How To Get Verified On Instagram | 2018

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Find out how you can get verified on Instagram in 2018!

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How To Get Verified On Instagram

We live in a world where, if you're trying to build a brand, it is important to stand out on social media. Having a verified account on Instagram makes you stand out in a sea of millions of other accounts (800 million as of January 2018 to be exact). A favorite social media app because of its accessibility, user-friendliness, and relative simplicity, Instagram is a great platform to build a fan base. We will teach you how to make the most out of your Instagram experience and get the coveted little blue check mark next to your name. Keep reading to find out how!

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What Does It Mean To Be Verified On Instagram

Being verified on social media can make a huge different in someone's career, but what does it mean? Basically, it means you are who you say you and that Instagram has confirmed you as authentic on their social media platform. With so many fake accounts out there of celebrities and such, being verified is a great way to separate yourself from them and ensure people that you are the real deal.

According to Instagram, as of right now, "only some public figures, celebrities, and brands have verified badges." Keep that in mind if you wish to have your account verified.

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Why Should I Get Verified On Instagram?

Having a verified account can do you a lot of good, especially if you're a public figure, business, or brand. When people search for you on Instagram, you'll show up higher in the search (and will likely even be the first result) if you are verified. Also, people wills see the blue check mark next to your name and will be assured that yours is the account they are looking for. Being verified on Instagram also gives you a sense of credibility and lets people know that you're the real deal and not a fake account.

Keep in mind that it is notoriously hard to get verified on Instagram. The more likely you are to be impersonated on Instagram, the greater your chances are of getting verified. If you don't have a ton of followers or popularity, you're chances of being impersonated probably aren't that big and Instagram doesn't see a need for you to be verified. Knowing someone that works there and can verify you might work, but most of us don't have that connection.

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How To Get Verified On Instagram

Despite it being difficult to get verified on Instagram, there are steps you can take to at least try to have your account verified or increase the likelihood. As of right now, there is no form you can fill out to request to have your account verified or even way to pay to have your account verified.

Finding a publicist who knows the right hoops to jump through is one such option. They have connections you might not have and may know the right people to talk to. The best thing you can do is to make your account as official as possible. Link to your website or Facebook page and use as many hashtags you can think of to increase your reach. Even if you aren't verified, it will still lend you credibility.