Thursday, February 7, 2013

How to verify your website on Pinterest

I found myself knee-deep, trying to figure out how to verify my website on Pinterest this morning. And after I figured it out, I decided to post an easy, no-coding-expertise needed tutorial on it. There are plenty of tutorials out there and you may have already figured it out, so you are way ahead of me!
But here is a quick and easy tutorial for blogger users if you need it:

• Go to your Pinterest page and click on the drop down menu to Settings
• Scroll down to the option: Verify Website
• Once the pop up shows, I opted to click the Meta Tag option. (Instead of downloading HTML)
• Copy the Meta Tag (in the gray box)

Next you will want to log into your blogger account:

• Find your design page, which should bring you to a page that looks like this:
• Select 'Template' and 'Edit HTML'
          (As a disclaimer, I always copy & paste my HTML code into TextEdit before altering it.)
• Find your </head> tag- closing header tag
          (You can select Command/Ctrl F to search for it if you can't find it.)
• Then paste your Meta Tag right above: </head>
• Click Preview to make sure your blog still looks the same, then Save

Return back to Pinterest and select "Click here to complete the process."

You should be able to return to your Pinterest profile page and see the happy red check mark next to your website! :)
If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment or email me. I am no expert and am no sort of coder, but I will certainly try and help.

5 comments:

Ali of Dressing Ken said...

Hey thanks for this! : )

Ali of

www.dresingken.com

{av} | {long distance loving} said...

I posted about this a few months ago--I feel so much more legit with this in place :) YAY for tackling technology! xoxo {av}

Elissa said...

Thank you for this post! SO super helpful. I found your blog while commenting the Hey Gorg blog, and for some reason your comment caught my eye! I'll be reading along, thanks for the helpful tips.

xo,
Elissa
Sparklesandprays.blogspot.com

Gemma said...

Yay!!! Thanks a lot! I did it and it works! It was really quick and easy to make! :-)

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I am so glad to have read this post. It has ended my months of frustration trying to verify my site. Thank you so much for great help.
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