Instagram Verification Service
Let our professional editorial team and PR experts help you achieve the necessary news visibility before applying for Instagram Verification. Fast and discreet service with a very high success rate.
Do you already have a popular Instagram account with many followers and would like to get Instagram Verification? This special PR service will help you get it:
Preparing you for Instagram Verification: Be seen on popular news channels through a combination of written interviews, editorial news articles and official press releases. All media appearances can include photos, videos and direct quotes that our editorial team will prepare on your behalf.
We also offer a more premium verification service that pitches you to high-end media sites such as IBTimes, Entrepreneur, Jpost and Forbes starting from $5000, however in the majority of cases where clients have a strong following, this standard $995 PR package is sufficient.
The Instagram verification department advises that that in order to become verified, your profile should be “Authentic, Unique, Complete and Notable”. Most people are not notable in the news and that is where they fail verification. Read all of the information below to see how it works. Though our combination of PR, press contacts and media positioning we have assisted many individuals and brands get Instagram Verification.
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What is Instagram Verification?
Were you declined after an Instagram Verification request because you are not notable in the news? We can help you fix it swiftly.
If you search for any company, brand, athlete, politician, influencer or anyone who’s been in the news a lot recently, you’ll notice that their Instagram account is verified. Instagram Verification started as a way for Instagram to ensure the account that’s being used is of authentic ownership by the person.
The account verification ensures that all content published on their profiles will be of true ownership. If you look at it in a different perspective, you’ll understand that Instagram uses its Verification services to link the public directly with a more prominent and well-known figure.
Although it might feel as if these people are more important than a regular Instagram users, these verifications ensure that the people behind the screen are sharing complete and authentic content to their followers.
Another great part of the Instagram verification service is that it offers the general public an opportunity to get more involved with events and things that matter and that can make a difference. The verification service will help spread accurate and reliable information, but also get people to engage more frequently with companies, businesses or anyone else. It can boil down to the public getting closer to someone who is always just regarded as a face or name for a certain product or company.
Many businesses use verification services to increase their popularity rank among competitors. This is a great way for their customers or clients to build better and longer lasting trust in their brand
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IG verification: Frequently asked questions
Our consumption for online content has never been in more demand. On the daily, we consume vast amounts of social media content, looking and searching for new and innovative ideas. But recently a higher demand in social media content, especially that of Instagram has brought the question of becoming verified to many people’s attention. Although many users do feel that the Instagram Verification service is an easy and non-organic way to gain more followers or popularity online. Instagram users have started to place a lot of more trust and confidence in the online world and especially in that of people with a big social media presence. Because we are now more connected than ever before, and the world has simply become so intertwined; the need for credibility is always on high demand. Instagram Verification is a simple way to ensure that all the confidence and trust you as a user apply to anyone or any business doesn’t easily crumble or become susceptible for pitfalls of uncredited information and/or fake news.
This is where Instagram stepped in, and created their verification service to ensure the content that is shared with an audience is original and carries some sort of credibility with it. The great thing about the Instagram Verification service is that it locks the verified account to be more honest and especially authentic. Many followers and users of Instagram have complained that the service might be a way for them to divide stronger public figures from a general user. This goes in hand with the argument that connects verification with popularity, trust, recognition and of course an increase in followers. But although all these thoughts and opinions might amount to it only becoming myths, Instagram users must be aware of the long and somewhat tedious process it is to receive your honorary blue badge. With this is also the hard work many people and companies have done to create and establish a well-known persona and brand.
Although many people will generally argue that you need to have a certain amount of followers before you can get verified, this might not always be the case. A good number of followers will definitely help you become verified and make the process easier, but there are certain other requirements that people need to take in to consideration beforehand.
Instagram makes it clear that the requirements are to be “Authentic, Unique, Complete and Notable”.
The things YOU need to do as our customer is to make sure it either represents a genuine person or a registered business – and not try to use vague funky pictures that is not indicative of an authentic entity.
