Now, Facebook always pay attention to the integrity of contents posted. Therefore, domain verification is a way to protect such integrity, publishers contents and links.
The importance of you verifying your domain on Facebook can never be overemphasize. Hence, it protects your contents on Facebook and it makes you claim ownership of your domain in Facebook business manager.
Sometimes Facebook can block your link (URL) rendering you unable to share your contents on Facebook. This can be frustrating ,because it will keep you at bay from reaching a large number of people on Facebook when you want to share your posts from your websites or blog to your Facebook page.
What Is Domain Verification?
Domain Verification simply means a way of claiming ownership of your domain in your business manager. In other words, it implies that you have been verified to Facebook that you own a specific website (domain).
With Domain verification you are allowed to control any link editing and other contents to avoid misuse.
Sign in there. It is automatically free once you have a Facebook account, then click on business settings. Once you click on the business settings it will show your account and all that has to do with your business account settings on Facebook.
2) Under it is brand and safety, domains In the left column, go to Brand Safety and then Domain
3. From the domains spot you can add your domain that you own. Click the “Add” button and then enter your domain name. You will see an icon showing add. Add your domain and your blog name. This can be for anything including company.
4. Follow the instructions to verify the domain. Once you are done with adding it then you have to verify the domain. This is a crucial part of your journey to unblocking your url.
How do I verify domain? In Facebook Business Manager, you have three options for verifying your domain name.
There are three approaches to use their;
1.DNS verification approach
2.Meta tag verification
3.And HTML file upload.
Note; In the aforementioned, you only need one method for verification. What this mean is that there is no need to apply all three available options.
All you need do is to pick one of the methods. Choose which method works best for your website and follow the steps.
1.Log in to your domain registrar and visit to the DNS settings page
2. Add a new DNS record of type TXT
3.Enter a @ symbol in the hostname field (if required)
4.In the content field you can paste the verification TXT record provided in Business Manager
5.Return to Business Manager and click ‘Verify’
You can verify your domain on Facebook using Facebook meta tag verification.
For meta-tag verification follow these simple steps ;
1.Open your website’s homepage code and look for the <head> section.
2.Add the meta-tag to the <head> section in the HTML code.
3.Confirm that the meta-tag is visible by viewing your website’s homepage HTML source code
4.Return to Business Manager and click ‘Verify’
HTML File Upload
Now, lets say we are using the HTML file upload method, you have to download the HTML file. Once you download the HTML go to the Cpanel of where your website or blog is hosted.
Login and apply to the public directory of the domain or website.When you are done login in and click on the file manager .When you get to the file manager look out for the domain ,open the public folder then click upload.
Once it’s upload log out of the cpanel. Then you will go back to Facebook business click on verify to show the file has been uploaded
For clarity sake, follow these steps;
1.Download the HTML file.
2.Upload the file into the root folder of your website.
Once you click verify, viola it’s been verified. With this you have verified your domain on Facebook, therefore you won’t be having issues of your url being blocked or stopping you from sharing contents on your pages.
Assign the Domain to a Facebook Page (Add Assets)
Putting icing on the cake, you would have to add asset to the domain . To go about this, click on “Add Assets‘ button after verifying the domain and assign the domain to a Facebook page that you own. This would give you options to select as many Facebook pages you have. So, in doing this, you add the specific Facebook page you want to add, after selecting it then you click add.
Click on the “Assign Partner” button to give permissions to other businesses. You’ll need their business ID. This is optional though.
The good thing about this is, once your domain is verified, you can share it with other businesses or connect it to other assets.