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How to verify your WordPress site on Pinterest (step by step)

Want to get your WordPress site verified on Pinterest? Verifying your website on Pinterest will unlock Pinterest analytics features, ad schedule, your photo stats and more. In this article, we will show you how to easily verify your WordPress site on Pinterest.

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Why should you verify your WordPress site on Pinterest?

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

It also allows other users to collect websites, links, and other visual content by creating dashboards.

If you're running a photography website or any other type of blog with images and videos, Pinterest can be a major 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 increase your traffic on Pinterest.

With that said, let's take a look at how to easily verify your WordPress site on Pinterest.

Verifying your WordPress site on Pinterest

Before you get started, you'll need to update your Pinterest profile to a business account. This will allow you to use all of their Pro tools like analytics, ad programs, and more. The Pinterest business account is free and easy to set up.

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Step 1. Upgrade your Pinterest account to Business

You need to log in to your Pinterest account and click on the three-dot menu in the top right corner of your screen. It will show you an Update Now button.

When you click this button, it will take you to the trading account setup page. You must enter your business name, website URL, and select a business type.

Now that you've entered all the required information, go ahead and click Continue and your personal account will be upgraded to a Pinterest business account.

Note: If you don't want to convert your personal account, go ahead and create a new business account on Pinterest.

Step 2. Claim your website on Pinterest

To claim your website, you need to go to the three-dot menu in the top right corner again and click on Settings .

On this page, you should go to Claim Website section in the left menu and enter the URL of your website.

When you click on the Claim Website button, it will display two methods you can use to claim your website (HTML tag or HTML file).

We're choosing the HTML tag option because it's easier. However, you can also download the HTML file and upload it to the root directory of your website using an FTP client.

Step 3. Add an HTML tag to your WordPress site

There are several ways to add an HTML tag to the header of your website, but we'll only cover the two easiest methods.

First, if you have the Yoast SEO plugin installed on your WordPress site, then visit SEO »Social page of your WordPress admin area.

Under the Facebook tab, you need to make sure the open chart settings are enabled.

Next, you have to go to the Pinterest tongue. In the Pinterest Confirmation field, you need to paste the HTML tag you copied earlier.

Once you're done, click the Save Changes button.

If you are not using the Yoast SEO plugin, you need to install and activate the Insert Headers and Footers plugin. For more details, check out our step-by-step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, you need to visit Settings »Insert headers and footers page in your WordPress admin area. In the Scripts in Header section, you need to paste the HTML tag and click the Save button.

Once the HTML tag is added to the header section of your website, you need to go back to the Pinterest screen and click Next button in the popup window. It will now ask for confirmation to submit your site for review.

Normally, the process takes 24 hours and you receive an email about the verification of your website. Once this is done, you will also see the confirmation on Claim Website section on Pinterest.

After verification, you can use Pinterest tools like analytics, ad schedule, image statistics, and more. You can also add the Pinterest Pin-it button on your blog images, so visitors can share their photos on this Pinterest board.

We hope this article has helped you learn how to verify your WordPress site on Pinterest. You may also want to check out our expert pick of the best social sharing plugins for WordPress to enhance your website's social presence.

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