how to verify your blog on pinterest.

Back when Pinterest introduced website verification in October, I didn't think much of it. Every so often, I would stumble on someone's Pinterest page with the pretty checkmark next to their URL. I decided this week that I wanted it too. I thought the process would be much harder, but truly, it was easy as pie. 


Though HTML can be a little confusing, I hope this little guide will keep it simple. 
I'm sure there may be other ways to do it, but this method worked for me.


YAY! I hope this helps :) If you have any other tips and tricks, be sure to leave them below. Since I'm not on WordPress, I don't have a better handle for what their backend looks like, so I just suggest doing a little research to find out the best way. I hope this helps to make Pinterest a better place for bloggers! xoxo {av}

P.S. Here are a few other posts to help you clean up your pinboards + pin the right way!

60 comments:

  1. ah this is so good! i was going to do it, but then saw that it involved html so i didnt haha. this is a great help x

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  2. amazing! I was wondering what the "verify website" was. Thanks for your help!

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  3. holy smokes i didn't know this was a thing - thanks hun!

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    1. update from me: i just did it, it worked, and you're amazing for doing this step-by-step for us! i've never editing my html before and was so. nervous. but that was painless - thank you!!

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  4. This post is PERFECT! I have tried to verify but couldn't figure it out. Thanks for this post - I'm going to use it step by step!

    Alissa
    FeelingGoodFashion.blogspot.com

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  5. you're amazing!! i have been wanting to do this for ages but couldn't figure out how! :) xx

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  6. Update: I just followed all the steps exactly and it worked! I had to repaste the meta tag in blogger a second time the verify in Pinterest but it worked the second time. Thanks {AV}!

    Alissa
    FeelingGoodFashion.blogspot.com

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  7. THANK YOU! I don't know why but this was so difficult for me, such a huge help! xoxo

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  8. Thank you for reminding me to finally tackle this!

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  9. Oh my gosh, THANK YOU! This was so helpful! It would have taken me forever to figure this out otherwise.

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  10. This is so perfect! The one thing I don't get though is why you would want to verify it in the first place...

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    1. verifying it means your full URL will appear in your pinterest profile + be available on search engines! both good things! xoxo {av}

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  11. Thank you so much! This is very helpful. <3

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  12. Thank you so much for this!! I tried a few times on my own but had no idea what I was doing!

    xo
    Erin

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  13. I couldn't get this to work for the longest time - thank you SO much!

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  14. I can't believe how easy this was!! Thanks girl!!

    xx, Jordan
    opal-and-violet.blogspot.com

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  15. This is great! I actually had to figure out my wordpress site on my own, and it was pretty complicated. Here are the steps that I followed: http://janegrey.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Verify-Your-Wordpress-Website-on-Pinterest . The comments below are pretty helpful too. Maybe it will help some of you wordpress-ers. :)

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  16. Thanks for sharing! I had no idea and just verified!
    -Tiara
    http://icecreamandfrenchfries.blogspot.com/

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  17. This may be a dumb question but, what's the benefit of verifying your blog on pinterest?

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    1. hey lady! not a dumb question at all ;) verifying your blog means your full URL appears in your profile, rather than just the little "world" symbol for your website. it will also be indexed by search engines, so it couldn't hurt things there either! hope that helps! xoxo {av}

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  18. Thank you for sharing this Alison! I will definitely give it a shot!
    xoxo
    Shelby

    glitterandgingham.blogspot.com

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  19. Alison I am so happy that you posted this!! I tried to verify my site on Pinterest a while back but got frustrated when I couldn't figure it out. So glad to be verified now! Thank you!!

    One thing I would definitely suggest in this process though is making sure to click "Backup/Restore" and download your blog template before you click "Edit HTML" and make any changes. Better to be safe than sorry!

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  20. Thank you for posting this! I am bookmarking it to use in the future!!

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  21. Just followed this step-by-step and it worked perfectly!! Thank you so much for taking time to write this post! It was so very helpful :)

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  22. i was trying to do this awhile back but couldn't figure it out. thanks so much!

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  23. This is so, so helpful!! Thank you!

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  24. Thank you for posting this! I tried to do this the other day and could not figure out what I was doing wrong!

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  25. Haha, I already did this! Great tutorial anyway, though. :)

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  26. omg, yes! you are amazing! I had no idea how to do it, LOL!

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  27. Thank you for posting this! I love learning new techy stuff :)

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  28. Thank you so much - I didn't even know this existed!! You made that so easy :)

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  29. Worked like a charm! Thank you! :-)

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  30. Worked great! Thanks so much! I'm about clean up my boards now via your other advice! :)

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  31. I had no idea about this until I read about it here. THANK YOU so much for the simple instructions!! You are so sweet with all your advice, so thank you!!

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  32. Thank you for this! So helpful of you.

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  33. Thanks SOOO much for sharing this!

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  34. Thanks, {av}! That was so easy. I'm now verified. :)

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  35. Somehow I missed this post but I found it (on pinterest, of course!) and I followed the instructions and I'm now verified! Thanks for the help- and make it fool proof for us! XOXO.

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  36. Thanks for providing this info girl! You´re officially my blog fairy :)

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  37. Thanks so mucH! I just did this & never would have figured out how! Oh the irony that I found this tutorial on pinterest:)

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  38. This is FANTASTIC!!!! I couldn't wrap my head around how to do this prior to finding your tutorial - THANK YOU!

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  39. This post was super helpful - thank you! Just Pinned it. ;)

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  40. Thanks so much!! Found this via Pinterest & have been trying to figure out how to get verified :)
    - Lora

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  41. This is SO super helpful for Blogger/layout dummies like me :)

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  42. i tried with the meta tag and for some reason it still won't verify my site! i wonder what i'm doing wrong?! grrr...
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  43. It won't work for me either. I noticed when I cut and pasted the code under head and hit save that it changes the text. I can't get it to stop doing that. And every time Pinterest says it can't find it.

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    1. Mines doing this as well!! Did you ever figure it out.

      Nicole

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    2. it sometimes has to do with how the text is translated in HTML. there are some sticky ways that a copy + paste job can cause issues (i.e. if ampersands and the like are involved). I wish there was a magical solution, but this is what your issue made me think of! xo

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  44. Awesome, this was easy and I had no idea it was an option.

    Thanks!

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  45. I've tried repeatedly to do this. Thanks for good directions!

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  46. Thanks so much for posting this. Unfortunately, Pinterest is saying it can't verify my blog even after following your steps. Do you have any idea why it wouldn't work and what else to try? Thanks again.

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    1. It may have to do with other plug-ins already installed. I got your email today, so I can give it a look ;) xo

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    2. Wonderful! I also sent a note to Pinterest through their help page and sent a screenshot of the error message. Thanks and looking forward to chatting with you, Alison.

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  47. I tried it today too, but it didn't work. I also had 2 (head)s does that matter?

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    1. I'm so sorry it didn't work for you. the two head tags could definitely matter--wish I had a quick solution, but my expertise in HTML only extends so far ;) xo

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