By far the #1 question I get from people who have read my “How to Verify Your Google+ Brand Page with Google” post is “So will this get me that check mark next to my brand’s name?”
Until now I had to answer…probably not. There was no way to ask for the check mark that shows Google recognizes the page as the “official” page of the brand. It was a boon Google only bestowed upon the brand “1%.”
But now almost anyone can approach the throne and receive the coveted Google check mark.
There are still a few qualifications:
- Your Google+ page must be authorized by your commercial entity, organization, brand, or product.
- Your Google+ page’s profile must contain a link to your organization’s website.
- Your organization’s website must connect to your Google+ page, by adding the Google+ badge or by adding a snippet of code.
- Over 1000 people must have added your Google+ page to their circles.
If you you can leap those hurdles, the only thing left for you to do is to complete the Google+ page verification request. You must also scan and include some documentary proof of your association to the business (such as a bank statement, business license, or utility bill).
Once you have that coveted check mark, be sure and get it framed. And send it to Mom. She’ll be so proud!