Verify Your Blog With Pinterest
September 23, 2020
Pinterest is a popular social media platform. If you're familiar with Pinterest, you've likely spent an afternoon or more (we won't judge) dreaming about and pinning future projects. If you're on Pinterest, take a moment and make sure your blog is verified.
Not on Pinterest, what are you waiting for? Create your Pinterest Business account today. Once your account is set up, easily share it with your readers by adding a board or your profile to your blog sidebar. Make it easy for readers to share your posts on their Pinterest boards by adding a Save button to your images. When you verify your blog with Pinterest you get access to more analytics to inform your strategy on Pinterest. A verified blog also shows a small globe icon that appears next to your URL on your Pinterest profile. Readers can be assured they're viewing pins from a reliable source.
There're two ways to verify your blog with Pinterest: add HTML tags; or upload an HTML file. Today we'll walk you through how to verify your blog each way.
Log into your Pinterest Business account, click on the down arrow on the top right. Then click on Settings.
Now click on the Claim tab. Under Claim your website, enter your blog domain. Don't enter the www, only your domain like in their example.
In the pop-up you're given the option to Add HTML tags or upload an HTML file. Below you'll see the steps for both options.
Add HTML Tags
Select Add HTML and some code will show up in a box. Copy the code and add it to your Head module in Typepad. You need the unlimited plan or higher to have access to the Head module.
In a new tab, log into your Typepad account. Click on the Blogs tab, then the name of the blog. Select the Design tab, then Head on the left. Paste in your code from Pinterest and click on Save Changes.
Now go back to Pinterest and click on the red Next button. The next pop-up will confirm you have added the code to your head module. Click on Submit.
Now Pinterest will review your blog and email you once it's approved. This can take up to 24 hours.
Upload HTML File
Select Upload HTML file and then click on Download.
Save the file to your computer. Don't change the name or anything about the file. We recommend you save it to your desktop so you can easily find it.
Open a new tab and log into your Typepad account. In Typepad go to Library > File manager. What you do next will depend on your domain. If you are using your example.typepad.com URL you will upload the file to your Home folder. The Home folder is the default folder when you go to the File Manager. On the top right, click on Choose file and select the Pinterest file from your computer. Then click on upload.
If you have a domain mapped to your blog, you want to add the Pinterest file to the blog folder. From File Manager, click on the specific blog folder, then upload the Pinterest file to that folder.
Pro Tip: Not sure what blog folder to look for? Click on Blogs > Name of blog > Settings. Next to Blog Folder you will see the name of the folder. This is the folder name you're looking for under File Manager.
In Pinterest, click on the Next button and then Submit to claim your blog with Pinterest. Pinterest will review your blog and email you once it's approved. This can take up to 24 hours
Once your blog is claimed you will see a green check-mark next to the domain in Pinterest
Now you're verified with Pinterest! We'd love to see how you're using Pinterest, so drop your Pinterest board links in the comments below.