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Step by step guide on how to get verified on Instagram in 2021?

Step by step guide on how to get verified on Instagram in 2021?

Vinay Hankare
Vinay Hankare

Professional digital marketing with 3 years of experience in consumer facing industry.

Want to know how to get verified on Instagram in 2021? This step by step guide will help you get a blue tick on your social media accounts.

If you want to know how to get verified on Instagram in 2021 and not able to get proven steps on getting blue tick, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, I will tell you what you need to do before applying for Instagram verification (which is very easy) and reveal what these gurus are doing to get blue tick on their social media.

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What does Instagram verification mean?

I am pretty sure you are aware of what does verification badge means on social media, so I am not going to take much time just to increase words. It simply means that your account is official and you have the authentic presence of a notable public figure, celebrity, or global brand.

Benefits of having a verified account?

To tell you in a very simple way, if you have verified Instagram account and comment on any celebrity post, Instagram will rank your comment on that particular post. This will help you stand out in the comment section and celebrity fans will start following you. One the best way of increasing Instagram followers organically.

How do you get verified on Instagram?

So how do you even get verified if you’re not a celebrity? Well, I know a proven step and I have helped few content creators get verified on Instagram even if they are not a celebrity.

If you’re not a celebrity you need to invest a good amount to get verified on social media. These are the proven steps to get a Blue verification badge on Instagram:

  1. PR: Also known as public relations. Well, there are plenty of PR companies in India and in each city. PR can be done both offline that is newspapers, interviews on TV, etc and online that is news articles, video interviews, etc. You can contact any PR agency near you and ask them to give you a quotation for publishing your articles in top news channels without a disclaimer. It will nearly cost you between INR 40,000 to INR 90,000 to get into top news channels.
  • Pre verification Step: I also call this step getting prepared before applying for Instagram verification. To be honest with you getting verified on Instagram is very difficult as compared to getting a blue tick on your Facebook profile and Facebook page.

Let me explain to you why? Before you apply for verification on Instagram it is better if you get your Facebook profile and fan page verified. The reason why I am saying this is because once you have your Facebook profile and fan page verified changes of getting Instagram verification badge increases.

You can ask your PR agency to help you with verification. They always have such contacts. Agency will charge you separately for each account verification. Facebook profile verification will cost you nearly INR 30,000 to INR 40,000 and INR 45,000 for Facebook fan page verification. You can ask them to get both of these at a discounted price or you can ask a PR agency to give you 10 Top news channel (without a disclaimer) article + Facebook profile and Fan page verification cost at a discounted price. This way you can save money.

  • Getting Featured in Top Newspapers: Once you get featured in top newspapers it is obvious that you will be trending in your niche on Google news. Your agency will create a deck of your profile along with news articles and social media links and with a proper explanation, why you want to get verified on social media? 

So now you’re in top news channels, the next step is to wait for 4 days to get into the Google news section. This will help Facebook Bot to find much more articles about you on Google.

  • Finally Verified: Once you have your deck ready along with a proper explanation, the PR agency will submit your deck with your photo ID proof to Facebook. It will take somewhere around 1 to 4 working days to get a verification badge. Once you have your Facebook profile and fan page verified by a PR agency you don’t need to pay for Instagram verification. Just change your Instagram personal account to a business account. Click on Settings > Tap on Accounts > Tap request verification > Fill in the application form. Your legal name and your “Known as” name along with photo ID proof > Click on Send.

Done, Congratulations you’re verified. I hope this article helped you to know the secret of getting verified on social media.

PS – Instead of getting verified on social media you should also focus on your content because if you don’t have engaging content or what people are looking for it does not make sense of having a verified account. If you need any help with this process you can contact me here.

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