You’ve entered your website into your Pinterest profile and hit the verify button. But now what? What’s a meta tag? Where do I put it? If you’re confused on how to verify your site on Pinterest, don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it sounds. Below are the steps to take to get your site verified in no time.
The Meta Tag
Regardless of the platform your site is on, the verification process starts the same way. Go to your profile and select edit profile in the upper right corner. Enter your website into the website field and click the verify website button to the right of it. A window will pop up with a meta tag. Copy this bit of code and leave this page open.
Now, depending what you’re using to power your site, the next steps will vary.
There are a number of ways in which you can verify your site on WordPress. I’ve listed them below in order of difficulty. You only have to choose ONE of these.
1. If you have the Jetpack plugin installed, go to Tools > Available Tools in your WordPress dashboard. There will be a text area labeled Pinterest Site Verification. Paste your meta tag there and click save changes.
2. If you are using the Genesis Framework, navigate to Genesis > Theme Settings. Scroll down to the Header and Footer Scripts section. In the text area labeled wp_head() paste your meta tag. Click save settings.
3. Install and activate the header and footer plugin. Go to Settings > Header and Footer. In the box beneath labeled HEAD, paste your meta tag. Click save.
4. This last option is the most complicated. Be careful, as any misplaced code or typos can cause your site to break. Go to Appearance > Editor. Select Header from the right side. Find <head> in the code. Paste your meta tag below it and save.
Go to Tools > Available Tools in your WordPress dashboard. There will be a text area labeled Pinterest Site Verification. Paste your meta tag there and click save changes.
From your Blogger dashboard, click on Template and then select edit HTML. Find <head> in the code and paste your meta tag below it. Click save template.
From the home menu, click on Settings > Advanced. Under the advanced menu there will be a menu item labeled Code Injection. Click on that. In the text area below header, paste the meta tag that you copied earlier. Click save.
Verifying Your Site
Once you’ve added the meta tag to your site, go back to the Pinterest page you left open earlier. Click complete verification. That’s it!
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