How to Verify Your WordPress Site on Pinterest (Step by Step)


imageAre you looking for a simple way to verify your WordPress site on Pinterest?

Verifying your website on Pinterest will unlock great features like Pinterest analytics, ads program, stats for your photos, and more.

In this article, we will show you how to easily verify your WordPress site on Pinterest.

Why Should You Verify Your WordPress Site on Pinterest?

Pinterest is one of the most popular social media platforms for sharing photos, videos, and other visual content.It allows you to create an account and manage your images like

It also allows other users to collect website links and other visual content by creating boards.

If you are running a

photography website or any other type of blog with images and videos, then Pinterest can be an important source of traffic.

Verifying your website on Pinterest will help you learn more about your visitors using Pinterest Analytics.You will also be able to participate in their ad program and plan a strategy to grow your Pinterest traffic.

That being said, let’s take a look at how to easily verify your

WordPress blog on Pinterest.

How to Verify Your WordPress Site on Pinterest

Before we start, you will need to upgrade your Pinterest profile to a business account.This will allow you to use all their Pro tools like analytics, ads program, and more.The Pinterest business account is free and easy to set up.

Then, let’s get started.

Video Tutorial

If you’d prefer written instructions, just keep reading.

Step 1: Upgrade Your Pinterest Account to Business

First, you need to log in to your

Pinterest account and click on the down arrow in the top right corner of your screen.Next, click on the ‘Unlock business tools’ option.

On the next screen, you will see a list of features the business account will offer.

To upgrade your personal account and use these features, click the ‘Switch to business’ button.

After that, enter your business account details like a profile name, website URL, country, and language.

Once you have entered all these details, click the ‘Next’ button.

Pinterest will now ask you to describe your business.You can select an industry from the dropdown menu and pick 3 goals from the given options.

After that, click the ‘Next’ button.

On the next screen, you will be asked to select an option to get customized recommendations.

Once you have done this, make sure you click the ‘Next’ button.

Now, you will be asked to select an option if you are interested in advertising on Pinterest and then click the ‘Next’ button.

For this tutorial, you can select the ‘No, I am not planning to advertise’ option.

Next, Pinterest will show you different options to get started with your business account.

You can click the ‘cross’ icon in the top right corner to skip this part.

Step 2: Claim Your Website on Pinterest

The next step is to claim your website on Pinterest.

To do that, you can click on the ‘Claim domain’ button from your Pinterest Business hub page, and it will directly take you to the claim settings page.

Another way to claim your website is by clicking on the down arrow in the top right corner and selecting the ‘Settings’ option.

Then, head over to the ‘Claim’ section in the left menu.

To get the credit for your content on Pinterest, click the ‘Claim’ button for Websites.

Once you click the button, a popup window will appear with three options to claim your

WordPress website.

We are choosing the ‘Add HTML tag’ option because it is the easiest.

However, if you prefer, you can choose the other option where you download the HTML file and upload it to your website’s root directory using an

FTP client or your WordPress hosting file manager.

You can also add a verification TXT record to your domain settings using your

domain registrar.

Step 3: Add HTML Tag to Your WordPress Website

There are multiple ways to add an HTML tag to your website’s header, but we will only cover the two easiest methods.

Add Pinterest HTML Tag With an SEO Plugin

First, you can use the

All in One SEO (AIOSEO) WordPress plugin and enter the HTML tag to your website.

For more details, follow our guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

AIOSEO is the

best SEO plugin for WordPress and makes it very easy to optimize your site for search engines without hiring an expert.

While we recommend the Pro version, you can also use the

free version of AIOSEO to add Pinterest verification.

To add the HTML tag, go to All in One SEO » General Settings and then click the ‘Webmaster Tools’ tab from the top menu.

After that, click the ‘Pinterest Site Verification’ block.

Now, enter the HTML tag you copied in the previous step in the Pinterest Site Verification field.

Then, you need to click the ‘Save Changes’ button.

Add Pinterest HTML Tag With a Code Snippets Plugin

Apart from using AIOSEO, another way of adding the HTML tag is by installing and activating the

WPCode plugin.

Upon activation, you need to visit the Code Snippets » Header & Footer page in your WordPress dashboard.In the ‘Header’ section, you need to paste the HTML tag.Then, click on the ‘Save Changes’ button.

Once the HTML code is added to your website’s header section, you need to go back to the Pinterest screen and click on the ‘Continue’ button in the popup.

It will now ask you to enter the URL of your website and then click the ‘Verify’ button.

Once you do that, you will see a message saying, ‘Verification in progress.’

Normally, the process takes 24 hours, and you get an email about your website’s verification.

That is it! You have now successfully verified your WordPress website on Pinterest.

Tip: If Pinterest fails to verify after you have added the verification code, then it means you need to

clear your WordPress cache.

Expert Guides on Using Pinterest in WordPress

Now that you know how to verify your WordPress site on Pinterest, you may like to see some other guides related to using Pinterest in WordPress:

How to Show Your Latest Pinterest Pins in WordPress Sidebar Widgets How to Hide Pinterest Images in Your WordPress Blog Posts How to Add Pinterest “Pin It” Button in your WordPress Blog The Complete Social Media Cheat Sheet for WordPress (Updated) Best Social Media Plugins for WordPress

We hope this article helped you learn how to verify your WordPress site on Pinterest.You may also want to see our guide on

how to create a contact form in WordPress or our expert picks for the must-have WordPress plugins for your website.

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