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Is the grey checkmark on Facebook hard to get?

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  1. macdonjo3

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    I know the blue checkmark is pretty impressive. What about the grey?

    One of my clients has it, just wondering what the requirements are or if anyone knows anything about it.

    For example:

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    http://marketingland.com/new-facebook-is-rolling-out-verified-badges-for-local-business-pages-145276

    "Facebook today started rolling out verified badges for local businesses. The badges come in the form of gray check marks — to differentiate them from the blue checks displayed on verified Pages for celebrities, public figures, sports teams and other media and entertainment organizations — and are available for businesses with a physical location in the US, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand."

    "The feature is accessed within a Page's admin settings in markets where it is available. Business owners can verify their Pages immediately using their business' publicly listed phone number. They can also verify by uploading an official document like a phone bill, a process that Facebook says will take several days to complete."
     
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    I was reading that earlier, but I was hoping someone had a bit more insight than just "in markets where it is available"
     
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    under "markets" i think they meant the countries i also quoted above, the article reveals that it doesn't take too much of an effort to get the grey badge, it doesn't cost money, so i guess it's either available in the page's admin settings or not :), but i think in those above countries it should be there and maybe in a few others too, since the article was written months ago
     
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    I would think that it would be pretty easy to get if you qualify for it. Are you from one of those countries?
     
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