Pinterest is a social network that’s becoming more and more popular as a social network. If you’re not sure how to utilize this versatile platform visit my post on How to PersonalizePinterest.
But you may be missing out on part of this valuable resource if your website or blog isn’t verified. When you filled out the profile section of your Pinterest account there was a place to list your blog/site address. That’s great, but to make that a clickable link you must verify your site.
The directions to verify your site are fairly sparse, and assume you have a basic working knowledge of how to maneuver through your site’s html code. Although I’m pretty savvy when it comes to social media, I’m a total dunce with html code. Because of this it took me quite a while—using the trial and error method—to figure out the directions. So I decided to post what I finally figured out.
Verify Your Website for Pinterest
- First go to your Pinterest Homepage and click on the small pencil icon, shown in the screenshot below.
- Across from WEBSITE, you’ll see a blog to type in your site, followed by the words, VERIFY YOUR WEBSITE. In the screenshot below you’ll see that mine has a check mark after my URL because I’ve completed the process.
- Click on VERIFY WEBSITE.
- This will open a window with a three-step process. Just FYI, I never could figure out how to verify my site with this. Instead I went to the line below, which gave me the option to VERIFY WITH A META TAG. (See screenshot below.)
- A new window will pop up instructing you to add this meta tag to the < head > file. of your index.html file (or equivalent). Copy the file that begins with
- Go to your site and open the HTML file.
- In Blogger, go to your dashboard and click on TEMPLATE.
- Now click on edit HTML Click PROCEED.
- Now find the place in your HTML with the < head > file and paste the file you copied on the line below
- Click SAVE TEMPLATE.
- Click CLOSE.
- Now return to your Pinterest page and click CLICK HERE TO VERIFY THE PROCESS.
Now when you visit your Pinterest page you'll see your website show up as a clickable link, just like mine in the screenshot below.
I hope this has helped. If you have any questions be sure to include them in the comments section of this blog.
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