Uniqueness matters – so you cannot have a name like “@Fast_Cars” and say I am Mr. Fast Cars please verify me now. Instagram will decline verification on the basis that you are not unique and represent a general interest category.
Completeness simply means that you have an accurate BIO that will be aligned to the names we use for you in news articles – and that the profile is not set to private, but to public.
The things WE do for you relates to being notable: Instagram will only consider an application if you have been mentioned in multiple news sources. They will search for you on news.google.com
Google is a great place to start. A basic requirement is that you would need to have at least a large amount of articles published about yourself via other platforms. Some suggest at least 8 – 10 articles, with strong reference to you. These articles also need to meet certain criteria, such as articles being published by credible sources, written in English and should be able to come up on the Google news tab.
Wikipedia is another site that could help your verification process. Many well-known public figures have a strong written Wikipedia page about themselves. It might seem a bit farfetched, but these Wiki pages carry a lot of their personal information, achievements, and also the work that they’re doing.
Followers, now although this might be a minor part of the requirements to be verified, some people have had their accounts verified before they even had a huge amount of Instagram followers. What you need to remember, that verification will basically go in hand with your physical public presence and whether or not people know about the work you do.
News articles would also get your ranking up, as many politicians, celebrities, athletes, entrepreneurs and more recently social media influencers are being talked about in news articles. Although you might think your story would first have to be printed in newspaper, it’s about getting your name onto Googles search engine. The more there’s a strong number of published works with your name on it, the better. Appearing in news.google.com is essential.
The great thing is that Instagram Verification is limited to people who do actually contribute to various fields of interest and importance. Although it’s not solely designed and designated for just a small amount of people, it ensures that people who do have a valued voice and opinion in the general public off of social media can become verified.
Note the following:
- Instagram Verification is free from IG: They do not charge anything for reviewing and approving accounts. Our service fee relates to the creation of news content and placing this on various media sites that are “news indexed” on Google News.
It might seem as the best thing to have that blue badge next to your name on Instagram, but it won’t always mean more money or business or perhaps even more followers. After receiving your blue badge, you still need to maintain a good online presence. Many users frequent accounts that post as often as possible, and especially good quality content. This is only said for Instagram, it doesn’t discourage other social media platforms or websites if there are any. Some influencers and entrepreneurs are constantly thinking of new fresh ways to keep their audiences engaged as they are acting like a liaison between you and what they have to offer.
But a good Instagram presence isn’t the only important thing, it’s important that you maintain a good and regular public presence outside of Instagram. This is said for many businesses and start-ups, as people would still like to see your involvement in current events, this can sometimes be limited to your industry or field of expertise. Thinking of new ways to keep your audience happy outside of Instagram is a great way to also gain more followers.
Although it’s not always the most popular choice, people can now also use a third party company to help them get verified.
In practice there is not difference between getting Instagram Verified by means of a media panel application from an agency, or directly from your mobile phone. It is preferred to use your own mobile device for privacy reasons and account security.
Social media verification agencies definitely have the necessary PR resources and information on what it might take to become verified. Many websites and blogs suggest to not using any third party verification sites, as it may result in you losing your account completely.
Third party verification sites or companies charge a very small fee to complete certain tasks on your Instagram account. This can include, but is also not limited to verification. They allow people to build and gain more followers by purchasing a certain amount of followers or perhaps even helping people become more found online.
It’s not always 100% clear how Instagram does their verification process, except from that which is shared with us via their requirements, but the same is said about third party verification. This might seem like a difficult and almost unconventional route to take, but these sites do ask money and will in return definitely help you gain more Instagram popularity.
Although Instagram doesn’t necessarily pay any verified account or person for using their platform, some people do get paid or endorsed by other companies for promoting their products or brands.
Instagram Verification does not at all mean you will become endorsed or paid by various companies or brands. The verification is only to ensure that impersonation of a certain degree isn’t committed on their platforms.
