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How to Verify Pinterest in WordPress: A Step by Step Guide (2019)

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Pinterest is one of the most popular social media sites that get millions of traffics each day. If you run a website, Pinterest can help you attract traffics to your site.

Pinterest allows you to manage your account, and share the link, images, GIFs, videos, etc of your site. You can save the pins in different categories.

Why you should verify your site on Pinterest?

The major benefit of verifying your Pinterest site is that it helps you attract visitors and skyrocket the traffics.

In Pinterest, you can easily connect links, websites and many other content by creating boards. If you verify your site, it allows you to know more about your traffic and visitors through analytics.

You can analyze your pins analytics to see how your content is performing, whether they are reaching to a maximum audience or not, etc.

The process to verify your WordPress site on Pinterest is easy. But, at first, you need to change your Pinterest Personal account (set by default) to a Business account.

Upgrading Pinterest Personal Account into Business Account

If you are running your website for business, you can upgrade to Business account for rich analytics like which pins are generating more clicks, where are people visiting from your pins, etc. Pinterest Business account is targeted more towards brands/businesses who use Pinterest as a marketing channel.

Steps to upgrade Pinterest Personal account into a Business account

You can follow the given steps to convert your account into a Business account:

Step 1#. Log in to your Pinterest account or click on Home

Step 2#. Click on the three-dot menu located on the top right corner

Step 3#. Click on the Edit Settings link.

Step 4#. Click on the Account Settings tab.

Step 5#. Under Account changes settings, you will see an option to convert the account. Click on the Convert account button.

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Converting to Business account

After you click on the button, you will be taken to a different page where you have to provide additional information like,

  • Your Business name and category
  • Website/URL of your site
  • Connection with other accounts such as Instagram, Etsy, and YouTube
  • Your consent on running ads on Pinterest

After providing this information, your personal account is upgraded to a business account. You will be prompted to post at the end where you can post a pin or skip it.

Claiming your WordPress website on Pinterest

The process to verify your site on Pinterest include three simple steps as mentioned below:

  • Generate Verification Code from your Pinterest account
  • Install and activate Insert Headers and Footers plugin or any SEO plugin
  • Claim your site by adding Pinterest Verification code

Generate Verification Code from your Pinterest account

To get the verification code, click on three-dots menu followed by Claim tab.

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Adding website URL for Verification Code

Under Claim tab settings, add your website name and click on the Claim button.

You will get a popup to choose a method for verification. I suggest you go with the Add HTML tag option.

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Pinterest Verification code

You copy the code to your clipboard as you will be using this code to verify your site.

Install and activate Insert Headers and Footers plugin or any SEO plugin

Now, that you have copied the code, it is time to add on your site to proceed further. You can either install Insert Headers and Footers plugin or any SEO plugin that includes the Pinterest verification option.

At first, I will show you how to add on your site using Insert Headers and Footers plugin. If you don’t know how to install the plugin, you can refer to step by step guide on how to install WordPress plugin easily.

Adding verification code using Insert Headers and Footers plugin

From your dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New > Search for Insert Headers and Footers plugin. After that install and activate the plugin.

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Installing and Activating Insert Headers and Footers plugin

Once the plugin is installed and activated, go to Settings > Insert Headers and Footers settings. Paste the code you copied earlier and click on the Save button.

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Adding Pinterest Verification Code using Insert Headers and Footers plugin

Adding Pinterest Verification Code in Yoast SEO plugin

Yoast SEO is a plugin Search Engine Optimization plugin that also includes the option to connect your social media account including Pinterest.

If you are using this plugin, you don’t need to install the above plugin. To add the verification code, go to Yoast SEO > Social > Pinterest tab. Add the verification code and click on Save changes button.

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Pinterest verification using Yoast SEO plugin

Claim your site by adding Pinterest Verification code

Now, that you have added the code and save the changes, it will insert the code in your website <head> tag and is ready for verification.

You can visit the Pinterest website from where you copied the code and click on Next and then on Submit button to confirm your site for verification.

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Submit submission for verification

Usually, it takes 24 hours and you get the confirmation email once your site is verified. After the verification, you will see the confirmation on the Claim Website section on Pinterest.

Final Thoughts

Pinterest is a great place to advertise your content and generate traffics to your site. Now that your site is verified, you can easily use the Pinterest tools like analytics to monitor your pins stats, and monitor your ads program.

I hope this article helped you to verify your Pinterest account in a few easy steps.

If you face any issues or have any confusion, please let me know in the comments below.

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