How to verify a domain in Facebook Business Manager?

What is a domain verification?

You can verify your domain in Facebook Business Manager to claim ownership of your domain. The ownership lets you prevent misuse of your domain. Please visit this page to learn in what cases you may need domain verification.

Facebook Business Manager offers three different ways of domain verification. In GetResponse, you can add a meta tag to the <head> section of your domain home page. Once you add and verify your domain as shown below, the meta tag will be added to the <head> section automatically.

Note: To complete the process, you need to switch between your GetResponse and Facebook Business Manager accounts.

Before you begin:

You need to have a Facebook Business Manager account.

You also need to complete the following steps:

How do I add my domain in Facebook Business Manager?

  1. In Business Manager, click on the Business Settings tab in the left side menu.
    Facebook Business Manager and Business Settings shown
  2. In Business Settings, click on the Brand Safety (1) tab, select Domains (2), and click on the Add (3) button.

    Path Brand Safety Domains Add shown
  3. Enter your domain name, e.g. example.com, in the Add a Domain pop-up dialog and click on the Add Domain button.

    Add a Domain pop up window shown.
  4. Your domain will be then listed under Domains section. Click on the Mega-tag Verification tab (1) and copy the meta-tag (2).

    Meta-tag Verification tab and copy tag shown.

Note: After you have copied the meta tag, you need to switch to your GetResponse account to add it.

How do I add a Facebook meta-tag to my domain in GetResponse?

  1. In your GetResponse account, go to My account in the top-right corner of the dashboard and click Manage Account.
    GetResponse My account and Manage account tab shown.
  2. Select the Landing page domains (1) tab, hover over the three dots next to your domain name (2), click on Add Facebook meta-tag (3).

    Landing page domains tab and Add Facebook meta-tag shown.
  3. This will open a Add meta-tag to verify domain window. Paste the meta tag you copied from Facebook Business Manager into the dialog. Click Add meta-tag.Add meta tag to verify your domain window shown.
  4. Once you click the Save button, another window will pop up asking you to finish verification in Facebook Business Manager. Go back to the Meta-tag Verification page and click on the green Verify button.

    Meta-tag Verification tab and green verify button shown.

How do I know my domain is verified?

Once your domain is successfully verified, you will see a green dot next to your domain name in your Facebook Business Manager account. When you hover over the dot, a black window will pop up saying that your domain is verified.

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Can I add a Facebook meta-tag to a subdomain?

If you redirect your domain to a GetResponse landing page by changing DNS settings of your domain and would like to assign a subdomain to another landing page, then you need to add the meta-tag to the main domain only.

If your domain name is example.com and you would like to have a subdomain test.example.com, then you need to add and verify the meta tag for example.com and it will also be applied to test.example.com automatically.

Note: If you have a website on your domain or you use an email address connected to it and don’t want to lose access to them, don’t use GetResponse nameservers – ns-a-1.getresponse.com and ns-a-2.getresponse.com.

In such cases you can still assign a subdomain to a GetResponse landing page, but we won’t have access to your domain because it doesn’t use GetResponse nameservers. Please note that in such a situation you need to decide which verification process is best for you and you will need do the verification yourself.