TikTok is a trendy social media platform with over 800 million active users and a growing fan base. With the rapid growth of the TikTok platform, it comes as no surprise that content creators have quickly figured out the TikTok algorithm to build a large number of followers and even make TikTok one of their income sources.
Though there are many great creators out there with a fairly large number of TikTok followers, not many get the opportunity to get the verification badge. TikTok has not officially released any rules or guidance for getting verified on the platform. There are no concrete rules for the number of TikTok followers, likes, or views that a creator needs to get in order to be considered for getting the blue badge.
At SocialBoosting, we have spent the better part of our careers closely monitoring and understanding how social media platforms work. So, in this article, we will share some of our best tips on getting verified on TikTok.
What is a Verified TikTok Account?
TikTok verification is kind of a big deal. While it is not the only way to become a viral TikTok creator, it is certainly one of the highest honors within the viral application. Still, you might be wondering what it means to become TikTok verified. When TikTok awards an account with a verification badge, it signals to users that the app has verified the account actually belongs to the correct user. While this might not seem like a big deal, there are a number of benefits for TikTok creators who are able to get their accounts verified.
Accounts that are verified are seen as genuinely authoritative content. When TikTok awards an account with the verification checkmark, the app is essentially endorsing the content and creator as a trusted source of information.
With that checkmark on your account, users will follow you more easily and more regularly. They will see that you are an organic source of information, and they are more likely to hit the follow button.
TikTok only gives the verification checkmark to accounts that prove reliable, relatable and consistent content and interest from the TikTok community.
Much like any other social media platform, TikTok employs a complicated algorithm to decide which content will be shown to which users. When an account has the verification award, they are typically shown on the “for-you” page more readily.
How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Verified
We have already established that the actual guidelines for TikTok verification are not common knowledge to the public. However, there are some specific steps that users can take to boost their chances of becoming TikTok verified.
Build Your Account Around Specific Content
Most TikTok creators have an image that they are building as they upload their content onto the platform. Creating a plan for that image is an important step to becoming a creator worthy of TikTok verification.
When your account has a clear and consistent goal, your users will be more invested in the content you create. This makes them more likely to interact with your video which boosts your ranking in the algorithm. If you start a TikTok account about fashion, it is a good idea to stick to mainly fashion-related content on that account.
Understand Your Audience
Content creators who have a clear understanding of their audience tend to also have a clear vision for their content. When you understand your audience, then you are able to create content that is interesting and important to them. One of the most important steps to understanding your audience is to regularly interact with your followers. When a user asks a question on your account, you could post a video reply. Replying to comments with text responses is always a good idea as well.
Create Regular Content
TikTok will not verify an account that is not creating consistent, high-quality content. This is a plain and simple fact. They want to award accounts that are helping to make their app an awesome place for users. If you want to make sure that you are catching TikTok’s attention, then you must create regular content that people like. When you create content, it is important that you utilize the hashtag system to boost your content visibility. The TikTok algorithm uses the hashtags added to your videos to choose which videos are shown to users.
It can be tempting to misuse hashtags that are currently viral. However, it is important to only use hashtags that are relevant to your content. This ensures that your followers know they can trust your content.
Grow Your Audience
Showing that your TikTok account is steadily growing is another way to make sure that your account is considered for verification. While there is no magic number of followers that will earn your account the verified status, earning regular new followers is a good sign that TikTok should keep an eye on your account.
Follow TikTok Community Guidelines
This is a really easy guideline to follow. TikTok does not want to verify an account that is regularly in violation of their guidelines. Make sure that your content does not violate any major rules or guidelines to keep your account in good standing.
Becoming a verified member of the TikTok community is not the only way to reach fame and success within the app. However, it is clear that TikTok users have come to associate the verified checkmark with status, which is a very big deal on social media. There is no way to ensure that you will receive verification for your account. However, following all of the steps to reach verification is a good practice in building your social media presence even if it does not help you land verification just yet.
After all, building your presence is the only way to become verified, join the creator fund, and work your way into the elite group of users who make a career out of their social media presence.