Verifying Your WordPress.com Site On Pinterest Is Remarkably Easy
So like a lot of you, I set up a Pinterest account a while ago initially as a way to find useful infographics and other cool pictures from the web. Now I use it to mainly to share my finds and blog links. It’s a fun social network and what I find particularly most interesting is the way people group photos together and how they associate different types of images.
And like a lot of you I run a blog (this fantastic site you’re reading right now and no doubt telling all your friends / family / random passers-by about… ahem). And as a blogger you’ll want people who visit your Pinterest page to visit your site which means you should definitely verify your site.
It helps adds credibility and engagement and possibly helps with your SEO as the verified link doesn’t currently seem to be a ‘no follow’.
It also allows you to access analytics for your Pinterest page which is actually pretty handy – you can see what things have been repinned from your site and from your Pinterest boards and most importantly how many people have clicked though to your site.
It used to be a little tricky to verify your site involving HTML files to upload before but now WordPress has made it super easy.
Take a look below and verify your site on Pinterest in just 6 steps:
Step 1: Sign in to Pinterest > click on your name in the top corner menu > click Settings in the drop down
Step 2: Enter your blog address in the Website field and Click Verify Website
Step 3: On the pop-up click on the Verify with a meta tag link. This will generate your meta tag. Copy the unique code from the tag (highlighted in red in the example below):
<meta name='p:domain_verify' content='f100679e6048d45e4a0b0b92dce1efce
Step 4: Sign in to your WordPress.com Dashboard > go to Tools > Available Tools
Step 5: Scroll down to Pinterest Site Verification > Paste the unique code from Pinterest >click Save Changes
Step 6: Go back to Pinterest and press Complete Verfication
And that’s it!
Now you’ll find a snazzy little tick next your website address on your profile header confirming your site verification.
If only everything was this easy!
Try it out and while you’re at it you can follow my Pinterest Page here.
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