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Paranoia: Validating a Page past 10K

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by jagrmeister721, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. jagrmeister721

    jagrmeister721 Junior Member

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    Some of you may be following my other thread- where I describe I am creating about two dozen local Pages on facebook. They are each getting to the 10K threshold, and I am starting to freak out that they won't be successfully validated. I understand at 10K fans, Facebook asks you to verify the page and you can do this by putting a badge or widget on your blog/site. A few questions:

    1. What was your experience with this? Did you get validated and maintain publishing rights? Or did you get restricted? What was the process like?

    2. I have about 30 such Pages. One for each city. The page is generic "I heart CITY". I am concerned that FB seems to not verify/validate pages that are generic in nature. Must I create a site or blog (or subpage to my larger local site) that uses this terminology to help my chances of passing?

    Any thoughts/comments welcome - please feed or alleviate my paranoia depending on whatever the reality is.
     
  2. ClownBaby

    ClownBaby Power Member

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    honestly i would like to know more about this as well. how the hell do you validate things by a blog.

    like i have a fan page of an Athlete how the hell am i gonna validate that when there is no website being used?
     
  3. Jonezyuk

    Jonezyuk BANNED BANNED

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    With the pages ive lost my publishing rights to, i was never asked to verify the page, i just lost them, but i set up a blog and badge for one page but same happened to that, im not sure whether you can actually verify it until they ask, i maybe wrong tho
     
  4. jagrmeister721

    jagrmeister721 Junior Member

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    Oh boy- now I'm really concerned. Any BH'ers got past this step successfully and have any advice?
     
  5. aistee

    aistee Regular Member

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    Home Page:
    This is the first mail you get:

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    Hello,

    Our records indicate that you are currently the admin of a Facebook Page with a large number of fans, xxxxx. To ensure a positive user experience, we require admins of large Pages to confirm their affiliation with the brand, business, person, or entity that their Page represents. Please use the following link to authenticate your Page.

    http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=authenticate_page

    You will also be able to authenticate your Page by viewing your Page and clicking on the "Authenticate Page" link below the "Edit Page" link.

    If you are unable to authenticate your Page in the next three weeks, you may lose the ability to publish stories to your fans.

    The Facebook Team


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    I only ran a small blog for my page - that wasn't good enough, so I got this ail a few weeks later:

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    Hi xxx

    Thank you for providing us with this information regarding your Page, xxx. Because you were not able to authenticate your Page by one of the methods previously offered, we are requiring that the name of your Page be elaborated upon to accurately represent the content of the Page.

    If you are using your Page primarily as a blog, we are requesting that you add your personal name to the title of the Page. For example, if your Page is named "I Love Music" we are requiring that you change the name to, "I love Music by ", followed by your name.

    If your Page is representing a website, you also have the option of making the URL of that website your Page name. For example, if you maintain www.ilovemusic.com you can change the name of your page to ilovemusic.com.

    Publishing rights have been blocked for this Page until this process is complete. Once we have received your requested name change we will authenticate your page and enable your Page's publishing rights again. These policies are designed to ensure Facebook remains a safe, secure and trusted environment for all users. Please reply to this email with the required name change for your Page and we will be able to assist you further.

    Thanks for contacting Facebook,

    Landon
    User Operations
    Facebook

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    Only problem is, it's not possible to change your page name, and if you write them, they don't answer.
     
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  6. J0kerz

    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    lol...FAIL. What can we do then?
     
  7. ClownBaby

    ClownBaby Power Member

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    any ideas i would be appreciative as well.
     
  8. sviedinys18

    sviedinys18 Newbie

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    "If you are unable to authenticate your Page in the next three weeks, you may lose the ability to publish stories to your fans."

    Is this for real?In three weeks you can earn big money...lol
     
  9. lakers302

    lakers302 Newbie

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    yea man but some people prefer long term income than short term.

     
  10. therat

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    Basically, Once you start posting status updates is when you will get the "Authentication Page" request.

    IME, pages that are very similar in Names to a website that your linking to will be approved

    If its a "local business" just get a domain name similar to the name of the page and put up your widget and you should be fine.

    Especially if your doing something whitehat its in fbook's best interest to have their widget on your page
     
  11. maildigger

    maildigger Power Member

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    What's the emailadres from facebook helpdesk?