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How to verify your website on Pinterest

 December 4, 2013
by Flavio Mester

Would you like to know which images people are pinning from your website? Pinterest has launched a new tool for site owners that lets you see how well your pages are performing on that popular social network. It's called Pinterest Web Analytics and it's available to companies with a verified website.

But how do you verify your business website on Pinterest? It's easy. First, go to your Pinterest page and select Settings from the pulldown menu on the top right.

Scroll down until you see the Website field. Enter your website name there and then click the Verify Website button.

Pinterest - website name

Your Web Department uses the meta tag method for verification. So click the Verify with a meta tag link at the bottom.

Pinterest - meta tag method

Pinterest will then generate a key that's specific to your website, and display it on a field. Highlight just the key (the long sequence of numbers and letters, similar to the one below) and copy it.

Pinterest - key

Now go to the back-end of your website in Your Web Department and click Tools on the main toolbar. Select the Google, Yahoo, Bing, Pinterest Verify Ownership tool. Paste the key you just copied into the Pinterest field and click Save. There's just one more step after that.

Pinterest verification tool

Go back to Pinterest and finish the verification process. After a dew seconds, Pinterest should inform you that it has successfully verified your website.

Pinterest - verified

After that, if you go to your Pinterest profile, you'll see a checkmark beside you website name indicating it has been verified:

Pinterest - verified

When your website is verified, people will see a checkmark next to your domain in search results. They will also see the full website URL and checkmark on your profile. And you will be able to access the analytics information that's now being provided by Pinterest.



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Flavio Mester

Flavio Mester is a graphic designer as well as a systems analyst (in a distant life he was an architect). A founding partner of Your Web Department, he's responsible for the design and development of all the YWD website management platform interfaces.
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