. The grey tick helps people to find authentic accounts, making easier for them to make sure that they are communicating with the right company.
Also, verified pages rank higher in the search results, attracting more visitors to their pages, which ultimately will translate into an increased conversion rate.
How to get the grey tick for your Business Facebook Page
The Facebook Help Centre gives clear instructions on how to verify a business Page. If, like us, you have a visual learning style, you'll find the steps below to be useful.
Before starting, make sure that your business Facebook Page's category is "Local Business or Companies and Organizations". You can check and change this category accordingly following this link.
Click Settings up the top of your page.
Click General on the left column.
Click Verify this Page on the right column.
Enter a publicly listed phone number for your business, your country and language.
||If you have one of those loquacious automated telephone systems that tells callers the history of the Roman Empire before a real person speaks to them, disconnect it while requesting the grey tick. If you don't have a PhD in Telephony, verify your Page with documents instead.
Click Call Me Now. Facebook will call you with a verification code.
Enter the Verification Code.
Voilà! Now you have a verified Business Facebook Page!
Should you prefer to verify your Page with documents, follow the 3 first steps mentioned above and then...
Click Verify this Page with documents instead.
Click Upload File and select the document you wish to wish to use.
Click Send Document.
We hope you found this blog post useful.