How to Verify Your Site with Pinterest

Do you want to add your site to Pinterest so that you can view reports on content you’ve Pinned?

All in One SEO makes this really easy so you can see how well your content does.

Here we’ll show you how to authenticate your site with Pinterest using the HTML tag method.

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You’ll need to have an account with Pinterest, Google or Facebook.

If this is for your business, you may want to think about using a separate account for your business, rather than using your personal account.

Adding Your Site to Pinterest

To get started, you’ll need to sign into Pinterest (if you’re not already signed in).

If you don’t have an account, you can either sign up for one, or you can use your Facebook or Google account to log in.

Pinterest login screen

Once you’ve logged in, click on the down arrow in the top left corner of the screen to display a menu, and then click on Settings.

Settings menu in Pinterest

Next, click on Claim in the menu on the left hand side of the screen and you should see the Claim screen.

Claim screen on Pinterest

Enter the URL for your site in the box and click the Claim button. You do not need to enter the https:// part of your URL.

Enter your website URL in the Claim your website field

Verifying Ownership of Your Site

Next, you’ll see a screen that says Pick claim option, and you’ll see two options. Choose the Add HTML tag option.

Selecting the Add HTML tag option in Pinterest

Select the code in the Add HTML tag box with your mouse, right click on the selected text and choose Copy.

Select and copy the HTML verification code in Pinterest

Open a new browser window and log into your WordPress site. Click on General Settings in the All in One SEO menu and then click on the Webmaster Tools tab.

Webmaster Tools screen in All in One SEO

Now click on the Pinterest Site Verification block and paste the code you copied into the Pinterest Verification Code field.

Paste your verification code in the Pinterest Verification Code field in All in One SEO

Click on the Save Changes button.

Now all that’s left is to go back to Pinterest in your other browser window and click the Next button, and then click the Submit button on the Submit for review screen.

Submit for review screen on Pinterest

You should receive a notification once Pinterest has approved your request to verify your site.

Pinterest offers site verification to it's users and All in One SEO Pack makes it easy to get your site verified with Pinterest.

First, you'll need to sign in to your Pinterest Account.  Go to your Profile and click Edit Settings.

Pinterest Edit Settings screen

This will open the Account Basics screen.  In the left hand menu, click Claim Website.  Enter your website address in the field and click the Claim Website button.

Pinterest Claim Website screen

In the Pick claim option popup select the Add HTML tag option and copy the alpha numeric string that appears between the quotes after the word content=.  Leave this screen open, you will need to come back here to complete the verification:

Pinterest Claim Option screen

Now switch over to the General Settings screen in All in One SEO Pack and paste the code you've just copied into the Pinterest Site Verification field in the Webmaster Verification section so that it looks like the screenshot below:

Pinterest Site Verification field in All in One SEO

Scroll to the bottom or top of the page and click Update Options.

Now, head back to the Pinterest page that you left open and click the Next button and then the Submit button.

That's it!  Pinterest will verify your site within 24 hours and send you an email when they have approved it.