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FB Gray Verification Check Badge Update

Posted by Linda Kortanek @lkortanek, Wed, Aug 7 5:41am

Our business started in 1987 – 32 yrs ago – and 4 addresses – so it took me several months back and forth with FB Help Center but yesterday finally got the GRAY verification badge on our FB business page (www.facebook.com/northpointpeds) which FB says will boost our search ratings. Message: PERSEVERE!

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Good news, @lkortanek. Aside from boosting search ratings, what do you see as the benefit of acquiring the GRAY verification badge?

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People are looking for authenticity & credibility these days. It is a very small action, but showing we have been “verified” adds one more layer of authenticity & credibility which builds trust. In healthcare – trust is HUGE.

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Congratulations! I'm trying to get the gray badge for a small nonprofit with which I volunteer, so that we can set up FB fundraisers. We've been rejected twice. What documentation did you share that finally convinced FB?

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Anyone have any success getting verified on Instagram? I applied in app but never heard anything back.

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@MeganRowe

Congratulations! I'm trying to get the gray badge for a small nonprofit with which I volunteer, so that we can set up FB fundraisers. We've been rejected twice. What documentation did you share that finally convinced FB?

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Here is what Facebook says:
– A utility bill for your business
– Your local business license (issued by your city, county, state)
– A tax certificate for your business
– Certificate of Formation (for a partnership)
– Notarized authorized Articles of Incorporation

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@kellybussanich

Anyone have any success getting verified on Instagram? I applied in app but never heard anything back.

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Here is what I found on Instagram. Looks like they are not looking to do a lot of Business verifications…I can tell you – on Facebook – you can write back and forth with the reviewer.

Verify Your Business on Instagram
Right now, only some public figures, celebrities and brands have verified badges. You can request a verification badge with the steps below. However, submitting a request does not guarantee that your account will be verified.

Go to your profile and tap
Tap Settings.
Tap Account, then tap Request Verification.
After you've filled out the form, tap Send we will review your request.
If your account does not have a verified badge, there are other ways to show people that you're authentic. To demonstrate authenticity on your professional account, you can:

Write description in your Instagram profile bio to tell potential customers more about your business.
Use Stories to provide a behind the scenes look at your business.
Encourage customers to tag your business so people can see posts from customers using your product or service.

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My outside-of-work nonprofit finally got its verification! The winning document — a letter from the IRS circa 1998. No joke. Maybe they just felt sorry for us?

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@MeganRowe

My outside-of-work nonprofit finally got its verification! The winning document — a letter from the IRS circa 1998. No joke. Maybe they just felt sorry for us?

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Hooray!

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@MeganRowe

My outside-of-work nonprofit finally got its verification! The winning document — a letter from the IRS circa 1998. No joke. Maybe they just felt sorry for us?

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Yup. You just never, ever give up.

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Has anyone else used the phone call from Facebook to verify their page? We took an iPhone down to the switchboard of our hospital and requested a call from Facebook as we were standing there. The staff was prepped that there would be a robot call and they just had to take down a verification code. That worked pretty well, without the need for submitting documentation.

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@lkortanek

Here is what Facebook says:
– A utility bill for your business
– Your local business license (issued by your city, county, state)
– A tax certificate for your business
– Certificate of Formation (for a partnership)
– Notarized authorized Articles of Incorporation

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much helpful
thanks

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Our corporate page has the blue badge, but the grey badge would be helpful for our local locations. Definitely looking into it. Does anyone know the real difference between the blue and grey badge for an org? Since we do have an international presence, I'm guessing the blue badge is fine for our corp page.

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The grey badge is available to any business that can verify it's authenticity. The blue badge is currently not available to apply for, and Facebook seems to consider them on a case-by-case basis. I have heard that if you are spending a good amount of money on Facebook Ads and have a designated Ad Rep, that you can request it directly through that individual.

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