How To Verify Your Domain With Facebook

Modified on Tue, 06 Dec 2022 at 10:22 AM

If you need to verify your domain on Facebook, you can use the 'Meta Tag' verification method to do so. Follow these steps to learn how:

Step 1: Copy the Meta Tag

  • Copy the Meta Tag provided by Facebook. It should look something like this, for example: <meta name="facebook-domain-verification" content="abcxyz123" />

Step 2: Find the Default Page

  • Navigate to your Settings > Domains
  • Edit the domain which you want to verify
  • Note the Default Page, which is connected to this domain (if there isn't, please be sure to connect one)

Step 3: Edit the Default Page Builder

  • Go to the funnel/website, which has the default page that you selected in the previous step.
  • Open the page builder/editor for the default page
  • Click on Settings > SEO Metadata
  • In the menu that appears on the right, scroll down to the “Custom Meta Tag”' option and click on the “+ Add” button.

Step 4: Add the Meta Tag

  • Copy the name from the meta tag provided by Facebook, and paste it in the “Name” field for the tag. In this example, the name in the tag is: facebook-domain-verification 
  • Copy the content from the meta tag and paste it in the 'Content' field for the tag. In this example, the content in the tag is: abcxyz123

Step 5: Save the SEO Metadata settings

  • Save the meta tag
  • Save the SEO Metadata settings by clicking on the “Yes, Save” button:

  • Save the page from the top navigation menu.

Step 6: Verify the Domain in your Facebook Account

  • Log in to your Facebook Business Manager.
    • NOTE: You must have admin or developer access to your domain within your Facebook Business Manager to complete the verification.
  • Click “Add” to add a new domain.
  • Enter in the root domain without any prefixes. For example, enter website.com, not www.website.com
  • Click “Add”.
  • Choose one of these 3 options to verify your domain:
    • Add meta-tag to HTML source code
    • Update the DNS TXT record with your domain registrar
    • Upload HTML file to your root directory
  • Click Verify Domain on your Business Manager to screen.

NOTE: Only a root domain can be used to verify domains. If you have only added a subdomain to the system, these steps will not work. If you have the root domain pointed to another service, you can verify the domain by adding a TXT record in your DNS manager. To change your method of verification, click the dropdown box at the top of the page and select the option titled “Update the DNS TXT record with your domain registrar”. After you select that option, follow the steps to add the TXT record to your DNS manager:

 

Click here to learn more from Facebook about how to Verify Your Domains in Business Manager.

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