Monday, March 18, 2013

Pinterest Tip: How To Verify Your Blog

As we have mentioned before, Pinterest is a great way to gain traffic to your blog through pinning posts and social networking. You're also able to list your website on your profile page which is great to gain even more traffic. But instead of having your site represented by a cute little globe icon, you can actually get your website/blog verified which will show your whole url with a cool little check mark next to it. 
Verifying your website can be beneficial for a good amount of reasons, but the most important of them all is it provides a reliable backlink through Pinterest themselves for your blog. You can verify your blog in about 5 minutes or less. Here we will show you the steps to get your blog verified. 

Note: We will be showing you how to verify on Pinterest with Blogger only

Step One:

Head on over to your Pinterest Account Settings



Step Two:

Scroll down and find the website field. Enter your website and click 'Verify Website'


Step Three:

You will be directed to the website verification page. Scroll down to find the instructions section and be sure to click on 'Verify with a meta tag'
Underlined under the instructions box

Step Four:

A HMTL meta tag will pop up. You will need to copy this code. Once you copy the code, head on over to Blogger and in your Blogger menu click on Template then Edit Template. {Keep the Pinterest Verify Website page open}

Step Five:

Go to your browser's navigation bar and click on Edit - Find - Find and a little bar will pop up with a search window. Search for <head>.
<head> highlighted in yellow

Step Six:

Just under <head> you're going to paste the HTML meta code and click Save Template.


Step Seven:

Head back over to Pinterest's Verify Website page and click 'click here to complete process' and a status should show up saying 'We successfully verified your website! Go to your profile.' That means it all worked! 


Step Eight:

Head back to your profile and check it out. Cool little check mark next to your full URL!

We all love Pinterest and love finding new people and boards to follow. Leave us a link to your Pinterest below so we can come check you out! 

Oh! If you didn't know, there is a B.You Pinterest Board. Easy way for you to find our posts and share them with your friends! 


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10 comments:

  1. Thank you SO much for posting this. I tried to do it on my own recently and totally messed it up. (Had no clue I needed to use meta tag.)

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  2. Very helpful!! Thanks! Alice @ The Owl's Skull

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  3. This was so helpful! I can't tell you how many times I tried to verify my website and had no idea what I was doing.
    Thanks!

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  4. OMG.... Thank you so much!!! I couldn't figure this out by myself for the life of me.

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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  6. This was super easy! Thank you so much!

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