It’s also good to know that although many social media influencers showcase their extravagant lifestyle on all of their social media channels, they are simply doing so to promote a third party action. This can be to generate more sales of a certain thing or product. It’s safe to know that many public figures who are verified do get paid for their presence, but that’s being done through their own personal channels or perhaps other paid partnership deals. Verification means authenticity not always getting paid.
Presently, in July 2020, Instagram does not yet require that users provide proof of identity for account verification. There is however a strong indication that the company may soon change this policy. This is an important consideration especially for those running IG accounts with with aliases as opposed to using their real name. It may be as simple to use a passport for verification purposes – but can also cause a difficulty in cases of name disputes on Alias accounts.
Our standard package is the first and final attempt for many clients. The turnaround time is 5 days, after which Instagram will usually decide on verification in another 3 days. This is the case for 98% of our clients.
For anyone who fails Instagram Verification OR who seek a more premium option: We have very substantial PR packages for high authority premium news sites too. These typically cost around $5000.
There’s truly no limited to who can get verified by Instagram as it allows any person who is a well-known public figure to get their account verified. However the requirements could be tricky for a regular user to meet, some people have made their stamp on the world and their verification badge is a way to show it.
Businesses and Companies – Instagram is a great platform to ‘advertise’ your brand and who you are. It’s also a great way to be more engaged and communicative with your customers and clients, as this is a way from them to get to know your brand a bit more personal.
Influencers and Entrepreneurs – A new approach to becoming well-known and also successful is being considered as an influencer. These people and accounts are here to show you all the good things in the world, and how you can achieve living such a lavish lifestyle. Instagram Influencers have almost become a sort of occupation as these people get paid to travel the world and endorse different products or companies. Keep in mind that this all depended on the type of arrange a person might have with an additional company. Entrepreneurs on the other hand can also use Instagram as a platform to sell their new ideas.
Artists, Writers, Journalists, Musicians – Social media is a vast expansion of never ending ideas and content, and being Instagram Verified can mean a lot for people who work in industries where there job is to create something new and highly original. So to become verified will help people in the arts and culture to spread their passion easier and also influence people with their ideas.
Anyone else – there is truly no limit to the type of person or business that can get verified. Politicians have started using Instagram as a more relaxed method of communication with their followers and supporters. Here they can share a more intimate part of their lives, as opposed to regular news and media outlets.
Instagram verification is open to any person who can meet the requirements and uphold the stature outlined by the Verification Terms and Services.
As already mentioned, Instagram is using this service to ensure that the accounts on the social media platform are of genuine authenticity. Instagram has outlined the simple reasons for their verification service. Because the platform is used in various ways, they want to ensure an authentic and unique presence for their users. Businesses, entrepreneurs and influencers use social media to drive more people to their brand and what they’re selling. It’s a great way to reach a wider range of people and also to grow your business. The verification helps businesses and brands grow their influence in the public domain and also to generate revenue. This has almost become an integral part of many brand voices, as this builds better trust with their clients.
Once you got the powerful blue IG badge, it’s not yours to keep as Instagram can always de-verify your account. There are small amounts of terms and services which you agree to once you submit your verification application, and if you don’t meet certain terms Instagram can always remove your verification.
These terms and services will co-exist with regular posting, not selling different products on your account or linking your account to different social media profiles.
Being Instagram Verified is thus not a permanent guaranteed status, but something that you have to continue earning by meeting their criteria.
It is OK if you failed. Everyone who come to us failed because they tried it themselves or attempted an inferior scam service. Let us help you this time: We can fix your PR and you can retry in 30 days.
In the event that your application or request to receive a blue badge has been denied by the Instagram team, there are perhaps some more ways you can showcase your true authenticity to your followers and supporters.
As some people may lose their badge or get it denied because of uncredited resources, a user can always try an alternative route. Many other social media platforms also offer verification services, keep in mind that the requirements might be similar or even more complex. A simple recommendation is to link your Instagram profile directly to those profiles. This will give followers and supporters a variety of ways to interact and ensure your authenticity.
If you have a website, try by adding it into your Instagram profile bio, to direct people to your website. It’s also strongly advised to do the same on your website, as people will have various channels through which they can communicate with you.
