Some celebrities and verified brand pages have had the verification checkmark / badge beside them for quite some tome now. Now, Facebook offers the checkmark for local businesses.

While Facebook offers up instructions in their help center explaining how a local business page owner could get the verification mark, they are not very clear. I already have clients asking me how to get the checkmark for their local office or locally owned business, so I thought I’d put together an article on it.

How to verify your Facebook local business page:

  1. Log in to Facebook and from the page you are seeking verification, go to “settings.”
    facebook page settings
  2. If you are an owner or a manager of the page, you should see a “page verification” button.
    fb page verification
  3. When you click edit a screen appears which says “Verified Pages show up higher in search results”.
  4. On this next screen, enter your phone number and click “Call Me Now”.
    verification step 4
    At the time of this article the button is broken and does nothing. So, I clicked onto “Verify this Page with documents instead.”
  5. The documentation screen asks for a copy of a bill, etc.
    step 5
  6. And this is the screen you receive once your documents are uploaded:


Did you get the verification badge?

How long did it take?

Did you get Facebook to call you?

  1. we dont see page verification tab in page settings i guess it is not allowed to everyone yet.

  2. not worked anymore 🙁 facebook removed it

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