Facebook has recently introduced the process to verify its fan pages . Since it has been reported to facebook in recent few years that several people and social media marketing companies are creating fake fan page of famous celebrity , brand , icon , actor , actress etc , and are making misuse of fan pages, hence in such scenario it was also very difficult for people to recognized which is the genuine page and which is fake page , hence in order to overcome this issue , Facebook introduce a procedure of verifying the fan page , by adding a blue badge of “verified” symbol on the genuine fan page .which look like a check mark of correct symbol.
Step by step procedure to send verification request for your facebook fan page .
Step 1 – Login to your facebook account . Don’t go to your fan page .
Step 2 – Now open a new tab in the same browser , and type the link in the address bar of the same browser or you can also copy and paste it in your browser url .
Step 3 – Now hit Enter key on your keyboard , now you will reach to the page where there is an option to send request to verify your page , You will find there a page verification request form , in which , first of all you will have the select the page which you want to verify , select from drop down option , now you will have to scan and upload a original copy of your identity proof which can proof that this page belong to you , or your business , brand etc, so that facebook could be able to verify that your page is genuine or fake. After that you need to fillup your website address in the box provided below , and after that you need to submit the page verification request to facebook .
it usually takes up to 30 days to get the status of your verification status , during this period you may get call on the provided number , or email ,or you may be asked to put a piece of code provided by facebook on your website , so that it could proof your genuinity . once facebook complete the verification process and if you found the genuine and real page owner , then a symbol of verified badge will be check marked on your facebook page.
Please watch the video for step by step guidance located in the bottom of this page.
What is the advantage / benefit of getting your facebook page verified .
- Your Fans will be able to know that your page is Genuine : If you will not verify your page , then your fans will not be able to identify which page is genuine and which page is fake . Since sometimes it has also been reported that some fake pages have more page likes than genuine page , in such situation it is very difficult for Real brand to proof themselves in public that my page is genuine , Hence I will always suggest you to get your page verified , it will help your fans to make difference between original and duplicate fan pages.
- Protect your Brand Reputation , which fake pages could misuse : Since fake pages of your brand name also have huge number page likes means fans , hence if they post any thing on their fake page , your public will understand that this is the post from your side , The situation could be more panic if , fake pages post some controversial or wrong information and if it gets viral on facebook , it could effect your brand image .
- Huge growth of fans , page likes and post engagement : If you verify your page , then your fans will be able to know that your page is genuine hence probability of getting page likes on your page will be much higher than fake page , also your those fans who are engaged with fake pages will came to know that I had liked a fake page of my icon , hence they will dislike the fake page and like the genuine page of yours. Due to this , more and more public will get engaged with your post , they will share , comment and like your post with more confident.
- Higher ranking in facebook search & Search engine organic search both : Once your page get verified , then when people search in facebook search about your brand your page will mandatory display on the top in the search results , and also when people will search in search engine like google , bing , yahoo , etc they will also list your page on top in their organic search listings.
Which category / type of facebook fan pages can be verified ?
As of now facebook offers to verify any category of pages including local business pages as well which has higher volume of page likes and fans , but for some countries it is mostly restricted to category / type which comes under – celebrity and public figure , Global brand and businesses , media .
Why I am getting this message “we are not currently accepting verification request in your region” .
Yes , off course people of some countries might be facing this problem while placing a page verification request because , due to very high volume of page verification request from all over the world , it is getting very difficult for facebook employees to verify and manage such a massive verification request , hence they had disabled this feature for some region or country , which will most probably start shortly , once facebook get prepare to handle such requests.
How much time does facebook takes to verify a page ?
It may take up to 30 days to get the status of your page verified , if you have all the requied documents and proof which are pre requested by facebook , otherwise the verification process may take up to 50 days in suspicious conditions.
What are the documents’ / id proof required to upload for verifying a facebook fan page.
You need to upload the solid identity proof , which could easily proof the facebook employees that your page is authentic and genuine , for example if you are a celebrity / public figure then you need to upload and submit your own id proof like voter id card , pan card , etc . But if your page is a business or brand then you need to upload a document which could be able to proof that you are the owner of the brand / business , in such conditions you need to submit the business ownership document proof , tin , or vat , documents’ etc.
Is it mandatory to have a website for facebook page for verification ?
Yes , it is compulsory to have your website , when you are applying for requesting for page verification , since it is the easy source for them to check the authenticity of your page , They may ask to put a some thing on your official website which could proof that your page is genuine.
On what parameter facebook verify that a fan page is genuine / original and fake/duplicate ?
Once any one submit the verification request for his page it is must that all the details in the about us page should be accurately filled . The document provided by you should be able to proof that your page is genuine & original , facebook does a background verification for your document to verify from the organization , hence it takes 30 to 50 days for verification , website has been made a mandatory parameter if you mention the website in your fan page , fb will prompt you to verify your website by several means , like telling you to place some temporary code for verification , if you will be genuine person , you can place the code in website , but if you are fake then how you could you get access to edit the website. A part from this he may make a phone call to the company , organization , or business place , or celebrity to check , email is also the way to verify , facebook will enquire about the email address from the official website and send you a verification link in the email of real organization , A part from this there are several ways to verify whether your page is original or fake.
Is there any minimum page likes / page fans required to be eligible for facebook page verification ?
Facebook officially never disclose this thing but it is sure that if your page is having less than 1 lakhs fans it may not be interested in verifying your page , as according to a recent survey done in United states , the statics shows that 90% of pages whose page like is less than 1 lakhs , is not get verified by facebook . in certain country where population is less , then for those countries / regions FB don’t verify page below 50k fans on page.
Do facebook allow me to change the name of my fan page after verification of page ?
Facebook usually allow to change the page name if you have page likes below 100 – 300 , once you achieve fans more than 300 on your page , facebook will ask you to submit a document proof indicating that if have either miss spelling , or organization name change with a genuine reason of changing the page name , once you submit the proposal , the employees will check and if they realize that your change is genuine , then they will allow you to make the page name change , but remember it will be allowed only once. But after verification of the page you can also apply for the name change but this process require lot of time and valid proof of company and organization name change , or a personal name change.
I had also attached here a video tutorial from my youtube channel explaining the simplest and easiest way to verify your facebook fan page step by step. Please watch this video and if you have any question you can ask your question in comment box , it will always be answered and appreciated.