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How to Get Your Facebook Page Verified

Most people think that you need to to have more than 20,000 followers for you to get your page verified on Facebook, but that’s just not true! I’ve seen several Pages and heard stories of people telling how they got their page verified with only 700 to 1000 Page Likes. It’s not about how many page likes you have, it’s all about how authentic your page is. What’s even more surprising is that you don’t have to spend tons of money for ads for this, a small budget is enough.

Here are some things that may help you become qualified to get your Facebook page verified:

  1. Put a lot of info in your profile. Get your page info completely filled out, if possible. Pick an appropriate category for your page: a blogger, business person, public figure, etc. Link your personal Facebook account to this page and make your profile picture from your personal account public by default so that people can view it. In the info section include a long description of who you are and what you do.

  2. Post content regularly. It’s pretty obvious- but you need to post on your page! It doesn’t need to be updated everyday but at least post a few times a week.

  3. Run boosted posts or ads for a week. Advertise your posts by running boosted posts or ads. You don’t have to spend a fortune. You can run ads for as low as $2 a day for a week.

There are two different ways to request your page to be verified. You can request using a phone verification method or by using business documents.

Steps to Verify your Facebook Page via Phone:

  1. Click Settings at the top of your Page

  2. From General, click Page Verification

  3. Click Verify this Page, then click Get Started

  4. Enter a publicly listed phone number for your business, your country and language

  5. Click Call Me Now to allow Facebook to call you with a verification code

  6. Enter the 4-digit verification code and click Continue

Steps to Verify your Facebook Page via Business Documents:

  1. Click Settings at the top of your Page

  2. From General, click Page Verification

  3. Click Verify this Page, then click Get Started

  4. Click Verify with Documents

  5. Upload a picture of an official document showing your business' name and address (bills from your company work great for this)

After Facebook receives your verification code or business document, they will review your info to confirm that it matches public records and will contact you about your verification status within a few days. Keep in mind that you're not required to verify your Page.

It typically takes 3-6 days for Celebrities, Sports, Music and Politics for your page to be verified and 7-45 days for a Business/Organization Category.

I hope this helps you get your Facebook Page verified! If you still have questions, please comment- I’d love to help.

 

Learning From Jesus Daily

I first got to know Jesus Daily about 4 years ago when they had about 3 million page likes and I was blown away by the ministry impact.  We were able to create a strategic partnership between Jesus Daily and Online Church and I began to get to know Jesus Daily better and Dr. Aaron Tabor who leads the ministry.  It has been incredible to watch the Facebook Page continue to grow to now more than 20 million Facebook Likes.  The page is actually THE MOST engaged Facebook page on the planet!  I love that a page about Jesus is #1! 

As I’ve gotten to know Jesus Daily there is one big unique not so secret factor to their success: clear calls to action.  On almost every post they tell you what they want you to do: Like, Comment or Share. 

When it comes to Facebook and social media people often don’t know how to interact and it’s rarely intuitive what you want them to do. When you tell them what you want them to do, they more often do it. 

Think about it, in church we often tell people when to stand up or sit down.  There are times you don’t tell people what to do and about half the congregation will stand or sit very awkwardly out of confusion.  When given a clear call to action everyone stands or sit as they are led to do so.  Social media functions in much the same way.

While I don’t recommend doing this on every post, I do recommend doing it on several of your posts.  Here are three ways you can use this technique for your church: 

  1. Inspirational Bible Verses - “Like if you Agree”
  2. New Sermon Series Promotional Video – “Share to Invite a Friend"
  3. Question to stir  conversation – “Comment to Share Your Thoughts”

I would be willing to bet-that by adding this clear call to action to one of your posts would like double the engagement on that specific post which will greatly increase the reach of that post.  You see, Facebook’s algorithm is built on engagement.  Whenever people Like, Comment or Share one of your posts Facebook perceives it to be a very valuable posts that other people would also like to see.  These are the types of things that create vitality in your content and can quickly lead to exponential growth on your Facebook page.