If the reason you fail is a lack of “notability” in the news, you may need to order more of our services until such time Instagram is satisfied. Most people fail as Instagram staff could not find them on news.google.com.
If you failed for another reason, to do with legitimacy: buying this service may not be sufficient to get verified. We are unable to guess the reason Instagram declined your application – although usually it can be deduced from the levels of news visibility if that was inadequate.
We are a highly successful PR agency with a 98% success rate in supporting customers who are VERIFYING Instagram accounts. This applies to real people or businesses who are already well known.
It must be clear that we are not Instagram and do not purport to be them.
Even though our CEO knows Instagram board members, we do not use any “special contacts” inside the IG verification office and take no shortcuts, other than ensuring that you have the right levels of news and PR to get verified.
Especially given global politics and covid-19, there can be unknown reasons why social platforms do not want someone to be an influencer – this is beyond our control.
For the 2% of cases where IG verification fails, it is suggested that they take the 30 day waiting period for re-verification and add more PR and news.
We DO NOT offer a “Money Back Guarantee” and DO NOT GUARANTEE that you will be verified by Instagram.
- WE HAVE NO INFLUENCE AT THE INSTAGRAM OFFICE AND DO NOT OFFER SHORTCUTS OR CHEATS – ONLY AUTHENTIC PR TO MAKE YOU MORE NOTABLE IN THE NEWS.
WE MAKE IT CLEAR THAT WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT INSTAGRAM WILL VERIFY YOU.
IF THE REASON FOR DECLINED VERIFICATION IS “INSUFFICIENT NEWS MENTIONS” – YOU MAY NEED TO ORDER MORE NOTABLE NEWS ARTICLES UNTIL INSTAGRAM IS SATISFIED WITH YOUR LEGITIMACY AND NOTABILITY.
Instagram guidelines are simple, as described here.
Ultimately, you the client need to read about it and decide if you’d like to attempt verification.
For a first-attempt success, we would not suggest a verification attempt if you have less than 5000 followers, but the choice is up the client, as many people now seek to build momentum and PR to get Instagram Verified.
Instagram Verification Service: How to get verified on Instagram
IF YOU HAVE SUFFICIENT PRESS COVERAGE – You can simply do this without our assistance and save money. The next step is to proceed with the only legitimate way to get your account verified: To request a verification badge from Instagram itself. Never hand over your login details for someone else to do this. Instead, follow a simple step-by-step process once we helped you gain publicity.
Step-by-step verification is quite easy: This is done by simply logging in to your account, going to the Search tab and selecting ‘Request Verification’. You would then need to meet certain requirements (as the ones listed above), and fill in a verification form. Always ensure that your information is correct and honest, as the Instagram team will then review your application.
The magic ingredient is visibility in the press and online PR. Without that you cannot expect an overnight successes in getting your account verified. The process takes some time to complete, and if your application becomes back unsuccessful, the Instagram team would then inform you about certain requirements and criteria you didn’t meet. The process is almost the same as applying for a job. You see the opportunity, fill in an application, ensure your information is correct and hope it’s successful. Only this time, you didn’t have enough credible information and a strong Google presence.
Do not risk delaying your success with 30 days by applying with inferior press visibility: Keep in mind that once you have submitted and received feedback from Instagram, depending on the outcomes, if it was unsuccessful, you can only re-apply for verification after a 30-day waiting period. During this time, it would be strongly advised to make a solid effort to improve your online and public appearance, especially on social media outlets and Google. This is where our service can make a different.
Recently there has been some development in companies and business popping up that will help you gain more followers and or get your account verified. These affiliates ask a small amount of money and in return will help you with your “application” to become verified. Another service these companies do (which we do not easily endorse) is they offer services or packages to get more followers, views, likes and mentions. Each one will have a different price attached to it, as there are a wide variety of ways to gain more social media popularity. The problem with buying followers is that people may sell you “bot” followers from fake accounts – not always real.