Pinterest is becoming an increasingly important social media platform. By verifying your WordPress website with Pinterest, you get access to many useful functions. For example, you can view numbers and request statistics for your photos.
So it pays to verify a WordPress site with Pinterest. In this step-by-step plan, we explain how this works.
Why You Should Verify WordPress With Pinterest:
Pinterest is one of the most popular social media platforms at the moment. Many people get their inspiration and ideas on Pinterest. This is partly because the platform uses photos and videos. You can create an account and then manage your content just like with Instagram.
In addition, Pinterest is known for using so-called ‘boards’, a mix of photo, video and other visual content. This is ideal if, for example, you keep a weblog about traveling and provide it with many photos and videos. Pinterest can help considerably attract more visitors to the website.
The Pinterest Step-by-step Plan:
In order to link Pinterest to WordPress, you must first create a Pinterest profile. You need to upgrade this to a business account so that you also have access to analytics, advertisements and more. Converting your personal account to a business account costs you nothing extra.
Step 1: a Business Account:
As said: we need a business account to be able to verify our website with Pinterest. This is easy to do. Log in to Pinterest and click on the three dots at the top right of the menu. Then click on ‘Upgrade Now’.
If you have followed this step, you will be asked for more information. For example, you must state the name of your company, the address of the website and the niche in which you are located. Then click on ‘Continue’. Your account will then automatically be converted into a business account. Of course, you may want to keep personal and business separate. Then you would do well to create a new account.
Step 2: Claim Your Website at Pinterest:
Claim your website by clicking the three dots again. Then click on Settings.
Then click on the ‘claim website’ and then enter the address of your website.
A selection menu will now appear to verify your website. This can be done in two ways: by placing an HTML code on the website, or by uploading a control file from Pinterest to your FTP server. It is more convenient to use the HTML tag because you can copy and paste it. Therefore choose the ‘Add HTML Tag’ option.
Step 3: Use The HTML Tag:
There are various ways to verify your website with Pinterest using an HTML tag. We always choose to put the tag in the header of the website. Then Pinterest can find your code faster. In addition, tags should be in the header. In some cases, this is at the expense of the results in Google Pagespeed. That case you better put the code in the footer.
You can place the code in two ways. The easiest way is if you use the Yoast plugin. Click on SEO and then on Social. Then click on ‘Facebook’. Make sure ‘Open Graph Data’ is turned on.
Then click on ‘Pinterest’ and enter the HTML code that you copied in the previous step.
Some websites do not have a Yoast plugin. In that case, you need to download and install the Insert Headers and Footers plugin. Once you have done this, click on Settings and then ‘Insert Headers and Footers’. Then paste the HTML code of interest and click OK.
Now you have to indicate to Pinterest that you have placed the code on your website. Click on ‘Next’. Pinterest will then ask you for confirmation. If you click on ‘Submit’, the request will be submitted.
You will then receive confirmation of the process within 24 hours. If successful, you will receive an email that the website has been successfully added. A checkmark appears next to the domain name under the ‘Claim Website’.
Use Pinterest’s Features:
Once verified, you can use the many additional features that Pinterest offers verified webmasters. For example, you can see how often a post has been read, but you can also add a button to your website so that visitors can easily add your website to their own Pinterest boards. For example, that button can be linked to photos on your travel blog. Then your visitors can easily share the photos and you may get more visitors to your website.